Top Spots for R&R

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Even in a recession, we deserve a little pampering. And at one of these ultra luxurious spas, there's a relaxing service with your name written all over it. So what if you'll have to eat tuna for the next month? That body wrap, oozing with milk and honey, will be so worth it!

1. The Spa at Icon Brickell

Every girl needs a little fantasy, and The Spa at Icon Brickell brings fairytale experiences to downtown Miami. The ambiance is enchanting, from the grand chandelier in the 5,000-square-foot relaxation lounge to the plush oversized couches in the Theater Room. Try customizable services like the Canvas massage—the best fix for sore muscles. As you inhale rejuvenating lavender, the Swedish-inspired techniques go deep into your tightest areas for supreme relaxation (485 Brickell Avenue, Miami; 866-781-9923)

2. 29 Spa At this tranquil haven tucked inside the Masion on Peachtree, mind, body and spirit enrichments are inspired by the power of grape seed and its extract. "Wine down" with the Cream of the Crop facial that uses crushed grape seeds from vineyards of the famed Napa Valley Mondavi family to remove dead skin and reveal a glow. But don't stop there: the Savor the Wine body specialty replenishes thirsty skin with a rose and Cabernet cocoon treatment that leaves a silky finish (3376 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Atlanta; 404-995-7529).

3. Le Spa

A gem in the heart of L.A., the stylishly French Le Spa at Sofitel is a decadent experience in art and function. Attention to detail is key to its ambiance. If luxury is what you seek, the Ageless Beauty Facial is where the forces of energy and relaxation meet in harmony. Add on the patented Nanospa Immersion, exclusive to
Le Spa. The 30-minute megadose of oxygen-rich nanobubbles nourishes, revives and replenishes your skin from head to toe (8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; 310-228-6777).

4. Spa at The Stoneleigh

Everything is big in Texas, and The Spa at The Stoneleigh is no exception. This 5,200-square-foot luxury spa features six treatment rooms, a fitness center, hair salon and nail salon—all for your vanity's desire. Indulge in the Decadent Gold Youth! treatment, infused with actual 24-karat gold, which claims firmer, radiant skin from the first dose. Organic ingredients and holistic therapies, including the Shirodhara and Bindi treatments, allow you to take the spa up on its offer to "surrender, indulge and lose yourself" (2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas; 800-921-8498).

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