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
Aspira, Elkhart Lake, WI
Meaning "infused with spirit," Aspira sits on the banks of a lake that's considered sacred by Native Americans. The spa prides itself on being a journey location for the mind, body and spirit.
The Treatment: Cedars Massage, 50 min. $145
This soothing balancing massage incorporates aromatherapy using fresh native cedar, an herb used by Native Americans to purify and protect.
The DIY version: Spa Manager Shannan Roeh says that a cedar's clean, purifying scent can be enjoyed at home in the bath or shower using Aspira's signature cedar sage soap. (Try Plantlife Cedar Sage 100% Pure & Natural Aromatherapy Herbal Soap $4.95.) "Enjoy a hot bath or warm steamy shower and breathe deeply as the clean fresh fragrance of the cedar is released in the space around you," she says. She suggests you also, "add cedar-infused essential oil (like Aura Cacia, Texas Cedarwood, $3), which boasts many health benefits, to the bath water to further enhance your experience."
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