When I booked a trip to Palm Spring,Calif.,back in December,I knew I wanted to look into spending a day at a spa around the natural hot springs out there—as a 优德官方网站beauty writer,any opportunity I have to try something new and different when it comes to beautification,I am all for it.Enter a cute little place calledMiracle Manor in Desert Hot Springs.
It's so different from the spas in New York and is completely what I'd think of when I think of an old-school California spa—no frills,tranquil,and laid-back.So laid-back,in fact,that the rooms don't have TVs.No,you're encouraged to do things like read or daydream or look out onto the mountains with your spare time as a form of meditation.
Well,that's piped in from the nearby hot springs,and you're encouraged to soak before your treatments.It's hard to describe how the water feels different from bath water.It feels silky and lighter and it makes your skin feel so soft.And I even made friends in the warm pool with some of the guests.There's a very friendly,happy,hug-your-life sort of vibe to the whole place.
Now onto the massage.It was lovely.The therapist,Rhonda Duval (who customizes all her mind/body treatments for each guest),scrubbed me,gave me a full massage that included cupping (which I have tried before,if you remember),used a little reiki (a treatment in which hands are placed above the body to move energy around) and ended with some body manipulation in which she physically stretched my muscles.Then,happy and oiled up,I went and watched the sunset.
It was a total change from all my other spa experiences,and it was incredibly lovely.My verdict: Hot springs pools rock.Get yourself to one if you can.