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COVID Got You Feeling Anxious Or Stressed? Escape To The Best Spas In The Country
The pandemic has impacted people in different ways, but most of us can agree there is a new level of stress and anxiety in our lives. If the weight of the current situation is impacting your health, it’s time to press pause. Whether it’s a much needed afternoon nap, a bouquet of flowers, or a trip to one of these incredible spas, treat yourself for persevering one of the most challenging times of our generation.
1. The Pearl Laguna – Laguna Beach, California
The Pearl Laguna is an intimate wellness retreat located in one of Southern California’s most idyllic settings: Laguna Beach. “Nestled amongst the trees in Laguna Canyon, this twelve-bedroom, fourteen-bath luxurious ashram offers single week and multi-week programs, designed to harness the transformative powers of yoga and nature,” says the website. During your stay, each day’s activities around yoga, hiking, and meditation will be carefully curated to meet your needs.
2. Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas
“A picture of refined simplicity, Lake Austin Spa Resort marries waterside luxury with welcoming comfort,” boasts the website. The award-winning spa retreat provides a backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation in a way that only a secluded lakefront setting can offer. Choose from a calendar of events and wellness programs or simply book a customized spa treatment and service. You will feel refreshed, less stressed and more balanced with over 100 a la carte spa options.
3. Westglow Resort & Spa – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Situated on a historic 42-acre estate, Westglow is serenely nestled in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. According to the website, you may customize your day spa getaway with the choice of any of their wellness, body, face, salon or fitness services. With any day package, you will enjoy the use of all resort and spa facilities and amenities, including the indoor swimming pool, whirlpools, steam room, saunas, cardiovascular center, weight room, tennis court, fitness classes, fireside relaxation lounge and morning guided hike. A gourmet spa lunch at the poolside café is also included with your stay.
4. The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania
The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. The spa offers a series of programs including the Digital Detox, Nature Therapy, a Rest and Well Blueprint, Chakra Energy Exploration and more. The Foodie Travel program allows you to dive into the origin of kombucha and the myriad of health benefits it offers, and forage with their Certified Herbalist to discover what edible and medicinal plants you may have growing near you.
5. Ojo – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Activities at Ojo Santa Fe’s 70-acre resort include soaking, fitness, culinary classes, expressive arts, yoga, wellness, horticulture, and more. “Relax your body, calm your mind and soothe your spirit” as you soak in the gently heated natural artesian spring-fed pools, located on the edge of a tranquil pond and under towering cottonwood trees, creating an idyllic setting to rest and recharge.