By Marissa Willman
If you’re looking for a luxurious day spa that will take you on a journey of healing, rejuvenation, and wellness, look no further than The Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs, opening on April 4th. Located in the heart of downtown just minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, The Spa at Séc-he is part of the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, a cultural destination created by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
The opening of The Spa at Séc-he is an important moment for both the Tribe and the community, as the Tribe once again shares its sacred hot mineral spring, Séc-he, with the public. Séc-he means “sounds of boiling water” in the Cahuilla language, and the Tribe has lived alongside this life-sustaining spring for generations. For the last 130 years, the Tribe has shared these sacred ancestral waters with the community as stewards of Séc-he, and guests could last experience these waters at the former Spa Resort Casino. Today, the Tribe will once again share its one-of-a-kind mineral water–with a mineral makeup unlike that found anywhere else in the world–with the public at The Spa at Séc-he.
Perhaps the best way to start a day of relaxation at The Spa at Séc-he is by booking a soak at one of the 22 private mineral baths, where spa visitors can experience the traditional Taking of the Waters. These 15-minute soaks allow guests to immerse themselves in the sacred and healing waters of Séc-he, the perfect start to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.
And that’s not all–the Spa at Séc-he offers an immersive and experiential spa experience that truly sets it apart. Treatments span a wide range of spa offerings, including halotherapy at two salt caves, a cryotherapy chamber, magnesium-rich, zero-sensory floatation suites, and Gharieni Quartz beds with heated ground quartz and amber. Zero-gravity conductive recliners are also offered to help guests balance electromagnetic fields in the body.
All this is an impressive list of offerings, and that’s before digging into the spa’s treatment menu. The menu includes an expansive lineup of massage therapies, facials, scrubs, wraps, and salon services. Enhancements like dry brushing, peels, and scalp treatments can also be added to certain services, and various wellness and couples packages are also available to meet your specific needs.
The Spa at Séc-he also offers plenty of ways to relax under the sun, with an impressive pool area spanning nearly 17,000-square-feet. Here, guests can dip their toes into the mineral water at the zero-edge pool or soak up the sun on the tanning deck with a fresh drink from the pool bar. The pool area also includes a waterfall feature and tranquil grotto, adding to the relaxing ambiance. Luxury cabanas are also available for those wanting to take their day of relaxation even further.
To nourish the body after a treatment, be sure to stop by Malmal Cafe, named for the Cahuilla word for “butterfly.” Offering a healthy menu of juices and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Malmal Cafe is the perfect addition for a spa day to nourish your body both inside and out. And even if you’re not visiting the spa, Malmal Cafe is open to the public.
Overall, The Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a luxurious spa experience that focuses on wellness and offers an immersive and experiential journey of healing. To learn more, visit thespaatseche.com.
Photos Courtesy of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians