What's better than an indulgent spa treatment? An indulgent spa treatment that makes you feel as good inside as you'll look on the outside. In honor of Earth Day, we’re rounding up the most glorious “green” spa services, guaranteed to get you in touch with nature and leave you feeling oh-so-good.
Herbal Fusion Aromatherapy Massage at The Resort at Paws Up
Tucked amid towering pines at The Resort at Paws Up is a cluster of white tents connected by a wooden boardwalk. This is Spa Town. The sounds of the babbling brook and rustling leaves lull you into state of tranquility as a head-to-toe massage with a custom cocktail of organic oils and essences restore harmony between the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual layers.
Cedar Enzyme Bath at Osmosis
Osmosis invites spa-goers to experience a Japanese healing tradition found nowhere else in North America. It begins with organic herbal tea to activate the metabolic process. Then, immersion in a warm, fragrant blend of ground cedar and rice bran with live enzymes and probiotics will fire up renewal from within. The best part? This eco-oasis donates the leftover to the community as mulch, saving 744 square feet of landfill space a year.
Indian Springs Mud Bath at Indian Springs Calistoga
You can find mud on the menu at many spas, but (sadly) it’s not like this. Renowned for its relaxing and detoxifying effects, the signature mud bath at Indian Springs Calistoga envelops guests in a mixture of thermal mineral water from on-site geysers and pure volcanic ash, also sourced from the property. Afterwards, enjoy quiet reflection by the spring-fed Buddha Pond.
Crushed Cabernet Scrub at Mirbeau Inn & Spa
If you’re familiar with the Finger Lakes, you know it’s one of the top wine regions in the United States. So, it should come as no surprise folks up there have figured out ways to use antioxidant-rich, local grapes for more than just vino. Mirbeau Inn & Spa combines grape seed extract, brown sugar, and honey into a delectable body scrub that sloughs away dullness and leaves skin silky smooth.
Clearing Sagebrush Scrub at The Ranch at Rock Creek
Holistic services at The Ranch at Rock Creek honor Montana’s unique landscape and the spirit of adventure. Nature’s bounty is front and center in this full-body exfoliating rite that harnesses the powerful clearing abilities of wild-harvested, local sage along with nourishing organic coconut oil and mineral-rich sea salt.
Mother Earth Moment at Hotel El Ganzo
Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo is 100-percent eco-friendly—and its spa is certainly no exception. This wellness ritual draws from traditional Mexican techniques. It begins with a ceremonial cleansing using sacred copal. Next, a Mayan abdominal massage stimulates circulation, eliminates toxins, and increases energetic flow. A purifying mud wrap and rejuvenating facial round out the pampering experience.
Nordic Space Treatment at Amazing Space
Not only does Hotel d’Angleterre boast an enviable location in the heart of Copenhagen but it’s also home to Amazing Space. Everything inside this Nordic sanctuary is all natural, from the eco-certified formulas to the offerings, like this 120-minute journey. It starts with a sea salt bath, followed by an Icelandic lava stone massage with arnica and rosehip oil, and finishes with a restorative facial.
Hot Shell Massage at Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
Perched atop the limestone cliffs overlooking Jimbaran Bay, Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is famed for its spectacular setting and serenity-inducing amenities. Sea breezes and the melody of the waves below your private treatment pavilion prepares you for this blissful massage that utilizes shells to balance energies, relieve tension, and support overall well-being.
Mezcalotherapy at Hacienda Encantada
Hacienda Encantada in Cabo San Lucas is a haven of earthly pleasures. The myriad benefits of Mexican agave are on display in this skin-loving, therapeutic facial and body wrap. Organic mezcal, lime, and chaya (known as the Mayan miracle plant) purge impurities, hydrate, and promote collagen production.