They don't call it "transcendental massage" for nothing: The Walea Spa & Retreat in Malaysia aims to bliss out visitors to the point of sleep, says spa manager Evelyn Choo. Among the spa's offerings: slimming treatments that use body wraps, hot compresses and Swedish massage.
From saunas, massage and Korean body scrubs at Spa Castle in Queens to achieving muscular zen with deep-tissue massage at Pure Qi Regimen Spa in Brooklyn, New York City spas on this top 10 list offer bliss, rejuvenation and the occasional vegan manicure, this article says. Others on the list: Russian baths at Mermaid Spa, natural waxing at Uni K Wax and haircuts at Persons of Interest, where they hand out free beer.
The most stress-free state is Hawaii, followed by Louisiana and Mississippi, a Gallup survey finds. The most stressed residents are in West Virginia, followed by those in Rhode Island and Kentucky, the survey finds.
Go with the flow. Drink a lot of water. Ignore messages about what you "should" do. Those are among the tips offered by acupuncturists for reducing holiday stress. Others include: Find balance in spending your time and money, get outside in nature, and rub your ears to induce a feeling of calm.
A number of prominent spas in Wales capitalize on the country's natural beauty, providing seaside or countryside escapes for frazzled guests. They range from Tre-Ysgawen Hall, with its salt room and thermal therapy to The Moat Spa at the Ruthin Castle Hotel, where a Welsh mud bath and outdoor sauna are on the list of amenities.