Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oaks at Ojai Spring 2012

Ojia Valley California

Just as cars need tune ups, so does the human body. The award-winning Oaks at Ojai, one of the first and most beloved destination spas in the country, offers new products, services, classes and activities just in time for a spring tune up.  For guests who visit each year looking to lose a few pounds (or more,) kick-start a wellness regimen or enjoy a weekend getaway to cleanse and recharge their batteries, The Oaks offers more than ever.

Founded by internationally known fitness expert, Sheila Cluff, and operated by the Cluff family, The Oaks pioneered the spa destination industry, and is known as one of the true weight-loss spas in the U.S. – the average guest loses  three pounds in five days. In addition to a newly renovated lobby, 2011 saw The Oaks recognized by Conde Nast TravelerSpa Finder, Spa Magazine and Spas of America and below are a few reasons why:


Achy Breaky Recovery Massage -- After a day’s workout, muscle soreness is common. The herb Arnica (Arnica montana) has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. The Oaks has developed a treatment that focuses on joint pain and relieving it.

Jane Iredale Cosmetics -- The first to introduce a full line of mineral-based cosmetics to the spa industry, make-up expert Linda Winn, one of Jane Iredale’s first accounts, returns to The Oaks after a hiatus. Mineral based cosmetics are beneficial to the skin. They are non-comedogenic, will  not block pores, are non-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, water resistant and offer complete coverage for skin conditions and sun protection. Ojai resident Winn offers guests a complimentary make-up application with purchase.

Acupressure Massage for Metabolism – This new treatment is a relaxing, full-body massage focusing on stimulating specific acupuncture points that affect food and water metabolism as well as energy production.  It can increase the metabolic rate of the body and help strengthen the endocrine & digestive systems.  This encourages weight loss. This massage uses a combination of the Swedish technique for full body relaxation and acupressure to gently stimulate the pressure points connected to metabolism. A chart for self-stimulation of acupressure points will be available for guests to take home.
G.M. Collin Collagen Regeneration Facial -- With age, the cellular renewal process is delayed.  Facial contours lose their definition and the skin appears to sag. This treatment includes AHA exfoliation and the best available collagen product, using Collagen 90-II, an exclusive age-defying treatment by G.M. Collin Skin Care that associates a pure native collagen sheet with selected ingredients, to provide intense hydration, firm the skin, and reduce appearance of aging. It provides outstanding results in terms of epidermal regeneration, hydration and wrinkle smoothing.