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FEB 2019

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44 @dayspamagazine • Februar y 2019 BACK TO BASICS to personalize the massage experience, and the body is naturally drawn to what it needs," explains Dubois. The spa also worked with a master botanist to develop three signature scents that guests can select for their massage: Ease, Serenity and Uplift. Likewise, Glen Ivy incorporates a smelling ritual at the beginning and end of the Tranquillity Pro-Sleep Ritual, during which therapists have clients inhale a specifi c blend of calming essential oils. Give them all the feels. The power of touch cannot be underestimated. Among the long list of studies, one recently found that cancer patients experienced immediate pain relief after just one session of healing touch or oncology massage (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, September 2018), while another determined that Swedish massage relieved anxiety in Intensive Care Unit patients (Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, July 2017). Glen Ivy's Tranquillity Pro-Sleep experience isn't a traditional massage with deeper tissue work or kneading—instead, the therapist employs a lighter touch, applying oil to the guest's abdomen and limbs using brushes and slow strokes. "Every client falls asleep when I perform this service," says Jensen. "They wake up and are groggy, but then feel a burst of energy like they've had a power nap." During the Sensory 7 at Modrn, the guest lies on an infrared biomat containing two transducers that vibrate in sync with the binaural beats, which is believed to help the body heal and realign. The infrared rays warm the amethyst and tourmaline crystals contained within the biomat, all of which is designed to produce negative ions that increase cellular metabolism, promoting vitality and reducing infl ammation. Please the palate. According to some ancient forms of medicine, such as Ayurveda, actually tasting our food and drink is critical to maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit. For optimum balance, Ayurveda suggests that each meal be comprised of six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Based on just such a principle, the Tranquility Tea served at Complexions contains warming fl avors of cinnamon, ginger, orange peel, fennel and cardamom. It's the best-selling retail item at the spa, and Dubois gifts it to fi rst-time clients. "We hope that the tea reminds them of their experience when they drink it at home," she says. With four different food and beverage locations on site, Glen Ivy follows a farm-to-table philosophy. In fact, the resort grows a wide variety of fruit in its own gardens, ensuring all fl avors are at their freshest. "I approach the menu by taking dishes that everyone is familiar with and giving them a healthy spin. I want guests to enjoy the food without feeling guilty afterwards," says executive chef Chris Hartman. There are various options for different diets, e.g., vegetarian and vegan, and meals are always made to order. u 4 LEFT: COURTESY GLEN IVY HOT SPRINGS; © GETTY IMAGES 5 Visit dayspamagazine.com for extra coverage. MORE ONLINE!

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