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4 Luxurious Spa Destinations With Next Level Saunas

Reduce inflammation and increase blood flow at any of these plush locations! 

Findings from the 2017 Global Wellness Summit reveal that while the number of destinations cropping up is vast, the services are even more so, with lineups that satisfy pretty much every interest. So whether you’re looking to unwind solo or are up for more communal calming, the hardest part will be narrowing down your choices.


If you’re not into going it alone, mega sweat lodges—or social “amphitheater” and “hangout” saunas—are redefining the hot-box spa staple. Some even mimic the European craze sauna aufguss, in which sauna meisters conduct theatrical performances of song and dance while you perspire in paradise. If the outdoors is more your speed, treatments done in the heart of nature bring a whole new meaning to the word glamping. Customization (a practice we’re seeing across the beauty arena) has also made its way to the spa world with treatment add-ons that ensure a personalized experience for everyone. Add hot stones to your massage or cupping therapy, in which special pods are placed on the skin to create a suction and help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and increase blood flow. Check them out below! 

This feature originally appeared in the April 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.