Location, Location, Location
Many spas incorporate ingredients or themes from their surrounding areas to add the final touches to their décor and treatment options. The Cliff House Resort and Spa in Maine has introduced a new body treatment inspired by its seaside location.
Just introduced for the 2006 spa season, the SeaShell Therapy is a three part body treatment designed to improve circulation and lymphatic function. Based on an ancient Hawaiian therapy, clients start out with a natural bristle and dry brush exfoliation. This is followed by an application of seaweed and mud to reach deeper into the skin. The next step is a massage of warmed cone, scallop and fan-shaped seashells. Clients can enhance their experience by choosing rosemary, citrus or lavender oils. The final step is full-body hydration with Shea butter, a natural derivative of the West African Karite tree mixed with a blend of herbal extracts.
There are other treatments inspired by the resort's surroundings, such as a stone massage with basalt stones gathered from the millennia-old Bald Head Cliff, a body buff with salts from the Dead Sea and a facial with a mask of wild, organic Maine blueberries.
"Our therapies incorporate indigenous rocks and plants for healing, relaxing, balancing and energizing," said spa director Julie Morse-Patuleia.
For more information about the Cliff House Resort and Spa, visit www.cliffhousemaine.com or call (207) 361-1000.
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Updated: April 12, 2006