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ALABAMA: THE SPA AT ROSS BRIDGE
Golfers flock here to play the fifth-longest golf course in the world, but the elegant Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa is also a hot spot for relaxation. Amenities at the in-house spa include a full salon, a peaceful indoor pool, an outdoor pool with a waterfall, a fitness center, a spa boutique, and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms.
Treatment to Try: Love your afternoon cuppa? An Earl Grey Nourishing Manicure/Pedicure includes a "teatox" scrub, mask, and body soufflé to hydrate skin and leave it ultra-soft.
ALASKA: SPA AT ALYESKA
In a state known for adventure, the spa at Alyeska Resort, about 40 miles from Anchorage, is an ideal spot to unwind. A full menu of services includes plenty of massages, facials, nail services, makeup, and more — you can even get a massage with cannabidiol (CBD) massage oil for "the ultimate in chill."
Treatment to Try: The Alaska Glacial Facial uses a creamy Arctic mud infused with plenty of botanical extracts to leave skin glowing.
ARIZONA: CANYON RANCH
Canyon Ranch isn't just a spa — it's the granddaddy of wellness-focused resorts. Traditional spa services are just the tip of the iceberg. There's also everything from traditional Chinese medicine and weight-loss programs to gemology and even handwriting analysis. A stay will set you back a pretty penny, but rates are all-inclusive and include unlimited access to spa and fitness facilities.
Treatment to Try: A Watsu aquatic massage allows you to float in a pool of warm water while a massage therapist works some magic, stretching and softening tired muscles.
ARKANSAS: QUAPAW BATHS AND SPA
Located on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, Quapaw Baths and Spa is as much a historic landmark as it is a destination for relaxation. As the name suggests, the big draw here is the natural thermal waters, which guests can enjoy either in a private bathing area or in one of four common pools under stained-glass ceilings.
Treatment to Try: Enjoy some time in the stone Quapaw Steam Cave, built during the 1920s, and soak in the radiant heat from the 143-degree baths.
CALIFORNIA: SPA AT SOLAGE
Napa Valley's Spa at Solage stands out among California's many destination spas with its grounded but still luxurious approach to wellness. Local Calistoga mud figures into several treatments, including seasonal offerings like a pumpkin-spice or cocoa-mint mudslide treatment. Guests can also soak in geothermal-heated mineral pools.
Treatment to Try: Make your own customized line of relaxation products at the spa's aroma-blending bar, then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a full-body exfoliation and massage afterward.
COLORADO: SPA ANJALI
Part of the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in the Vail Valley, 27,000-square-foot Spa Anjali is decked out with a saline lap pool, three infinity hot tubs, a full salon, and an athletic club that offers a full slate of classes, from "yoga for stiff people" to barre and high-intensity interval training.
Treatment to Try: Ponderosa Pine Therapy incorporates a handmade poultice filled with local sage, pine, and lavender during a deep-tissue massage meant to tame sore muscles.
CONNECTICUT: THE SPA AT NORWICH INN
Frequently lauded as one of New England's best destination spas, the full-service Spa at Norwich Inn offers relaxation in spades, with a heaping dose of classic colonial charm. Opt for traditional services like facials and massages, or try something a little different with a tarot card reading or spiritual counseling with the on-site contemplative mystic.
Treatment to Try: The full-body Honey "Be" Wrap uses honey harvested from the inn's own apiary to soothe and rejuvenate skin.
DELAWARE: THE SPA AT THE BELLMOOR
Yes, it's possible to tire of sand, surf, and, most of all, crowds. The Spa at the Bellmoor offers an understated coastal respite in this popular summertime destination, whether you want a massage, skin treatments, gorgeous nails, or waxing (after all, you are at the beach).
Treatment to Try: The Bamboo Fusion Massage aims to alleviate muscle pain and stiffness and improve sleep by incorporating heated bamboo and rattan sticks that are rolled over the body.
