Palm Springs Health & Beauty
Two Bunch Palms Hot Springs
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs
While we wouldn't suggest spending an entire weekend at the Two Bunch Palms hotel (unless you’re in the mood for something a bit more quaint and off the beaten path), the on-site hot springs justify the 30 minute drive. Here, the mineral healing waters are pumped into a picturesque grotto which is made up of two pools, one at 99 degrees and the other at 104 (those extra 5 degrees make a huge difference, actually). There’s also a respectable spa menu—some of the services are performed in individual gazebos—and a simple but good restaurant.
Integratron Sound Baths
2477 Belfield Blvd., Landers
It sounds a tad new age-y to the uninitiated, sure, but it's worth taking the 45-minute drive to Yucca Valley for a sound bath (some refer to them as sonic healing sessions) inside the Integration chamber. The hour-long experience consists of listening to a combination of live crystal bowl playing and pre-recorded music, which when combined with the chamber’s extra-strong energy levels, results in intense levels of relaxation. According to Integration’s creator, George Van Tassel, the all-wood structure was built on a geomagnetic vortex with guidance from Nikola Tesla’s writings and, umm, extraterrestrials. Though it sounds unlikely, there's something magical about the place. Call ahead to reserve.
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