Top 7 Spa Treatments to Try

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We’ve rounded up 7 treatments around the world that have ditched the traditional oils and massages

A good spa treatment offers a wide range of benefits, not just physically, but mentally as well. It is a way to relax and pamper yourself and ease yourself of any tension or pain. In modern-day times, spa treatments are no longer just about traditional massages, it’s about going the extra mile to make sure customers leave the treatment room feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

We are listing 7 spa treatments worldwide that everyone should try. Treatments featured in this list are those that have ditched the traditional oils and massages. These are treatments that go beyond the norm using technology, unique ingredients, and special methods to relax your mind, body, and soul.

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1. Singing Bowl Quartz Therapy, by The Spa at Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam

If you’re looking for a wellness therapy that will transform you, this might be it. Himalayan Singing bowls, a full-body massage, and optimal pressure from a pivoting warm, soft, quartz sand bed will relax your muscles and awaken your senses. If you thought technology and machines had no place in spa treatments, then you’re mistaken. Watch how this treatment at The Spa at Regent Phu Quoc is a completely transformative journey that balances and restores a harmonious flow of energy and vitality. The hot sand therapy treatment on Gharieni’s MLX Quartz bed will create a cocoon-like effect while warm quartz sand completely surrounds the body. Specialized massage techniques are then alternated and used to provide a deeper level of relaxation while the warm quartz cradles the body.

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2. Sleep & Reset Massage, by Spa by L’Occitane, Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge, France

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are innumerable. If you’ve ever suffered from jetlag, insomnia or even just felt like the quality of your sleep was lower than normal – you’d know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Spa by L’Occitane understood this and developed a treatment for people who needed help improving their quality of sleep. The treatment begins with guided breathing techniques and a blend of essential oils to set the tone of the treatment. The face is then cleansed with L’Occitane products before the Immortelle Reset Serum is applied. This serum contains Acmella Oleacera and Marjoram extract that when combined with essential oils can give you a botox-like effect and reset your skin in as little as one night. The treatment then continues with Balinese and Swedish massage techniques, that help drain fluid, evacuate negative energies from the body, and prepare your body for a good night’s rest. L’Occitane has evaluated the effectiveness of its  “Sleep & Reset Massage” with the help of the European Sleep Center which showed that sleep quality was improved by as much as 40% right after the massage.

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3. The Southern Gentleman, by The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, United States

Long gone is the stigma that spa treatments are for women only. Men, too, have now realized the importance of wellness. A 2021 study claims that 64% of men have increased their focus on health and wellness. That’s why The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans created a spa treatment to cater to the gentlemen. This treatment was inspired by New Orleans’ iconic cocktail, the Sazerac. They use a treatment of rye whiskey-infused oil to massage target areas where men often carry tension such as the back, neck, and shoulders. The treatment then ends with – no surprise – a Sazerac and bar snacks in the relaxation lounge. The spa also offers products and treatments from the French skincare brand Biologique Recherche.

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4. Subtle Energies Holistic Anti-Aging Customizable Facial, The Peninsula Spa, Chicago, United States

The Peninsula was the first American hotel to partner up with Australia-based Ayurveda Aromatherapy natural skincare and wellness solutions brand, Subtle Energies. They provide a blend of both modern and timeless treatments inspired by Ayurvedic and Asian philosophies. Depending on your skin’s needs, you can customize this facial to give you age-defying, advanced anti-oxidants, essential hydration, or purifying benefits. Just make sure to let your therapist know beforehand. The treatment starts with a purifying skin cleanse followed by a dynamic double mask designed to penetrate and deliver hydration to the deep layers of the dermis. This holistic facial indulgence releases muscle tension and anxiety with a signature aromatic Facial Marma Massage, to restore cellular radiance, leaving the skin visibly smoother and luminous. Resulting not just in more youthful-looking skin, but balanced emotions and stress as well.

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5. Three Stone Massage Ritual, Heavenly Spa by Westin, London, United Kingdom

Wellness treatments are no longer just about physical relaxation. Heavenly Spa by Westin makes sure that customers leave their treatment rooms mentally uplifted as well. Prior to the treatment, therapists present three stones marked with the words “hope”, “gratitude” and “love”. Upon selecting a stone, it is placed within the face bowl, guests are then encouraged to reflect on: something they are hoping for, something they are grateful for, or someone they love. A heated compress then invites back muscles to relax and ease before a Swedish massage using Westin White Tea products leaves you feeling renewed – mind, body, and soul.

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6. CBD Massage, Aman Spa at The Connaught, London, United Kingdom

CBD has been all over the wellness space for a while now, and luxury wellness brand Aman was one of the first few to jump on that trend. Their CBD massage treatment draws on the non-psychotropic and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD to soothe the soul and promote inner balance. The treatment is available in 30-minute, 1-hour, 90-minute, or 2-hour sessions. The treatment begins with a lymphatic drainage massage that eliminates toxin build-up, releases muscle tension, and manages pain. While reflexology body mapping and the La Rue Verte CBD CannabiSPA technology are used by expert therapists to target key areas of concern across mind and body.

Luxurious Caviar Journey, Iridium Spa at St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort - Destination Deluxe
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7. Luxurious Caviar Journey, Iridium Spa at St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Maldives

Caviar and champagne? We’re not talking about a fancy meal, rather we’re talking about a 3-hour ritual that draws on the anti-aging properties of caviar extract. The luxurious treatment starts with a deep breathing exercise, followed by exfoliation and body buffing. Caviar protein is used to firm, tone, refine, and deeply hydrate the skin – expect to see immediate results as your skin starts looking healthy, supple, and luminescent. This is followed by a therapeutic massage using the finest neroli oil enriched with magnesium to help the muscles relax. Finally, the Caviar Journey concludes with a lavender bath whilst sipping a glass of champagne, savoring delectable caviar, and gazing out at the Indian Ocean from your bathtub. This pampering treatment is as luxurious as it gets.