As excited as adults get around the holidays for their favorite traditions, in my opinion the little ones exude pure joy better anyone. Young spa-goers are the big winners this holiday season with gifts from Santa and pampering at luxury spas. El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Puerto Rico) offers the Santa’s Little Helpers spa treatment at the resorts’ dedicated Ki’ children’s spa. The 50-minute spa treatment includes a gingerbread head, neck, and shoulder massage followed by a sugar plum organic facial. Meanwhile, mom and dad can treat themselves to holiday specials at Waldorf Astoria Spa such as a Merry Berry Facial featuring blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and red currant extracts for an antioxidant boost; Jingle Bell Rocks hot rock aromatherapy massage; Sugar or Spice and All Things Nice” signature Waldorf Astoria scrub or massage; Mistle-Toes peppermint foot treatment and Tis the Season for Two couples massage.
For spa-goers venturing to warm locales, inspired spa treatments at Spa Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Mexico) give the sensation of a white and snowy Christmas for guests of all ages. The new Ice Princess Massage ($65, 25 minutes) relaxes and hydrates the skin with a sparkling light cream, leaving a lasting shimmering princess glow. A relaxing massage that incorporates a gentle sensation of snowflakes falling, the Snowflakes Massage ($65, 25 minutes) leaves little drummer boys with a feeling as though he has just been dancing through the snow. Mom and dad can enjoy the classic holiday scents of cinnamon and apple to calm and stimulate the senses in the Christmas Massage (165, 50 minutes; $198, 80 minutes). It uses spherical massage tools, resembling Christmas tree ornaments, to apply pressure, soothe, and release tension throughout the body.
What are your favorite Christmas traditions in and out of the spa?