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You Can’t Put a Price on Relaxation

May 01, 2018 01:04PM ● By Maleesa Johnson

Despite all they do for us – including bringing us into the world – there is only one calendar holiday reserved for mothers. That is clearly an oversight. These impeccably strong women have put up with us at our worst, and for some reason, they still love us. It’s time to pool some allowances – or lottery winnings, in some of these hot spot’s cases – and give these ladies the rest and relaxation they have been missing out on. We know they more than deserve just a little more peace and quiet in their lives. So, treat the woman in your life by booking a stay at one of these luxurious spa destinations.

Keep it Close to Home

A quick trip down south to our state’s capital is all you need to find this glorious getaway. Lake Austin Spa Resort, located just 30 minutes from downtown, is tucked away in the Texas Hill Country and is one of the most secluded, all-inclusive retreats in the country. With a stacked activities schedule with everything from hikes to boat cruises to meditation classes, it’s safe to say each minute of guests’ trips will be full of opportunity. For a complete spa emersion, book the two-night spa refresher. The $950 package includes a $320 spa and fitness allowance per person per stay, three daily gourmet meals with a healthy snack, lake access, daily fitness activities and plenty of pools, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools that make relaxing a breeze. Whether the woman in your life needs a Muscle Tension Melt, a Thai-inspired method that combines heat and pressure to deeply massage the muscles known to hold stress, or the Tour of Texas, a complete rejuvenation package that provides a new state of relaxation, it’s certain she will walk away feeling refreshed. 

Hot Springs are Relaxing Things

Oh, Canada sure does have relaxing spas, but Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs is a cut above the rest. Known as the country’s “Castle in the Rockies,” this upscale hotel has been providing legendary stays for guests for more than 125 years. With a flowing waterfall and mineral pool — known in the area for their healing powers — standing in the heart of the spa, guests feel an immediate energy when they walk into their space. After taking a quick dip, guests can choose from their wide range of spa experiences. For a full day of pampering, invest in the eight hour Pure Indulgence day package, available at $719. Guests will experience their Wildflower Body Polish, 60-minute Alpine Aromatherapy Massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair treatment and delicious spa lunch. And after the day of luxury, spa guests need a luxurious space to come back to. So upgrade to one of the resort’s Junior Suites, located in one of the quiet turrets of the castle with amenities like a spiral staircase leading to the bedroom and breathtaking views of the forests and peaks of Banff National Park.

Only the Best in Bali

For a truly life-changing stay, COMO Shambhala Estate provides a holistic, 360-degree relaxation experience. Guests of the Bali spa resort will have access to local experts like their on-staff yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and resident dietician to discover ways to find new levels of inner peace. After a day of hiking, biking or exploring the beautiful grounds, guests can get one-of-a-kind spa treatments like the Javanese Royal Lulur Bath, a historic beauty ritual from the Royal Palaces of Central Java that starts with a soothing massage before an aromatic body scrub of mixed spices and flower-filled bath revitalises any tired skin, or their Warm Muscle Wrap, a traditional Indonesian therapy that breaks down cellulite and relives tense muscles with a rice and spice rub, deep heating experience and Taksu Massage. In order to participate in these packages, guests must book a minimum three night stay at the resort. At $400 rate per night for their most basic room, not to mention the airfare, this venture is definitely the pricest of the brunch, but it may be the most memorable.