This is the best time of year for an escape to Palm Springs, especially if you live where the temperatures have dipped below zero. The weather’s warmish (70s) and the offerings plenty, especially at spas such as the WELL at Miramonte where they have created a special Sticks & Stones massage and “Red Carpet” facial for the new year.
The Sticks and Stones massage by Pino sounds heavenly. It begins with the warm basalt stones rubbed into the body to release tension, then birch wood sticks are slowly introduced, . The combined use of the stone stamps and sticks together release deeply held tension from muscles as well as enhance the positive effect of 100 percent natural oils and plant extracts utilized in the massage.
The Red Carpet Facial by Kinara also sounds scrumptious. It employs a proprietary formula that combines lactic and amino acids that exfoliates and steam cleans the skin to a wrinkle-free glow.
For a complete list of treatments available at THE WELL, visit: http://www.miramonteresort.com/luxury-spa-resort/luxury-spa-services.php.
Check out the video for a little Palm Springs trivea from the 2011 film festival, just to get in the mood.