Five-Star Spa Experiences with Amala Skin Care Products

Trusted by five-star spas around the world, Amala is the beauty industry’s premier plant-powered luxury skincare collection. Amala translates to “most pure” in Sanskrit, and all Amal skin care products are 100% natural origin.

If you are looking for some relaxation and pampering, then consider visiting a five-star spa for an experience of a lifetime. These luxury spas all use Amala natural and organic skin care products

Amala’s five star spa partners around the world invite its guests to warm up, wind down, and keep their skin glowing all winter long. You can also give the gift of wellness with high quality Amala skin care products for that special person in your life who deserves the very best.

· The Dolder Grand, in Zurich, Switzerland, invites guests to escape to a European winter wonderland for a Spa Retreat featuring the best in luxury world-class service. Starting at just $3,843 and available for travel through Dec. 30, 2013, the Spa Retreat at the Dolder Grand includes three nights’ accommodations for two; Garden Breakfast daily; a three- course dinner in the Garden Restaurant (excluding beverages); one after-dinner drink in the Bar; a 60-minute Nature’s Organic Firming Facial featuring Amala; a 90-minute Body Ritual of guest’s choice; a 90-minute Classic Pedicure by Kerstin Florian including nail polish for her; 90-minute Bamboo Shiatsu; and use of the Dolder Grand Spa facilities.

· The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto, is home to the largest luxury day spa in Toronto. The spa is offering guests the ideal opportunity to start the New Year off on the right foot with a spa retreat to its luxurious urban oasis. Guests can embrace 2014 with a package deal including a 60-minute aromatherapy massage with an exclusive hemp seed back scrub; a 60-minute Advanced Firming Facial featuring Amala; and a glass of Champagne. In addition guests will receive a complimentary gift from Amala featuring its Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk and Rejuvenating Face Polish, and access to the Spa’s amenities, including steam rooms, a sunlit indoor relaxation pool, and co-ed whirlpool. The package is just $239 CAD plus tax and is available for use Jan. 1 – March 31, 2014.

· The Spa at Four Seasons Whistler, nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, marries rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance. Guests and local residents alike are invited to step out of the cold and into the Spa’s cozy sanctuary for a Holly & Spice Warming Massage featuring Amala. Available Dec. 20 – Jan. 3, 2014, this 50-minute relaxing massage incorporates Amala’s organic warming essential oils for a treatment that will leave the skin hydrated and nourished. The massage is priced at $155 CAD, and a Deep Tissue massage is also available for $165 CAD. For more information on the Spa at Four Seasons Whistler’s Holly & Spice Warming Massage or its other Winter Wonderland Specials, contact us.

· The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental New York welcomes hotel guests and busy New Yorkers to escape the holiday hustle and bustle to detoxify the body, replenish the skin, and clear the mind with an 80-minute Warmth & Wellness treatment. This three-part holistic body treatment begins with a sea-salt-and-crushed-olive-stone body polish, followed by a detoxifying clay body mask and chakra energy work. It ends with a full-body massage and application of Amala’s organic Mediterranean Myrtle, fig, and olive body butter. Warmth & Wellness is priced at $305 Monday through Wednesday and at $315 Thursday through Sunday.

Both the Amala and PRIMAVERA brands are part of The Ananda Group, which is Germany’s largest manufacturer of 100% natural essential oils.

There are many high-end, luxury spas around the world that offer Amala skin care products as part of their spa treatments, including The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York; The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto; Six Senses Spa at MGM Macau; Dolder Grand Spa at The Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland; Sense Spa at Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico; plus many more.

If you are ready to book a luxury spa package, then please contact The Life of Luxury to experience a true five-star spa treatment using Amala skin care products.

Experience a Rejuvenating, Temazcal Steam Bath Service at the N’aay Spa

The Temazcal steam bath is one of the oldest and most effective purification rituals in the world. In ancient Mesoamerican tradition, Temazcal offered the chance to be reborn and reinvent oneself via invocation, chanting as well as purification.

