Archive for March 9th, 2010

The Benjamin in New York City Launches Sleep Package During National Sleep Awareness Week

I used to be a pretty sound sleeper, but now I’m like millions of other Americans who struggle to get a good night’s rest. This week, March 7 through 13, marks National Sleep Awareness Week, so I’m determined to get a full eight hours of shut-eye in the next couple of nights. The Benjamin hotel (New York City) is also doing what it can to send guests to the land of nod with “The Art of Sleep” package (starting at $289 per night). Available through December 31, the package includes suite accommodations for two nights, a consultation with the hotel’s Sleep Concierge who offers advice on selecting a pillow and other sleep-related issues, a nightly bedtime snack of the hotel’s famous PB&J finger sandwiches, 20 percent off a sleep-inducing spa treatment at The Benjamin’s Wellness Spa, and a late 2 p.m. checkout. Guests will also receive The National Sleep Foundation’s Guide to Sleeping Well kit, which features an eye mask, lavender bath salts, a soothing CD, and a copy of A Good Night’s Sleep. And starting March 7, Benjamin Dream Journals are being placed in guest rooms and suites to encourage guests to share their dreams. For sleep tips and the chance to win various sleep-inducing amenities, head to Twitter and check out what The Benjamin’s Sleep Concierge has to say at @sleepconcierge.

Classing it Up at IECSC

I am currently on a break from a class I am attending at IECSC at the Javits center in New York City called “Introduction to Dr. Vodder’s Manual Drainage,” which is moderated by Anne Bramham. I have to say, I have learned so much already, and this class runs until 3PM. In just two hours, I now find myself well-versed in the physiology of the lymph vessel system and how beneficial therapy is to those suffering from cancer, poor circulation, and related ailments. If you missed this year’s show and educational opportunites, you can check out our next show Aptil 24-26 at IECSC Las Vegas. Click here for details.

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