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Berkeley Hills Spa off of Highway 13 – massage giveaway

I have decided to re-blog this entry because soon we will be giving away a FREE massage at this spa. If you’re like me you will love this place. I did and was amazed by it and wish I had more time to relax when I had this massage. Be sure to show up an hour or so prior to your massage experience.

I will be letting you know when we have things in place for the giveaway.

For over 20 years I have practiced massage myself and can tell you that I can be picky about the bodywork I receive. Everyone here was wonderful and the massage experience I had was delightful.

Keep tuned in…

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Nestled up to the Berkeley Hills is an oasis off of highway 13, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Scenic views of the San Francisco Bay are wondrous.

The Spa Claremont is a treat in itself. It’s probably a great idea to show up at least one hour before your bodywork treatment. The facility has some really spectacular amenities you can enjoy before and after your massage. It is a great way to revitalize.

Some amenities include: Spa Hydrotherapy Circuit (Spa Ritual); Deluge shower, Swiss therapy showers, Eucalyptus steam room and Jacuzzi.

The Spa Ritual is included with all Spa services. Monday through Thursday The Spa Ritual services are available to Salon guests. The services are available 2 hours before getting your hair or nails done. It’s a free service available to you that you won’t want to miss.

Deluge shower – “on a closed water system, a waterfall…

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Willow Stream Spa at Mayakoba: Chocolate Nourishment for the Soul

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Imagine being covered from head to toe in decadent dark chocolate – the ultimate pampering begins at Willow Stream Spa at Mayakoba Fairmont Resort in the Mayan Riviera.  For chocolate lovers – nourishment for the soul begins here!

The Food of the Gods package is decadent, a 60 minute treat for the senses.  Chocolate, or Ka’kaw (Mayan word for chocolate), was highly revered in pre-Hispanic Mexico.  Often offered as a tribute to the gods, it was, and still is, considered to be edible gold.  Loaded with antioxidants, this experience includes a cacao mask body wrap, scalp massage and finishes with a coconut oil and rose essence massage.

Time stood still as I lay on the table, music gently playing in the background.  The rich scents of chocolate permeated the air as my massage therapist gently rubbed the warm mixture over my body.  My mind drifted to the gift shop where…

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Travel Tidbits – All About Cruises

 

Another cruise line targets teens with spa treatments
Add MSC Cruises to the list of lines offering spa treatments for teens… USA Today

 

 

Carnival Cruise Lines to expand in Europe
Industry giant Carnival today announced it would offer its widest array of European itineraries ever in 2013… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Most Beautiful European Ports to Sail Into
If it could safely be argued (and it can) that visiting Europe’s great isles and cities by cruise ship is a superficial travel experience, there’s one big exception to that rule… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

Top European River Cruises for Spring
For those cruising Europe’s rivers, it’s not always enough to simply enjoy the pastoral beauty of the Danube… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

New Disney cruise ship on the way to America
Disney officially took possession of its newest vessel, the Disney Fantasy… USA Today

 

 

 

 

Cruise Industry sets new safety drill policy
Every vacationer boarding a cruise ship will receive a safety briefing before the vessel sets sail under a new industry-wide policy… USA Today

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Travel Tidbits – Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?

New London airport ‘could be built in six years’
A new airport sited in the Thames Estuary could take as little as six years to complete .. Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Adventure along the African coast
Namibia’s harsh coastline and desert hold mystery and beauty… MSN.com

 

 

 

 

36 Hours in Quebec City
One of the oldest cities in North America, Quebec City, with its revitalized parks and gleaming cultural centers, has emerged from the long shadow of its popular neighbor, Montreal… New York Times

 

 
Arthur Avenue, the Bronx: The real Little Italy?
Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the kind of place where you might be bribed with a cannoli… Yahoo Travel News

 

 

 

Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looks over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding… LA Times

 

 

 

 

Get royal treatment with a kink whisperer at this Scottish spa
By far Edinburgh’s most regal respite for royal wedding guests, the hotel’s spa offers pampering on a grand scale… Globe and Mail

 

 

 

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Sweet Relief – Top 10 global spa trends for 2012

As a massage therapist for over 20 years I always love hearing the spa trends for the year. I am hopeful that more people will learn the health benefits of massage and not see it as a luxury item. All people from all walks of life benefit from massage.

Let’s explore some of the different spa trends for 2012:

1. Feet Focus – Reflexology – Foot Massage

On the rise are multi-treatments focused on the feet. Specific work on the foot due to high-heel pain.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers a Shanghai foot massage.

La Costa Spa now has a Reflexology Path at their Carlsbad Resort in San Diego.

2. Cold & Ice – Icy therapies & cold experiences are hot!

Great for inflammation and pain reduction.

QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas now has an “Arctic Ice Room”

Sparkling Hill Resort & Wellness Center offers a Cold Sauna (Cryotherapy) Treatment in Vernon, BC Canada

You might start getting facials and noticing that there are more icy masks and cold applications being used.

Austrian spa designer Thermarium is expected to launch a “snow shower” this year. You will be able to choose between a light snow, medium snowfall and a blizzard.

 

3. Wellness & Beauty Coaching – Helping people make long-term life changes

You may find that some spas will now have more “fitness coaches” available to work with you on your fitness and health.

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa in Miami

Deerfield Spa with Dr. Brad as your life coach

 

4. Online Wellness Gaming – Gaming your way to health & wellness

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s “Games as Life-Changers”, Clarins “Spa Life” on Facebook and Deepak Chopra’s meditation game “Leela”

RealNetworks Data projects that Wellness gaming will generate $2 billion in revenue by 2015.

