Heated oils slake your thirsty skin. Experienced hands pulse over tired muscles. Hot stones strategically placed penetrate like delicious licks of fire. Aromatic bath water warmed to body temperature envelops you, reawakening a primal need for heat.
It can get downright chilly in the desert during winter. On those days when the weak February sun can’t seem to warm up the bones, head to a Coachella Valley spa.
At Agua Serena Spa, the Juniper Shower Stone begins with dry brushing to warm the body, followed by an invigorating, mineral-rich, crushed olive stone body polish and raindrop Vichy shower. The treatment concludes with the application of juniper and cypress hydrating lotion.
Get the one-two punch of healing purified aloe and noni gel during Two Bunch Palms' Sun Lover’s Body Wrap. While the aloe and noni do their magic, a trained therapist performs neck and shoulder or foot work, directly followed by a gentle drizzle of warmed coconut milk moisturizer to replenish essential nutrients and oils.
Surrender to the Sacred Stones of SpaTerre. This ancient massage practice provides healing warmth as heated volcanic river stones permeate deep into your muscles. Succumb to the spell of the stones and soar to a new dimension of relaxation.
If you think spice is nice, triple your pleasure with El Morocco Inn & Spa’s Moroccan Mystical Ritual: a two-hour massage combining natural spices, herbs, and flowers. The experience includes herbal dry brushing, warm towels, smoothing stones, purifying salt scrub, and royal foot treatment. Nirvana ends with a light oil rubdown and rejuvenating third-eye ritual.
Slip into silky surrender at Spa Desert Springs. The Shirodhara treatment begins with warm oil poured over the center of your forehead, followed by herbal-infused oils worked into the scalp. Then, facial therapy gently cleanses and moisturizes. Finish with meditative hand and foot therapy.
Heat-seeking couples will enjoy the Agua Caliente for Two at Sunstone Spa. A luxurious soak in a private tub and refreshing rinse start it off . Then you and your loved one melt into a warming massage expertly applied with a blend of nine essential oils.
The rich indulgence of warm water beckons at The Well Spa in Indian Wells. Float in a heated pool during the Agua Well treatment. The womb-like weightlessness releases muscles and joints as innovative massage and stretching techniques combine into full-body euphoria.
Craving sweets? Feast your body on Cookie Dough Indulgence at The Spa at Spa Resort Casino — a cookie dough-scented body scrub that teases the taste buds. Steamed towels applied with relaxing compression strokes follow, and a soothing massage provides the finishing touch.
AGUA SERENA SPA
Hyatt Grand Champions Resort
44600 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells.
EL MOROCCO INN & SPA
66810 E. Fourth St., Desert Hot Springs.
Spa Resort Casino
100 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
SPA DESERT SPRINGS
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert.
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa
32250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage.
TWO BUNCH PALMS RESORT & SPA
67425 Two Bunch Palms Tr., Desert Hot Springs.
THE WELL SPA
Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells.