Looking Pool-worthy

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

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

The Cocomango Massage at Spa Las Palmas incorporates the soothing scents of the islands with deeply hydrating oils to leave you with skin “like buttah.”

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 through May — to get massaged and beautified from head to toe. The signature Cocomango Massage relies on fresh coconut and mango to banish stress. The masseuse also employs an oil with chamomile, aloe vera, and Vitamin E to deeply hydrate the skin. Pair it with the Slimming Desert Cactus Wrap to achieve skin that feels and looks firmer and sleeker.

The Spring Awakening Facial targets stressed-out skin with peptides and skin-plumpers. Spa guests 12 and younger can get their digits dolled up with the Mini Ice Cream Mani/Pedi, a combination of peppermint soak, sugar scrub, vanilla shea moisturizer and a yummy frozen treat. For big girls and boys, the Cabana Boy Mani/Pedi serves up a lemongrass and green tea soak and scrub, Thai coconut and lemongrass moisturizer, and chilled glass of Champagne.

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club is debuting a number of “Wellness Rituals” meant to go beyond surface beauty and support full-body health. The Himalayan Salt Stone Ritual is a full body massage with Himalayan salt, and is said to reduce toxins and stress while promoting balanced blood sugar, improving digestion, and strengthening the respiratory system.

The Age-Defying Body Ritual serves up a hydrating massage and wrap enriched with organic Shea butter and Brazilian paracress, an herb known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. The Find Your Zen Ritual is a two-hour bliss-out service that begins with a soak in a truffle-infused bath and sips of a heating tonic. That’s followed with dry brushing to stimulate circulation, a hydrating massage, and a final self-guided breathing exercise.

At Spa La Quinta, unwinding and getting beautiful starts with the spa’s stunning location, set amid acres of graceful landscaping with the Santa Rosa Mountains as a backdrop.

Studio M Salon & Spa is also featuring head-to-toe services that will have you looking and feeling ready to take on any social situation, from pool to dinner party. Two-hour packages include the Tranquility, a custom Anti-Aging Facial or custom Massage to smooth the skin or calm the mind, plus a Spa Manicure and Pedicure; and Desert Relaxation, a Desert Hot Stone Massage followed by a reflexology foot treatment and Desert Sage Aromatherapy Scrub with a choice of sugar, salt or shea butter. Optional add-ons include a long wear gel manicure or eye treatment. For time-crunched spa-goers, choose the Spa Day Express — a 30-minute Back/Neck/Shoulders Massage or facial and a Spa Manicure/Spa Pedicure.


Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage 92270

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta 92253

Studio M Salon & Spa
2465 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs 92264