Israel spas offer the ultimate vacation pleasures, whether you're interested in luxuriating in the soothing effects of aromatherapy massage or hot-stone treatments, and no matter what part of the country you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of options to take advantage of opportunities for relaxation.
Two locations to consider for a rejuvenating experience are a Dead Sea spa or relaxing in hot mineral springs at a Tiberias spa. Either location offers vacationers a unique stay, and these Israel spas offer a variety of spa treatments using techniques from various countries, including India, Hawaii, and China.
To experience a Dead Sea spa treatment, vacationers need only take themselves to the sea itself. The waters of the Dead Sea contain approximately 21 specific minerals that are used in hair and skin products, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. The mineral-laden waters are also known for their healing effects on painful joints.
Receiving a Dead Sea spa treatment that includes a mudpack all over the body removes tension and leaves the body feeling vibrant and healthy. Luxury hotels and resorts in the Dead Sea area are available and often include massage treatments as part of their vacation package to a spa in Israel.
If you’re spending time along the Mediterranean Coast, one of the best spas in Israel to visit for luxurious treatments is the Carmel Forest Spa Resort Hotel, which is located about twenty minutes from Haifa. The spa regimen at Carmel Forest includes a selection of treatments for the face and body along with meditation workshops.
This popular spa in Israel also includes separate men’s and women’s saunas as well as two pools, one outdoors in the garden and one indoor heated pool. There are also Turkish baths and a fitness room, and guests can take advantage of guided tours of the gardens, yoga, tai chi instruction, and aerobics, in order to focus on the health of the mind as well as the body.
Away from the Mediterranean, another example of luxurious Israel spas providing treatment by professional therapists is the Hotel Spa Mizpe Hayamim. This scenic vacation spa destination is within sight of the Hermon Mountains, Sea of Galilee, and the upscale city of Rosh Pina.
The spa offers a selection of 45 treatments plus massage and beauty therapy. You can relax as their experienced therapists provide body treatments with herbs and olive oil prepared onsite, body peel treatments, beauty treatments to rejuvenate the skin, and couples treatments that are perfect for those celebrating wedding anniversaries or on a honeymoon in Israel.
One of the most popular areas for Israel spas is Tiberias, which is located in the Jordan Valley near the Sea of Galilee. The city of Tiberias, which was built by Herod Antipas, was named after Roman Emperor Tiberius, who ruled in the first century. Vacationers can relax in the warm waters of the Tiberias spa springs that were enjoyed by the Romans centuries ago; the waters comprise seventeen natural mineral hot springs and are a popular tourist destination.
Several hotels and resorts are available in close proximity to the Tiberias spa area. One of the finest is the Rimonim Galei Kinnereth Hotel, located directly on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and providing its own spa, which features a thermal mineral pool, saunas, and treatment rooms for individual massages, cosmetic treatments, mud therapy, and reflexology. The hotel is approximately one mile from the mineral springs, which allows guests quick and convenient access to the healing properties of the water.
Whether you come to Israel for its history and sacred sites or simply to spend some time at the beachside resorts, spending time at one of the country’s spas is an ideal way to ensure that you have time to relax and rejuvenate both your body and spirit while in the Holy Land.