World-Class Spas And Resorts For Mind-Body Rejuvination

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The Benefits of Visiting a Spa

There are many benefits for treating yourself to a Spa. For one thing, it's a great way to relieve stress. Those tight muscles soon become relaxed as all those knots are kneaded out. For some it's the only time they experience the nurturing of the human touch When is the last time you treated yourself to an afternoon of complete relaxation, allowing someone else to pamper and wait on you?

Take a look at a few of the benefits that await you.

  • Mind and body healing
  • Reduces high blood pressure and hypertension
  • Ehances spiritual awareness
  • Tones andrishes the skin
  • Reduces insommnia and fatigue
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Increases the bodies energy flow

And last but not least, it feels good.

Beautiful California Beach

California pfeiffer beach sunset arch
California pfeiffer beach sunset arch | Source


The #1 spot on my bucket list is to visit World Class Spas and Resorts for Mind Body Rejuvenation. If you're anything like yours truly, both your mind and your body could use some rejuvenating from time to time. But knowing that the likelihood of visiting a world class spa is not going to happen, I've settled for the next best thing - a virtual visit and a strong imagination.

I'd love to have you join me and you know you could use a minute or two for a break - so grab a comfortable seat, some hot chinese tea and your favorite treat and let's go!.

Djerba
Djerba | Source
 The spa
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Our First Island - Djerba

Who doesn't love beautiful sandy beaches and a peaceful, silent countryside? Our first stop has both because it is the gorgeous island of Djerba. This dream of a place is an island in south Tunisia which has one of the best ecological destinations in the World.

This beautiful island preserves its traditions and its unique architectural settings making it both a perfect vacation and one of the world's most beautiful spas..

Let's find a hotel, leave our worries behind and prepare to be pampered.

Beautiful tour complete with Belly Dancer

Next is Malaysia's East Coast

Arriving next on Malaysia's east coast, which is located between Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan, we seek out the best spa. And lo and behold The Tanjong Jara Resort is waiting to greet us.

This resort features their award winning " Spa Village "located on the peninsula. Tired from the long trip, we go directly to the spa where we indulge in a rare experience. there is no telling how long these treatments have been going on as they have been passed down through generations. And now it's our turn.

Take your bath naturally - outdoors

Malaysia Location

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An Eloquent Symbol of Spa Towns

The statue of "A man breaking a crutch" in the spa town Piestany (Slovakia).  A spa town is called a bathing-place, situated around a mineral spring. The word comes from the Belgian town Spa.
The statue of "A man breaking a crutch" in the spa town Piestany (Slovakia). A spa town is called a bathing-place, situated around a mineral spring. The word comes from the Belgian town Spa. | Source

Spa's Hot Springs Have Healing Properties

As early as the 14th century, Spa's hot springs have been known to have healing properties. So this is one "Spa" that we who suffer from arthritis and other aches and pains will want to indulge ouselves. Ahhhhhhhh, just imagine how good it feels to soak in this healthy warm mineral water. We may decide to park ourselves right here for awhile.

And yes - the town of Spa gave it's original name for all the other spas now available around the world.

The Birth Place of The Spa

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Elbow Beach Bermuda Luxury Spa

A luxury suite - Elbow Beach Bermuda
A luxury suite - Elbow Beach Bermuda | Source
View of the Atlantic Ocean - Elbow Beach
View of the Atlantic Ocean - Elbow Beach | Source

Bermuda, Elbow Beach and Pink Sand

Let's jet on over to Bermuda for a few days of complete relaxation..I know about a beach that boasts one of the best spas in the world. Elbow beach calls out to one and all with it's pink, soft sand and oh, that fresh sea air.

I don't know about you, but I am more than eager to experience the Mandarin Oriental's holistic sensory philosophy. Being transcended to a state of complete relaxation using the body and mind is surely a real treat.

We will book a personalized 2 hour session in our own private sanctuary, followed by sipping on Chinese herbal tea as we lounge on the veranda taking in the spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean.

Let's hear it for Elbow Beach...Ahhhhhhhhh.

How About A Pink Sand Scrub?

Elbow Beach, Burmuda
Elbow Beach, Burmuda | Source

When To Avoid A Massage

A massage feels so good and relaxing it must be good for everyone right? Not necessarily.

According to professor Alan Platt, who teaches physician assistants at Emory University's School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, there are definite times to avoid massage. "If there's any damage to bones or muscles that could be manipulated out of place, massage isn't a good idea," he cautioned.

"Like a slipped disc or things like that, where it actually may increase irritation of the nerves or the nerve roots are times where it may be beneficial to stay away or stay away from that area."

So keep this in mind when you're considering a session with a massage therapist.

How Often Have You Been To A Spa?

