Taking a day or two off to head to a spa can not only be a special treat, but a fantastic thing to do for your mind and body. One way to make it fun is to head to a celebrity spa hot spot. You know these spas will be great, and you may even have a chance at spotting someone famous while you are relaxing.
One such hot spot is the Saffire-Freycinet in Tasmania, Australia. The spa has some nontraditional but fun activities that people from all walks of life could enjoy including having fun on their very own oyster farm, archery activities, or taking a ‘wine and vine’ adventure where you can learn about and even help make wine. There are also traditional spa treatments like massages, facials, and a number of restorative treatments like body shaping or anti-aging. The spa offers great culinary delights from their very own restaurants including Flavour which prides itself on using local wines and food ingredients, and will even create a tailor made meal for people who request it.
At the Hotel Bel-Air you may run into Emily Blunt or Zoe Saldana while they are enjoying one of their favorite splurges, the state-of-the-art Swiss body and facial treatments. For just a couple of hundred dollars you could get a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, or a Signature facial along with a full lunch poolside at the hotel. For a little more money you could have a half, or full day retreat. These retreats include breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with scheduled physical and spiritual movement, a cultural experience, a time of relaxation, and of course a spa massage of your choice. Nicely nestled in the canyons of Los Angeles this spa offers excitement and relaxation whether at the hotel or exploring the local area on retreat.
The Czech Republic may not be the first place you think of when you think of a spa oasis, but the Mandarin Oriental offers the Linden Embrace treatment complete with essential oils that are kneaded and massaged into your muscles, followed by being wrapped up in a warm blanket and completed with a scalp massage ensured to relax and subdue you no matter how much tension you may have. In the heart of what is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Prague getaway is actually a renovated Renaissance monastery. The Mandarin has various spa treatments and massages, but also encourages clients to book “Time Rituals” which simply allots a certain amount of time, and allows the spa professionals to tailor make a treatment for the individual client.
A super-hot place for celebrities these days is Miami. The Bellezza Spa is equally as distinguished as these other celeb hot spots and offers a host of spa indulgences. You can partake of the Med Spa which has top-notch and professional treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Raddiasse. They also offer extremely affordable spa treatments like the Awakening Sea Salt Glow for under $100, or the Firming Algae Body Wrap for only $125. There are also a dozen or more massage styles to choose from including the Lomi-Lomi to increase circulation and a special Mother to Be massage for expectant mothers and their babies.
Wherever you decide to go, make sure to take full advantage of as many amenities as you can or would desire. Because taking the time to unplug, decompress, and experience some spa time will actually help you to be more rejuvenated and effective for work and life.
by alex summers