4 Extreme Spa Tourism Options

Event professionals work hard. When you—or your incentive guests—want to relax, not just any spa will do. Smart Meetings turned over every hot stone looking for signature treatments and destinations to make the ahhhh even more memorable.

Tequila Massage

Tequila isn’t just for drinking any more. At Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the distilled agave beverage is the active ingredient in Tequila & Lime treatments featuring the resort’s exclusive Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila from the Mexican state of Jalisco. The Body Glow treatment boasts “full-body toning and soothing from the inside out,” while the Refresher Facial leaves skin “nourished and supple with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties,” according to the literature. For extra kick, a jalapeno booster can be added to “increase oxygen and improve circulation, leaving skin toned with a youthful, rosy glow.”

High Altitude Relaxation

The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge Spa in Colorado goes above and beyond to promote wellness experiences by including cannabidiol (CBD)-enhanced massage treatments. The organic hemp oil is said to relieve inflammation, pain and muscle cramping. No, you will not get a high from a coating of the signature oil blend, but the visit could leave you epicly relaxed.

Hammam Therapy

Tucked in the luxurious comfort of The Vanderbilt Spa in Condado, Puerto Rico, is a marble-and-tile sanctuary designed for practicing the ritual of the Hammam, an ancient purification practice that is said to “connect you with your inner self, while enveloping you in a sense of ancient mystery.” Turkish bath towels await guests resting on the heated marble table between exfoliating treatments and cascading rinses to remove impurities. A rosewater sprinkling finish is billed as hydro-sensory therapy akin to a refreshing Caribbean downpour.

Orchestrated Calm

At The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being in Las Vegas, meditation is led by singer Celine Dion’s violinist. Rebecca Sabine, who performs in the superstar’s orchestra and with Las Vegas Philharmonic, performs the calming chords and uses gently spoken visualizations to “ease stress and usher in feelings of deep relaxation and mindfulness.” Sounds like the perfect encore to the property’s vertical wall and laughing yoga offerings.