FLORIDA: LAPIS SPA
Martha Stewart calls Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau Miami Beach "the most beautiful spa in America." Ocean views, eucalyptus steam baths, a marble hammam, and (no doubt) newfound tranquility await in this almost impossibly sleek and chic space.
Treatment to Try: The Bleau Ocean Ritual includes a Korean Shiroshampi scalp massage, a full-body massage and balm, and facial cleansing and hydration for head-to-toe pampering.
GEORGIA: THE SPA AT SEA ISLAND
St. Simons Island
This Forbes Five-Star Spa is a quiet oasis amid the bustle of biking, golfing, tennis, horseback riding, and water sports popular at graceful Sea Island Resort. It offers everything from a peaceful garden atrium and labyrinth to a steam room and a dry sauna with a hydrotherapy pool and waterfall. Plus, even kids can get in on the action here with facials and massages specially designed for children and teens.
Treatment to Try: Massage lovers will want to try the All the Right Moves massage combo, a unique fusion of relaxing Swedish massage, Thai rhythmic stretching, and Hawaiian lomi lomi forearm work.
HAWAII: HUALALAI SPA
Hualalai Spa, at the lush resort of the same name on Hawaii's Big Island, is as dazzling as you would expect from a top-tier spa in the Aloha State. It features an open-air water garden, zero-gravity chairs, cold-plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms, indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, and even an apothecary mixing up local ingredients for treatments.
Treatment to Try: An 80-minute Water Cure includes skin brushing, a half-hour massage, a bath, and an herbal infusion. Options include hibiscus and coconut milk products custom-blended at the apothecary.
IDAHO: COEUR D'ALENE RESORT SPA
Plenty of treatments at the noted Coeur D'Alene Resort Spa draw inspiration from the area's dramatic mountain and lake scenery, with therapies incorporating mountain mud, cedar, spruce, lavender, and more. The spa boasts a Silver-Tag Swiss shower, one of only a handful in the world, which has 19 separate shower heads hooked up to a touch-screen computer that can spray, steam, and massage.
Treatment to Try: The spa is known for its Rain Fusion service, which includes a relaxing scalp massage, skin exfoliation, and a hands-on waterfall massage — yep, that's a massage while you lie under a waterfall.
ILLINOIS: THE SPA AT THE HERRINGTON
Located in a Chicago suburb, the elegant Herrington Inn and Spa has wrangled an AAA Four Diamond award for 25 years running. Among the more novel offerings from this top-tier spa: a menu of indulgent bath baskets for guests who prefer to relax in the privacy of their own room. Spa staff members hand-deliver the products and even prepare your bath for you, if you wish.
Treatment to Try: The two-hour Herrington Delight begins with a chamomile and cornmeal body polish, continues with a rainfall shower and a heated deep lavender rub, and concludes with a full-body wrap.
INDIANA: THE SPAS AT FRENCH LICK
Two world-class spas in the middle of Indiana? It's true: The Spa at French Lick and The Spa at West Baden are havens for relaxation at the historic French Lick Resort, surrounded by the peaceful Hoosier National Forest. Opt for the French Lick spa if you appreciate more classic American surroundings, or West Baden for a luxurious European feel.
Treatment to Try: The West Baden Signature Sprudel Bath allows guests to soak in native mineral spring waters discovered in the 1920s. Aromatherapy is optional.
IOWA: POTOSA SPA
Potosa Spa in Hotel Julien, a historic boutique hotel, is an unexpected find in this small Mississippi River city. Some treatments draw inspiration from the Fox tribe that originally inhabited the area, including those that incorporate a Native American medicine wheel and the elements of earth, wind, water, and fire.
Treatment to Try: The customized Beyond Bliss Facial uses products specially selected to target each guest's individual skin problems, from dryness to oiliness to rosacea.
KANSAS: SPA ROCK HAVEN
You might not expect to find a spa tucked away in the countryside outside a tiny Kansas town, but Spa Rock Haven draws guests to its 25-acre property for the ultimate in off-the-beaten-path relaxation. Guests may even see peacocks or other wildlife wandering around outside the original spa building, constructed stone by stone with fossilized limestone.
Treatment to Try: You may get a little hungry if you opt for the Lemon Truffle Body Wrap, a combination of orange, vanilla, grapefruit, mango, sugarcane extract, and shea body butter. You'll also receive a facial and a half-hour massage.
KENTUCKY: XHALE SALON AND SPA
Ascend to the top of Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville to find Xhale Salon and Spa, whether you want to spiff up for a night on the town or wind down and de-stress with a massage or body treatment. Area residents get 10 percent off treatments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Treatment to Try: Book Louisville's Finest Bourbon Foot Scrub to pamper yourself like a local. Your oh-so-soft feet will smell like gingersnap, pecans, and, yes, bourbon. Smooth, indeed.
LOUISIANA: RITZ-CARLTON SPA
The Ritz-Carlton Spa is New Orleans' largest, with 22 treatment rooms and 100 services, a fitness center with 3,000 streamable classes, a café, a boutique, luxurious relaxation rooms, and much more. Treatments draw on local smells and flavors like praline, absinthe, and moss to make them as distinct as the Big Easy itself.
Treatment to Try: The 80-minute Voodoo Ritual includes a full-body massage and locally made poultice. Absinthe, cypress, moss, vetiver, and incense reinforce that French Quarter feel.
MAINE: THE SPA AT CLIFF HOUSE
Maine's rocky southern coast is the stunning backdrop for The Spa at Cliff House, where guests can linger over tea in a sanctuary room with views of the churning ocean. Expect a menu of services inspired by the landscape, including wild coastal roses, marine extracts, and abundant sea salt.
Treatment to Try: A sound healing session could pique the curiosity of even the most seasoned spa goer. Tuning forks and gem-infused crystal bowls combine to produce tones that promote relaxation, energy, and inner peace.
MARYLAND: SPA AT PERRY CABIN
A day at this intimate spa at Belmond-owned Inn at Perry Cabin is a can't-miss addition to a classic Chesapeake Bay getaway. Botanicals abound throughout the menu of luxurious treatments. Guests also get access to a steam room, fitness room, spa boutique, relaxation room, and gorgeous outdoor infinity pool.
Treatment to Try: The 80-minute Bloom and Bliss treatment combines a salt scrub enriched with citrus and botanical oils and an indulgent full-body massage.
MASSACHUSETTS: SPA MIRBEAU
Adults-only Spa Mirbeau is a luxe centerpiece of the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills, an intimate 50-room retreat about an hour south of Boston. Just try to tear yourself away from the cozy relaxation room with a fireplace and heated foot massage pool, or the Aqua Terrace with a whirlpool, waterfall, fireplace, and bar serving food and drinks. A fitness center with classes from indoor cycling to orthopedic yoga is also on offer.
Treatment to Try: Wine lovers won't be able to resist the Crushed Cabernet Scrub, which uses a blend of grape seed, honey, and brown sugar to invigorate and detox the skin. It's followed by a contouring concentrate and body lotion.
MICHIGAN: THE SPA AT BOYNE MOUNTAIN
Boyne Mountain Resort in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula has a big bonus for anyone who wants to come in out of the cold: one of the state's best spas. Styled after traditional European spas, the 19,000-square-foot Spa at Boyne Mountain boasts cedar saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, a full salon and fitness center, and plenty of quiet spots for rest and relaxation.
Treatment to Try: After spending a long day on the slopes, your feet will love a quick Ski Boot Relief treatment with a foot soak, reflexology, and lotion.
MINNESOTA: THE SPA AT MADDEN'S
This classic family-friendly resort spills over 1,000 acres in the middle of Minnesota, and guests have golf, tennis, water sports, and a top-notch spa to keep them occupied. Placid lake views are an ideal backdrop for dozens of classic services at The Spa at Madden's, from facial peels and body wraps to massages and nail services.
Treatment to Try: Who doesn't want to firm things up? The Cell-U-Lift Firming Body Wrap uses a cellulite cream that helps firm and tighten. Also included: a luxurious all-over body lotion and a neck, shoulder, and foot massage.
MISSISSIPPI: ALLUVIAN SPA
Alluvian Spa and the small but chic Alluvian Hotel have a sleek cosmopolitan feel. Together with the Viking Cooking School across the street, they offer the cornerstones of a perfect Mississippi Delta getaway. Treatments like sweet tea soaks and massages using Delta river rocks pay homage to the surrounding landscape.
Treatment to Try: The 80-minute Rain Dance Revival starts with a sugar scrub and continues with an indulgent Vichy shower. After that, you'll enjoy a sweet tea wrap and a Hungarian facial massage and body massage.
MISSOURI: CEDAR CREEK SPA AT BIG CEDAR
The Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson is no afterthought: It's 18,000 square feet of timber, stone, glass, and other rustic-chic accents. Facilities include fireplace-appointed treatment rooms, saunas, hot spas, steam rooms, private open-air showers, an indoor grotto pool, an Ice Room for cold therapy, and a full-service salon.
Treatment to Try: Whether you're feeling modest or just want to try something new, the Table Thai Treatment allows you to stay fully clothed as practitioners pull, press, and stretch your body to relieve pain and increase circulation.
MONTANA: GRANITE SPA
The name of the game at this frequently lauded spa, tucked away at the Ranch at Rock Creek, is "luxury wellness in the wild." The one- to three-hour treatments are designed to help guests really slow down and unwind, while mind and body classes including yoga and "forest bathing" meditation cater to those who prefer an active approach to wellness.
Treatment to Try: The Clearing Sagebrush Scrub includes a blend of local Montana sage, organic coconut oil, and Himalayan sea salt that combine to banish dead skin cells.
NEBRASKA: SPA AT LIED LODGE
Set on 260 acres, Lied Lodge and Conference Center on Arbor Day Farm celebrates nature in every way. When you're done enjoying hiking, treehouse views, and apple picking, the small but polished spa is ready to help you relax with classic massages and body treatments.
Treatment to Try: The Signature Apple Blossom Massage is a no-brainer here. The full-body massage includes apple-scented aromatherapy, plus a foot exfoliation with hot towels.
NEVADA: QUA BATHS AND SPA
Though not the most ostentatious of Las Vegas' spas, Qua Baths and Spa in the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace makes up for that in sheer breadth and depth of facilities and treatments. Among the highlights: All guests receive access to the Roman Baths, with three plunge pools, water massages, rain showers, and thermal chaises; the Laconium Room sauna; a tea lounge; and the Arctic Ice Room, where you can sit on a heated bench as real snow drifts down from the ceiling.
Treatment to Try: A large menu of Nobu treatments (the hotel is a project of celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa) includes the Nagomi Ritual. It features a floral foot bath and exfoliation, Asian-influenced full body massage, and a facial that incorporates reflexology.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: THE SPA AT OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON
Look out over some dazzling scenery, including Mount Washington and Crawford Notch, from the treatment rooms at this 25,000-square-foot spa. True spa lovers can indulge with the Simply Spa-Tacular Package, which gives guests a $100 daily spa credit, glass of wine or champagne, turndown service, and daily breakfast. There's also skiing, golf, horseback riding, and even canopy tours of the White Mountain landscape.
Treatment to Try: The 75-minute Sticks and Stones Massage combines the heated bamboo rollers of Mu-Xing therapy with the natural relaxation of a hot stone treatment.
