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5 Spa getaways worth the splurge

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Sensational spa destinations

If having your skin scrubbed, soaked and steamed sounds divine, a spa getaway may be just what you need. For centuries, people have visited spas to soak in mineral waters and hot springs to revive their tired souls. The following spas deliver the latest and greatest services and will leave you feeling pampered beyond your wildest me-time dreams.

3Sensational spa destinationsKohler Waters Spa, Kohler, WI

The focus is on returning to basic water rituals at this serene spa. Water treatments include Lavender Rain, $155, designed to awaken the body with lavender and eucalyptus exfoliation, followed by a lavender-infused wrap and full-body moisturizer, and Body Balancer, $200, a full exfoliation and mud body masque, finishing with a moisturizing application. Other standout treatments include the Antioxidant Facial, $158, with protein- and vitamin-rich algae to combat aging and promote a healthy glow, and the Great Lakes Stone Massage, 50 minutes for $153, which uses heated stones to release tension and promote balance. One-night Girlfriend's Getaway packages start at $272.

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