Designed to restore balance and bring a deep, restful calm to the soul, this Ayurvedic therapy begins with a generous amount of herbal-infused essential oil, chosen for optimum response. Through a light touch and a fluid series of long, swift strokes performed by one or two therapists, the body’s energy channels are roused, nourished, and restored.
The Spa at Desert Springs
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert
2) DESERT MIRAGE PACKAGE
After a soak in the warm, therapeutic mineral pools, surrender to 2 1/2 hours of exotic bliss. This well-orchestrated trio of treatments — including a raw sugar scrub, a clay body mask, and lulling scalp massage — is infused with organic Moroccan ingredients and antioxidant oils to accelerate cell renewal and detox.
El Morocco Inn & Spa
66810 Fourth St., Desert Hot Springs
3) MIELE HONEY TREATMENT
The comforting scent of honey permeates this whole-body treatment, which melts away tension and stimulates the organs through the magic of rhythmic massage. A warm beeswax mask applied to the back balances vital energy, while a harmonious duo of honey and ginger oil leaves the skin feeling soft and delicious — a 60-minute recipe for utter rejuvenation.
The Well Spa
Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells
4) SYNCHRONICITY MASSAGE
The party grooves down a notch but the music continues under the spell of this innovative massage that dabbles in sound therapy, starting with an amp built into the table. When a revolutionary dome speaker overhead and a custom soundtrack (slightly edgier than typical spa music) mix with a gently moving table that rocks you into a dreamlike state, the result is tranquil euphoria.
Hard Rock Hotel
150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
5) WATSU/WATER SHIATSU
As one of several “immersion therapies” performed in the private mineral pools at the iconic Two Bunch Palms resort, Watsu combines the sweeping strokes of classic shiatsu with water. Let tension dissipate while you float effortlessly in the perfectly warm 96-degree water and move freely under the hands of a therapist who massages, stretches, and performs subtle energy-point work.
Two Bunch Palms
67425 Two Bunch Palms Tr., Desert Hot Springs