Few resorts are as world-renowned as the Four Seasons. It’s a name that’s synonymous with luxury, with style, with Very Important Persons. But you don’t have to check into one of their hotels to indulge—the same high-end service is found at any Four Seasons spa. Located in some of the world’s most gorgeous destinations, each spa has distinctive elements defined by its surroundings. Groupon has partnered with Four Seasons spa directors in four cities for insider tips on how to make the most of the experience, including where to hang, which services to try, and what perks await visitors. Read up, and then snag one of their amazing deals. Live Like a Celebrity Without the Bother of Paparazzi The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills If you were a movie star whose LA home was decorated by a top interior designer, it might look something like the Beverly Hills spa. Its light colors, sun-dappled greenery, and luxe furnishings lower blood pressure before treatments even begin. The centerpiece is the rooftop pool, which Travel + Leisure extolled for its “see-and-be-seen scene … where Hollywood bigwigs review scripts over Bellinis and divas disappear into poolside cabanas for their afternoon massages.” The local flavor: Hollywood starlets aren’t the only ones with cabana access. Reserve your own lime-green hideaway for the Relax Like the Stars package, which includes two 60-minute treatments, lunch, Evian water, pressed juices, and a tropical fruit plate. Once you emerge for a dip in the pool, you’ll be glowing more than Jennifer Lawrence amid red-carpet flashbulbs. The recommended services: Eight treatment rooms, plus a nearby Nail Suite, offer just about everything. We recommend the Punta Mita Retreat, which begins with an all-natural margarita scrub with citrus oils, tequila, and sea salt. A matching massage then softens skin even more with a detoxifying tequila-sage oil. The add-ons: Upgrade your massage with reflexology, a mineral bath, or an essential-oil scalp massage. Boost a facial’s effectiveness with high-tech extras such as glycolic peels, microcurrent lifts, or collagen-stimulating LED treatments. The perks: Any place in LA that caters to the elite has to have complimentary valet parking—this Four Seasons spa is no different. Guests also have access to a treatment lounge with complimentary refreshments, locker rooms, Swiss showers, a dry sauna, and a eucalyptus steam room. Commune with Nature in Pueblo-Influenced Environs The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe The spare, Southwestern style of the 10,000-square-foot Santa Fe spa harks back to the region’s Pueblo history—15 treatment rooms emulate the sacred kiva rooms used in spiritual rituals. Comfortable private suites, favored by couples, open to private courtyards with open-air baths for total immersion in the desert landscape. The local flavor: Native American culture influences many treatments; others are intended to help combat the effects of dry, desert air. The Mountain Spirit Purification ritual combines sage smudging, an adobe-clay body mask, and a scalp and foot massage. Following a refreshing shower, a juniper-sage massage with hot stones relaxes muscles. Alternatively, the Blue Corn and Honey Renewal with body wrap and massage is a local remedy for nourishing dry skin. The recommended services: Global techniques also influence the treatment menu. In addition to Ayurvedic and East Asian treatments, this spa presents signature experiences from other resorts in the Four Seasons family. We recommend the Biorhythm service. Hailing from the Jimbaran Bay resort in Bali, it deeply relaxes the nervous system with an energy scrub, mineral-rich mud wrap, and kundalini-crystal back massage. The add-ons: Mani-pedis refresh hands and feet with deep cleansing, exfoliation, and massage with botanical extracts and essential oils. The perks: Amenities include outdoor soaking tubs, steam rooms, and a relaxation lounge. Sparkling wine can be served during certain services. Bask in the Shadow of the Gateway Arch The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Sales Director Tim Powers, who has been with Four Seasons for decades, calls the St. Louis location “one of the best spas that we have in the company”. This 12,000-square-foot retreat overlooks the city skyline—including the storied Gateway Arch—and boasts a small pool in addition to two whirlpools. There’s even a hair and nail salon for finishing off spa days begun in one of the 12 private treatment rooms. The local flavor: Influenced by this Four Seasons spa’s proximity to the Mississippi River, the Rhythm of the River massage features gliding, Swedish-style strokes and light pressure from heated river stones. And when guests book certain services, the spa will donate a portion of the value to a local LGBT or schools non-profit. The recommended services: The signature anti-aging facial. It makes extensive use of Babor products to lift skin and reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines, by reversing the slowdown of collagen and elastin production. The add-ons: Exfoliating AHA peels or brightening eye pads compound the effects of nine distinct facials. Brow and lash tinting create a more defined look without makeup. The perks: Guests can use the eucalyptus steam rooms, whirlpools, locker rooms, relaxation lounge, and pool, all of which are equipped with calming phototherapy lighting. Valet parking and wine are also available. Canadian Wellness Meets Chinese Medicine The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Toronto’s enormous 30,000-square-foot spa is one of