8 Spa Bath Treatments Worth Traveling For

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What better way to leave your body balanced than with a luxurious spa bath treatment? Inspired by ancient bath rituals, these treatments offer next-level relaxation.

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Overwater Bliss

Surrounded by an infinite blue horizon and ocean waves, the spa at Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives is a transformative experience. Set in an overwater villa spa, the wellness resort offers the ancient healing power of Ayurveda through cutting-edge facials, exquisite bodywork and full medical programs. Several bath rituals make up the menu, including the 30-minute Anantara Milky Bath, defined by the exotic aromas of a milky floral bath, intended to inspire deep relaxation.

Anantara Kihavah Spa Relaxation Area
Anantara Kihavah
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City Solace

Dating back to the 6th century, and once enjoyed only by emperors, onsen rituals are alive and well in downtown Manhattan at the Greenwich Hotel. The property’s Shibui Spa’s version involves custom rituals paired with a bespoke soak, topped off with an indulgent massage designed to support health and wellbeing.

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Greenwich Hotel
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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.

Spa PalazzoBoca Resort Boca Raton, Fl
The Boca Raton Resort and Club
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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.

Hotel Vitale San Fran, California
Hotel Vitale
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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 comprises 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.

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GoldenEye Field Spa
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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.

The Ranch At Rock Creek
The Ranch At Rock Creek
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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. 

The Fairmont Sonoma Inn And Spa Sonoma, CA
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
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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.

Adler Thermae
Adler Thermae

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