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Are you ready for relaxation
and revitalization, but can only
get away for a few hours, or a
day?Ihaveanexcitingideayou
maywanttoconsider.Replenish
yourenergyandescapetoaspa!
Youmayonlyneedtodriveafew
milestotransportyourselfinto
anotherworld.Noovernightex-
penses,norestaurantbills.
Chancesare,nomatterwhere
youlive,thereisaspanearyou.
Checkouttheweb,ortheyellow
pages.Doalittlebitofhomework.
Then,sitback,relaxandletthe
daytakeyouaway.Youdeserveto
enjoyafewhoursofpurebliss.
FollowingisalistofSouthern
California spa ideas, including
briefdescriptions,pricesandspe-
cials.Ifyourtreatmentissched-
uled for one hour, you might
wanttocheckandseeifyoucan
spendtheentiredayenjoyingthe
otheramenitiesofferedatthespa.
Don'tjustgoforanhour,gofor
theday!
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Where: The Spa at the Beverly
Wilshire
About the Spa:Thespaisde-
signedaroundacurvedwaterwall
embracing a majestic amethyst
crystal geode. The intention of
thisdesignistocreatetotalre-
laxationforthebodyandsoul.
Treatment:"Vacation"atBev-
erlyWilshire-Includesa60-min-
utespamassage,useofthepool,
anduseofthenewlydesignedfit-
nesscenter.
Cost:$195.00,complimentary
parkingforthedayisincluded.
Treatment: "Practical Relief
Package" -- Includes a 30-min-
ute massage, unlimited time in
theAromatherapyCrystalSteam
Room,ExperienceShower,Ice
Fountain,fitnesscenter,pool,and
TranquilityLounge.Alsoincludes
a20-minutebodyexfoliation,a
privatehealthassessmentandnu-
tritionconsultationwithaBev-
erlyWilshirepersonaltrainer.
Endthedaywitha30-minute
facial, followed by an in-store
(locatedoneblockfromthespa)
make-up application and con-
sultationwithBarneysNewYork
ResidentMake-upArtist,Patrick
Foley.
Cost:$250.00
Call:(310)275-5200,orwww.
Where: Olympic Day Spa
About the spa:Thetreatments
offeredarenaturalandpure."We
believe in harnessing the natu-
ralhumanenergyandtransfer-
ringthis"QUI"(energy)toyou
through our authentic eastern
treatments."
Treatment:TheGoddessSig-
natureDarphinBodyTreatment-
Thistwohourtreatmentincludes
afullbodyKoreanScrubtoex-
foliatetheskin,andanaromat-
icseaweedbodyshampoo.This
isfollowedbyanaromatherapy
massage,andoilscalpmassage.
Thetreatmentcontinueswitha
facemassageandamasktotight-
enthepores.Thisisfollowedwith
anaromatherapyhairshampoo
andrinse.Lastly,abodyemulsion
isappliedtohydrateandmoistur-
izeyourskin.
Cost:$130.00
Call:(323)857-0666,orwww.
Where: Spa Xanadu
About the Spa:Voted"TopTen
SpainL.A."bySpaLivingMaga-
zine.
Treatment:Xanaduoffersan
endlesslistoftreatmentoptions,
includingalltypesofmassages,
foot reflexology, acupressure,
cellulite treatments and much
more. A "Sensory Fusion Pack-
age"isdesignedtoenrichyour
spadaywiththeancientwisdom
and herbal healing tradition of
theFarEast.
Cost:$170fora2-hourtreat-
ment. Twelve passes for use of
thespafacilitiesareavailablefor
$200.Anoptionallunchmaybe
purchasedfor$20.
Call:(626)821-0687,orwww.
ORANGE COUNTY
Where: The Spa at Laguna
Cliffs
About the Spa:Theocean-side
settingservesastheinspiration
behindthenaturebased-holistic
approachtreatments.Astate-of-
the-artfitnesscenterandnumer-
ousexerciseclassesareofferedat
thespa.
