Archive for April 7th, 2011
A friend of mine recently revealed to me that she eloped in Vegas when she was very young. The story played out just as expected: a cheesy chapel on The Strip, an Elvis impersonator, a stripper as the maid-of-honor. You’ve seen the movies. Luckily, today’s brides- and grooms-to-be have way classier options when tying the knot in Sin City, and Caesars Palace Las Vegas just upped the ante (pun intended) with the Aromatherapy Wedding Package (starting at $2,100). The package includes a floral bouquet, professional photography and video sessions, and a two-night stay at a Palace Tower suite. To make their wedding day even more memorable, couples can choose from two ceremony offerings, fused with an essential oil of choice. Those who choose the Rose Ceremony will present each other with a rose, signifying the gift of love. The other option is the Sand Ceremony, which signifies the bonding of marriage by merging two individual bottles of sand into one to represent unity. With either package, couples get the added benefit of aromatherapy and have a choice of the following essential oils:
- Rose, which represents the journey of lovers and the unfolding of love’s grace and beauty
- Gardenia, which represents secret love and beauty
- Hydrangea, which represents appreciation for one another
- Lilac, which represents youthful innocence and love’s first emotion between two people
- Jasmine, which represents amiability, sensuality, modesty and grace
- Daisy, which represents the idea that love conquers all
- Orchid, which represents the message of refined beauty, love and wisdom
- Peony, which represents a happy marriage and life for the couple
“Essential oils are the heart of aromatherapy and have been associated with promoting health and well-being,” says Shannon Stringert, manager of Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. “Our aromatherapy packages will stimulate the senses, inspiring a romantic wedding experience for brides and grooms.” So, if my friend decides to have her next marriage in Vegas, hopefully this time around she can experience the sweet smell of wedded bliss.
“Aries like to be busy, active, and engaged. They are not ones to just sit back, lounge, and relax. Rather, they are the clients who will schedule a plethora of activities and are extremely happy if they can enjoy a range of treatments, classes, and exercise sessions during their stay. They are more focused on the short term rather than long term and like to experience immediate results. Consider this when helping them choose their services, explaining to them which ones may require more of a commitment to notice benefits. They are direct and appreciate that quality in other people. Aries rules the head, muscles, and adrenal glands, areas of the body that may be more stressed in natives of this sign.”—Stephanie Gailing
Stephanie Gailing, MS, CN, is a professional astrologer and nutritionist with more than 16 years of experience. The author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness (Crossing Press, 2009), Gailing writes “Signing Off,” a monthly column for American Spa that gives guidance on using the stars to cater to clientele. To check out Gailing’s blog, click www.planetaryapothecary.com. For further Aries insights, turn to page 120 of American Spa’s April issue.
Tax time is typically stressful, especially for those who like to procrastinate. With April 15 fast approaching, time is running out for people to get their finances in order. Fortunately, HydroMassage, a manufacturer of treatment beds that combine the benefits of water, heat, and massage, is offering free massages for the third consecutive year in locations nationwide from April 14 through 18. “We chose to run the free massage promotion for the third year because now, more than ever, Americans need a break,” says Paul Lunter, president of HydroMassage. “Not only does HydroMassage help to reduce stress but it also provides temporary relief from muscle tension and minor aches and pains.” It’s nice to know there is some sort of relief in store for those who find themselves owing a big check to Uncle Sam. To find the HydroMassage location nearest you and download and print a free massage coupon, visit www.hydromassage.com/taxday.