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Rest and Relax in Greater Palm Springs With These 6 Must-Try Ideas

From Hot Springs to Sound Baths, These Wellness Destinations Are the Perfect Places for Some R&R

From Ayurvedic to zen spa treatments, Greater Palm Springs has everything you need to begin your new year feelin’ good. As we recover from some holiday indulgences of extra servings and decadent desserts, many of us are ready to rejuvenate in 2022. This resort oasis is the ideal destination to embark on your wellness journey with healing waters, spectacular spa-cations, state-of-the-art fitness studios and more. Here are six ways to reset your body and mind throughout the year. Palm Springs Wellness Destinations


Hot Springs

Hot spring
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The coveted geothermal mineral hot springs of Desert Hot Springs are silky and rich with many beneficial minerals, such as silica to soften your skin and magnesium to help decompress. Once you immerse yourself in these healing waters, you’ll never want to leave. Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis offers everything from quick, one-day experiences to overnight packages. In addition to extensive spa therapies, they have designated juice fasting weeks for a complete overhaul. Two Bunch Palms is also a private retreat with therapeutic waters, spa services and healthy dining, prompting their visitors to continue returning for the resort’s regenerative qualities. And if you find yourself near Joshua Tree National Park, Miracle Springs Resort & Spa offers eight mineral pools with day passes and an extensive menu of massages for every mood.

Palm Springs Wellness Destinations

Sound Baths

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Sense-sational sound baths are widely popular with studies showing these selective sounds permeate and resonate within us and may contribute to relaxing results. The Integratron is the sound bath venue located in Landers, just 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. This fascinating dome structure declares it is “The fusion of art, science and magic.” Sound bath sessions at The Integratron are in high demand and require advanced booking. Another spot is Bliss Chakra Spa in Palm Desert, an organic day spa that has successfully combined sound healing with spa services like their Zen Package.


Yoga + Pilates

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Bikram Yoga El Paseo and Coachella Yoga, Therapy & Wellness both offer classes based on the highly revered Bikram/hot yoga style. Specific room temperatures paired with a signature sequence of healing and strengthening postures are designed to activate the whole body for optimum benefits. Begin your new year with the 30-day challenge offered at Bikram Yoga El Paseo or try trapeze classes for the ultimate stretch at Coachella Yoga. And for those looking to dive deep into their movement practice, Movement Bottega recently opened a studio on El Paseo in Palm Desert that offers Pilates, personal training, holistic movement and sound bath sessions. 

Palm Springs Wellness Destinations


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Full resort amenities, premier accommodations, European-style spas, pools, fitness centers and various dining and recreation options will keep you joyously captive for days at these luxury resorts. The historic La Quinta Resort & Club offers fully immersive spa experiences, and you can opt for a complete makeover in their hair salon. The Agua Serena Spa in Indian Wells is also a stellar destination with a full spa menu of facials and body treatments that’s set in a soothing indoor and outdoor environment with private outdoor showers. And if you’re in search of some pampering with CBD, experiment with a CBD wellness massage paired with the Moroccan Oil Scalp Massage at Palm Desert’s JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. This sensational resort offers spa-goers a private pool with panoramic views. And we can’t forget the all-new Margaritaville Resort Palm SpringsSt. Somewhere Spa, offering scrumptious therapies like their Avocado Pear Refresher body treatment!


Salt Rooms

Nested against the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains, The Well Spa at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa features fresh citrus-inspired spa treatments inspired by the property’s lush citrus gardens and an alluring olive grove. The aromatic Raindrop therapy massage with essential oils is available at the Miramonte’s Well Spa and Bliss Chakra Spa in Palm Desert. Experience the exclusive Himalayan salt room at the Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis for some relaxing and recharging.

Palm Springs Wellness Destinations

Mud Baths

Mineral-drenched clay and mud treatments offer nourishing and soothing properties. The turquoise sage warm mud wrap with warm oil hair treatment is one of many enticing spa selections at Avalon Hotel’s Estrella Spa in Palm Springs. Additional earthy choices include the detoxifying mud wrap at Hyatt Regency Indian WellsAgua Serena Spa, the nutrient mud body mask at The Well Spa at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, the volcanic clay purifying facial at Azure Palm Hot Springs and the Volcanic Earth Clay body wrap with a foot and warm stone massage at St. Somewhere Spa.


However you’re choosing to relax and recharge this year, make sure at least one of these activities is at the top of your list. 

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