Carlsbad’s spa phenomenon began with a mineral spring over 120 years ago, but the present-day city offers a multitude of world-renowned spas.
Bella D’ora Spa
Acquazzone translates to “downpour” in Italian. Here in Carlsbad a fitting translation is “sublime pampering with water.” At Bella D’ora Spa, the new signature Acquazzone treatment is like a “facial for the entire body” explains owner Susan Miller. Clients enter a steamy Vichy shower room, filled with aromatic herbs. A French sea salt and dry mud powder is applied to the body. Then a warming wrap and towels cocoon the guest. Prone on a special foam massage bed, the guest experiences the warming and soothing sensation of a personal waterfall cascading over their body. A relaxing head massage is provided at the same time, and cooling citrus aromatherapy infused towels are placed on the face. With toxins released from the body, and the skin re-mineralized from the sea salts, the guest is unwrapped and the skin is cleansed with a citrus seaweed gel. Next, the skin is refined with the exfoli-sea salt glow mixture from San Diego’s own Biotone spa products company. After another rinse with the Vichy shower, a smoothing body butter is applied. Containing moisturizers and an essential oil blend of peppermint, lime and lemon, this body butter tones, softens and protects the skin while awaking the senses. Finishing with a hot stone massage to infuse the body butter, the client emerges relaxed, restored and with renewed skin.