10 Outrageous Desert Spa Treatments
Relax, refresh, renew with these fun and unusual treatments
Take a dip in the pool at Riviera’s SpaTerre.
Riviera Resort and Spa
An old-fashioned trip to the spa conjures images of supreme relaxation and serenity. However, Coachella Valley’s spas are anything but ordinary. Luxuriate and unwind with wild ingredients and the desert’s exotic settings. Your skin will drink up the nutrients of these treatments; your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.
Download and Decompress at Spa Resort Casino is 50 minutes of bliss for the tech-savvy. This massage focuses on muscles most affected by prolonged computer use, including the fingers and wrists. You need not be Bill Gates to enjoy this one. It’s perfect for men and women.
401 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs.
Honeybees take center stage in the Desert Botanical Body Wrap at The Spa at Andreas Hotel and Spa. Propolis — the milky white substance that coats honey — is known for its curative benefits, including antibacterial and regenerative properties. First, warm propolis is massaged into the skin. Next, your body is wrapped to allow complete absorption of this key ingredient. Finally, warm coconut milk is massaged into the skin to seal in the propolis and provide outstanding moisturization.
227 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Let’s face it: We’ve all had our Chewbacca moments at various intervals. Waxing at European Wax Center is a relaxing way to clear your body of unwanted fuzz. Remove follicles from your hands, tummy, and more, under the care of trained aestheticians.
46650 Adams St., #105, La Quinta.
There’s nothing more relaxing than a wicked rub-down, especially when it has an extra kick to it. Book the Four-Handed Massage at Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Feel Good Spa. Two massage therapists provide tandem Swedish techniques that work out the kinks in tired legs, shoulders, and arms for the ultimate in Palm Springs decadence.
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Slather your face in champagne wishes and caviar dreams with the Caviar Facial at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Nutrient-rich caviar is applied to the face and hands. Feel it hydrate dry skin, restoring it to a supple and luminous state with the help of powerful antioxidants.
74855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert.
You love the sun ... perhaps a bit too much. Two Bunch Palms Sun Lover’s Body Wrap Sugar Scrub corrects the damage of tanning and burning by utilizing alkaline-rich coconut milk to hydrate and moisturize. For the face, try the Sun Lover’s Facial.
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs.
Finally! A spa treatment that foodies and chocoholics can get behind. The Chocolate Delight Spa Treatment at Riviera Palm Springs’ SpaTerre is as delicious as a candy bar; as creamy as a milk shake or chocolate cream pie. This 75-minute treatment clarifies skin with the help of cocoa’s powerful bioflavanoids and other helpful antioxiandants.
1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Embellish your birthday suit with a million-dollar glow at Miramonte Resort & Spa. The Gioielli Body Treatment uses precious stones such as sapphires, rubies, and amethysts to exfoliate the body, as you relax in tranquil surroundings.
45000 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells.
The late Princess Diana swore by its benefits. Colon Hydrotherapy kept Her Royal Highness regular, svelte, and in control of her personal wellness. Mirela’s Spa du Jour offers the treatment in a relaxed and calming environment. Choose any number of sessions to eliminate toxins and keep your internal bodily functions running in tip-top condition.
78555 Hwy. 111, Ste. 200, La Quinta.
Whoever said that getting stoned was a bad thing should rethink that opinion. Omni Resorts Rancho Las Palmas encourages wellness seekers to partake in its Warm Sands Stone Reflexology treatment. Heated stones stimulate pressure points in the feet and hands, bringing balance to the mind, spirit — and especially the body.
41000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage.