Miraval Resort & Spa
Spa: Miraval Resort & Spa
Location: Tucson, Arizona
When Oprah needs inner peace, she heads to Miraval, a transformative resort now home to the U.S.'s first Life In Balance Clarins spa. From fitness and art classes to an "equine experience" program on a local ranch, plus sessions with on-call integrative doctors, a stay at Miraval can help banish insomnia or jump-start weight loss.
Top Treatment: Purify pores with the Miraval Signature Facial: Clarins botanicals plus a depuffing, cheekbone-enhancing lymphatic massage.
La Réserve Genève
Spa: La Réserve Genève
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Straight from the Paris shows, European editors check into this Lake Léman resort for le cure, a four-day program supervised by on-site medical staff. After a battery of health checks, you'll get a customized regimen to help treat anything from hair loss to bone health.
Top Treatment: During the 80-minute Better Aging massage, suction cups placed over acupressure points melt muscle tension and boost blood flow.
Spa: Solage Calistoga
Location: Calistoga, California
After a day of wining at Napa Valley's vineyards, relax in Spa Solage's geothermal Jacuzzi and warm mud baths. The mineral-packed soaks can amp up circulation and detoxify away the pinot. What hangover?
Top Treatment: NorCal chemist Marie Veronique Nadeau, founder of ELLE-editor-obsession Marie Veronique Organics, designed the spa's glow-getting facial, which brightens with vitamin C, licorice, and niacinamide.
Spa: Blue Lagoon
Location: Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Not only will paddling around in this steamy geothermal pool make you feel as if you're vacationing on Saturn, the mineral- and algae-rich water will soothe dry skin and aching muscles.
Top Treatment: The Silica Salt Glow and Massage delivers the works-a therapist polishes your back and limbs with purifying silica mud while you float weightlessly in the lagoon. You will have never been more blissed out. And your skin? Never softer.
Little Palm Island
Spa: Little Palm Island
Location: Little Torch Key, Florida
Who says the oligarchs have all the fun? On this nearly six-acre private island in the Florida Keys, you'll feel like a trillionaire as you start your day swimming with manatees and miniature Key deer and end it listening to a supper serenade by the Indigo Girls.
Top Treatment: Post-kiteboarding or -bonefishing, soften wind-chapped skin with the Hot Coconut Poultice, a warm massage using a blend of raw coconut and coconut oil.
Spa: Rancho Pescadero
Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Write your Eat, Surf, Love memoir at this hip hacienda overlooking San Pedrito's famous A-frame breaks. Damiana, an antioxidant wonder herb with clinically proven aphrodisiac effects, has been worked into everything from the hotel's luxe handmade body lotion to the spa's custom cocktails.
Top Treatment: Steam out toxins in the eucalyptus-infused temazcal sauna (a local ritual), then sign up for a damiana-rich couples massage.
Beverly Hills Hotel
Spa: Beverly Hills Hotel
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Legendary Pink Palace habitué Marilyn Monroe would have loved the Old Hollywood-glam La Prairie spa (on site since 2004), where a California glow is bestowed on even the most lackluster complexions.
Top Treatment: The Diamond Anniversary Facial (available until December 2012; a tip of the hat to the hotel's centenary) is a 30-minute La Prairie facial that feels superindulgent but still leaves plenty of time for celeb-spotting by the pool.
Les Sources de Caudalíe
Spa: Les Sources de Caudalíe
Location: Bordeaux, France
A spa nestled in a vineyard where you sip wine posttreatment? Mais oui! Whether you choose to soak in a Barrel Bath, depuff with a Merlot Wrap, or get buffed with a Crushed Cabernet Scrub, this place is all about grapey goodness.
Top Treatment: Say au revoir to droopy jowls with the VinoSculpt Instant Lift Facial, combining microcurrent stimulation, LED therapy, and Caudalíe's anti-aging skin care.
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