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Stone Resort & Casino - Skaná: The Spa at Turning Stone
Verona, New York
The Spa at Turning Stone is a newly-constructed 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art
spa, salon and fitness facility located at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino,
a 17,000-acre resort, gaming, entertainment and golf complexan enterprise
of the Oneida Indian Nation. Open November 1, 2006, Skaná is nestled in
the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State, 30 miles east of Syracuse. The spa
is conveniently located only 25 minutes from Syracuse Hancock International Airport
and 90 minutes from Albany International Airport. It is a 45-minute flight or
four-hour drive from New York City. The nearby Oneida County Airport accommodates
private jets and helicopters.
Skanás gentle treatments
use natural products combined with unparalleled service to promote inner peace
and harmonythus the name Skaná, the Oneida word for Peace.
It is a sanctuary where soothing treatments and modern amenities combine with
ancient American Indian healing traditions to create the worlds most luxuriously
unique spa experience.
Based on principles of Peace, Balance and Harmony,
Skaná Spa embraces the Oneidas welcoming spirit and their custom
of sharing friendship and peace, along with the balance of good health, harmony
with nature, and tranquility within. Natural woods, stone, trickling water, fireplaces
and authentic American Indian artwork inspire an atmosphere of natural calm where
guests feel nurtured, rested and renewed.
Skaná Spa incorporates
the benefits of time-honored herbal earth remedies and water therapiesas
confirmed by modern researchwith todays technological advances in
skincare to offer a truly rejuvenating experience that promotes good health and
brings mind and spirit in perfect harmony. Open year round, Skaná Spa is
co-ed with treatments and activities for men and women. Guests must be at least
17 years of age. Skaná is smoke-free, alcohol-free and cell phone-free.
While Skaná Spa is reserved for overnight guests, day visits will be permitted
based upon availability.
enter Skaná via a glass-enclosed, sound-proof walkway that separates the
spa from the main resort, the soul is soothed by the intimate, relaxed atmosphere
and comfortable public spaces. The entrance features a welcoming area, decorated
with American Indian art and crafts. The lower level of the spa features a spectacular
flower-shaped co-ed mineral pool. The spacious spa facility has 12 treatment rooms
for massage, body and skincare treatments, including one private VIP Spa Suite
with two soaking tubs, a two-person shower with multi-jets, a relaxation area
with a private herb garden, steam and sauna rooms and two treatment tables. There
is also a roomy Couples Suite for side-by-side treatments. Private mens
and womens locker rooms feature steam and sauna rooms, a mineral whirlpool,
fully-stocked vanities featuring Molton Brown amenities, showers with individual
changing areas, plus comfortable relaxation lounges with a beverage bar and fireplace.
A full-service salon offers luxurious hair, nail and make-up services for men
The 10,000-square-foot Fitness Center at Skaná Spa
features a state-of-the-art gym with Star Traccardiovascular training machines
with individual flat screen televisions, plus an exercise studio with special
cushioned flooring. Certified trainers offer group and private fitness, aerobics,
yoga, Tai Chi and meditation classes of all levels. There is also an indoor pool
for swimming laps and aquatic classes, as well as for relaxation, with an accompanying
lounging area, a beverage bar, co-ed whirlpool and private cabanas.
Guests are invited to experience
the self-guided Balancing Waters Ritual in the beautifully appointed mens
or womens locker room before or after spa treatments, or anytime to increase
circulation and detoxification, and to release muscle tension. The progressive
steps taken in the Balancing Waters Ritual are designed to be relaxing, yet stimulating
to the circulatory and central nervous system. The therapeutic balance of waters
include the alternate use of hot and cool water, as well as steam and dry inhalation.
Skaná Spas foundation is the use of natures healing
herbs, leaves and flowers in treatments, including Sweetgrass, White Pine, Lavender,
Arnica, Peppermint, Rosemary, Grand Fir, Juniper, Cedar, Sage, Aloe and many others.
The Skaná Spa menu includes dozens of types of therapeutic massages and
Signature massage treatments include the Sage
and White Pine Hot Towel Massage, which combines deep vigorous massage with
steaming hot towels dipped in a blend of Sage and White Pine oils for the ultimate
in relaxation, and the Dandelion and Mint Foot Cure, a reflexology
massage that uses a combination of healing herbs and Eastern acupressure techniques.
Body wraps and scrubs feature Rosemary, Aloe, Salt, Lavender and Chamomileherbs
and plants known for exceptional exfoliating properties. Skanás Balancing
Remedies, such as Yohutsya: t3: (meaning From the Earth) and 7s3hsi
(meaning Reawakening) feature the healing powers of therapeutic herbal and mineral
wraps and scrubs, warm stones, restorative baths and relaxing massages in luxurious
combinations to shed stress, and restore balance and harmony.
treatments include facials and masks made from holistic deep cleansing and nourishing
ingredients such as Pumpkin, Black Currant, Mint, Dandelion and Wild Black Cherry.
Also available are treatments specifically designed for men, including the 110-minute
Mens Balancing Retreat.
To complement these rejuvenating treatments,
Skaná Spa has added professional cosmetic dermatology services to its spa
offerings. Skaná has joined with Dermatology Associates of Central New
York to offer guests a host of nonsurgical skin rejuvenating and enhancement procedures,
including peels, fillers, skin resurfacing, Botox, laser hair removal and more.
Skaná guests may take advantage of the complimentary scenic sunrise
walks and daily yoga and Tai Chi classes on the property, as well as guided hiking
on the property and at nearby hiking trails. A one-mile, six-station obstacle
course surrounds the property.
Guests can experience a Sweat Lodge Ceremony
in an authentic sweat lodge with a traditional fire pit, featuring storytelling,
drumming, chants and prayers that have been used for centuries as a way of spiritually
cleansing body and soul.
