Best Spas in Palm Springs
Credit: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Best Spas in Palm Springs
Credit: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

4 Reasons to Unwind at the All-New Stunning Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs

The Healing Waters of This State-of-the-Art Spa Will Wash Your Worries Away

The Spa at Séc-he is officially opening its doors on April 4 at the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza. Located in downtown Palm Springs, The Spa at Séc-he, which translates to “the sound of boiling water,” is a 12,000-year-old hot spring that is known for its ancient healing properties. This culturally conscious and connected spa is owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, ensuring that the treatments and impact of the spa are aligned with the tribe’s healing traditions. The tribe first broke ground on the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in May 2018 with a passionate mission to bring the tribe’s traditions, history, culture and connection to the land to the forefront of modern life. The massive spa spans more than 73,000 square feet and is home to 22 private mineral baths, halotherapy salt caves and a tranquility garden, so get ready for the ultimate level of relaxation!


The Healing Waters

The magical healing waters of The Spa at Séc-he’s 12,000-year-old hot spring is a collection of rainwater and snowmelt that have emerged from a chamber that is 8,000 feet underground. By the time the water has reached the surface, it has cooled to an optimal 105 degrees and has absorbed key minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium from the natural pipeline that it travels up. From physical healing to emotional wellness, the energetic properties of this spring water are known to improve skin, increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation. For centuries, the hot spring provided water for drinking, ceremonies and irrigation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Now, The Spa at Séc-he hosts 22 private mineral baths where guests can soak in peace after their treatment or during their day-pass excursion. This private mineral bath experience is an ancient and sacred practice of the tribe and is called “Taking of the Waters.”


The Extensive List of Treatments

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Credit: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

In addition to the hot mineral baths, The Spa at Séc-he also offers a long list of top-notch treatments including body scrubs, massages, facials and more. The quartz and water treatment massage tables contour perfectly to your body, allowing you to melt into the table as you receive a detoxifying water cupping massage or a relaxing Desert Rain massage. The facials range from anti-aging to hydrating, allowing you to leave with glowing, healthy skin. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a full spa day, indulge in one of the comprehensive wellness packages. The Canyons Journey Massage and Facial includes a full-body massage with a customized oil blend along with a clinical facial designed to fit your skin’s specific needs. The polished body scrubs leave your skin feeling silky smooth, whereas the hydrating clay and mud wraps nourish the skin and muscles with powerful minerals. The Spa at Séc-he also offers zero-sensory tanks and cryotherapy along with nail services, scalp treatments and standard haircuts and colors.


The Many Luxurious Amenities 

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This 73,000-square-foot spa has far more than your standard treatment rooms and lounge area. The 15 different treatment rooms and two couples’ treatment suites ensure that multiple spa-goers can receive their services in tandem. However, if you’d prefer to purchase a day pass rather than book a treatment, there are plenty of other areas to explore and unwind in. After taking a dip in one of the 22 legendary mineral baths, head to the dry sauna for a detoxifying sweat or open up your sinuses in the eucalyptus steam room. Need to decompress? The grounding room is ideal for taking a minute to meditate and reconnect. If you want to catch some sun, head outside and post up in one of the four luxe cabanas or nesting beds. The tranquility garden is the perfect place to find your zen, while the fitness center offers guests a place to get their hearts pumping and squeeze in a restorative workout. 



The Gourmet Cuisine

Credit: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Since a visit to The Spa at Séc-he is intended to be an all-day excursion, there are a couple of different gourmet food options on site. The Malmal Cafe serves up healthy and light cuisine that is meant to enhance your overall wellness experience at the spa. From refreshing salads to classic poke bowls, there are plenty of fresh and seasonal options to explore. If you’re in need of something more filling, Malmal Cafe serves sandwiches and wraps that can be eaten in the restaurant or taken on the go. You can also grab a quick juice or smoothie from the juice bar. If you prefer to eat outside, the same exact menu can be ordered at Pal Bar by the pool. Craft cocktails are also an option if you’re looking to sip while you spa. But no matter what you’re craving or where you want to kick back, The Spa at Séc-he has something for every kind of visitor.



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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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