Indulge in relaxing, luxurious treatments that also pamper the planet! Eco-spas have become a rising trend in the U.S and all over the world. They utilize low-impact facilities and sustainable products for traditional spa treatments, such as massage, facials, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy. At these eco-spas, a nurturing massage or a luxurious soak benefits the individual and the environment, making the leisure of a spa experience a positive experience for all, rather than a guilty pleasure. Here are 5 top leading ec0-spas in the U.S. that will help you relax your mind, body and spirit!
1. Uhma Spa and Shop – Miami Beach, Florida
Built under eco-responsible guidelines and biophilic principals to incorporate nature indoors, the Uhma Spa and Shop in Miami Beach, FL, uses only organic products and combines therapeutic practices from around the world. Here you will find treatments from Africa to the Amazon and every place in between.Services include herbal and aromatherapy soak masks and wraps, massages, facials, and the traditional manicure/pedicure.
2. Le Petite Retreat Day Spa – Los Angeles, California
This indoor-outdoor spa was designed based on the five Chinese elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Feng Shui expert Roy Shabla was consulted to… And for the finishing touches the entire establishment was blessed by nine Tibetan monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery. Rest assured you will be well taken care of. Guests are provided with complimentary organic fruits, fruit water, and tea, and if you receive a facial, massage, or body scrub you are granted free access to the cedar sauna. Le Petite offers facials, massage, hydrotherapy, scrubs, detox, waxing, and lash extension, as well as several holistic anti-aging treatments such as energy balancing and color therapy.
3. Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center – Big Island, Hawaii
If you’re ready to get back in tune with nature, the Dragonfly Ranch is the place for you. Nestled in a jungle setting, this bed and breakfast consists of five treehouse style rooms with indoor-outdoor lodging. Relax with a traditional Lomilomi massage and swim at the nearby National Park with dolphins and sea turtles. The property has a space to practice yoga, an organic garden, a colorful labyrinth, and a sauna.
4. Natural Balance Massage and Wellness Center – Brooklyn, New York
Natural Balance uses eco-friendly, organic products and offers a variety of services, plus several wellness and lifestyle education classes. They practice acupuncture and oriental medicine, massage therapy, facials, body treatments, nutritional programs and counseling, childbirth education, and pre-natal services.
5. Miracle Farm Bed and Breakfast Spa and Resort – Floyd, Virginia
Miracle Farm is a non-profit, sustainable living center. You may choose to stay at (i.e. one of their four friendly cabins:) the Farmhouse, the Creekside Rustic, the Creekside Cottage, or the Riverview Cabin. Imagine waking every morning in a wooded setting to a four-course organic, vegetarian breakfast, and then spending the day hiking, wading in the river, fishing, or bird watching.
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