Treatments to have you feeling fresh and renewed

By Annie Flanzraich

With leaves that shift from greens to browns and colder temperatures that abound, it’s fall and changes are all around. But, Mother Nature shouldn’t be the only one who gets to turn over a new, or old, leaf. These spas in Reno/Tahoe each offer wellness rituals for the hair, body, skin and more so that you too can restore and renew.

Get infra-ready for fall

At BioSpirit Day Spa in South Lake Tahoe, owner Teresa Bertrand recommends combining infrared light therapy and CBD topicals for a natural wellness boost.

Infrared therapy is a light-based method that can treat pain and inflammation in various parts of the body. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin, infrared light enhances cell regeneration and promotes cell repair.

To feel even more results, Bertrand suggests combining CBD topicals. BioSpirit uses Endoca products, which is made with natural, organic, food-grade ingredients. It can provide instant relief from dryness and can be used on the face and body. massagetahoe.com

Say goodbye to stress and sun damage

Sure, we all love a day soaking in the vitamin D at Tahoe. But, after soaking in the rays and hiking down to the perfect hidden beach, you may need a little bit of restoration and relaxation. That’s where Dolce Vita Wellness Spa comes in. Try the Healing Muscle Melt Massage, which features a warming cinnamon hemp oil that smells like fall and is super hydrating for your skin. At the end of the massage, you’ll be cocooned inside a warming blanket. If you’re looking to warm up at the hottest new spa in Reno, check out Dolce Vita’s newest location, The Refuge, located in the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel. This urban sanctuary features a full menu of spa innovations for restoration and rejuvenation.

Fall is also an ideal time to consider facial peels to help reset and refresh the skin after all that time in the sun. Dolce Vita’s Med Spa offers laser photorejuvenation treatments that can remove sun spots, age spots and brown spots. dolcevitawellnessspa.com

Renewal from the inside out

Acupuncture at Elevate Wellness

For a holistic fall renewal, check out Elevate Wellness Center in South Lake Tahoe, which combines the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with the latest medicine practices, massage and bodywork. Elevate’s acupuncturists focus on rebalancing and restoring each patient’s health. Patients receive treatment based on a 90-minute consultation and assessment.

During neuromuscular therapy, Elevate takes a mind-body approach to pain management, well-being and health. The massage includes a methodology for assessing, treating, and preventing sport’s injuries and chronic pain by addressing trigger points in the body. Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented method to resolve traumatic stress and bring the nervous system into a state of balance, regulation and wellness. The somatic experience provides tools for remaining grounded, calm, embodied and present. This experience can also help to release trauma. elevate-wellness.com

Imagine Salon
Imagine Salon

Imagine the possibilities

Don’t forget those tresses when planning a spa-tacular fall renewal. Imagine Salon has just the treatment to get your locks looking smooth and healthy — an ultimate gloss Aveda shine treatment. Get lasting results with a noticeable difference right away, whether you’re glossing your natural color, refreshing color, or coloring gray. Imagine offers treatments in gold, beige, cool and clear. A little more than an hour long, the treatment includes a scalp massage, blow-dry and complimentary deep conditioning. imaginesalontahoe.com

Destress and refresh

Release all your tension and find balance at L’essence Day Spa & Salon with a Stress Fix treatment. This 90-minute session is clinically proven to reduce feelings of stress. It combines the power of Swedish and deep tissue massage, acupressure, and foot reflexology with Aveda’s stress-fix aroma, which is infused with organic French lavender, lavender and clary sage. lessencedayspa.com

Fall is the perfect time to recuperate and focus on your wellness. With the help of these local spas and salons, you’ll be on your way to serenity in no time.


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