Ready for Renewal? 5 Excellent Detox Spas in the U.S.

by  Zachary Laks | Jan 21, 2015

When your energy has been depleted by stress, seek out a healthy way to decompress in the comfort of a destination spa resort. Spa treatments, fitness classes, and health coaching can revive your spirits and reclaim your energy -- and many of these activities are included in the cost. So power down your cell phone and power up on a retreat that will help you reconnect with your well-being.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (San Diego, CA)
On a 45-acre compound, the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a destination that specializes in wellness. Having recently undergone a $30 million renovation, The Spa at Rancho Valencia and fitness center boasts an impressive line-up of wellness programs for those who seek to getaway and revitalize. Take in one of the many yoga and fitness classes at the facility’s new 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion, an exquisite studio featuring collapsing doors that open up to a serene shallow pond. All the fitness classes (including spin, Pilates, TRX, and tennis) are complimentary for spa and resort guests and all conclude with a fresh cold-pressed juice or protein shake. Nightly rates start at $558.

Canyon Ranch (Lenox, MA)
Escape to the Berkshires for New England’s finest luxury wellness resort, Canyon Ranch. An extension of the original site in Tuscon, Arizona, Lenox’s Canyon Ranch has transformed the grand Bellefontaine Mansion to a year-round haven of indoor and outdoor activities. The resort takes advantage of tranquil woods that encompass the grounds with daily guided hikes, bike rides, canoeing, cross country skiing, and a high ropes course. Focus on healing and restoring your health with the resort’s comprehensive wellness programs that integrate doctors, nutritionists, and world-class chefs to coach guests for optimal being. A two-night minimum stay starts at $1,485 and is all-inclusive.

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa (Miami, FL)
The detoxification begins upon your first step on to the grounds of the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, where lush palm trees and perfectly manicured gardens greet those in need of an escape. Pritikin is the longest-running American resort dedicated to specialized programs such as overcoming and managing obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. The all-inclusive resort goes beyond expectations offering unique takes on holistic methods to restore and rejuvenate the body and mind. Daily nutrition workshops and seminars give guests an in-depth look at fad diets, tips for healthier food shopping, and eating strategies. Rates are per week and start at $4,400 per person for double occupancy.

Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, Utah)
What sets Red Mountain Resort apart as a truly exceptional detox spa resort is its seamless connection with its natural mountainous surroundings. Snow Canyon State Park’s remarkable red rock cliffs along with the canyons of southern Utah allow guests to connect with nature while luxuriating in Red Mountain Resort’s holistic spa. The Sagestone Spa & Salon is unique for its treatments that utilize its own custom-blend of indigenous desert botanicals, Utah honey, and mineral-rich muds. Opt for the Red Mountain Essential Retreat package where three healthy meals daily, guided morning hikes, unlimited fitness classes, as well as healthy life classes are just some of the amenities on offer to help refresh and restore. The Essential Retreat package starts at $205 per night.

Mii amo (Sedona, AZ)
The path to health and wellness leads to Mii amo, an elegant, modern resort built as a complete wellness getaway. Situated by the picturesque Boynton Canyon, Mii amo is inspired by its surroundings, using a fusion of Anasazi-enhanced colors and design elements. A host of custom spa treatments include restorative therapies such a Reiki, Cranial Sacral, and Lymphatic Drainage sessions. Opt for one of the all-inclusive packages that provides three healthy meals daily, two spa treatments a day, as well an unlimited fitness classes, lectures, and resort activities. Packages start at $2,520 for 3 nights.

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