Your skin doesn’t stop at your neck and neither should your skin care. So why shouldn’t your spa treatments offer the same in the form of serious full-body treatments that serve to tackle your specific skin conditions?
“People are starting to understand that, to truly reap the benefits of a spa visit, you should always select something that targets your body from head to toe. This is a massive change from where we were even a few years ago,” says Arielle Feinberg, director of spa at Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.
Located on 600 barely-touched acres in southern Utah, Amangiri’s all-suites resort blends seamlessly into its surroundings of desert, deep canyons and rolling plateaus. The Aman Spa, a modern, natural stone and concrete space featuring a highly curated menu of treatments, an impressive mix of pools and innovative hydrotherapy offerings, a fitness center and a yoga pavilion, is large, but somehow feels intimate and incredibly secluded. amanresorts.com
Tackle: Allover sunburn and sun damage
Treatment: According to Anthony Andra, spa director at Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point, UT, aloe is the all-star ingredient at this desert oasis—it’s one that the spa often uses to alleviate sunburn that creeps up on unsuspecting visitors. “We recommend our Aloe Wrap for guests who have had a little too much sun. It takes the burn out and prevents peeling.”
W Fort Lauderdale reinvents the standard luxury hotel experience, making you feel like a younger, cooler version of yourself. From the prime beachfront location to the buzzing nightlife scene, this ultrachic South Florida hotspot is not to be missed. And when you need some R&R after a long day in the sun, visit the bliss spa for a signature treatment. The hip vibe (singer/songwriter–type tunes fill the treatment rooms instead of the babbling brook sounds you’ll find in more conventional spas) and clever menu of services will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated. wfortlauderdalehotel.com
Tackle: Superdry and dull skin on the body
Treatment: Ideal for mature skin that has become increasingly dry with age, the top-to- bottom Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow treatment uses highly effective exfoliation methods to get rid of dehydrated dead skin cells and reveal radiant, baby-soft skin underneath. During the 60-minute session, you are drizzled with a warm blend of oils, scrubbed with a lime and ginger salt mix, and then rinsed under a six-jet Vichy shower that is suspended above you so you don’t have to move an inch. Two words: ultimate rejuvenation.
Rare exotic flowers and turquoise waters set the stage around Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa’s, Laniwai, a serene spot that seems miles away from anything. According to spa director Lucia Amasio, “It was designed around the concept of a rainbow through three critical aspects—the play on light, color and water.” The 18,000-square-foot space also features 15 treatment rooms, relaxation sanctuaries and the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden in Oahu. disneyaulani.com
Tackle: Any area of slack skin, especially on the legs and back
Treatment: The 80-minute Nature’s Magical Niu treatment focuses on counteracting aging skin with a superspecialized exfoliation-meets- massage. The treatment starts with a gentle coconut body scrub, then you choose from one of four tropically scented body lotions blended with coconut milk, all aimed to moisturize, repair and firm. Shortly after, you will find yourself wrapped inside a hydrating ti leaf, which allows the healing body lotion to fully seep into skin. A warm coconut oil scalp massage is an instant giveaway that the treatment is nearly finished.
Set close enough to Venice that you can experience it, yet far away enough that you feel a bit off-the-radar, Italy’s Abano Grand Hotel in Padua debuted one of the spa world’s biggest makeovers of the year: A multimillion dollar “enhancement” that coupled the five- star retreat’s Anti-Aging Thermal Spa with the brand-new Venezia Spa, a water therapy wonderland. Although the offerings are vast, the cornerstone of the spa—its Fango mud— remains its standby. According to the spa, the mousse-like mud possesses time-tested anti-aging benefits, including the ability to detox, balance and relax. abanograndhotel.com
Tackle: Pretty much any skin concern, specifically on the legs and lower body
Treatment: Whether you have your sights set on combatting cellulite or you suffer from sore legs, the spa will most likely recommend a mud treatment. (They will also recommend a quick consultation to help determine how long the mud should be applied and the suggested number of treatments you should receive.) While all of the treatments are very customized, the spa’s most unique offering is its Bacchus Therapy, which includes the application of just- mixed mud with fresh grape gel, a combo the spa says helps deliver antioxidant properties due to its high polyphenol level.
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