This month, Salish Lodge & Spa announced the distinctive honor of being named to Prevention.com’s list of “The 50 Healthiest Eco Spas in America.” As the only spa in Washington State to be recognized on the exclusive list, The Spa at Salish Lodge was selected based on its locally-sourced treatments, stunning location, award-winning cuisine and sustainable practices.
“At Salish Lodge & Spa, we put a great emphasis on sustainability, and our Spa is a very significant part of that,” said Rod Lapasin, general manager at Salish Lodge & Spa. “Whether the ingredients are being used for the dinner menu or a spa treatment, we embrace our natural surroundings with indigenous and locally-sourced ingredients. From the sweet honey produced at our on-site apiary to the herbs plucked from our gardens, our signature spa treatments reflect the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest.”
The exclusive online feature, compiled by the editors of Prevention.com, recognizes those destination spots taking steps toward a greener, more open-minded spa experience. Spas on the list not only have eco-friendly credentials, they must provide an overall top notch spa experience including award-winning food, stunning natural views and an array of rejuvenating spa treatments.
The web exclusive references Salish’s signature spa experience, The Herb and Honey Scrub Bar. This interactive experience invites guests to work with a spa mixologist to choose from a variety of fresh herbs including chamomile, rosemary, lavender, basil, lemon verbena, sage, mint and many more. The chosen herbs are then blended with Salish honey, essential oils, and salt or sugar scrubs to create a custom scrub for each guest. To see a full list of spa treatments, visit www.salishlodge.com.
Also on the list were:
Spa Desert Springs at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California
Don’t miss: The Desert Antioxidant Facial, which makes use of locally harvested flowers for eco-friendly exfoliation and firming.
Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau, Miami, Florida
Don’t miss: A Lapis Water Journey. Every spa treatment includes a plunge into their signature mineral water jet bath, a walk through their rain tunnel, and a soothing eucalyptus steam before or after your pampering.
Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Don’t miss: The Ho`opa`a (meaning “to complete”). This treatment includes a detoxifying body massage and clay and algae wrap with myrtle, lemon, and juniper essential oils.
Cloister Spa at Sea Island, Sea Island, GA
Don’t miss: The Sea Island Dreaming. This treatment includes dry brushing, an aromatic skin mist, a stone-warmed body wrap, and a massage or energy healing treatment.
NoMI Spa, Chicago, IL
Don’t miss: The HydraFacial. Good for even the most sensitive, acne-prone faces, this 25- or 45-minute facial includes a deep exfoliation and an application of the anti-aging superstars hyaluronic acid and peptides.
To see the full list of winners, please visit www.prevention.com/health/