Spas of the Desert: Your Internet Guide to the Spas of the Palm Springs Area

 

What is a "Spa?"

 

Most Americans don't realize that the word "Spa" is taken from the name of the famous mineral springs in Spa, Belgium.  It has become a common noun denoting any place with a medicinal or mineral spring.  The dictionary adds:

1. A resort providing therapeutic baths.

2. A resort area having mineral springs.

3. A fashionable hotel or resort.

4. A health spa.

5. A tub for relaxation or invigoration, usually including a device for raising whirlpools in the water.


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