Southern California’s Glen Ivy Spa Reviewed

Yes there is a lot of hustle, and bustle when it comes to Southern California. But somewhere in between the madness lies an area of total repose. Located 87 miles from San Diego, and 58 miles from Los Angeles, off the I-15 lies one of the top 24 spas in America.

Glen Ivy also known as “Natures Day Spa,” sits at the base of the Santa Ana Mountains. Surrounded by beautiful palm trees, flowing fountains, lush bougainvilleas, birds of paradise and other succulent flowers, Glen Ivy is a perfect place to unwind, relax and is definitely the perfect way to get away from a society busy and buzzing with the madness of life in a big city.

One of the top attractions to Glen Ivy is the Mineral Springs. Glen Ivy Spa is actually built around mineral and sulfurous thermal springs. Not only are the mineral springs soothing but also they are noted for relaxing muscles ,and tension. Please advise the attendants if you have a medical condition that might warrant concern.

What is a weekend of repose and relaxation without a massage? Glen Ivy offers the full service traditional Swedish massage. There are packages available to add treatments to the massage such as the heated stones, and aromatherapy. Whatever your preference Glen Ivy will be able to accommodate you with the combination of treatments you desire to make your massage the perfect experience. Glen Ivy has a signature line of treatments to offer customers contingent on the skin type. Should you have a skin condition or particular health issue, please discuss this with the staff that will be performing your treatment prior to commencement of treatment.

Facials are a must while at Glen Ivy. Again if you have a particular skin condition or have recently had a surgical procedure it is important to advise the esthetician that will be performing the facial. A professional facial is a sure way to remove deep toxins and oils along with being relaxing. Be prepared to leave Glen Ivy with a clean, clear and smooth face.

If professional waxing is your desire, Glen Ivy has a staff professionally trained to meet your need. Prices are based on individual requests for services. If you have any existing skin conditions or special needs please mention this to the person performing the service.

Everyone wants a manicure when they go to a spa. A hand massage is the most wonderfully relaxing thing in the world. Your Glen Ivy manicurist will pamper and care for you in a most professional manner.

When I first went to Glen Ivy all I kept hearing upon arrival was be sure to visit “The Grotto.” Though you will be wearing a swim suit, The Grotto is a Hydrating Chamber where attendants cover your with a sea kelp moisturizer, aloe vera and other moisturizers. What I love about The Chamber is you move from one area to the next going deeper into more fun and relaxation. In the next area of The Chamber the mixture is showered off and then you move into a chamber of light mist while enjoying a cup of tea and fresh sliced green apple pieces.

To top off your spa experience at Glen Ivy, allow a professional make-up artist to show you how to maximize your best features by learning the correct way to apply make-up, as well as how to select the products that show your best features.

Glen Ivy is one of the most popular Spas in America. It now has three other locations in Brea California, Hermosa Beach and Valencia. Do remember the original Glen Ivy “Natures Day Spa” is the only one with the Mineral Bath and is certainly worth the drive to Riverside County. Glen Ivy also now has a restaurant “Glen Ivy Spa Cuisine” currently preparing for grand opening. This added delight is certain to your experience an even better memory.

For over night accommodations contact the local hotels in the area. Some of the hotels close to the spa are Residence Inn Marriott, Ayres Inn, and Mission Inn to name a few. For more information visit their web sites at www.marriott.com, www.countrysuite.com, www.missioninn.com.

For more information on Glen Ivy visit their Web site at www.glenivy.com. Prices vary depending on the services required. During Hot Season Glen Ivy is opened from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During Cool Season the hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are closed on all major holidays. Admission is $35 per person Monday – Thursday. Friday – Sunday and Holidays admission is $48 per person. The admission prices includes the use of all saunas and steam rooms, the red clay mud bath and Wafa, the Roman Baths, towels, lockers and parking.

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