Luxurious Spa Remedies for the Winter Blues

Luxurious Spa Remedies for the Winter Blues
A visit to Puerto Rico can help alleviate the winter blues, especially when indulging in the lap of luxury at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa (pictured). The spa offers a number of warming treatments this winter that entwine Balinese-inspired therapies with local ingredients. Guests can choose from a range of healing practices such as the traditional Mandara Hot Stone Therapy, the placing of small volcanic Basalt stones bathed in warm water and anointed with spicy orient aromas on key energy body points to massage muscles with heat. Additionally, the Elemis Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap, using coconut, mung bean, spices and lavender to polish skin while the Monoi Oil and milk bath warms the skin.

This 600-room luxury resort boasts two championship golf courses, two oceanfront pools and 11 award-winning restaurants and lounges. For meetings, the resort offers 48,000 square ocean front conference centers with 24 meeting rooms including largest ballroom in the Caribbean. The 7,000 square-foot spa is situated within the resort and blends the distinctive Spanish-Caribbean atmosphere of the resort architecture with Mandara's signature contemporary-Balinese style. The main spa facility comprises 11 treatment rooms accented with Balinese inspired art and textiles.

The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the historic Waldorf Astoria New York offers a nourishing Winter Warm-Up and hydrating Urban Island Escape body treatment. The Winter Warm-Up is a 50-minute hot towel massage with moisturizing essential oils that softens tense tissue and heals wind-stripped skin, while the Urban Island Escape includes a warm coconut-honey toning body mask for a tropical feeling, exfoliating sugar glow scrub and rejuvenating massage followed by a rain shower rinse.

In the world of fragrance and beauty, The House of Guerlain has a reputation of unparalleled devotion to luxury, sophistication and elegance. The spirit of discovery, handed down from generation to generation, complements Guerlain's dedication to beauty. In 1939, Guerlain opened its first “Institut de Beauté” and invented an exclusive facial massage technique. Perfected over time, all the Guerlain facial massage techniques remain just as unique and exclusive today. Fittingly, Guerlain Spa massage therapists are each trained in the manner of Guerlain in Paris.

At The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the Heavenly Spa features a Winter Warmup massage where a cider infused towel wrap envelopes your body in a cocoon of warmth hydrating parched skin. After this toasty beginning, enjoy a long spicy, warm cinnamon 50-minute massage with antioxidant-rich olive fruit and grapeseed oils that will bring a glistening glow to any winter body.

A true oasis, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa rests amidst palmetto-lined boardwalks, lush gardens, serene fountains, and enchanting lagoons. The holistic, relaxing environment evokes a sense of renewal with elements that recall the dunes of Hilton Head Island and the plantations of the South Carolina low country. Natural materials adorn all spaces, while colors in various shades of neutrals accented with white and sea blue create a serene and uplifting ambience. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of the region's herbs, minerals, and customs, guests experience innovative treatments that soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body, and enrich the mind. With soothing massages, luxurious body treatments, revitalizing facials, and much more, the spa is dedicated to providing instinctive and highly personalized service that brings harmony and peace.

There's never a bad time to visit New Orleans. The Spa at Windsor Court has launched exclusive herbal tea baths for an in-suite hydrotherapy session. Each herbal bag includes organic herbs like Chamomile Tea, Lavender Flower, Hibiscus Flower, Green Tea and Milk Powder – enough for two baths. Chamomile soothes the skin and provides antioxidant benefits, while Lavender is a soothing, calming and relaxing flower believed to help relieve headaches, insomnia, and PMS. Hibiscus Flower is an antioxidant that helps end dandruff, unclog pores, soften and calm skin, firms and lifts, while Green Tea contains caffeine and other antioxidants that helps reduce cellulite.

Known for its superb art, Windsor Court boasts a museum quality collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and furnishings dating from the 17th to late 20th centuries. Especially inviting is the Club Level Experience. Located on the top four floors of the hotel, with panoramic views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River, all Club Level guest rooms and suites are richly furnished and feature state-of-the-art electronics and the finest amenities.

No matter your destination, these spa treatments can turn the winter blues into a blissful state of mind.