Make a wish at this wellness sanctuary.
From ancient times to the present, the well has served as an anchor for life in villages around the globe. Women gather not only to collect water, life’s most essential elixir, but also to commune. It is this spirit — unifying and unobtrusively social — that pervades The Well at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.
Situated at the center of the resort, The Well draws both locals and out-of-towners with its relaxed, intimate atmosphere. You won’t find a morgue-like hush here. Rather, throughout, discreet Italian music plays in the background, bringing to mind visions of the sun-kissed Tuscan countryside. It's a retreat where you can chat over Champagne in the intimate sitting room while you wait for your treatments.
Opened in May 2004, the spa is steeped in the charms of Italy, from its Tuscan architecture to its congenial attitude to its techniques. The spa offers a full range of treatments and rituals based on its mission statement. This statement focuses on the concept of intention, which for The Well includes satisfying each guest beyond his or her wishes and helping that guest achieve a higher level of physical and spiritual well being.
Treatments are designed to be taken individually or combined to create a day of wellness — the staff can assist you in tailoring a package. Among your many options are Vichy showers taken on tables built from 100-year-old acacia cedar carved into the shape of mangrove leaves, and classes including yoga. For couples, there are four special therapy suites, a couple’s Watsu ritual and a Painting Party, where partners paint mud on themselves and one another. The spa also offers two-person moonlight massages on its veranda. If you have some knots that need working out, choose the Tailor Made, a customized massage based on the client’s specific requests and needs.
For a small cost, add a foot ritual to any treatment. This act washes away the negative energy that builds up during the course of everyday life. As rose petals drift against your ankles and the perfume of citrus fills the air, one thing becomes clear. Negative energy does not have a home at The Well. This is a place for renewal. And, of course, to remind you of the gracious art of communion.