These Luxurious Spas Go The Extra Mile With Safety Procedures

Three large Chakra Bowls at the Lodge at Woodloch.

 The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, PA

 Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ

Asian influences permeate the spa’s diverse offerings, which now include temperature checks during check-in at the spa front desk. Service providers and guests are both required to wear face masks during service. Sanctuary Spa has increased the time between services in each room to 30 minutes in order to conduct a thorough sanitization between each guest service. Additional air filters are in each treatment room for cleaner air. Furniture in the men’s and women’s waiting lounges has been reconfigured to allow for physical distancing, and showers in locker rooms are cleaned and sanitized after each use. An industrial electrostatic sanitization machine is used daily in all treatment rooms, men’s and women’s lounges, quiet room, spa lobby, fitness center and movement studio.


A premier holistic healthcare spa in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, this 6,000-square-foot urban wellness sanctuary is designed with expansive light-filled treatment rooms, a movement and meditation studio, a luxurious wellness lounge and a clean beauty boutique and pharmacy. Saffron & Sage offers members a multitude of services, including acupuncture, botanical medicine, energy therapy, fire cupping and sound therapy. Safety procedures include sanitizing all treatment rooms after every use, disinfecting all surfaces, including door handles, pens, products and other regularly touched used items after each use, and contact-less curbside product pickup. To offer their clients even more flexibility, Saffron & Sage now offers personal, in-home yoga and meditation classes, virtual memberships that include access to virtual yoga classes, guided meditations and sound baths, as well as virtual transformative wellness series.


Boasting an array of top spa therapists, Innisbrook Resort offers guests a tranquil respite from the nine-to-five routine. The staff wear masks and face shields when performing any facial service, and all staff and guests wear masks. They block an additional 25 minutes after each service to allow for deep cleaning and proper sanitizing. Salamander Spa has revised its treatment menu to include low touch treatments, as well as a simplified selection of traditional treatments. To ensure safe social distance, relaxation lounges and amenities are limited. Although the spa has always met stringent sanitation requirements, they now more visibly display those efforts along with additional signage for the comfort of guests. Touchless payment transactions are offered.


The Spa at Hotel Bennett has partnered with Explore Charleston & MUSC as their pilot spa and hotel for the Back2Business Program, creating a culture of well-being using the same successful approach that the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Health Promotion utilize with their own employees. Their standards are based on the science of health promotion and evidence-based practices, and are delivered directly by their team of professionals. They have now increased those efforts to include hourly disinfection of their luxurious relaxation lounge and locker room facilities. All services are now enhanced to include a hand-cleansing ritual which ensures the safety of both guests and service personnel. They continue to prioritize the comfort and well-being of visitors and staff members by providing personal protective equipment, which includes surgical masks, KN95 masks, face shields, technician goggles and air filtration units.

This posh spa continues to ensure that guest and employee health and safety remain the top priority. As a part of the Lead With Care Program, guests can expect each sleeping room to be equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and sanitization wipes, with additional masks available upon request. Social distancing measures are embedded in all services for guest protection, including appropriately spaced fitness equipment, modified spa menu and services, no contact check-in and housekeeping services. Other safety precautions include: staggering spa appointments to prevent unnecessary congestion in space; air oasis air sanitation system; portable HEPA air purifier is available during all treatments; all Aestheticians and Technicians are wearing face masks with optional face shields; pre-arrival intake and health forms for all guests; timed reservations for an indoor heated lap pool and fitness center to ensure staggered visitation.


 Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Washington, Connecticut

The hotel’s new partnership with NYC-based THE WELL combines best-in-class wellness with best-in-class hospitality to create a 20,000-square-foot countryside wellness escape. THE WELL at Mayflower Inn & Spa offers an integrated holistic experience with a suite of medical and health coaching services, along with custom spa treatments, a rotation of “Visiting Masters” across eastern and western healing practices, curated weekly programming, daily movement and fitness classes and a calendar of seasonal retreats. To ensure the safety of all guests, the resort limits the number of guests permitted in the spa facilities to allow for social distancing. Additionally, treatment room tables and supplies are sanitized between treatments.