The luxurious El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma in Riviera Maya, Mexico are part of the premier hotel collection of adults-only properties throughout the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

If you want to detox your body, mind and spirit in a traditional, Temazcal steam bath service, then indulge yourself at the N’aay Spa.

The goal of a Temazcal steam bath is to provide a calming and therapeutic experience with numerous physical benefits. A few are cleaning the body of toxins, purification of the respiratory system, and the alleviation of skin and nervous system conditions.

Temazcal Ritual sessions at N’aay Spa occur inside a round earthen structure that is meant to symbolize the womb of mother earth. Inside, you will find the elements of water, fire, and air which are combined together with fresh herbs to create an authentic herbal steam bath experience which invites both physical and spiritual healing.

A N’aay Spa spa attendant will facilitate each Temezcal Ritual session and will adjust the heat, humidity, and herbal vapors as needed, to meet spa customer’s individual needs.

The Temazcal Ritual at N’aay Spa is available as part of two couple’s spa packages:

* Golden Elements Couples Grand Experience: Enjoy a couple’s massage performed with a massage cream infused with citrus and ginger, followed by a Jacuzzi session with an elixir of bamboo ending in a detoxification Temezcal Ritual. Amenities include a fruit basket and a glass of sparkling wine. Session: 80 minutes / $260 per couple.

* Golden N’aay Couples Grand Experience: Revel in the Kukulcan massage, a creation of ancient techniques that shall give your body profound relaxation, accompanied by a bubbling Jacuzzi session using a green tea elixir. Finish the experience with a Temazcal steam bath of eucalyptus essence. Amenities include chocolate fondue with fruits, a glass of sparkling wine and a selection of bites created by our Chef. Session: 120 minutes / $350 per couple.

For groups of five or greater, resort guests can purchase the relaxing session for a starting price of only $68 per person.

The luxury spa offers a variety of services that are designed in the Mexican tradition. Choose from a menu of indigenous and alternative spa therapies, each utilizing ingredients from the local region. The treatments also include ancient healing to soothe the senses and pamper the body.

If you’re ready for a relaxing getaway, consider the gourmet inclusive, El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Seaside Suites. Be sure to book a relaxing, Temazcal steam bath session at N’aay Spa. Contact The Life of Luxury for all your personal and business travel needs.

Spas No Longer Just for Luxury

Spa massage treatment

For many years, the spa industry has long been known for catering to the needs of the rich and famous.

The message of the spa industry has been one of luxury and pampering, including: caviar facials and champagne baths.

That may be true but for average consumers, their belief is that number reason they go to a spa is to relax and relieve/reduce stress.

Consumers are looking for wellness, relaxation and for ways to live a balanced life. Spas are about living your “best life!”

“Spas are not about luxury – they’re about re-charging your battery, taking time to re-new, and learning how to take care of yourself,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.

McNees continues, “Spas are about health, reducing stress and aging gracefully. The key is to take the information you learn at the spa, and incorporate it into your daily routine at home.”

In an industry study from the 2008 ISPA Global Consumer Study, several interesting fact surfaced.

  • The No.1 reason people around the world spa is to relax and relieve/reduce stress.
  • In 11 of the 15 countries surveyed, overall wellness and health was one of the top three reasons consumers spa.
  • In eight of the 15 countries surveyed, healthcare practitioner recommendation was one of the top three motivators for visiting a spa.

Going beyond just the traditional spa treatments like a massage and facial, the spa is now the place for the whole family to go to educate yourself on how to live a healthy well-balanced life.

Teenagers can learn how to care for their skin. Moms can learn to cook healthy meals. Men can find out how to deal with all that pent up work stress.

“With so many spas going above and beyond, there’s no reason not to spa,” said McNees. “Our ISPA member spas are focusing on wellness, by offering information on the healthy benefits of spa, including healthy living articles in monthly newsletters, adding fitness classes, educational workshops, and developing programs focused on regular maintenance, and not pricey pampering.”

About the International SPA Association –
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. More details on ISPA are available on www.experienceispa.com.

Chic Float Luxury Spa in Santa Barbara

Courtesy of: Float Luxury Spa

Float Luxury Spa recently opened in Santa Barbara, California. Trendy So-Cal customers will enjoy the chic ambiance that Float Luxury Spa offers.

