Whether you're looking for your own quaint getaway or a daycation with your closest friends, Orange County has plenty of wellness retreats for your well-deserved day of relaxation. Not only will the stress of busy week melt away, but day spas and retreats provide a place to escape to and help you sleep better and wake up rested even after you've left. The steam from enjoying an hour in a jacuzzi or sauna is a great alternative to relieving headaches instead of your normal course of painkillers. With your blood flowing better, the benefits last long beyond your day at the spa. Although it may feel strange at first, allowing yourself to be pampered and enjoy a day of relaxation is good for your body and your mind. A massage not only relieves the tension in your muscles, but can also help you digest and breath easier while ridding your body of toxins that build up due to stress, diet and everyday life.
Montage in Laguna Beach
We love the "Day of Indulgence"
at the Montage. Until the end of March, the resort is offering the experience for $210
and includes a 60-minute massage or facial, pool-side lunch from Mosaic Bar & Grille and sunset yoga - sounds dreamy! If you don't have time for an entire day at the spa, the Montage has a wellness program
to inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle for 2012, featuring a wide array of classes - spin, yoga, boot camp, dancing and more - to invigorate your mind, body and spirit.
Montanya Spa in Santa Ana
Beyond relaxing single treatments, Montanya Spa offers day packages
to detox, escape or even a day of pampering for a busy bride-to-be.
Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast
In addition to seasonal treatments to treat your winter skin and incredible massages and facials, The Spa at Pelican Hill allows you to customize a one or two day spa experience with Balanced Wellness Retreats
. You can choose from yoga, seminars, healthy food and slow massages to build your own retreat, offered on March 23 and 24 this month.
Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach and Rancho Santa Margarita
Spa Gregorie's (pictured above) has plenty to offer for individual treatments and whether you retreat with an a la carte selection of services, or opt for one of the packages, Spa Gregorie's provides a full body relaxation experience. You can choose from a single treatment with a voucher
for a nearby restaurant, choose three of your favorite services
for a mini-revival, or make your own package at a discount
for a full day of wellness to enjoy with friends or take time with yourself. If you want to spread your commitment to wellness through the rest of the year, consider one of their Ultimate Wellness Packages