Following a recent $7.9 million renovation, the 156-room Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz now offers a new treatment in its 1,700-square foot day spa. Chaminade’s Halotherapy is a new spa trend that seeks to recreate the atmosphere and wellness benefits of a natural salt cave. Featuring glowing backlit blocks of Himalayan salt which both soothe and mesmerize, the salt-infused room is credited with calming stress, opening up breathing, and imparting a general sense of well-being, recreating a day at the ocean’s shore. Guests of the spa can enjoy an outdoor landscaped patio garden boasting a bubbling whirlpool, peaceful koi pond, and lounge seating overlooking inspiring hilltop views. The spa also offers a number of relaxing and revitalizing services including skin care, massage, and body treatments. Plus, spa guests are welcome to take a dip in the sparkling, outdoor heated pool, swing a racket on the tennis courts, or get lost on the nature trails that wind through the property’s 300-acre, oak and redwood-filled grounds following their treatment.

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