Tierra Santa Healing House
Unlike most spas, which favor whites and neutrals, Faena hotel‘s Tierra Santa is a burst of color: A rainbow-striped rug runs through the spa’s lobby, which is outfitted with bright Juan Gatti artwork and floral-printed poofs. Inspired by an array of South American (and some South Asian) healing traditions, Tierra Santa houses a gorgeous Turkish-style hammam and has a full wet spa experience (from waterfall shower to herbal steam room, wet scrub, sauna, and ice parlor), and many of the treatments include ritualistic wellness aspects. The Hamam Rose Ritual is one highlight: During the treatment, as you lie on top of a warm marble slab, a therapist will scrub your entire body for what is likely to be the most thorough exfoliation of your life. Following this, you’ll be covered in ridiculously soft foam, then a soothing clay, and later treated to a massage. The Tree of Life Vibrations treatment takes place on a heated sand bed, and incorporates handmade Himalayan singing bowls into another supremely relaxing massage. Other massage options are more conventional, as are the facials—the Triple Lift Advanced Facial concludes with the Remodeling Face Machine from French brand Biologique Recherche, and seems to make miracles happen instantaneously. Led by two partnering doctors, Tierra Santa also has a holistic, preventive medicine program, including testing, exams, detox, and digestive health offerings.