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Golden Leaf Spa at Vail Mariott Mountain Resort

Joy Overbeck

De-stress in the beautiful relaxation room to the gentle murmur of the water fountain, and then find total immersion in bodily pleasure in the European spa tradition. A potpourri of spa treatments takes you into the wonderful world of rejuvenating salt, mud and seaweed potions, massage, and other delights.

The Neptune Nectar Seaweed Body Mask remineralizes your body with 104 trace elements, and detoxifies as well. Or sink into the healing Earth Offerings Mud Wrap for its pore-tightening and muscle-renewing properties. Bath treatments include some with seawater, some with earth, some with aromatherapy oils to invigorate and relax you at the same time.

Four different massage varieties are available, including the fabled hot stone massage which draws on ancient Native American ways, using basalt stones combined with Swedish massage for physical, spiritual, and emotional balance. Facials are tremendously popular, especially the Facial Rescue designed to counteract the sun’s effects, pollution, and premature aging. The Yonka Facial is a unique specialty here, using the botanical-based skin-care line from Paris.

Full all-day use of the spa workout center with its exercise machines and free weights is complimentary with a spa treatment. For gal pals in the mood for a memorable bonding session, there’s the “Girls Day Out” package with a champagne tea party by the pool, after a fabulous day of nail care, makeup application, and a full body massage or the Marriott’s signature facial.