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December 21, 2016

A New Year, A New You!

As we ring in the New Year, it welcomes a sense of renewal. Yes. It is true. We are starting over. Some make heartfelt resolutions, while other share hopes for their future– more balance or perhaps reaching new aspirational goals in the coming year. We set out here to explore some of our local spas and wellness centers. We will explore their newest offerings, products and treatments for a NEW YOU. Here you will find some creative new treatments and a few very special offers for the new year as well!

13567371_1080065495418427_5898284909813044449_nThe Spa at Island Hotel
This spa encourages guests to “Press Pause. Hit Refresh.” And isn’t that what it is all about when visiting a spa? We need to take a really deep breath and relax. Take some “me time” and for many that is a hard thing to do. This is a lovely spa and is one of the few that accommodates both men and women should guests want to be together during their visit. The Spa has a Eucalyptus-infused steam room (one for men and a separate one for women), Aromatherapy showers and a Relaxation Room for both men and women to enjoy together. When visiting the Spa for a treatment, guests are able to enjoy other amenities of the Resort, including the dramatic pool surrounded by lush greenery, the fitness center, and complimentary valet parking. A lunch on the Terrace at Oak Grill restaurant would be the perfect end, or for that matter beginning to a day of relaxation.

Head To Toe Island Bliss Treatment– This is an impressive three hour offering that provides balance and harmony. This ultimate body renewal begins with a customized, tension-relieving 120-minute massage. Next, relish in a deep state of relaxation with 30 minutes of Reflexology. This is an ancient technique that focuses on the pressure points of the hands and feet to restore the flow of energy and promote an overall sense of well-being. The treatment then concludes with a 30-minute scalp massage with pure Moroccan oil, leaving the hair silky soft and moisturized. Price: $350 for three hours.
To book a treatment please call (949) 760-4992 or online.

The Spa at Pelican Hill
This is Newport Beach’s only Forbes Five-Star Spa. With the opulence of an ancient Roman Villa, this spa is an oasis of serenity. For resort guests, they can participate in a myriad of daily classes and hikes. For local guests booking a spa treatment, all of the spa facilities are available to enjoy. Some may choose to start in the Fitness Center, while others head straight to the spa facilities, which include: the Acqua Colonnades with Roman-style whirlpool baths, steam rooms and saunas. And if planning a small gathering (up to five guests) they have a lovely Spa Suite. It is designed with plush seating and a warm residential ambience. It is a secluded relaxation lounge, offering citrus-cucumber infused spa water, healthy snacks, and spa-inspired cuisine which can be ordered from an exclusive suite menu.

A Day Of Wellness– It’s a new year, so why not treat yourself to a full day of nourishment and rejuvenation for the mind, body and spirit? A whole day can be planned for you. Enjoy an invigorating workout, exclusive spa treatments, empowering workshops, delicious meals and abundant leisure time to slow down, reconnect and revitalize. Inspired by the Baths of Caracalla, one of the triumphs of ancient Rome, The Spa at Pelican Hill is a world-class oasis of relaxation that utilizes the regenerative powers of water, warmth and touch. This retreat is an opportunity to experience it all in full—allowing you to find harmony, restore balance and start anew. As this is a customized experience, please allow two weeks advanced reservations. Price: $905* Monday – Thursday; $970* Friday – Sunday & Holidays. Price exclusive of tax and service charge.

Winter Seasonal Spa Treatments to Enjoy– Here are three treatments offered all winter long…1) Winter Glow Facial- Receive a Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Mask with their compliments when guests enjoy a 50-minute Illumina facial on Sundays this winter. Reactivate healthy cellular function, nourish cells with their most basic needs and repair the effects of the aging process, resulting in instantly firmer, glowing skin. Available Sundays in January, February and March 2017 for $200 (excluding tax and service charge). 2) Wine & Unwind Pedicure- The Primo Pedicure features a special chardonnay scrub and masque. Pampered hands enjoy a detoxifying 80-minute treatment that reduces inflammation, exfoliates the skin and revitalizes hands. Begin with a tonic soak, followed by a sugar scrub with Chinese jasmine. Finish with a red clay, lemongrass and organic ginger masque and soothing massage. Also includes cuticle care, nail filing, buffing and nail lacquer, excluding French polish. Available in January, February and March 2017 for $100 Monday – Thursday, or $115 Friday – Sunday (excluding tax and service charge). And last, but certainly not least, 3) Honey Body Gelato Body Treatment- This seasonal body treatment combines fresh honey and pure botanicals for a scrub and moisturizing wrap, completed with a honey gelato treat. Available in January, February and March 2017 for $185 Monday – Thursday, or $210 Friday – Sunday (excluding tax and service charge).

