Your Summer 2013 Spa Guide to Indulgences and Relaxation
SAN DIEGO (MainStreet) -- Oxygen treatments, caviar facials, "liquid Botox" applications and whiskey scrubs: These are just some of the treatments spas are rolling out this summer to lure guests and keep clientele looking fabulous for the season.
We took a look at what's new at top luxury spas across the country -- the latest trends, the most exclusive offerings and the richest indulgences.
If money is no object and looking great is the goal, here are a few places that should be at the top of your list for pampering and primping:
L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona
What better way to start summer than looking good and feeling blissful from a mind and body escape.
Nestled along the banks of Oak Creek amid Arizona's famous Red Rocks, L'Auberge de Sedona Spa recently revised its menu of services and product offerings. The result is a spa Conde Nast Traveler named one of the top hotel spas in the U.S.
"I worked with the team and together we chose product lines and worked with vendors and developed protocols," says spa director Maria De Simone of the spa's new offerings.
There are many fabulous choices for pampering and prepping for summer here, but the Sedona Dreams treatment with Vinyasa Vortex are among the latest.
Sedona Dreams is a 90-minute body indulgence that includes exfoliation with organic ginger-lime or almond-orange scrub as well as muscle massage with hot stones and a scalp massage -- all of which leave you with a clearer mind and total body hydration.
"The exfoliation and moisturization included in this treatment leave your body feeling so silky and smooth afterwards, " De Simone says. "Plus you're getting that hot stone massage and beautiful exfoliation."
Vinyasa Vortex is one of the spa's private yoga offerings, designed for people who want personalized attention.
"Our yoga instructors are amazing and help take your yoga to the next level, focusing on your form and breathing," De Simone says. "Summer is a time of relaxation -- you want to get your body into summer mode -- so Vinyasa is a way to do that."