Cooler weather and shorter days can only mean one thing: fall has arrived, and it’s in full swing. Many spas have welcomed the season with treatments that are unique to the scents and flavors associated with the fall season.
Ingredients such as pumpkin, apple, ginger, nuts, and spices are surfacing on many spa menus. Packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which increase cell turnover, pumpkin nourishes the skin through its anti-aging, detoxifying benefits. Apples contain vitamin C and copper, both skin-friendly nutrients that help improve appearance and texture. Ginger is a flowering plant whose root is filled with medicinal properties that are known to fight free radicals, improve blemishes and decrease inflammation. These ingredients and others are now being included in spa treatments, making clients "fall" for the season.
- Warm Pumpkin Honey Wrap at the Seawater Spa at Gurney’s: The body is cocooned with the sense of fall as this classic spa treatment detoxifies, relaxes muscles, and soothes the mind. ($145, 50 minutes)
- Pumpkin Butter Stimulating Facial at the Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club: Fall into “porefection” with a milk-infused steamed towel to help open pores before a whipped butter and sugar polish gently cleanses and hydrates. ($145, 50 minutes)
- Pumpkin Chai Scrub at the Spa at Pebble Beach: This service features an array of seasonal ingredients including a sweet cream salt scrub, a pumpkin mask wrap, and an application of honey-chai steeped milk lotion. ($270, 75 minutes)
- Pumpkin Walnut Body Scrub at Hacienda Beach Club and Residences: Designed to gently remove keratinized, dead skin cells, this scrub rejuvenates skin texture. The moisture mask softens the top layers of the skin revealing a smoother, more illuminated complexion. ($130, 50 minutes; $160, 80 minutes)
- Almond & Pumpkin Body Wrap at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe: This treatment incorporates products from Eminence Organic Skin Care and concludes with a cup of organic spice tea from Mighty Leaf. ($195, 50 minutes)
- Apple Cider Masque and Massage at Whiteface Lodge: This luxurious treatment rehydrates and rejuvenates skin from head to toe with mineral clay, iced cider, and apple vinegar. A rebalancing full-body massage follows with ultra-nourishing body cream containing apple extracts. ($190, 80 minutes Fri.-Sun.; $180, 80 minutes Mon.-Thurs.)
- Spiced Cider Pumpkin Pedicure at the Spa at Lakeway Resort: A pedicure with a seasonal twist, this combines a fizzing apple cider soak and whipped honey salt scrub. Clients then enjoy a deep foot massage with locally sourced agave nectar body oil and beautifully painted toes. ($80, 75 minutes)
- Chai Spice Warming Body Ritual at Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa: This organic chai spice warming body treatment will leave the body stimulated yet relaxed and skin refreshed and hydrated. Exfoliating sugar polish, scented with organic vanilla, cardamom, and black pepper are all used to refresh the complexion and stimulate circulation. ($225, 80 minutes)
- Ginger Glow Hydrating Facial at AquaVie Spa: Ginger and citrus coconut is used to exfoliate skin, leaving it refreshed and hydrated. ($120, 60 minutes; $165 90 minutes)
- Cozy, Spicy, Warm Spa Package at [email protected]: Clients start with a cozy massage, designed to soothe muscles with Swedish- massage techniques. Skin is then treated to a delightfully spicy organic facial, featuring hot paprika, to stimulate circulation. The service is completed by a warm pedicure with a hot towel hydrating wrap. ($275, 3 hours)