the Four Seasons larger retreats, but its size is hardly its most impressive feature. Spa director Todd Hewitt has used the space wisely, installing a large sunlit indoor pool on the terrace, specially designed massage tables, and a custom HVAC system that disperses an aromatic blend of essential oils. The local flavor: This Four Seasons spa echoes back the neighborhood’s ‘60s origins. Yorkville, now a very upscale area, was once a home to hippies, artists, poets, and other free spirits. In that spirit, the We Are Yorkville package features a welcoming foot ritual, dry body brushing, and a skin-refreshing hemp-seed scrub. The body is then enveloped in a warm honey wrap with aloe and arnica and massaged with patchouli-scented hemp oil. The recommended services: Since the spa emphasizes wellness, we recommend visitors try the Traditional Chinese Medicine regimen. An initial assessment evaluates your health to determine the best course of treatment, from cupping to gua sha to acupuncture. The package can include three subsequent appointments that further attempt to relieve pain, stress, and other issues. The add-ons: While practitioners knead your scalp during a massage or facial, they can add a Moroccanoil serum to nourish and revive overprocessed hair. Facials get an extra punch from a collagen mask made from reparative apple stem cells. The perks: Visitors have access to the co-ed pool, yoga studio, hair and nail salon, locker rooms, steam rooms, and whirlpools. Every massage employs aromatherapy oils, and each facial and massage is priced according to length of time—not the services performed. Get a Golden Glow in the Golden State The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Voted one of America’s top spas by Conde Nast Traveler, this oasis occupies 41,000 square feet of endlessly rolling, green hills. Lush trees part to reveal private Jacuzzis, tents with billowing saffron curtains, and shimmering blue tranquility pools that ripple beneath the curved roofs of Japanese-style houses. The local flavor: You won’t find a better place soak up some of that famous California sunshine. Ten private cabanas, each outfitted with a flat screen TV and a bar, dot the landscape surrounding the outdoor, heated Serenity Pool. In that glossy blue expanse, floating visitors enjoy fruit, refreshing mists, and even sunscreen application from the pool staff. Many treatments help get figures swimsuit-ready, with whole-body sugar scrubs and guided fitness options brightening and tightening as they detoxify. The recommended services: A favorite of theFashionSpot.com, the California Dream body treatment begins by sloughing off dead skin cells with a combination of sugarcane extract, shea butter, and noni seed and safflower oils. A peppermint clay body mask then works to remove toxins and other impurities before an application of body butter caps everything off on a nourishing note. Four Seasons West Lake Village is also among a handful of places in the country that features the cocoon-like Somadome meditation pod. The Somadome's 20-minute sessions may help to relieve stress and improve vitality thanks to a blend of color therapy, meditation, and energy healing. The add-ons: If you’re opting for a massage or facial, upgrade to a spa package, which can add lunch, a private suite, or a half-day of pool time to your treatment. The perks: The Spa & Fitness membership nets a monthly massage, twice-annual private cabana rentals, and access to the fitness and pool facilities. It also includes medical assessments, complimentary parking, and an array of different discounts. Run Away to the Forest The Spa at the Four Seasons Denver With its fresh, piney fragrances, and its cozy, golden-hued interiors of wood and stone, the spa at Denver celebrates its mountainous locale. Treatments shield guests from blustery winter winds, often aiming to soften chapped skin, or the offset the effects of the high altitude—all while reveling in Rocky Mountain stones, local Native traditions, energized forest gems, and the heady smell of coniferous needles. The local flavor: The Evergreen Massage’s spruce and and pine oils boast anti-inflammatory properties that are a welcome relief for sore, tired muscles. It also uses deep pressure, it is ideal for athletes and anyone who isn't afraid of a heavy hand. Massages such as the High-Altitude, Full-Body Revival and the 5,280 Relaxation seek to assuage discomfort that can arise in those new to a greater height, while the Wildcrafted Rosemary Sage body scrub revitalizes frosty epidermises. The recommended services: The three-hour Signature High-Altitude Revitalizing Gemstone Ormus Ritual, the crown jewel of the spa menu, begins with a soak in Ormus water sourced from nearby mountain streams. Later, a 90-minute massage finds therapists drizzling herbal oils energized with garnet, carnelian, rose quartz, and amethyst along the spine, and then placing gemstones on top. The add-ons: Sunday through Thursday, guests can opt for a Happy Hour session. Each pairs a glass of champagne with the visitor’s choice of two 25-minute treatments, which include reflexology, the seasonal body scrub, and the Isun Shirohara hair treatment and scalp massage. And with quickie nail options such as the Express Foot Fix, it’s easy to add manicures or pedicures to any spa day. The perks: Visitors access a Whirlpool, steam rooms, and lounges. Top image by Brandon Shade, Groupon Want to indulge in even more R&R? We've got you covered:The 15 Best Vacation Spots for 2016 Six Things to Know Before Visiting a Korean Spa
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