Whether you are traveling for business, with your family, or as a couple, you often need to stop and smell the roses. Or stop and get a pedicure, or stop and take a bath, or stop and get a massage! So many options are available when you travel, you can pamper yourself in your room, within your hotel, or in town at a nearby day spa. Whichever you choose, make sure you squeeze time in for yourself and your overall trip will be enhanced!
In Your Room
At the Kenwood Inn and Spa in wine country, you pretty much have all 3 choices available to you, but on our last trip, my husband and I hardly left our room! With romantic CD’s, an in-room fireplace, and a jacuzzi tub, enjoying an evening in can be nothing but romance and relaxation!
When you look for a hotel or resort, check the room amenities and the resort photos to see what you’ll have available. I can tell you that bath salts, jacuzzi tub, and candles in the bathroom are everything you need to wind down during your travels and there are speakers in there as well to listen to the provided music! Pour a glass of wine and warm up by the fire…Bliss!
In Your Hotel
Many hotels and resorts offer an on-site spa that allows guests the opportunity to schedule a much needed pampering. We recently visited the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells (Palm Springs) with our whole family and after a 7 hour drive, I enjoyed some down time while my husband took the kids to the pool! The Spa Esmeralda has a plethora of treatments to choose from such as:
- Body scrub
- Body wrap
- Couple’s Massage
- Fitness classes available
- Fitness counseling
- Foot bath
- Hair & scalp treatments
- Makeup Services
- Men’s services
- Paraffin hand treatments
- Plunge pools
- Steam room
- Therapy baths
I opted for the pedicure since we were in near 80 degree weather in January, I wanted to wear flip-flops! Entering a relaxing room in my spa provided robe I sat in a dim room sipped water while I awaited to be called back. I was given champagne and the remote to a massage chair while I received a hot stone massage on my lower legs and calves then got my toes pretty!
Last fall I spent 3 days in the Yakima Valley and kept to a busy schedule. I was grateful for my guide at the CVB who included down time for me to be able to catch up and not feel completely overwhelmed. She dropped me off at Ummelina day spa in town where I received a tea spa drink followed by an amazing foot bath and aromatherapy, had a facial with extractions, and a massage of my shoulders and back. After feeling like jelly and craving a nap, I rinsed and cleansed in the most amazing shower where jets shot out to my sides and the rainfall from above was like being in the middle of a waterfall!
With all the traveling I do for my website and with my family, I’m vowing that in 2014 and beyond I will include an opportunity to pamper myself at least each season, because my body and soul deserves it! Do you pamper yourself often enough? Let me know in the comments below!
Services provided as part of my media tours, gratuity is my own, all opinions are mine!