Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: A Day at the Spa

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Spring break is just around the corner, which means it's time to start dreaming about those days off spent relaxing and recharging. There's no better way to celebrate vacation time than with a trip to the spa, but which treatments should you choose?

Remember the song lyrics from your childhood?

"Head, shoulders, knees, and toes ..."

Here at Spa Grand Traverse, we believe in taking care of all of those things, one treatment at a time. Structure your spa experience around those core areas to get a full-body renewal.

Head: HydraFacial
Let's start with your skin. This time of year, your face is feeling the harsh effects of winter and desperate for revitalization. Enter: the HydraFacial.

"HydraFacial is a revolutionary skincare treatment," said Dawn Olsen, Spa Director. "Our guests are able to experience a deeply cleansing, nourishing facial that gives them instant and visible results."

Three simple steps will leave you glowing, and the experience can be customized to suit your skin's needs. First, a peel reveals a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation. Second, the HydraFacial system removes debris from pores with painless suction and nourishes with intense moisturizers. Finally, an infusion of hyaluronic acid saturates the skin's surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.

Shoulders: Deep Tissue Massage
Now we're on to the shoulders, the gatekeepers of so much of our stress. Just thinking about a massage makes us realize just how much tension hides in our upper back and neck. A deep tissue massage targets specific areas of concern and penetrates deeper muscle and tissue structures.

"Massage therapies have long-lasting health benefits, from reducing tension headaches to increasing joint flexibility," Olsen explains. "Even one massage can make a difference in your overall wellness."

Knees: Ambre Infused Body Glow
All right, this one isn't technically about your knees, but it is about reviving dry, dull skin all over. Here's how it works:

The exfoliating scrub tackles rough spots—like knees and elbows—as well the places those wool sweaters scratch—like your arms and back. A soothing Vichy shower rinses away the old skin to make room for the new. For the final touch, an Ambre shea butter is applied, sealing in long-lasting hydration and delivering regenerating vitamins to the skin.

Toes: Custom Pedicure
Nail care isn't just about looking good—it's about putting your best foot forward, literally. Our feet take a beating from workouts, running around the house, and getting stuffed into boots for four straight months. Your poor toes probably haven't seen much love during the colder season, so now's the perfect time to get those feet in sandal-ready condition with a pedicure tailored just for you.

Book It!
Ready for your spa getaway? Head to grandtraverseresort.com/spa to start planning a day of relaxing treatments or take a look at featured packages that include VIP winery experiences, resort dining and more.

Written by Jillian Manning, Public Relations Manager, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Courtesy of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.


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