NEW JERSEY: CRYSTAL SPRINGS
Hamburg and Vernon
Guests at Crystal Springs Resort have two spas at their disposal: the ultra-glam Reflections Spa, which features an 8,000-crystal ceiling, art glass, and water features throughout, and the luxurious but down-to-earth Elements Spa with textured stone, hammered copper, and bamboo walls. At either spot, a complimentary foot soak is included with treatment; you may also receive champagne and chocolate or handmade granola and organic tea.
Treatment to Try: The Decadent Body Ritual is aptly named, featuring a dry-brush exfoliation and three body masks containing cocoa, pumpkin purée, yogurt, and honey. The treatment concludes with a melon and cucumber moisturizer.
NEW MEXICO: OJO CALIENTE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT AND SPA
Like many of the nation's most historic spas, Ojo Caliente has long welcomed guests who want the chance to soak in natural spring waters. What sets it apart: It's the world's only hot springs with four different types of mineral water (lithia, iron, soda, and arsenic). Another unique feature is a mud pool that invites visitors to slather themselves "and bake in the sun until done."
Treatment to Try: Book one of the spa's three private outdoor mineral pools for a more secluded way to relax. At night, a kiva fireplace will help banish any chill when you reluctantly emerge.
NEW YORK: THE SPA AT MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Mindfulness is a cornerstone of the spa at this noted Hudson Valley resort. Sessions can help guests learn everything from traditional meditation to techniques that can help them sleep better or become better spouses and parents. Also on the menu: traditional spa treatments and fitness classes, energy therapy, and services for kids and teens.
Treatment to Try: Get outside with a guided "forest bathing" session and enjoy a mindful walk that harnesses the power of nature to aid well-being.
NORTH CAROLINA: THE SPA AT THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN
This 43,000-square-foot adults-only spa is legitimately breathtaking. Take a dip in the indoor pool under dramatic tunnels and rock walls, breathe deep in eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, relax in one of several fireside lounges, or try out the lap pool with 6,500 fiber-optic stars and underwater music. Outdoors, drink in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the whirlpool.
Treatment to Try: The spa's multi-sensory wellness pod offers high-tech relaxation through a combination of infrared heat, a thermal sauna, gemstone and vibrational therapy, mood lighting, aromatherapy, music, and even a "calming negative ion field."
NORTH DAKOTA: LOR SPA
In an area not known for resorts, Lor Spa is a destination-worthy day spa in the heart of North Dakota. The multimillion-dollar facility offers everything from traditional massages and facials to water therapy in a sensory deprivation tank, plus a "sparty" room with a saline hot tub for larger groups who want to enjoy a spa experience together.
Treatment to Try: Banish that headache for good, no Excedrin necessary, with a Migraine Miracle Massage. It blends cold stone therapy, essential oils, and pressure-point massage to help you find relief.
OHIO: SPA AT CEDAR FALLS
The unexpected beauty of Ohio's Hocking Hills is a perfect backdrop for the rustic but elegant Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, where you can stay in everything from a romantic cottage to a secluded yurt. The intimate spa, housed in an 1840s log cabin, invites guests to enjoy a therapist consultation, mug of herbal tea, and neck pillow before their treatment, while an on-site restaurant sources local ingredients for gourmet meals.
Treatment to Try: A Massage Your Mate session gives couples the tools and techniques to massage each other more effectively — and save money on pricey spa visits in the future.
OKLAHOMA: SOLE'RENITY SPA
Feel free to stay out late at south-central Oklahoma's Artesian Hotel and Casino, because the Sole'renity Spa will be ready to help you get back on track. Guests have access to a spa bathhouse, whirlpools, full fitness center, and starlit steam rooms and saunas. Little Soles, the Sole'renity children's spa, offers kids' manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages, plus indulgent party packages, and a MedSpa offers everything from photofacials to Botox.
Treatment to Try: Add a 15-minute Oxygen Aroma Inhalation to any spa treatment to detox and cleanse the body. Choose from lavender, peppermint, and lemon tea tree scents, all with different health benefits.
