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Among the 76 countries we've visited so far, we've tried it all: Indian marma massage (the therapist uses the foot), Ayuvedic in Bangkok, even a parkling lot massage by baggage handlers in Myanmar (they were excellent). Follow along and plan your next relaxation getaway, whether just down the street or halfway around the world.

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Dr. Empress Thandi Wise leads yoga at Driftwood Spa at Jakes Treasure Beach.

Looking for a new twist on your health and fitness goals combined with a sure-to-have-fun getaway? Jamaica is an easy-to-reach paradise, and these resorts offer spas, fitness and wellness that...

 Rockhouse Hotel & Spa's dramatic Negril, Jamaica setting

Our itinerary’s promise of meeting a spa guru piqued our interest as spa writers, but the fact that said guru was on the island of Jamaica was even more intriguing.

We are now, however, true believers after spendi...

(Editor's Note: We were able to sample the spa at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel several years ago during a bucket-list visit to the region and can testify that Inkaterra is indeed very special.)

Inkaterra, Peru's premier hotel group specializing in sustainable tou...

August 21, 2011

Hôtel Le Toiny is a Relais & Chateaux property on a secluded part of the well-heeled island of St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies.

We happened to arrive just as Tropical Storm Irene rolled in, so when it was time to head out for my spa appointment, I donned my Le...

When you are staying at one of the world’s great hotels – in this case The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, which has defined luxury in Thailand's capital city for over 130 years, you expect a great massage.

Oraphan, my masseuse at The Oriental Spa certainly delivered that a...

After our highly successful Thai massage in Thailand, the next spa stop on our Abercrombie & Kent luxury tour of Thailand-Myanmar-Cambodia itinerary was at Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

After two full days of touring the stan...

Arriving at Amanpuri’s Aman Spa, we turn and take in the sweeping view of the Andaman Sea here in Phuket, Thailand. Beautiful, tranquil, amazing. We can’t linger long though because our treatments await.

We are greeted at spa reception with tea and cool, chilled towels...

If you are going to get a Thai massage, what better place than Thailand?

That was our thinking when we knew we would be visiting Bangkok (and Myanmar) with Abercrombie & Kent luxury tours, so after our first full day touring Bangkok, we arranged for a Thai massage in on...

April 29, 2009

 

Inkaterra La Casona is Cusco’s first luxury boutique hotel. This two-story structure is a meticulously restored, colonial manor house - perhaps the first 15th Century Spanish construction in Cusco that was built over an Inca complex. Later, it was occupied by Spanish...

February 18, 2009

Photo: Ron Rosenberg

Cozumel, Mexico, in the Western Caribbean is a tropical playground, paradise, and hot spot attracting everyone from spring breakers to the rich and famous and in-between. It is also a prime cruise port with ships of all sizes docking here during the...

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