The 12 Days of 'Blissmas'

Celebrate the holidays in relaxed style!

Celebrity hideaway Two Bunch Palms wraps up your 12 days of blissmass. Dip into the famed natural hot-springs grotto

Your first day of “blissmas” begins with the Shirodhara treatment at Spa Desert Springs. Warm, herbal-infused oil poured over the center of your forehead (your “third eye”) maximizes relaxation and conditions hair follicles, while facial therapy gently cleanses and moisturizes. Meditative hand and foot therapy follow. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. 1-760-341-1856;

On the second day of blissmas, allow The Well’s Mediterranean Massage to take you away as visualization transports you to exotic places. Nourishing strokes with oils made from basil, orange, and lemon rejuvenate the skin. Miramonte Resort & Spa. 1-760-837-1652;

The third day of blissmass, Agua Serena Spa invites you to rock out with Desert Stone Therapy. Slip into ecstasy under the soothing weight and warmth of stones soaked in desert oil, penetrating the muscles to induce deep relaxation. Hyatt Grand Champions Resort. 1-760-674-4100;

Add a little spice to your life on the fourth day with El Morocco Inn & Spa’s Moroccan Mystical Ritual, a two-hour massage that includes herbal dry brushing, warm towels, smoothing cool stones, purifying salt scrub, royal foot
treatment, and more. 1-760-288-2527;

Instead of five golden rings, get grounded with SpaTerre’s Volcanic Earth Clay Ritual.
Give yourself over on this fifth day of blissmass to a sensual treatment, including a detoxifying volcanic clay body mask, Balinese massage, aromatic shower, and more. Riviera Palm Springs. 1-866-588-8311;

Enjoy three hours of ecstasy on day six, with The Spring Resort & Spa’s Supreme Epicuren Enyzyme Facial, followed by a detoxifying clay and sandalwood wrap, and a half-hour aromatherapy massage. 1-760-251-6700;

On the seventh day, relax and luxuriate with the Polished Gem Package at Sunstone: The Spa at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa. Imagine a full-body scrub with a blend of raw sugar, clay, and rose petals that smooths the skin and prepares the body for a relaxing back, neck, and shoulder massage. 1-760-202-2121/1-888-999-1995;

On the eighth day of blissmass, try Spa La Quinta’s cleansing Orange Blossom Special Body Facial. Begin with an exfoliating citrus herbal scrub, followed by a misting of orange blossom aromatherapy oil. Facial-quality lotion massaged into the skin hydrates. Finish with a gentle skin peel. La Quinta Resort & Club. 1-760-527-7721;

Miracle Springs Spa cultivates the ancient Hawaiian art of lomi lomi (a deep, euphoric massage). This rapturous procedure, saved for your ninth day, leaves your muscles healed and soothed. 1-760-251-6000;

What better for the tenth day than therapeutic baths that soak away aches and pains? Spa Las Palmas offers a variety of soaks, including desert wildflower to soothe muscles and joints, chamomile to cool and pacify, and eucalyptus to detoxify and aid cold symptoms. Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa 1-760-568-2727;

On the eleventh day, Estrella Spa at Viceroy Palm Springs promises detox delight with their hammam body treatment. Begin with a vigorous, purifying scrub, follow with cooling aromatic clay envelopment, and conclude with an application of rich oils and body butter.  1-760-320-4117;

Celebrity hideaway Two Bunch Palms wraps up your 12 days of blissmass. Dip into the famed natural hot-springs grotto. Add any of more than 50 treatments: wraps, masks, mud baths, massages, and other earthly delights. Finish out your deservedly self-indulgent holiday in true spa style. Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa, 1-760-329-8791;

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