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A Palm Springs Wellness Getaway

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People from all over the world come to the Palm Springs area for rest and relaxation. It has been a place for wellness and healing since its beginnings in the early twentieth century when visitors came for the natural hot mineral springs and warm dry climate.  In today’s tech-obsessed times, when we are so often glued to our screens, it can be difficult to unplug.

Palm Springs is a great wellness getaway to recharge your mental and emotional batteries and also get the most out of your vacation. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite spots in Palm Springs where you can focus on wellness and self-care.

Enjoy the Wellness Park

If you’re wandering through Palm Springs neighborhoods, take a stroll through the Wellness Park. This five-acre spot at the corner of Via Miraleste and Tachevah Road is a serene area to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The space has fitness stations, trails, and a Healing and Fragrance garden that features plants with aromatic and medicinal qualities like lavender, peppermint and thyme. It’s a spot that locals love for its off-the-beaten-path location – and it makes a fantastic stretching and meditation spot if you’re out on a long run. Located adjacent to Ruth Hardy Park.

wellness park

Spent Time at a Wellness Spa

Grounded Bodyworks

Treat your mind and body with care at the same time at Grounded Bodyworks, a unique combination of salon and spa that offers massages, nail services, lashes, waxing and facials with their own special spin. You can listen to Headspace meditations during your nail service, for example, while the services use plant-based skincare.

Massage offerings run the gamut but specialize in trigger points, deep tissue, cupping and pain management. You can even opt for a locally-inspired service like the Whitewater Desert Stone heated treatment that uses warmed stones from a nearby riverbed.

Tip: Mobile massages are also available, as are private sound healing sessions with reiki healer Lisa Botts. Call or email the shop for more details.

St. Somewhere Spa

One of the newest best-kept secrets in Palm Springs is the stunning and stylish St. Somewhere Spa at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs.

With massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair appointments, and body therapies like soaks and exlofiants that have a distinctly tropical flair, you’ll be able to customize your perfect spa day. Some treatments rely on flavors like coconut and citrus to awaken your senses; others use CBD oil or neroli to get your body relaxed.

Or treat yourself to a package like the Refresh which includes a 60-minute Swedish massage and 30 minute facial.

Tip: Looking for a happy hour but don’t want alcohol? Get 20% off a treatment enhancement to your service like a $25 paraffin or $70 Sail Away Serenity Soak when you book before 4 p.m. on weekdays.

St. Somewhere Spa

Palm Springs Yacht Club at The Parker

Between the décor and the lavish spa menu, there’s no doubt that the Parker’s PSYC spa is decidedly Palm Springs.  This is a great place to indulge yourself, so plan on dropping anchor for massages, facials and body treatments.  Then follow with salon services such as spray tanning or manicures that will have you ready to hit the town. Between the indoor pool, private outdoor deck for enjoying post-massage libations and enchanting garden paths surrounding the facility, this is one spa that will make you happy to be lost at sea.

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Power-Up at Power Yoga Palm Springs

This yoga studio is a favorite among locals for their many class offerings and unique setups. But with drop-in rates at $20, it’s also a great spot for visitors to come and practice.

Those looking for an athletic and energetic class might opt for the signature power yoga class in a heated studio, or a hot yoga class that goes up to 105 degrees. A yoga sculpt class is available for those looking for a full-body workout, while beginner yoga, yin yoga, and gentle yoga classes are all also available.

Pro tip: Be sure to check the schedule for when you’re planning on attending, or see if there are any special workshops coming up such as a full moon meditation held on the nearby Flannery Exchange rooftop.

Power Up Yoga room

Explore Palm Springs on a Bike

 If you’re ready for some adventure, head on over to Bike Palm Springs Rentals & Tours which offers a large range of bikes, including the popular electrical bikes. Big Wheels Tours has for 17 years been providing guided Jeep, Bike and Hike tours.

Bike Palm Springs

Healthy Eats & Drinks

Native Foods

This quaint eatery is tucked away in a quiet enclave at Smoke Tree Village. Their menu is filled with healthy, vegetarian interpretations of comfort foods like chicken tenders, nachos and burgers. With other choices like brisket, tacos and Italian meatballs, they’re cooking up seemingly every kind of meat in plant-based form. Try their hearty salads like BBQ Chicken and Taco Salad, or their bowls like the Cauliflower Shawarma and Orange Cauliflower.

native foods

Nature’s Health Food & Café

This is your local go to health store with all vegan and veggie dishes. From an Asian-inspired stir-fry to spicy curries to Mexican-style burritos, the lunch menu offers seemingly every flavor in vegetarian form. They also serve a Vegan Date Shake made with Shields date crystals, fresh dates and soy ice cream.

Natures’ Health Food Market offers a variety of produce, foods, supplements, protein drinks, and so much more.

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Tanya’s Kitchen is a vegan deli and marketplace proudly serving organic ingredients. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, including things like Pastrami Mami and the Modern Hippie Veggie. The Tempeh Power Burgers will fill your fuel tank with sides like Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower or Quinoa Lemon Vegies. In a rush? Grab a pre-packages deli salad like the TuNo Salad.

Chef Tanya's Kitchen

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Get Inspired at Crystal Fantasy  

Crystal Fantasy is a must-see for anyone looking for spiritual healing and inspiration on their trip to Palm Springs. This downtown family-owned shop has served the Palm Springs community since 1987, with owner Joy Brown Meredith curating an expert selection of crystals and more wellness and relaxation items. Shoppers leave with arms full of incense, decor, jewelry, books, cards, and much more – and simply wandering through the sprawling shop decked out in purple and violet tones provides a sense of peace.

Visitors will also find a regular rotation of mediums, card readers, and reiki masters for in-store healing and services. And be sure to check out the calendar for in-store events including psychic readings, reiki healing circles, drum circles, sound baths, and more.

Gifts of nature, fantasy, and spirit at Crystal Fantasy

Treat Your Skin at Sinfulicious Body Care

Want to pamper yourself with a new scent? At Sinfulicious you can customize your own products like body butter, body wash, bath bombs, oils, soap, or other products with more than 200 available scents to choose from. The essential oils are blended into the base product to give you the scent of your choice, so you can customize a combo like caramel and vanilla, lavender and sage, or a simple stress relief blend. The associates are happy to help guide you to your favorite profiles and take the guesswork out, with top-selling go-to’s including white tea lemongrass, Italian blood orange, mango white tea, and guava grapefruit.

Not only is a treat to create your own favorite fragrance, but you’ll be treated to high quality ingredients: products use certified organic ingredients, cruelty-free and are paraben free.

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