 

5. The Ultimate Connoisseur Experience -Pairing fine dining with spa experience. Healthy Hedonism.

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo with chef Joel Robuchon, Yoga Retreat for Foodies with David Romanelli, and Ritz Carlton’s “Blokes & Beer” spa package in Toronto

 

6. Spas are picking up on “Good Vibrations” using Vibration, Sound, Music, Light and Color

QUA Baths & Spa offers Aura-Soma Color Reading

Acqualina by ESPA in Miami uses red and blue LED to repair/renew skin cells.

Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona offers the “Taiz Sensorium” with full -sensory immersion.

AlphaSphere Mind melting spa designed by Vienna artist sha

 

7. The Glam Factor – grooming and beauty – blow-dry bar

Guerlain Spa  – NYC

Hershesons – London Blow-dry bar

Blushington – Makeup and Beauty Lounge in West Hollywood

 

8. Spa Evidence – Scientific Proof of Wellness

Hospitals (e.g. UCLA Medical Center) are now offering Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.

Hospitals are starting to offer Eastern healing approaches which include massage, acupuncture, reiki, music and art therapies.

 

9. Spas are becoming a family affair – The Kinder-Spa Craze.

The Enchanted Lagoon Kids Spa in Gurnee, Illinois

Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel – Israel

Klafs – Germany

Aulani Disney family spa – Hawaii’s newest Disney Resort

10. Spas going for the “WOW”

‘The Nest’ at Coqoon Spa at the Indigo Pearl in Thailand

 

 

 

New York Spa Castle 

Bota Bota Spa-Sur-L’Eau in Montreal

Amusement Park Spas, Water Park Spas, Tropical Garden Spas and spas with a full range of Classical music  and Jazz concerts. Many of the spa-parks are geared towards children and their parents. These are some of the spa experiences trending for 2012.

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Poseidon Undersea Resort on Mystery Island

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to live under the sea? In 2012 you will have that opportunity on Poseidon’s Mystery Island in the Fijian Lagoon at the Poseidon Undersea Resort.

While visiting Poseidon Mystery Island you will experience three types of accommodations. The Island Bungalows which offers access to a private beach, Overwater Villas and the Underwater Suites, just below the ocean’s surface.

Poseidon’s Undersea Resort offers the only underwater wedding chapel.  Try the gourmet foods in their eclectic underwater dining room or their cafes and bistros above water as well.

Poseidon’s Mystery Island offers what most resorts offer.

  • You can go on any of the land or underwater excursions
    • Deep Reef Excursions
    • Submarine Piloting
    • Scuba Diving
    • Parasailing
    • Cave Exploration
    • Kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving Tours
    • Walking Tours
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa – Have your massage in the underwater studio
  • Golfing
  • Tennis

To book your travel:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

Berkeley Hills Spa off of Highway 13

Swiss therapy showers @ The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa

Swiss therapy showers @ The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in the Berkeley Hills

Nestled up to the Berkeley Hills is an oasis off of highway 13, The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa. Scenic views of the San Francisco Bay are wondrous.

The Spa Claremont is a treat in itself. It’s probably a great idea to show up at least one hour before your bodywork treatment. The facility has some really spectacular amenities you can enjoy before and after your massage. It is a great way to revitalize.

Some amenities include: Spa Hydrotherapy Circuit (Spa Ritual); Deluge shower, Swiss therapy showers, Eucalyptus steam room and Jacuzzi.

The Spa Ritual is included with all Spa services. Monday through Thursday The Spa Ritual services are available to Salon guests. The services are available 2 hours before getting your hair or nails done. It’s a free service available to you that you won’t want to miss.

Deluge shower – “on a closed water system, a waterfall shower that provides 30 gallons per minute of water pressure for a neck & shoulder water massage”. This is a great way to loosen up those tight muscles before your bodywork treatment. It feels so amazing; you may want to do it more than once.

Swiss therapy showers – “all of the bathing showers have multiple shower heads for a blissful showering experience”.

Eucalyptus steam room – “steam room with uplifting eucalyptus to open breathing passages”.

Jacuzzi – A beautiful space to soak away your stress with an incredible view of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Packages also include Club access, which include the indoor/outdoor Jacuzzis, steam and sauna, swimming pools, & fitness.

The spas Tibetan Sound Massage is one of their most unique treatments available. “During this massage, Tibetan singing bowls are placed on or around the body’s chakras and then rung to instill a deep sense of calm and well-being.”

Tibetan singing bowls (meditation bowls, Himalayan singing bowls) have been around since about the 18th Century. Although there is some controversy about this time frame due to lack of history on the bowls. They were used for a number of things such as Tibetan ceremonies, Buddhist meditations, sound therapy, and as a tool for holistic healing.

Traditionally the bowls are made of seven metals, one metal for each of the planets. Gold representing the Sun, Silver representing the Moon, Mercury for Mercury, Copper as Venus, Tin as Jupiter, Iron would be Mars, and Lead for the planet Saturn.

The Tibetan singing bowls have three sets of double tones producing a binaural beat. “Binaural beats are auditory brainstem responses which originate in the superior olivary nucleus of each brain hemisphere”.

The spa also offers Lomi Lomi, Thai, Prenatal and Shiatsu massages to name only a few from their upscale menu of treatments.

Packages also offer access to The Club where you can get a full workout using their weight room, cardio equipment, or attend Pilates classes, one-on-one yoga sessions or sign up with a Personal Trainer.

Jacuzzi - Overlooking the San Francisco Bay & Claremont Resort and Spa

Jacuzzi - Overlooking the San Francisco Bay & Claremont Resort and Spa in the Berkeley Hills

For more info:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

415.384.3880