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6 Ways to Recharge in Greater Palm Springs This January

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 feeling good. As we recover from some holiday indulgences of extra servings and decadent desserts, many of us are ready to rejuvenate in 2024. This resort oasis not only has sunny skies (almost) year-round, but it’s 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 this winter in Greater Palm Springs.


Hot Springs

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, and The Spring Resort & Spa is a true oasis with magnificent views of Mount San Jacinto, a full range of therapeutic massages and an authentic Finnish co-ed sauna.

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For a healing hot spring-meets-spa experience like no other, the all-new Spa at Séc-he in downtown Palm Springs is another hot spring destination and is owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. This culturally conscious and connected spa is built on a 12,000-year-old hot spring known for its ancient healing properties. In addition to an extensive list of treatments, this 73,000-square-foot sanctuary is home to halotherapy salt caves, a tranquility garden, 22 private mineral baths and more.



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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 at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, 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 Margaritaville Resort Palm SpringsSt. Somewhere Spa, offering scrumptious therapies like their Avocado Pear Refresher body treatment.


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 has a studio on El Paseo in Palm Desert that offers Pilates, personal training, holistic movement and sound bath sessions. Yogis can also hone their practice at Power Yoga Palm Springs, which offers rooftop yoga classes with stunning mountain views.


Outdoor Rejuvenating Hikes

Palm Springs Wellness Destinations
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Known for its breathtaking mountain landscape and near-perfect year-round weather, Greater Palm Springs is a hiker’s paradise. Lace up your boots this winter and explore more than 100 scenic trails! From the Andreas Canyon Trail (a casual, 2-mile hike on the tribal lands of the historic Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians) to the Bump and Grind Trail in Palm Desert (a moderate-mile loop that scales the Northern Santa Rosa Mountains and is great for exercising), there are so many places to explore outdoors. To see a complete list of our the most popular hiking trails in Greater Palm Springs, click here!


Farm-to-Table Dining

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As they say, you are what you eat. Luckily, Greater Palm Springs is home to a handful of farm-to-table restaurants that’ll help you keep your health goals on track. After a hike, stop by Luscious Lorraine’s in Palm Desert for an organic meal or a scoop of vegan ice cream!

Another local favorite, Fresh Juice Bar offers nutrient packed smoothies, juices, bowls and wellness shots and has four locations in Greater Palm Springs to choose from. If plant-based eats are your jam, snag a sandwich, salad, soup or Tempeh Powerburger from woman-owned Chef Tanya’s Kitchen—one of the best vegan restaurants in Palm Springs!



Sound Baths

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Sense-sational sound baths are widely popular—studies show 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 advance 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.

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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