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Ten Great Spa Resorts to De-stress One’s Life

Stress. Everyone in the United States lives with it daily. This country is known for its urban areas, traffic, and stress. It’s a dog eat dog world here in the U.S. No wonder so many of us wish for a vacation-but, not just any vacation. We want to be pampered. We want massages, pedicures, manicures and yoga classes. We want great food, drink, and exceptional customer service. Here is a list of the Medical Spa by myethosspa that I would like to recommend to all the readers. With their professional staff and masseuses, you will definitely enjoy this detoxifying experience at really affordable prices.

  1. Body Holiday at LeSport, St. Lucia: This resort offers fine dining, luxurious accommodations, and spa services such as massage, yoga, and various types of exercise. The rooms are beautiful, the food delicious, and the price is moderate. No children are allowed at this spa, and they also have packages for those traveling alone. The off-season is the least expensive time to travel, and will also be quieter. Drinks are served on the beach by servers, as are sandwiches. Did I mention this is an all-inclusive resort? Only soft adventure activities require a fee, and these include hikes to the Pitons, river treks, or the turtle watch.

  1. Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri: This is actually a convention center, so they cater to all of the stressed-out and tired executives who travel for the big conventions in Southern Missouri. The rooms are large and nicely decorated, and clean. This hotel offers specials every quarter. The best time to travel is in spring or fall, as Southern Missouri is quite hot and humid in the summer. Of course, the hotel is air-conditioned and they have swimming pools, so to each her own. The spa itself is connected to the hotel by a walkway, decorated with chandeliers to add elegance to the experience. They offer haircuts and shaves, manicures, pedicures, massages, body wraps, and facials, as well as other services to de-stress the weary traveler. Don’t forget to reserve some time to spend at Silver Dollar City -a very enjoyable day for anyone.
  2. Las Casitas del Colca, Colca Canyon, Peru: For the adventurous traveler with a larger budget, Las Casitas del Colca might be the place for you. Peace, remoteness, and serenity are what the customer receives at this spa. Their huge massage menu includes fresh, organic herbs and oils, as well as stones, which all leave the body feeling like butter. Outside activities include many tours and excursions to the villages surrounding the spa. The best time to book this trip is in their summer, which in the U.S. is our winter.
  3. For an exotic trip, try the Sala Phuket Resort Spa located in Phuket, Thailand. This four-star spa is on the Mai Khao beach and includes full spa services, a gym, and Wi-Fi for the business traveler or the one who has to be in touch back at home. Their spa treatment rooms are crisp and clean. Guests may eat their dinner outside, almost on the beach. Outside activities include jungle safaris, golf, and a dazzling nightlife!
  4. Estancia La Jolla Resort, San Diego has seven spa treatment rooms, but many guests opt to have private massages out in the gardens. The resort is a beautiful Spanish style, with lush green grass and flowers everywhere. For the business traveler, this resort offers a quick massage with a delicious boxed lunch for a reasonable price. It is hard to resist and great year-round!

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers ocean-view rooms and two-person massages. It’s no wonder Will Smith loves Miami. Nightlife in Miami is renowned for fine dining and salsa dancing, so no night should ever be boring unless you want it to be. Summers fill up fast because that is the best time to visit Miami, so book accordingly, and have some extra cash on hand for the extras you will want while in that area. Shopping!
  2. The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC: Located in the mountains of North Carolina, this hotel is perfect at any time of the year because of the various outdoor activities. The Fire, Rock, Water, and Light massage is to die for-be sure to schedule that one while you are there. Be sure to visit the Biltmore Estate and its winery while in town. It truly is a beautiful place!
  3. Miraval Resort in Tucson, AZ is great for singles, couples, or even a company retreat. The idea at this resort is personal transformation-and they have several options to choose from to help achieve this idea. Packages include the Mindful Weight Management, Mindful Stress Management, and Support Thru Transition. Miraval has endless spa options ranging from swim therapy to breathwork classes. There is no better time than now to visit Miraval to regain peace of mind!
  4. For those of you who do not want to leave the United States, but want an unusual experience, head over to The Resort at Paws Up, in Greenough, Montana. Located on a cattle ranch, this resort offers guests several luxury private vacation homes as well as luxury tents. Yes, you hear right- luxury tents. Each tent has king-size beds and electricity and sits right off the Blackfoot River. Truly, this is camping out in style. They serve gourmet food in the dining tent, and there is a master bathroom nearby. Activities include horseback riding, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, geocaching, and various kids activities. The best time to travel is in the summer, as Montana is rather cold in the winter.

  1. The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa, located in Beverly Hills, CA has state-of-the-art, relaxing spa rooms and equipment to provide much-needed relaxation and detoxification. Specializing in many techniques including pre and post-natal massages, this spa also has a special menu for a gentleman who would like manicures, pedicures, and facials. Stone therapy, couple massage, and “caviar” massage is also offered. The best time to go? Anytime. How about right now?


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.
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