It may be frigid in much of the U.S. for a few more weeks than many of us would prefer this year no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil. Spas can make the most of the extra chilly days and frozen spa-goers by offering heated treatments to warm them up with wraps, baths, hot stones, and tropical ingredients.
- The Spa at Windsor Court has launched exclusive herbal tea baths ($15 each) for an in-suite hydrotherapy session. Each herbal bag includes organic herbs, such as chamomile tea, lavender flower, hibiscus flower, green tea, and milk powder, with a range of health benefits—calming, soothing, cleansing, and lifting.
- At The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the Heavenly Spa features a Winter Warmup massage ($100, 60 minutes), which begins with a cider infused towel wrap to warm and hydrate parched skin. After this toasty beginning, spa-goers enjoy a long spicy, warm cinnamon 50-minute massage with antioxidant-rich olive fruit and grapeseed oils that will bring a glistening glow to any winter body.
- The Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York offers a nourishing Winter Warm-Up ($195, 50 minutes) and hydrating Urban Island Escape ($325, 80 minutes) body treatment. The Winter Warm-Up is a 50 minute hot towel massage with moisturizing essential oils that softens tense tissue and heals wind-stripped skin, while the Urban Island Escape includes a warm coconut-honey toning body mask (for a tropical feeling), exfoliating sugar glow scrub and rejuvenating massage followed by a rain shower rinse.
- For those completely fed up with the ice and snow, spa-goers can jet off to Vieques Island and the W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island for the Crystalline Gemstone treatment at Away Spa. The service incorporates a rare blend of 45 micronized gemstone crystals proven to dramatically increase hydration levels. It also creates high energy, warmth, while tightening and detoxifying the skin.
Does your spa add more warming treatments during the cooler months to revive guests?