Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs is now open – Here’s what it looks like inside – Orange County Register
There is a new spa on the block in Palm Springs.
The Spa at Séc-he, owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and operated by Agua Caliente Casinos, is located at the corner of North Indian Canyon Drive and East Tahquitz Canyon Way and across from the Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs.
It is the first phase of the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, with a second and final phase expected to be completed by the end of the year. This final phase includes the 48,000-square-foot Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and the Oasis Trail.
The spa at Séc-he was inspired by the traditions of the Agua Caliente tribe, such as basket weaving, pottery (ollas) and botanical elements. Séc-he means boiling water and refers to the hot springs that were a core of the tribe’s culture.
Estimated to be over 12,000 years old, Agua Caliente’s hot mineral spring has unique mineral components found nowhere else. The spa includes 22 mineral baths, massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, and salon services.
Daniel Spencer, director of spas at Agua Caliente Casinos, said in a press release that the spa menu is designed to create a relaxing and pampering atmosphere.
“We have carefully curated The Spa at Séc-he’s menu to showcase wellness treatments that reflect the importance of healing and wellness to the tribe, their rich culture, traditions and also the current state of the wellness industry to ensure that our Offerings designed to deliver the most luxurious and desirable spa experiences on the market,” Spencer wrote.
The new spa opened to the public on Tuesday April 4th. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to use the spa and its amenities.
Here’s what you can expect at The Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs.
The centerpiece of the spa are its 22 private mineral baths, which come from the hot mineral spring in the ground and average about 105 degrees. The Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians have been stewards of the spring for generations and have shared these healing waters for more than 130 years.
Guests can enjoy clothing-free 15-minute private mineral baths, which are included with any spa treatment booking or as part of the Taking of the Waters day pass.
The pass costs $145 and includes access to the pool deck, fitness center, men’s and women’s lockers with aromatherapy showers, a eucalyptus steam room, a menthol inhalation sauna with a cold experience shower, two relaxation areas on the men’s and women’s sides with acoustic wellness vibrating loungers and acoustic zero-gravity vibration chairs for binaural therapy, grounded relaxation rooms with zero-gravity guide chairs and a lounge area with two halotherapy salt caves. Private spa suites are also available.
In addition to the mineral baths, the property features a 73,000-square-foot world-class spa complex with 15 different treatment rooms. The treatment menu includes massages, facials, floating, cryotherapy, body scrubs and wraps, nail services, and a hair salon. Most massages and facials range from $245 to $325 depending on the treatment and length of time. Some spa treatments include the Relaxing Desert Rain Massage starting at $245 and the Blue Sage Botanical Mud Wrap at $230.
The spa also offers wellness and couples packages, including the 90-minute Desert Prickly Pear Scrub and Massage for $320 and the Couples Séc-he Signature, which includes a custom gemstone massage and heated scrub for $690. Spa packages range in price from $320 to $490 and couples fun packages from $470 to $690.
The facility includes a nearly 17,000-square-foot pool deck area with an alfresco restaurant, a main pool with a waterfall grotto, lounge chairs on the pool’s solarium deck, and a separate infinity-edge mineral pool resembling a beach.
The space houses four luxurious cabanas that sleep up to six guests and are furnished with a plush couch, atomizers, a mini-fridge, a TV, and a seasonal fruit tray. Cabanas are $300 on weekdays and $375 on weekends and holidays. Premium daybeds for two guests are available for $200 weekdays and $250 weekends and holidays.
Another amenity on the property is the 2,300-square-foot fitness facility, which is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, weight machines, and free weights.
The Spa at Séc-he features two Mediterranean-inspired restaurants: the indoor Málmal Café and the outdoor Pál Bar on the pool deck. Both places serve sandwiches, wraps, salads, and small bites like hummus and avocado toast and the chicken salad sandwich.
Most food is served at both locations and costs between US$10 and US$17. The most notable difference is that the poolside Pál Bar serves flatbreads and appetizers like miso salmon with wild rice and soy butter, which cost just over $20.
The Spa in Séc-he
Hours: 8am-7pm Monday-Sunday for the Spa; 7am-6pm for the cafe
Location: 200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Contact: 866-777-3243 or thespaatseche.com
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/04/04/the-spa-at-sec-he-in-palm-springs-is-now-open-heres-what-its-like-inside/ Spa at Séc-he in Palm Springs is now open – Here’s what it looks like inside – Orange County Register