Relax and Retreat – Lose Yourself at a Spa
Massage, facials, and hand and foot therapy. While Central Oregon has become an outdoor recreation mecca, so too it is known for its relaxation oases. The region is now central to a bevy of spas that specialize in pampering – many of these in spectacular natural surroundings.
With a inspiring setting, the Sage Springs Club and Spa at Sunriver sets the standard for a relaxing spa experience at the otherwise bustling resort. After a day on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor or on one of the area’s golf courses, settle into a High Desert Nirvana package of massage and facial or the trifecta of the Three Sisters Renewal – massage, facial and pedicure.
Between Bend and Redmond, the Spa at Eagle Crest is yet again another spa in a tranquil rural setting. Clear out your day for Eagle Crest’s Day at the Spa package with the works – from massaged head to pedicured toes.
If you are in the mood for high desert culture and repose, head to Spa Wanapine at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa in Warm Springs, where natural elements of the earth are combined with ancient tradition. The area’s natural, 140-degree hot springs are a key element in the offerings. The water is cooled and filtered to revive the body, renew the mind, and replenish the soul. After a full-body massage, invigorate your skin with a sea salt rub and unwind with a mineral soak. Back in Bend, there are several exquisite spas to choose from including Jinsei Spa and Anjou Spa. As its names connotes, Jinsei has Far Eastern touches. Anjou takes pride in being a “green” spa.
Jinsei Spa brings a worldly menu of massages to Bend that stretch from Indonesian massage, to Indian head massage, traditional Thai massage, and Yin-Yang couples massage alongside a fireplace and a glass of pear sake.
Anjou Spa and Salon takes its “green” mission serious. All of its products are all-natural and organic. Its services such as organic facials and non-toxic nail polish for mani-pedis are just a couple of examples of its sustainability.
In Sisters, Shibui at FivePine is a Japanese-influenced spa with a beautiful Buddhist approach to restorative relaxation. In this zen den in the forest a contemplative 120-year-old Buddha sits among many tantalizing treatments. Think of your time here as a spiritual retreat enhanced by special therapies such as the Ayurvedic Lotus Dream (a hot oil rhythmic massage), Shirodhara (warm oil poured over the forehead for healing) and Crystal therapy (deploying crystals to release energy).