Editor’s Picks: Best Indigenous Spas
The best vacations involve truly experiencing the destination. These spas all use ingredients derived from the culture and the surrounding landscape of their locales. The combination makes for a spa treatment as unique as the destination and shouldn’t be missed.
1. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Set in the calming California desert, the Palm Springs Spa Sanctuary is a tranquil and peaceful environment where it is easy to relax. Upon entry, you will be greeted by soothing scents and an attentive team that knows how to make the most of your spa experience. The variety of refreshing treatments make our secluded spa an ideal getaway for anyone.
Can’t miss treatment: Honey Massage. Experience our luxurious honey treatments using honey straight from our own hives! It doesn’t get any more local or sustainable than this. Extend your spa experience at home with a complimentary honey body polish included in all Signature Honey Treatments.
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2. Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa
The Moana Lani Spa is where the ocean, heaven, and healing meet. Resting on the ‘Apuakehau natural spring, which once gave life to Waikiki Beach and now gives life to the spa, allows for a serene and refreshing experience.
Can’t miss treatment: The Heavenly Moana. Begin your experience with a 50 minute Heavenly Spa Signature Massage and continue with an intoxicating and exotic Kona Coffee and Vanilla Ritual series, which includes an 80 minute body wrap, 80 minute facial and 80 minute pedicure. This unique package will leave you scented with the uniqueness of the islands. (Allow 5.5 hours – $535)
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3. The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa
This elegant New England resort contains a hidden gem of a spa. With an extensive amount of signature facial and body treatments, you are sure to find a remedy to soothe your nerves and leave you feeling refreshed.
Can’t miss treatment: Indulge in the Spirit of Vermont. This treatment encompasses the ultimate combination of massage, reflexology, and reiki to reflect the calming energy and the spirit of Vermont.
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4. The St. Regis Deer Valley
Engage yourself into an environment of peaceful indulgence. Our beautiful spa features 11 elegant treatment rooms, where certified spa professionals use ancient healing arts to relax and refresh body and spirit.
Folklore shares that local Native American tribe members gathered around fires in winter to share stories of their history and survival. As winter drew to an end, it was time to perform the Bear Dance to celebrate and release stresses and tensions.
Can’t miss treatment: Bear Dance Ritual in the Spa. This experience releases stresses and tensions with this revitalizing, purifying and exfoliating treatment for face and body, using Ayurvedic principles, indigenous herbal poultices and massage to soothe aching muscles and renew vitality.
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5. Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Offering authentic Native American Spa Services, the spa features treatments and activities designed and practiced by Aji’s Pima and Maricopa Cultural Caretakers and the cultures are also showcased throughout the spa in design elements, artwork, architecture and shared legends.
Can’t miss treatment: Mustangs & Massage. Cowboys from the Equestrian Center will greet you on horseback for a 1.5 hour ride through ancient tribal lands. Keep an eye out for the more than 1,500 wild horses that roam the Gila River Indian Community to get a coveted view of these amazing animals before returning to the spa. Indulge in the sanctuary of Aji Spa for the rest of the day while enjoying a saddle soothing 50-minute Aji Massage and delicious lunch at Aji Café.
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6. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Named one of the “Top 25 Resort Spas” in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler, Spa Anjali offers signature treatments inspired by the healing traditions from the mountains, specifically the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas.
Can’t miss treatment: Red Cover & Honey Body Mask. A Spa Anjali signature healing exfoliant mask of red clover, mountain honey and shea butter deeply moisturizes and renews your skin. Revitalize tired muscles while enveloped in a wrap enriched with vitamin C, calcium and antioxidants, followed by relaxing massage.
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