Thursday, March 29, 2012

Doctors Orders -- Spa Get-Aways

Have you gotten the urge to say WOW- time is flying already we are already four months into the year.  Time is flying.  Well I decided this year my approach will be to take a new refresh look on life which will help to create a balance in my personal life, family relationships, community activities, and work environment.  I will find "wholeness" through acknowledging, honoring, and healing all my individual parts (mind, body, spirit and emotions)!

So this year- I have decided to follow my doctors orders from last year.  Her suggestion was to take a nice trip to a resort-spa get-away I never made it.  This year I am going to fill this prescription and follow her orders.  So in case there are some readers out there that need to take the same medicine here goes.  

 So I have gotten some wonderful suggestions on places to go from the help of Spa-Magazine.  

The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort
1237 E. 1600 North Road, Gilman, IL 60938

Special Offers

    Valid From: 04/01/2012
    Valid Until: 05/13/2012
    Phone: 800-545-4853

Located just 90 miles south of Chicago, and nestled on 32-acres of picturesque pastures and woods, the Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort is the Midwest's premier health and fitness spa vacation. Once a dairy farm, this fully-equipped destination spa provides an unpretentious, welcoming and nurturing environment that motivates guests by demonstrating healthy living through a variety of fitness, nutrition and stress management programs. With 27 years of experience as a leader in the wellness industry, this all-inclusive Destination Spa, offers an unparalleled range of spa treatments, fitness activities and lectures complimented by a high flavored healthy menu.  With two, three and five night packages available, anyone can learn to feel better, look better and live better.
The Heartland Spa offers a peaceful setting for guests to relax, unplug, and focus on their individual lifestyle goals. 2, 3 and 5 night packages are available for this award-winning, all-inclusive, health and fitness getaway.* Come experience The Heartland for yourself!

Special Offer — April 2012 ONLY!

Considering a springtime getaway to The Heartland? How about traveling in style? During the month of April, The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort is offering complimentary chauffeur service to and from the Heartland for those living within the Chicagoland area (for a minimum of 2 guests). If you don't live in the area or prefer to drive on your own, you will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used upon your arrival (special offer requires a 2 person minimum — each person will receive a $100 gift certificate).   Please call 800-545-4853 for details or to make your reservation.

Happy Mother's Day!
Enjoy 25% OFF all Services in our Salon and Spa!

Visit the Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort during Mother's Day weekend (Friday, May 11- Sunday, May 13) and enjoy the Employee Discount of 25% OFF all services in our salon and spa! This very special promotion has never been offered before, so don't delay. Manicures, Pedicures, Massages, and more...all 25% OFF!*  Space is limited.

The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Claremont Hotel & Spa. 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Girls Getaway
Valid From: 03/13/2012
    Valid Until: 12/31/2012
    Phone: 800-551-7266
Grab your girlfriends and come to the Claremont for a weekend of fun, relaxation and “girl time!"

Getaway with doing nothing. The Girls Getaway package is available year round and includes two pedicures in the Salon, two cocktails at Paragon Bar & Café, and breakfast for two in Meritage. Tax, parking and facilities charge are included in your package price. Rates starting at $349


 The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg - 307 S. England Street,

E-mail: -

(757) 220-7720 or 1-800-688-6479

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers relaxing, rejuvenating, and healing spa treatments inspired by five centuries of wellness practices and encourages guests to discover a continuum of wellness.The spa exudes southern charm, harmonizes with its historical surroundings, reflects its colonial heritage, and honors traditions of health and wellness throughout American culture. Extensive research into healing methods practiced by Native Americans, English settlers, African Americans, and immigrants influences the 21st-century treatments on offer, designed to soothe, refresh, and calm.

Choose from Inspired Spa Experiences drawn from historical American rituals and treatments, or a full array of distinctive massages, scrubs, wraps, baths, skin care services, and fitness facilities. From its wisteria-covered walkway to salon services in a beautiful conservatory setting, the 20,000-square-foot spa offers the utmost in luxury, pampering, and nurturing.

The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg invites guests to experience a destination with gracious accommodations, award-winning golf, tennis, dining, shopping, and Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area home to the world's largest living history museum. The Resort Collection of Colonial Williamsburg comprises more than 1,000 guest rooms, 10 restaurants, and 67,000 square feet of conference space. Properties include the Williamsburg Inn®, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, 26 individual Colonial Houses, four historic dining taverns, and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

    Gardening - Meditation -  Spa Cuisine

    Aromatherapy; Body Wraps; Bridal Services; Facials; Hydrotherapy
    Massage; Men's Treatments; Nail Services;  Salon Services
    Steam; Personal Training; Pilates; Rock Climbing
    Skiing; Tennis; Yoga

Life Path Spa -
5408 Seneca Point Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8949
Phone: 877-220-2893
Life Path Spa offers an innovative, relaxing yet high-energy fitness and wellness program. Located at the Bristol Harbour Resort, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, it overlooks beautiful Canandaigua Lake.

