Find Serenity at New York’s Spas

ALBANY, N.Y., March 29 /PRNewswire/ — From sacred healing rituals to the benefits of natural mineral baths, New York State’s many spas and resorts offer the latest in spa treatments. And this summer, a brand new spa is opening in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Whether you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, bridal weekend or a just an escape from the daily grind, the spas listed below offer packages to fit every schedule and budget:

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

This 19th century castle and 2,200-acre resort is welcoming a new addition this summer-the brand new 30,000 square foot Mohonk Spa and Fitness Center. The three-level facility includes an indoor swimming pool, fitness rooms, motion room (for Pilates, yoga and meditation) as well as a full-service spa. Reservations can be made now for those who wish to be among the first to be pampered at the luxurious spa. Prior to the grand opening, Mohonk will continue to offer guests a full range of massage and facials treatments, including the Maple Body Polish. Available through April 30th, this spring treatment is a combination of brown sugar and Mohonk’s own maple syrup, designed to energize and add nutrition to your skin. The 35-minute treatment is $77 or can be combined with a full-box half-hour massage for $125. Call: 1-800-772-6646 or visit: http://www.mohonk.com/.

The New Yorker Bed and Breakfast, Sharon Springs, NY

Lured by the healing powers of naturally occurring mineral springs, Sharon Springs was a mecca for the 19th century social elite. Today, the New Yorker Bed and Breakfast continues the region’s healing tradition with its new Wellness Spa. In addition to traditional treatments, such as facials and therapeutic massage, the New Yorker also offers reflexology, Reiki and guided meditation. Special packages can be customized for wedding parties and retreat groups who stay in the cozy rooms of the 1893 inn. Visit: http://www.nyguesthouse.com/ or call: 518-284-2126.

Catherine Hinds American Skin Care & Spa, Clayton, NY

In 2000, Catherine Hinds, founder of the first accredited esthetics school in the country, sold her New York City and Boston salons and “retired to work” in New York State’s beautiful Thousand Islands. Take advantage of Hinds’ more than 40 years of expertise at her waterfront spa, on the St. Lawrence River. Through April 30, a special package includes two nights of accommodations for two people, two face treatments and express breakfast each morning for $199. Hinds’ extensive menu of spa treatments includes multiple chemical peels and microdermabrasion choices. Call: 1-800-606-4707 or visit: http://www.thousandislandsspa.com/.

Medbery Inn and Spa, Ballston Spa, NY

Located just minutes from Saratoga Springs, the Medbery offers the region’s signature mineral baths. The “Medbery Magic” package is an affordable luxury offering guests a relaxing mineral bath followed by a European facial for $70. The Medbery’s historic San Souci Spring will provide natural spring water for you to indulge in one of natures most therapeutic gifts. Private tub rooms are filled with soothing aromas, soft music and candle light. The Medbery also offers a special golf package with the nearby Ballston Spa Country Club. Call 1-800-508-1804 or visit: http://www.medberyinnandspa.com/.

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY

Situated on Lake George, in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, this year- round resort and sports paradise includes a European-style spa. Get back to nature with the one of the latest treatments, the Sacred Earth Healing Ritual. Based on centuries of old native tradition, the treatment uses medicinal herbs, aromatic steam and massage. Enjoy deep tissue purification and a healing ritual with the stimulating combination of herbs and flower essences. After an invigorating exfoliation, luxuriate with an aromatic body steam followed by a full body lymph massage. To learn more about this and other spa packages, visit: http://www.thesagamore.com/spa or call: 800-358-3585.

Gables Day Spa and Natural Medicines Center, Mayville, NY

In Western New York, the Gables Day Spa and Natural Medicines Center offers a fully-integrated approach to wellness. Located near the picturesque Chautauqua Lake, services include massage, facials, Reiki, and reflexology. In addition, a licensed acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor providing classical Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy, while a nutritionist offers diet consultations. The Bridal Party Day at the Spa is a popular package that includes a continental brunch, massage, facial, and a pedicure or spa manicure. Visit: http://www.gables-center.com/ or call: 716-753-3232.

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