Going for Relaxation Gold in Rio

I may not be cheering on Olympians in person today, but that doesn’t make me any less excited for the Rio 2016 Olympics. I am a passionate fan when it comes to the Olympics, and I count down the days every two years until the athletes start competing. It’s so inspiring to watch athletes from around the world and learn about the hard work that brought them to the games. I will be glued to the coverage, checking out as many events and sports over the next two weeks. I may not be working hard to watch the games, but the athletes certainly are. Here are a few spa treatments that may help them revive between events and soak up some of the beauty Brazil is so famous for.

W Spa has a wide range of treatments ready to pamper spa-goers. The Clarins Relaxing Body Treatment (80 minutes) comforts dry skin and the Ultra-Hydrating Treatment (80 minutes) relies on katafray bark extract, which has been used for years in traditional medicine in Madagascar to hdyrate and renew the skin.

Shine Spa for Sheraton at Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort promises a state of complete harmony and wellness. Set in an upscale atmosphere with classic elements of the Regency period, spa-goers can indulge in the signature Shine Body (60 minutes), which relies on the energizing properties of golden algae and revitalizes the skin. To keep up appearances, the Shine Facial Hidra Skin incorporates advanced technology to provide total hydration and prevent water loss.

Lavanda Fitness Spa offers workout classes, alternative therapies, massage, esthetic treatments for face and body, and more. Visitors can banish cellulite in 60 minutes with ultrasound or get a boost with Rejuvenation Kobido (Japanese facelift), which is an ancient form of facial massage reserved for Japanese royalty and designed to improve health, increase longevity, and prevent disease.

Spa Damani at Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel features relaxing massage, energizing exfoliation, and facials all infused with Eastern spa techniques.

Spa Maria Bonita's Spazziano Organic and Raw Food features organic produce and dishes filled with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and highly digestive enzymes to keep travelers going during busy days.

The 12,000-square-foot Atiaia Spa at Grand Hyatt has ample space for a complete range of relaxing treatments and fitness offerings. Signature treatments have been developed with local techniques and native products for an authentic experience.

Spa Fasano Renata de Abreu at Hotel Fasano is dedicated to holistic wellness with a variety of body, facial, and hair treatments. The rooftop terrace home to the exclusive Vichy shower room makes hydro-treatments a must for spa-goers. 

Porto Bay Rio Internacional features an outdoor rooftop pool, a Swedish and a steam sauna, and a massage room with a view over Copacabana.

Guests staying at Santa Teresa Hotel RJ MGallery by Sofitel can relax in the sauna or solarium before and after massages or ofuro treatments (Japanese bath).

Is your spa offering Olympic specials to appeal to fans like myself?