America’s 11 Healthiest Eco-Spas

Apr 20, 2013 6:00am

Happy Earth Day! If you could use a break from it all – who couldn’t – and consider yourself slightly earthier than most, you can’t go wrong at one of the nation’s top eco-spas, as chosen by the editors of Prevention magazine.

We’re showing the top 11, but to see the full list – 50 in total – visit Prevention.com.

No. 11: Corbu Spa and Salon at The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Mass.

The spa has a rotating menu of seasonal treatments dreamed up by chef Peter Davis, who handpicks the locally harvested ingredients featured in the spa treatments and the hotel’s food.

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No. 10: Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, Calif. 

Spa guests are treated to shamanic readings, kinesiology sessions and a variety of pampering spa treatments.

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No. 9: Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah

Adventure lovers have plenty of challenging hikes to try out, as well as the chance to rappel 150 feet off of Cougar Cliff. For a calmer pace, opt for tai chi at sunset.

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No. 8: Lumeria Maui, Makawao, Hawaii

The Lumeria Maui draws on the ancient peace of the island while offering modern, holistic wellness experiences such as a sunrise meditation, customizable massages and Reiki.

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No. 7: The Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Ore.

Located in the gorgeous wine country of Oregon, the Allison Inn & Spa takes full advantage of its surroundings with its “Pinotherapy,” a pinot-inspired treatment produced by wine and grape seed extracts from the property’s vineyard.

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No. 6:  Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii

If you’re in the market for a traditional Hawaiian experience, this is it. Travaasa Hana is the only spa in the U.S. to certify all its therapists in lomilomi, a traditional Hawaiian massage practiced by native healers.

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No. 5:  Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau, Miami 

The Lapis Spa is as decadent as it sounds, with services such as a four-hand massage, microdermabrasion facials and soothing scalp treatments.

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No. 4: Spa Desert Springs at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif. 

Guests can experience everything from ancient Turkish baths and Ayurvedic customs to a good ol’ American round of golf.

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No. 3: LakeHouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas

Not only will you have more than 100 different spa treatments to choose from, but you’ll also feast on culinary treats featuring organic herbs and veggies harvested daily from the spa’s garden.

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No. 2: Wilderness Adventure Spa at Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Sprawled 1,000 feet above Jackson Hole, the Wilderness Adventure Spa at Spring Creek Ranch brings a dose of cowboy charm.

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No. 1: The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.

Spa goers are treated to a 30,000-square-foot eco-friendly setting that brings the outside in.

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