Why Not Spend Fall in the Spa?
Posted on 08/30/2017
Fall is on the way and family vacations are out of the way. With the kids back in school, it’s time for a break just for you.
Where to get away from it all?
Cross the pond to Italy and recharge on an island known for its healing properties.
In Ischia, Italy, wellness-enthusiasts can check into the L'Albergo Della Regina Isabella Resort & Health Spa. The resort is conveniently located in the port and offers a long list of homegrown spa treatments, wellbeing activities, spa cuisine and even rehabilitation programs that incorporate the 176-degree hyperthermal volcanic waters along with the mineral-rich earth found in the island’s natural caves.
What to try: Fangoterapia is an exfoliating body treatment that oxidizes and purifies the skin with mud which has steeped for six months in the thermal waters.
Jet off to Singapore for East-Asian therapeutic traditions. The Fullerton Hotel, located in Marina Bay, is home to one of the country’s best destination spas. There are seven treatment rooms as well as a 25-meter pool and a long menu of services designed to inspire relaxation. Treatments can improve deep sleep, relieve muscle fatigue and boost energy levels.
What to try: The Asian Heritage Signature Ritual includes Chinese-inspired massage based on Qi energy flow and the body’s meridians.
For a shorter sojourn, escape to the Caribbean and bask in the sun on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa. Located in Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla, the hotel’s Signature Zemi Thai House Spa is a haven for healing rituals.
Guests can enjoy secluded spa villas, rain showers, a hammam, a fresh juice, a meditation garden, daily yoga classes and more. The spa offers exclusive Taino-inspired healing treatments, mud baths, beauty remedies and detox cleanses.
What to try: Elemental Harmony is a healing ritual that touches on all of the senses. It begins with a sensory experience followed by a rejuvenating exfoliation, a deep tissue massage and concludes with a hydrating botanical facial.
Take one last trip to the seaside in New England before the seasons change with a trip to the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Spend the weekend soaking up the scents of the ocean as you stroll along the mile-long sandy beach and indulge at the spa with a lengthy list of therapies, face and body treatments inspired by the ocean.
What to try: The Sea Waves massage synchronizes long strokes with the sea’s ebb and flow emitted from a surround sound massage table.
PHOTO: Take some time to relax. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)