Can you feel the tension in your shoulders or the knots in your back? If so, it's time to put a spring in your step with a pampering day at one of Palm Springs' top spas. From mineral water day spas to luxurious resort spas with every detail covered, you'll find the perfect treatment for you in the desert.
If you're looking for a truly pampering experience, try The Well Spa at the Miramonte. This award-winning spa in Indian Wells is known for its one-of-a-kind treatments (think wine baths and honey massages) and its stellar service. From the moment you're greeted with a coin to toss in the wishing well to when you leave with a custom-blended oil for aromatherapy, you'll be well taken care of at this relaxing spa.
If you're interested in the natural mineral waters that run beneath Desert Hot Springs, you can experience them for yourself with a trip to one of the city's day spas. Our pick? Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort, a scenic and secluded resort that offers mineral water pools in its Grotto area and spa services like facials, mud therapy, reiki and lymphatic massage.
If the siren sounds of the spas are calling your name, check out the full list of Palm Springs' best spas below.
SpaTerre at the Riviera in Palm Springs is known for its international treatments and relaxing Buddha Lounge, an indoor pool and quiet retreat from the Riviera's bustling pool. The spa features treatments from around the world, including the Javanese Royal Treatment with yogurt and Balinese massage and the Cleopatra's Milk Ritual, which includes a body exfoliation and milk bath. SpaTerre is also known for its extensive list of facials, including the Crystal-Clear Complexion Facial and rejuvenating Bella-Dermabrasion Facial, which treats fine lines, wrinkles and scarring. The spa menu includes an ever-rotating list of seasonal offerings, so be sure to ask what the current specials are. (760.327.8311)
Beyond the lakes, gondolas and wildlife at the JW Marriott Desert Springs, you'll find The Spa at Desert Springs. The expansive spa area includes steam rooms, showers, two lounges (one designated as a quiet lounge for napping) and pool areas. You can enjoy a deeply relaxing massage in one of the serene treatment rooms or opt for an Ayurvedic treatment with warm oil. Salon services and a fitness center round out the spa experience. If you really need some time to yourself, there's a Sanctuary Suite that can be reserved for six hours. It comes with champagne, chocolate truffles, fresh fruit and butler service. ((760) 341-1874)
The Westin Mission Hills is known for many things: its family-friendly programs, two signature golf courses and its outstanding onsite dining. The real show-stealer, however, is the spa. The onsite spa is both spacious and quiet, and facilities include a steam room, outdoor jacuzzi and relaxation lounge. The 14 treatment rooms each carry a desert plant theme, and you'll find a full spa menu with massage, facial and body treatments. Manicures, pedicures and waxing services are also available. In the mornings, the spa hosts wellness classes like yoga, Zumba and water pilates. ((760) 328-5955)