Mother's Day SPA Getaways

It’s time to give mom a break and pamper her at any of the following luxurious spas in Mexico, California and Arizona.RanchoLaPuerta_Woman

Whether it’s getting a massage creekside, swimming in a sparkling pool or strolling through a zen garden, show mom that life is a bed of roses (especially with a sweet red rose massage and facial). You can always book a stay or treatment for a future date and celebrate mom all year long.


The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (northwest of Los Angeles) boasts 40,000 square feet of luxurious amenities and treatment areas. As the largest spa in the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts collection, The Spa features separate men’s and women’s relaxation areas complete with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and day beds. A highlight of The Spa is the the Serenity Pool, an adults-only oasis with poolside cabanas, mini spa treatments, and comfortable lounge areas. The Spa also features the hotel’s Pagoda Garden, where guests are able to take in the zen environment, relax in hammocks, or go on a stroll. For an extra indulgence, book a private Spa Suite, available for full day or half day use. Spa Suites include two treatment beds, soaking tub, indoor/outdoor shower, day bed, private bathroom, private patio with jacuzzi, dining table and lounge chairs.

For Mother’s Day (or any day!) treat mom to a relaxing Lavender Milk and Honey Cocoon body treatment. This unique and comprehensive whole-body treatment restores the glow of health and begins with a whole-grain and organic-oil body buff to increase the skin’s vibrancy and stimulate circulation. Next, a velvety blend of pure honey and warm lavender milk envelops you in a nourishing cocoon that feeds the skin and renews its elasticity. Finally, a lavish full-body massage using pure herb and lavender cream brings you to a state of deep relaxation. 100 min., $335.


Nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s renowned Red Rock region in Arizona, L’Auberge de Sedona is one of the Southwest’s foremost luxury retreats,  featuring 62 luxe cottages and 26 traditional lodge-style guest rooms. Each of the property’s cottage suites include a private outdoor, open-roof cedar shower that allow guests to enjoy the warm water from the rain-head shower, while feeling refreshed from the cool outdoor air. The starry night views above only enhance the experience. L’Auberge recently launched the L’Apothecary Spa, which allows guests to become closer with the earth and its native benefits through creating custom body care blends, and interacting with the environment through earthing-inspired spa treatments. A plethora of outdoor activities are also available for guests, including moonlit meditation, daily yoga, guided hikes and jogs around the scenic property.

Feet in the Creek is a playful spa treatment that allows you to sit side-by side with your mother while reconnecting with the earth, nature, yourself and one another. Guests will be guided to step into the ankle-deep water of Oak Creek, a spring-fed clear-water creek that runs through the property, to enjoy wading in the water while breathing fresh Sedona air, followed by lounging creekside with bare feet resting on the earth. Earthing is an emerging science that promotes direct, conductive contact with the earth to balance mind and body. While seated creekside, guests will receive a head, neck and shoulder massage followed by a foot reflexology treatment with the new signature L’Apothecary flower essence serum.  This serum includes a blend of rose, rosemary and lemon blossoms, which are designed to support guests in feeling cared for, having clarity and in allowing a pure child-like perspective. 60 min., $135.


Head south to Tecate, Mexico for a visit to one of the original “fitness resorts” Rancho La Puerta. The spa retreat welcomes 140 guests each week to its 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows in Baja California, Mexico. All facilities and land are for the exclusive use of guests who come for full-week or partial-week stays. It’s a unique romantic escape for women and men offering over 80 fitness classes, including TRX, yoga, pilates and advanced hiking trails, as well as spa treatments and therapeutic sessions. In addition to fitness and spa experiences, the Ranch offers daily lectures and workshops to inspire guests. Each week the Ranch has visiting guest speakers, talented performers and workshop leaders—authors, politicians, musicians, artists, doctors and other leaders in their fields—who present learning experiences and lectures.

This Mother’s Day, moms can relax and rejuvenate with Rancho La Puerta’s special Head-to-Toe Candle Relaxation Massage, which uses the warm, scented oil from a just extinguished massage-oil candle, then employs a gentle form of massage that involves long strokes from scalp to toes, administered with a deep, caring awareness of comfort. Soon, moms will unwind, de-stress, and feel warm and revitalized by improved blood circulation. 90 min., $160.


Located in San Diego, California, Rancho Bernardo Inn’s award-winning spa is offering a special floral-inspired Mother’s Day Spa package, perfect for moms to escape and enjoy a tranquil spa getaway. The specialty Blooms of the Season Treatment, offers a fresh floral experience, curated for mother’s to relax and unwind with an Organic Signature Massage and Rose Hand Treatment, followed by a Sweet Red Rose Facial. The deluxe treatment infuses fresh notes of gardenia, orange blossom & sweet red rose, and is completed with a glass of chilled sparkling wine and a special Mother’s Day goodie bag. Complimentary valet parking is available. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844.338.9282. 100 min., $300

Liz Laing

Liz Laing

Liz has been a freelance travel writer for nearly a decade, writing for multiple outlets such as Mothering, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, CBS Los Angeles, MadeMan and wandermelon, to name a few. Growing up in New Mexico, Liz also traveled to Japan and Europe, including touring with a modern dance troupe throughout France. She’s now also added photography and web design to her talents, but her greatest accomplishment has been raising her four wonderful kids, who have already been bitten by the travel bug.
Liz Laing

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