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7 Spas around the world for a post-holiday detox

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Post-holiday detox spots

Worried about the after-effects of a jam-packed holiday season? So are we! That's why we'll be jetting off to some of the top spas around the world (or closer to home) for some post-holiday rest. From massages and facials to scrubs and wellness and fitness programs, getting back on track after the holidays never felt so good.

Regent Palms' Regent Spa, Turks & Caicos

Regent Palms' Regent Spa, Turks & Caicos

In Providenciales, on the famed Grace Bay Beach, the Regent Palms' Regent Spa is an on-site retreat with chic coral facade, open-air lounge and treatment room bungalows offering the ultimate in privacy (and relaxation). Therapists trained all over the world offer indigenous experiences like the Mother of Pearl polish with crushed conch shell, and the Zareeba detoxifying treatment featuring herbs from nearby Jamaica. Continually named one of the top spas in the world by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, the Regent Spa is an oasis in the Caribbean with a focus on health, wellness, fitness, and mental and physical transformation — perfect for a post-holiday escape.

The Spa at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Spa at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs CO

This five-star spa offers a multitude of treatments for setting things right after a month of indulging. From deep-tissue massages to herbal bath soaks to facials and wine therapy, there's something to satisfy every spa-goer on the treatment menu. The luxurious accommodations and relaxing atmosphere set in the picturesque Cheyenne Mountains allow guests to really unwind and revitalize after a whirlwind holiday season. If you're looking to feel rejuvenated after a month of hosting, gifting and celebrating, check out the Broadmoor Combination package, which combines the Herbal Bath Soak and the Australian Mud Therapy for optimum relaxation and detoxification.

Sensory Spa at the Westin Playa Bonita, Panama

Sensory Spa at the Westin Playa Bonita, Panama

Panama has recently emerged as a global travel hot spot, so why not combine a trendy travel experience with a post-holiday pick-me-up? Re-energize and detox at the Sensory Spa with the help of the Aquabella Hydrothermal Wellness Circuit, which delivers hot and cold experiences designed to stimulate circulation and cleanse and detox the skin, an ideal reboot after the holidays. The suggested circuits include different combinations of hot treatments (including an amethyst crystal steam room and herbal sauna) and cold treatments (cold plunge vitality pool and ice fountain). The facility also features 16 treatment rooms offering signature Clarins Spa treatments, a beauty salon and a fitness center. Bonus: The spa overlooks two pools with waterfalls and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Chiva-Som Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

Chiva Som Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

Chiva-Som Health Resort is dedicated to revitalizing the mind, body and spirit, which isn't hard to achieve thanks to the beachfront setting and luxurious accommodations. Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, the destination spa offers extensive fitness, spa and holistic health facilities to restore, rejuvenate and otherwise help you forget about all those eggnog cocktails. Personalized programs and treatments are designed for each guest, blending Eastern philosophies with Western diagnostic skills. Their five-night Art of Detox retreat is the perfect way to start a new year. The retreat includes individual health and wellness consultation, three healthy meals a day, daily massages, daily fitness and leisure activities, as well as complimentary use of steam and sauna facilities, which help speed the detoxification process.

Casa de Campo Spa at Casa de Campo,
Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo Spa at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

We love that spa treatments at Casa de Campo Spa consist of 100 percent natural products, made on-site daily in the Spa Pharmacy. Working with such ultra-natural products actually helps aid the detoxifying process. Popular detox treatments include the Pure Moor Spa Wrap, which detoxifies and revitalizes the skin, and the White Gold Chalk Wrap, a natural and effective method for detoxifying, deep-cleansing the skin, aiding weight loss and stabilizing the tissue. The spa's signature treatment, the Cana del Azucar remedy, uses local Dominican sugar cane and treacle to awaken and re-energize the skin. Get your treatment surrounded by a lush Zen garden in one of the spacious spa suites, in one of the outdoor private gazebos on the resort's private beach or in the seclusion of your private villa.

Ixora Spa at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, British Virgin Islands

Ixora Spa at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

Ixora Spa was recently honored as a Top 10 Spa by Caribbean Travel + Life — with good reason. The luxe spa in the British Virgin Islands puts the focus back on health, beauty and revitalization in a setting that overlooks the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Choose from a variety of skin soothing and softening facials, indulgent hydrotherapy baths, decadent body scrubs and relaxing massages. Treatment products are antioxidant-rich and crafted with natural botanicals. Try the Ixora Hydrating Facial and Cherry Coco Coffee Scrub, or soak tension away in an Island Flowers and Coconut Milk Bath.

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, California

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista CA

Escape the stresses of the New Year in true French style — but a little closer to home. Cal-a-Vie is a health spa resort featuring 28 private villas and four new suites, nestled on more than 200 private acres just 40 miles north of San Diego. The spa combines luxurious European spa philosophies with the California concepts of fitness, health and nutrition. Award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Jason Graham makes it easy for guests to detox from the holidays with delicious healthy food. From there, guests can continue their fresh start with three, four and seven night spa vacation packages that include fitness classes, hiking, beauty and spa treatments, mind-body awareness programs and lectures on health and nutrition. Accommodations and even workout clothing are included in all package pricing.

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