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Summer Planning Guide for the Perfect Trip to Glen Ivy

Summer days at Glen Ivy are the perfect way to escape for the day and soak in the sun. Whether you want to spend a full day experiencing the Hot Springs, or indulge for a few hours at twilight with our new nighttime programming, our team of experts created a “Summer Planning Guide to Glen Ivy!!”

  • Reservations – We recommend pre-booking any Glen Ivy spa experience 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Guests with spa reservations are guaranteed entry.
  • Arrive Early – If you are planning to just come in to take the waters, please arrive early. Our doors open at 8:30AM and have a daily maximum capacity to ensure that our guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable experience.  We recommend arriving at the spa 45 minutes prior to your service to get checked in and stow away your belongings.
  • Printable Guest Map and Guide – We’ve made it easy to plan your day! Go to the Plan Your Day page on our Website, print out our Guest Map and Guide and plan your day around your pre-booked services. Make sure to visit Club Mud first then finish off with the Grotto Body Treatment! We also highly recommend you take advantage of our complimentary daily fitness and wellness classes.  To make the most of your day, be sure to plan ahead!  Please note: Grotto is by appointment only.
  • Twilight Hours – We’re now open until 9PM Thursday through Saturday. Sleep in and come at 4PM for only $35!  Glen Ivy is transformed into a magical place with live entertainment and nighttime programming perfect for spending time on a warm summer night. Be sure to check out the Summer Entertainment Guide.
  • Beach bag- This is a must to carry all of your essentials!
  • Dark colored bathing suit- We recommend wearing dark colors if you wish to experience Club Mud. The all natural red clay is a bright rust color that may stain lighter colored clothing.
  • Sunscreen- If you are planning on relaxing in the lounge pool, you definitely want to protect your skin against the Southern California sun.
  • Lip balm with sunscreen- Lips are often overlooked when it comes to sunscreen, but the truth of the matter is that your lips can get burned as well. Prevent early aging and keep your perfect pout healthy and moisturized with a SPF-infused lip balm.
  • Sunglasses- This is an absolute must to protect your vision and help prevent squinting eyes from the sun.
  • Aloe Vera / After Sun Lotion- A day in the sun can be taxing on your skin so be sure to pack a hydrating lotion to keep it soft and supple.
  • Sandals/flip-flops – Move comfortably from place to place with your favorite pair of sandals.
  • Water bottle- We have several spa water stations, but we recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. Staying hydrated is especially important if you’re planning to enjoy any of our spa treatments or even soaking in the warm pools. Just like exercising, the warm water will cause the same affect – increased blood circulation and heart rate…so drink plenty of water.
  • Cash or a Credit Card – It’s always best to have a few dollars on hand just in case or you can place a card on file for convenient purchasing throughout the day.
  • Mobile Phones and Tablets – We know you want to keep everybody updated about your amazing day at Glen Ivy but remember phones and tablets will not float and are likely to be damaged beyond repair if they fall in the water – just a friendly warning! Additionally, we ask that no phones are taken into spa services to ensure a quiet and calm environment for you and others.
  • Feeling Hungry – Glen Ivy serves breakfast and lunch daily and a selection of seasonal small plates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.  To avoid lines, we recommend having breakfast and then enjoying a late lunch.

Don’t worry if you forget something! You can find most of these items in our Spa Lifestyle Store. Plus, with your favorite products from Kai, Luli Fama, and Coola, you can’t go wrong!


Total Wellness Package

With spring around the corner, it’s important to look and feel your best! Treat yourself to the ultimate spa day and pre-book our Total Wellness Package. For $155 Monday -Friday and $175 Saturday-Sunday, you will receive Taking the Waters admission, a 50-minute massage, facial, or body treatment of your choice, Grotto treatment, and one of our daily wellness activities!


Whether you are seeking a relaxing day, or a health and beauty transformation, we offer each guest the ability to create their own personal wellness day.  Enjoy the 19 pools and spas or embark on a personal wellness journey by participating in one of our many activities we offer throughout your day at Glen Ivy.

