Spa Review: Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa – Desert Hot Springs, CA.

December 31, 2014 | | Comments 1

pic1Hot springs, amazing spa treatments, and a resort that I can’t wait to come back to! Greetings from my villa at Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs, California. I’m writing on the most beautiful morning I’ve seen in a long time and I am so happy that I woke up here. I just got back from a wonderful walk across the resort in the most beautiful and relaxing environment that you can imagine. Ah, nature! The ducks were out, the warm desert wind was blowing gently and the sound of running water followed me through my walk. In my interview with Emily Procter, she mentioned that Two Bunch Palms is her favorite spa, so I had to check it out.

I arrived yesterday afternoon and not only did I enjoy floating in the natural hot springs, so relaxing, but I also received a treatment at the Two Bunch Palms spa called the Watzu. I had read about the Watzu and seen pictures before I arrived here, but I had no idea what to expect. It was extraordinarily relaxing and unique. The Watzu is a treatment that is given in a private mineral-water pool. For the Watzu, you are cradled in the arms of your therapist in a small heated pool, while you are gracefully stretched in the water. Before we got in the water my therapist told me that the only thing I needed to do was “let go” and let her do all of the work. So, I completely surrendered to the experience, relaxing from head to toe, and allowed my body to completely go limp. For me it felt like an involuntary and unexpected underwater ballet of sorts. Muscles were stretched that I couldn’t stretch on my own. And certain areas that were stretched left me with the feeling of “I needed that and I didn’t even know it”. My body being pulled through the water felt so therapeutic. I definitely got the greatest lower back stretch I’ve ever had. It was incredible and so peaceful. Not only was this one of the most unique treatments I’ve ever had, but it was one of the most relaxing things I’ve done in a long time. I highly recommend it! The Watzu is such a special and beautiful treatment.

Earlier this morning I went back to the spa and received the Maha Rani Facial and the Ayurvedic Trio. The combination of these treatments was out of this world relaxing. I got all of the works and more. Along with the standard facial treatments that one expects cleanse, exfoliate, steam, extractions, mask), this was the first time an esthetician even cleaned out my ears during a facial. Talk about being thorough! Not deep down in the ears, but the visible parts of my ears were tended to. I felt so pampered and taken care of. And, along with a face/neck/shoulder massage, I got my first ever ancient foot bowl massage during my treatment. Absolutely wonderful! It took me several hours to recover from the intense relaxation. It was as if I had a few drinks. Seriously! I have never been that relaxed during a facial. I have to say…this is the first facial I’ve ever had that I woke up in the middle of from snoring. Yes, I was snoring. I had fallen into such a deep state of relaxation that I fell asleep. It’s difficult to find the words to explain how amazing this treatment was. You’ll just have to take a trip to Two Bunch Palms and ask for the Maha Rani Facial with the Ayurvedic Trio and experience if for yourself. Sunrise was my esthetician and you must believe me when I say that she was sent from the facial heavens. Her hands are so healing and strong. It felt like I had never had a face massage before Sunrise laid her hands on my face. She takes a facial massage to the next level. I was so happy in her care. Not only do I recommend this facial, but I highly recommend getting this facial from Sunrise. She’s in a league of her own. The most relaxing touch ever! Thank you, Sunrise.

I’m way too relaxed to drive home today. It’s a crime that I have to leave. I’m in love with this resort. It’s so peaceful and beautiful! I think I’ll take one last dip in the natural hot springs. One last dip in paradise before I leave. I have to say, I am one lucky girl right now. I feel so pampered and relaxed. Two Bunch Palms is the perfect place for you to relax, unwind and enjoy fabulous spa treatments in a beautiful environment. I can’t recommend it enough. You must go! I promise you’ll be scheduling your second visit there before you even leave the resort. I will be returning to Two Bunch Palms as soon as possible. It was such a lovely experience!

A very special thanks to Mark Eads and Tony Calsolaro.


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  1. Silvana says:

    I had a horrible experience with a massues and mgmt in may of 2009. I soon after received complimentary treatments to return to give them a second chance. Well, i had another experience this time with a esthetician. I had a reaction to the products used and the manager failed to give me information on products used. I had to take time off to see a dermatologist and she suggested i avoid using products used at the spa. Well, since the mgr never gave me the information i will never know what was used. They have poor mgmt with leads to poor customer service. Next time, i will go somewhere else.

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