Four innovative spa experiences in Newport Beach
This year, we’re all about self-care. Because when it comes down to it, we all want the same thing in 2020: less stress, more contentment and a better quality of life. And what better way to keep yourself accountable to this goal than by dedicating a few days a year to a little pampering? (It’s true: zen-ing out is known to improve everything from your mood, sleep and skin to your immune system). So, we scoured the city for the most innovative spa sessions—four experiences that offer a different choreography of modalities, techniques and elixirs, but end in the same place: pure relaxation. Here are the many new and noteworthy ways to find Nirvana in Newport Beach.
CBD Remedy Massage at Balboa Bay Resort
It should come as no surprise that oils like eucalyptus and lavender go hand-in-hand with massage. But there are oil-infused treatments, and there are CBD-oil-infused treatments. Offering an elevated twist on the good, old-fashioned rubdown, a CBD (the all-natural compound found in hemp plant) massage reduces inflammation, pain, and anxiety. Your massage therapist will work the oil into your skin in a session customized to suit your needs. Also try: the sea shell massage, in which heated tiger striped shells, when massaged onto your body, deliver some much-needed warmth and R&R.
Golfer’s Tune-Up Massage at Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill Golf Club’s jaw-dropping topography makes it one of the most serene places to practice the sport in the state. But as any golfer knows, once you get into the swing of things, you start feeling the effects of those repetitive movements on your body. Enter The Spa at Pelican Hill, which boasts a Golfer’s “Tune-up Massage” designed to iron out sore, overworked muscles and inflammation in areas most impacted by your golf swing. (Choose from Arnica-infused or CBD-infused oil and HyperVolt therapy). If golf’s not your thing, there are still a myriad of other unique treatments to try: terra stone healing massage and the global traditions massage, which marries Thai, Shiatsu and Swedish inspired massage with inhalation therapy.
Travel Recovery at Fashion Island Hotel
On-the-go travelers swear massage does wonders for jet lag and energy levels. So, whether you’ve been racking up miles for business or leisure this year, find self-care at Fashion Island Hotel’s spa, where trained hands will knead and loosen your aching muscles. The ritual, which is designed specifically with frequent flyers in mind, moves through a sequence of warming and cooling oils, ending with a scalp massage for ultimate relaxation. The spa also features Ayurvedic massage rituals (which utilizes pressure points), stone therapy and reflexology, among many, many other ways to have a blessed afternoon.
Ancient Royal Bathing Ritual at Gregorie’s
Picture this: an ambient candle-filled room and a warm, inviting bath, followed by an invigorating massage. If that sounds too good to pass up, ask for the Ancient Royal Bathing Ritual at Gregorie’s. The session starts off with a milk and honey bath in a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy tub, where multi-speed water jets stroke your body and work to dissolve your day’s worries. Then, you’ll move into an hour-long massage session, which will wipe out any lingering tension and leave you feeling brand new. Want to just stick with the bath? The spa also offers a Kukui Coconut Milk Bath and CBD Bath.