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Spa! In the Name of Love

Desert spas pull out all the stops to give you that romantic glow.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

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Special treats are part of the February spa specials in the valley.
PHOTO BY THINKSTOCKPHOTOS.COM

Champagne, roses, chocolates, scrubs and rubs, and special treats to get that romantic glow — that’s what the desert’s top spas have in store in February. Couples, singles, and besties are in for a beautiful time.

Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has two romance packages, including the Cupid’s Kiss — a custom couples massage or cactus and date body scrub with optional upgrades of extra time in a private couples’ suite with Champagne and freshly-baked treats from the in-house bakery or a Champagne toast and fizzy foot soak, plus exfoliation. Colors of Love is a fun, creative class led by an expert in theater makeup featuring nontoxic paints that will have all eyes on you at the pool.

The Mi Amore Couple Experience at Azure Spa at the Riviera Palm Springs includes an exfoliating body scrub, invigorating soak, and deeply relaxing massage.

From Feb. 10–14, Feel Good Spa at Ace Hotel & Swim Club is offering massage lessons for two, a creative and interactive experience where couples learn professional massage techniques to use at home.

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club’s February specials include the Bubbly and Bestie Mani and Pedi, a fun way to get ready for a day of shopping or night of dancing with your best friend. Singles can enjoy a private garden bath while sipping on Champagne, followed by a relaxing full-body massage. The Couple’s Suite Treat includes a side-by-side couple’s massage in the private couple’s suite, followed by a soothing facial and a chilled glass of Champagne.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ACE HOTEL & SWIM CLUB
The Body Deli brand of products used for all spa treatments at Ace Hotel & Swim Club are created in the Coachella Valley.

At the Spa at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, try the Love Me Tender Couples Massage with rose blossom aroma; the Chocolate Facial, which uses cacao’s antioxidant enzymes to combat aging; the Sugar Kiss Body Glow, a full-body scrub with vanilla and coconut sugar body polish and lotion; or the Sweet Feet Pedicure with vanilla-coconut sugar exfoliation and hydrating vanilla-coconut lotion.

Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is promoting several sweetheart spa specials, each with a chilled glass of Champagne. Blushing Valentine is a peptide-infused facial designed to brighten, exfoliate, and soothe delicate facial skin with an antioxidant-rich mask and hyaluronic hydration. The Roses & Wine Mani/Pedi combines a rose-infused soak gentle grapeseed exfoliation and melted butters to moisturize and smooth dry skin. The Bit of Bliss couples package includes side-by-side massages in the private couple’s suite with the spa’s signature blend of coconut and mango oil, chamomile, aloe vera, and vitamin E. A post-massage spa lunch with Champagne is the final treat. The Loving Sampler includes a back, neck, and shoulder massage and an express deep-cleansing facial. Another February special, the Berries and Bubbly Body Renewal, uses sugar infused with raspberry vodka to prep skin for a silkening application of melted shea, cocoa, and mango butters to leave limbs soft, glowing, and deliciously scented.

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is featuring its romance-focused Sweet Retreat, a 50-minute cocoa butter massage and 25-minute refresher facial. For couples, the Cupid’s Bliss Massage uses a special aromatherapy blend and wraps up the treatment with Champagne and chocolate. For Indian Wells residents, both the Swedish massage and deep-cleansing facials are available year-round and priced at $99.

PHOTO COURTESY OF RIVIERA PALM SPRINGS
Rose petals and candlelight up the romance factor in the couple’s room at Azure Spa at the Riviera Palm Springs.

RESOURCES

Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells. 760-776-1234;
www.indianwells.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas/index.jsp

Azure Spa at the Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs. 760-327-8311;
www.rivierapalmsprings.com

Feel Good Spa at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs. 760-866-6188;
www.acehotel.com/palmsprings/feel-good-spa

Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells. 760-836-1265;
www.marriott.com/spas/pspsr-renaissance-indian-wells-resort-and-spa/spa-esmeralda/5014762/services.mi

Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage. 760-568-2727;
www.omnihotels.com/hotels/palm-springs-rancho-las-palmas/spa/

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta. 760-564-4111;
www.laquintaresort.com/spa

The Spa at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage. 760-770-2180;
www.spaatmissionhills.com

Spa! In the Name of Love was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by Carolyn Patten