On the heels of Heather Mikesell’s blog entry a few days ago about National Sleep Awareness Week, which ends today, I was thinking about a remarkable sleep treatment I had in December. I was going through a particularly stressful time in my life at the end of last year and was having trouble sleeping. Yes, I had broken into the Ambien and it was the only thing that allowed me to get some decent shuteye. I was in dire straits by the time I flew to Tahoe mid-month for opening weekend of The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe (here’s my story!).
While being quietly tucked away in the mountains did wonders for my stress level, the Drift to Sleep ($300, 2 hours) service at the spa really helped me get back on a reasonable sleep schedule. Developed in house, this service took place in a beautiful treatment room that offered views of the mountain. (Actually, the same room that ran on our cover.) I took a warm soak in a copper tub and watched the snowfall while I sipped a special blend of tea, which promotes relaxation. Following my bath, I had a stellar head-to-toe massage that really left me in a sublime state. The best part was that I didn’t have to rush out of the treatment room after my massage was finished—I had 30 minutes to myself to doze off and recuperate from weeks of insomnia. The treatment—and my weekend in Tahoe—helped me get back on track with sleep and sent me straight to Cloud 9!
For more on sleep-related treatments at the spa, click here.