They offer a destination spa experience that is elegant yet affordable and geared toward physical, spiritual and emotional wellness, fitness and even weight loss. Their program includes spa treatments, fitness classes, guided hikes, nutritious calorie controlled meals and wellness education.

Trellis, The Spa at The Houstonian
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
713.680.2626 Fax 713.680.2992
Phone: 800-231-2759

There's something inherently sublime in contrasts.Vibrant versus serene.Cosmopolitan versus bucolic. restful versus reinvigorating. in certain environments, observance of either can heighten appreciation of both. Trellis, The Spa at The Houstonian is just such an environment.

Set in an urban forest, tucked away from uptown Houston’s din, it could be said that spa treatments at Trellis begin before one even enters its Mediterranean-inspired structure. The spa’s environs, The Houstonian Hotel grounds, are a quiet oasis of relaxation in the heart of one of the country’s most energetic business and shopping districts.

Once inside, the city further melts away. Gentle waterfalls are the soundtrack and 17,000 square feet of treatment rooms, luxurious shower and dressing facilities, a calming float pool and silent relaxation room form the setting for a menu of more than 100 services, including treatments especially for men, teens and mothers-to-be. Product lines from Carita, decleor, [ comfort zone ] and Phytomer further distinguish Trellis as the area’s only 4-star resort and day spa. 

Trellis offers unparalleled luxury without pretense – a visit seeming more like an elegant garden party among close friends. Service is remarkably attentive when needed and blissfully invisible when not; simply, the perfect escape. The contrast of metropolitan energy to natural tranquility is palpable. The harmony achieved at Trellis, The Spa at The Houstonian is therefore all the more significant. a worthy bearer of The Houstonian brand of service and hospitality, Trellis is one of metropolitan Houston’s precious few serenely non-metropolitan experiences.

The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-445-8066 

The elegant and new Biltmore Spa at The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida, is a 12,000 sq. ft. sanctuary of tranquility and relaxation. Located on the seventh floor of the hotel, each of its 10 treatment rooms boasts picture windows overlooking "The City Beautiful." Striking décor in earth tones, with extensive use of water, bamboo and glass provides the perfect ambiance for state-of-the-art treatments and services. The spa's signature scent, Neroli, is apparent throughout in room sprays, candles and essential oils.

An extensive and innovative selection of massages, facials, body treatments and wraps, baths, and kurs are available for individuals and couples. Wet rooms, with distinctive treatments, hydrotherapy tubs and/or Vichy showers offer the most advanced technology in spa treatments. While awaiting treatment, guests can lounge and enjoy light refreshments in the spa's relaxation room, where the soothing sounds of water create a peaceful ambiance. Well-appointed women's and men's locker rooms offer steam and sauna facilities,
as well as Solarté amenities, created exclusively for The Biltmore Spa.

Located within the spa is a Beauty Salon, offering the latest in manicure and pedicure services, paraffin treatments, hair treatments including highlights, color, shampoo and style, and make-up application.  The Spa Boutique offers a carefully selected collection of luxurious products for the face, body, hair and well-being.All products used during spa and salon treatments, as well as candles and apparel, are available for purchase here.

Guests of the Biltmore can also tone up at the hotel's newly renovated 10,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center. The facility offers more than 70 exercise classes each week, in addition to a wide array of the latest cardiovascular and weight machines by Precor. For a truly unique exercise environment, guests can participate in specialty aqua classes, held in the Biltmore's colossal pool, the largest in the continental United States. Golfers can test their skill on the Biltmore's 18-hole, Donald Ross-designed golf course, which is open for play year round.

Built in 1926, the Biltmore's Mediterranean-revival design includes decorative hand-painted ceilings, Italian marble floors, open-air courtyards, and luscious gardens and fountains. From its award-winning restaurants, bars and Cellar Club wine society, to its crystalline pool, championship golf course, and brand-new spa, The Biltmore sets the trend for South Florida hospitality at its finest. The Biltmore is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Claremont Hotel & Spa. 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510-843-3000

A love affair begins with total relaxation. Time after time, the Spa Claremont delivers on a promise of pure renewal: physically rejuvenating and spiritually uplifting. And the spa itself, amid 22 acres of inspiring natural beauty, is visually stunning and experientially perfect. 

So much so that Spa Claremont was named the Top US Urban Spa as well as one of the Top 20 Spas in America, among other accolades. Here, beauty and wellness blend seamlessly. You'll find Spa Claremont as dedicated to your continuing well-being as it is to the finest quality internationally derived treatments. 

From therapeutic glow-restoring facials with Hydrafacial technology, which leave skin deliciously radiant, to a transformative traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, each soul-satisfying treatment soothes and revitalizes the most sophisticated world traveler.
Especially you.

