Desert Inspired Treatments, Dog Massage & More Make Greater Palm Springs a Must Visit
Massage is marvelous, facials are fabulous and body scrubs are scrumptious. These are the makings of the ultimate wellness experience. Moreover, a girlfriends’ getaway is the perfect way to try a new spa treatment or ritual and share the fun with the women you love most. We’re here to help plan the ultimate girls escape at one our favorite places on earth: Greater Palm Springs. Whether you want to be pampered at the spa, hang by the pool or top off a perfect day with dinner and drinks, you’ll find it all from September 1-November 30 at this renowned desert oasis.
Old Meets New Meets Heavenly
The famous healing waters in Greater Palm Springs date back to about 12,000 years ago. This desert oasis is also the perfect place to find your way to wellness with brand new spa treatments. Among our favorites: JW Marriott Desert Springs’ therapies using ancient healing methods and exotic ingredients, such as clay, dates and citrus.
Pampered Pups and People
Odds are, you or one of your gal pals has a pooch that loves to be pampered. Hotels like the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa take dog friendly to the next level with special treats and menus. And while you’re relishing a message with native botanicals, your best furry friend can relax at her own spa day at Barkingham Palace, where she can enjoy a massage, pool therapy and raindrop therapy with essential oils.
Plan your dream girlfriend’s getaway in Greater Palm Springs at these top spas, September 1–November 30. And look for special values on Spafinder.com.
The Ritz-Carlton stands for luxury, exceptional service and the finest amenities. Many spa treatments are offered on outdoor terraces, and there are refreshing plunge pools and indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation spaces. For the ultimate desert experience, try a treatment like the Indigenous Desert Clay Wrap.
The skilled therapists at Azure Spa & Salon are passionate about helping spa guests relax and rejuvenate with a range of healing spa therapies. Try the Volcanic Earth Clay Detoxifying Ritual, which includes a volcanic clay body mask, pampering foot massage, spice aromatic shower and traditional Chi full body massage.
Spa Esmeralda at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa has all your favorites plus rehydrating body treatments designed to counteract the effects of the desert sun. One example: The signature Thaiyurveda™ Herbal Massage involves the application of therapeutic herbal compresses in conjunction with acupressure massage.
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa extensive treatment menu is built around ancient healing methods and exotic ingredients. Be sure to try the hammam and make time to relax and enjoy the resort’s English gardens, lagoons and lake, five swimming pools and Venetian-inspired waterways.
You will understand the meaning of pampering during your visit to the luxurious, award-winning Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort. And you’ll understand the meaning of serenity when you book the Aqua Serena’s Flowing Palms Swedish Massage treatment. Also enjoy steam and sauna rooms, Jacuzzi and outdoor showers.
Talk about healthy: The Spa at Westin Mission Hills boasts its own apiary and raises bees that provide fresh, local honey. In addition, the honey is used in spa treatments, such as a Honey Massage that incorporates a mask of warm beeswax to rebalance your body’s energies.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Spa combines the natural elements of pure organic botanicals (think sage, lavender and verbena) to create nurturing Desert Elements Scrubs and Baths. Moreover, all of the spa’s signature aroma essences are 100 percent pure.
Watch for updates on more spa treatments and wellness offerings in Greater Palm Springs, September 1–November 30. Area spas will also feature yoga, mindfulness, meditation, wellness, nutrition and fitness classes and nightly events.