By Heather Buchanan
Any competitive rider knows that taking care of their body is of utmost importance. What better way to relax than to heading to one of Palm Beach’s best spas. These offer a creative array of treatments to sooth body, mind, and soul. And you deserve it!
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
You walk into a magical wonderland when you enter this 42,000 square feet spa which encourages the motto: pause, play, perfect. Whimsy abounds from the wishing well to the hanging chairs in the relaxation garden to the mini cupcakes you can eat guilt-free. In this Forbes Travel 5* spa you can choose your own musical soundtrack, scent and lighting for your treatment. There’s a full range of massages, body treatment, and facials to choose from including a make your own scrub and polish bar. For equestrians try the Muscle Melter massage or the Imperial Geisha treatment with exotic florals and precious oils. Or how about the Red Flower Hammam where you are submerged into a heated float bed wrapped in a clay cocoon.
Private garden villas are great for couples’ treatments with your own waterfall shower and tub. Or just get a day pass to enjoy the steam, sauna, relaxation lounge and outdoor cabanas and dipping pools while ordering a refreshing cocktail.
There’s also a full-service salon with hair, make up, nails (try the pedicure with crushed pearls) and waxing. eaupalmbeach.com
The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Beware when you enter the luxury spa you may not want to leave. Gorgeous locker rooms with steam, whirlpool and deluxe showers are just the start. Grab a tea and snack in the relaxation room then head to a private room for a variety of massages, deluxe body treatments, scrub, glow and tone treatments and facials. And yes please add on the Moroccan Oil Scalp Massage.
A great way to enjoy is the Day Spa Beach Retreat which includes use of the fitness center and classes, a special massage, facial, or body treatment, a credit towards lunch, access to the spa and full beach service chairs and umbrella for $195 (note black-out dates). And men don’t think you are forgotten, The Polo package includes a deep sea intensive massage, gentlemen’s facial, and beach buff pedicure.
Guests can enjoy a full-service beauty salon and know that hair color is a specialty. They have also added physician based med spa treatments. Specials through March 14th on the Boca Quench ultra-hydrating massage and Debutante Blow Out. fourseasons.com
The Spa at The Breakers
Find your inner Vanderbilt. As you drive down the palm tree lined boulevard to the iconic Breakers Hotel you know you’ve arrived at a timeless classic. The Spa provides you every chance to indulge with tailored massages and holistic body work. Try an energy balancing session or massage atop vibrating quartz sand. (And all massages at The Spa include a complimentary Guerlain makeup application.)
With the toll that sun and wind and sweat take on equestrians – you have the chance to revitalize and hydrate with Tammy Fender’s 100% botanical Holistic Signature Facial or the ERBE aromatherapy facial. The salon provides finishing touches with hair and make-up as well as glamorous nail care with Gucci’s exclusive colors.
As a spa guest you can also have a special spa lunch out by the pool. thebreakers.com