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Pamper Up, Naturally at These Eco Spas

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The idea of being pampered in spas may sound like heaven all wrapped up in bliss, yet, it’s important to know what products are being applied to your skin. Chat to your therapist before you lock in your booking and ask for the exact ingredients in every product he or she plans to use. There’s no such thing as a silly question – don’t know an ingredient? Don’t be shy about asking for clarification — your health depends on it.

Here are five retreats from around the world that do offer natural and organic pamper packages and experiences that will have you relaxed in a jiffy…

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CHIVA SOM Hua Hin
Thailand

Chiva Som is where you go to be transformed mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Stay 10 nights or more and bliss out with a holistic therapy package that includes therapies will teach you how to nourish from the inside. Chiva-Som signature treatments use custom-designed spa products, formulated in Thailand since 2004. Every one is 100% natural. Bliss out with an organic spa facial, body cocoon, manicure, pedicure, foot ritual, milk bath, oriental scalp massage, hair intensive ritual, deep cleansing back treatment, jet lag therapy, eye treatment and more. POA. www.chivasom.com

DAINTREE ECOLODGE AND SPA
Queensland, Australia

The Ngujakura (Knew-ja-gura) Dreamtime package is about your body, mind and soul going “walkabout”, and is a sensory journey from head to toe. It includes Jina foot and Kambarr rain therapy treatment, Julma full body massage and Walu BalBal facial. This enchanting 180 minute ritual is as they say, “guaranteed to heighten your awareness of mother earth”. AU$390. www.daintree-ecolodge.com.au

POLYNESIAN SPA
Rotorua, New Zealand

Spend the day at New Zealand’s Polynesian Spa, pampered by sulphur-infused thermal waters and at the hands of talented therapists. The Day Retreat package begins with a light meal and half an hour in a deluxe private pool overlooking Lake Rotorua. It’s then into a spa therapy room for a Thai massage using organic essential oils before melting your stresses away in the alkaline pools. NZ$195. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

PARROT CAY
Turks & Caicos

Choose intervals of three, five, or seven nights (including meals), return airport transfers, a bottle of champagne on arrival, complimentary group yoga and pilates classes, a COMO Shambhala gift, and four 60-minute spa treatments. Natural therapies here are guaranteed to leave you blissfully peaceful and relaxed, from a facial, massage, deep tissue massage and Indian head massage to the Shiatsu treatment, Indonesian massage, or reflexology. Rates start at US$2,915. www.parrotcay.como.bz

SPA MONTAGE
Beverly Hills, USA

Spa Montage draws upon the earth’s minerals and botanicals in their “earth inspired” therapies. Our favourite? The Elements of the Earth wrap. Indulge in a body scrub and wrap utilizing a nutrient rich herbal apothecary of organic earth ingredients. Wrapped in a cocoon, Impurities are drawn out form within, while you receive an hypnotic scalp massage. Toxins and stress are further washed away with a Vichy shower. From US$205. www.montagebeverlyhills.com

 

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