Relax and Rejuvenate!

On vacation or attending a meeting,
The International Drive Resort Area offers lots of ways to chill out
 
Everyone needs some alone time to recharge and regroup.
 
Today's fast-paced lifestyle and day-to-day stress has us all craving some down time. Imagine yourself in a soothing spa where the only decision that you have to make is what kind of massage you should select.
 
A vacation or a business meeting in the International Drive Resort Area offers a chance to check into a full service spa and reenergize…or at least a chance to fit in a treatment that will help relieve some of the tension.
 
Give yourself a break. Unplug. Escape to one of the area’s full-service spas or have a massage at one of the many hotels in the area that will set up an appointment that fits into your schedule. Whether you have a few days or a couple of hours.
 
L’Esprit Day Spa at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando caters to the needs of business and leisure travelers alike with a full array of pampering, rejuvenating services to nurture the body, mind and spirit. As a world-class hotel day spa, L’Esprit features a beautiful, serene setting and certified, experienced spa technicians. There is even a Delightful Princess package for girls 12 and under! Don’t miss: Guilt-free chocolate body scrub. Yummy! www.lespritspa.com 407-352-1100
 
The Spa at Hilton Orlando embraces the essence of Florida in its Neroli based products, treatments, and services. Neroli is the essential oil that comes from the orange blossom and is known to have rejuvenating, toning, refreshing, and soothing qualities. It is also known to promote cell renewal. Don’t miss: For relief from a lot of walking, try the signature massage that includes a foot bath! www.thehiltonorlando.com 407-355-0505
 
The Spa at the Hyatt Regency Orlando offers guests a stress-melting indoor or outdoor massage; a European facial or body wrap for full-sensory rejuvenation and a visit to a full-service salon so you can look and feel your personal best. Visit website for signature services. 407-284-1234 or www.orlando.regency.hyatt.com
 
Neu Lotus Spa at the Renaissance at SeaWorld provides a vacation indulgence, a stress reducer or a pre-wedding massage. If you are attending a meeting or feeling effects of too much travel, there are services that will have you feeling better in no time! Don’t miss: Bamboo Shoots massage. Relieves muscle tension! www.neulotusspa.com 407-248-7428
 
The Mandara Spa at the Portofino Bay Hotel, at Universal Orlando Resort, is newly renovated. The spa was voted ‘Best Day Spa’ by Orlando Magazine. However, visitors will want to stay for more than a day! Indulge in favorites such as the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy, Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial, La Therapie HydraLift Facial with Microdermabrasion, Elemis Aroma Spa Ocean Warp with Massage, Ionithermie Cellulite Reduction. Don't miss: Ceremony of the Hands and Feet. This heavenly indulgence allows both hands and feet to enjoy an invigorating cleansing, exfoliation and massage, followed by a traditional manicure, pedicure and polish. www.mandaraspa.com 407-503-1244
 
The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek allows guests to relax and rejuvenate in style at this day spa and elite salon located at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Championship Golf Club. Experience the warmth of a mud wrap, the bliss of a soothing massage, or the tranquility of signature facials. Don’t miss: Chocolate Lover’s manicure. No calories! www.spaatshinglecreek.com 407-996-9772
 
Body & Sol Spa at the Rosen Centre Hotel next to the Orange County Convention Center, strives to fulfill individual needs by providing contemporary spa treatments. Relaxation begins for body and soul where guests are pampered with facial, massage and body treatments. Don’t miss: Relaxation begins for mind, body and soul through a variety of facial, massage and body pampering treatments. One signature service is the Phyto-Marine Wrap, an aromatic, herbal, cocoon-like wrap that uses nourishing clay and essential oils to relax and alleviate stress. www.rosencentre.com 407-996-9840
 
Serenity Spa by Westgate at Westgate Lakes Resort provides an escape from the stresses of everyday life with a full menu of spa treatments that features a full array of natural and indigenous products to enhance and nourish the mind, body and soul. There are also special treatment menus for younger guests ages 12 and under and ages 13-15. Don’t miss: The Avocado, Aloe and Sweet Orange Hydrating Cocoon is a Serenity exclusive. serenitybywestgate.com 407-992-2938 
 
Tips for having a great day (or treatment) at a spa:
  • No matter where you are staying in the I-Drive area, you will be able to book a day, a package or a single treatment at one of the many spas. Be sure to make reservations in advance for treatments. Individual spas are happy to customize a perfect day of treatments or a quick in and out service depending upon your schedule!
  • Talk to the therapist about the treatment. Are you tired from long meetings? Recovering from a long flight? Dehydrated? Let the therapist know where the aches and pains are so they can pay special attention.
  • Book treatments in advance. Plan ahead and select your services so that you will get the treatments that you want. Ask about the spa’s cancellation policy.
  • Arrive early. Take advantage of amenities such as sauna or arrive early to make the most of your experience. Depending on the type of treatment or package you purchase, most spas allow you to use the sauna, steam room and showers, as well as their “relaxation” or “meditation” rooms, before your treatment.
  • Relax! Close your eyes and allow your mind and body to be quiet. Breathe deeply to help release tension, and remember this time is just for you!
December 2013