Glance at these journeys at a number of successful spas that are creating this experience for their clients.
Location: Elements Spa at Minerals Resort at Crystal Springs, Vernon, NJ
Time & Cost: 90 minutes, $375
This signature spa treatment is designed for two and begins in the spa’s unique couple’s suite, which offers a state-of-the-art water experience. The couple first enjoys a side-by-side body exfoliation, followed by a dip in a sunken tub filled with circulating mineral water. This is followed by a self-application of a trio of muds, a steam session and a downpour of “rain” from the ceiling in the Rainforest Room. A shower in a separate room concludes the service.
Location: Agora Spa at the Stamford Marriott, Stamford, CT
Time & Cost: 300 minutes, $465
This journey begins with an aromatherapy body polish, followed by a body wrap and a hot stone massage. An Agora signature facial also is included, and the experience ends with a manicure and pedicure.
Location: The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island, SC
Time & Cost: 120 minutes, $320
This treatment begins with a foot soak and reflexology session, followed by the client’s choice of a body treatment, such as the Ocean Fossil Mineral Therapy, Island Infusion, Gracious Glow and Steam, or a Signature Massage.
Location: Sundara Inn & Spa,Wisconsin Dells, WI
Time & Cost: 30 minutes, $65
Based on an ancient Indian custom, this ritual begins with a traditional foot wash and an application of an herbal oil to energize the marma points. The menu describes the treatment as such: “No matter the journey that has brought you to Sundara, we honor your presence in the same way.”
Location: Mii amo, a destination spaat Enchantment, Sedona, AZ
Time & Cost: Three- to seven-night program, $1,590–5,740
Meant to introduce clients to the principles of ayurveda and instruct them on how to live a balanced life in harmony with nature, this program offers everything from cooking and nutrition to spa treatments, yoga and meditation.
Location: SpaHalekulani, Honolulu
Time & Cost: Four or more hours, $640
This spa takes its inspiration from the healing cultures of Asia, Hawaii and the South Pacific. In this four-hour package, spa clients enjoy a deluxe body treatment, a choice of massage and a facial. Light refreshments on the spa terrace also are included.
Location: Maximus Spa Salon, New York
Time & Cost: 30 minutes, $85
or 90 minutes, $150 with massage
The signature treatment at this Soho spa includes a Salt Glow body treatment and Vichy shower, followed by a therapeutic soak in a hydrotherapy tub. A steam session and a cascading waterfall experience set this journey apart.