OREGON: SPA AT SALISHAN RESORT
This minimalist wood and stone retreat allows the gorgeous Oregon coast be the star of the show. Guests can drink in the views from an outdoor infinity whirlpool or from indoor relaxation rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Guided hikes, golf, tennis, yoga, and more complement a full slate of spa services.
Treatment to Try: The Salishan Signature Stone Massage reigns supreme here. Enjoy the unique pressure and warmth of a massage using smooth stones that glide fluidly over the body.
PENNSYLVANIA: THE LODGE AT WOODLOCH SPA
Escape to the Poconos for some pampering at The Lodge at Woodloch Spa, an adults-only oasis in this family-friendly resort area. Amenities include saunas, steam rooms, more than two dozen treatment rooms, a co-ed "whisper lounge," fitness studios, a salon, and an Aqua Garden with several pools and heated hydromassage water walls.
Treatment to Try: Truly disconnect with a private-cabin float therapy session. You'll float in a shallow pool of water with high levels of Epsom salts that can help relieve muscle tension, joint inflammation, and other aches and pains.
RHODE ISLAND: OH! SPA
Dazzling ocean views are just the icing on the cake at this Forbes Five-Star spa at the historic, picturesque Ocean House resort. Amenities include a heated saltwater lap pool, full fitness center, movement and yoga studio, salon, and marble steam room. Guests will find both ocean- and harvest-inspired treatments on the spa menu.
Treatment to Try: Who wouldn't want to look a little younger? The Second Youth Sea Facial uses firming marine sugars and nutrients to kick old cells to the curb and increase elastin production.
SOUTH CAROLINA: SANCTUARY SPA
This top-tier spa at the much-lauded Kiawah Island Golf Resort is all about Lowcountry-inspired elegance and Southern hospitality. Guests get to enjoy a full fitness center with tons of classes, a salon, solariums designed for relaxation, and an aqua retreat with a vitality mineral whirlpool, steam room, and sauna.
Treatment to Try: The hourlong Kiawah Golf Ball Massage combines deep-tissue massage with the use of real golf balls to roll and knead out those deeply rooted kinks.
SOUTH DAKOTA: AKELA SPA OF DEADWOOD
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of South Dakota's Black Hills, Akela Spa offers a different kind of attraction. Guests won't want to miss the outdoor relaxation area, where they can relax inside a dry sauna housed in a tipi, or gaze out over the surrounding meadows from the hot tub or fire pit. Several treatments draw inspiration from the local Lakota tribe.
Treatment to Try: The Lavender Sage Muscle Relief massage incorporates sage, used by Native Americans to purify and release negative energy, as well as lavender oil and arnica extract to loosen tight muscles and relieve aches and pains.
TENNESSEE: THE WELLHOUSE AT BLACKBERRY FARM
A luxurious retreat in the foothills of the Smokies, Blackberry Farm has a little something for everyone, including spa fanatics. Active pursuits include guided aerobic hikes, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking, but there's plenty of yoga, meditation, and traditional spa services for those hoping to slow down.
Treatment to Try: Appalachian Body Purification incorporates ground coffee, sarsaparilla, honey, tobacco, and black silt clay. It begins with micro-mitt exfoliation, continues with a scrub and mask, and concludes with a refreshing bergamot body lotion.
TEXAS: LAKEHOUSE SPA
Lake Austin Spa Resort's Lakehouse Spa offers all the relaxing indulgences of a major wellness destination. Each day is packed with offerings like hikes, lakeside yoga, meditation, and even astronomy, and that doesn't even include more than 100 spa treatments.
Treatment to Try: If you like the idea of acupuncture but can't get over the thought of those tiny needles, try Hari. An acupuncturist applies gentle pressure to the body with a gold instrument called a teishin for instant relaxation.
