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5 Most Beautiful Outdoor Massage Spas in the World

April 23, 2015

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As a Massage Therapist, you could qualify to work at a world-class resort like the ones listed here

A career in massage therapy can come with many perks— one of those perks being the option to work just about anywhere in the world you want. Once you’ve finished massage school, the options are endless. Whether or not you choose to stay close to home or go somewhere new and exotic, these beautiful outdoor massage spas will surely encourage you to explore where this exciting new career can take you.

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1. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Nestled in a lagoon surrounded by tropical greenery and the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Four Seasons Resort Spa in Bora Bora is something out of a dream. While patrons come to their private villa to relieve stress with a Polynesian massage, this breathtaking view alone will make you contemplate if this should even be considered ‘work.’

2. Ayana Resort and Spa

Why has this Balinese paradise been dubbed “spa on the rocks?” For starters, treatments can range anywhere from a lava rock body scrub to a jade stone facial or a diamond body soak. That’s a lot of pebbles!In addition to these rocky treatments, the most intriguing parts of this resort sit atop two enormous rocks in the Indian Ocean. These two private spa villas are known as the “pinnacle” of the Ayana Resort and Spa. Once inside, all that surrounds you are the sounds of the sea, the smell of the ocean-breeze and the gentle mist rolling off of the current.

3. Aman Spa at Amangiri

“Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness center and yoga pavilion.” – via

Who would have thought being lost in the middle of the desert could be so relaxing?

4. Hayman Island Spa

Do you love the ocean? We mean really, really love the ocean? Why not work in it. The Hayman Island Spa, located in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, actually has a signature Ocean Massage treatment that takes place in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. While guests doze off into serenity, you can restore your own peace of mind with the soft currents of the ocean, the feel of the warm sun and enjoy the amazing view for miles and miles.

5. Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

Located in the lava fields of Iceland, lies the countries most visited attraction, the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa. This crystal blue oasis is the definition of hot and steamy. The warm waters are rich with skin beautifying minerals, like silica and sulphur – hence why so many clamor to bathe (or get a massage) in these impeccable springs. You can receive the benefits of these rich minerals by just standing in the springs, which is why many of the massages take place in the water. Imagine the immaculate skin of the masseuse who wades in this fountain of splendor daily.

Whether you have just started your career as a massage therapist or are considering going to massage school for the first time, let these beautiful spas inspire you to take your passion further then you’ve ever imagined.

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