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Eco-Spas Delivering Green Peace

Eco-logical spa bliss

Face it, if the only book you're reading these days is Facebook and the only twittering you're hearing is on the screen, it's time for an intervention. Shocking, I know.

Eco-Logcial Spa TravelEco-Logcial Spa TravelIf you've found yourself in the vortex of BlackBerry blues (need to disconnect but can't shut the damn thing off) get yourself off the grid. And I don't mean to an urban spa that's surrounded by traffic and trendy coffee shops. I mean to a place surrounded by fresh air and wireless-free.

I found 5 remote spas committed as much to nurturing you as they are to nurturing nature. So not only will they satisfy your senses now, they'll remain to satisfy you - and your children - for years to come.

UNU Spa at Inkaterra, Machu Picchu

Connect with the sacred energy of Machu Picchu while tending to your physical needs of rest and relaxation. Signature Treatment: 2-hour Inka Purification that detoxifies and improves blood circulation with oils from the coca leaf ($105).

Post Ranch Inn, California

Outdoor hot tubs carved into granite boulders, tree houses built on stilts to protect the delicate forests and skincare products derived from local plants. Signature Treatment: 1-hour Wildflower facial filled with a bouquet of lavender, calendula, chamomile and roses pollinated by resident bees from the ranch's 18 hives ($125).

Monart, Ireland

Set amidst rolling green hills, the main building of this spa is almost 300 years old, as rich with history as it is natural bliss. Every room is equipped with photocell sensors that detect the time of day and local timber chips are reclaimed for fuel (eliminating the need for oil). Signature Treatment: Dry Flotation Experience: 1-hour rest in a bed that cocoons around you and provides the feeling of weightlessness. The spa claims the treatment equates the therapeutic equivalent of hours of normal rest ($75).

Tabacón Grand Thermal Spa Resort, Brazil

Revel in the mineral-rich volcanic pools that average between 80F and 104F. Of course, the same water is used in your shower, which eliminates the need to heat water. What's more, you can get back to real-life twittering just by stepping outside. Signature Treatment: 75-minute Tabacón Massage that includes a series of bends and stretches to regulate energy flow; finishes with a volcanic mud massage ($160).

Hotel Terra, Wyoming

Sure, the ski runs are clear cut vistas filled with diesel-fueled lifts but this spa is eco to the core. From the rooftop spa to the bamboo hangers to a state-of-the-art water filtration system, nature is being finally being tended. Signature Treatment: Restore Massage focuses on relaxing and invigorating tired muscles with organically grown arnica. ($255-$310).

Got a favorite spa? I'd love to hear all about it!

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Thank you for featuring Hotel Terra on your beautiful site. If you are interested in learning more about our hotel or Jackson Hole in general, check out our lifestyle blog www.livewelljacksonhole.com for fun tips on the area and the art of living eco!

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