UTAH: AMAN SPA
Aman Spa at southern Utah's stunning, high-end Amangiri Resort incorporates the dramatic desert landscape and healing traditions of the Navajo tribe. Guests can quietly soak in a stone-lined pool with dazzling Southwestern views, gaze at nearby mesas during an open-air massage in a couple's treatment room, or limber up in a yoga pavilion with heated Douglas fir flooring.
Treatment to Try: Spare no expense with the Desert Awareness package, which incorporates guided meditation, yoga, a tour of local canyons with a Navajo guide, flotation therapy, massage, and a Crystal Sound Bath. Top it off with dinner accompanied by a Navajo flutist.
VERMONT: SPA AT STOWEFLAKE
Once you've had your fill of Stowe's world-class ski slopes, Stoweflake Mountain Resort's spa offers plenty of slower-paced diversions. Between treatments, relax on a private women's sun deck, let your mind wander in the meditative garden, or enjoy a dip in a mineral soaking pool beneath a 12-foot hydrotherapy waterfall in the aqua solarium.
Treatment to Try: Indulge in a Vermont Maple Sugar Body Polish, an 80-minute treatment with hot towels, a full-body scrub, and moisturizing body butter.
VIRGINIA: SPA AT THE OMNI HOMESTEAD
The spa at the historic Omni Homestead is expansive indeed. Highlights from this elegant oasis include a full salon, an adults-only Serenity Garden with a spring-fed pool and reflexology walk, as well as an Aqua Thermal Suite with experiential showers, heated lounges, and an herbal cocoon under a starlit ceiling.
Treatment to Try: Cupping rose to prominence when legendary Olympian Michael Phelps showed up for races with dark purple circles on his skin. Try this ancient technique yourself with a 20-minute therapy that aims to "suction away" pain and inflammation while boosting blood flow and relaxation.
WASHINGTON: SPA AT SALISH LODGE
What could be better than a massage in a treatment room overlooking a rushing waterfall? That's just one of the quintessentially Pacific Northwest experiences awaiting guests at the Spa at Salish Lodge. Several treatments incorporate honey from an on-site apiary, which produces about 2,400 pounds of honey every year.
Treatment to Try: The Northwest Coffee Exfoliation combines coffee grounds and Dead Sea salt essential oils to slough away dead skin during a full-body scrub. It finishes with coffee blossom shea butter.
WEST VIRGINIA: THE GREENBRIER SPA
White Sulphur Springs
Massive, historic Greenbrier offers a dizzying array of activities, and the renowned spa at "America's Resort" is no exception. There's a full-service salon, medical spa, guided meditation, an impossibly elegant indoor pool, and much more. Many treatments include the resort's famous sulfur water, piped into the spa from nearby springs.
Treatment to Try: The Sweet Tea Simplicity service begins with a sulfur-water soak, continues with a sweet tea sugar body polish, and ends with a luxurious shea butter body massage.
WISCONSIN: KOHLER WATERS SPA
Yep, this spa at the American Club Resort is from the Kohler that may have made your faucet or showerhead, so you can bet water is the centerpiece here. Highlights include an enclosed rooftop deck with a whirlpool, fireplace, and lounge; a Spa Café with healthy cuisine and wine; and a relaxation pool with a waterfall and plenty of loungers.
Treatment to Try: Unwind in a private acoustic bath, with music and sound vibration, for a new take on relaxation. It's followed by full-body exfoliation, a Vichy shower rinse, and moisturizer.
WYOMING: THE RIVER SPA
Close to some of Wyoming's best skiing and Grand Teton National Park, the five-story River Spa at Snake River Lodge and Spa is a chance to slow down after a day on the slopes or the trails. Views of Jackson Hole Mountain are icing on the cake as you enjoy modern but rustic lounging areas, a full fitness center, hot tub, steam showers, saunas, and more.
Treatment to Try: Anyone who's spent the day in ski boots or hiking boots will appreciate a 50-minute Peppermint Foot Reflexology massage, complete with hot towels and a peppermint foot mask.