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A day at the spa is an undeniable luxury. But the benefits of a mineral soak, a deep-tissue massage or a reflexology session can go far beyond a gratuitous endorphins boost: For the athletically inclined, an indulgent spa treatment is restorative bodywork. From runners to golfers to skiers to surfers, athletes of all types and levels aim for maximum physical efficiency—and spas have stepped up to help.

“Massage is an incredible complement to any fitness routine,” says Livia Reddington, spa director at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. “Stretching increases range of limb motion, which is important to fully execute moves correctly and prevent injury, and the rhythmic movements, in conjunction with relaxed breathing, are essential for the mind to clear, allowing the athlete to focus on their own competitive or personal fitness goals.”

Fitness-geared treatments continue to expand as quickly as sport-related travel does. Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen focuses its efforts on (naturally) skiers. Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa in Chile caters to adventurous hikers. Mii amo in Sedona, Arizona, keeps golfers and cyclists in top condition. Whatever your preference, these and our other favorites are sure to keep you in the game.

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