IF YOU HAVE: SINUS PAIN
- Try: a eucalyptus facial
"Eucalyptus clears nasal passages and has natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic properties," says Lynne Vertrees, creator of the new Breathe Easy Sinus Relief Facial at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, TX.
- At home: Try a eucalyptus-infused pillow, like DreamTime Breathe Easy Face Pillow, $19. Also, press facial acupressure points the outer corners of the eyes, at the center of each eyebrow, and at the base of the neck to stimulate detoxification, says Ping Zhang, an acupuncturist and herbalist in Port Washington, NY.
IF YOU HAVE: MUSCLE PAIN
- Try: a hot-stone massage
"A hot-stone massage goes beyond the standard spa massage," says Michael Lanzo, assistant spa manager of Spa Moana at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Hawaii. "The penetrating heat of the stones allows for greater manipulation of the soft tissue surrounding the joints," Lanzo explains, "which makes for a much deeper massage."
- At home: Now you can do your own hot-stone massage with SpaFinder for Avon Stone Therapy Gift Set, $12, which contains six spa stones, two candles, and instructions on how to heat and where to place stones.
IF YOU HAVE: FERTILITY CONCERNS
- Try: acupuncture
Studies show that acupuncture, the ancient Chinese medicine practice of sticking superfine needles into points along the body to unblock chi (energy), helps with infertility, especially when combined with traditional treatments, says Tatiana Rubio, a certified doula and licensed acupuncturist at Veronica Spa and Skin Care Center in Malibu, CA. "Doctors often prescribe Clomid, a drug to stimulate egg production," says Rubio. "Acupuncture is said to improve the quality of those eggs." One treatment costs between $65 and $120, and you'll need to commit to weekly treatments for at least three months.