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The Water Ritual

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
Spa La Costa

Spa La Costa

It’s summertime, so, naturally, I have water on my mind. Conserving water. Jumping in water. Drinking plenty of it. And long, warm baths.

Baths, of course, are few and far between these days. Not only because they don’t support an eco-responsible lifestyle, but they also require quiet time at home that I just don’t get till well past nine. When I can sneak away during the day, I try to make it to places like Blue Marble Spa, where their water ritual massage is ultra-nurturing. Blue Marble is also an eco-spa—San Diego’s first—so I can conserve and get pampered at the same time. It’s good for the conscience and the soul.

Rather than installing a traditional vichy shower, the folks at Blue Marble opted for a LEED-certified shower wand that delivers rain-like water while conserving it. The water massage ritual comes with an herbal cleansing and exfoliant and a deep-healing massage. I left feeling like I had taken a long nap in an aqua-massage bed—only with actual water touching my skin, which is never a bad thing, especially during the summer.

For more on the ritual, check out the review at

To get you back in the water, here’s a short list of other San Diego spas offering hydrotherapy:

Spa La Costa
Indochine Indulgence (100 min./$295)
The 100-minute version of our Signature Spa Voyage. Ingredients derived from areas surrounding the Indian Ocean. Start the voyage with a brown sugar and Dead Sea salt scrub followed by an Egyptian Milk bath. A soothing massage with Ayurvedic oils gives way to a body wrap of lotus.

Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara
Water shiatsu (watsu)
This form of aquatic bodywork applies massage and stretching while you float in a heated pool. The water supports you, taking the weight off the vertebrae and allowing the spine to be moved in ways that are impossible on land. This treatment can be experienced in the second and third trimesters (12 to 40 weeks). 50 minutes – USD 170.00 | 80 minutes – USD 240.00

Spa at the Del
Hydroptherpay Soak
Muscles relax and stress melts away as you soak in a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy tub with chakra-balancing light therapy and signature bath salts. 30 minutes — $80.

Spa Aquazul at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Enriching Soaks
Aqua Vital ~ 50 min: $110
This intense and comprehensive treatment includes a dry brush exfoliation, hydro-soak, and customized full-body moisturizer application

Aqua Restore ~ 20 min: $45
A tranquilizing blue cocktail of sea minerals, seaside aromatherapy plant extracts, and moisturizing algae extracts assist in softening the skin and soothing the mind and muscles. Ideal for jet lag, sport strains, emotional stress, and general unwinding.

Aqua Detox ~ 20 min: $45
Steeping in a bath containing freeze-dried marine ingredients like seawater and seaweed, offers a profoundly therapeutic and detoxifying affect to the body. This soak will leave you detoxified, nourished, and rebalanced.