11/05/2014 04:45 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2015

12 Best New Spas in the US

With the hectic holiday rush around the corner, relaxation will soon be high on the roster. Fortunately, there's an impressive array of new spas offering personalized, tailored rituals that use local, organic ingredients and new cutting-edge techniques. At these serene escapes, you can expect a range of global influences, splendid renovations, and new concepts. From the urban locales of New York City and Los Angeles to the rustic Catskills and Sedona retreats, you won't want to miss these 12 new destination spas.

By Kate Donnelly

Kate Donnelly is a freelance writer based in New York. She's the founder of the creative collaborative, From Your Desks. She's a Contributing Editor at Fathom and her work has appeared in AFAR, Bon Appetit, Departures, Forbes, and Refinery 29. She travels for the food. Follow Kate on Twitter @k8bdonnelly.

12 Best New Spas in the US

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