An Apothecary for a New Age: Linden Spa Opens
at The Inn at Perry Cabin on Chesapeake Bay
YORK, NY (June 26, 2007) - The Inn at
Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, has announced that its new 6,000 square
foot Linden Spa will open on June 30, 2007. The spa is named after the large Linden
trees that line the brick driveway leading to the hotel, whose blooms will be
used in many of the spas signature treatments. Linden trees were initially
brought to the United States from Europe by early settlers and their white and
yellow blooms were coveted for their beauty, medicinal purposes and bountiful
honey and beeswax harvests.
focus is on the botanical art of wellness, harnessing the healing
powers of local plants and herbs. The spa is grounded in the long-standing tradition
of the apothecary, which was always strong in the Baltimore area in times past.
To reflect this, treatment rooms are named after local flowers and trees that
are known for their healing properties: Linden; Bayberry; Violet; Lemon Verbena;
Rose; Marigold; and Lavender.
A full range
of treatments will be offered that will focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness.
Linden Spas signature treatment is The Linden Ritual. This spa journey begins
by infusing linden flowers, black birch, sage, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus and
rosemary into an herbal mixture with which the body is wrapped, allowing the guest
to drift into a gentle sleep state as the body detoxifies. The lifting of toxins
continues with a local salt and linden flower honey scrub. After being led to
the cleansing alcove and draped in a towel, a shower with an herbal bath awakens
and purifies body and spirit. The experience then continues back on the warm treatment
table, where a four-handed massage of renewal is performed on the body.
Other standout treatments include: Five Flower Solace, in
which five local flowers are infused into white clay to create a soothing, aromatic
herbal mixture that is slowly massaged into the skin; the Botanical Complex Facial,
a completely organic treatment of natural herbs and flowers customized to each
persons individual skin type; and the Youthful Renewal Facial, which combines
the innovative science of bio-peptides - specific compound blends of complex amino
acid protein extracts (the building blocks of healthy skin) - with gentle, natural
application methods to increase oxygen supply to the skin and improve the moisture
The Linden Spa is being built in the same Colonial
style of architecture as The Inn at Perry Cabin, in a palate of cream, brown and
blue accented with botanical prints. The relaxation room will be decorated with
panels of pressed flowers harvested from the Inns lush grounds.
at the spa, guests will be able to rest in the indoor or outdoor relation rooms,
take a dip in the infinity edge pool, detoxify in a steam room, find harmony in
a yoga class, fine tune their fitness routine with a personal trainer or find
that little pampering something to take home at the spas own apothecary.
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The Inn at
Perry Cabin is an elegant circa 1816 waterfront property located on 25 acres overlooking
the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The hotel is a short stroll
from the history-steeped town of St. Michaels, Maryland, and an easy one hour
drive from either Baltimore or Washington, DC. It has 80 guest rooms, each individually
decorated in either a traditional style indicative of the historic section of
the Inn, or in a style that evokes the contemporary Maryland seaside with a mixture
of modern and period furniture and a palate of taupes, soft blues and ivories.
The restaurant, decorated in a nautical style, overlooks the waterfront, and boasts
the award-winning cuisine of Executive Chef Mark Salter. The serene landscape
of water and sky is complemented by intricate and exquisite grounds, which include
brick lanes and arches, white columns, lavish gardens, pathways, and a horizon
edge outdoor pool. www.perrycabin.com.