Choosing a spa can be easy if you know what theme appeals to you. A spa’s theme encompasses décor, treatments, atmosphere and vibe.
The Lodge at Woodloch, a destination spa in Hawley, Pennsylvania is a nature themed spa. This theme is prevalent everywhere – the surroundings, the choice of furnishings, the spa services and even the cuisine. The restaurant is adeptly named “Tree”. Located on the second story of the lodge building, you get the sense you are dining among the treetops. You can look out the huge windows at the forest from every seat in the house.
The nature theme is carried over to the treatments, some of which are named after elements in nature and incorporate natural ingredients. You have a view of the outdoors from virtually everywhere in the spa – including the whirlpools, steam rooms and saunas. Natural light prevails through huge picture windows and floor to ceiling walls of glass.
At Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a resort spa in Skaneateles, NY, the theme is Monet-inspired classical elegance. The domed resting room has elements of Monet’s work – even the lounge chairs look like the artist may have designed them. Treatments get a nod from a painter’s palate too with names like Monet’s Favorite Fragrance and The Art of Living.
SpaZend is an Asian-themed day spa in Syracuse, NY. Ingredients like lemongrass, ginger, green tea and Javanese banana leaf can be found in the heavenly treatments. The décor, music, furniture and even the goodies (ginger cookies) are inspired by the Asian culture.
At Skana : The Spa at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, NY, the theme of American Indian Culture can be seen, heard and felt right down to the architecture. Authentic Oneida rituals, such as the American Indian Sweat Lodge, immerse guests in the experience.
These four spas are a great example of how themes can help the spa guest to decide which spa is right for them.