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Healing Arts Center & Spa Debuts at Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden
GateSpa Menu Focuses on Transforming Treatments and
Therapies: From Signature Body Work to Bamboo Scrubs and Acupuncture Sessions
Cavallo Point SpaSAN FRANCISCO, CA--(September 3, 2008)
- Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate, which burst onto the national
travel scene this summer, announces the official opening of its Healing Arts Center
& Spa, a new retreat situated where San Francisco's urban edge meets the rugged
Marin County Headlands. Cavallo Point Lodge, an upscale yet environmentally sustainable
property, is the Bay Area's first national park lodge and offers amenities and
guest experiences to match its breathtaking setting.
Arts Center & Spa, at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito,
invites lodge and day guests to relax, renew and revive with an innovative spa
menu of treatments and therapies amid the new, elegantly designed, 11,000-square-foot
facility that offers 11 massage rooms and a tea bar among other amenities.
philosophy is a return to the authentic spa experience," said Jenny Helling,
director for the Lodge's Healing Arts Center & Spa. "Health and wellness
are at the heart of the spa tradition, and our treatments honor the powerful therapeutic
benefits of natural and organic ingredients applied by caring hands practiced
in the art of healing."
Helling leads an expert staff
of 16 massage therapists and estheticians and another seven healing arts practitioners.
Under her vision, the new venue honors the ancient healing arts with an extensive
treatment menu that goes beyond skin deep. From mud and herbal wraps to salt scrubs
and bath soaks, to highly specialized services, such as acupuncture, herbal and
nutritional consultations, hypnotherapy and guided imagery are available.
staff offers numerous body work modalities; in addition to traditional Swedish
massage, there is the Cavallo Point Signature Massage, which combines aromatherapy
with elements of Swedish and Thai massage techniques, as well as Thai, Tandem
and Herbal Stone Massage styles. Select treatments may be performed for lodge
guests as an in-room service. Massage treatments begin at $140 per hour, with
reservations required. All wraps, scrubs and soaks conclude with a gentle massage.
Complementing the lodge's environmental ethos, treatment products
are organic and/or renewable. All massages, body treatments and baths feature
organic or wild-crafted ingredients blended exclusively for Cavallo Point by Body
Bliss. A full menu of facial treatments is offered, featuring the Naturopathica
product line. All-organic Coyuchi flannels and linens ensure spa guests are wrapped
in luxury and comfort.
The Healing Arts Center & Spa is
open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Treatments begin at 9:00 a.m. All guests age 18 and
older are welcome; all Healing Arts sessions are available to lodge as well as
The Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa
stands among a fragrant growth of pine and eucalyptus trees at the topographical
and spiritual heart of the property. The newly built architectural design by San
Francisco's celebrated Leddy Maytum Stacy firm is striking and contemporary, yet
integrates with the adjacent, restored turn-of-the-century buildings that encircle
Fort Baker's historic parade ground.
The two-story structure
includes an expansive atrium lobby, 11 treatment rooms, two consultation rooms,
fitness room, men's and women's locker rooms with adjacent eucalyptus steam rooms
and outdoor whirlpools, co-ed relaxation lounge with library and fireplace, a
retail store and tea bar. The tea bar features organic and wild-crafted teas and
a variety of Earth Bar herbal drinks by Great Earth, plus a light lunch menu.
The outdoor space offers a heated basking pool, fire pit with surrounding lounge
chairs, and tea garden.
Set within the Golden Gate National
Parks at Fort Baker, Cavallo Point Lodge marks a milestone for California and
the National Park Service. Once a Pacific Coast fortress, Fort Baker went from
a designated military post to a 350-acre national park in 2002. Cavallo Point
Lodge signals a new era, one that will burnish Fort Baker's stalwart legacy as
it preserves historic landmark buildings, restores natural habitat, protects the
environment, and ensures access to the revitalized national park site for generations
Lodge guests can ramble along spectacularly scenic
coastline trails; bend to yoga classes in a century-old chapel; savor Michelin
two-star cuisine at Murray Circle, the lodge's popular signature restaurant; revel
at Farley Bar and sip reserve wine from one of California's largest cellars; view
original photography and art throughout the property, including works from Imogen
Cunningham and Gregory Colbert; hike and bike on miles of coastline trails; and
at day's end, reside in one of the property's 68 carefully restored historic rooms
and suites or perhaps one of 74 artfully designed contemporary rooms and suites.
Guests also have the option to discover deeper enrichment
via signature, pre-booked adventures and programs that pair property amenities
with focused agendas in adventure & well-being, creative arts, and the culinary
A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo
Point is developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC, which includes Equity
Community Builders LLC, Passport Resorts LLC, and Ajax Capital LLC. Passport Resorts
or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point, the award-winning Post Ranch
Inn, Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa, Sea Ranch Lodge and the Jean-Michel Cousteau
Fiji Islands Resort.
For more information, including a complete
menu of Healing Arts services and packages, visit http://www.cavallopoint.com/spa.php.
Reservations are required; advance notice is recommended. Inquiries can be made
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
and reservations can be made by calling (415) 339-4767.
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