Desert Hot Springs

July 1, 2016

In the foothills, overlooking Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs has the only aquifer of thermal, mineral spring water in southern California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural hot mineral waters originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer, which continues to be heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. Naturally heated to temperatures as high as 180 degrees, for centuries, the waters have been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was affirmed.



I feel like the desert is always calling me!  I love to travel a few hours east when I’m looking for a quiet environment for reflection and creative inspiration. This trip, I spent the afternoon in Yucca Valley doing my favorite things: eating breakfast at La Copine; soundbathing at Integratron; vintage shopping at The End; and having a cocktail at Pappy and Harriet’s before ending the night in DHS. I stayed at my new favorite spa in Desert Hot Springs, Two Bunch Palms Resort. It is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful property offering healing yoga, meditation, spa treatments, and farm-to-table cuisine.

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I am no stranger to spending an afternoon at the spa 💁 💅 and had to try their legendary Moss, Mineral and Mud herbal poultice treatment. This transformative experience allows you to float weightless in a tub filled with a mixture of peat moss and mineral-rich clay and water. It is then followed by a treatment using poultices filled with detoxifying herbs massaged all over the body along with a warm essential blend of oils. Truly relaxing and blissful!

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