Nestled amongst the Wasatch Mountains in Park City, UT, sits Montage Deer Valley, a quintessential mountain retreat featuring Spa Montage, an alpine oasis known for delivering nature’s goodness to guests for some local-inspired healing. In honor of the new year, Spa Montage wants to emphasize to spa-goers the importance of knowing what’s in their treatments. To honor its distinct location and the area’s history of abundant natural resources, Spa Montage has introduced four new spa treatments that spotlight elements found in Utah’s diverse terrain, utilizing ingredients indigenous to the region.
“Indigenous approaches to healing are important to Spa Montage Deer Valley,” says Shana Ominsky, executive spa director of Montage Deer Valley. “We like to connect our guests with our beautiful surroundings and the healing properties of the mountains, creating a deeper sense of relaxation and spirituality while connecting our therapists to our guests.”
Check out the four new treatments below:
- The Mountain Stone Massage ($340, 90 minutes) features Utah’s local basalt rock. Quarried basalt is characterized by a dense, black, massive rock, that is high in calcium and iron-magnesium and can retain heat longer than oceanic basalt. In Utah, this type of basalt can be found across Capitol Reef National Park, which was left behind from ancient volcanic activity.
The full body massage utilizes the basalt stones by intentionally placing them across the body. Hot stones create deep muscle relaxation while cold stones reduce inflammation, creating a feeling of restored balance within the body.
- Lavender Dreams ($325, 90 minutes) features local Utah lavender. The treatment utilizes organic lavender oil to hydrate the skin, grown locally at the Young Living lavender farm in Mona, UT, the largest herb farm and distillery in the world.
The treatment contains a two-step full body scrub, a fingertip scalp massage, and a soothing back and foot massage featuring warm healing stones. Throughout the service, clients are encouraged to deeply inhale the scent of the organic lavender to uplift and relax during the treatment.
- High Altitude Kur ($325, 90 minutes) includes Utah-local Aspen bark and salt. The treatment begins with a mineralizing bath soak which is high in magnesium to relax the muscles before the massage. The soak uses salts from The Great Salt Lake in nearby Salt Lake City, UT. The Aspen bark lotion provides the anti-inflammatory ingredient salicin, which is safely extracted from Aspen trees, the state tree of Utah.
The treatment begins with a warm, oxygen-infused, mineralizing bath that incorporates a refreshing cool water contrast. A Master Therapist then performs an invigorating body scrub, followed by a soothing rhythmic massage to stimulate respiration and clarity. This full body experience is created to help your body relax and recover from higher altitudes.
- The Organic Brightening Facial ($375, 60 minutes) uses indigenous honey. The facial includes an organic, raw honey mask to hydrate and brighten the skin. Known as “The Beehave State” for its wealth of raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized honey, Spa Montage incorporates honey into a number of its facials. In its natural state, honey is great for every skin type since it is full of anti-aging antioxidants, acts as a natural antibacterial, and provides moisture to combat dry skin. The facial also features a 100 percent natural multi-acid peel, crafted to deliver smoother and brighter-looking skin using a blend of mutli-hydroxy acids.