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20 Best Spas To Visit In 2019

1. The Lodge at Woodloch

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Where: Pennsylvania

Why: It is a premiere destination spa resort that focuses on fitness, eating well, feeling well, and personal awakening. A wide variety of fitness classes are offered forbeginners, to those more advanced, as well as luxurious spa treatments.

2. âme Spa & Wellness Collective at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

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Where: Florida

Why: Renovated in 2017, the 25,000 square foot, three-floor spa offers personalized integrative wellness programs to every guest and member. Balancing the core elements for wellness within the pillars of fitness, beauty, body therapy and health, the Collective encompasses 22 treatment rooms, a yoga studio, an indoor cycling room, a private Pilates room, and a weight training and cardio studio. 

3. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Where: Scottsdale, Arizona

Why: Sanctuary Spa’s standout service is Luk Pra Kope, meaning “to massage with medicinal herbs.” This two hour journey begins with a kaffir lime exfoliation of the feet. Organically grown herbs are steamed, rolled and pressed along the energy pathways of the body. Coupled with Thai massage, the heated herbal compress soothes tired muscles, enhances circulation, improves joint mobility and creates a sense of balance and harmony.

4. The Spa at Pebble Beach Resorts

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Where: California

Why: One of only 60 spas in the world to receive the coveted Forbes Five Star rating, it’s standout service is the Lasapa Lelima Purification Treatment. Inspired by Monterey’s indigenous Esselen tribe, Lasapa Lelima is a Native American-based cleansing or bathing ceremony. Featuring locally grown coastal and white sage, elderberry and blue corn meal, this 100-minute combination scrub, wrap and massage creates an environment for healing to occur naturally.

5. The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn

Where: Asheville, NC

Why: The Spa is 43,000 subterranean square feet with two therapeutic waterfall pools, a lap pool blanketed with 6,500 fiber-optic stars and underwater music, numerous mineral-based pools and cavernous rock walls and tunnels. There are inhalation rooms, saunas, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, contrast pools and a wellness pod.

6. Springs Eternal Spa at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Where: Bedford, PA

Why: Springs Eternal Spa is 30,000 square feet and offers treatments inspired by the resort’s eight natural mineral springs, which are known for their healing properties. Unwind with the signature “Bedford Baths” product line made with local herbs and botanicals and we highly encourage a few minutes in the serene spa garden.

7. Mokara Spa at the Omni Nashville Hotel

Where: Nashville, TN

Why: The Ultimate Facial here is one of the most elaborate, relaxing and complete facials you could receive. This treatment begins with ultrasonic vibrations that provide a gentle peeling and deep cleansing of the skin. Specifically designed to target deep lines and wrinkles, the combination of light therapy and micro-current stimulates the production of the body’s own natural collagen and elastin. Results in a complexion that is smooth, balanced and radiantly fresh. 

8. Spa Terra at the Meritage Resort

Where: Downtown Napa

Why: The coolest part about it is it’s actually located entirely underground in 22,000 square foot Estate Wine Cave. Spa guests experience the hushed serenity of the cave, with natural stone and copper water features combined with Florentine architecture and furnishings. Spa Terra’s treatments integrate Napa Valley influences with essential ingredients indigenous to Northern California.

9. Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Where: Corona, California

Why: A wellness destination like no other, Glen Ivy Hot Springs, lies sheltered across 12 lush acres in the Temescal Valley of Corona. Natural mineral spring water flows from deep in the earth to 19 therapeutic pools and healing mineral baths, bringing guests relaxation, renewal and a deep sense of wellbeing for over 158 years. 

10. Al Bait Sharjah

Where: Sharjah, UAE

Why: A sanctuary in the truest sense, The Spa at Al Bait Sharjah UAE opens the door to traditional Middle Eastern beauty and wellness secrets, incorporating the most effective healing of the Far East. Using organic artisan products, the spa pampers and restores through body polishes, nurturing envelopments, rejuvenating beauty rituals, and therapeutic massages. 

