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Now that autumn has officially arrived bringing with it gorgeous foliage, crisp mornings, warm afternoons and a slightly slower pace, it is time to book an appointment – or a few – at the luxurious Spa at Sun Valley. ‘Tis the season for wraps, body treatments and facials that cleanse, pamper and act as antioxidants and October specials are sure to make it hard to stay away.
If you are like many, countless hours in the summer sun, late nights and memorable parties may have left your skin a bit parched and your system in need of a little detoxifying.
October is the time to make an appointment (or a few) at the gorgeous Spa at Sun Valley. Indulgent services will delight and refresh and special deals make it hard to resist
“After the summer, it’s time for the damage caused by the sun to go,” said Spa Director Tiffany Cameron. “It’s time to refresh the skin, to hydrate. It is also the perfect time to prepare for the cold dry weather that is right around the corner.”
Some must-do services on Tiffany’s list? A detoxifying natural clay body wrap that relies on pretty advanced chemical processes to draw impurities out of the skin while providing some decadent pampering. According to Tiffany, this treatment cleanses and detoxifies. She also highly recommends the green tea herbal wrap as a treatment perfect for fall. This 50-minute indulgence harnesses the benefits and antioxidants of green tea to encourage the lymphatic system to eliminate waste while supporting the immune system.
Summer in the mountains can be hard on the skin. Book a facial or body treatment now to look and feel your very best.
To add some glow back to your face, indulge in a Signature Facial and add on a 15 percent glycolic peel. Choose either a 50 or 80-minute facial, letting the professional aestheticians help return your skin to radiance, smoothness and firmness. The 15-minute glycolic peel add-on provides powerful exfoliation, combining alpha hydroxy acids derived from sugarcane with soothing aloe vera. Begone fine lines and wrinkles!
Your locks may be parched after the long summer, too. Though it’s not on the official Spa menu, Tiffany said she recommends booking a deep conditioning hair treatment to get your hair ready for winter.
If you haven’t yet made it to the Spa for some pampering, October is the perfect time to do so. Beginning today, October 1, there will be tiered specials offering shorter versions of some of the most popular services.
No matter what service you book, make sure to enjoy the peaceful lounge, sauna, steam room and numerous amenities.
“This will be a kind of Spa Sampler,” Tiffany explained, “perfect for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time or is new the spa experience. We invite all our wonderful locals to come in and see this amazing facility for themselves, enjoy a service and some time in the sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge.”
Specials will include a 65-minute body polish to which you may add a half hour massage or an express manicure or pedicure – any service you may want to try. For more information about the Spa Sampler, please click HERE.
After enjoying your professional treatment, the benefits can continue with home products sold in the reception area of the Spa. From Naturopathica’s cherry and pumpkin enzyme peels (doesn’t get much more autumnal than a pumpkin peel!), to powerful moisturizers and natural makeup lines, let the experts at the Spa help you take home exactly what you need.
Be sure to make time to shop at the Spa at Sun Valley, too. Top skincare and makeup lines, jewelry, clothing and the plushest robes anywhere are available to take home to keep the experience going.
“I think people will be surprised at the lines and products we carry and the range of price points,” Tiffany said. “We have items starting at $5. We are now also carrying very reasonably priced beautiful jewelry, clothing and shoes in addition to all of our skin care and indulgences. There is something for everyone.”
Need extra incentive? In October, there will also be a clearance on many retail items at the Spa. You won’t want to miss it.
An escape to the Spa at Sun Valley is a real getaway – a mini vacation whether you are visiting for a weekend or live here year-round. Now is the time to take advantage of some wonderful specials, to prep your skin for winter and to see for yourself what everyone is talking about.
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