Spa Pros Reveal Their Trending Summer Service
“We find that our guests primarily pick body treatments, along with manicures and pedicures, during warmer weather. The most requested service is the Polynesian Noni Body Wrap (50 min./$135), featuring Epicuren Noni Skin Elixir—a lightweight, oil-free gel with healing, antioxidant and skin-tightening properties. Our guests end up falling in love with this treatment because it helps alleviate sunburns and tight or aching muscles, while detoxifying the body and imparting a healthy, tropical glow.” – Kristina Russ, Spa manager, Spa at Pronghorn Resort Bend, Oregon
The Texas heat drives people to us in droves! Our most sought-after treatments include the Deluxe Pedicure (60 min./$70) for flawless feet in sandals and flip-flops, Sugaring ($20-$85) for bikini, legs, underarms— smooth skin and less shaving equals more fun in the sun—and our Viva Signature Massage (75 min./$130), which keeps clients energized and flexible at a time of year when they tend to be more active. Since dryness and sun damage are two of the season’s major skincare concerns, guests also visit us for the HydraFacial (30 min./$150), which delivers a heaping dose of hydration. Dermaplaning (15 min./$60) is a popular add-on for an instant complexion boost with no downtime; it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, removes facial peach fuzz, moisturizes, and provides the perfect canvas for a touch of bronzer.” – Shannon Mouser Cofounder Viva Day Spa Austin, Texas
Our summer months are so breathtaking with the cherry blossom trees blooming, and spa-goers come to relax and realign their lives. Our most popular treatment is the Blue Corn Honey Float Wrap (90 min./$210). A finely ground blend of blue corn (an honored plant in Native American culture) and local Primland honey create a vitamin-rich scrub that leaves skin silky smooth and nourished, while our Softpak Float System cocoons and rejuvenates the client. After the wrap portion of the service, the guest is soothed with a 60-minute massage using a Naturopathica aromatherapy blend.” – Sabrina Antoine, Spa director, The Spa at Primland Meadows of Dan, Virginia
“As summer approaches, guests visit us to enjoy all that the changing season brings, from leisurely strolls through the many vineyards and wineries in the area to bike tours and hikes in the Santa Ynez Valley. Many of them are looking to unwind and slow down from their hectic pace of life, so they love to come in for a Signature Massage (50 min./$135; 80 min./$185)—it’s a fantastic opportunity to decompress after a long day. The treatment begins with a champagne toast and continues with champagne infused body butter and aromatherapy throughout.” – John Richardson, General manager, The Santa Ynez Inn and Spa, Santa Ynez, California
This story first appeared in the June issue of Dayspa magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.