Skaná offers a year-round selection of healthy
living and wellness programs for men, women and couples, led by some of the nations
leading wellness experts.
offered at Skaná include:
- Oneida Custom Massage
- Skana Harmany
- Signature Sage Stone Masssage
- Juniper and Cypress Detox
& White Pine Hot towel
- Spots Massage
and MintFoot Care
- Leave and Flowers
te: (From the Earth)
- Standing Stone Herbal Remedy
Pine Foot and Body
- Lavender Dreams
- Rosemary Sage Sea Salt Scrub
Spitit of Lavender
- Hydrating Aloe Wrap
Ritual of the Standing Stones
- The Oneida Journey
in the Deep Forest
- Pure Results
- Botanical Clinical
Grade Skin Renewal
- American Indian Enzyme Peel
Signature Harmony facial
- Sayanlahsla' Skin Facial
te' yakoksta: ha: se Facial
- Moisture Drench
- Nourishig Herbal Manicure
- Ultimate Manicure
- Men's Herbal Manicure
- Makeup Application
Skaná Spa stay at The Lodge at Turning Stone, a 94-suite, AAA Four-Diamond
award-winning luxury boutique hotel that is attached to the spa facility. Built
in 2004, The Lodge features contemporary Adirondack elegance with comfortable
décor and furnishings. Guests can relax in the stunning Great Room, with
20-foot-high ceilings and large windowswhich provide sweeping vista viewsdesigned
as a representation of a traditional Oneida Longhouse, complete with a fireplace
with a suspended flue. The interiors encourage guests to luxuriate in the peaceful
and welcoming haven set amidst serenely beautiful surroundings. All guest suites
include: European-style linens and Egyptian cotton sheets, plush bathrobes and
slippers, bathrooms with double sinks, whirlpool bathtubs and separate showers,
fully stocked in-room refreshment centers and high speed Internet access. The
Presidential Suite offers guests the height of luxury with a deluxe media center,
private kitchen, mini-spa and three luxurious bedrooms.
A variety of
fresh and healthy gourmet food and beverage offerings is available for breakfast
and lunch at the Skaná Spa Café, which is adjacent to the spa. The
elegant Wildflowers Restaurant (perhaps the finest restaurant between New York
and Chicago), located in The Lodge, serves Continental cuisine with a contemporary
flair and is open for lunch and dinner.
In winter, snowshoeing
and cross-country skiing led by skilled staff members is offered. Outdoor activities
are designed for all fitness levels to best suit guests needs. Turning Stone
Resort has three championship golf courses and a weather-resistant Golf Training
Center staffed by PGA teaching professionals. Turning Stone is proud to be hosting
the PGA Turning Stone Resort Championship in the fall of 2007. There are over
80,000 square feet of all-purpose meeting space.
Dance of the Song Birds - According to Oneida tradition, the bird's song causes
the sun to shine upon your heart. Start this journey of rejuvenation, balance
and harmony with an invigorating salt exfoliation followed by a side by side couples
massage with healing Birch Bud Oil as you are serenaded by the music of nature.
Your Own Combination - Any combination of treatments imagined by you can be enjoyed
side by side sub ac Side by Side Facials of your choice, Side by Side Massage
& Facial, Massage for Two, Side by Side Body Treatment of your choice.
Ritual of the Standing Stones - Indulge in an extended couple' treatment in the
privacy of the Spa Suite. Start this journey of inner peace, tranquility and harmony
with an herbal infused soak for both to share side by side. During this nourishing,
stimulating and re-hydrating bath strewn with fresh herbs, exfoliate and nourish
yourself with invigorating salts and therapeutic muds. After the bath you will
enjoy a side by side massage as the therapists perform a "stone dance"
to rebalance the senses. After the massage, your eyes will be covered with a Lavender
eye pillow while receiving a pressure point scalp massage with Lavender infused
hot oils to complete your relaxation.
The Oneida Journey -
American Indian Cultures used herbal remedies such as Echinacea, Sweetgrass, Witch
Hazel, Juniper, Sage and Pine to cleanse and heal the body long before synthetic
medicines arrived. This treatment begins with a warm soak with spicy Sage and
Pine to open up the lungs. After the inhalation, a wrap of purifying Plantain
and Lobelia is applied. The session concludes with a relaxing massage.
Walk in the Deep Forest - Nature's bliss enjoyed together. Begin with a relaxing
cup of herbal tea, and then immerse yourself in a deep soaking tub filled with
a luxurious foaming milk bath with Oat, Mint and Vanilla. Next, a reflexology
treatment featuring Dandelion and Peppermint soothes tired feed prior to the ultimate
escape of a warm stone massage with a sage and White Pine Oil Blend.
Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone unveils Authentic American Indian Sweat
Verona, New York 13478
Toll Free: 315-361-7711 worldwide
Web Site: http://www.turningstone.com
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Manitou Springs, CO
September 30 through October 1,
Waterfest will bring together, educators, practitioners, water enthusiasts and local residents for three days to explore the geology, hydrology, health benefits, business, culture and history of mineral water. The recently opened SunWater Spa and Wellness Center offers guests the opportunity to soak in the heated mineral springs water that has made the town a health seekers retreat for more than 150 years.
Presentations and discussions at the Manitou Springs City Hall on Saturday, October 1st
- 10am: Geology & Hydrology: Understanding and Protecting our Mineral Springs Aquifers: vulnerabilities, dangers, and creative approaches
- 11:15am: Culture & History: Explore the history of Manitou Springs and the development of global spa cultures
1:45pm: A New Frontier in Medicine: Balneology and a new system of natural therapeutics, evidence and applications.
3:00pm: Business & Economics: Interactive Roundtable for Mineral Springs Owners & Operators: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century
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