11. Bawah Reserve

Where: Indonesia

Why: Indonesia’s lush environment and history of healing is the perfect setting for the Bawah Reserve’s Aura Spa, where a millennium-old deep-healing massage technique taps into nature’s elements to achieve complete relaxation. Tradition uses rare, thunderstruck wood to spread energizing vibrations into the body’s meridian lines and muscles, freeing blocked life-force to prevent fatigue, relieve tension, improve circulation, and alleviate pain.

12. Sonnenalp

Where: Vail

Why: It’s unique features include heated stone massages, a Mountain Radiance scrub, Bavarian body polish, and a series of prenatal massages and treatments. Sonnenalp offers an oxygen bar to combat the effects of Colorado altitude, as well as various yoga and fitness classes and a pool.

13. Boulders Resort & Spa

Where: Arizona

Why: The spa incorporates elements of feng shui and adesert-Zen ambience while staying true to the natural environs and Native American influences of the region. Its 24 treatment spaces are complemented by such signature elements as a labyrinth, an authentic Tipi for guided meditation, and a 5,600 sq. ft. certified Organic Garden. There is private Watsu pool, Vichy treatments, Couples Spa Suites, a 2,000 square-foot fitness center, yoga studio, and a Spa Café and sweeping views of either the awe-inspiring 12-million-year-old boulder piles or Black Mountain in the distance.

14. Mulk Spa at Hotel Xcaret

Where: Mexico

Why: Named after the ancient Mayan calendar sign associated with water, its extensive facilities include massage cabins nestled in stone caves of natural rock facing the river, sauna and steam rooms, hot and cold-water tubs and more. Muluk Spa’s menu features everything from cosmetic dermatology to spiritual healing ceremonies.

15. Tierra Santa Healing House, Faena Hotel

Where: Miami Beach, Florida

Why: They use an exclusive hand-blended, plant-based range of Tierra Santa muds, scrubs and essential oils inspired by generations of shamanic wisdom in South America. These homeopathic ingredients are activated by heat and steam, resulting in profound physical, mental and spiritual purification and restoration. The unique Healing Arts body rituals offer an immersive introduction to shaman-inspired therapies, Pranic Healing and massage arts.

16. Hilton Head Health

Where: South Carolina

Why: Known as one of the leading weight loss and wellness facilities in the US, Hilton Head Health is jam packed with activities that utilize the coastal surroundings on the beautiful South Carolina island like kayaking and beach yoga as well as cardio fitness classes, circuit training and more. 

17. JW Marriott Nashville’s Spa

Where: Nashville

Why: The spa, conceptualized by award-winning design firm, Stonehill Taylor, is a 4,000-square foot sanctuary featuring five private treatment rooms. The spa will offer facials, massages, manicures and pedicures using Aromatherapy Associates products.

18. Kauri Cliffs Spa

Where: New Zealand

Why: Kauri Cliffs Spa is nestled at the edge of a Totara forest, overlooking a verdant fern glen and winding stream. Each treatment room, including the couple’s room, has floor to ceiling views and opens onto a private outdoor patio with forest surroundings and native birdsong.

19. Salish Lodge & Spa

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Where: Snoqualmie, Washington

Why: At The Spa at Salish Lodge, they offer a variety of treatments using Pacific Northwest ingredients, including massage, skin care, and body therapies, all aided by expert practitioners. It’s no wonder The Spa at Salish Lodge has won numerous awards and honors, including Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States.”

20. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Where: Dubai

Why: A welcoming oasis, the concept of the spa is based on a desert scape with the layout following the lines of undulating sand dunes, encouraging guests to switch off and unwind. A stylish ground floor designed to evoke the warmth of the sand dunes features a reception area, an inviting waiting lounge, a solid marble retail space, private consultation rooms and a beautifully imposing staircase leading to the upper floor where relaxation truly begins.

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