Spa Montage Deer Valley Provides a Sanctuary from Stress

Jingling jangling phones, frenetic family schedules, endless errands, meetings and memos, and so many business trips and time zone crossings, my soul was having a hard time keeping up with my body. I needed a break, to disappear and unplug before I came unglued.

The Spa Montage Deer Valley beckoned. It was a gray day with spitting, pre-season snow, but with each bend in the road on my short scenic drive up Empire Canyon, I could feel a slight shift . When the majestic lodge came into view, I felt like I’d crossed the border into another world, from turbulence to tranquility.

The minute I stepped off the elevator and entered the plush 35,000 square-foot alpine oasis of Spa Montage Deer Valley, the weight of worries started to slip from my shoulders. A gracious soft -spoken attendant escorted me to a changing room where I donned a plush hooded robe and slippers. “Your therapist is ready for you,” she whispered.

Like a child, I allowed myself to be led to a warm candlelit room with expansive views over Daly Canyon. My stress-busting session began with a Vitality Soak —a therapeutic, warm mineral bath in a jetted tub, enhanced with a custom mix of rosemary and mint bath salts. I then climbed onto the heated massage table and snuggled under down blankets in preparation for the Alpine Body Bliss massage—sixty minutes of medium pressure Swedish massage, aromatherapy and heavenly dreaming. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, I continued my renewal in the steam room, the warm, moist air an antidote to Utah’s dry climate and too many hours in an airplane. For a finale, I relaxed in a plump lounge chair in front of a crackling fire, sipping tea and reading, a simple luxury that I never seem to make time for at home. I emerged four hours later all aglow with my sense of balance, well-being (and sense of humor) restored.

Spa Montage Deer Valley offers an extensive menu of spa and wellness treatments with a focus on holistic principles and non-invasive techniques. Traditional massage, aromatherapy, connective tissue massage, reflexology, custom signature body treatments, facial therapies and fitness classes are all intended to bring about transformation and renewal. Treatments designed just for couples are a great way to share a day of decadence with your partner. Th e Escape to Serenity package starts with a fireside mountain herbal soak in adjacent deep copper tubs in the private Serenity Couple’s Suite. Th e soak is followed by flotation massage techniques, a scalp treatment and a hot oil massage. Th is great escape concludes with reflexology, a warm foot bath and a spa cuisine lunch. Day passes to the spa and classes in the well-equipped fitness center are also offered.

At the European-style Spa Montage Deer Valley, cross the border into another world, but without the jetlag. Plan your escape to serenity today.