It’s what everybody deserves


Whether you need to disconnect, destress, detoxify, sleep better, relieve pain, improve blood flow, boost your mood, relax, recharge, or do all the above, I have the same recommendation: book a day at the spa. You’ll give yourself a chance to step away from your daily routine and recharge your battery while you benefit from treatments designed to make the body function, feel, and look better.

I’m not talking about finding a Groupon for a massage near your office and running back and forth on your lunch hour. I’m talking about finding a tranquil environment with a long list of treatments, services, and a professional staff—and spending a good part of your day there.

Recently, I chose a day to escape and made appointments for a massage and a facial at The Spa at Torrey Pines, located inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines. I started the morning just north of the resort for a short hike at the stunning Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. When I arrived at the resort, I was courteously ushered to the spa through the Lodge’s gorgeous, wood-beamed hallways that pay homage to California Craftsman architecture. The spa itself is a 9,500-square-foot sanctuary of relaxation, featuring fourteen treatment rooms.

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The Spa at Torrey Pines_sml

I had an amazing day. Besides my incredible massage and facial, I was excited to learn about three things: First, spa guests have access to the fitness center, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. If you’re there on the weekend, you’re invited to participate in complimentary yoga classes. On Thursday through Sunday, you can also tag along on a guided morning tour of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Second, nearly one-third of the patrons at The Spa at Torrey Pines are locals. In fact, locals are encouraged to make spa days a regular habit with the Spa Well Locals loyalty program. Spa Well guests receive a $75 gift card for future spa, food, retail, or hotel stays when they enjoy five 50- or 80-minute massages or facials within six months. Then, they receive a complimentary treatment for free!

Third, The Spa at Torrey Pines has a whole line of signature products with beguiling fragrances inspired by the its natural setting. At the end of the day, I purchased a bottle of signature rosemary sage shampoo and lemongrass sage body lotion so I can keep my spa experience alive at home. With each use, I feel transported back to that wonderful day. It was so good for my mind, body, and soul, I’m planning to go back for more.

For more information, visit lodgetorreypines.com/spa