Far beyond the usual de-stress vacation massage, there’s a whole menu of extravagant health and wellness services designed to replenish, enrich and enlighten your body and soul. From energy work to indigenous treatments, rediscover your balance and harmony with these out-of-the-ordinary treatments.
SHA Detox Massage, SHA Wellness Clinic (Alicante, Spain)
Be restored at SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, with their signature SHA Detox Massage – a deep lymphatic treatment that oxygenates and regenerates your body. Stress and toxins are released through a soothing whole-body cupping massage that uses crystal cups and special essential oils called bioaromas. Together, they work magic on the energetic meridians of your body to stimulate your metabolism and detoxify your entire system.
Lanna Ritual, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort (Thailand)
During the Lanna Ritual at the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort’s Spa in northern Thailand, soak your feet in an herbal foot bath before enjoying a full body massage that combines Thai, Burmese and Chinese techniques. Afterwards, relax to the soothing sound of a singing bowl while your hands soak in Thai flowers and herbs to clear negative energy. Conclude the ritual by making a wish and writing your name on a golden heart-shaped Bodhi leaf – which symbolizes love, peace and wisdom – and hanging it in a temple tree.Bacal Massage, Grand Velas Riviera Maya (Quintana Roo, Mexico)
Indulge in a cultural journey at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s Signature Spa, which pays homage to the ancient curative traditions of Mexico’s Mayan culture. During the Bacal Massage bacal is the Mayan word for cob soothing dry corn and honey are used to exfoliate and detoxify your skin. This unique treatment is followed by an essential oil massage that uses corn cobs to apply pressure. Think of it as Mexico’s version of a hot stone massage.
Desert Ritual, Canyon Ranch (Tucson, Arizona)
While staying at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, try the Desert Ritual. With this treatment, you can rejuvenate and serenade your senses with native Sonoran Desert resources like white sage, prickly pear and honey. Afterward, soak in a bath infused with saguaro blossoms, aloe and jojoba to enjoy the perfect blend of indulgence and therapeutic healing. This ritual concludes with a full-body massage to leave you refreshed.
Chromotherapy & Caviar Facial, CastaDiva Resort & Spa (Lake Como, Italy)
Let the lights dazzle you at CastaDiva Resort & Spa, where they use color to fine tune your body’s vibrational frequencies. Called Chromotherapy, this treatment promises to return your body to health and harmony. For a treatment that’s less vibrant, but more delectable, order the La Vallée Caviar Essence Uniqueness Facial and enjoy the alluring texture of caviar extract on your skin to instantly smooth, plump and firm. You’ll leave this spa showing your best face.
Nature’s Anti-Aging Ritual, Canyon Ranch Lenox (Lenox, Massachusetts)
Finnish traditions take center stage during the Nature’s Anti-Aging Ritual at the Canyon Ranch Lenox. To achieve a more youthful appearance, your skin is lovingly nourished with organic milk and then exfoliated with bioactive peat enzymes and ripe, antioxidant-rich Arctic cloudberries. After a phytonutrient wrap that stimulates your lymphatic system, your muscles are artfully unknotted using berry extracts and oils of cypress and birch. Yes, it is possible to turn back time and restore your youthful glow!