  • Never
  • I haven't but want to
  • Only In My Dreams
  • It's on my bucket list
  • Im not even a little bit interested
  • Every 6 months
  • Whenever I can afford it
  • I've been to a spa once and loved it
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Wilbur Hot Springs - California

My personal choice.
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Wilbur Hot Springs Spa

Wilbur Hot Springs Spa is actually doable for me. Located in Northern California, this resort offers natural mineral springs which have been bubbling since long before the stagecoach era. Here you will find solitude and peace as you connect with nature on this 1,800 nature reserve.

We can all meet for a delicious breakfast and either go on a picturesque hike or lovely bike ride. Maybe some of us will do both.

Please enjoy the video below which features Wilburs Hot Springs.

This might be just the spot to end our tour of World Class Spa and Resorts For Mind-Body Rejuvination.

As for me...you can just leave me at any one of these beautiful spa resorts. I will continue writing for Hubpages as I inhale the luxury of being pampered.

Directions To Wilbur Hot Springs, California USA

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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello vocalcoach. I am thinking you are ready for a vacation. This article is full of the 'set free your imagination' ideas perfect for at least a momentary escape.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mcbirdbks - You are so right. What I wouldn't give for a simple back massage right now. :-) Thanks my friend for your on-going support. You're just the best!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I will go with you to each place just to validate your opinion of each when you write the review Hubs :) Man this makes me want to book an appointment across the street at the spa. Too bad I cant afford it heheh (And its not really a spa - its a salon that offers massage and facials and things like that as a side business)


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Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

good work.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Ardie - Too many hair salons that offer a massage call themselves a "spa." I hate that. Then they overcharge as well. I've been treated to a real spa and there is no similarity at all. If I ever make a wind-fall, I'll treat you and I to the real thing. There's nothing like it.

Thanks!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thank you Deepak. So glad you liked my hub and hope to see you soon!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

gosh...your pleasant hub had made me go to one so urgently. wow, being pampered is so lovely. loved the videos.

thanks vocalcoach :) voted up as useful and interesting.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am ready to go to any one of these spas! I agree that the Wilber Hot Springs Spa offers the best retreat nesteled in that valley. I would also enjoy waiting to see the geyser shown on the video. Enjoyed reading your hub.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Audrey, you have written about these five beautiful spas with such wit and dexterity that I am willing to drop everything (painful for the small child I am holding at the time), and accompany you in person as you visit each one.

Here's my idea: you send the director of each amazing spa a copy of this well-written hub and indicate that you and your marketing director (me, of course) are willing to forego all our other projects and visit them to get details (in person) for writing additional individual hubs extolling the merits of each one. The only cost to them would be travel expenses (first class, of course) and accommondations for ten days. Whatcha think?


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Any one of these spas sound fantastic. I agree with that the Hot Springs looks like my fist choice. You did an excellent job of giving us the important information that makes each one sound special. Awesome hub.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow....I am ready to take the virtual world class spas from this hub. Wilburs Hot Springs Spa is good choice and I hope I can visit this place one day. This is great vacation for body and soul. Thanks to introduce me about the world class spas. Rated up and useful!

Prasetio


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Ruchira - It's So very nice to read that you enjoyed this hub and the videos. Being pampered is something woman don't get enough of. Appreciate the vote up, useful and interesting. Take care.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

teaches12345 - Wouldn't it be such a treat to go to any one of these magnificent spas? Wilbur Springs with the geyser is my choice too. Thanks for liking the video.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

drbj - I heartily approve of your idea and the prospect of working with you as the director, of course. I will begin right away, as you have suggested, and contact each of these 6 spas. It may however, take more than one trip to each spa to make sure we have not missed a merit or two. A brilliant idea of yours!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Pamela99 - Wouldn't it be fun to go to the hot springs? How amazing and relaxing it would be to soak in these natural minerals. Thank you for reading and finding my hub awesome.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Prasetio ~ As a teacher and mentor of children, you deserve to visit Wilbur Hot Springs and give yourself some pampering. Come to think of it, I deserve that too :-)

It pleases me that you took this virtual tour and enjoyed it. Do you have hot springs anywhere in your area? If so, Please treat yourself to a peaceful visit.

Thank you for rating up and useful, Pras!

Thank you for


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Audrey

Thank your for the virtual spa tour. :) Elbow Beach with the pink sand appeals to me. Out of curiosity, I checked the price of accommodations. The cheapest room is over $500.00 U.S. per night.

Voted up and away!

