Body treatments, now popular at spas worldwide, have been a fixture at Rancho La Puerta since 1940. Ranch co-founder Professor Edmond Szekely sought a balm for the aches and other muscle discomforts that afflicted some guests who were unaccustomed to dawn-to-dusk exercise. He adapted and modified the 19th-century naturopathic techniques of Father Sebastian Kniepp (1821-1897). Today our treatments are as effective and soothing as ever, promoting circulation and relaxing tense and sore muscles.
A holistic experience to nourish skin and senses, touching the soul and allowing the body to physically heal. The power of each scented mixture is based on the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Our unique massage technique reinforces the immune system promoting emotional balance. Hot compresses applied along the spine help essential oils to penetrate into the nervous system.
Not recommended if you are pregnant.
- 90 minutes - $155
Energy healing is a profound and fundamental part of holistic therapy. This massage catalyzes spiritual healing in your energy field, helping you break free of any negative energy that may be limiting your mind and spirit. With distortions gone and your chakras balanced, your body can restore lost energy and regain its holistic health.
- 90 minutes - $150 | Women's Health Center | Men's Health Center
This focused approach clears pain and releases chronic patterns of imbalance and tension in the body. We customize each treatment to address specific problem areas using a variety of techniques such as trigger-point, myofascial release, neuromuscular release, and muscle-energy techniques. The relaxation that follows is profound and enduring. Any temporary discomfort triggered by working on long-locked-up tissues is a small price to pay for unprecedented freedom from pain or restricted movement. (Note: this treatment is not necessarily a full body massage.)
- 90 minutes - $150 | Villas Health Center
The ancient medical Chinese tradition of seeking equilibrium and interconnection
between all living beings inspires our"Five Elements," and our goal is to balance
and restore the Qi (Vital energy of the body and mind). The Aromatherapy blends for these five treatments connect and balance body and mind with the five natural elements:
WATER—A Lymphatic body treatment using long undulating body
movements to facilitate drainage. | Cleansing & Relaxing
WOOD—Relaxing, intensive oleation that stimulates skin to breath, expand
and repair itself. | Relaxing & Restoring
FIRE—Focuses on the nerves and muscles along the spinal column to balance
emotions. | Relaxing & Restoring
EARTH—Stimulates the two cerebral hemispheres by using cross body
movements and shiatsu techniques. | Relaxing & Restoring
METAL—Treatment involving firm pressure with pulling and twisting to restore
the mind and body's harmony. | Relaxing & Energizing
All Five Element treatments start with a relaxing body brush, that stimulates
circulation and prepare the skin to receive the benefits of the essential oils.
A Guide to The Five Elements Therapy (PDF) is available. Click here.
- 90 minutes - $155 | Villas Health Center