Ready for Renewal? 7 Excellent Detox Spas in the U.S.

by Zachary Laks and Rachel Friedman

Ready for Renewal? 7 Excellent Detox Spas in the U.S.

by Zachary Laks and Rachel Friedman

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.

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.

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Rancho Valencia Resort Spa
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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 $595.

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 $595.

Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort Lenox
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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 stay starts at $864 and is all-inclusive.

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 stay starts at $864 and is all-inclusive.

Suite at Pritikin Longevity Center Spa
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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 $4,061 per person for double occupancy.

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 $4,061 per person for double occupancy.

Red Mountain Resort
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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, 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 $586 per night.

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, 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 $586 per night.

Mii amo
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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 $5,532 for 3 nights.

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 $5,532 for 3 nights.

Lake Austin Spa Resort
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Lake Austin Spa Resort (Austin, TX)

Lake Austin Spa Resort is an intimate hideaway on Lake Austin in Texas’ Hill Country, surrounded by a picturesque landscape with dazzling lakes and lush greenery. Boasting a one-of-a-kind 25,000-square-foot facility, The LakeHouse Spa offers over 100 services with ancient and modern therapeutic techniques. The award-winning luxe resort offers a lineup to make guests’ wellness getaway a relaxing one with trending fitness classes, calming yoga sessions, and delectable culinary options, taking lakeside luxury to a new level. All-inclusive packages start at $950 a night.

Lake Austin Spa Resort is an intimate hideaway on Lake Austin in Texas’ Hill Country, surrounded by a picturesque landscape with dazzling lakes and lush greenery. Boasting a one-of-a-kind 25,000-square-foot facility, The LakeHouse Spa offers over 100 services with ancient and modern therapeutic techniques. The award-winning luxe resort offers a lineup to make guests’ wellness getaway a relaxing one with trending fitness classes, calming yoga sessions, and delectable culinary options, taking lakeside luxury to a new level. All-inclusive packages start at $950 a night.

Relaxation Lounge at Westglow Resort and Spa
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Westglow Resort & Spa (Blowing Rock, NC)

Nestled in the rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Westglow Resort & Spa creates a peaceful environment for guests’ relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal. The Relais & Chateaux property boasts luxurious accommodations, world-class culinary fare, and wellness and hiking programs. The full-service spa offers day packages as well as body, vichy, facial and salon services. Nightly rates start at $375 per night. When arriving on a Friday or Saturday, you must book a minimum two-night stay.

Nestled in the rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Westglow Resort & Spa creates a peaceful environment for guests’ relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal. The Relais & Chateaux property boasts luxurious accommodations, world-class culinary fare, and wellness and hiking programs. The full-service spa offers day packages as well as body, vichy, facial and salon services. Nightly rates start at $375 per night. When arriving on a Friday or Saturday, you must book a minimum two-night stay.

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