Archive for August, 2010
Since Glen Ivy is a place for friends and family to gather, celebrate, relax and bond, what better way to honor the tradition of camaraderie (and our September Challenge) than to give away a Cabana day for you and your favorite person! All you have to do is send in a response to:
“If I could spend one day relaxing in a cabana at Glen Ivy with any one person, it would be…..”
Is it your amazing sister? Your favorite singer or actor? Whether they’re famous, deceased, or just someone you’ve admired your entire life, we want to know who you’d spend the day with and why!
Here’s how to enter:
Submit your entries to email@example.com by 10 AM on Monday September 6. The top five entries will be posted later that afternoon and then it’s up to YOU to vote for the winning entry! The winner will receive a day for two in our Date Palm Cabana available for redemption October-November 2010.
Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget to take some time to slow down and truly enjoy and nurture the important relationships in our lives. As part of our September Challenge, we encourage you to “getaway” with your friends and family and relax!
With our Weekday Getaway Package (available Monday-Thursday) you’ll enjoy admission to the spa, a 50 minute Swedish Massage OR 50 minute Glen Ivy Facial, Grotto Admission, and lunch. Getting together with friends in a healthy atmosphere fosters intimacy, a closeness, times of laughter, joy, and bonding, which ultimately makes us healthier and happier.
So join us in celebrating camaraderie this month and reconnect with your relationships. After all, “Life’s truest happiness is found in friendships we make along the way.”
To book the Weekday Getaway Package, call 888-GLEN-IVY.
You’ve tried expensive serums and creams, but do you have the ultimate beauty product? It doesn’t come in some fancy jar and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It’s clear, pure, and ready to get you looking and feeling your best! Still haven’t guessed what it is? It’s good old’ H2O! Here are some ways that drinking an adequate amount of water daily can help you appearance and overall health:
- Water flushes out toxins which gives you a more radiant complexion since those toxins are being released and not escaping through your pores!
- Increases energy levels
- Helps attack dark circles around your eyes making your eyes look brighter and clearer
- Maintains the skin’s elasticity and suppleness (less wrinkles!)
- Improves circulation and blood flow
- Helps to curb your appetite for those on a diet!
So how much water should you actually be drinking? Just follow the “8×8″ guideline recommended by The Mayo Clinic–8 glasses, 8 ounces each a day. So keep that reusable container handy and fill it up throughout the day! Let the water do the rest!
We all know that drinking water is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but there are many other ways to incorporate water into your life . From relaxing your muscles to strengthening your immune system, water can work wonders for you! Here are just a few different ways to enjoy water during your next visit to the Hot Springs:
- Water Aerobics: Get a workout in the water! Join in the water aerobic classes offered daily at the Hot Springs for a fun way to stay in shape!
- Watsu Massage: Enjoy an extraordinary form of warm water hydrotherapy massage which integrates the healing qualities of water. Each session is not only a massage, but a profound experience that promotes healing “shifts” on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
- Mineral Baths: Take a dip and experience the healing powers as mineral water is absorbed into your skin and helps heal.
- Cold Plunge Pool: As the newest addition to the Hot Springs, this 55 degree pool helps to increase circulation and strengthen the immune system. A long period of time is not needed to receive the benefits of the cold water-even 30 seconds can get the nerve receptors firing.
Elevate Your Water Wisdom!
Did you know that the word “Spa” means “health by water?” Because water has been at the core of the Glen Ivy Hot Springs experience since we opened our doors 150 years ago, we would like to encourage you to elevate your water wisdom this month. You might surprise yourself… and the two-thirds-water world around you!
How do I participate?
First download the Water Wisdom poster to the right, and put it on your fridge, office space or desktop for the month (anywhere you would be likely to see it each day). We hope that it will inspire you throughout the month to find new ways to incorporate water awareness into your daily life. You can even have some fun and play the Tip Tank game to learn new water-saving tips or take a moment to calculate your own water footprint. Then, during August, stay tuned, as we’ll be highlighting a different aspect of the importance of water.
