Friday, January 21, 2011

Bliss out

Valley spas offer a variety of treatments

Express Staff Writer

Valley spas offer a wide range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. Courtesy photo from Zenergy

Living in the Wood River Valley appears to be a blissful experience on its own. The beautiful scenery and the variety of outdoor activities offer opportunities to experience the beauty of nature year round. Yet sometimes the body needs its own beautification. Enter the spa.

Finding spa treatments in the valley are plentiful and can be quite exotic. The crown jewel for Wood River Valley spas is Zenergy Health Club and Spa in Ketchum. Beyond being a health club with tennis courts and squash courts, expansive gym facilities, pools and a range of fitness classes, Zenergy offers an array of spa treatments from under an hour to a full day.

Walking into the Zenergy spa grotto will give anyone a feeling of oncoming relaxation. In addition, any treatment over one hour includes use of the club.

"You can plan your whole day around a massage," said Kerry Samudio, Zenergy's assistant manager and marketing director. "Come swim, take yoga and sit in the Jacuzzi or enjoy the eucalyptus steam rooms as well as sauna and locker rooms. We also have a juice bar and offer beer and wine."

Zenergy has been named by as one of the nation's top luxury fitness clubs.

"We offer a variety of massages and techniques, including Rolfing, acupuncture, body wraps, scrubs and an organic skincare line that is specific to our climate here," Samudio said. "Zenergy is a little more expensive than other options in town, but it's world-class."

Some of Zenergy's spa staff has been giving massages and treatments since the facility opened more than nine years ago, and many of the therapists are certified in a variety of techniques.

Zenergy Health Club and Spa is at 245 Raven Road in Ketchum. For details, call 725-0595.


Other full-service spas in the valley include the Sun Valley Salon & Day Spa in the Sun Valley Lodge. It offers a variety of services, including hair, nail, waxing, facials and massage. The spa offers access to its year-round heated pool as well as a luxurious, marble-appointed locker, shower room and dry sauna. Salon hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and massage hours are Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. For details, call 622-2160.

Dolce Vita Salon & Spa in Ketchum at 931 N. Main St. offers several services, including hair, nails, skin, waxing, massage, eyelashes, body wraps, makeup and tanning.

"I have been in and around the spa business since I was 12 years old," said Samantha Donica, owner of Dolce Vita. "It works because I offer so many services. I'm excited to offer so many services with highly qualified people."

Donica said her clients tell her it's the best they have ever had, and compliments come from residents, part-time residents and visitors.

"We do give more massages in the summer," Donica said. "Next summer, we will offer a gazebo outdoor massage. I have a very nice view of Baldy."

Donica's 25 years of experience in the spa business has led her to carry her own line of products, makeup, skin care and nail polish.

"Everyone loves it," she said. "I'm holding my own."

For details on Dolce Vita Salon & Spa, visit or call 726-6577.

Tru Day Spa at 511 N. Leadville Ave. in Ketchum also offers a sanctuary retreat experience. With treatments available for the day, half day or as few as 30 minutes, Tru Day Spa has a Buddha Lounge to enjoy tea or wine and a foot soak in a flower-laced aroma bath. Treatments include customized facials, exotic body wraps, body scrubs and the spa's legendary cocoa butter or jade stone massages. Call 720-0000.

Other day spas in the valley include Cari's Hair Care Tanning & Day Spa at 503 N. Main St. in Hailey. For details on treatments, call 578-4388. In addition, La Reverie Spa in The Gateway Building at 613 N. River St. in Hailey also has a variety of treatments, including waxing, massage, body wraps, facials and pampering for hands, feet and hair. For details, call 788-1082. Spa Beleza in the Meriwether Building on First and Carbonate streets in Hailey also has a menu of treatments to experience a day of rest and sanctuary. For details, call 725-0708.

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Other massage and treatments

The Wood River Valley has a plethora of licensed and professional massage therapists and bodywork specialists. Find listings for massages and other bodywork professionals in the phonebook and public bulletin boards throughout the valley.

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