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Yes, there are a dozen convenient spas right near your house that offer massages and facials. But are the massages so relaxing that your shoulders are gloriously un-hunched from around your ears, or do the facials leave your skin smoother than it's been since your pre-puberty days? We didn't think so.
With this in mind, we went on a hunt to find the world's best spas, where technicians are more like magicians. The relaxing ambience and mind-blowing treatments of the following spas are truly worth traveling for.
Photo: Courtesy of The Allison Inn & Spa.