Navajo principles inspire the treatments at the Aman Spa. Guests are offered Navajo Greenthread tea before undergoing the purification ritual of smudging, where sage is burned and the smoke fanned over the body.
1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point Utah 84741-0285, (435) 675-3999 and (877) 695-3999. Image courtesy of Aman Resorts. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
After biking in Marin County or scaling San Francisco’s hills, guests at Cavallo Point Lodge can recharge with the two-hour “Ultimate Recovery” package. Muscle balm blended exclusively for the property delivers peppermint, ginger, and juniper to aching limbs.
601 Murray Cir Sausalito, CA 94965, (415) 339-4700. Photo by Kodiak Greenwood. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
These days, any spa worth its sea salt offers Lomi Lomi massage, but knowledge of the technique was once restricted to five Hawaiian lineages. Westin Moana Surfrider therapists train with these families, keeping the tradition strong.
2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, (808) 922-3111. Photo courtesy of the Westin Moana Surfrider. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
Colorado’s Great Divide Brewing Co. provides malt and ale for an exfoliating body scrub and a dark stout for a mask applied for silky skin. Finally, confirmation of something we always suspected: Beer is good for you.
1881 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, (303) 312-3800. Image courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Denver. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
What better place to enjoy a Good Luck Ritual than in Las Vegas? The spa at the Encore resort combines massage with treatments for hands, feet, and scalp, all based on the five Chinese elements. Feeling good is guaranteed. Striking it rich in the casino is not.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702) 770-7000 and (888) 320-7123. Photo by Ken Lund on Flickr.com.
Inspired by the lunar calendar, new spa treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort on an island south of Miami Beach explore the moon’s influence on the senses. Products from Éminence’s biodynamic line utilize ingredients harvested during corresponding phases of the moon.
455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, Florida 33149, (305) 365-4500. Image courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
An hour’s drive north of New York City, you’ll find this hotel and its marble bathhouse, where you can warm yourself on a heated stone table. In the Turkish Soap massage, guests are scrubbed with castile soap and exfoliated with a traditional kesa mitt.
634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, New York 10918, (845) 469-1900. Photo by Jackie Caradonio. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.