Spa & Wellness Offerings for April Stress Awareness Month

Spa & Wellness Offerings for April Stress Awareness Month
Mountain Trek, Nelson, British Columbia

Stress Education

Although National Stress Awareness day is in April, stress awareness and management is a highly focused topic every day at Mountain Trek, luxury health and fitness retreat. Located in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, Mountain Trek's hiking-based wellness retreat treats guests to an ultra personalized program where time is spent on activities including hiking, yoga, massage therapy, detox treatments, and a variety of fitness. A focus of the program includes daily educational lectures focusing on stress management, detoxification, nutrition, sleep health, and metabolism. Each mindful sleep health session teaches guests how to manage and counter the inevitability of stress, with a focus on maintaining stress relief, long after Mountain Trek's week-long retreat.

The Mulia & Mulia Villas, Bali, Indonesia (pictured)

Located on the dramatic coastline of Nusa Dua, The Mulia Spa's Mother of Pearl Ocean Luxury treatment is the perfect escape for travelers during National Stress Awareness Month.The balancing fragrant ritual begins with the restorative healing benefits of warm water. The therapy compliments the Spas holistic wellness path by alternating between gentle heat and pure ice crystals in an effort to strengthen your metabolism. A skin analysis is then performed before a Balinese Mother of Pearl and aromatic utilizing natural sea salt exfoliation on the award winning multi-sensory Hammam style table, enriched with wellness chroma-therapy. This leads to a traditional healing Balinese Massage with Jasmine infused oils in which fragrant Rose scent is massaged into your scalp leaving you in deep emotional well-being.

Spa Marquis at Marquis Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico

Situated right on the Sea of Cortés, Marquis Los Cabos is an all-suite, all-inclusive property offering beach-front access to Mexico's warm waters. Take a break from the sun and beautiful sandy beaches and retreat to Spa Marquis for a truly one of a kind experience. The 13,000 square foot holistic spa, features a Soul Cycle-esque fitness room; a wide variety of face and body treatments designed to create harmony for the body, mind and spirit; three outdoor swimming pools, two with infinity-edge; six private hot tubs; a cold pool; men's and women's steam rooms; and ten magnificent ocean view treatment rooms. For total relaxation, try the rejuvenating Diamond Rose Ritual using Natura Bisse's limited-edition Diamond Rose line, crafted with oils extracted from Moroccan Damask roses. The sought-after rose oil in provides powerful anti-aging, anti-stress and antioxidant properties while producing a fragrance almost identical to fresh roses. Start the treatment with a Diamond Rose Scrub exfoliation and Rose Mist, before adding the Diamond Rose Oil and Rose Touch massage. The treatment is finished with a protective veil of SPF 50 to protect luminous and deeply moisturized skin. This treatment is only offered at a handful of select hotels across the world – Spa Marquis being one of them.

Additionally, the property highlights wellness throughout, with special inlaid mosaic stone walkways used as “reflexology walks,” instructor-led water aerobics, water volleyball and water basketball offered in the main pool and beach soccer, tennis and volleyball offered on the sand. Daily stretching and yoga on the lawn is also offered each morning.

Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
Holistic Therapy
Rancho La Puerta, the original “fitness resort” and spa in Tecate, Mexico, provides a luxurious wellness experience. Aligned with the intentions of National Stress Awareness Month, the property offers guests a unique reawakening and spiritual mental escape. A true ambassador of wellness, holism, and stress management the destination spa offers one-on-one holistic therapies, including acupuncture, Ayurveda, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, energy healing, Feldenkrais Method and more, allowing guests to alleviate stress and improve mental health. In addition to the property's holistic treatments, the Ranch further places a spotlight on self-reflection and the appreciation of the surrounding natural beauty, that guests are treated to a true digital detox with limited wifi, and no TVs in guest rooms.


Zest Spa at The Camby Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

Perfectly designed to press pause on the every day and unwind from mental and physical tension, the “Got Stress?” treatment from Zest Spa at The Camby Hotel is an efficient and energizing way to treat yourself during National Stress Awareness Month. The 20-minute “treat” is dedicated to focusing on localized stress in the neck and shoulders, designed to soothe and invigorate even the busiest traveler. Treats are aimed at business travelers, those strained for time and anyone excited to get out and explore the lively destination of Phoenix by providing a respite from stress and cure for exhaustion without the time and cost associated with a hour treatment. The newly opened Zest Spa specializes in twists on the traditional with contemporary treatment rooms, beautiful men and women's lounges and an outdoor relaxation patio.

L'Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, AZ

The perfect escape for travelers during National Stress Awareness Month, Forest Bathing, also know as “Shinrin-Yoku,” is a treatment offered by L'Apothecary Spa that draws on the traditions of mindfulness and is rooted in a range of transcultural practices that recognize the benefits that time in nature can have a positive and healing effect on human health and happiness. Guests will find a true sense of connection with the earth that will not only deepen their relationship with nature, but with themselves as well. Located along the breathtaking Oak Creek and Coconino National Forest, and nestled within the enchanting Red Rocks of Sedona L'Auberge de Sedona has long been a destination sought after for the naturally healing benefits of its environment.

