We’re nearly two months into the New Year, and now’s the time when those resolutions start getting pesky. If you’ve been sticking to your 2013 regime, why not reward yourself for shedding those stubborn pounds or sticking to that oh-so-fun juice cleanse? In keeping with wellness and healing, a recent trip to the chic spa at the Viceroy Snowmass reveals a signature spa journey that is both unique and effective.
The 120-minute Sami Zen Energy Ritual channels the healing powers of the Nordic Sami tribe, a sensual ritual that incorporates lavish Kerstin Florian products and traditional Joik music (sparse lyrics and soothing chanting) with a scrub, a soak, and stone massage. Held in the spacious Vichyroom (the most beautiful in the spa), this two-hour treatment begins with an introduction of Nordic chants, the music intended to open energy pathways in the body. Next up, a gentle exfoliation prior to an aromatherapy bath in the deep-soaking tub, which is replete with soothing lights and gentle jets. A glass of Champagne or tea accompanies the bath, as the skin absorbs its healing water and minerals.
After the 20-minute soak comes the highlight of the ritual: A heavenly stone massage that utilizes birch oil, applied to the rhythm of the music. A skilled therapist employs the Arctic birch oil and pose porphyry stones to reveal energy, purpose, and release. These “botestenar” (healing stones) are intermittently clicked together to shirk negativity and unveil intent, restoring balance and an overall sense of peace. Very “Zen-like” indeed, but this harried editor can attest that true tranquility is just a stone’s click away. Not to mention after the soak and scrub, your skin leaves happy, too. 130 Wood Road, 970-923-8000