Take care and have a good weekend.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow how amazing is this hub. I so would love to visit one of these wonderful spas right now, they look awesome. In the meantime I shall look forward to my wonderful husband's powerful yet tender hands on my body! I shall definitely bookmark this though for future reference. Voting up and pressing those buttons again, so fully deserved.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Prasetio ~ A spa featuring mineral baths is so healing for both body and soul. I'm sure I could come up with some good ideas for hubs after relaxing in a soothing mineral bath. You are a blessing to me, dear friend and I thank you and wish for you the very best!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sueswan - OMG! $500.00 and up is way too rich for my small wallet. If I win the lottery we will both go (but I suppose I would have to play it first :-)

Thanks for enjoying my hub and your generous vote!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Acaetnna - How lucky you are to 1. Have such a wonderful husband. 2. And be the recipient of a nice soothing massage from his loving hands. That might be better than visiting a spa. I'm not sure a spa gives out love.

Thank you my beautiful friend for your vote and beyond.

And while I'm at it...thanks for your passionate love poetry you write so well!


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shabbygirls 4 years ago from Australia

I really enjoyed reading this and pampering yourself is something that everybody deserves, I feel like I have just been to one of these places after reading this


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

OK, where do I sign up? I'm really for any or all. Made me really smile and actually relax just reading, looking and thinking about it.


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi Vocalcoach, those are great benefits for visiting a spa; improving circulation, decrease insomnia, and increasing energy. Voted up.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

shabbygirls ~ You've given me the best of all compliments by telling me that my hub made you feel as though you were right there, experiencing this journey.

And yes, we all deserve to pamper ourselves once in awhile. I know I'd like to!

Thanks for commenting.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dee ~ Well, you're not going without me. OK?

So glad you enjoyed this tour and that it helped you to feel relaxed. And you can always come back and visit again, dear Dee. :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Brinafr - Hi there! Very nice to see you here. I remember the last time I was treated to a massage. Oh my!

I really like the benefit of the improved circulation. could sure use a massage right now. Thanks for the vote up!


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Charlotte B Plum 4 years ago

With all the relaxing pictures, I can almost hear sounds of nature, and smell soothing scents after reading this hub! I like how your had different spas from all over the world too!


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MickiS 4 years ago from San Francisco

Great Hub! I'm relaxed just reading it and looking at your pictures and video.

I thought Spa, Belgium was a great find. My Belgian friends failed to mention this one to me as places to see. I'll have to put it on my list for next time.

One of my favorite Spas ever is The Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii. They have a wonderful setting, a beautiful 4 roomed area with various Roman baths, aromatherapy baths, and other water features where you can hang out while waiting for and in-between your spa treatments. I real treat!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Charlotte - Wouldn't it be fun to take a trip like this together? I adore getting a nice relaxing massage. So pleased that you liked my hub and thanks so much my friend!


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Charlotte B Plum 4 years ago

That would be soooooo much fun! =P I can imagine you must be such a wonderful travel companion!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

MikiS ~ Are you telling me that after all the years I spent in Hawaii, I missed the Grand Wailea in Maui? :-)

You are fortunate to have friends in Belgian. You must insist on a trip to "Spa." Enjoyed your comments.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

I hope you do get to visit a nice spa like the ones you have shared here sometime.. you deserve it :) I loved those beautiful lighted spa tubs in that first video. I wouldn't even know what to do in a place that nice! Thank you for sharing.. Voted up, awesome and wish there was a "relaxing" button.


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

Thank your for this wonderful virtual spa tour. How lovely it would be to be pampered and let my tired body find some momentary relief and escape from reality. Thank you for a relaxing hub. Voted up, sharing and I'll just keep on dreaming.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks sweet Jamie - You're the best!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Well, let's you and I save our "hub money" and go to a spa! Wonder how long it will take :) Thank you!


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Weswiki 3 years ago from USA

Quite the impressive bucket list! I think my favorite location was Djerba, but until I can afford a plane ticket to Tunisia, I'll have to live vicariously through this article.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Weswiki -

As soon as I save enough money for the bucket, I will begin working toward this bucket list:) Appreciate your visit!


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cathie bridges 3 years ago from Pakistan

great work by you... i am impressed...vocalcoach


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

cathie - Thank you so much. Very nice to see you here. Enjoy your day!


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Wow... you've put me in a holiday mood. I enjoyed reading it and definitely have to come back again. It's not a Hub to read just once. Thanks for taking the time to post the maps and videos.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Lady_E How about if you and I go together and visit some of these spas? Let's add this to our bucket list :)

Thanks so much and enjoy your day ~ Audrey


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

This sounds like heaven! I love to visit resort spas when I'm on vacation. My husband and I once had a couples massage in a thatched hut in Costa Rica as the rain poured down outside. It was so relaxing and wonderful.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Deborah - What a soothing, relaxing treat for you both. A beautiful experience! Thanks so much for reading my hub. I always love seeing you

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