Nusta Spa-1129 20th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-5700

Located in downtown Washington, DC, Nusta Spa offers a full range of customized spa services for women and men, which include massage, facials, nail care, make-up, tanning, and full body treatments. This award winning spa is the first urban eco-spa of its kind holding the U.S. Green Building Council's highest “Gold” rating. Our environmentally friendly interiors, furnishings, products, and energy usage are a testament to how one can be “green” yet luxurious.

But Nusta's commitment to the environment goes much deeper than earth conscious design and eco friendly products.  Nusta believes that the first step to achieving a positive impact on the environment is to bring peace to the hearts of its inhabitants.  So we are committed to providing you a spa experience that surpasses your every expectation.  From our one-of-a-kind treatments, to our careful selection of products, to our use of lighting and music in the treatment rooms, our goal is to create a unique spa experience that will enhance the well being of your body, mind, and spirit.

Aspira Spa at the Osthoff Resort Wisconsin
101 Osthoff Avenue  Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Phone: 877-SPA-2070

Nestled on the shores of pristine Elkhart Lake, Aspira Spa has earned its place as one of the Midwest's premier resort spas. Located in the beautiful Osthoff Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property, Aspira is surrounded by the natural beauty of the unspoiled Wisconsin countryside.

Embracing an organic, holistic approach to the spa experience, Aspira offers treatments that embody the ancient healing wisdom of indigenous peoples the world over. Signature services including the Sacred Waters Massage, Cedars Massage and Elderberry Facial pay homage to the traditions of the Native Americans who once lived on the shores of Elkhart Lake.

With 22 spacious treatment rooms, the spa offers massage, hydrotherapy, chromatherapy, balneotherapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and salon services, and exclusive SpaSuite™ Experiences.

Canyon Ranch in Tucson
 8600 East Rockcliff Road  Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone: 800-742-9000

Canyon Ranch in Tucson is the undisputed gold standard in healthy vacations, and a favorite among savvy travelers.
In a comfortable and unhurried environment, surrounded by luxury, natural beauty and genuine warmth, you’ll enjoy a relaxing, invigorating getaway while getting on a healthier track for life.

You'll find countless possibilities to explore during your all-inclusive stay. Jumpstart your fitness program, enjoy sublime massages, body treatments and facials, fortify your spirituality, take a healthy cooking class, hike a canyon or mountain bike on nearby pine-topped mountains – or just kick back completely. It’s all about choice.

You can even have your annual physical at Canyon Ranch. Fine-tune your wellness and vitality with our team of world-class integrative health experts. Distinguished physicians trained in complementary and traditional Western medicine work together with highly qualified nutritionists, licensed therapists, exercise physiologists and other caring health and wellness professionals to design a lifestyle prescription customized just for you.

Award-winning Canyon Ranch dining is an adventure in delicious, nutritious cuisine. Because a stay includes all meals, there are no prices on the menus.  In their place, you’ll find the nutritional content of every fresh, sustainable, enticing selection.

To explore healthy living in depth, consider the retreat-like Life Enhancement Center®, now offering the personalized, science-based Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program most weeks of the year. This week-long, supportive, small-group experience provides the perfect opportunity for lasting lifestyle change.

Whatever you want, you can find it here. Many spas offer some of the vast menu of opportunities available at Canyon Ranch, but no one comes close to having it all.

The Spa at The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court  San Diego, CA 92130
(866) 305-1528

Nestled amidst a serene nature preserve just five miles from the Pacific, The Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result: a stunning AAA Five Diamond destination lauded by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay.” Little wonder, given the sun-drenched climate, seductively plush guestrooms, championship golf, irresistible dining and Spa magazine’s “Favorite New U.S. Spa” (2008).

Occasionally our life’s journey demands that we stop for a moment. To rest, refresh and rejuvenate. To revel in the natural abundance of our surroundings. Such moments were made for The Spa at The Grand Del Mar. Situate yourself in the breathtaking  Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, allowing the abundance of flora and fauna to wash over your senses. Explore the wild herbs, mineral rich clays, and plethora of local elements used in the restorative spa experiences — from cleansing facials incorporating  manual lymph drainage (MLD) to deep-tissue massages, invigorating hydrotherapy body treatments and warm body wraps.

The journey begins with a single step — into 21,000 square feet of utter paradise. A modern-day monument to the invigorating spirit of the Renaissance, The Spa — in decor, design, practice and philosophy — epitomizes that golden era.

Exquisitely designed down to the last detail, The Spa features both Men’s and Women’s Lounges with warm fireplaces, European-style wet rooms and indoor whirlpools.  Set aside time to take a yoga class in the Movement Studio. Or spend an afternoon in the sun at the quiet,  Relaxation Pool. Immerse yourself in the art of well being.

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