Spa Specials Sweeten the Season

Treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation with these seasonal spa remedies.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Agua Serena’s Couples Christmas package features side-by-side massages in a special couples suite.

December’s spa specials throughout Greater Palm Springs aim to take the stress out of the holiday season and add an extra dollop of luxury and value. A few of the standouts include:

Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has three special packages available through Jan. 6, all providing welcome “me time” as well as good value. The Couples Christmas features a couples massage and optional upgrades for time in a couples suite, a gift exchange, or sweet desserts.

A Few of Our Favorite Things bundles a body scrub with essences of grapefruit, blood orange, medjool dates, vanilla, and ginger with a hydrating massage and a take-home sample of the massage lotion.

The Cranberry Glow Facial uses Arcona cranberry gommage, a purifying exfoliant aimed at smoothing and refining with cranberry and raspberry enzymes. Those who purchase this facial also get a 10 percent discount on all Arcona products.

Finally, spend $150 at the Agua Serena Spa boutique and receive $25 to use on any spa treatment.

The Spa at Westin Mission Hills is highlighting value with its “Comfort and Joy” promotion through December: purchase two gift certificates for 50-minute spa treatments and receive a certificate for either a 50-minute Swedish Massage or 50-minute Hydrating Facial. Shopper Sundays all month amp up the savings with a 15 percent discount on all regular-priced retail products, along with complimentary Champagne and gift wrapping.

The ample lounge area in the Spa at Westin Mission Hills is a relaxing retreat.

Spa Las Palmas at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has three yummy treats available through Jan. 31. The Peppermint Pattie Mani-Pedi features a skin-refining cocoa and peppermint sugar exfoliation followed with a super-hydrating application of melted skin butters. The Winter Berry Facial uses pear and poppy seeds to polish dry winter skin and a pomegranate-cranberry mask to temporarily smooth out tiny wrinkles and frown lines.

For an all-over body glow, try the Berries and Bubbly Body Renewal. This luscious treatment stars a gentle scrub using sugar infused with raspberries and vodka and an application of shea, cocoa, and mango butters to leave skin delightfully scented and smooth. It also includes a chilled glass of Champagne to top off the relaxing experience.

The perfect add-on to any of these is the Winter Butterscotch Hot Stone Relief Massage. A hot towel wrap scented with butterscotch and soaked in Vitamin E and other hydrating oils prepares weary limbs for a deep massage that incorporates warm stones and a rich, cinnamon-gingerbread antioxidant massage oil. The perfect antidote to shopping fatigue.


Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells 92210

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

The Spa at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage 92270