When the Washington Spa Alliance annual luncheon at the National Press Club featured chef David Haick’s citrus-flavored salad from Whiteface Lodge at Lake Placid, NY, it was a sure sign that spring had arrived in the nation’s capital. The start of spring signifies the earth’s rebirth, renewal and regrowth. Taking a cue from Mother Nature, these award-winning spas invite guests to step into spring with rejuvenating spa experiences that are sure to ward off those winter blues.
· Citrus Lavender Softening Scrub
Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Breathe deep the intoxicating aromas of bright citrus and balancing lavender. Guests will relax completely as nourishing sea minerals combine with lavender’s healing properties in this full body exfoliation. Guests will take pleasure in a luxurious antioxidant body hydration application leaving the skin smooth and silky followed by a relaxing massage. (Monday-Thursday 60-minutes $165, 90-minutes $235; Friday-Sunday 60-minutes $175, 90-minutes $245)
· Rejuvenating Indian Si Scrub
SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Utilizing the guava fruit, with its sparkling berry notes and intoxicating blossoms of freshness, this 50-minute treatment begins with an invigorating guava scrub with Pure Fiji’s guava products. Next, guests enjoy a refreshing shower, followed by a massage of their choice with a guava oil relaxation application. Guava is packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants and contains the richest natural source of vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production. At SiSpa Singer Island the treatment is $125. At SiSpa Pompano Beach it is $110.
· Purifying Lodge Retreat
The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
Guests will fully unwind with this renewing, purifying and detoxifying 80-minute multi-step treatment featuring mineral rich ingredients. The treatment begins with a clay wrap containing magnesium, iron and amino acids, followed by an application of oil infused with grapefruit, lemon peel, cypress leaves and juniper berries. Leaving the body refreshed and relaxed, the treatment concludes with a full-body hot stone massage. (Monday-Thursday $185, Friday-Sunday $195)
Flower Hammam Ritual
The Umstead Spa, The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary, N.C.,
This cleansing and rejuvenating ritual uses rich essential oils and begins with an exfoliation of Lemon Coffee Blossom Scrub. The body is then cocooned in warm white clay, which cleanses and detoxifies the skin. Rich aromas of Moroccan Mint Tea and Orange Quince Mist complete the sensory experience. The ritual concludes with a relaxing application of Cardamom Amber Oil to warm and relax the body. The treatment is available for $165 for 80 minutes or $220 for 100 Minutes. Spa guests are also welcome to use the open-roof current pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, lounges and meditation courtyard.
Located in the Research Triangle outside Raleigh, The Umstead Hotel is a luxurious retreat, complete with fine dining.
Natura Bisse Diamond Rose Facial
Spa Marquis at Marquis Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico
Situated right on the Sea of Cortés, Marquis Los Cabos is an all-suite, all-inclusive property offering beach-front access to Mexico’s warm waters. Take a break from the sun and beautiful sandy beaches and retreat to Spa Marquis for a truly one of a kind experience. The 13,000 square foot holistic spa, features a Soul Cycle-esque fitness room; a wide variety of face and body treatments designed to create harmony for the body, mind and spirit; three outdoor swimming pools, two with infinity-edge; six private hot tubs; a cold pool; men’s and women’s steam rooms; and ten magnificent ocean view treatment rooms. For total relaxation, try the rejuvenating Diamond Rose Ritual using Natura Bisse’s limited-edition Diamond Rose line, crafted with oils extracted from Moroccan Damask roses. The sought-after rose oil in provides powerful anti-aging, anti-stress and antioxidant properties while producing a fragrance almost identical to fresh roses. Start the treatment with a Diamond Rose Scrub exfoliation and Rose Mist, before adding the Diamond Rose Oil and Rose Touch massage. The treatment is finished with a protective veil of SPF 50 to protect luminous and deeply moisturized skin. This treatment is only offered at a handful of select hotels across the world — Spa Marquis being one of them.