Natural Inspiration: Tree-Based Treatments

Finding inspiration in the tree theme established throughout its architectural design, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe (North Lake Tahoe, CA) recently introduced three new signature treatments that evoke a sense of place. “We pride ourselves on providing guests with an authentic Lake Tahoe experience at our spa and throughout the entire resort,” says spa director Candice Betz. “The tree theme that carries throughout the resort, from the architecture in the main lounge area to intricate details in the rooms, reminds our guests of the beautiful and protective region that surrounds them.”

Spa-goers are meant to feel as if they’re traveling from a canopy of trees down to the forest floor when they descend from the upstairs spa lobby down to the treatment rooms, which are named after various local wildflowers and fauna found throughout the Sierra Nevada region. The treatments, which incorporate local ingredients and indigenous stones from Lake Tahoe, include:

Inspired by trees, the spa introduced a tree-themed massage and bath.


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Journey Through the Forest ($350, 90 minutes) is a full-body exfoliation, 
a soak, and a full-body massage with ESPA ( products. 

Tahoe Tree of Life ($285, 75 minutes) is a foaming salt soak and a hot stone massage with Body Bliss ( products.

Sierra Summit Foot Ritual ($140, 50 minutes) is an invigorating foot soak, hand massage, exfoliation, mask, and massage to the lower legs and feet with products from Eminence Organic Skin Care (