The Best Spa Bath Treatments
By Blayke Gladstone, Contributing Writer |
The Best Spa Bath Treatments
What better way to leave your body balanced than with one of the best spa bath treatments? Inspired by ancient bath rituals these treatments will allow you to enter a state of relaxation that you’ve never experienced before.
The sensuous and serene Trump SoHo, New York soars above celebrated art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife, but if this doesn’t spoil you enough, their spa will. The Art of Bathing ritual includes a series of hot, warm and cold bathing experiences. First you will journey into the Purifying Steam Bath where eucalyptus works to hydrate, detoxify, increase circulation, and release tension. Oils are then infused by deep heat as your body releases stress and toxins during the Turkish or Moroccan Hammam. Your treatment will end in a cool room to enhance and invigorate your mood while slowly bringing down your body temperature.
Elegance is Key
The Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida remains an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. After basking in the sun at the stunning private beach make sure to head over to Spa Palazzo, where many treatments include the 60-minute spa Ritual Bath, a unique experience in the spa’s opulent bathing room with elaborate Mediterranean-inspired décor. The Ritual Bath includes seven different water-based experiences from eucalyptus-infused inhalation rooms, steam or sauna and warm Jacuzzi to Swiss and Deluge waterfall showers.
Open Air Relaxing
Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA, offers waterfront views and modern luxury balanced with natural elements. The popular penthouse-level spa offers a signature rooftop Bathing Ritual. Your individual tub, infused with seasonal fresh bath products is sure to refresh and renew. To top it all off, you will be offered an herbal beverage and bathe your eyes in a cool cucumber wash.
Aromatherapy + Adventure
If you’re looking for a spa off the beaten path—guests have to kayak to the treatment rooms, which hover over a turquoise lagoon—Oracabessa, Jamaica’s GoldenEye Field Spa offers a 90-minute Warming Bath set in a private outdoor claw-foot tub (if you crave something more secluded, book one of the completely private spa cottages, which comes with its own pool). The soak itself compprises ginger and pimento with mint and lasts a half hour; the skin is then exfoliated with sea salt, and a wrap of sun-soothing leaf-of-life and aloe is applied to optimize hydration levels. A warm aromatherapy compress helps open up pores, completing the treatment.
The Sore-Muscle Soak
Although it specializes in the outdoors, The Ranch at Rock Creek Spa in Philipsburg, MT, also has the luxury relaxing routine down. The 2,000-square-foot spa offers an array of customized facials and massage treatments, but spa director Sarah Welles recommends the Saddle Sore Soak for when a little more “unwinding, balancing and calming” is needed. The tepid-water 75-minute bath features a custom blend of aromatic and healing herbs (infused with comfrey, sage, burdock, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, spearmint, elder and licorice) designed to soak away muscle soreness from the day’s activities.
Total Stress Relief
Located in the ultimate Wine Country destination The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, CA, sports the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa. Its decadent menu of treatments includes the 90-minute Sonoma Organic Lavender Kur, which begins with a luxurious lavender bubble bath, with added petigrain and seaweed extracts to soften the skin while relieving muscle aches and delighting the senses. Next a botanical body wrap works to reduce stress and improve circulation and lavender-infused oil massage helps calm and relax your body.
Look on the Lighter Side
If you're looking to get away, Adler Thermae in the romantic hills of Tuscany, Italy, will transport you to the most magnificent Mediterranean environment. Characterized by the ancient thermal basin, the spa offers several bath rituals. The Lightness of being with cypress treatment is body shaping and draining. The treatment includes a full body salt exfoliation followed by a warm milk bath enriched with sweet clover, known for its astringent effects, and pure natural cypress oil, a powerful cleansing agent, ending with a sensational feeling of lightness.