Golden Door Escondido
Top 10 Detox Spas in the World
The original Golden Door in Escondido, Calif., has room for just 40 guests, who discover a staff that caters to their individual preferences. The serene, Japanese-style spa offers customized programs, allowing guests to focus on fitness, relaxation, life transitions, empowerment, achieving goals, or being balanced in body, mind and spirit, and more. For many, the seven-day program is a life-changing experience. In terms of detox, Dr. Wendy Bazilian, the resident Nutrition Advisor, can create individualized, balanced and safe detox programs. The spa also offers detoxifying herbal wraps that are performed in the bath house. Weekly lectures on a variety of topics by Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door, are the most inspiring, while chef-led cooking classes are very popular, too. Pricing starts at $7,750.