Treatment: "The Signature
OrangeMassage"iscustomtai-
loredtospotlightthetalentsof
your therapist. The soothing
scentsofOrangeBlossomsfillthe
airtomakethisexperienceextra
special.
Cost:50minutes--$145or80
minutes--$195.
Call: (949) 487-7576, or
Where: Athena Day Spa
About the Spa: Customized
treatmentsandtherapeuticmas-
sages are offered at this beach
frontspa.
Treatment:HotStoneTherapy
MeltAway
Cost:$120for60-minutes,or
$190for90-minutes.
Youmayaddonanyofthebe-
lowspatherapiestotheservices
ofyourchoice:
AromatherapyFootParaffin-
$20,AromatherapyHandParaffin
-$20,HealingScalpTreatment-
$40
Call:(949)376-7919,orwww.
Where: Marciena Day Med Spa
& Retreat
About the Spa: All tailored
programshavebeenspecifically
created for the body, skin and
stateofmind.
Treatment:Thetwohourand
twenty-fiveminute"Relax&Re-
newTreatment"beginswithex-
foliatingyourbodywithafruit,
chocolateandsugarscrubwhile
enjoyingthewarmwatersofthe
Vichy showers. Followed with
timeintheAromatherapysteam
room,andaSwedishmassage.
Cost:$255
Call:(949)497-5414,orwww.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Where: The Spa at the Rancho
Bernardo Inn
About the Spa: Experience
your treatments in an outdoor
garden oasis in a temperature-
controlled treatment casita.
CondeNastTravelerrecognized
theinnas"thenumberonere-
sortspaintheUnitedStates"in
itsApril2008issue.Afteratreat-
ment, guests can cool off in a
2,500-square foot Aragon Pool
and Hydro Spa, surrounded by
treesandcabanas.
Treatment:FallSpaandLunch
Treatment:Includesa50-minute
massage or facial, hand treat-
ment,useofthespapoolandfit-
nesscenter.Includesadelicious
andhealthyspalunch.
Cost:$140.00(Monday-Thurs-
day),$175.00(Friday-Saturday)
Call:(800)935-2392,orvisit
Where: The Spa at the Hotel
Del Coronado
About the Spa:Guestsunwind
attheSpa'sexpansiveprivateter-
racewithafirepitandvanish-
ing-edge pool overlooking the
Windsor Lawn and the Pacific
Ocean.Travel+Leisuremagazine
recently named the Spa at The
Del "one of the Top 20 Hotel
Spas intheworld."Yoga,medi-
tationclassesandPilatesarealso
available at the outdoor relax-
ationterrace.
Treatment: $99.00 Wednes-
days -- Includes a massage, fa-
cial,exfoliationorwrap.Enjoy
theoceansideoutdoorterraceand
vanishing-edgepoolfortherest
oftheday.
Cost:$99.00
Call:(619)435-6611,orvisit
Where: Spa Tiki
About the Spa: This South
Seas-inspiredspawasdesignedto
replicatetherelaxingandexotic
worldofthetropicalSouthSea
Islands.Locatedintheexclusive
HarborClubindowntownSanDi-
ego,thespaisinfusedwithfresh
tropicalplants,flowersandisland
music.Thetreatments,whichare
inspired by ancient island cus-
toms, use tropical oils, flower
extracts,seaminerals,spicesand
plantextracts.
Treatment:Bodywraps,scrubs,
soaks,andcellulitetreatmentsare
inspiredbytheancienthealing
traditions of the South Pacific.
The50-minuteTiki-LadaHydrat-
ingCoconutWrapisoneofthe
specialtiesoffered.
Cost:$125forthe50-minute
treatment-Whenfivetreatments
arepurchased,thesixthisfree.
Call:(619)231-4363,orvisit
Spa specials are updated on
a regular basis, and may not be
offered at the time of this print-
ing. Please contact spa directly
for up to date information.
Ann Nelson is a freelance writ-
er residing in San Diego, CA.
VACATION FOR A DAY
Rekindle Your Spirit...
Pamper Your Body
& Escape to A Spa
By Ann Nelson
Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn at dusk.
Photo courtesy of RBI.