Archive for March 10th, 2010

Spa-Goers Experience Springtime Awakening
At The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn

After a long, miserable, and snowy winter, we are finally seeing signs of spring in New York City. It’s been sunny and above 50 degrees for the past few days, and I’ve definitely got spring fever. So have the folks at The Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn. They’re getting spa-goers into the spirit of the season with a selection of springtime specials.

The Spring Spa & Lunch Package ($140 Monday-Thursday; $160 Friday-Sunday) helps spa-goers shed their winter skincare woes with a 50-Minute Facial or Massage, a Detoxifying Back Masque, and a scrumptious Spa Lunch. They’ve also unveiled their springtime Made Fresh Daily ($150, 80 minutes) experience, which is available through March 31. The Avocado & Rosemary session includes a scrub, wrap, and massage using ingredients culled from the region. The spa is also bringing back its Sample the Spa event, which occurs several Sunday afternoons in April and May. For just $99, guests can partake in  three 15-minute spa treatments that are each paired with a flirty springtime beverage.

Rancho Bernardo isn’t the only spa offering springtime specials. We’ve highlighted some spectacular spring-inspired treatments in our April issue, so be sure to check out the In Touch Menu section for a selection of tantalizing treatments. What are you doing to usher in spring at your spa? Post your comment here!

WellWise Launches Supplement Website, which is owned by a nonprofit organization and has a mission to provide unbiased, accurate, and authoritative information regarding healthy living and nutrition, recently launched its online site. Visitors to the website can find extensive information on a range of supplements and the latest information on their impact on various health conditions and links to scientific research. The site also features blogs by numerous scientists, food and nutrition writers, researchers, and doctors. In addition, each month, the site will highlight a “Featured Nutrient” and will provide in-depth reporting on the value of and science behind the nutrient as well as video and audio interviews. Says’s editor-in-chief James Townsend, “We aspire to become a trusted source of information on supplemental nutrition and news, as well as a meeting place for intelligent consumers, nutritionists, integrative medical practitioners, and researchers in this important field of dietary supplements.”

For more information on supplements, check out The New Ingestibles in American Spa’s February issue.

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