Sweet Spa Sensations

White Christmas is one of my favorite classic holiday movies. It’s a sweet reminder of the simple joys of the season—singing, dancing, and snow. Each year I hope for a glistening snow fall to cover everything in white. This year I got my wish by traveling to the Rocky Mountains where I’m guaranteed a winter wonderland. Snow or not, spas are certainly serving up sweet treatments for spa-goers looking to curb cravings without the calories and indulge in some relaxation. Here are a few spas with inspiring treats on their menus this month:

  • Well Spa at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (WI) helps clients unwind with the Toasty Marshmallow Massage (starting at $120, 50 minutes). This decadent full body massage uses marshmallow shea butter with notes of tonka bean and sandalwood. For the face, spa-goers can opt for the Three Milks-a-Merry Winter Nourishment Facial ($130, 50 minutes), which hydrates and cleansers the complexion with a green-tea infused cleanser, coconut milk steaming compress, and peptide-rich botanical facial polish and moisturizer. Tips and toes get a sweet treat too with the Mint Chocolate Mistle-toes ($80, 50 minutes) and Manicure ($70, 50 minutes) complete with thick whole milk soak, sweet cream salt scrub, hot chocolate mask, and minty shea butter massage and paraffin dip.
  • High altitude spa-goers at The Spa at the Madeline Hotel and Residences (Telluride, CO) have a festive option for their weary feet. The Peppermint Pedicure ($85) begins with a peppermint infused foot soak and scrub, followed by a revitalizing vanilla infused avocado mask. Guests who want to linger longer can add on a Lemon and Juniper bath soak with a glass of champagne for $50.
  • Guests of Springs Eternal Spa at Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (PA) get to indulge in peppermint chocolate pampering. The Peppermint Patty Pedi invigorates and refreshes tootsies with peppermint followed by a warm chocolate oil foot massage and dark chocolate wrap. Chocolate peppermint tea appeals to spa-goers sweet tooth as they relax in style.

What sweet services are on your menu this month and through the New Year?

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