DESTINATION SPA – AAH!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, “a relaxing spa get-a-way is the perfect gift for mom,” says Lisa Crawford, Founder/CEO of SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services. There is no greater Mother’s Day gift, gift to oneself, or a way for a couple to connect, than with a luxurious spa vacation experience. Lavishing in spa therapy is not only revitalizing and healthy, but it is also a well-deserved indulgence.

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Whether deciding to choose a local destination or retreat away from home, spas refresh and renew by offering comprehensive wellness programs. For couples seeking a little romance, we suggest indulging in an intimate relaxation of a couples massage. For more active travelers, there are invigorating packages that include yoga, hiking, biking and other heart-pumping pursuits throughout their stay. Those who are more health-focused may discover the healing pleasures of a spa vacation with massage, acupuncture, weight loss, stress management and other healing and energizing techniques. Our team makes sure that every spa and wellness escape package is perfectly customized to satisfy all of your vacation relaxation desires.pr_napa_valley_large

Think of a destination spa experience as an “all about spa” vacation where everyone who is at the property is there for the spa program. It is a kick-start to a healthier life where all guests come for a full-immersion experience that is focused on health and well-being. Destination spas (sometimes referred to as retreat spas or “health resorts” in Europe) offer structured, personalized programs amidst a community of like-minded people. Accommodations, fitness activities, classes, spa cuisine and even some spa treatments are often included in one price.

There are also many other different types of spas. Choose an urban spa and you will find yourself in a lavish setting behind the doors of cosmopolitan hotels, such as The James in Chicago or ESPA Spa at the Acqualina in Miami. Make an appointment at a day spa and you will be pampered for a short period of time or for an entire day.Golden Door Spa

Boutique inns, such as The Chauvet in Northern California’s wine country, are typically too intimate to support full-service spas, so they usually form a partnership with nearby day spas to provide guests with a complete experience. Another type of spa is an Eco spa, which is usually set in natural and protected areas and is typically found at resorts dedicated to green practices and preserving the indigenous culture of its surroundings. Two of our favorite eco spas are Calistoga Ranch, located in Napa Valley, and Lumeria Maui, a property nestled in the hills of this tropical paradise that executes the eco spa concept flawlessly.

Then, of course, there are resorts where the spa experience is absolutely central to one’s stay. Book a weeklong stay and get away from it all with a daily regimen of massages, treatments, fitness and healthy eating. Voted World’s Best Destination Spa by Travel + Leisure for two years running, Rancho La Puerta in Baja California pioneered the total immersion spa concept way back in 1940, and continues to uphold an unparalleled standard of excellence. Just a bit further north, Rancho La Puerta’s sister property, Golden Door located near San Diego, maintains founder Deborah Szekely’s unique philosophy of personal health and fitness inspired by the ancient Japanese Honjin inns.ESPA Spa at the Acqualina in Miami

Additionally, in order to become a bona fide expert in spa terminology, you must first master the lingo, such as understanding the difference between endermologie and effleurage. Endermologie is a French massage created to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Effleurage, a French word meaning “to skim” or “to touch lightly on”, in a series of massage strokes used in Swedish massage to warm up the muscles before deep tissue work using petrissage. This is a soothing, stroking movement used at the beginning and the end of the facial and/or body massage.

Now that you know about the different types of spas and you understand the spa lingo it’s time to go out and speak it! Will it be a deep tissue massage or some much needed reflexology? The decision has been made and nothing more needs to be said. In fact, no words should be spoken at all because the whole point of a spa treatment is to relax, refresh and rejuvenate in a quiet and peaceful environment. It’s Mother’s Day and there is no better time to give the Gift of Spa.Rancho La Puerta

For more information or to book your luxurious spa vacation experience, please call Lisa Crawford, Founder and CEO of SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services at 954-456-0419 or email her at lisa@sitinmyseats.com.  Please visit www.sitinmyseats.com for all your VIP Ticket and Travel needs.