A spa day is the perfect way to reduce stress and soothe achy muscles, but a new crop of treatments are designed to do more than help you relax (although they still do that, too). Many spas have begun offering treatments that target the stomach and digestion as part of a holistic approach to overall wellness, as a healthy gut has been linked to a reduction in fatigue, increase in energy, better sleep and myriad other benefits that help balance the body. So before you book another basic massage, consider indulging in a treatment that can help your belly as well.
Deep Muscular Massage at the Guerlain Spa at The Plaza
Tucked away on the fourth floor of one of New York City’s most iconic hotels (keep an eye out for Eloise!), this spa offers full-body experiences that are infused with Guerlain’s tradition of luxury and beauty. The Deep Muscular Massage harnesses the power of ancestral methods to reboot both the mind and gut with intense relaxation that helps ease abdominal tension.
The Signature Treatment at the Bamford Haybarn Spa
More than just a spa, this zen Brooklyn oasis offers yoga, pilates and meditation to provide a one-stop wellness shop that has all of your skin and body needs covered. Their Signature Treatment begins with a foot bath followed by a combination of shiatsu, meridian and Swedish massage techniques and reflexology to reenergize muscles and help expel toxins that can affect the stomach and digestion.
The Desert Oasis Detoxifying Wrap at Well & Being at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
With a focus on health and wellness, this award-winning spa offers a wide array of spa and fitness services ranging from aromatherapy massage to aerial yoga. The Desert Oasis Detoxifying Wrap incorporates brings the rhythm of the ocean to the desert thanks to coastal herbs and clays that help rid the body of the stress and fatigue that affect gut health.
Acupuncture at The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being
There’s no denying the far-reaching benefits of acupuncture, but this Las Vegas spa destination offers treatments that can be tailored to address stomach and digestive issues while easing pain, enhancing sleep, alleviating anxiety and reducing stress.
Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage at Well & Being at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
This intensive massage combines the best ingredients from nature’s pharmacy (think arnica, sweet birch and magnesium) with trigger-point therapy, myofascial release and Russian massage techniques to reset the body, mind and gut and leave you happy and healthy from head to toe.