Three Great American Spa Treatments
The U.S. is home to some of the world’s best health spas. These posh establishments made their name by providing the very best facilities, services and treatments available in the industry. Great health spas can be found throughout the country, from the outskirts of New York to the lush hills of Wisconsin. If you’re considering a mini vacation to get away and pamper yourself, check out this list of really great spas. You can visit their websites for more info, pricing, and to make reservations.
Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires
165 Kemble Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires first opened in 1989, and has long since maintained its loyal clientele and steadily attracted new clients. Located in Lenox, Massachusetts, this exclusive spa provides luxury accommodations and spa services all year round, but can only accommodate 200 guests.
The spa offers different types of specialty massages, which include craniosacral, neuromuscular, lymphatic, Thai massage, hydro massage and reiki. Body treatments available have very interesting names. Check these out: Hey Mom!, Smell the Roses, Smooth as Silk and parafango. Deep cleansing is one of the spa’s several specialties. You can avail of their Sisley anti-aging, European classic, phyto pumpkin enzyme peel and glycolic renewal, among many others. Of course, the spa offers the standard facials, manicures and pedicures. Aside from beauty treatments, Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires has comprehensive life enhancement programs, which consists of workshops, classes and outings. Sports activities are also available. The spa employs expert professionals who facilitate medical programs, private fitness consultation and even behavioral health.
For expectant moms, the spa offers a special service package which includes skin exfoliation, where oils and creams are applied afterwards to make skin more nourished. These essential oils help in refining and lessening the appearance of stretch marks.
Facilities include a 75-foot indoor pool, indoor fitness house, studios for yoga, pilates and gyronic. The spa is equipped with steam and inhalation whirlpools and separate locker rooms for men and women.
For the adventurous, the spa has hiking and mountain biking trails and provisions for kayaking and canoeing.
Copperhood Inn & Spa
7038 Rt 28
Shandaken, New York 12480
The Copperhood Inn & Spa is perfect for those who are tired of the busy, hectic life in New York City. Located 120 miles away from the city, this charming, beautifully-appointed inn has 18 rooms with great views.
The spa’s services and treatments are inspired by the centuries-old spa traditions in Europe. The place is known for its immense respect for nature, quality treatments and personalized services. Body treatments offered include Algae Body Wrap, Dead Sea Mud, Herba Body Wrap and Moor Mud Body Wrap. You can choose several types of massages such as aromatherapy, sports massage, reflexology and pregnancy massage. Their line of facial care services includes Glycolic Facial, Vitamin C Facial, Teen Clean Facial Oxygenating Facial and Back Facial. The spa offers special manicures and pedicures. You can avail of anti-stress pedicures, refreshing pedicure, Bella Mani Spa manicure and combination manicure/pedicure.
Their beauty treatments are complimented by their excellent fitness services, where one can arrange for private lessons. For those who are into New Age and spirituality, the spa has astrology sessions and psychic reading services.
Copperhood Inn & Spa is also perfect for couples who are on a romantic vacation. The Couples Massage teaches partners how to give massages to each other. For those who want to shed the extra pounds, the spa’s has superb weight management treatments and programs. These are in tune to the wholesome lifestyle that the spa supports. Guests are exposed to physical activities, healthy diets and relaxation techniques which contribute to effective weight loss. The spa does not promote starvation among its guests. Rather, guests are served gourmet meals that are both delicious and nutritious.
Facilities include a water therapy suite, treatment rooms, sauna, indoor pool, yoga studio and hydrotherapy tub. For outdoor activities, guests can use the spa’s tennis and volleyball courts and provisions for fly fishing, biking, hiking and snowshoeing, among many others.
777 Deer Springs Road
Escondido, California 92046-3077 USA
This scenic, flower-filled sanctuary in Deer Springs Road in Escondido is one of the most popular spas in California. The Golden Door offers all-inclusive packages which include private rooms, body and face treatment, gourmet meals and counseling for personal nutrition. Guests usually book for a seven-day stay, which usually begins on a Sunday. Beauty treatments offered include Tranquility and Signature Facial, Aromatic Cool and Calm Wrap and Rose Petal and Sea Salt Glow. Their massage services include Thai, Swedish, Hot Stone Massage and Foot Reflexology. Guests can enjoy traditional treatments such as yoga, qui gong and Tai chi. The Golden Door’s beauty staff will arrange the guests’ activities, which will run from morning to evening. These activities are designed primarily for the pleasure and relaxation of guests. Mornings are filled with activities such as workshops, cooking classes and hiking. Evenings usually involve guests having hors d’ oeuvres before dinner, where they can mingle with each other and make new friends.
Fitness is a serious business here at the Golden Door. Guests can be assigned with highly-qualified Fitness Guides which they will meet four times a week to help create suitable health and wellness routines and programs designed to meet the fitness goals of guests.
The Golden Door is perfect for the expectant mom. The spa offers services designed to ease the discomforts of pregnant women. The Maternity Massage relaxes the body and improves blood circulation.
The spa is surrounded with beautiful gardens filled with gorgeous blooms such as fuchsia and camellias. Other facilities include fountains, sand gardens, exercise studios, swimming pools, gym, lounges and tennis courts. The Golden Door’s spacious bathhouse has a therapy pool, steam room, showers and sauna. Guests can have herbal wraps and body scrubs inside the bathhouse.
|Posted on October 6, 2010, 4:06 am|