(Package is available February 1st through April 30th, excluding February 12th through February 15th and March 19th through April 3rd. Cannot be combined with any other offers.)

Glen Ivy Goes Organic!


At Glen Ivy, we can’t stress enough how important it is to always use the highest quality ingredients on your skin. That’s why we carry 100% organic and all-natural organicspa products and use them in all of our signature treatments. Continuing our tradition of luxury and quality, organicspa will create an elevated spa experience with unique product formulations specifically designed with one goal in mind –to create beautiful skin. The line is one the few spa product brands with naturally derived, organic ingredients, coveted oils and organic extracts.  All of our estheticians are rigorously trained to use organicspa products and to be able to identify the best products for each customer’s individual skin needs.

Eye Balm_Eye Gel 2Developed in the pristine shire of Byron Bay Australia, each organicspa product is locally sourced with ingredients and extracts found from fair-trade suppliers. All products are formulated using the best nature offers with vitamins, oils and active ingredients to ensure maximum impact on skin, and treatments are results-driven.

organicspa product benefits include, patented highly efficacious ingredients Dermawhite, Antarcicine, along with Rose Hip, Kakadu Plum and Seabuckthorn, Certified Vegan, Gluten Free, 100% recyclable packaging, and cruelty- free. organicspa products offer only good-for-you ingredients, vital oils, vitamins and minerals essential for noticeably glowing and clearer  skin both long-term and immediately after a specialized spa treatment.

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Glen Ivy Signature organicspa Treatments include:

Hot Springs Custom Facial

A custom facial designed to pamper and revive the skin, with an infusion of high potency organic plant botanicals. This luxurious facial pampers the guest with an eye treatment and a choice of 2 highly concentrated plant botanical masks personally tailored for the specific needs of the guest’s skin.

50 Minutes $100 | 80 Minutes $160

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Hot Springs Resurfacing Facial

This advance firming and regenerative treatment uses all natural AHA’s, along with active plant enzymes and aloe to help smooth and resurface, while restoring lost moisture to the top layers of skin, leaving your skin feeling soft, calm, firm, and refreshed.

50 Minutes $115

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Hot Springs Deluxe Facial

A restorative facial offering your guest a choice of our most powerful professional face masks, suited to their individual skin needs, which brings back their skins natural clarity, radiance, and glow.

50 Minutes $115

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Soothe Your Summertime Skin


Don’t let the harsh effects of the sun damage your skin! Glen Ivy’s Soothing Summertime Facial is specially formulated with soothing honey extracts, nourishing milk proteins, and pro vitamin B5 to perfect your complexion. Our Milk & Honey mask features only natural active ingredients and is designed to leave skin silky-soft.

This restorative and soothing facial begins with a comprehensive skin analysis, followed by a deeply purifying Clarisonic cleanse, exfoliation, extractions, and an indulgent neck & shoulder massage. Your esthetician will conclude your facial with appropriate finishing products including toner, spot treatment, moisturizer, and SPF sun protection.

50 Minutes $115
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What We’re Loving Right Now – COOLA and jane iredale Suncare


What’s better than healthy skin, fresh flowers and clean, crisp air –especially in sunscreen form? We are currently loving the amazing collections of sun and skin care from COOLA and jane iredale, offering a full range of SPFs, face serums, mineral sunscreens and after sun care. Both lines are designed to nourish your body with an indulgent blend of moisturizers, natural oils, refreshing and revitalizing ingredients such as aloe vera and sunflower oil. Not only do they smell and feel amazing, you can feel good about yourself knowing that you are supporting companies that use only the best, most natural ingredients in all of its products.

This month, Glen Ivy will be hosting a BE SUN SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL pop-up boutique in the Pavilion, Saturday August, 22nd from 1PM to 5PM. With any $50 purchase, receive a goody bag with deluxe samples of their best selling products. Make sure to come by and stock up!

