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While it’s pretty easy to find a simple massage or a basic facial at just about any hotel spa, some treatments are getting extremely creative, offering the perfect way to elevate your restful sojourn. Meet 9 innovative new spa treatments that are trending right now.

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Burn baby, burn

Fairmont, Seattle

Spa treatment at Penelope & The Beauty Bar

At Penelope & The Beauty Bar, located in the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, book a Jade Infrared Pod session, which burns as many calories as a six-mile run. The red light therapy penetrates seven inches deep and claims to burn an average of 1,500—3,000 calories at once, detoxify the body, improve lymphatic circulation, reduce stress and fatigue, strengthen and support a healthy immune system and improve skin by cleansing pores. The pod is also lined with jade stone, which many also associate with healing properties.


Riviera Maya, Mexico

The spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

The Mexican Caribbean’s Grand Velas at Riviera Maya is an award-winning hotel featuring Se Spa, which now offers a Therapeutic CBD Massage that claims to help relieve guests’ sore muscles with the natural compound. Pure CBD oil is applied to joints and muscle points in combination with various massage techniques, including relaxing and toning. The unique treatment allows guests to naturally relax in the stunning natural setting of the resort.

PH balanced

Planet Hollywood, Costa Rica

PH Spa at Planet Hollywood

A the PH Spa at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica, try a selection of Local Earth Treatments inspired by the native Chorotega Culture of Nicoya and the natural materials they have used for generations for their curative and restorative powers. Their time-tested, traditional healing methods are transformed into new-age remedies in the hands of specialists, who channel this ancient wisdom to deliver wellness and vitality to guests. Flow, for example, is a Thalassotherapy treatment promoting a sense of well-being using the rich nutrients of seaweed. Guests are lulled by the sounds of the ocean while partaking in an ancient seashell ritual. The treatment also includes a thermal algae body scrub and wrap that’s designed to cleanse, tone and detoxify the system, while a finishing body massage with vitamin-enriched lotion promises protection and nutrition.  

Golden slumbers

Park Hyatt, Colorado

Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt

It’s important to get a good night’s sleep, especially when traveling. In fact, the CDC says lack of sleep is now a public health epidemic, with research linking a lack of shut-eye to a number of health problems. The Slumber Massage at Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon, Colorado, is designed to transition you into a deep state of relaxation. This Swedish massage uses an aromatherapy oil combined with hot stones and warm lavender compresses to calm your mind and body. Enjoy a scalp and foot massage while surrendering to slumber for the final 20 minutes of this service, leaving you to feel rested and rejuvenated.

Speedy recovery

Kimpton, Miami Beach

K’Alma Spa at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

This year, recovery will become an essential piece of a well-rounded movement routine and we’re going to see a lot more stretching boutiques, cryotherapy, infrared treatments and relaxation studios. ClassPass even named recovery classes the fastest growing boutique fitness trend last year, reporting a 16% rise in restorative and recovery class bookings. K’Alma Spa at Kimpton Surfcomber in Miami offers The After Party. This signature South Beach package is designed to detoxify the body and restore energy. A body wrap, followed by a facial and massage will get you ready to resume the celebration.

A win for melatonin

Huntington Hotel, San Francisco

Huntington Hotel, San Francisco

Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco offers a Magnesium Wellness Treatment. Magnesium is known for promoting healthy energy levels, sleep, muscle function and overall well-being. This ultimate wellness treatment combines the benefits of dry brushing to promote lymphatic drainage, therapeutic massage, and the power of magnesium to detoxify, nourish the skin and dissolve tension. This treatment may be especially timely since wellness experts are calling magnesium the “new melatonin” with benefits that include supporting higher brain function and melatonin production for a better night’s sleep.

Body and sol

Paradise Point, San Diego

The Spa at Paradise Point

At The Spa at Paradise Point in San Diego, try the Sol Gemstone-Infused Facial. This warming and energizing facial features citrine-infused oil, followed by a smoothing bamboo polish and seaweed mask. According to some, Citrine can attract positive energy, repel negativity and rejuvenate the spirit. Citrine also supposedly boasts metaphysical properties thought to enhance psychic abilities and aid in meditation.

Second to noni

Hilton Rose, Jamaica

Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

The Jamaica-based Radiant Spa at Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa recently debuted a new noni fruit firming wrap to combat sun damage and improve skin elasticity. Packed with anti-inflammatory healing properties, the unsightly fruit’s odorous interior is even more unpleasant than its wart-like exterior—rightfully earning its nickname the “cheese fruit.” 

Farm-to-table facial?

Mirbeau Inn and Spa

Farm to table is very on trend in restaurants right now, and it has started to inspire spa therapies as well. Nestled in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York, Mirbeau Inn & Spa is a luxury spa resort combining the aesthetic of a French country estate and the amenities of a world-class spa. The property, surrounded by Impressionist gardens and ponds inspired by Monet’s paintings, offers regionally sourced treatments such as the Crushed Cabernet Scrub with a grape seed blend and a Honey & Wine Wrap, all to refresh guests in time for the new year. 

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Aly Walansky
Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer.

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