"In SPA rational"

Can you benefit from some inSPAration In these very cold winter months? Something to lift your spirits and detoxify your body and mind from the
cold and dry elements?

Try a wonderul new Spa experience! Spa experiences come in many forms. Day Spa treatments, Spa resorts, Health Spas.

If you are unable to fly to warmer weather, there are a wide selection of spas within driving distance of NYC. You can stay very local and visit the
many wonderful Spas in Brooklyn, New Jersey and New York City. Places such as the infamous Elizabeth Arden "Red Door "spas. They have over
31 locations NATIONWIDE, with 8 in the NY, NJ, CT tri-state area alone.

Where does the word "spa" come from? I am sure you always wanted to know!












The term is derived from the name of the town of
Spa, Belgium, whose name is known back to Roman times, when the location was called Aquae
Spadanae, perhaps related to the Latin word "spargere" meaning to scatter, sprinkle or moisten.

The Greeks began bathing regimens that formed the foundation for modern spa procedures. These Aegean people utilized small bathtubs, wash
basins, and foot baths for personal cleanliness. The earliest such findings are the baths in the palace complex at
Knossos, Crete, and the luxurious
alabaster bathtubs excavated in Akrotiri, Santorini!

In case you do not plan on getting to either Belgium or Greece in the near future, here are a list of local and regional day spas and spa resorts to
choose from:

NY:

Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spas-  5th ave, NYC
and 8 tri-state locations www.reddoorspas.com- Hundreds of spa treatments, haircare and
salon services in an extremely elegant setting.
Copperhood Inn and Spa- Shandeken, NY-
www.copperhood.com- The perfect combination of an Inn and Spa, nestled in the tranquil Catskills
Mountains region.
Green Spa- Brooklyn, NY-
www.greenspany.com- Health classes, spa pedicures and super friendly service right in your backyard.

NJ:

Ocean Place Hotel and Spa- Long Branch, NJ
www.oceanplace.com/spa- Try their "Mom to BE" or their "Executive Escape" Spa Package
The Spa Toccare at the Borgata Hotel- Atlantic City, NJ  http://www.theborgata.com/ - *Try their Vanilla Body Wrap! Voted best Casino Spa
and Spa for men- by Spa Finder magazine.

New England:

Connecticut

Red Door Spas
- see website above- They have two pristine locations in Darien, Ct. (mid state) and further north in the magical town of Mystic, Ct.
For a wide variety of other Spa locations in this historic New England region visit:
http://www.spaindex.com/resort/usa/connecticut.html

Vermont
Green Mountain at Fox Run-Ludlow, Vt.-  www.fitwoman.com- Exclusively for WOMEN, this wonderful wellness resort offers numerous, holistically
oriented weight loss programs. GM Fox Run is nestled on 26 secluded acres overlooking Okemo Mountain. Spa and Ski into fitness!











Pennsylvania

The Spa at Mount Airy Resort and Casino- www.mountairycasino.com. Along with the recently renovated, infamous Mount Airy Resort comes The
Spa at Mount Airy. Great for those tired feet after hours of shoppiing at the nearby Crossings Outlets!

Florida

Lapis Spa at The famous Fountainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. www.fontainebleau.com. Sit in one of their Heated MARBLE lounge chairs along
side a lap size whirlpool while sipping on local herbal- citrus teas. Citrus- how "floridian!"

Red Door Spas- www.reddoorspas.com










Again, with 31 nationwide locations from Boston to California, Elizabeth Arden offers unique spa treatments AND a full service Hair Salon. This
unique combination gives you the chance to cover all the body bases. No need to go to separate locations for each service.  From Stone
Massages, to Bridal packages, to a Full line of Gentleman's Spa Services and high end unisex Salon services, you will find it all at the EA Red Door
Spas!

Sample Bridal Spa Package:

Dress Rehearsal at the Red Door (Half Day)
• Bridal Trial Hair consultation & design (with headpiece)
• Bridal Trial Makeup Application
• Wedding Day Hair
• Wedding Day Makeup

Groom’s Day at the Red Door (Half Day)
• Classic Massage (50 min)
• Gentleman's Manicure
• Haircut & Finish

Now how is all this for a little InSPAration?

Enjoy!
Ellie
The New York Optimist
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