Ahhhhhh, the spas. The thought alone conjures images of blissful relaxation — and escape from the worries of life’s daily demands. Scores of spas serve up treatments that suit your needs, time, and budget. Whereever you go, expect to be pampered. Let go and honor yourself: Renew your mind and body.
• ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL BODY FACIAL
This treatment extends the benefits of a facial to the entire body. Skin is exfoliated, polished, misted, massaged, fully hydrated, and protected. The orange blossom aroma is therapy in itself.
Procedure: The body is exfoliated and polished with a fine citrus herbal cleansing scrub and rinsed using vichy showers. The body is then gently misted with Epicuren Orange Blossom Aromatherapy Mist before it is gently massaged with a facial-quality enzyme protein massage lotion. The final step is the application of Epicuren Glycolic Polymer with peppermint to further smooth, exfoliate, and stimulate your skin. This indulgent aroma massage is available for 50 or 80 minutes.
Ingredients: Citrus Herbal Scrub, Orange Blossom 50/50 lotion, Orange Blossom Aromatherapy Mist, choice of 5 percent glycolic polymer peppermint lotion or aloe vera with essential grapefruit oils.
Spa La Quinta, La Quinta Resort & Club,
49-499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta; 777-4800,
• PITTURA FESTA
De-toxify system. Sense of relaxation and fun. Vichy shower stimulates lymph system and provides additional detoxification.
Procedure: 60-minute treatment using colorful muds and clays with brushes on body, face, and hair. Guests of two or more can have a festival of fun with earth paints. Post-painting artists are then enveloped in a cocoon wrap and bask in the warm desert sun in their private cabana, letting the nourishing muds detoxify the body and help soothe the muscles and joints. Meanwhile, a therapist finishes the treatment with a massage of the face before the guests rinse each other off in a vichy shower. Pittura Festa treatments utilize our special outdoor Hideaway Suites, which are spacious, two-room cabanas complete with their own sink and outdoor shower.
Ingredients: Various muds and clays
The Well, Miramonte Resort & Spa,
45-000 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells; 341-2200,
• LI’TYA DREAM JOURNEY
This signature treatment of ultimate renewal incorporates body, hair, hand, and foot treatments, encompassing Australian aboriginal massage techniques to relieve stress and tension, and rejuvenate the soul.
Procedure: A complete three-hour treatment designed to rejuvenate body, mind, and soul, from head to toe, inside and out. The Dream Journey adventure includes a Jina Footprint (footbath using Australian botanicals and oils along with a foot massage), Mala Mayi Clan Food Body Wrap (stimulating and sensual body masque warms and energizes as it soothes muscles and alleviates stress, removed by the gentle rain of the vichy shower), Kodo Melody Body Massage (full-body massage incorporating Aboriginal techniques for body conditioning), Aboriginal Scalp Massage & Conditioner and Polama Hand Treatment (therapeutic treatment, nurturing the entire body through pressure-point release and beautifying hands with smoothing polish and cuticle nourishment).
Ingredients: Li’Tya’s Desert Salt Polish, Harmonizing Blend Body Oil, Rejuvenating Oils, Detoxifying Oil, Wild Rosella Hydrating Mist, Munthari Hand Lotion, Munthari Foot Lotion, Quandong Hairmasque, Harmonizing Body Mud, Rejuvenating Body Mud and Detoxifying Body Mud, Pepper Berry Ped Mask, Clear Spirit Essential Oil, O Yarrarng (Smudge Blend), and Jinga Jina (Floral Footprint).
Bighorn Spa & Salon
Bighorn Golf Club, 255 Palowet Dr., Palm Desert; 779-8670;
Open to Bighorn members and their guests.