Herbal Spa: Grand View Lodge in Minnesota

| 5/12/2010 5:02:23 PM

K.WetherbeeYou can check out Kris Wetherbee at her website www.kriswetherbee.com.

Garden walks, wooded paths, natural sandy beaches and glacial lake waters abundant in restorative and healing minerals provide an experience not to be missed at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge. Especially if you take time to indulge in the Lodge's Glacial Waters Spa.

The Caribbean Rain Body Treatment (90 minutes, $150) is a blissful blend of exfoliation, hydrotherapy and massage from head to toe. A sea salt exfoliation is customized with the relaxing aroma of vanilla, tangerine or ylang ylang—a fragrant feast of vanilla heightened by an earthy spice aroma.

Even more incredible is the relaxing full-body hydrotherapy massage delivered by way of a pressurized hose designed to relieve the deepest tensions. The warmth of the water and high pressure stream penetrate like a deep tissue massage but in a gentle, soothing way. Truly one of the most relaxing treatments I have experienced in quite awhile. 

Photos by Kris Wetherbee

Beauty Recipe: Sea Salt Exfoliant