Spas Strike Back at Stress

Mulia Spa in Bali

Mulia Spa in BaliYou might be able to run, but you definitely can't hide from stress. Unfortunately, stress has become a constant reality so we're on the hunt for better ways to deal with it. “Even though we’ve learned a lot about stress in the past twenty years, we’ve got a long way to go,” says Morton C. Orman, M.D., founder and director of Health Resource Network, which sponsors Stress Awareness Month. “New information is now available that could help millions of Americans eliminate their suffering.” According to recent research, one-third of adults report stress as the number one factor in physical health and mental stability, a significant increase from the previous year. Just in time for Stress Awareness Month, spas around the world have relaxing offerings and activities to provide balance and peace.

Mountain Trek (Nelson, British Columbia) offers guests a personalized program ($4750) during its week-long wellness retreat in the mountains that is focused on hiking, yoga, massage therapy, detox treatments, and a variety of fitness classes. Daily routine includes educational lectures on stress management, detoxification, nutrition, sleep health, and metabolism. 

The Mulia Spa at The Mulia & Mulia Villas (Bali, Indonesia) is offering guests the Mother of Pearl Ocean Luxury treatment to balance and restore health. The treatment begins with the healing benefits of warm water. It alternates between hot and ice cold to strengthen the metabolism. Next, a skin analysis is performed before a Balinese Mother of Pearl and aromatic sea salt exfoliation on a Hammam-style table, enhanced with Chroma-therapy. Finally, traditional Balinese Massage with Jasmine-infused oils and Rose scent scalp massage for total mind and body relaxation. 

Spa Marquis at Marquis Los Cabos (Mexico) offers guests the Diamond Rose Ritual ($255, 90 minutes) using Natura Bisse’s Diamond Rose line. This line uses oils extracted from Moroccan Damask roses. The rose oil contains strong anti-aging, anti-stress, antioxidant benefits. 

Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico) offers one-on-one holistic therapies including acupuncture, Ayurveda, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, energy healing, Feldenkrais Method, and more to relieve stress and improve mental health.  

Stay tuned for more on Stress Awareness Month, and the best ways your spa can help clients de-stress in style.