Who knew relaxation, diet and exercise could go so well together? Jimmy LeSage, the founder of New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont, put his money on the idea 35 years ago, and it’s still paying off — for his guests, that is.
To coincide with your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get toned, New Life is offering celebratory rates for their 35 years of service for those wanting to shed pounds while on vacation.
Rejuvenate in Mayan Style at THE ROYALS Cancun and Playa del Carmen Resorts
You may have heard that the Mayans predicted the world will end this December 21. But other interpretations of the Mayan calendar mark that date as a time of positive physical and spiritual renewal for both the earth and its inhabitants. Celebrating this belief, THE ROYALS resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen are offering The ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual.
Perhaps this lousy economy is on the upswing after all. Sense, the spa at Rosewood Sandhill in Menlo Park, California is now offering a decadent treatment that infuses 24K gold into one of its body scrubs. In the Gold Rush Renewal, gold powder is blended into a scrub that uses raw sugar and fruit extracts. Why gold? Well, beyond being an ingredient that can’t help pique the interest of a proper spa junkie, apparently the shiny stuff is a natural anti-aging agent.
In fact, this isn’t the first time that gold has found its way into a luxury spa’s menu. Some folks (mainly those who produce gold-based products) claim that the metal increases blood circulation, thus speeding up cellular processes and activating regeneration. And there are lots of chemistry-based claims that the electrons in our skin cells are energized by the electric charges of gold, which in the long run minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Continue reading “Gold versus Green at the Spa” »