Body & Soul
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Finding Your Own Relaxation and Rejuvenation
BY MARGOT RAMSAY
Journey into a spa, where water peacefully trickles in the recesses of your mind as you are massaged, wrapped in mud and warmed in blankets, and you will understand and appreciate that relaxation is an art form.
The science of “spa-ing” is actively practiced in our small valley, which just so happens to offer a variety of spa options for the tired and ski-worn locals, as well as the out-of-towners looking for some rest and relaxation. From world-class spas to creating your own spa experience at home or in your hotel room, Sun Valley offers lots of options for the ultimate relaxation.
Zenergy is an award-winning health club in our backyard with a state-of-the-art spa that was expanded in December 2012. “With the expansion, we are now able to offer a full spa experience to both locals and visitors alike,” said general manager Derek Agnew. Treatment options include a variety of massage modalities from traditional deep tissue to various Eastern treatments including Shiatsu, reflexology and acupuncture. Agnew said that “with nine treatment rooms and four nail stations, Zenergy can accommodate a large group from head to toe,” and they will even arrange for après activity spa-treatment appetizers and champagne for the ultimate in spa luxury.
To add to our fabulous in-town spa choices, Sun Valley Company is planning to add a 20,000-square-foot (yes, you read that right) full-service spa and salon attached to the newly updated lodge that will offer guests and the local community access to a wealth of relaxing treatments, health and wellness activities and salon services. The new Sun Valley spa will include 15 private treatment rooms, steam and sauna facilities, relaxation lounges and a yoga and exercise facility. It’s sure to be a great addition to our spa choices.
If the idea of staying home and practicing spa rituals in the comfort of your own bathroom sounds more appealing, Madeline and Oliver (formerly Ketchum Bed and Bath) has great products for your at-home spa. According to owner Dina Madsen, “An at-home spa experience is something everyone can do easily and without a lot of effort or cost. It can be as simple as lighting a beautiful scented candle while drawing a hot bath.” Madeline and Oliver carries a variety of products for your bathroom spa collection, including a local line of organic scrubs, body lotions and aloe masks to which you can add your choice of essential oil fragrance; or pick up some luxurious pajamas to perfect your spa day and get ready to lounge!
If you’re in Hailey and are looking to customize a spa day, Spa Beleza has an array of treatments that will leave you coiffed, waxed and relaxed. Try their custom massages and body wraps—the “Organic Nourishing Body Oil Wrap” sounds amazing— and then treat yourself to a “radiancy treatment,” to firm and tone your skin, or an eyebrow wax for the brave spa enthusiast.
Try out any of these great options (or all of them if you’re really serious) that our Valley has to offer and you are sure to become a devotee of spa-ing, if not slightly obsessed with it.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!