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Love the Winter Outdoors? Enjoy a spa day afterwards indoors!

January 4, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

Winter time is Fun Time in the Mountains as well as the Canyon Country.  Our skin takes its toll in the winter as it experiences the extremes of the elements.  One word of advice: Shea Butter! 


This product is a great barrier for your skin in harsh snow blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, and wind exposure as well as the sun’s intense reflection on those bluebird days.  Here are 21 benefits of Shea Butter: http://www.sheainstitute.com/asbi-library/21reasons/.

It is also preventative care to wear a hat and a face covering while playing in Winter Wonderland in Moab! Try Bella Sol’s Winter Special to pamper the skin- check it out!  During the cool winter months treat your skin to a warming 60-minute cinnamon facial experience coupled with a customized foot scrub and a hot stone massage: $55.  Add in a hot cup of ginger tea and this treatment will warm you up from the inside out!  Watch out for the benefits of the Winter Melt! Whatever you do this winter, make sure you get out in the elements and have some fun! There is nothing like weaving in and out of the trees on a phat powder day, scaling the La Sal Mountains on cross country skis or snowshoes on a sunshiny day, building a snow fort, or just plain rolling around in the snow in one of Moab’s plentiful side canyons.

Whether sightseeing in sun-drenched months or nascent cold, dry months, the desert may not particularly torture complexions and physique, still on an off day, know that spa treatments imbue recovery that might be felt by facing drying wind or challenging trails. Hydrating body wraps, muscle recovery wraps and full body scrubs are among the favorite treatments to revitalize damaged skin. Indulge with moisturizing infused facials. Dramatically alter the appearance of skin tone after a day’s outing in Moab Utah’s desert climate with local spa services.

Moab Spa is located on Main Street and open year around, seven days a week. This spa has a couples room and individual massage rooms. All treatments are customized. The unique signature Moab massage (The Desert Woman/Man) includes a hot stone massage on the feet with stones collected locally. It includes a back scrub with Utah Salts and Aromatherapy oils distilled and wild crafted in Boulder, Utah. Moab Spa also offers a wide range of facials including peels to revitalize skin and Micro-current acupuncture to improve skin tone and elasticity. After a day of hiking treat feet to a service called the Sole Survivor that’s specifically designed to ease the fatigue. While feet soak, savor a soothing hand and scalp massage too.

Meanwhile at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa experience the décor elegance a seasoned Spa-goers will recognize.

1. For mature couples, reserve the Hiker’s Heaven Treatment this is a full body massage that incorporates Mountain Arnica to ease inflammation and soreness, with special attention paid to the legs and feet to help rejuvenate tired muscles. It is followed by the Fresh Feet Pedicure which includes a foot soak, scrub, and foot massage. Perfect for aging, aching legs after a long day on the trails. Designed for recuperation so a person can be back on the trails again tomorrow for another adventure.

2. For winter skin, seek the Hydration Facial. Help alleviate dryness and dehydration caused by the cold, winter wind whipping across the nose and cheeks. Nourish the skin and delight the senses. This thirst-quenching facial is designed to revitalize and hydrate the skin and the relaxation ends with an added hand massage.

For visitors in Moab over several days, Drew Roots of San Miguel Wellness Retreat, provides five steps to correct chronic tension in muscle tissue through the PUSH method. Starting with treatment to start releasing rigid tissue into a supple state, then adopt specific movement instruction to release your tension.  Attention is given to finding the source of ingrained patterns to eliminate those patterns. Finally, practice self-treatment to ease the stubborn areas to make ready for strength training a strong and supple core. This treatment can be a holistic companion to extensive adventuring in Moab, when a person feels like the body is just ‘getting old’, the body may merely need a PUSH tune up.

Feeling a little brittle this winter? Soothe your body and soul with a treatment at Lotus Massage! Warm up cold joints on a heated massage table as Lisa moisturizes and manipulates achy muscles back into proper alignment. You’ll be ready to strap your snowshoes back on in no time! Visit www.lotusmassagemoab.com to view pricing, specials, and to book online.

Mustn’t forget our hair. Atomic Salon recommends using the Dry Remedy line of Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioners sold at the salon. Pair regular shampooing with these products with a salon conditioning treatment to make a huge impact. Atomic Salon also carries Aveda skin care products that help soothe the harsh winter skin that happens in this dry climate. Contact them and make an appointment http://www.atomic-salon.com/.

Seize the winter season with gusto for rejuvenation. Take advantage of the shorter daylight for the perfect length of adventuring and combine those adventures with pampering that Moab experts are prepared to provide. Good health to one and all!

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