The beautiful spa was designed to inspire renewal and includes a coastal modern design. Float is simple, yet luxurious.

Float Luxury Spa offers beautifully appointed locker rooms, the Sky room and a private garden with reflecting pool and soothing fountains, where you can enjoy a quiet lunch catered by Grapevine.

The co-owners of Float are Natalie Rowe and Stephanie Phelan, are sisters. These women have lots of experience in the luxury spa industry. Stephanie Phelan used to be co-owner of Surf Spa, including spas Hawaii and Costa Rica. These luxury retreats offered treatments as well as surf classes.

Stephanie goal is to build strong spa/client relationships and make Float Luxury Spa a true luxury experience for its patrons.

The floors at Float Luxury Spa are made from recycled glass, plastic-based tiles along with sustainable wood. The spa’s walls are painted with a nontoxic paint. The wide choice of products offered by Float’s are also eco-minded. Bags are forest certified, and are made of raw materials and from controlled wood sources.

Float Luxury Spa offers a complete menu of individual luxury spa services, along with bundled service Packages. Float’s categories of service include massages, facials, rituals and waxing.

One of Float Luxury Spa more interesting treatments is the Thai Massage. Relax and be pampered by a massage therapist who was actually educated in Thailand.

Float Luxury Spa
18 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, California

Five Very Romantic Luxury Spa Resorts in California

Auberge du Soleil Spa

Life in today’s society is very stressful and it takes a big toll on our precious bodies. We all need to make time to relax and be pampered now and then, to re-energize and better face the future.

If you are looking for luxury resort spa destinations for romance, renewal, and relaxation, then California is the place to visit.

Reconnect with a loved one at one of California’s luxury spa resorts. Champagne and strawberries, feather beds and plush robes, and bathtubs big enough for two.

Relationships need to be nourished and taken care of, and a weekend at a luxury resort spa will do the trick. Here are five wonderful and romantic Spa Resorts in California that specialize in the 3 R’s important for adults —Romance, Renewal, and Relaxation.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla:
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and almost sitting on the 18th green of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, a Craftsman style resort with a full service spa and two restaurants is ready to please. The spa is located beside a nature preserve and a forest of rare pine trees. In celebration of the coastal freshness, the spa features marine-based extracts with restorative properties.

Kenwood Inn and Spa, Kenwood:
Located in the historic Valley of the Moon, the Kenwood Inn and Spa is a luxury destination that looks like a secluded Mediterranean villa. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler named it the BEST Resort in the USA. Champagne, chocolate, candles, and a pre fixed dinner with paired wines certainly enhances the mood. The Spa at Kenwood embraces the power of the grape, as it should, being in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country.

Claremont Resort and Spa, Berkeley:
The Claremont Resort, conceived as an English estate, sits on a hill with expansive views of San Francisco across the bay. It’s the epitome of sophistication, elegance, and luxury. The Spa has drawn its knowledge and expertise from the diversity of the individuals in the Bay Area. Because of this, the spa has earned a reputation as a local favorite as well as a destination retreat.

Bernardus Lodge and Winery, Carmel Valley:
Tucked within the oaks and vineyards of beautiful Carmel Valley, the lure of feather beds, cozy fireplaces, and oversized bathtubs is too hard to refuse. Step into a vintage wine and cheese welcome and plan on having dinner at Marinus, voted one of Zagat’s top restaurants in the Bay Area. The on-site organic gardens supply the essence of lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass, to nurture the mind, body, and spirit during luxurious spa treatments.

Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford:
Built on a hillside looking over the Napa Valley, the Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the first premier wine country restaurants. The Mediterranean inspired décor and contemporary art, along with fine Italian linens, give the feel of Tuscany at its best. Private outdoor terraces are perfect for enjoying a glass of local wine while the sun sets over the vineyards. Have a grape seed crush body exfoliation then bathe together in a garden bath, all in preparation for a warm grape seed oil massage followed by a grape seed crush foot therapy treatment. This is truly heaven on earth.