Archive for July 22nd, 2009

Mount Washington Resort Offers Above-Par Pampering

The Mount Washington Resort

At The Spa at Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods, NH), golf-loving spa-goers can soothe their tired muscles after a day on the green of the resort’s 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf course, with the 19th Hole (starts at $275). The package, which is offered through December 31, includes a 50-minute Outward Bound Facial, which helps reduce the appearance of sun damage; a 50-minute Golfer’s Massage, which features trigger-point therapy, deep-tissue massaging, and stretching designed to target the muscles used in a golf swing; a 75-minute Adventurer’s Pedicure, which includes a soothing foot massage using peppermint and tea tree balm, followed by nail shaping, cuticle softening, and a polish application or nail buffing; and a $30 gift certificate to use in the spa’s retail area. I’d say that Mount Washington Resort knows exactly what golfers want, down to a tee.

For more information on the newly opened Spa at Mount Washington Resort, check out the August issue of American Spa.

Cheers to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver

beerI recently had the pleasure of visiting the charming The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. The spa there offered subtle nods to its mountain roots, with unique art, natural design elements, indigenously inspired treatments, and more. But my favorite signature service was the Hops N’ Honey Ultimate Pedicure ($125, 75 minutes). Denver is known for its wide selection of local microbrews, and this pedicure is the perfect reminder. First, I dipped my feet in a scrumptiously scented tub in which a scoop of ME! Bath Hops ‘n Honey ice cream bath ball had been dissolved. I then received an exfoliation of my legs and feet, a PerfectSense paraffin treatment, and a soothing massage using milk-and-honey-scented lotion before receiving an application of polish. My favorite part? I got to sample three local beers while enjoying the experience, an extra I was happy to raise a glass to. For more details on the spa, keep an eye out for an upcoming issue of American Spa.

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