The Six Coolest and Coldest Summer Spa Treatments
There are few redeeming qualities about this city when it comes to the summer months. But if you can't beat it ('cause, trust us, you can't), you might as well head to the spa to drop some coin on a few hours of rest, relaxation, and respite from the blaze.
Here's our list of the six coolest -- and we mean literally -- and downright cold spa treatments for the summer.
Laguna Beach Kur at Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, CA 60 Minutes - $225
Nothing's more exhausting than living in a constant state of hot, which is why this treatment, meant to combat fatigue sounds oh-so-perfect. Following a mustard and eucalyptus hydrotherapy sesh, they put you in a cold wrap using indigenous botanicals.
Cold sauna at Sparkling Hill Resort in British Columbia 10 treatments - $300
If a wrap's just not going to cut it. then try this one on for size. The cold sauna at Sparkling Hill's KurSpa is set to a frigid minus 110 degrees Celsius. The chamber is monitored, and guests enter with light clothing, socks, shoes, a headband, face mask, and gloves. All of which still won't stop your skin from dropping to 5 degrees Celsius. The cold is supposed to make the blood vessels "build a protection zone" to maintain core body temperature while boosting the hormonal and circulatory systems.
Oh, but don't worry, because "the room is dry cold which makes it comfortable."
Arctic Ice Room at Qua Baths and Spa, Caesars Palace Las Vegas
If the cold sauna just isn't cutting it, pop on over to Caesars Las Vegas, where the spa takes the experience to a more picturesque place. At the Qua Baths and Spa, they believe in "Social Spa-ing," which means they offer a selection of Roman baths for relaxing with friends and a few unique Roman rituals. One, the Arctic Ice Room, allows guests to exfoliate with ice chips and enjoy the crisp, mint-infused 55-degree air. Oh, and they have "snow."
The Joya Spa
Montelucia Resort and Spa
This treatment is all about moisture. It starts with an Italian Clay mask with aloe, cucumber, peppermint and more and then an application of cucumber mint lotion. We're feeling cool already.
This massage takes place not on a table, but rather in the water. Why choose between a pool day and a spa day when you can combine them and have your massage in the outdoor pool? The message therapist will use rhythmic movement and pressure-point massage to leave you totally relaxed. You might even forget about the heat -- but probably not.
This cold therapy treatment means exposing yourself to temperature between minus 200 and minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit for three minutes at a time. The Scottsdale treatment center says cryotherapy can help reduce pain, inflammation, and helps athletes decrease healing time. It's also supposed to help improve circulation and improve the body's ability to eliminate toxins. The Phoenix Suns invested in a $50,000 cryotherapy machine in 2012. We'll let you decide whether it's working for them. (They recorded the second-worst record in franchise history. Just sayin'.)
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