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Global spas: Issue 6

The Oberoi Spa, The Oberoi Udaivillas Hotel

Overlooking Lake Pichola, Oberoi Spa in Udaipur, India offers two luxurious swimming pools and a full fitness centre. Ranked in the top 10 of the Conde Nast 2011 Reader’s Choice Spa Awards, Oberoi Spa offers rejuvenating body wrap treatments, healing and detoxifying therapies, private yoga, and traditional meditation sessions. The signature indigenous ritual “Spirit of Ayurveda” is a three-hour treatment consisting of an Ayurveda massage, herbal pouch massage, shirodhara therapy, and a specialty bath, inspired by the Ayurvedic principles of health and well-being. This session combines a series of traditional Indian therapies believed to invigorate the nervous system, ease the muscle and joint stiffness, refine the skin, clear the mind, and rejuvenate senses.

Wine & Roses Spa

In the heart of the gorgeous Lodi wine country in California, Wine & Roses Spa is a romantic getaway that spoils guests with luxurious pampering and exclusive local wine tasting. Across the five acres of green space, Wine & Roses is home to 79 rooms and suites, beautiful gardens, a pool and jacuzzi, a modern fitness facility and a cozy fireplace lounge. Deep relaxation massage packages, hydrating body treatments, and specialty salon services are offered specifically for singles, couples, gentlemen, or expecting mothers. Guests can carry the spa treatment back home after shopping at The Nest, a chic boutique that carries a line of therapeutic spa and salon products and organic skin care.

Blue Lagoon Spa

The Blue Lagoon Spa, located in Grindavik, Iceland, centres around the healing powers of geothermal energy. It was chosen as the best spa in Scandinavia by SpaFinder and the best medical thermal spa by Conde Nast Traveller. The Blue Lagoon has over 400,000 annual visitors who come to bathe and relax in the geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. The Blue Lagoon developed a distinct line of products and services using minerals, silica, algae, and geothermal seawater to heal the skin. The bathing lagoon is 5,000 m2 and holds six million litres of geothermal seawater that is renewed every 40 hours. Featured in-water treatments include silica massages, energizing algae treatments, and salt scrubs that will leave your skin glowing.

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