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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York Thinks Pink and Offers a Year’s Worth of Wellness

slide_3A luxe Zen palace perched high above New York City’s Columbus Circle, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York is a glorious escape in the center of Manhattan. With the re-launch of the Spa for a Year program, guests have the opportunity to keep coming back to the spa every month for a little urban renewal. In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Spa for a Year is a raffle that entitles the winner to a two-hour treatment every month for twelve months. Starting on October 1st, guests will be able to buy a Long Life Raffle Token at the reception desk for $50 a piece. If people would like a little more luck (and tokens) on their side, they can purchase 10 tokens for $450 and 20 tokens for $900. All of the proceeds will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). According to Denise Vitello, spa director at Mandarin Oriental, New York, this promotion helped raise $3,500 for the BCRF last year. “We are very excited to be continuing this program in support of breast cancer research,” she states “Last year, guests bought tokens in bulk to give to loved ones, friends, and breast cancer survivors.”

Spa-Goers Can Fall into Relaxation at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

mob_spa012Although no one likes to watch the lazy days of summer come to an end, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, has made the change of seasons a little easier with its “So Long Summer” package. An ideal way to heal skin that has seen too much fun in the sun, this seasonal promotion is available throughout the month of September. For $360, spa-goers are treated to the one-hour and 50-minute Commonwealth Comforter journey, which includes a body exfoliation followed by the application of moisturizing oils and butter body, a hydrating facial, and a scalp massage. Also included is a 60-minute group Yogalates class, which combines mat Pilates with Vinyasa yoga for the ultimate core-strengthening experience. And, once they have worked up an appetite, guests enjoy a Bento Box lunch in the Spa Café. After a day of pampering, exercise, and a tasty meal, spa-goers will be ready to face the fall refreshed.

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Mandarin Oriental Explores its Roots with Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Mandarin Oriental's new signature product line

The Mandarin Oriental's new signature product line

Ever since visiting Hong Kong, I’ve been fascinated by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There’s just something about the ancient system that I find intriguing, much like the Chinese art of Feng Shui of which I’m obsessed. Not surprisingly, I’m always game to try TCM-related treatments. So far, I’ve experienced moxibustion, the burning of dried Chinese herbs over the acupoints, and brandished the telltale signs of cupping, which involves the placing of heated glass cups on the body to help stimulate blood flow, balance the flow of qi, and remove toxins. At a recent lunch at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, I learned of the company’s plan to tap into its Chinese heritage with the launch of several new signature therapies developed in coordination with a number of TCM specialists. Beginning with a private consultation to determine an individual’s current state of well-being, each treatment is then customized with a hands-on body ritual that uses Oriental meridian massage and custom-blended oils. The custom-blended oils, created specifically for the Mandarin Oriental, are part of the company’s new signature product line developed by the UK-based Aromatherapy Associates. With bath and body oils that correspond to the five elements, the line also includes a body scrub, body wash, and body lotion along with a range of candles and travel-size oils. The treatments and products will be rolled out in The Spas at Mandarin Oriental in June. With savvy spa-goers in search of more authentic treatments, it’s good to know it’s not necessary to travel to China to experience the benefits of this time-tested system.

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