As fun as the holidays are, they can also be an incredibly stressful time thanks to long lines, entertaining family members in town, and other last minute emergencies. This holiday season, treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment that will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. What’s even better is that many spas are offering seasonal treatments, from pumpkin body treatments to cinnamon facials. Check out the 8 best holiday spa treatments in the United States, which will get you into the winter spirit—not to mention that they also make great gifts for others on your list.
Treat Yourself With These 8 Incredible Holiday Spa Services
1. Pumpkin Pear Treatment
Get into the feel of fall with this hydrating pumpkin pear treatment at Watercourse Way Bath House Spa in Palo Alto, California. The 90-minute treatment starts with a brush brushing of the body, followed by a relaxing steam session. The next step consists of a nourishing Eminence Pumpkin Cream Body Wrap accompanied by a hot towel foot wrap, while the therapist gives you a facial that includes a Pumpkin Latte Masque. After the Pear and Green Apple Soufflé massage, a body toner and all over moisturizing treatment are applied, concluding the blissful experience.
Address: 165 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto, California
2. Peppermint Scalp Massage
This unique treatment helps soothe your scalp and can be added on to any massage or facial service at both Hand and Stone Spa locations in Palo Alto, California and Palo Alto, California. The cooling scent and feeling of peppermint will flood your senses while providing deep relaxation, stimulating the scalp, releasing tension, easing headaches, and enhances well-being.
Address: 2981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California; 19300 Rinaldi Street, Suite O, Palo Alto, California
3. Cranberry Delight Body Scrub & Massage
At Faina European Day Spa in Palo Alto, California, this seasonal service is offered every year and treats guests to the nourishing skin benefits of cranberries. First a therapist will exfoliate your entire body with a cranberry body scrub, then after rinsing off, another therapist will perform a Swedish and deep tissue massage with a hydrating cranberry oil serum that leaves behind a delightful aroma.
Address: 330 W 58th Street, #402, Palo Alto, California
4. Fire & Ice Red Carpet Facial
Trilogy Spa in Palo Alto, California offers an intensive clinical facial treatment that combines warm cinnamon and cool peppermint aromas to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and clean blocked pores. The facial starts with the “fire” half, which is a cinnamon-scented resurfacing masque. Next, the “ice” half concludes the treatment, which consists of a cooling masque that soothes the skin and leaves behind a gorgeous glow.
Address: 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Palo Alto, California
5. Chocolate Signature Massage
Satisfy your inner chocoholic by indulging in a chocolate massage at Chocolate for Your Body spa in Palo Alto, California, which specializes in chocolate body and beauty treatments. The therapist will apply chocolate cream and chocolate massage oil, both of which contain the valuable properties of cocoa beans that regenerate and nourish skin, in addition to improving micro-circulation. The chocolate cream contains natural antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids, which neutralize free radicals and help slow the signs of aging. Iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and chocolate help stimulate blood circulation, reduce swelling, and accelerate fat burning. The tasty scent of chocolate will stimulate endorphins, adding to the relaxing experience.
Address: 1743 S. Halsted Street, Palo Alto, California
6. Gingerbread Exfoliating Facial Treatment
At Skin Solution in Palo Alto, California, guests are treated to a sweet experience with the Gingerbread Facial that leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed from all the holiday stress. The treatment is ideal for all skin types and can be combined with other add-on treatments.
Address: 1030 Curtis Street, Suite 202, Palo Alto, California
7. S’mores Softening Pedicure
For the holidays, the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds in Palo Alto, California, goes all out with its spa menu. One of the most unique services the award-winning spa offers is the S’mores Softening Pedicure, which combines a softening chocolate mask along with a hydrating marshmallow body butter to nourish dry winter skin. The spa also offers a Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub on its featured fall menu.
Address: 1 Lake Oconee Trail, Palo Alto, California
8. Spiced Cocoa Berry Super Hydration Facial
Treat your skin to a stimulating mud facial treatment that incorporates the pore-refining effects of raspberries followed by a hydrating chocolate mousse treatment. Skin smells delicious and feels silky smooth after the 50-minute treatment, which is offered at the spa in Hotel Terra Palo Alto, California.
Address: 3335 West Village Drive, Palo Alto, California
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.