10/09/2013 09:12 am ET Updated Nov 01, 2013

These 9 Serene Spas Will Help You Recharge (PHOTOS)


The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

It can be easy to build up tension, especially when we're juggling so much in our daily lives. No matter how busy we are, making time to relax is crucial to our happiness, productivity and overall health -- and there's no better place to unwind than a dreamy spa.

Spas offer quiet moments to focus on our breathing, a place to unplug and an undisturbed area to free ourselves from stress. However, since most of us can't escape to these utopias in the middle of our workday, these nine images of peaceful spas can offer us the mental zen we crave during a hectic day. Click through the slideshow below and indulge in a brief, silent retreat.

Dreamy Spas

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