Top 5 Unexpected Spa Treatments of 2018

From ancient traditions to modern-day digital detoxes, these surprising yet rejuvenating treatments are designed to offer mental clarity, relaxation and a healthy, revitalizing boost.

Hammam Beauty Ritual

Kimpton Seafire

The radiant heat from the exotic Hammam and the cleansing volcanic black soap with olive oil and eucalyptus offer a decadent Beauty Hammam Journey at this Grand Cayman resort. Followed by a signature massage using a black tea-infused rich balm and essential oils, this beautifying treatment offers soothing indulgence.

L’Auberge de Sedona

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Forest Bathing

L’Auberge de Sedona

From the Japanese tradition known as Shinrin-yoku comes Forest Bathing, an immersive nature experience. L’Auberge de Sedona offers an in-depth guided practice with a formal traditional closing tea ceremony. Finish the calming, stress-releasing experience with a creek-side massage treatment.

Salt Room

Aria Las Vegas

Featuring an entire wall made of salt bricks, complemented by salt lamps and massaging vibration therapy, the spa’s Shio Salt Room’s salt-infused air is designed to clear and refresh the respiratory system.

Rosewood Mayakoba

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“The Kuxtal” Sensory Garden Ritual

Rosewood Mayakoba

Based on ancient Mayan beliefs of direct connection with all living forms, Rosewood Mayakoba’s “Kuxtal,” which is the Mayan word for life, a sensorial awakening ritual fuses aromas, sounds & tastes surrounded by the natural beauty of the garden to awaken each one of the five senses.

Digital Detoxing

Spas at Mandarin Oriental

The Spas at Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide offer a Digital Wellness Retreat, which is an 80-minute treatment focusing on the power of human touch as a calming antidote to screen-induced tension.