If you’ve always dreamed of taking a spa vacation — as 48% of you said you do but never have, according to a recent Prevention.com poll — you’ve got to check out this list of the 50 healthiest eco spas in America before booking. You’ll learn what types of rejuvenating treatments, integrative wellness programs, stunning views, sweat-your-butt-off fitness, and award-winning food each destination offers. Not only will you be an instant eco spa expert, but you’ll be doing the planet a favor too.
From luxurious Canyon Ranch to native healing treatments in Hawaii, here are five favorites from the editors at Prevention.com. See the rest of the list here.
Canyon Ranch pretty much wrote the book on healthy destination spas, and at 70,000 square feet, it’s the largest wellness spa in Florida. Even the pickiest of spa-goers will find something to love given the spa’s range of traditional and modern therapies, such as an ancient Thai massage, a Japanese Ashiatsu barefoot massage, Chakra rituals and Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenations.
DON’T MISS: The Aquavana Thermal Suite, a luxurious collection of European-style waters, thermal cabins and soaking tubs, saunas and rains meant to be explored at your leisure.
Located on the Big Island Hawaii, the Hualalai Spa offers a range of traditional island healing practices. Central to the experience is the Apothecary, a collection of more than 20 natural Hawaiian ingredients used in scrubs and massages throughout the spa.
DON’T MISS: The Apothecary Mud & Clay Mosaic. Volcanic mud and deep sea clay are mixed and infused with pure essential oils. The whole blend is warmed up and applied to specific areas of the body to draw out toxins and ease inflammation.
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Yelo started as a New York City napping retreat and has since evolved into a unique, futuristic spa. With zero-gravity beds and customized sessions, Yelo crafts massage, beauty and sleep therapy treatments for each client. Every therapy and reflexology treatment takes place in the state-of-the-art anti-gravity beds that elevate your legs above your heart to slow your heart rate for deeper relaxation.
DON’T MISS: The Ginger Renewel Scrub is a deep exfoliation with Turkish mineral salts and ginger oil, followed by a warming massage with heated rose quartz stones, and a pressure-point scalp and foot massage while you’re wrapped in warming blankets. Don’t forget to add on a signature YeloNap!
Located 55 miles outside of Tucson, Ariz., the Miraval Resort offers a menu full of exclusive Clarins anti-aging treatments for a smoother, tighter, younger-looking you. If you could use a bit of an energy makeover — and really, who couldn’t? — Miraval offers Ayurveda, Reiki, acupuncture and Thai massage techniques.
DON’T MISS: The Andrew Weil, MD, Integrative Wellness Program. Using an interdisciplinary team of experts (including Dr. Weil himself), the program guides you down a path toward optimum health by using integrative medicine, nutrition and exercise physiology.
If you’re a girl who likes options, this southern spa is for you. Not only will you have more than 100 different spa treatments to choose from, but you’ll also feast on culinary treats featuring organic herbs and veggies harvested daily from the spa’s garden. Up for some activity? Choose from 20 daily classes, such as hydro-biking and cooking classes.
DON’T MISS: The Gifts Of Our Garden. This signature spa treatment exfoliates, bathes, massages and wraps you in therapeutic herbs for a full 100 minutes.