For most, the mention of spas evokes a vision of uber self-care; massages, walking, swimming, dining, detoxing, yoga, saunas and meditation are a few of the perks included in spa experiences. And people travel over the world to have these mind, body and spiritual experiences. But if you live in the USA, and you’re in need of resetting and relaxation away from home, there’s no need to travel to Asia, the Caribbean or South America. Check out these 5 spas right here in the USA.
1. The Lodge At Woodloch, Pennsylvania
Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, The Lodge At Woodloch is an all inclusive, adult only spa that offers a natural environment for relaxation and wellness. But have no fear, if you’re looking to reset with your family there’s the sister destination Woodloch Pine Resort. Spa services include facials, float therapy, massages, prenatal treatments, couples treatment and more. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you too will have a slew of activities to choose from; hiking, biking, kayaking, archery, fishing, and gardening to name a few.
Spa services include facials, float therapy, massages, prenatal treatments, couples treatment and more. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you too will have a slew of activities to choose from; hiking, biking, kayaking, archery, fishing, and gardening to name a few. The chef-curated garden dinners are prepared with vegetables from their farm to table program ensuring fresh food from nature.
2. New Life Hiking Spa, Vermont, New York
“It’s like camp for adults.” Situated in beautiful green mountains of Vermont, New Life Hiking Spa is a wellness spa that offers fresh air and down time for relaxation and healthy food. Wellness is promoted by getting people into the open environment so they can enjoy the fresh air, outdoor scenery, and healthy foods.
Including in their activities are nature walks, classic hike, and advanced hike. And, several types of massages are available upon completion of the outdoor day. Among the massages offered are deep tissue, Amma, reflexology, Thai yoga, warm bamboo, hot stone and a host more.
For those looking to shed some excess pounds, New Life Hiking offers a “nonclinical approach like mountains, clean air and lush greenery instead of a treadmill, and wholesome natural food instead of a diet.”
3. The Ranch, Malibu, California
Located in Malibu, CA, The mission of The Ranch is to improve the quality of your life by improving the quality of your health. It offers immersive health, weight loss and fitness programs based on the principles of endurance, nutrition, and wellness.”
Their programs vary from a 1-day diagnostic check, a 4-day jump start, a 7-day signature stay, group travel and a 10-day detox. The goal of the programs is to create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
4. Canyon Ranch, Lennox, Massachusetts
Lennox, MA is home to beautiful Canyon Ranch spa, where they empower people to live healthier lives. Customers experience an immersion of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting. Their integrative approach includes fitness and nutrition, health and food, health and healing, mind and spirit, and spa and beauty.
5. Ojo Spa Resorts, New Mexico
Ojo Spa Resorts “honor and share the land’s sacred natural springs while providing genuinely gracious hospitality. Each spa resort offers different yet complementary and authentic guest experiences that support the well-being of mind, body, and spirit.”
You can partake in mindfulness meditation, yoga, hiking excursions, walking, horticulture/gardening, culinary activities, sweat lodge and more.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, health and wellbeing consultant and Qigong instructor. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo and more. She is the founder of Inside Outer Beauty Market, a multi-cultutal retailer curating and creating products to support the body inside and out. Visit the site at www.iobeautymarket.com