Autumn Spa Delights

by Rosario Lopez

With a nip of autumn in the air, thoughts turn to pumpkin, cranberry, pomegranate and other fall harvest bounty. As cinnamon, nutmeg and clove entice the senses, the change of seasons is the perfect time to visit the spa! Here are some delicious new spa treatments on the fall menu.

Fall Renewal Spa Experience

Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, Maine

This 90-minute treatment is intended to support the belief in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  that autumn is a time to prepare the body for healing through the winter months, which also includes clearing the mind. Starting with a hand-crafted, small-batch sugar scrub by Body Frost to slough off tension–and dead skin cells–the Fall Renewal includes a soothing warm body wrap, followed by an application of  Naturopathica Sicilian Bergamot Lotion, and as well as seasonal herbs, spices (cinnamon) and oils that hydrate the skin. A tension-relieving scalp massage, and a foot massage with warm salt stones complete the R&R–renewal and relaxation. 


Cinnamon Cream Pedicure

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The new “Fall Into Spa” treatments include a Cinnamon Cream Pedicure–with whole milk foot soak and creamy sweet sea salt scrub to soften and smooth rough skin, followed by a warm cinnamon massage with antioxidant-rich olive fruit and grapeseed oils, along with a glass of champagne to toast the fall season! Also launching, the Spiced Passion Fruit Warm Stone Massage, a traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi massage with a coconut milk lotion steeped with passion fruit, incorporates stress-relieving warm stones and notes of spicy cinnamon and clove.


Autumn Wellness Experience

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Antioxidant- and enzyme-rich pumpkin is the basis of this rejuvenating fall treatment that begins with a destressing back massage, followed by a relaxing pumpkin wrap, to infuse minerals like calcium and magnesium into the skin. Quince sorbet and a pumpkin cookie top off this delicious treatment! For teens, the Grand Velas is featuring a new Pumpkin in the Air Spa Atelier workshop, to teach teens how to create a pumpkin scrub, and learn about the benefits of healthy skincare. 


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