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Easing into Summer with Spa-aaahs

Chill out with these special treatments to keep you looking pool-ready.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the spas are bringing on the special treatments to cope with the heat. Here are suggestions on how to treat yourself. Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa brings the lovely scents of peach, ginger, orchid and white teas to its Sweet Tea Sugar Scrub and Massage. The scrub gently

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Man, You Look Good!

June features Father's Day and a chance during the month to treat him to a luxury spa experience.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Perhaps that man in your life has overloaded a tad in the sun, slurped down a few too many weekend cocktails, or just needs to unwind after a long workweek at the office. Perhaps his handsome face is looking a bit stressed out. What better excuse than this month’s focus on the fellows (Father’s Day is June 18) to treat

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Spa-ing is a Girls’ Best Friend

The lasting effect of a spa visit goes beyond beauty as summer approaches.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Chocolates and flowers are sweet treats, but either they last too long (calories!) or not long enough (droopy petals!). During the month of May, the best and most loved gifts are those found within the sparkling walls of the desert’s top spas —scrubs, massages, wraps, facials and mani-pedis to polish, de-stress, beautify, and provide a heaping boost of self-confidence as

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When Mom is Happy, Everyone is Happy

Greater Palm Springs spas pull out ALL the stops to make sure Mother's Day lasts the entire month.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

With luxurious, pampering spa services that deliver great value along with silky skin and total relaxation, May is a grand month to show your mother — or yourself — some extra love. Here are a few of the desert’s best specials built around Mother’s Day. The Spa at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa offers five special treatments available

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Rosy Cheeks, Silky Skin, and Pool Time

Spa treatments make it easier to keep pace with busy social scene.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

From early morning hikes and golf to late-night parties and art gallery openings, the desert is packed with activities this month. The best spas are making it easy to look and feel. Spa Esmeralda at the Renaissance Indian Wells has unveiled its spring specials, including the Revive and Restore facial to rev up the skin’s natural healing properties with a

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Get Your Rave On

Ravishing spa treatments help rejuvenate during and after April outdoor music festivals.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

It’s April, and for many of the desert’s spas, it’s all about Coachella, that mass gathering of the hottest music acts and trendiest rich-hippie looks in the country. From face paint and tribal tattoos to luxe, citrus-scented treatments for pre- and post-party gorgeousness, here are the highlights. Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa’s Coachella-themed spa specials are available Fridays-Sundays,

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Smooth Operators

March’s springtime spa specials aim to smooth, detox, and turn back the clock.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Well, we can wish, can’t we? And when we add top spa treatments to that wish for smoother skin, more relaxed muscles, and a more energized outlook, the result is sure to be glow-worthy. Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa — Rainbow Road Massage uses heated stones, gentle massage techniques and Rainbow Road body butter from Farmhouse Fresh,

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Looking Pool-worthy

March spa treatments make it possible to show more skin around the water.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Springtime in the desert is a Goldilocks season when the weather calls for baring it all — and some of the desert’s top spas are packaging their best treatments to make everything you unveil is pretty, polished, and perfectly pool-worthy. Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is featuring five new spring specials — each good

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Spa Bliss

While much of the country deals with cold and snow, desert spas make sure the sun never leaves your face.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

It’s time to start bragging. Winter is one of the happiest times in the desert. Compared with the rest of the country, much of which is blanketed in snow, we’ve got it pretty good. You might even see us walking around in sandals. Add a romantic, pampering service at a world-class spa, a taste of something bubbly and sweet, and

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Spa! In the Name of Love

Desert spas pull out all the stops to give you that romantic glow.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Champagne, roses, chocolates, scrubs and rubs, and special treats to get that romantic glow — that’s what the desert’s top spas have in store in February. Couples, singles, and besties are in for a beautiful time. Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has two romance packages, including the Cupid’s Kiss — a custom couples massage