Featured Spas Archive

Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca, NYC  A offers a water lover’s haven of hydrotherapy options.  From a fridgedarium at 61 degrees F to a temparate bath of 97 degrees F to the hottest of baths at 102 degrees F the options are endless for relaxation. A heated marble seating area mixed with steam lounge and jetted baths create the perfect setting for spa-goers to receive rituals from $450-$550 as well as classic spa options such as a four-handed massage.

Botanique in Campos do Jordao, Brazil Perhaps the best wellness center in South America this spa integrates the therapist and the spa-goer in an elegant dance of healing.  The 10,000 square foot spa houses 8 treatment rooms, a float tank, sauna, rainbar and a selection of 28 essential oils created from the local mountains.

The Four Seasons Resort in L ana’i,  In the selection of treatments with local ingredients and blended traditions the Hawaii Surrender to the Sea
During the Lava Shell Massage, therapists turn the tide on stress by using heated clam shells to penetrate knots and relieve soreness. Slow, deeply warming strokes relax both the mind and the body offered in 55 or 90 minute sessions.

The Ritz Carlton by ESPA, Hong Kong with decor inspired by things high up in the sky — like, clouds and spaceships claims to be the highest spa in the world.  The relaxation area high over the city alongside the breathtaking harbor offer lounge pods that spa goers can rent by the hour. 

Grupo Viadanta’s Brio Spa, Mexico is one of the best in that region featuring a tequila body therapy that reduces inflamation and acts as a natural antiseptic. The Brio Spa collection also features the ultra-lush “Spatium by Brio,” which offers the best of Brio in an even more opulent setting.  Spatium creates a unique experience for guests in its 25 service cabins and six outdoor treatment rooms complete with palapas, to create the ultimate tropical relaxation experience.

Institut Dior, Paris, France 
The spa’s primary aim is to rejuvenate and re-energize, bringing back youthful beauty and energy to face and body through an interaction of the finest products and techniques.  L’Or de Vie’, a revitalizing treatment using a miracle concentrate developed from antioxidant-rich grape vines from Château d’Yquem. The result: plumper, toned skin and incredible luminosity.

Koso Boro Enzyme Baths

Originated almost by accident in the 1950’s by fermentation scientists working with beverages enzyme activity and subsequent baths gained fame in 1972 when the bath was built in the Sapporo Olympic Village for overseas athletes.  Now alongside the ancient onsen bathing tradition there are spas throughout the country that offer similar immersion from geranium to salt and bedrock baths.  Read Full Story