15 Summer Spa Treatments You Need to Book to Live Your Best Life
Any time is a good time to spa in our opinion, but when it comes to seasonal treatments in awesome locations, you just can’t beat summer. Scrubs, masks, and lotions teeming with ripe fruit and fresh herbs; outdoor rain showers in your very own private spa suite; massage tables overlooking ocean views or mountain vistas: need we go on? In an ode to the spirit of #yolo and #selflove, here are the must-try facials, massages, cryo chambers, wellness services, and mermaid experiences (yes, you heard that right) you need to book RN.
Cellulite Reduction Body <span class="il">Treatment </span>at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago’s <span class="il">Spa</span> BoutiqueJust in time for bikini season! The Godfrey is offering a treatment to make sure you’re taught and toned around your most exposed areas. During the service you’ll be massaged with hands-on cellulite reduction techniques (incorporating a thermal cellulite cream and wrap, natch), leaving you smooth and ready to hit the beach or pool. And should you want a little extra lovin’ on some sore spots, you can add on $30 per area.
Crystal <span class="m_-3178306111996641437gmail-m_7069498466216943873gmail-m_-8672731011217985388gmail-il">Anniversary</span> Specials at BorgataTo celebrate Spa Toccare’s 15th anniversary, Atlantic City’s Borgata hotel just launched a new crystal-themed menu of treatments at the spa and its Immersion Spa at the Water Club (fitting since crystal is the traditional gift for 15 years). Choose from a Crystal Healing Stone Massage ($250) to open your chakras through tapping and to clear blockages, a Diamonds in the Rough Facial ($125), or a Shellac & Crystals Manicure ($55), which pairs crystal nail art with a gel mani.
Cucumber & Aloe Aroma Blend T<span class="il">reatment at </span>Aquaterra <span class="il">Spa</span> at Surf & Sand ResortSoCal natives (or visitors) can escape to Laguna Beach’s Surf & Sand Resort’s spa for their seasonal summer Cucumber & Aloe Aroma Blend treatment. It begins with a cucumber melon body scrub, followed by a soothing aloe body wrap (that contains anti-inflammatory properties for when you *ahem* forgot to apply the SPF for the 40th time in one hour), and then you get to chillax on the stunning grounds all afternoon.
If you lack a certain way with words, then perhaps you can rely on showing how you feel this holiday season with an artful greeting card you can make at home! Brit dropped by our crafting studio where we teamed with Camp by Walmart to create a choose-your-own-adventure holiday card tutorial. In the interactive video, it's up to you to decide what type of card you want to make — sentimental, or stylish? Three-dimensional, or keep it simple? After you've selected your design vibe, Brit helps you assemble it all together so your last-min card is ready to send. Get ready to pick up a few new DIY tricks when you watch the video now!