Luxury Spas: As the year draws to a close, and New Year's Resolutions begin to appear on the horizon, here is a list of the best health spas and treatments to get you looking your best for the holiday season and the year to come.
Founded in 1978 by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont has won numerous awards, including:
2010 SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award Best for Weight Loss
MSNBC made it "one of the top 10 fitness vacations in the world"
Health Magazine choose it as "one of four great weight loss spas" in 2008
Shape Magazine titled it "one of the eight best weight loss spas" in 2006
The spa offers various getaway options including a 2-4 day mini-getaway, a 5-10 day Jump Start Program and the 11-day or longer Weight Loss Retreat.
Sense Spa at CordeValle, a Rosewood Resort located in the scenic foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offers an array of local treatments to get rid of the stress of the holidays, including the CordeValle Signature Body Therapy: Grape Seed & Cherry Bark Scrub, Rain Room Rejuvenation and Grape Seed & Rosehip Mud Wrap.
If you need to relax and don't have time to get away, LaBelle Day Spas & Salons in Palo Alto are offering special treatments inspired by the holidays. LaBelle Pumpkin Shea Butter & Vanilla Mani/Pedi is a lot healthier than pumpkin pie, and features a fragrant pumpkin soak, an almost edible exfoliating sugar scrub, finished with a warm paraffin massage and nail buff with polish. If you were hoping for something silky in your stocking, try LaBelle's Holiday Silk Facial, with protein induced cocoon silk.
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