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Go Global for Nat’l Stress Awareness

With National Stress Awareness Month being celebrated throughout April, it is a great time for travelers across the globe to seek an escape that will set their minds at ease. From Elephant Yoga in Thailand to cedar enzyme soaks in Sonoma County, California and beyond, below is a sample of distinctive spa treatments from around the world for those looking to lower their tension levels this April:


Elephant Camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Elephants have long been a place in ancient ritual and meditation for both the Brahmin and local Buddhist traditions due to their calm nature, rhythmic pace and unhurried breath. At the Golden Triangle, guests can experience a different spa and relaxation practice, atop a trusted elephant. ‘Asana’ postures and breathing techniques encourage the body’s vital flow of energy and circulation to improve, alongside a wealth of flexibility, strengthening, and realignment benefits. Prices are $276 per couple and include:

· Leisurely trek through the resort’s bamboo forest

· Visit to the tranquil yoga Sala at the Baby Elephant Camp

· An hour long yoga class

For reservations, visit

Signature Cedar Enzyme Bath & Wrap at the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary – Sonoma County, California

The increase in circulation and metabolism will give visitors the immediate benefits of reduced tension and fatigue, radiant skin, relief from aches and pains, and improved digestion; leaving everyone feeling calm and refreshed. This package is $99 for one person and $89 for two or more persons, and includes:

· Tea in the Japanese Garden

· Signature Cedar Enzyme Bath

· Hemi-Sync sound Therapy session in a private blanket wrap room.

For reservations, call (707) 823-8231 or visit

Thermal Experience at the Spa Du Verger at Hotel La Ferme – Quebec, Canada

Spa du Verger offers sublime experiences for rejuvenating the senses, where visitors can find moments of pure tranquility. The spa’s massages range from Swedish, shiatsu, and hot shells along with the popular thermal experiences. The thermal experiences are available daily, without a spa treatment, with rates starting at $35 for adults and $15 for kids aged 6 to 15. The experience includes choices from:

· Snow Fountain— Prepares fine crushed ice to rub on the body after hot sequences.

· Hot and Cold Outdoor Pools— Set at 102°F and 53°F

· Nordic Shower— Set at 46°F with a 14” shower head

· Finnish Sauna— Includes a large window overlooking the fields where the sheep cavort

· Eucalyptus Steam Room— Features a semi-circular layout and glass-ceramic surfaces

· Shaded canopied outdoor massage and relaxation areas

For reservations, call (418) 240-4120 or visit

Drift to Sleep at the Ritz Carlton Naples – Naples, Florida

This specialized journey is designed to help release physical and mental energy by promoting sleep at a deep state of sub-consciousness. The ultimate relaxation therapy is designed for an over-active mind or sleep-deprived individual who has trouble falling asleep – and staying asleep. Rates are $240 for 80 minutes or $295 for 110 minutes and include:

· Aromatherapy milk bath or relaxing foot scrub and soak

· Warm body massage with aromatherapy oils

· 20-minute nap on a calming feather duvet

For reservations, call (239) 514-6100 or visit

Siam 2482 Signature Massage at the Anatara Siam—Bangkok, Thailand

B.E.2482 was the year that the kingdom changed the name from Siam to Thailand. To commemorate the year of BE 2482, this signature massage was developed and woven around this number. The signature massage promotes the blood circulation and the muscle tension release, offering guests true relaxation and stress-free moments. Price starts at $150 per person for 90 minutes and includes:

· 2: Two bamboo sticks

· 4: The treatment consists of four massages – Thai massage, Bamboo massage, Thai Herbal compress massage, Foot Reflexology massage

· 8: Eight pieces of indigo compress balls

· 2: Two gold leaves placed on the wish area

*Prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT

For reservations, email [email protected] or visit

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