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May is for Spa-Going Moms


10 Hotel & Resort Spas Offering Springtime Specials Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Cliff House Maine (Ogunquit, Maine)

The Spa at Cliff House is debuting a Seacoast Rose Menu for the month of May, in honor of Mother’s Day. The seacoast rose treatments are comprised of highly concentrated rose botanicals for radiating and hydrating skin and body – inspired by the wild seacoast roses. The Seacoast Rose Menu features the Seacoast Rose Massage; the Seacoast Rose Facial; and the Seacoast Rose Mani and Pedi.

Mother’s Day Relaxation package (available through May 30) includes: Luxury overnight accommodations; $100 resort credit towards a spa treatment; complimentary glass of pink champagne in The Spa; and a gift from The Spa.

Gaige House + Ryokan (Sonoma Valley, California):

Sonoma Valley’s recently redesigned Gaige House + Ryokan is situated in the heart of California’s wine country and offers moms a serene setting to quietly reflect while also enjoying the uninterrupted views of the surrounding vineyards. Whether it’s relaxing on the Moon Deck while reading a good book and sipping a glass of wine, or just soaking in the beauty of the Zen gardens, there is a variety of relaxing spaces throughout the property. Moms can also enjoy the Zen rock or “dry landscape” garden, known as karesansui in Japan, which is a miniature, stylized landscape created with a carefully composed arrangement of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees, and bushes. Gaige House’s Ryokan suites also feature a private Zen garden and a pagoda, an excellent focal point during meditation. New to Sonoma, the inn also provides guests with information and prime locals for “forest bathing,” a new trend for mindfulness exploration in nature.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun (Mexico) is a quick jaunt from major US cities. The award-winning 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa offers awe-inspiring spa treatments utilizing chakra-balancing gems, a unique ten-step hydrotherapy ritual, and luxurious spa amenities.

The Mother’s Day Head to Toe Pampering Package at Gem Spa will begin with an exclusive 10-step hydrotherapy ritual, which detoxifies skin with contrasting warm and cool temperatures combined with high and low water pressures. Mom will then enjoy a bundle of therapeutic treatments, including: a purifying body massage; a personalized facial treatment by Vagheggi; and a spa manicure and pedicure. The cost for this 230 minutes experience is $209.00 USD.

Another option is a special Mother & Daughter extended two-hour hydrotherapy ritual. The experience is completed in a relaxation lounge area where fresh juices, water and fruits are served on plush spa lounges. This treatment usually lasts about 45 minutes, so guests enjoy bonus time in lavish spa for the normal cost of $53.00 USD.

L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel (Sedona, Arizona)
Not only will L’Auberge de Sedona be offering a Mother’s Day Brunch at Etch Kitchen & Bar, but they will also offer Moms Blending Specials at L’Apothecary Spa. Any mom that shares a photo of her babies (4-leggeds count, too!) with the L’Apothecary Spa team will be given a free blending session. A special Mother’s Day blend recipe will be created for the occasion.

Paradise Point Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel (San Diego, California)

This family-friendly San Diego island resort is offering moms two custom spa treatments:

•Moms Escape to Paradise Custom Facial: Paradise Point wants to honor and indulge Moms with an exquisite custom-blended facial designed to meet her specific skincare needs. Mom will receive a thorough skin assessment by a Master Esthetician, followed by 80 minutes of sheer bliss and relaxation; treatment also includes a hand, neck, and scalp massage.  As a bonus, Mom will receive a deluxe size custom-blended moisturizer to take home.  A complimentary glass of Champagne or sparkling water is offered post treatment, to be enjoyed in the relaxation lounge (80 Minutes, $270 includes 20% service fee).

Moms Ultimate Escape to Paradise: Custom Blend Facial and 65-minute Hot Stone Pedicure: Moms can sit back and relax in the resort’s new pedicure room with a glass of Champagne and be taken care of from soul to sole. Guests begin with a coconut milk cleansing ritual followed by an exfoliation using sugar cane infused essential oils. A warm body butter wrap is then applied to the feet, and legs are massaged with warm coconut exotic oil and hot stones ($378 includes 20% service fee).

Resort at Squaw Creek, A Destination Hotel (Lake Tahoe, California)

The Resort at Squaw Creek understands that May is for Mom. They want to celebrate mom all month and treat her to a relaxing warming facial. Featuring their new Sorella line, this detoxifying treatment is made to brighten and hydrate the skin using warm clay mask and a Rose Quartz Stone massage. $125 for 50 minutes, May 1  through May 31.

Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel (Rancho Palos Verdes, California)

Mom’s Time at The Spa at Terranea invites moms to allow their “to-do’s” to float away as they immerse themselves in a tranquility bath. The relaxation then continues with their Sound Sleep treatment, perfect to ease tension, quiet the mind, and provide a deep sense of calm. Available May 1 through May 31;  $285 weekday/$305 weekend.

The Spa at Pebble Beach (Pebble Beach, California) Inspired by the natural beauty of the Monterey Bay coast, the world-class Spa at Pebble Beach has a signature service that’s ideal for the unique needs of spring skin. Ocean Elements begins with an invigorating dry brush followed by a mother of pearl, lime and bergamot salt scrub. Spa-goers then enjoy a soothing scalp or foot massage while wrapped in seaweed mud, and finish with an application of coconut oil and almond oil scented with essence of coastal herbs and flowers—a perfect spring touch. 75 minutes; $270.

Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, A Destination Hotel (Kirkland, Washington)

Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa’s Mother’s Day package is being offered the entire month of May and includes the following: The spa’s signature 60-minute Aromatherapy Bliss Massage; a rose pedal luxury manicure and pedicure; and  a complimentary glass of Champagne and rose stem for mom (valued at $260, the May pricing is $215). There will also be pre-packaged gifts available for purchase in the spa ranging between $45 to $75, featuring their favorite products.

Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, New York) offers the Spring Reveal.  According to Mark Lumpkin, spa director at The Spa at Whiteface Lodge, “The most important thing for healthy skin in the transition from winter to spring is a good exfoliation to help remove the dry rough layers of skin from winter weather. A layer of moisture should follow the exfoliation to hydrate and nourish the skin on hands, body and face.” Here are three spa services ideal for spring spa-going mothers and daughters:

•ZENTS Ultimate Luxury Wrap begins with a shea-butter exfoliation followed by a rich mineral wrap to replenish skin and a warm oil scalp massage. It ends with a full-body massage using natural jojoba oil mixed with the guest’s scent of choice.  80 minutes; $225.

Adirondack Exfoliation includes a luxuriant exfoliation of salt crystals mixed with essential oils. Rich Shea Butter completes this service, replenishing and hydrating skin.  50 minutes; $155.

Classic Manicure ($40.00) and Pedicure Ritual ($55.00), both include an exfoliation with the option to incorporate a seasonal scent that personalizes the service to your needs.