Today, an increasing number of modern day guys and gals work harder, longer and more stressful hours than ever before. Whether it’s slogging it out at the office, mastering the art of being self-employed or even just running around after the kids, sometimes the time is ripe to sit back, relax and treat yourself to a well-deserved pampering session. To help get you inspired, we’ve put together a curated collection of some of the most indulgent day spas from around the world.
Canyon Ranch – USA
With branches located in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts, Canyon Ranch is an award winning destination health resort. The enterprise boasts over 35 years of experience and treats its guests to unparalleled health, wellness and pampering expertise. The stunning settings are the perfect place to relax, recharge and de-stress. As well as the two USA branches, Canyon Ranch SpaClub can also be found on-board a handful of ultra-luxurious cruise ships including Cunard’s Queen Mary II.
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Como Shambhala – Bali
Oozing traditional Balinese charm, this Indonesian day spa is a tropical paradise. As well as a range of health and beauty treatments, the establishment also hosts its very own resident psychologist. It’s even got the tick of approval from Donna Karan who regularly visits Como Shambhala to rest and revive.
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Sense at The Carlyle – New York
Located in the heart of the Big Apple, Sense at The Carlyle is an inner city sanctuary. Guests are welcomed by sparkling chandeliers and a glittering staircase before proceeding to treatment rooms designed to delight the body and soul.
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Ikeda Spa Prestige at Clarke Quay – Singapore
As winner of the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards’ ‘Best Luxury Day Spa’ prize, this Singapore retreat is most definitely worthy of a mention. The spa offers traditional Japanese treatments including body massages, facial masks, microdermabrasion and peels.
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Espa Spa at the Corinthia – London
Sleek and polished, Espa Spa is one of London’s slickest retreats. As well as an array of treatment rooms, swimming pool, gymnasium and hammam, guests can also spend the day unwinding in one of the specially designed relaxation zones.
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Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa – Morocco
First impressions alone are enough to win over every guest walking through the doors of the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa. Ornate décor creates a luxurious feel while a large selection of beauty and well-being facilities cater to a guest’s every need.
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SHA Wellness Clinic – Spain
With a focus on enhancing health, the SHA Wellness Clinic is the perfect place to indulge in a week long Alicante retreat. Organic food, specialized ailment treatments and personal well-being consultancy sessions will have you feeling fresh and revived in no time at all.
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Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi – Thailand
Sprawling across 3,100sq meters, this Chiang Mai establishment is one of the world’s most beautiful spas. Guests can choose from 18 treatment rooms, all decorated with ornate Thai detail, pure silk sheets, polished teakwood floors, antique furniture and marble tiles.
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The Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Lhasa – China
It may not be easy to access but this Tibetan spa is well worth the effort. It perches 12,000ft above sea level and encompassed a meditation garden, traditional Tibetan treatments and even a luxe gold tiled swimming pool!
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Hayman Spa – Queensland
Located on the stunning Hayman Island, this spa is the epitome of pampering bliss. Treating yourself to the establishment’s signature Ocean Massage treatment is a not to be missed experience!
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Of course, if you simply don’t have the time to jet off on an indulgent day spa retreat, you can always recreate the spa experience in your very own home. Splurge on some luxury products, light some intoxicating scented soy candles and feel your worries just melt away!