A serene oasis in San Diego County
Upon stepping foot inside the elegant Pala Spa, you will immediately fall into a state of tranquility. The warm, inviting lobby sets the tone with soft music, calming color schemes, and soothing scents as the gracious staff members greet you with sumptuous robes and escort you to the locker rooms. Slip further into relaxation mode by soaking in the private whirlpool, sweating it out in the dry sauna, or sitting in the eucalyptus steam room before your treatment. Then, settle into one of the plush chairs in the waiting area as you sip fruit-infused water or comforting tea until your spa attendant is ready for you. No matter which treatment you’re about to experience, Pala Spa will leave you feeling like a new person in no time.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the gaming floors found inside the adjacent Pala Casino Resort in Pala, right at the base of Palomar Mountain, the award-winning Pala Spa draws guests from near and far with its promise of delivering relaxation and rejuvenation in every treatment. The offerings are vast, ranging from aromatherapy and couples massages to Moroccan-inspired body treatments and antiaging facials.
One of the most popular services is the Aroma Body Soothe. This 80-minute treatment begins with a dry full-body brushing—which improves circulation and exfoliates the skin—continues with the application of essential oils and warmed stones, and concludes with a scalp massage and a body envelopment to leave skin soft and hydrated. Other top treatments include:
- Pala Rain Massage: Experience deep relaxation with a layering of aromatherapy oil blends, a light-pressure effleurage, and a gentle therapeutic rain mist.
- Lavender Renewal: The Thai-inspired treatment features an awakening body scrub followed by a relaxing soak and a warm bolus massage using Himalayan salt crystals and lavender buds.
- Hydrating Caviar Facial: As the name implies, this service uses protein- and mineral-rich caviar extract to improve hydration in dry and dull complexions.
- Rose Quartz Facial: Breathe life back into tired skin using concentrated serums and rose quartz, a healing stone that helps to ease tension in the body, soothe anxiety, and increase self-love.
- Moroccan Body Ritual: Indulge in this century-old tradition that includes an exfoliating cleanse using Beldi black soap—consisting of cedar, cinnamon, and eucalyptus essential oils—and a Moroccan massage using warm spice and nourishing Argan oils.
The Total Package
To elevate your experience, opt for one of the Pala Spa packages (or create your own.) There are several choices, but if you’re celebrating a special occasion, splurge on the Girlfriends’ Spa Day. This includes a private spa cabana, two poolside lunches, two classic pedicures, two custom massages, and a champagne toast. And if you are spending a day with your sweetheart, treat yourselves with the Suite Serenity package, which features two 50-minute custom massages in the Couples Suite, 60 minutes of relaxation time, artisanal chocolates, and a bottle of bubbly.
No matter how you choose to spend your spa day, you won’t be ready for it to be over—and it doesn’t have to be. Rinse off in one of the outdoor rain showers or vitamin C–infused aromatherapy showers, and then kick back on the lush patio, go for a dip in the pool, and relax in the jacuzzi or whirlpool. If you are feeling more energized, you can work out in the spa’s fully-equipped fitness center or go for a stroll along the neighboring Pala Nature Trail.
Indeed, a day at Pala Spa will leave you well rested for a night out on the town, especially when you let the full-service salon take care of the primping. Services include waxing, manicures, pedicures, beard trims, and an array of hair services ranging from blowouts and updos to cuts and color.
You can truly pamper yourself at Pala Spa, so it’s no wonder the luxurious destination continues to draw people back again and again—especially when the customer service is just as stellar as the treatments. Your experience is bound to be unforgettable and leave you feeling completely restored and rejuvenated.