Entries tagged with “Spa”

Best Retreats for the Active Traveler

The spiritual path leads toward “total aliveness” and entails peace and calm and simplicity, but it may also include bucket-list-level indulgence. The problem of course is that the…

Best Retreats for the Solo Explorer

Not so many years ago, a healthy spa diet arrived in shades of dark green and brown and would make a foodie wince. Not anymore. Health resort foods now tend toward the exquisite, t…

Best Retreats for the Spiritual Seeker

Natural quiet comes in many forms: the quiet of the solitary mountain walk, the meditation cushion, the yoga platform, the beach, the candlelit dinner, the massage table, or perhap…

Healing Spas Now Focus on Cancer

If your stress level is 4 or above, it’s time for massage

Hot Springs Havens

Soothing getaways for soaking

How to Connect to the Rhythm of Rest

Growing up, my grandparents had an ofuro; a Japanese-style wood burning hot tub. It was made of redwood, with a copper bottom. We would build a fire in the firebox underneath it to…

Most Spiritual Spa 2011: Haramara Retreat Center

Religious faith can turn any place or building or gathering into a potential source of healing. But for those who have lost religious faith or never had it the question becomes: Wh…

Most Spiritual Spa: The Vana, Malsi Estate

Spirituality, more often than not, when offered up in today’s spa realm, is yet another entrée on the scrumptious spa buffet. I’ll take a little bit of that sustainable salt scrub,…

Pilates Workout: Strengthen Your Core and Improve Your Posture

I thought I had good posture until my first pilates class in L.A. With its system of stretching exercises developed 40 years ago by Joseph Pilates to strengthen the body, mobilize …

Reharmonizing the Body’s Built-In Energy Network

Marma Treatments at an Ayurvedic Retreat Center

Three Great Places to Take the Waters

Spa en Vivo at Hotel MatildaSan Miguel de Allende, MexicoThere’s a large painting by Diego Rivera that hangs in the library of this chic boutique property. It’s called The Archer, …

Three Therapies for Wine and Water Lovers

HARBIN HOT SPRINGS: By far the greenest, least expensive, and most profound personal water experience happens at the Harbin Hot Springs, tucked into a valley about an hour north of…

Toolbox: Home Spa Inspiration

Release the worries of the day with these finds from S&H

Transformative Travel: Ideal Places to Soak, Shower, and Float

I was wading through icy-cold water — willingly — and it felt great. I wasn’t at a spa with soft candles, pleasing scents, and fluffy robes; I was in an old, windowless tiled room …

Video: A Holistic Cinco de Mayo

On this episode of Conscious Living, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo the healthy way by heading South of the Border to one of Mexico's top holistic healing destinations, Rancho La Puert…

Video: Healing Waters

"For millennia, spiritual seekers have ventured to healing springs to restore optimal health and rejuvenate their souls. On this episode, we booked a reflective weekend at the Two …

Your Assignment: Find Your Bliss

3 Perfect Soaks at Two Bunch Palms