There’s something distinctly relaxing about the ocean. Perhaps it’s the calming sound of the waves? The unparalleled beauty? The water lapping against the shore? Whatever it is, soak it all in at ONE Spa, found within Shutters on the Beach, a seaside haven in Southern California. Choose from an extensive menu of custom treatments from ComfortZone, Luzern, Biologique Recherche, and Omorovicza, designed to relax, revitalize and energize your body and mind. One of their most unique offerings is Craniosacral Unwinding, a form of energy work which works to shift the mind and body into a mode of rest. During the treatment therapists use essential oils from 21 Drops to help equalize brain rhythms, de-stressing the body and mind.
Wander through a lush natural oasis dotted with fragrant fruit trees, overwater cabanas and tropical gardens at Fern Tree Spa, located within beachfront hotel Half Moon in Jamaica. Spa treatments range from the physical to the spiritual, with everything from meditation to manicures available to book. We recommend The Jamaican Bush Bath, a traditional Jamaican experience which involves sitting in a bath steeped with fresh herbs, roots, leaves and fruits – all taken straight from the earth and known for their natural healing qualities.
With panoramic ocean views stretching far and wide, the eco-friendly Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica offers dreamlike relaxation settings. The spa, found on the fourth floor of the hotel, offers a range of treatments, from HydraFacials to hot stone massage therapy. Go for The Ultimate Bliss Experience, a scrub, mask and massage combination which uses CBD oil, known for its healing qualities.
A charming blend of modern and traditional, Salamander Resort & Spa is set across 340 acres of land in the historic village of Middleburg, Washington D.C. Their award-winning spa includes private stone treatment terraces, aromatic steam rooms, sun-lit relaxation spaces, a couple’s suite and a secluded spa courtyard with an infinity-edge pool and cabanas. Treatment highlights include immersive seasonal rituals, such as the Summer Sizzle: a warming treatment designed to improve circulation and release stored energy. There’s also the Elemis Full Body Sculpt, which works to tone and tighten the body, and the Cashmere Quench Wrap, which involves being cocooned in a velvety organic shea butter and enjoying a scalp massage with warm oil.
At family-friendly escape Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, around an hour outside of Pittsburgh, time appears to stand still – in a good way. Their internationally acclaimed spa features a holistic garden, salon, healing centre and gym offering a range of fitness classes. The Holistic Healing Centre’s recovery equipment suite is well worth a visit, designed to help guests achieve optimum performance while improving cognitive and physical wellbeing, with treatments ranging from ancient eastern acupuncture to modern cryogenic therapy.
A sanctuary perched atop San Francisco, Nob Hill Spa at Huntington Hotel San Francisco rests above the urban fray, offering unparalleled skyline views. It’s spread across three levels, with ten treatment rooms, a Zen relaxation room, saunas, steam rooms, an indoor infinity pool, and a whirlpool.
Situated on the sweeping backdrop of Florida’s gold coast, Eau Palm Beach is a five-star wonderland with tropical gardens, ocean views and stellar spa facilities. A magical theme runs throughout, with a candle-lit wishing well, adult’s spa playground and water gardens complete with cabanas, hanging chairs and dipping pools.
Known as the best salon spa in Phoenix, LeMonds Aveda Salon at The Wigwam offers an array of spa services, from saunas to Jacuzzi pools. But the main draw here is the treatments, born out of the latest scientific research while using natural ingredients from the earth and sea. We recommend The Spa Signature Facial, which involves a back massage, scalp massage, hot towel foot wrap and customized facial, comprised of a deep cleanse and exfoliation.
Back in the early twentieth century, Saint-Tropez was a small fishing village. Within a few decades, however, it had become legendary. These days it’s known to many as the gem of the French Riviera – the epitome of glamour. Hotel de Paris Saint-Tropez sits at the centre of the village, with elegant rooms and suites, an open-air swimming pool and Mediterranean rooftop restaurant. But the crown jewels has to be the Clarins-built spa, a haven of tranquillity complete with a Turkish bath, sauna, and ice fountain. Try the New Wave treatment, which includes a full body massage and a facial, with aromatic scents designed to delight your senses and release deep tensions throughout the body.