Nothing says relaxation like a day at the spa. Orlando’s 19 destination spas include The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, with 40 treatment rooms and a fitness center (ritzcarlton.com/orlando) and The Waldorf Astoria Spa (waldorfastoriaorlando.com/spa/waldorf-astoria-spa). The Spa at Orlando World Center Marriott Resort has packages for couples (marriottworldcenter.com) and chocolate body scrubs are featured at L’Esprit Day Spa at the DoubleTree Resort Orlando (lespritspa.com). Relax with a facial at The Spa at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa (buenavistapalace.com). Infinite Massage (infinitemassage.com) provides mobile spa services.
The Spa at Hammock Falls in Sebring invites you to relax in its full-service spa, featuring four massage therapists, a skin care specialist and a nail tech. Indulge in the Vichy showers or treat your body to a Sea Salt Glow treatment, which softens your skin and leaves you glowing.
Melt away from everyday life at DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop in Lakeland, where you can de-stress in a Body Wrap with Body Polish as part of a five-hour Day of Indulgence, or simply stop in for a mani-pedi. Choose from the Classic, the Luxury or the Signature. The spa also offers the Check Me Out Teen Manicure and Pedicure Combo for a mother-daughter day out.
Massage Envy in Winter Garden offers customized massages and Murad Healthy Skin facials to help relieve stress, decrease anxiety, increase energy and improve your skin texture, tone and appearance. Trust the professional massage therapists to help you choose the treatment that’s best for you. Try the Signature Service, Hot Stone Envy, which promotes circulation with light to medium pressure.
In Orlando’s trendy Dr. Phillips community, The Woodhouse Day Spa caters to men and women. Relax with a facial, massage or body treatment in a Vichy shower. Indulge in the Woodhouse Escape, a full-body ritual that begins with a bamboo body scrub followed by a soothing volcanic stone massage. The spa features 6,000 square feet of Victorian décor adorning 16 private guest treatment rooms.
For a luxury experience, visit the 40,000-square-foot spa at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, which employs Sunshine State ingredients in citrus-inspired treatments. There is even an outdoor rooftop eco space where you can lie in a hammock and get a massage. Try the four-hands massage,during which oil is drizzled over your body and two therapists perform a full-body massage.
At Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain near Walt Disney World, customized treatments help you bid goodbye to anxiety, stress and insomnia. Blue Harmony Spa at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek reminds guests of the nourishment provided by the great blues of the world—water and skies.
The Euro Day Spa & Salon in Orlando invites you to be spoiled with the Spa du Jour, a luxurious massage, facial, manicure and pedicure. While you’re getting pampered, have your hair cut by a talented stylist, or add some color!
The Spa in Orlando’s College Park offers an escape from your daily grind stress. Try the Enzymatic Sea Mud Treatment to detoxify, exfoliate and nourish your body. Smooth and supple skin will be the result of the wrap, which is infused with botanical extracts and fruit enzymes.
European architecture and a quiet waterfall welcome you at Blush Day Spa in Altamonte Springs. Try the Spa Sampler, comprising a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage and a 30-minute customized facial, classic manicure and pedicure. For the ultimate in luxury, lie on a bed of roses for a one-hour tea rose massage for two, then relax with a soothing rosewater pedicure and hydrating rose foot mask.
Mount Dora’s state-of-the-art chic Synergy SalonSpa specializes in facials, chemical peels and massages. Get a haircut, a manicure or enjoy a deep-tissue massage. There are also services for men, so bring the hubby along.
West of Kissimmee, find the newly remodeled Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, which blends the resort’s turn-of-the-century elegance with modern touches and a dash of Disney. There are 15 treatment rooms and relaxation areas, as well as orchestral music harmonizing with your selected treatment.
So many spas with so many options—where will you go to get pampered?
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