Want to relax, recharge, and leave your getaway at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar feeling far better than you did when you arrived? Delve into the resort’s vast world of wellness with a San Diego wellness retreat centered around innovative spa treatments, exhilarating fitness classes, and mindful meditation, all while taking in the natural beauty of the sprawling property.
The Center For Wellbeing at Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of just 60 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world, and, at its core, is rooted in healing traditions of the past and the regenerative science of the present. “The entire inspiration of the spa is a modern-day monument to the Renaissance,” says Kyra Johnson Bradley, Director of Resort Experience and Wellbeing. “Renaissance, of course, is rebirth and renewal, and we believe that you can achieve your own personal renaissance here. It’s an extraordinary spa with wonderful amenities and a synergy of expert touch and natural elements such as muds and botanicals and extremely rejuvenating treatments. It’s definitely not to be missed as part of your experience here Grand del Mar.”
Here’s how to create your perfect weekend of wellness at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar:
Treat Yourself to Treatments
Every single spa treatment has been hand-crafted to calm, balance, and naturally restore health and beauty from the inside out. The center’s entire staff of practitioners has undergone advanced spa education and extensive training in the art and science of wellness, so they’ve learned how to analyze each guest to understand what their specific needs are and can use their technical expertise to create a customized experience for each individual.
Guests can arrange for a fundamentals of wellbeing consultation at the start of their stay or prior to arrival so that practitioners can make specific recommendations and create a series of treatments around guests’ own unique wellness needs. “There isn’t a one size fits all as it relates to treatments and that’s where our therapists can really work with you and go over all of your concerns and what you’re looking to achieve with your visit,” explains Bradley.
Each treatment is designed to naturally restore health and beauty from the inside out, she explains, and an oft-recommended way to begin a spa experience here is with the Refined Vichy Scrub, a treatment that combines a full-body dry brushing with a sea-salt body scrub, along with the targeted and exhilarating water therapy of a Vichy shower. “You’re stimulated in such a way that the nervous system is able to achieve great relaxation and that allows for your body to be receptive to more therapeutic work to follow,” says Bradley.
Other popular and unique treatments include the Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage – a light-touch therapy to stimulate the flow of the lymphatic fluid to help to flush the body; the Natural Facelift contouring facial that rejuvenates the face instantaneously; and a variety of combination therapies that blend therapeutic massages, hydrating body wraps, and invigorating scrubs.