Mind and body healing stars in spiritual Sedona, a center for personal enrichment, yoga and hypnotherapy retreats. The stunning desert setting has its own dramatic regenerative and inspiring effect. Stimulating red rocks present an energizing backdrop for a holistic approach to complete health.
Spa culture has percolated throughout every echelon of city life in L.A. People from all walks of life consider spa sessions crucial for preserving health and happiness, and a bevy of diverse day spas blanket the city.They are particularly abundant in West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
As many types of spas as there are colors of volcanic sand abound in Hawaii. Choose from a flotilla of distinctively Hawaiian takes on traditional therapies, from seashell massage to volcanic ash facials and hot lava stone. If the energy of the dynamic waves doesn't renew you, test the waters of Watsu, a water-based shiatsu form.
A constellation of stellar spas and resorts dot the upscale desert and surrounds of Scottsdale. With the highest number of resort spas per capita in the U.S., Scottsdale's sumptuous resorts lure luminaries, visitors and locals for every decadent and relaxing treatment under the hot Arizona sun.
Soak up Santa Fe's distinctive desert energy at historic, old-fashioned Jemez Springs Bathhouse on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest or go to the other extreme and luxuriate at Ten Thousand Waves, a modern, Japanese onsen-style day spa and decadent overnight escape with 13 hotel suites.
One of the world's most popular spa destinations and arguably the U.S.'s finest, Tucson attracts those with relaxation and revitalization on their minds. Home to the stunning, legendary Canyon Ranch and Miraval spas, sunny, mild Tucson offers a thrilling array of world-class health havens.
Known as Napa's hottest hot springs, charming Calistoga is a wine country wonderland. The town's soothing specialty is hot volcanic ash mud baths, but hot stone, Thai and Swedish massage are also on offer. The town's spas run the gamut from budget day spas to luxurious stay spas with all the trimmings.
Luxuriate in the Centennial State's top hotspots. Yampa Valley's bubbling waters gave Steamboat Springs its name, and two hot spring resorts remain, Strawberry Park and Old Town. Glenwood Springs mineral-rich waters fill the world's largest hot springs pool. Ouray's buoyant pool is open year-round.
Natural hot springs abound in the Coachella Valley. Over 80 "spatels" proliferated in the 1950s and '60s. Several have been restored to their mid-century retro-hip splendor. Escape to the desert and choose decadent desert dens from the venerable Two Bunch Palms to clothing-optional Living Waters.
Nestled in the wooded Berkshires, Lenox's exclusive Canyon Ranch is one of the world's premier pamper palaces where flotillas of health and wellness specialists are on hand to get you on course. Just down the road, the Cranwell Resort Spa & Golf Club's 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness facility offers over 50 spa services and 16 treatment rooms.