Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In recognition of this holiday (which, let’s be honest, usually includes the imbibing of alcohol), the International SPA Association (ISPA) has compiled a list of some spas that offer alcohol-themed treatments that clients can enjoy all year round. Here is a sample of some of their treatments:
• The Atlantic Resort & Spa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Guests can benefit from the antibacterial and sebum-suppressing benefits of beer yeast with the Citrus Body Treatment ($222, 80 minutes), which includes a hair treatments that contains a beer extract, a six-pack beer bath, and an application of citrus lotion.
• Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (Sonoma, CA): Spa-goers looking for smoother skin can opt for the Chardonnay Olive Oil Sugar Scrub ($129, 45 minutes), which features products that are all handmade in the Sonoma Valley.
• The Spa at Chateau Elan (Braselton, GA): Ideal for smoothing the skin and stimulating circulation, The Chateau Antioxidant Winery Facial ($90, 55 minutes) incorporates antioxidant-loaded grapes.
• VH Spa for Vitality + Health (Scottsdale, AZ): Clients who are looking to hydrate their skin can choose the Whiskey and Black Pepper Facial ($100, 60 minutes), which uses phytomalt, a malt extract from Scotch whiskey that is full of sugars, minerals, and vitamin B6.
“Spas with local vineyards or nearby distilleries are taking advantage of what’s around them to create memorable experiences for their guests,” says ISPA president Lynne McNees. “Many people might not equate the spa with alcohol, but 23 percent of spas are incorporating local or indigenous elements into their treatment menu. Going to the spa is all about customizing your experience to meet your needs, and for some that includes a glass of wine.” Cheers to that!