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April (Vichy) showers introduce new spa trend for luxury travelers

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In the luxury spa world, April showers bring a bit more than May flowers. With the introduction of a new level of spa water treatments, travelers can indulge in high-caliber relaxation no matter where they are in the world with a Vichy shower spa treatment.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa located in Rancho Santa Fe, which recently completed a $30 million renovation, invites guests to enjoy its 45 acres of gardens, nature trails, and casitas for a wellness getaway. Throughout the month of April, the spa offers its April Vichy Showers treatment, which includes a Vichy shower/steam plus a vodka basil scrub and ending with a moisture balm massage.

The signature spa treatment at the Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix starts with a full body exfoliation on heated stone tables as water gently showers from above. What’s known as its popular Citrus Ritual continues with a soak in the garden tub on the private patio area and is completed with an orange blossom moisturizing lotion.

Guests of Laniwai Spa at Aulani in Hawaii can benefit from its private vitality pools, co-ed mineral baths of volcanic mud and seaweed, and six rain-style showers as just a few of the many water offerings available at the spa. The Vichy shower treatments include the Kilikili or the Waiwai. Both treatments include a customized polish and exfoliation with a massage taking place in their private rainwater suite.

If you’re considering an international excursion, Turks and Caicos Regents Palm provides a unique experience with their Mother of Pearl Conch Polish with Vichy shower. Just as the name suggests, a blend of hand-crushed, local queen conch shells mixed with aromatherapy oil is used to polish the skin for exfoliation. The treatment is completed with a moisturizing application in the Vichy shower meant to leave the skin soft and silky.

The AQVA City Spa at Jumeriah’s Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome includes a scrub using Himalayan sea salt and a savonage or body wash using black oriental soap. The Vichy shower is used as part of these body polish treatments to rejuvenate the skin and leave it glowing.

The spa world has stepped it up to bring travelers a true sense of relaxation when they are on vacation. The allure of April showers just took on a whole new meaning with an open invite to everyone who wants to indulge.


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