Posted on Feb 07, 2011 | Comments 0
Most people feel the aches and pains in their bodies from time to time. One of the best ways to work the kinks out is to visit a spa and let nature take over. There are numerous places around the world that are famous for their spas and other healing properties. Here are some of the best:
1. Phuket, Thailand
This wonderful island is where the famous Thai massage originated. It’s a mixture of new and old traditions and treatments that include steam compresses and herbal remedies. There are numerous resort spas on Phuket. One of the best is Banyan Tree Phuket where therapists have to take 300 hours of treatment training before they can give massages. The Six Senses Spa and Evason Phuket offer some amazing views of the sea as well as relaxing treatments.
2. Palm Springs, California, USA
This splendid city is filled with numerous resorts, natural mineral waters, and spas. It’s located in the California desert and is a great place to relax while enjoying treatments such as hydrotherapy and body wraps, etc.
3. Mallorca, Spain
The popular holiday island of Mallorca is well known for its sandy beaches and nightlife, but it’s also an ideal place to relax. The La Residencia Spa which is located in the Hotel La Residencia is generally considered to be one of the best spas in all of Europe. It’s a great place to treat yourself to full body massages, manicures, and aromatherapy facial treatments, etc.
4. Banff, Alberta, Canada
The city of Banff is set in the mountains and is known as one of Canada’s best resort and skiing towns. There are natural baths of spring water at the Willow Stream Spa which is located in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. It’s a great way to unwind after hitting the ski slopes.
5. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Las Vegas, which sits in the desert in Nevada, is home to the new CityCenter complex. This means there’s plenty more to do in this famous city than just gamble and see shows. It’s becoming an ideal spot to unwind and relax. A couple of the best places to do this are the Encore Resort Spa and the Spa at Aria.
6. Budapest, Hungary
The majestic and historic city of Budapest has been known as the city of spas since the 1930s as it’s filled with medicinal and thermal water springs. In fact there are close to 120 springs in the city and they produce thermal water at the rate of 70 million litres a day. There are also 15 thermal baths open to the public in Budapest as well as numerous private spas in some of the city’s luxury hotels.
7. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is often referred to as the Spa Capital of Asia since it’s home to over 200 of the country’s spas. These spas utilize natural healing products and methods, such as tropical plants, marine algae, and exotic fruits.
This beautiful island lies in the Indian Ocean and is an ideal spot to relax and take in the scenery. Mauritius is home to several top-notch spas, such as the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa and the Beau Rivage Hotel’s spa.
9. Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
This town has been known for its hot springs since way back in the 1500s. The mineral-rich water is considered to be excellent for people with metabolic and digestive ailments. Karlovy Vary was very popular with Russian czars and other elite people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many people drink the water and enjoy aqua therapy.
10. Napa Valley, California, USA
This famous American wine region is also home to quite a few spa resorts. One of the most famous is the Spa Terra, located at the Meritage Resort. This spa sits underground in a huge wine cave.
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