NuFace Quick Lift Microcurrent Facial

Toned, firmed skin has never been easier to achieve thanks to Glen Ivy’s newest facial treatment! A pampering facial using Primavera organic skin care is expertly performed before NuFace application. The NuFace Trinity, a low-level, safe, effective, and soothing device, mimics the body’s natural current, delivers instant facial contouring, toning and firming anti-aging results. Blogger Jade Marie of Kissable Complexions recently came by for the treatment and left “feeling evenly toned and tight.” It’s like a mini facelift without the downtime or sky high price!

This treatment personalized for your skin’s needs and is offered in 20-minute, 50-minute and 80-minute services.  Call to book today!  888 GlenIvy

Get Glowing Radiant Skin with our Spring Awakening Facial

Leap into the spring season with a brighter more youthful glow with our Spring Awakening Facial. It will transform your skin, and replenish tired, puffy eyes, with a combination of luxurious treatments! Your facial begins with a thorough cleanse using a Primavera organic cleanser, selected based on your skin care needs, with a Clarisonic brush to remove stubborn dirt and oil. A light steam is then applied as your esthetician examines your skin.

A gentle, yet effective exfoliation is followed by manual extractions, leaving your skin clean and refreshed. As you slip into a state of relaxation a hydrating mask is then applied to your face, and a Glam Glow BrightMud Eye Mask is applied to your under eye. Your esthetician will massage your head, neck and arms using hot stones that warm and soothe your muscles as your mask works to revive your skin. Your facial then concludes with a Clarisonic Opal Eye Treatment; a sonic infusion for younger looking eyes. Toner, spot treatment, moisturizer and SPF sun protection conclude your facial treatment leaving you with a true “Awakening” experience.

This article was contributed by Erin Pinto; Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Employee. 

The Pocket Guide and a Philosophy of Wellness

phi·los·o·phy noun \fə-ˈlä-s(ə-)fē\ :

: A particular set of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.

: A set of ideas about how to do something or how to live

: Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.

: A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry.

I ask each Esthetician who applies for a position at our spa “What is your skincare philosophy?” Most, if they did their research on our company, give me a generic answer, a pre-packaged or pre-defined answer () about being organic in their choices or using products that are natural while still providing results. Others, who did not do their research, offer a long explanation of the products they are familiar with and how each guest has different needs. Some may even get into the details about peels and aggressive therapies.  My intention with the question however, is merely to see where they land in the spectrum of wellness. How much have they matured in their decision making process regarding the subject. Is wellness even on their radar? Every once and a while you get an applicant who gets it. Wellness is about the timeless truths; nature’s beauty, healing properties provided in abundance from mother Earth. The idea that what we put in our bodies and on our bodies matters.

The following is my interpretation of our Wellness Philosophy otherwise bundled as the Wheel of Wellness. Providing a haven for likeminded individuals to partake in what Glen Ivy has to offer; a lush environment of native plant and animal life, opportunities to experience healing waters and therapies, enjoyment of remarkable and healthy cuisine and a place for connection or re-connection with loved ones. It’s a place where you’re comfortable being who you are and there are opportunities to experience something new, to engage in activity that promotes a sense of wellbeing.


Wellness is achieved when the above are aligned, intentional, informed and balanced. A decision is made and a lifestyle begins to surround yourself with your new found philosophy. You begin translating this wellness lifestyle in to every aspect of your world. Excitement when you discover a new piece to your wellness puzzle. This is why I am so excited when I see innovative ideas from companies like Spa Heroes. Their take on wellness brings the concept to a whole new level with accessible facts designed for the consumer and incorporated in to a convenient Pocket Guide. The Pocket Guide is an ingredient intelligence guide that breaks down the heroes and the villains in our skincare products. It clearly points out what to stay away from when making skincare choices, things that are proven to cause cancer and infertility for example.

Get Your SpaHeroes-PocketGuide Here!

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So what’s the right wellness philosophy? That’s the most exciting part of it all; there is no right or wrong ansewr. It’s 100% up to you!

This article was contributed by Patty Rook, Spa Director at Glen Ivy Hot Springs 

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