Archive for February, 2012

Spa Detox: Recipes for Juicing Away the Toxins

Friday, February 24th, 2012

spa juice detox

There’s a good reason why many spas have a juice bar available to their guests; juicing fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs is not only a great way to get a rapid infusion of vitamins, minerals and other plant based nutrients into your system, it’s also a highly effective way to rid the body of toxins built up from poor diet and environmental factors. Juicing is great for cleansing the liver and it also improves the health of the heart and cardiovascular system. Vegetable juice alkalizes your system, making your PH level less acidic; as a result, brain function improves and the aging process slows down. Juicing is also great for skin, hair and nail health. The best part about juicing is you don’t always have to pay the exorbitant prices spas charge for juice – you can just make it at home with a juicer from the local appliance store. Here are some of Talk Spas favorite recipes for juicing away toxins:

Watermelon Ultra- Detox

Watermelon is a fruit that is excellent for detoxification. The strawberries are added into this recipe to boost vitamin C and the blackberries are a great source of folic acid.

Ingredients:

6 oz watermelon
5 strawberries
10 blackberries

Juice all ingredients at a cool temperature. (more…)

Angkor Century Resort & Spa

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Angkor Century Resort

Angkor, in Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. The region contains magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, spanning from the 9th to the 15th century, and includes the famous Temple of Angkor Wat. A visit to the region is the trip of a lifetime, and if you do go, why not stay in an accommodation that offers a world-class spa to facilitate all of your relaxation needs? The Angkor Century Resort & Spa, a 5 star deluxe resort property set within lush tropical gardens covering an area of 9-acres, can do exactly that.

Angkor Century massage

Only a 15-minute drive from the Angkor Temples, Angkor Century Resort & Spa is located on an 8-acre tropical garden in the heart of Siem Reap City. The resort’s interiors offer a tasteful blend of elegant Khmer design coupled with contemporary western art. Guests may choose from 190 stylishly-appointed rooms and suites that reflect the needs of the traveler, including: the Deluxe Suite, which faces the swimming pool and the gardens, and is bathed in elegant and convenient light, and romantic innate colors; the Century Suite, which is elegant and aptly sized, and consists of a private living room and a guestroom; and the Executive Suite, which offers grand accommodations with an extended seating area and a 15 square foot private balcony overlooking the swimming pool and gardens. With regards to dining and drinking, Angkor Century Resort & Spa offers numerous options including: the Grand View Coffee House, which offers a wide selection of local, Asian and Western delights, as well as great outdoor barbeques and Cambodian cultural dance shows; and the Lagoon Pool Bar, which overlooks the lagoon near the pool, and is the perfect place for informal drinks after a walk in the lustrous garden. (more…)

Hotel Guanahani & Spa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

guanahani-pool

The island of St. Barts is often referred to as “the Pearl of the Caribbean”; with 27 gorgeous white sand beaches, an average temperature of 82 degrees and an overall quality of life that is unparalleled, it’s no wonder why. For those that arrive to enjoy the island’s pleasures, there is only one place to stay: Hotel Guanahani & Spa. Not only is this hotel the finest on the island, but it boasts a world class spa with a range of treatments of which any other spa would be envious.

Hotel Guanahani & Spa welcomes guests to its delightful cottages designed in the architectural and decorative traditions which have developed in the West Indies over the course of many centuries. Each cottage is uniquely crafted from rare woods, Caribbean pastel shades and gentle cotton fabrics, ultimately creating a colonial atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the lush, surrounding gardens and connected terraces; one cottage even has its own private swimming pool. As for dining, French Master Chef Philippe Masseglia has made Hotel Guanahani’s kitchens his playground, and utilizes them to create and preside over inspiring French, Japanese and Italian cuisine. Just outside the doors of the hotel, St. Barts offers world class shopping, including the latest fashion trends from Europe and the finest art. The island has a lively nightlife scene with great live music and parties that continue on into the wee hours of the morning. (more…)

Monart Spa

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Exterior of Spa MonartIn the world of destination spas, there are a plethora from which to choose; undoubtedly, Monart Spa, located in Wexford, Ireland and nestled in over 100 acres of lush countryside, is among the most picturesque. With Mount Leinster providing a stunning backdrop, acres of woodland and sandy beaches nearby, and horses roaming the surrounding fields, the theme of nature is central to the ethos at Monart.

Monart Spa treatmentThe historic Monart House forms an impressive entrance to Ireland’s leading spa. Completed in 1740, Monart House is a decidedly handsome Georgian construction, with its façade built of sandstone with limestone quoins and dressings quarried from Mount Leinster. It offers spectacular views of Vinegar Hill, where the Battle of Vinegar Hill took place during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The Griffin Group, owners of Monart Spa, realized Monart House would create the perfect destination for a world class spa due to its rich heritage. An adults only environment, the spa offers luxury accommodations, delectable cuisine and an exceptional golf course, all to suit the needs of even the most discerning guests. Monart Spa fosters an environment where deep relaxation and vital rejuvenation are not only possible, but mandatory. The Monart Spa experience includes a variety of treatments utilizing the finest products to ensure remarkable results. For example, hand-harvested, certified organic seaweed is used in baths and treatments to ensure clients are exposed to nature in its purest form. You will find such ingredients in Monart Spa’s Day Spa programs, as well as their programs for longer term guests. Offered to all guests, the Thermal Suite is at the heart of the Monart experience, featuring: An indoor sauna, samarium, caldarium, kneippe cure pool, heated benches and foot baths, aromatic steam room, salt grotto, hydrotherapy pool and laconium loungers. Extended programs at Monart Spa include the Monart 4 Night/5 Day Detox Program in which the aim is to boost a client’s system and help them to reach their ideal weight; all while improving their overall health. The program is aimed at people who genuinely want to detox their system and are prepared to follow a strict regime. Included in the program: A physical evaluation with a certified instructor, an exercise program, a 5-day calorie controlled menu, daily scheduled classes, daily meetings about goals, progress and results, and a daily thermal spa experience and dry body brushing. Clients receive a full summary evaluation at the end of their stay, including instructions for follow-up. (more…)


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