Naples Spas: The Path to Total Relaxation

Hot stone treatment at a spa

Spas in Naples and Marco Island offer massages, facials and other therapies to help you relax.

By Amy Nance

When bundled in collagen blankets, swathed in sea salts or speckled all over with hot therapy stones, even the most highly strung traveler dissolves into wordless bliss. In Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, it's especially easy to lose your voice. From sprawling resort spas to intimate boutique experiences, the area offers countless routes to total relaxation.

A trip to the spa here will have you immersed in culture as well as a mineral bath. Whether you’re savoring a Balinese-style massage or centering your chi using feng shui, the influence of traditional therapies and indigenous ingredients will be felt all over.

Resort to Relaxation

The Spa at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is a full-service health and fitness facility with an exotic streak. Enjoy one of the many Balinese-style spa services available individually or as part of a sumptuous spa day package. Especially enticing is a Balinese signature massage, which steeps brides-to-be, couples or any massage seeker in fragrant oils. Intensive anti-aging and radiance treatments, many of which feature organic products, are tempting as well. And the spa's proximity to the Gulf's refreshing, salt-laced waters serves as a visual relaxation technique.

Florida's subtropical climes and natural beauty inspire The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club's luxury spa. Signature treatments here include the Florida Fruit Fresh Facial and the Medley Massage which are offered in traditional, Florida-style surrounds overlooking the resort’s championship golf course. Enhancements like Color Me Bronze, with its fruit-based autobronzant, can be added to preparations. Massages are well-represented here too, ranging from Shiatsu to Reiki to Beach Stone Therapy, a combination of heated stones, aromatherapy oils and Swedish massage. After a Tropical Marine Body Polish, you'll be hydrated, remineralized and possibly speechless. Following your treatment, lounge in one of the spa’s whirlpools. Using a saline purification system, rather than chlorine and chemicals, these whirlpools act as a natural facial infused with the healing power of fruit, flowers and other plants.

For additional natural options, head to Marco Beach Ocean Resort for their Mudflat Wrap. It uses 100 percent natural marine-based ingredients for a cleansing experience.

Want to be a ministered-to goddess? At LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort's SpaTerre, you'll be revived by way of ritual. The Javanese Royal Treatment opens with a turmeric and jasmine spiked scrub, then segues to a float in a petal-strewn Japanese bath and a yogurt splash. Or opt for the Volcanic Earth Clay Ritual, an elemental detoxifying treatment. SpaTerre's Asiatic approach is detailed, methodic and luxe. Thai rituals are equally seductive, as are massage items like the Tropical Essence Massage and Foundation Rejuvenation.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Spa, the treatment rooms are as gloriously appointed as the suites. Between the Restorative Therapy, using 15 aromatherapy essential oils, and the Time is the Essence customized multi-therapy treatment, you'll have just enough time for a soak in the mineral pool. Or wrap yourself in a robe and unwind on the sundeck. If it's a dose of world-class pampering you're after, an extensive before-treatment consultation with a therapist or the spa concierge bringing fluted champagne should satisfy. Facial treatments and a multitude of hair, nail and waxing services at The Salon also provide indulgent beauty experiences. For a more masculine spa experience, there is an entire menu of services including The Men’s Massage, and the Power Hour for a reawakening of the senses.

The Spa at Naples Bay Resort offers holistic therapies using natural mineral-based lotions and oils. This boutique-style resort spa offers an array of services from spot massages for post-workout relief to an energy massage incorporating Thai stretches. A nod to all things green, the spa also offers organic facials including the Organic Peptide Brightening Facial which uses cutting-edge, algae-based peptides and plant extracts to firm and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in amenities, The Spa at Naples Bay Resort grants access to steam rooms, a sauna, aqua lounges and an outdoor adults-only pool.

Decadent Day Spa

The Spa on Fifth saturates spa goers in organic lotions filled with the best homeopathic ingredients and therapies that are faithful to Zen and Feng Shui principles. The spa's aesthetic is a kind of customized harmony with private single or couples treatment rooms. Services, some exclusively for men, focus on relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalization and restoration. Never cut your spa day short, especially with The Spa on Fifth’s affordable add-on treatments.

Guests of the Naples Grande Beach Resort may enjoy the full-service spa for a renewed piece of mind, body and spirit. In the sanctuary of an indoor-outdoor spa village, the Naples day spa encompasses four pavilions in the Japanese tradition, set amid exquisite gardens. Architecture, landscaping and water features are interwoven to create an atmosphere of harmony and beauty. Enjoy the many organic and all-natural spa treatments including the Utopia Ultimate Experience, a therapist-guided treatment that nurtures physical, emotional and overall well-being.

diVINE SPA by My Body TLC is a unique boutique spa located in the heart of downtown Naples. Channeling the power of the vine, diVINE SPA uses natural skin care products made from the finest wine and grape seed essences. Specialized spa treatments include the Mourvedre Experience, using Mourvedre Massage Oil and Pinot Noir Rich Cream; and the Shiraz Divine Ladies Deluxe, with Shiraz Intensive Firming Body Lotion.

The La Piel Spa at Peña Plastic Surgery is the first medispa located in a cosmetic surgery practice in Naples. Combining technology and pampering, the Naples-based spa offers everything from manicures and pedicures to anti-aging and hydrotherapy treatments, facials and chemical peels. For a fully customized skin care plan and treatment, opt for the Visia skin evaluation; this medical system measures your level of skin damage and develops a plan to correct it.

Spa 41 offers high quality spa treatments in a luxury day spa setting. Specializing in therapeutic massages and facials, this boutique spa offers everything from the Myoxy Caviar Anti-Aging Facial to Glycolic Peels. Upgrade your treatment with any one of Spa 41’s enhancements including the Distress Collagen Eye Treatment, Distress for Puffiness or the Oxygenation Mask.

The Ultimate Way to Unplug

Unlike any other spa experience in the Naples area, Cloud9 Spa uses Samadhi Float Tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks or isolation tanks, to channel personal development and mental well-being. After you submerge back into reality, try the therapeutic oxygen bar. Said to displace harmful free radicals, neutralize environmental toxins and destroy anaerobic infectious bacteria, parasites and microbes, the oxygen bar detoxifies blood, increases circulation and strengthens the immune system.

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