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA

Spa at The Del highlights the healing properties of the sea and offers a wealth of relaxing treatments and beauty therapies, including organic facials, luscious body scrubs, slimming wraps and deep tissue massage – all to alleviate any stress. The private terrace with vanishing-edge pool overlooking the Pacific provides the ultimate therapeutic retreat. Guests can tap into the ocean and drift away with a massage to encourage healing and relaxation, as well as physical and mental restoration. In particular the HydraFacial is the newest non-laser resurfacing treatment using vitamin-rich serums and a wand-like divide to deliver instantly clearer, more beautiful skin. Fine lines are softened, sun damage is improved and skin is purified using the latest technology.

The Spa at Harrah's Resort Southern California, Greater San Diego, CA

Take relaxation to a whole new level with the Harmony Massage at The Spa at Harrah's. This full body massages uses a harmonizing blend of 10 pure essential oils to soothe and balance not only the body, but the mind, as well. Lang Ylang relaxes and strengthens the soul, while Lavadin, blue tansy, geranium, and bergamot reduce stress and produce an overall calming effect. Stress will be a thing of the past after this treatment! 50 minute treatment for $125

The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Situated in the heart of San Diego North and amid the San Pasqual Mountains, Rancho Bernardo Inn offers guests a Thai Poultice Workshop through their award-winning spa. The 14th-century wellness workshop provides a take-home treatment to rejuvenate skin and muscles. With the guidance of trained spa therapists, spa-goers hand-select a variety of herbs and spices – fresh lavender, rose hip powder, green tea extract, orange peel and more– to make an aromatic muslin parcel. The variety of ingredients contain aromatic herbs that effectively treat a myriad of common ailments. While offering comfort, the poultices also work with the body's natural energy to promote harmonization of the body's energy flow. In addition to the Thai Poultice offering, The Spa offers a tranquil oasis with an extensive array of massages, facials, and body treatments, including its seasonal Made Fresh Daily treatment that utilizes fresh herbs and locally grown produce. Treatments can be enjoyed indoors or out, including the outdoor spa garden and patio area with gorgeous treatment casitas.

The Spa at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito, CA

Guests can reach total relaxation and celebrate National Stress Awareness Month with a Solar Flare Body Wrap Treatment at the Spa at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa. The combination of warm lemony spices and conditioning shea butters hydrate the skin with warm basalt stones. This treatment aims to help guests refresh both body and soul, ultimately finding their skin revitalized and their tense muscles calmed.

Mayflower Grace, Washington, CT

Sound Healing Sessions

For one hour, guests lie on comfortable mats and listen to the healing sounds of singing bowls and gongs while receiving reflexology treatments, which are the application of appropriate pressure to specific pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears. This releases tension from the body and allows the mind to fall into a meditative state.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale spa offers the ‘Stress Relief Massage' allowing guests to enjoy 50 to 80 minutes of an aromatic bespoke treatment, geared toward unwinding and de-stressing the body. This soothing aromatherapy massage melts away tension and uses a blend of essential oils chosen to suit the guests' specific needs. This massage is only one of many massages, wraps, and treatments meant to soothe the soul, body and mind.

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, FL

Revive and restore your body and mind at the exhale Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami. On top of the dozens of beauty treatments for your face nails and body, exhale Bal Harbour offers special body therapies and yoga sessions that recognize the importance of proper breathing and restorative stretching. Nutrition and wellness coaching are also provided for those looking to alleviate mental stress through proper meals and relaxation methods. The wellness coaching program partners guests with an experienced nutritionist who will listen, teach and support the guest in their journey to better health and mental wellness.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, FL

Celebrate Stress Awareness Month and rebalance the body and mind at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples. The Peacefulness treatment is specifically designed to promote relaxation and sleep while releasing tension in the body. Guests will enjoy soothing scents and warming aromatic oils as they're guided through a calming journey to peacefulness and bliss.

Laniwai Spa at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, HI

The Hawaiian word laniwai (lah-nee-vai) means "freshwater heaven," and the spa lives up to its name with more than 150 treatments, including the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on the island of Oahu. Guests can enjoy National Stress Awareness Month with at Laniwai with the new relaxing Sleep Treatment – a indulgent combination of aromatherapy, meditation and massage that ensures a restful nights sleep.

White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, ME

Sound Healing Stone Massage with the added benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Chakra Cleansing Meditation

Healing with the power of sound is one of the oldest and most natural forms of holistic healing. Warmed Kennebunk River Stones are placed along the chakra centers of the spine as well as to the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet and singing bowls are placed directly onto the body. The vibrations cleanse and balance the body, reducing stress through relaxation and allowing one to become more aware of the body/mind connection.