If you’re ready for a little spring cleaning of your body, mind and spirit, try a spa treatment that incorporates hydrotherapy. Vichy showers, hot water soaks and other forms of water therapy are a great way to relax and heal from the ravages of winter. Some of the top spas in the country are now offering new treatments that will ease you into spring with a smooth body, calm mind and renewed spirit.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
The April Vichy Showers treatment is available throughout the month of April. You’ll enjoy a Vichy shower/steam followed by a vodka basil scrub and a moister balm massage. This Vichy treatment washes away tired winter skin with a perfect combination of exfoliation and steam leaving you refreshed, soft, glowing and hydrated.
Regent Palms offers the Mother of Pearl Conch Polish with a Vichy shower.
A true indigenous island experience. A blend of precious, hand-crushed, local queen conch shells is mixed with aromatherapy oil to polish your skin. Following this full body exfoliation, your therapist will then complete your treatment with a rich moisturizing application leaving your skin silky soft and revitalized. This ritual is done in the Vichy Shower.
Jumeirah's Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome offers Vichy Shower through a variety of body treatments at the on-site AQVA City Spa, including the Revitalizing Scrub with Himalayan Sea Salt and Purifying Savonage with black oriental soap.
Used in the spa's body polish treatments, the Vichy Shower provides hydrotherapy as six shower jets caress the body with stimulation and toning effects to the textures to create a complete regeneration.
Laniwai Spa at Aulani, Ko Olina, Hawaii
Early Hawaiians used water, heat and massage therapies to relieve daily aches and pains. They bathed in freshwater streams, mineral baths, sulfur baths and the sea—with the belief that water temperature fluctuations would “reset” the body's regulatory system, boost the immune system and increase circulation. Utilizing these same ancient principles, Kula Wai at Laniwai spa is designed to restore the body, mind and spirit. Guests delight in the water offerings at this 5,000-square-foot garden retreat, including:
· Private vitality pools
· Co-ed mineral baths of purifying volcanic mud and seaweed
· A reflexology path designed to massage the feet and lower legs
· 6 rain-style showers
· Whirlpool jet spas
· A lounge area with a menu of healthy foods and beverages
Laniwai offers guests vichy shower body treatments in Lilinoe, its private rainwater suite, including the following signature experiences:
Kilikili (80 minutes) $225
The treatment begins with a customized, exfoliating body polish in the outdoor hydrotherapy garden, Kula Wai. Then, enjoy a Lomilomi massage enhanced with fragrant coconut oil and misting jets of warm water, and finish with nourishing Hawaiian body butter. This treatment takes place in Lilinoe, our private rainwater suite.