Massages and facials may be musts for bringing on the relaxation time, but for something really out-of-the-ordinary, opt for one of these unbelievable spa treatments.
Blood Type Therapy
Thailand’s Sri Panwa recently launched a scientific-sounding treatment: Blood Type Therapy. The range of treatments is based on the relation of blood type to holistic wellness. (Basically, your blood type determines what kind of treatment—customized body scrubs, masks, massage and the like—you should get.) While there’s no blood drawn, there is a whole bunch of personalized treatment oils, created from the finest botanical extracts, vitamins and essential oils, and even more relaxation.
More of a DIY meditation pod than an actual treatment, the Somadome merges ancient healing remedies with modern-day technology. Just get inside (it’s not at all confiding, as your lower-half is outside the ‘dome’ and you can lift it up at anytime), close your eyes, listen to the music and let the light therapy take over as your reach the ultimate in zen. Right now, it’s available at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and The Surrey in New York.
The Power Nap Treatment
Claiming to stimulate four hours of sleep in just 20 minutes, the signature Power Nap treatment at The Spa at The Miami Beach EDITION uses a microcurrent technology to guide the brain into a deep sleep mode. Administered by either spa attendants or a therapist, it’s an amazing treatment for those who have jetlag (or are just gearing up for a night out on South Beach).