Five Spa Treatments Worth Traveling For

Whether by plane, car or ship, these next-level massages and facials will inspire you to go the distance.
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Going on vacation is all about indulging in some rest and relaxation. But these spa treatments take R&R to the next level: Think four-hand massages, oxygen therapy, wine baths and more. See which one inspires you to book a trip.

La Thérapie Facial

This family of three facials incorporates advanced therapies like oxygen therapy, intra-red and ultra-violet light therapy, microdermabrasion and more. The luxe, 50-minute treatments target dry and dull skin, exfoliating the face and giving it a deep clean that enhances a youthful appearance.

Where to get it: Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center, aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas

Four-Hand Massage

And you thought an hour-long Swedish massage with one masseuse was enough to work out all those kinks. For this massage-to-end-all-massages, a pair of masseuses move in tandem — for 90 minutes — working their way from head to toe, where they end by focusing on each foot’s acupressure points to improve circulation.

Where to get it: Alila Villas Soori, Tabanan, Bali

Rainforest Caress
Why settle for just a massage or just a mask? This two-hour affair reads like a greatest-hits collection of its native Costa Rica, with a volcanic mud mask and volcanic mud body wrap, followed by a relaxing massage. Ask for it in an open-air bungalow to really complete the experience.

Where to get it: Tabacon Grand Spa and Thermal Resort, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica

Thai Herbal Poultice
Originally used by Buddhist monks as part of their healing practices, this rejuvenating service gets its magic from a collection of herbs. Lemongrass, prai root, turmeric, and Kafir lime are wrapped in a muslin cloth to create the poultice, which is submerged in water and heated. A masseuse alternates between pressing the aromatic poultice into pressure points and employing a hands-on massage, healing, indeed.

Where to get it: Vitality at Sea Spa, aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Vinotherapy Bath

If you’re a wine lover, it doesn’t get much better than this: a 20-minute soak in a bath inspired by your favorite vino, whether it’s Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sparkling. Each soak has different benefits (antioxidants in the Pinot; gentle stimulation for sensitive skin in the Sparkling), but one thing’s for sure — you’ll definitely emerge relaxed (one glass of wine per person is included.)

Where to get it: Kenwood Inn & Spa, Sonoma Valley, California