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It can be said that the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But with the parties and presents come inevitable stress and weight gain. Thankfully, a trip to the spa can do wonders for your mind, body and soul.
From massage therapy to body treatments and royal bathing rituals, San Diego spas offer a wide variety of stress reliving services that we highly recommend for holiday rest and relaxation. And the decadent flavors are absolutely irresistible. Who says we have to go on a diet to look and feel great? Nothing says happy holidays like a dip in the steamy sauna followed by a cinnamon-vanilla massage, gingerbread body wrap, caramel body wrap, crimson cranberry facial and chocolate candy cane pedicure.
Discover new holiday treatments at San Diego spas.
Winter Journeys: San Diego’s leading eco-friendly spa, Blue Marble is embracing the soothing side of the holiday season in offering a new Winter Journeys menu during the month of December. The holiday-themed menu boasts three rejuvenating packages designed to ease your winter stress. After a long week of shopping and cooking, treat yourself to the Holiday Escape, a two hour journey that includes an Organic Zen Massage with warm stones, Relaxing Scalp Treatment and a Pure Results Facial, all for $200. If you need a break from family, sneak away with your honey to experience Mistletoe, a 75-minute Aromatherapy Couple’s Massage enhanced with a Sea Salt Scrub and Peppermint Tea Tree Foot Massage for $245 per couple. The Winter Journeys menu is available December 1-31, 2011.
Hot Pepper-Mint Foot Ritual: Spa Velia is a haven of relaxation in downtown San Diego. Petite and intimate, you are treated to first class service when escaping the winter chill within this warm, organic day spa. Spa Velia recently unveiled new holiday spa treatments, the perfect reward for all your hard work. Our top pick is the Hot Pepper-Mint Foot Ritual, a treatment that contrasts hot and cold as the warming essential oil of wild pink pepper and fine pacific sea salt are massaged into the calves and feet. As a finishing touch, organic coconut oil and peppermint leaves leave your feet feeling soft and supple, while stirring up faint aromas of the holidays. More new treatments include the Organic Coffee Confection Scrub and Lavender Wrapture.
Holiday Mint Manicure & Pedicure: The Spa at La Costa Resort is the ultimate refuge for luxurious holiday relaxation. The Spa offers a new menu of holiday treatments inspired by the season and catered to your special needs. Perfect for a chilly December afternoon, try the Holiday Mint Manicure and Pedicure, a two hour and fifteen minute experience that begins with a cucumber mint sugar scrub, followed by a lychee and chestnut firming leg treatment and concludes with a vanilla mint soufflé massage. The holiday manicure is 60 minutes for $50, and the holiday pedicure is 75 minutes for $65. Or, warm up and slim down with the Spiced Cider Body Wrap, which is recommended for increasing circulation and reducing cellulite. This treatment includes a pear and green apple scrub, herbal body wrap and application of pear and green apple body butter. The holiday menu is available through December 31, 2011.
Sugar & Spice Made Fresh Daily: The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn goes above and beyond to usher in the new season, now offering a revamped menu of flavorful treatments to get you in the holiday spirit. Who says organic fruits, veggies and sweet desserts are only for cooking in the kitchen? The Spa’s signature Made Fresh Daily Package is themed Sugar & Spice this December, and boasts 80 minutes of luxurious pampering. Sugar & Spice treats you to a mint body scrub, gingerbread body wrap, cinnamon scalp massage and cinnamon-vanilla massage, served with a warm gingerbread latte. Sugar & Spice is priced at $175. More holiday specials include the Winter Warmer Nail Package, with a 20-minute manicure and pedicure, warm cinnamon-vanilla scrub, and Made Fresh Daily seasonal treat.
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