Whether you are in the heart of a historic city, exploring a desert out west, staying near sacred lakes, settling on an island, or beholding a great metropolis with incredible skyscrapers, there is typically one lavish commonality at most luxury hotels and resorts. That is having an opportunity to bask in the extravagance of world-class spas. As you yield to your desire to be whisked away from your whirlwind, fast-paced world, consider selecting locales having some of the finest spa retreats in the world.

Aspira Spa at Ostoff Resort

Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Guests can become one with nature in a tranquil environment at the exquisite Aspira Spa in the Osthoff Resort. Having a name meaning “infused with spirit”, visitors can wholly relax and become immersed in the harmony of mind, body, and spirit in this sacred place of Native Americans of the ancient Uighur civilization. With the captivating elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal, the wisdom of feng shui is embraced in a holistic, organic, and transformative spa experience. Pre-eminent services include the Sacred Waters Massage, Element Facial, ZENTS™, Quench Wrap, Chakra Balancing, Hamman, Infused with Spirit, and Mind, Body & Spirit Alignment.

The Spa at the Sanctuary Beach Resort

The Spa at Sanctuary at the Sanctuary Beach Resort – Marina, California

Elevate your next spa experience with The Spa at Sanctuary. Located in a beautiful oceanfront property on 19 acres of the Monterey Bay shoreline, it offers customized, holistic services inspired by the natural surroundings that engulf it. Curated body care treatments include Salt Wood Spa RX, having a salt blend created by onsite chefs, Detox + Hydrate Body Care Treatment, and Pacific Ocean Body Care Treatment. Designed by the FAROUKI FAROUKI  team, the notable spa has wellness services that include private yoga and guided meditation.

Indigo Spa at Hilton Head Health 2

Indigo Spa at Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The exemplary Indigo Spa is sited in award-winning Hilton Head Heath, a preeminent wellness retreat. This premier property was named one of the 2019 Top 10 Best Wellness Retreat/Resorts by USA Today. The beachside getaway has been featured in leading travel and wellness media outlets such as TRAVEL + LEISURE, Travel Channel, Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, and Prevention among others. That is with good reason. With a trifold focus on mental health, physical fitness, and recovery being paramount, the spa and the resort pair its services and amenities sublimely.  Splendid offerings include the Arnica and Warm Towel Massage, Fit & Firm Transformational Facial, Naturally Slimming Ritual, Healing Ocean Escape, Thai Yoga, Reiki, and Soul to Soul Ritual.  After treatments, guests can recline in the relaxation room overlooking the charming oak trees on the banks of the lagoon.

The Spa at the CIVANA Resort and Spa - Carefree, Arizona

The Spa at the CIVANA Resort and Spa – Carefree, Arizona

The name of the city of Carefree says it all as visitors retreat to CIVANA Resort and Spa in the Sonoran Desert. Guests are taken on an awe-inspiring wellness journey in this first-rate, 22,000 square-foot spa. The quartet of Cuisine, Discovery, Movement, and Healing Arts are the pillars that are incorporated into the wellness stay. Spa treatments include Sound Bathing,  Aqua Shiatsu Treatment, Watsu, Aqua Vitality Circuit, Five-Climate, KLAFS SANARIUM, SaunaPURE®, Sensory Immersion, Sonoran Sea Facial, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Consider getting personalized care from their Center for Integrative Healing & Wellness. Also, enjoy healthy fare, and meditate in regular yoga sessions.

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club at The Rittenhouse Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club at The Rittenhouse Hotel – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whether you’re a bride and groom duo, businessperson wanting a retreat from daylong meetings, Mom-to-Be, or someone on a much-needed getaway, The Rittenhouse Spa & Club in the heart of downtown Philadelphia is the ideal escape. The extraordinary spa is accented with a relaxation room, yoga studio, indoor swimming pool, and expansive deck overlooking the park on iconic Rittenhouse Square. Indulge yourself with Philadelphia’s first spa suite called The Unity Suite, the 1,000 Roses Facial, Citrus Drench Massage, Urban Balance, Honeymoon Bliss, Probiotic Prenatal Massage, and Sacred Nature Deep Moisture Wrap.

The Spa at The Four Seasons Orlando

The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando – Orlando, Florida

Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a most enchanting haven of splendor. On a sprawling, scenic estate near Walt Disney World resides this remarkable resort. The Spa awaits with superior services. Lovely Touch Therapies like Vibrational Sound Therapy abound. Rejuvenating Body Therapies such as a Healing Honey Treatment can be enjoyed. More premium services such as the Fire & Ice Facial, Mindful Match Body Scrub, and the French Green Clay Seaweed and Grape Stem Cell Detox Wrap are available.

Waldorf Astoria Spa Atlanta at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead - Atlanta, Georgia

Waldorf Astoria Spa Atlanta at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead – Atlanta, Georgia

Retreat to the heart of one of Atlanta’s finest areas called Buckhead. Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead features a fashionable 15,000 square-foot spa with three levels inclusive of 13 private treatment rooms, heat and wet areas, a terrace overlooking the English Gardens, a private yoga studio, Magnolia suite for couples, and a 60-foot saline lap pool. Calming services include the Magnolia Retreat, Peach Indulgence, The Luxury of Time, Four-Handed Harmony, and 02 Awakening. Their range of treatments utilizes Southern-made Sapelo products, such as an in-house crafted peach cream and peach oil.

The Spa & Salon at ARIA in ARIA Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Spa & Salon at ARIA in ARIA Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Earth, fire, water, salt, and stone harmonize brilliantly at the tranquil sanctuary known as The Spa & Salon at ARIA. Boasting 62 treatment rooms, poolside spa cabanas, an outdoor infinity-edge pool, and Las Vegas’ first co-ed spa balcony are among other unique amenities, the two-level, 80,000 square-foot spa and salon is one of magnificence. Spectacular spa elements include a sacred Japanese Aji stone and water garden, soothing musical selections, signature scents, panoramic views of Las Vegas, Shio Salt Room, Ganbanyoku Stone Bedroom, three-person hydro-therapy tub, fire lounge, private spa suites, Vichy rooms, and infinity rock climbing walls. Patrons can revel in the Detoxifying Body Ritual, Majestic Canyon Collagen Facial, Vichy Body Indulgence, and Ashiatsu treatments.

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