6 Sexy Spa Escapes

Start your new year off with a little R&R. Check out our roundup of must-try massages, body scrubs and wraps at our favorite spas. Now lie back, turn off your cell phone and let life slow to a deliciously restful pace—you deserve it!

1. The Spa at Regent Palms
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
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Celebs Including Usher have visited this island retreat that blends ancient Eastern practices with indigenous Caribbean ingredients. Before starting your treatments, enjoy the spa’s hot sauna and steam rooms, then lounge with a cup of green tea and a plate of fresh fruit. Services are administered in private cabanas that overlook a 150-foot water garden. Though the spa boasts a number of unique treatments, such as the Mother of Pearl Body Exfoliation, the detoxifying Zareeba treatment definitely takes the cake. In a wooden room just large enough for you to sit in, you’ll find a pot of freshly brewed therapeutic herbs along with a wand to blend them—this allows you to control the intensity of the steam. Now inhale. You’ll do this for about 20 minutes; a 50-minute cooling body wrap and lymphatic drainage massage will follow. —Marielle Bobo

2. Turnberry Isle Spa & Fitness Center
Miami
turnberryislemiami.com

The fusion of spiritual and physical wellness reigns supreme at this 25,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. The South Florida haven features 21 treatment rooms, spin and aerobics studios, weight and cardio rooms and a state-of-the-art gym. Start your morning with the 90-minute Intense Nourishment Treatment. Your specialist will begin by administering a gentle footbath and body scrub followed by a layer of marine algae and velvety body butter, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated. Next, enjoy a spa lunch on the glass-domed upper level. End your day with a 90-minute Rose Renew Facial, a treatment employing flowers to revitalize skin.  You’ll start by inhaling calming frankincense, then receive a scalp massage. Finally, your face is treated with various rose-infused concoctions followed by an aromatherapy pressure-point massage. —
MB

3. Auriga Spa at Capella Pedregral
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
capellapedregal.com

Privacy is king at this gem tucked away in Mexico’s Pedregal Mountains. Those lucky enough to make their way to the property (via a man-made tunnel) soon learn that the Auriga Spa is the true star of the show. Inspired by the design of a shell, each of the eight-treatment “pods” floats over the spa’s mediation pool. Upon your arrival, you’ll receive an ancient cleansing footbath with thyme, rosemary and lime. Be sure to try the two-hour New Moon treatment, which includes a full-body eucalyptus salt scrub followed by a seaweed wrap. Let the scents of the essential oils soothe you while the gentle sounds of the ocean waves envelop you with a sense of calm.  Your treatment will conclude with a tension-melting body massage and glowing facial cleansing.—Janell Hickman

4. Bask by Exhale at Revel
Atlantic City, N.J.
revelresorts.com or exhalespa.com

East Coasters can now quickly escape the hectic pace of the daily grind at this brand-new luxurious 6.3-million-square-foot resort. Unite your body, mind and soul at Bask by exhale, located on the lobby level. Before treatments, head to the unisex bathhouse and wet lounges before treatments to truly get your Zen on. Don’t miss out on the unique detoxifying salt grotto made from pink Himalayan salt bricks, which help alleviate respiratory issues. And be sure to try the signature flow massage, selecting one of three custom oil blends to help you achieve utter relaxation. For the next 60 or 90 minutes, your therapist will knead away all your tense muscles, knots and worries with a mind-blowing deep-tissue massage. Believe us, you will float around for the rest of the day. —JH

5. Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
mirajcaudaliespa.com

Escape from the fast-paced metropolis of Toronto by transporting yourself to the Middle East. Miraj Hammam Spa has partnered with Parisian brand Caudalie to create an experience like no other. Try the spa’s signature Hammam, Gommage and Rhassoul Body Masque. You’ll begin by detoxifying and opening your pores while seated in the hammam, a 120-degree steam room. Collect your thoughts for 15 to 20 minutes while drinking a cup of cool water and letting your thoughts wander.  Next, your personal therapist will apply the gommage, an exfoliating body scrub. Finally, your body will be painted with a mineral-rich rhassoul clay masque that removes toxins with each stroke. Your service is complete once you’ve been rinsed off with cool water. —JH

6. Golden Door Spa
Escondido, Calif.
goldendoor.com/escondido

Embark on a journey of personal well-being by heading to this 377-acre property in the hills. You’ll feel a sense of calm take over the minute you walk into this überexclusive 40-guest-per-week resort. One of the “original” luxury-spa destinations, this lush retreat