A Holiday Pampering Gift for You: 4 Treatments to Ease Away Stress


holiday pamperingI don’t know about you, but by the time Christmas rolls around I feel far from glamorous and in need of some holiday pampering. All that central heating has sucked the life out of my skin, the Christmas shopping has killed my manicure and you know what? I’m knackered. While it’s a magical time, Christmas can also be draining. You’re always worrying about something. Have I bought enough presents? Have I got enough food for everyone? Have I remembered the carrots to feed Rudolph come Christmas Eve? It’s never-ending. So, I’m giving you permission to take a day (or more) off and embark in some serious TLC. Girls, go pamper yourselves! And these spas are all offering great deals on some seriously relaxing holiday spa treatments that all have a festive theme! It’s the season of giving after all, and this is my gift to you . . .

1. Oh Christmas Tree – Sandpearl Resort 

The Holidays wouldn’t be the same without all those delicious cookies, right? Why not take it one step further by booking yourself a treatment at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach for a festive scented mani/pedi + scrub! With three flavors available—sugar cookie, gingerbread or candy cane—this nostalgic scented mani-pedi will make sure that all evidence of the stress leading up to Christmas is buffed away. In addition to this festive treatment, the spa is also offering a Secret Santa Scratch-Off card which will allow you to win discounts and free products. And the festivities don’t end there. Once your treatment has come to an end you can continue to enjoy your holiday pampering in Sandpearl’s rooms that are both cozy and chic, with beach views that overlook the Gulf of Mexico. 

holiday pampering

2. Sugar & spice Radiance Facial – St. Kitts Marriott Beach Resort 

Need more than a mani-pedi to fix your holiday stresses? How does sun, spice and everything nice sound? That’s exactly what’s in store with a trip to the stunning island of St. Kitts. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll indulge your mind, body and senses with a Sugar & Spice Radiance Facial at the Emerald Mist Spa. The 80-minute treatment utilizes spicy paprika and fruit enzymes to leave your skin rejuvenated, supple and glowing. LED light therapy is used to address such skin conditions as acne or lack of collagen, and also enhances the penetration of the facial, ensuring your skin will receive the best results. Just what your skin needs to look and feel amazing before Christmas and ahead of the New Year. 

holiday pampering

3. Hot Stones & Hot Toddies – Suncadia Resort 

Melt away your winter worries—quite literally—with a range of tasty treatments at Suncadia Resort’s Glade Spring Spa. Situated just outside of Seattle and nestled in the Cascade Mountains, this 6,400-acre retreat is the perfect respite if you’re looking to forget the outside world for a short while. Embrace yourself in a winter wonderland and have some fun in the snow. And when you’re ready to thaw off, head to the spa for the Hot Stone & Hot Toddies Massage, which features either a 50- or 80-minute hot stone massage followed by their signature hot toddy. It’s the ultimate in holiday pampering. Once you’ve managed to unwind and blissfully warm your body you can head outdoors to enjoy the hot mineral baths while enjoying breathtaking views.

holiday pampering

4. Pumpkin Facial – JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

If you’re really looking for some indulgent holiday pampering, then this luxurious and relaxing facial may be just the thing on your list. Situated in sunny Cancun, this is the perfect spa to visit to both unwind and de-stress in ultimate luxury. Enjoy a Mayan-inspired pumpkin facial that will not only give your skin a boost of antioxidants but it will also protect it from harmful elements that can wreak havoc on the skin. The potent enzymatic properties of yams and pumpkins will also work to decongest your skin while leaving it glowing with the hue of health. Not looking to stop there? The spa also offers a menu packed with treatments from world-class body wraps and massages to traditional Mayan body polishes and facials. You know what they say, when in Mexico . . .
holiday pampering


Lora O'Brien

Comments are closed.