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Discover the Benefits of the Arkansas Spa Trail


Are you looking for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation getaway? Look no further than the Arkansas Spa Trail. Now is the perfect time to pause and focus on your stress management. From mud baths to massage therapy, you can find the ideal balance of relaxation along the Arkansas Spa Trail.

Overview of the Arkansas Spa Trail

One of the top reasons why people visit spas is for relaxation and stress relief. However, the Arkansas Spa Trail is more than just a collection of great spas. The natural beauty of the region, with its crystal-clear lakes and streams, lush forests and towering limestone bluffs, provides an idyllic backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation with a treatment focus on four main areas:

  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Pain relief and healing
  • Detoxification and skin care
  • Self-care best practices

So, whether you’re looking for a solo retreat or a fun weekend with friends, consider visiting Arkansas Spa Trail for an unforgettable and revitalizing experience. As the saying goes, “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”

Discovering Unique Treatments and Experiences

Along with detoxifying treatments, the spas on the Arkansas Spa Trail offer a variety of unique. Many spas provide massages tailored to your needs, from stress relief to soothing sore muscles, sports repair and prenatal care. Some spas even offer outdoor hot tubs or pools where you can soak in the natural beauty while relaxing.

Some spas on the trail offer sound healing sessions or crystal therapy if you’re looking for something more unusual. Eureka! Massage and Wellness Center provides a unique Quantum BioFeedback Stress Reduction Program. These treatments help to balance your energy and promote overall wellness. Locations like Greedy Goats offer guided meditation or yoga classes, which can help you find inner peace and serenity amid the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Of course, many spas on the trail also offer skincare services. These may include facials, exfoliating scrubs, Endermologie, raindrop sessions and reflexology experiences, all designed to improve the texture and tone of the skin. The Arkansas Spa Trail is also a destination that can help you find relief from pain and promote healing.

Eden Spa in Jonesboro offers medical rejuvenation and aesthetic treatments. Eureka Massage Center offers Craniosacral, Jin Shin Do, deep connective tissue, Reiki polarity, reflexology, vita flex and aromatherapy. New Moon Spa at the Crescent Hotel offers add-on experiences for guests and visitors, like body treatments mixing nut and essential oils for detoxification. The calming Shampure Body Treatment incorporates 24 pure flower and plant essences with sunflower oil for a calming body experience.

Top Spas Along the Trail

Turtle Cove Spa | Mountain Harbor Resort

A unique spa experience nestled into the wilderness of Lake Ouachita; “let us be your harbor for healing.” Turtle Cove blends ancient therapies into their sound sessions, pitched tuning fork sessions, Crystal Energy Balance Therapies or Indian Foot Detox. Additional body treatments like earth and honey therapy or the prickly pear cactus toning treatment create unique destination vacation experiences.

Palace Hotel and Bathhouse | Eureka Springs

The Palace is 120 years old and the last remaining original Eureka Springs bathhouse. A traditional hot bath experience in a ceramic claw foot tub will detoxify and relieve seasonal sinuses while leaving your body stress free. But the eucalyptus steam bath in a eucalyptus drum room is the add-on needed for any session.

Thai-Me Spa | Hot Springs

Voted the top spa in Hot Springs by Trip Advisor for 10 years, this local spa offers a variety of treatments to improve pain relief, relaxation and skin health. Specialty treatments include lymphatic drainage, Thai yoga stretch massage, four hands massage, arthritis hand treatment, mud wrap and herbal Thai facials.

Buckstaff Bathhouse | Hot Springs

The only continuously open bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, operating since 1912. The Buckstaff offers a whole traditional mineral bath experience, including a submersion bath, needles shower and vapor cabinet, all fueled by 47 springs college from the hot spring mountain that are all additive and chemical free.

Rejuvenation Day Spa | Little Rock

A medical clinic and day spa, Rejuvenation focuses on pampering, hydration and skin rejuvenation. Rejuvenation offers a trademarked HydraFacial experience with a lymphatic draining, deep cleansing, extracting and hydration cycle. Other add-ons include perk lip and eye treatment, neck and chest focus and beauty booster. They do have two facials geared specifically toward teen treatments and acne clearing.

Relaxation Beyond the Spa

While spas offer a space for relaxation, beginning a stress-free journey often starts with just changing your scenery. And Arkansas is full of ways to explore, rest, and find new ways to relax.

Being Stress Aware

  • Check yourself – Notice your tone as you talk to others. Are you always on edge or easily tipped?
  • Shut it down – Are the voices in your mind getting louder? Or you can shut off your thoughts?
  • Gut check – Are you having digestive issues related to all you are balancing?
  • Dino Dig – What’s the pain in your neck? Is your jaw always clenched?
  • Shut eye – are you having difficulty sleeping or experiencing bad dreams?
  • Follow the yellow brick road – are you ready to click your heels three times to make it all go away?
  • Calendar it – everything is filling your calendar. Another late soccer game. Another meeting at work. Another yes commitment. Make sure self-care is on the calendar, too!

Being stress aware is paying attention to yourself. Take time to be mindful, pay attention to what your body is telling you and what the people around you need from you. Take time for yourself on the Arkansas Spa Trail!

All images used with permission from the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism.

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Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in Northwest Arkansas with her chicken man and break-dancing son. Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, small business trainer, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now, she is using those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop, which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom! Keisha loves to feed birds, read the stack on her nightstand, do dollar store crafts, cook recipes from her Pinterest boards, and chase everyday adventures on her Arkansas bucket list.

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