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Last Minute Summer Spa Travel Deals

The summer season is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Several resort spas across the country are offering end-of-the-summer travel deals so you can begin this fall refreshed and ready to go. Schedule a last-minute family vacation with Labor Day travel deals or squeeze in one more upcoming girlfriends getaway [...]
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Oprah Final Season Giveaway: Miraval!

This just in! Audience members of The Oprah Winfrey Show enjoyed quite the surprise today, when Miraval Arizona presented everyone with a two-night, all-inclusive stay at the luxury destination retreat. The special offering was in commemoration of the show’s farewell season, as well as the “25 Years of Oprah and Gayle’s All-Time Best Adventures” episode [...]


Wellness Week Menu Day 3: Miraval Arizona

Miraval Arizona has got it all, offering a wide range of activities, classes, retreats, and workshops, combined with an array of spa services, and of course, healthy seasonal and local spa cuisine. Executive Chef Chad Luethje (right) is dedicated to helping guests and residents live and feel better through eating, which means attempting to seek [...]

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Register for the First Annual Washington Spa Alliance Symposium!

Are you a spa enthusiast interested in the spa industry? If so, you can’t miss the first annual Washington Spa Alliance Symposium, where valuable information and new insights on the redefining of the American spa experience will be revealed and discussed. With featured speakers including Dr. Pamela Peeke, Philippe Bourguignon, vice chairman, Revolution, LLC & [...]


Why to Try a New Fitness & How to Do it Safely

Repetition can sometimes make the once exciting and invigorating into something mundane and blah. Because of this, the idea of exploring and experimenting with new forms of exercise is beneficial for several reasons, says Miraval’s Exercise Physiologist, Andrew Wolf, M.Ed, C.S.C.S.


Miraval Arizona Recipe: Sweet Corn, Barley, and Bean Soup

With all this wishy-washy weather, we think a good bowl of soup is in order to get grounded and feel nourished. This low-calorie, low-fat, hearty, and wholesome soup recipe from Miraval Arizona is as easy as it is delicious. We love sneaking barley in wherever we can – nutty, chewy, and pasta-like, this cereal grain [...]


Top 10 Voted Best for Yoga

Yoga is a great way to get a workout while increasing flexibility, and it’s also an opportunity to stretch the mind as you focus your attention on yourself and your body. Because yoga focuses on the all-encompassing concept of wellness through touching on mind, body, and soul, the practice is a great fit with getaway [...]
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5th Night Free at Miraval Arizona!

Miraval Resort & Spa invites you to enjoy more time in the sun – Stay 4 nights and your 5th Night is Free – one whole extra day in glorious warm weather at all inclusive Miraval Arizona! The winner of 9 different categories of the 2010 SpaFinder Reader’s Choice Awards – revel in our expertise, innovation, blue skies, natural surroundings and gracious care. For details: www.miravalresorts.com/Rates-Specials/5th-NIGHT-FREE or call 866-389-9589


Miraval Recipes: Warm Pear Gingerbread & Walnut Ice Cream

The holidays are in full swing, which means a house full of food and delicious treats to delight in. What better way to stimulate your senses, nourish your body, and warm the house than to bake a seasonal bread, fresh in your kitchen oven? Miraval’s Warm Pear Gingerbread recipe fits the bill perfectly – we [...]
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Touched by an Angel Spa Retreat

This February, Miraval Arizona, in conjunction with SpaFinder and Lauren Stone, will debut its first annual Touched by an Angel, Sisterhood of Survivors Spa Retreat, a ground-breaking, inspirational experience devoted to supporting those who have lost a loved one and providing a place to heal and grieve both individually and collectively as a group. Learn more about this life-enriching retreat.

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Sample Top Destination Spas during Deal Days

THIS JUST IN! Several of the spas in the SpaFinder Connoisseur Collection are participating in our SpaFinder Deal Days, the Wellness Week™! So if you are a local to any of these regions and have always wanted to try the fabulous destination spa in your ‘backyard,’ now’s your chance!

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Ask Susie: Healing Spa Retreats

Dear Susie,

I lost my only child, my 6-year old son to a few weeks ago after he bravely fought an intensely aggressive 21-months battle. I am emotionally, physically and mentally drained out and exhausted. Also, it still feels unreal. I am looking for a 5-7 days retreat to heal my mind, body and spirit. A retreat where I can connect to my soul, the earth and help focus on rebuilding my energies and my life. Activities I am looking for are: yoga, meditation, holistic discourses, healthy meals, Ayurveda, massages, walks, spiritual awakening, all scheduled by the retreat so I have a daily itinerary to follow.