Lap of Luxury

Moms truly sacrifice so much and devote themselves to their children, and it takes its toll. According to the American Psychological Association’s annual “Stress in America” survey, women and parents are significantly more stressed than those not caring for children. A majority of women also said they are significantly more stressed out than their own moms were a generation ago. Clearly they deserve an over-the-top pampering spa treat this Mother’s Day. Well, they deserve it each and every day, but May 10 this year is a non-negotiable and a massage or time at the spa is one of the top three ways for moms to de-stress.

SpaTerre at Riviera Palm Springs is offering a decadent treatment fit for a queen, aka mom. The Cleopatra’s Milk Global Ritual Package ($250, 2 hours 40 minutes) will give her a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of her kingdom. It includes a full-body exfoliation, a Serenity Bath, a nurturing massage, and a private 30-minute stem in the Zen room plus an eye, lip, and neck treatment and a glass of Champagne.

The Pamper Yourself spa package (starting at $410 per night) affords mom the ultimate indulgence at Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY) with two 50-minute massages and access to health and wellness sessions. Also included is daily breakfast and luxurious suite accommodations with a cast-iron gas fireplace, jetted spa tub, private balcony, and access to the picturesque indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, cedar wood saunas, and eucalyptus-infused steam room. 

The Royal Treatment ($225) at SpaBlue (Del Mar, CA) pulls out all the pampering stops for mom with a One-Hour Massage, Custom Facial, and choice of Signature Beauty Manicure or Classic Ritual Pedicure. Moms will feel refreshed, renewed and ready to take on whatever challenges motherhood throws their way.

The Spa, Sparkling & Savasana package (starting at $249 per night, 3 night minimum) at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (CO) appeals to outdoorsy moms with an eye for luxury. The package includes luxury overnight accommodations, a $250 spa credit to Spa Anjali, unlimited yoga and fitness classes at the Athletic Club, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a $100 credit to Maya restaurant.

Get right to the point with the Relax, Mom! Package (starting at $999 per night), which encourages mother-daughter duos to chill out in style. At Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles, NY). It includes one night accommodation, a 50-minute Signature Facial and Massage for each person, a one-hour personal training session, Caudalie Favorites gift set, and use of spa and fitness facilities and classes.

How does your spa help moms de-stress and rejuvenate?