Nothing relaxes you quicker than a soothing bath.


Photo by Dennis Wong

In 5 Affordable Wellness Retreats in The World, Linda Handiak takes us on a journey around the world to places like La Plâtrière, France for mineral baths, and Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains for Ashram Yoga in Canada.

You can opt for more unconventional relaxation techniques such as the spa treatments highlighted in Snake Massages & Bull Semen: World’s Weirdest Spas. Voralak Suwanvanichkij introduces us to some of the weirdest spas – from bull semen hair treatments to soaking in warm beer.

If you can’t afford an exclusive spa getaway to the Maldives, why not bring the spa home? Here are some in-home spa kits to help you relax both body and mind.

Lavender and Sage Bath Gift Set

Indulge in a much needed bath with this bath set which includes gel, soaps, lotion, a loofah sponge and more.


Price: $19.95 | BUY

H2O Plus Spa Traveler

A spa set that can make it through TSA security!. All products follow the 3 oz. airline restriction guidelines for liquid carry-ons. The set include a sea salt body wash, hydrating body butter, hydrating body gloss, sea marine revitalizing shampoo, and a marine collagen conditioner.


Price: $20.00 | BUY

Sacred Spa Music Series

Music to get you into the mood for relaxation. Each CD provides an hour of soothing music.

Price: $53.98 | BUY

Soy Travel Candle Gift Set

Aromatic candles set the ambiance needed to complete your in-home spa experience. Not only are they made out of 100% soy wax which burns cleanly, scents like the citrus scented A-Peel a Sevilla or the tropical fruit scented Frolic in Fiji instantly transport you to your favorite travel destinations.


Price: $65.00 | BUY