Thursday, September 9, 2010

Latest Spa Trends Signal that Healthy Feet are in High Fashion

At a recent International Spa Association gathering in New York City, spa trends were a hot topic and a focus on benefit driven treatments were among the highlights. Located in New Paltz, New York, and in attendance at the event, the Spa at Mohonk Mountain House has introduced two new treatments to their menu that address the daily demands put on our soles. The High Heeler and Man on the Go were designed to target specific areas of the body that need the most attention. Spa goers today are looking for real results from their spa experiences and these treatments deliver relief to the tired, overworked, and under-appreciated muscles of legs and feet. A new Spa-cation special complements the two services.

The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House celebrates nature with eco-friendly practices.
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New Paltz, NY (Vocus) September 9, 2010
Foot Fashion—Yes! Foot Pain—No!
The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House introduces new ways to soothe the soles and spirit
Fashionable shoes—on the job, on the run, and for social events after hours—are a fact of life, but foot pain doesn’t have to be. Treatments addressing the real pain that fashionable footwear can create are new to the bountiful spa menu at Mohonk Mountain House, a National Historic Landmark resort located in New Paltz, New York. The High Heeler and Man on the Go provide immediate relief for calves and feet and are offered exclusively at the award-winning 30,000 square-foot eco-friendly Spa at Mohonk Mountain House.

A recent story in The New York Times noted that the height of shoe heels seem to grow as the economy dips. And as heels rise, so does the need to take better care of our soles. The High Heeler and Man on the Go benefit tired, overworked and under-appreciated muscles of the legs and feet. From extended hours on the job, to caring for the kids and running around town, the lower legs provide support and literally carry the weight of daily demands. An invigorating foot scrub and peppermint-infused massage coupled with stretch techniques specific to the feet and calves produce benefits felt from the hips to the toes. The treatments are fifty minutes each ($118) and are now available at the Spa at Mohonk Mountain House.
To provide the perfect opportunity to experience these new treatments, Mohonk Mountain House has introduced a new inclusive and budget-friendly overnight package: The Spa-cation Special! Rates begin at $279 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Each person will receive a $130 spa credit, along with access to the sauna, stream room, and outdoor heated mineral pool. Guests will also enjoy discounts on spa retail products and on one additional spa treatment. Included in the rate are three meals daily, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort activities—such as guided nature hikes, tennis, golf, fitness, yoga, and meditation classes, boating, swimming, and more. This package requires a two night minimum (Sunday through Thursday) and is subject to availability. Taxes and a 15% service charge are additional. The Spa-cation Special is available from September 6 through March 27, 2011.

More spa trends released by the International Spa Association can be found online at ISPA's website.
About Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, just 90 miles north of New York City. Owned and operated by the Smiley Family since being founded in 1869, the resort has provided guests with recreation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting for 141 years. The award-winning 30,000-square-foot Spa wing at Mohonk Mountain House features 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, and outdoor heated mineral pool, along with an indoor heated swimming pool with an underwater sound system, comprehensive fitness center, and yoga/motion studio. The Spa is heated and cooled by a geothermal system and has a partial “green roof”. It has been honored as one of the Top Ten Hotel Spas in Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards and as one of the “Top 25 Resort Spas in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Travel + Leisure has also named Mohonk as one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families and lauded Mohonk’s Kids’ Club as one of the Best Hotel Kids’ Programs in the United States. Mohonk’s spectacular Skating Pavilion is host to special activities including skating lessons and corporate teambuilding programs. For invigorating outdoor fun, guests enjoy 85 miles of trails for seasonal hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Overnight guests can enjoy rock climbing on one of the most acclaimed cliffs in the world. The grounds feature exquisite gardens, a challenging nine-hole golf course, red clay tennis courts, and stables with horseback riding and horse-drawn carriage rides. The half-mile-long, glacial-formed Lake Mohonk is ideal for boating, fishing, and swimming. Extensive composting, recycling, and nature interpretation programs are hallmarks of the ongoing stewardship efforts undertaken at Mohonk Mountain House. Over 40 theme programs are presented annually at this Victorian castle resort, including culinary classes, gardening workshops, music festivals, nature programs, and more. Overnight rates at Mohonk Mountain House include charming accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner, Afternoon Tea and Cookies, and most resort activities. For additional information, please call 800.772.6646 or visit

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