(Greater Palm Springs, CA) — December 22, 2017 — If total wellbeing is your goal, Greater Palm Springs is your place—this Southern California resort destination brims with countless opportunities to encourage a health and wellness lifestyle. Along with abundant sunshine, sweeping mountain views, and an easygoing vibe, Greater Palm Springs offers a myriad of amenities, programs and services designed to get you looking and feeling your best. Whether you need motivation to kick-start a major life change or a getaway to get you back on track, here are a few suggestions to promote balance and harmony:

Enthusiasts of cryotherapy, or cold therapy, have noted its many benefits, including relieving depression and anxiety, alleviating inflammation and reducing the signs of aging. At Desert Cryotherapy guests can choose from a variety of services like a full body session in a very cool cryochamber, localized cryotherapy to manage pain, liquid nitrogen facials and other targeted therapies. Cryotherapy is also available at Kinetix Health & Performance Center in Palm Desert.

For a healthy, delicious supply of brain “fuel,” head to Chef Tanya’s Kitchen in Palm Springs. Tanya Petrovna, original proprietor/chef of the Native Foods chain, recently opened this gourmet vegan eatery. It features a daytime lunch counter and deli that remains open on Wednesday evenings for takeout dinner catering.

Water immersion therapies like Watsu® and Aqua Soma are among guests’ favorite relaxation rituals at Two Bunch Palms, the renowned Desert Hot Springs destination spa known for its mineral rich waters. The extensive spa menu also features unique treatments like Green Your Body, a multi-step skin rejuvenating experience, and Shaman healing sessions that integrate sacred rituals associated with indigenous cultures.  Visitors are also encouraged to participate in movement and enrichment classes in their Celestial Dome.

Blend water therapy with sensory deprivation to access a deep state of relaxation by reserving a floatation tank session at Desert Serenity Float & Spa or Mo’tus Floatation & Wellness Center.

A soothing dip—minus the water—can be experienced with a sound bath, a deeply meditative ritual that usually involves a facilitator playing crystal singing bowls. Bikram Yoga Plus Coachella Valley, Evolve Yoga La Quinta, Urban Yoga Palm Springs, and other studios host this wellness practice on select dates. For what many consider the ultimate sound bath experience, visit the storied Integratron up in the high desert town of Landers near Joshua Tree. In the 1950’s, Ufologist George Van Tassel claimed a Venusian alien instructed him to build this acoustically perfect structure. Book well in advance as these sonic healing sessions are wildly popular.

Chiropractor, certified yoga instructor and physical rehab specialist Dr. Eden Goldman hosts yoga and mindfulness retreats at the famed La Quinta Resort & Club, nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta. Retreat highlights encompass healthy menus and cleansing practices, yoga and meditation classes, and optional additional excursions that take advantage of the many wellness activities found throughout the destination.

From ancient healing techniques in the Ayurvedic series at The Spa at Desert Springs to Sage Burning Ceremonies held at The Well Spa at the Miramonte, spa lovers will find nearly every type of rejuvenating treatment at resorts, boutique inns and day spas throughout Greater Palm Springs.  And to complement your inner glow, pamper yourself with All Tressed Up Blowdry & Beauty Bar’s on location hair and makeup services.

###

About Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort, special event and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella.  As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.

Follow Greater Palm Springs CVB on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter