10 Best Spa Treatments in the U.S. -- Recreate Them at Home
Winter escape not in the cards? No worries, we've brought signature skin care spa treatments from the country's most indulgent havens straight to you
Cal-A-Vie, Vista, CA
Nestled on 200 acres among rolling hills in a secluded valley 40 miles north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie combines indulgent European spa philosophies with Californian health, fitness and nutrition concepts.
The Treatment: Hydrotherapy, 50 min. $95
Guests slip into a therapeutic bath designed to reduce water retention and improve the firmness and texture of their skin. Underwater jets massage the body, helping to relieve sore tired muscles and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The treatment can be customized with a selection of antioxidant or anti-aging products.
The DIY version: Spa Director Debbie Zie says, "an aromatic bath is one of the best ways to invigorate [yourself] when you're feeling tired and is an essential step in a slimming program." To recreate hydrotherapy at home, she recommends adding a bath concentrate like Yonka Phyto-Bain, $48 (at the spa), to "de-stress" and she suggests lighting a candle like the Yonka Soothing Massage Oil Candle, $59 (at the spa) whose "wax" morphs into an ointment containing shea and mango butters -- just in case you have someone on hand who's willing to play masseur.
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