Also, check out our featured Product of the Month, Glen Ivy Spa Insulated Travel Tumblers.
We want to hear from you. Join us on Facebook and share your Water Wisdom!
I would like to introduce you to Patrick Mitchell, Glen Ivy’s own Director of Landscapes and Sustainability. Not only does Patrick know everything and anything about all of the beautiful gardens and collections of plants here at the Hot Springs, he’s here to let you know exactly where our most important resource, water, comes from!
“Pure Glen Ivy Well Water.” We see these signs throughout the Hot Springs but what does that really mean? Where does our water come from?
In case it isn’t completely obvious, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is all about water. It is the one resource that makes this sanctuary a destination. Of course the beautiful landscapes and wonderful staff are invaluable, but Glen Ivy would not exist with out our water—and the availability of that water is a long and complex process.
In fact, the story of Glen Ivy Hot Springs’ water begins somewhere around 12-million years ago. That is when the Santa Ana Mountains began to rise up. Faults or deep cracks in the earths crust formed between the areas we now know as Lake Elsinore and Whittier and as those faults moved and adjusted, the land to the west was pushed up, often rapidly and violently. In this cataclysmic time hot molten magma from deep within the earth vented toward the surface making contact with underground pools or aquifers. As the pressure built, the hot water was forced to follow cracks and crevices eventually reaching the surface in what we now call hot springs. Where underground water stays protected from heat and pressure underground pools form. As these pools fill in the gaps underground, water is forced to move and often reaches the surface in cold water springs.
As both hot and cold springs are reliant on rain and snow to refill the underground pools or aquifers, the amount of available water changes seasonally and from year to year. Being aware of these changes, every person at Glen Ivy Hot Springs conscious of the need to plan and explore multiple ways to protect and conserve this most important resource.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of the innovative ways Glen Ivy is preserving and protecting Pure Glen Ivy Well Water.
An important part of our August Challenge is the importance of consuming clean water. During your time surfing the web, there is a website that is striving to bring safe drinking water to developing nations that you should check out! Wahanda, a website devoted to health, beauty, and wellness, has teamed up with Charity: Water to help provide clean and safe drinking water to deprived communities around the world and they’re making it SO easy for you to help the cause!
How do you participate? Simply register for a free Wahanda account, find any spa, salon, or gym that you’ve visited and write a review (yes, it’s that simple!). For every review you write, Wahanda will donate $1 to help fund Charity: Water. Just in case you need a reason why you should post a review, here are a few:
- 1.1 billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water
- Unsafe drinking water causes 80% of all sickness and disease
- $20 can give a person in Africa clean drinking water for 20 years
- 100% of the money raised goes directly to fund project costs and a sustainable development
- Drilling a well costs between $4,000 and $12,000
So share your Glen Ivy Hot Springs experience (or any other spa, salon, or gym!) and let Wahanda do the rest! You give the review, they’ll give clean water!
Whether you shorten your time in the shower or only do laundry when you have a full load, you’d be surprised how big of a difference YOU can make! As part of our August Challenge, we’re making water conservation easier than ever with these easy ways you can start conserving our precious resource (and even save a little money!).
- We’re more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
- When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments (they’re more water and energy efficient).
- Use a water-efficient shower head. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons a month.
- Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
- Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks
For a fun way to learn some more ways to conserve water, play Tip Tank. Have any ways that you’ve used to help conserve water? We would love to hear from you!
In an age of immense media overload, how may we find inner peace without having to “catch-up” with “keep-up?” What is the new “Walden within?” In an age when an increasing number of people are blaming divorce, job loss, children’s alienation, and “couch potato” status on media addiction and obsession, this presentation focuses upon how we re-enter a world of human (rather than gadget) relationships in a way that we can transform our identity from the “consumer” to the “creator” and regain deeper relationships with each other, the media, and society. Who are we beneath our programming? Is original thought still possible? Can we heal, deepen, and transform our relationships? Join Dr. Tom Cooper to find out and to find peace.