Adjusting to a different time zone can sometimes mean resetting your internal clock, which is not always simple. After schlepping your baggage through the airport, the only thing you’ll want to do when you arrive at your hotel is plop down on the bed. Unfortunately, jet lag can cause insomnia, which explains the tossing and turning. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to return to proper sleep cycles. On top of drinking plenty of water, check out these spa treatments that helped us get some shut-eye and put the spring back in our step:
Restore your rhythm. The 75-minute Jet-Lag Remedy from Auriga Spa (a Singapore spa that specializes in restoring the body’s equilibrium and rhythm) starts with a full-body massage that improves circulation, easing your body back to feeling balanced. You’ll have to open your eyes briefly post-treatment to receive about 10 to 15 drops of the Organic Pharmacy’s Sleep Tincture (typically diluted in water). This natural elixir—made with sleep-inducing herbs such as passionflower, oats, skullcap and valerian—is formulated to push your body back to its normal sleep cycle.
Get a well-rested glow. After a long flight, checking yourself out in the mirror is probably the last thing you want to do. Thankfully, the St. Regis Refresh at St. Regis, NYC will get you happily peeking at yourself again in no time. This hour-long facial buffs off the old skin with gentle poly-hydroxy acids, revealing new, glowing skin. From there, you’ll firm up your face with a collagen mask that packs in maximum hydration and smooth it out with a form of Vitamin C. Walk out of the treatment room with your head held high, looking like you’ve slept for nine hours (even if you’ve only slept for four).
Fight fatigue with this rubdown. With the two-hour Travel Therapy treatment at the Hotel Beverly Hills Spa by La Prairie, you get the works: a massage and a facial. The hour-long Swedish massage, which improves energy flow and fights fatigue, uses broad sweeping strokes to enhance circulation and flexibility. Post rubdown, you’ll combat traveling dehydration with La Prairie’s signature facial. It includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, massage, firming eye treatment and a hydrating mask.
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