5 Ultimate Destinations to Indulge in a Spa Treatment

By Mark Wiens 11 Comments
Spa Treatment
Spa Treatment (photo by o5com)

There are many factors that play a significant role in a spa treatment.

It’s not just about the massage or a facial, but about the atmosphere of the location, the available ingredients and supplies, and the local style of the destination that all contribute to the overall serenity of a spa.

Here are five destinations that are specifically attractive for indulging in a pampering spa retreat.

Thailand Spa
Thailand Spa

1. Thailand

With a culture famous for its practice of Thai massage, and a land that’s blessed by an abundance of natural beauty and resources, Thailand is one of the best places in the world for a spa holiday.

The mountainous north of the country offers a chance to experience a spa that includes a combination of ancient healing traditions mixed with modern luxurious facilities.

The southern portion of Thailand is comprised of countless pristine islands lined with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Many of the spas on these islands specialize in body wellness programs, detox treatments, and the practice of yoga.

2. Indonesia

Indonesia, similar to Thailand, is a Southeast Asian tropical sanctuary, layered with ancient holistic practices and gorgeous natural scenery.

The island of Bali, with its pleasant mixture of beaches and inland rice fields (like Ubud), is about as relaxing as any destination can get. Once you escape the main roads, you’ll discover untouched forests and air that in itself is healing. A homegrown Balinese green clay massage is a procedure that releases the toxins and oils from your skin.

The kindness of Balinese hospitality and the local customs are a few of the attributes that make Indonesia such a pampering spa destination.

Spa Break in London
Spa Break in London (photo by denniswong)

3. England

England, as one of the most popular tourist spots in the world, is another choice destination for a spa holiday.

London is specifically the epicenter of rejuvenating treatments that range in a diversity of styles and methods perfected by techniques from around the globe. Spa breaks in London give you the opportunity to surrender to a de-stressing massage, a soothing soak in a mineral filled hot tub, or a remedial aroma manicure. Combined into an all-inclusive package, a spa break in London is a recipe for relaxation.

After visiting the countless array of attractions the city offers, there’s not much more enticing than a calming massage in London. Massage options are abundantly available from traditional Thai massage to deep tissue massage and treatments that utilize the hot and cold stone healing technique.

4. Mexico

Whether you’re interested in a dry dessert or a tropical beach style spa, Mexico is a country that accommodates something for just about everyone.

The northern part of the country (including the Baja peninsula) is a dessert oasis that specializes in holistic treatments based on desert grown herbs and shrubs. Spas are often paired with wonderful ranch style accommodation, gourmet healthy meals, and exercise and fitness programs.

Heading further south, the country becomes more and more tropical and humid, paving the way for greenery and exotic beaches along the coasts. One of the unique therapeutic treatments developed by the native Aztecs is a hot volcanic stone sweat bath technique, similar to a modern sauna.

Sedona (photo by scfiasco)

5. United States

With its sheer population size and massive demand, the United States has become a worldwide destination for exquisite spa treatments that incorporate a variety of approaches and practices.

Sedona, a small town in Arizona, surrounded by majestic red mountain rocks and teeming with cool water streams, is one of the leading centers of wellness in the country. Hawaii, California, and Florida are other states that have a rich selection of appeasing spa retreats.

With an objective to rejuvenate and refreshen the mind and body, a vacation that includes spa time has become a popular way to indulge in an escape from daily routine and clear the mind with unparalleled relaxation.

No matter what spa break destination you choose, remember to ease your mind, relax your body, and take full advantage of the wellness powers of a spa treatment!

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  • Krista Ann

    3 years ago

    Sedona, Arizona is an amazing city for so many reasons! Definitely a great place to enjoy the spa as well as wonderful places to eat and explore! I wrote a blog post about what you can do in and around that area of the US!

  • Jan

    8 years ago

    I recommend visiting Islands of Loreto in Cabo , Mexico . It is an impressive destination, has a clear sea , historic buildings, can be seen from dolphins, seals , sea lions, and a lot of activities at sea you can . Also, if you like sports eos Loreto is the ideal place, with its stunning mountains, a few days ago through there at Villa del Palmar Loreto and the truth is that it is fascinanda , the luxury hoes , comodida and total service . Definitely worth taking a few days of rest and visit the amazing town of Loreto.


  • Arti

    12 years ago

    A wonderful list indeed! Never been to any of those destinations before but will keep your suggestions in mind 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      Thanks Arti! I know India also has some wonderful spa options too!

  • EarthDrifter

    12 years ago

    Great to know about Indonesia, England and Mexico. I agree that Thailand is number one as spa treatment is embedded in the culture. I was fortunate to try fish spa therapy there last year. May I add that this year I had very affordable massage treatment in Colombia and Ecuador. In Ecuador, I got to try the ever so soothing hot stone massage. I love to seek out and engage in therapeutic tourism. 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      So cool to hear this, thanks for sharing! I’ve had the fish therapy a number of times as well just for short sessions, and after getting over the ticklish part, it really starts to feel good. Glad to hear Ecuador and Colombia also have some soothing massages as well!

  • Jen Laceda

    12 years ago

    Now, we’re talking! LOL! I love spas! Give a nice beach or rolling hills and lakes or any beautiful place on earth, plus a nice pair of hands to help the body heal and rejuvenate…I’m there! I never thought of England as a spa destination, but now that you’ve mentioned it…I can see lovely countryside inns or zen-like city retreats providing exceptional treatments!

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Jen, lovely countryside or a beautiful beach with a spa treatment is definitely a recipe for relaxation at the its finest. I think England is and up and coming spa destination!

  • Champasak-Spa Laos

    12 years ago

    Nice adresses ! May I suggest one more :
    Champasak-Spa in Laos….100 % Organic ingredients in a traditional Lao House

    Have a very nice day

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      Looks great, would love to go there someday!