Last Updated: Feb 02, 2013
Imagine a rejuvenating almond oil body massage followed by a papaya facial polish and a luscious banana hair mask. These are just a few of the soothing treatments available in Costa Rica’s luxurious day spas where visitors can ease travel-weary muscles with a variety of relaxing treatments in a tropical setting. Many day spas feature aromatherapy and calming music along with therapists trained to indulge the senses with a variety of blissful spa treatments.
Spas frequently use local, organic ingredients so that guests can pamper themselves with the delicious smell and decadent feel of a coffee body polish, coconut skin glow, or macadamia nut scrub. Many spas offer full-body mud wraps using volcanic clay from one of the country’s five active volcanoes. Travelers can revitalize and nourish their skin with an aloe wrap, or unwind with a comforting hot-stone massage.
In addition to traditional manicures, facials, massages and body wraps, several spas now take a more holistic approach and include chiropractics, reiki and reflexology as part of the therapeutic process. Visitors can also arrange a half or full-day rejuvenating package that often includes a steam bath, Jacuzzi-soak, plus any combination of spa treatments.
A number of Costa Rica’s upscale resorts have full-service day spas that feature in-room massages, a sublime treat after a long day of adventure. Those in search of more permanent rejuvenating treatments should consider a medi-spa, where Botox injections and microdermabrasions are supervised by doctors, and procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
Relax and unwind with a trip to a day spa – the healthy way to recharge your body and spirit with the healing touch of massage. Whether you’re soaking up sun at the beach, trekking through the rainforest, or exploring the capital city, a day spa is never far away.