T+L Reports: Smooth Moves at Spas
Hoping to give guests an even more refreshed look after their visits, hotel spas are tapping into the fountain of youth—without a Botox syringe in sight. Botorelax, at the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Aviara (North San Diego; 760/630-6800; www.fourseasons.com; doubles from $305), uses collagen-enhanced potions to plump facial lines. • Bermuda's Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches (800/468-7300; www.cambridgebeaches.com; doubles from $325) has the Lift Deluxe Facial, which aims to soften wrinkles with electric stimulation. • Therapists at Red Mountain Spa (St. George, Utah; 800/407-3002; www.redmountainspa.com; doubles from $418) wield tiny needles during the Acupuncture Facelift, which is said to diminish jowls. All admit results are fleeting, so don't skimp on prevention: pack that SPF 30.
—SARAH MAUD POWELL
Sagestone Spa & Salon
Red Mountain Spa has added 12 residential villas (from $540,000) to its 55-acre crimson desert setting for those who find a week of pampering is just not enough. Owners get access to the resort's full range of amenities, from programs (new this year: tai chi on the rocks) to the dining room's healthy food, and — of course — the spa's 62 treatments.
Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches
The Ocean Spa at Cambridge Beaches Resort offers mind and body treatments performed by European-trained beauty therapists using quality products from the likes of Sothys of Paris. Spa experiences are tailored specifically for men, women, and couples. From the spa's experience suites or the Ocean Pagoda amid lush gardens with an ocean view, visitors can take couples’ massage lessons, have a sauna ritual, or enjoy individual services like professional face peels, manicures, and Swedish massages. Holistic wellness treatments combine experiences like aromatherapy, Ayurveda (Indian massage with herbs and oils), reflexology and Thai yoga massage (acupressure, massage and yoga stretches).