For spa reservations please call 855.315.8214 or online.

Pure Blu SpaPure Blu Spa at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
The Pure Blu Spa is an oasis of relaxation. A place to unwind and rejuvinate. The Spa features: a whirlpool, a lavender-scented eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, cold foot plunge, a co-ed outdoor saltwater lap pool adjacent to the Spa, fitness center, relaxation lounges and 13 comfortable treatment rooms, including a couples massage room. From body wraps, to massages, salt scrubs, facials and so much more, the services are aplenty.

Special Offer: For a limited time, locals can enjoy a Wellness Membership for $99 per month. This includes: access to the Fitness Center, a daily Yoga Class and access to the Spa facilities. It also includes one 50 minute massage or facial per month. Spa Director Rachel Rozzelle informs us they are also planning quarterly workshops exclusively for the Wellness Members.

For spa reservations or information on this new Wellness Membership Program call (949) 720-7900 or www.purebluspa.com

slidespagSpa Gregorie’s
This spa has a very relaxing lounge and I adore arriving early so I can just sit back with a stack of magazines and be calm. In early 2017 be on the look out for the new Winter Bliss Package and special events such as “Girls Night Out” coming up in March, 2017. They are always doing something fun at Spa Gregorie’s and next door is Salon Gregorie’s for hair and make-up. That is a win-win!

Head-To-Toe Renewal Package- Experience full-body renewal from head-to-toe with two of Spa Gregorie’s signature treatments—a full body, one hour Massage, a decadent Sole Scrub enhancement and then a revolutionary Ultimate Signature Facial combining powerful skincare products with the latest breakthroughs in anti-aging. Guests emerge refreshed, renewed and relaxed. Price: $235 (a $263 value).

For reservations call (949) 644-6672 or online.

Amadeus Spa Fairmont Newport BeachTheSpa Sante & Salon at The Fairmont Hotel Newport Beach
This Spa offers a full range of luxury spa and salon treatments, including hair, nail, massage, aromatherapy, and skincare services. Coming soon, they will be adding Infrared Sauna treatments! If the weather is nice, enjoy the outside cabanas and pool area. You will feel that you have entered a movie set offering legendary relaxation.

Special Offers: The Spa Director Lisa Marie informs me that they have two very special offerings available through January 31st, 2017.
The Combination Package- This is a one hour massage that includes a host of techniques. Allowing the therapist to lead, using their intuitive sense, they will use deep tissue, Swedish massage and hot stones. Then a custom blend of aromatherapy and essential oils are used to soothe the body. Regularly $158, this is being offered for $118.

A second special is their BT Micro Facial. This one hour treatment cleanses the skin, opens pores and rehydrates, with an instant sense of sparkle and awakening of the skin. Regularly $158, this too is being offered for $118.

For reservations call (949) 428-5799 or online.

15391331_10154324155788731_6475097195320681611_oYogaWorks Newport Beach
This yoga studio offers individual classes and monthly membership for unlimited attendance in classes offered. There are a plethora of classes, with various instructors guiding the guests through the sessions during the day and early evening hours. There are currently 13 different classes offered. Examples include, but are not limited to: Core Works, Vini Yoga, Pilates Mat, Restorative, Hatha Yoga, Bar Works and so forth.

Special Offer: Through year-end, YogaWorks Newport Beach is offering a discount for first time students to secure membership.
For information call (949) 640-9642 or online.

Skin Laundry
Skin Laundry has taken world-class laser and light therapy out of the doctor’s office and placed it in a boutique setting. Here, services are fast, affordable and effective. The perfect dose of laser and light are used to deep cleanse and tone the skin. Guests find amazing results. They even have a club offering two or four facials a month, with other add-on perks as well.

Special Offer: Enjoy a 15-Minute Laser & Light Facial that instantly deep cleans the skin by vaporizing dirt, make-up and bacteria from the pores leaving skin clearer, tighter and brighter with no downtime. Best part? Your first treatment is complimentary!

To book an appointment call (949) 706-7203 or online.

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Written by Deirdre Michalski

Deirdre Michalski is a travel and culinary writer covering topics near and far. You can read more about her adventures on her web site www.TastesAndTravel.com

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