Travel Tuesday: Feeling Jet Lagged? The Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Can Help

Our ability to be across the country in less than six hours is quite extraordinary. Whether we are visiting relatives or taking a dip in a mud bath in South America – we are traveling more than ever. There are some downsides: TSA’s 3 fluid ounce liquid restrictions, security lines, the strip-searching of unsuspecting elderly women, and jet lag. Switching time zones can really throw off your sleeping routine. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has  introduced new eco-conscious signature treatments that have just the cure. These treatments include H. Gillerman Organic products. Hope Gillerman is a leading holistic practitioner and aromatic healer.

The four massages are intended to specifically address health problems brought on by a stressful lifestyle, such as jet lag and flu symptoms. Enjoy all these treatments with spa’s oceanfront views that are sure to relax anyone, even after driving in LA traffic.

The spa’s four organic aromatherapy massages include:

Pure Breathing: Helps you ward off cold and flu symptoms with a Sinus Remedy (eucalyptus, orange, petitgrain), which clears breathing passageways, decongests, and relieves swollen glands. The Chest Remedy (spruce, fir, cardamom) reduces aches and pains, allergies and fatigue.

True Relaxation: Induces deep muscle relaxation and eases stress  with a Stress Remedy (lavender, tangerine, sandalwood), which soothes the nerves, while the Muscle Remedy (basil, birch, vetiver) relieves muscle pain and chronic tension.

Natural Rest: Helps you get back into your regular sleep routine. The Travel Remedy (litsea, cedarwood, palmarosa) relieves jet lag and helps the body adjust to seasonal shifts. The Sleep Remedy (bitter orange, clary sage, lavender) helps with sleep quality and insomnia.

Clear Mind: Improves mental focus (so toss out that Smart Water!). The Tension Remedy (peppermint, lavender) relieves headaches and revives mental focus and alertness. Jaw Clenching Remedy (chamomile, vetiver, patchouli) calms mental activity, allowing one to slow down and shift gears to help alleviate tense facial muscles and night grinding.

The eight H. Gillerman Organics exclusive formulas  are made from the highest concentrations of the finest quality, unprocessed, undiluted, unaltered, organic essential oils from around the world. They help in aiding the natural healing process by acting as probiotics and eliminating toxins. The entire H. Gillerman Organics line is produced and use environmentally-friendly packaging.

Take these products home with you after your treatment with their line of retail products. All eight remedies are packaged into two options: 100% essential oils applied to prescribed points on the body throughout the day; or a roll-on body oil blend applied directly to areas of discomfort. Both  can double as personal scents or even can be used as soothing bath oils.

Spa Week and Keri Glassman want to send you to enjoy this luxurious resort – ENTER TO WIN 4 NIGHTS HERE plus spa treatments and more!

Your Massage with a Cherry On Top

Massages are kind of like ice cream. There are an overwhelming number of flavors to choose from, you’d try10 samples if you could, each place has their own special recipe and claim to fame, sprinkles and hot stones might be a little extra but they’re always worth it, and anyone who doesn’t like it is just weird.

When you were little you chose between vanilla, chocolate and strawberry scoops, and now you’ve grown into a sophisticated eater of the frozen dessert, topping peanut butter praline gelato with blueberry cookie crunch. To make a sweet story short, if you’ve found your love for Swedish massages… it’s time to move on to a more complex universe of relaxation. Let us challenge your palate, starting with these 10 massages that you can get for $50 this week.

1. 50 Min All New Full Body Bamboo Massage
Delicate rollers glide over an oiled body in broad sweeping strokes while skillful fingers tenderly loosen tension-tightened points at junctures of joints. Bamboo possesses a crystalline heat-generating matrix which melds with the temperature of the human body for a restfully warm treatment.
Ascend Day Spa
82-60 Austin Street
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
718.846.4601

2. 50 Min Ultimate Balance Massage which Incorporates Hot Stone, Swedish and Deep Tissue Techniques
Relax and unwind from your busy schedule and escape with a customized massage you will experience only here at Balance Massage. Therapist incorporates Swedish and Deep tissue techniques while gliding Hot Stones along the body for ultimate relaxation. Your session ends with gentle, targeted stretching to increase range of motion and flexibility. You’ll leave with your mind refreshed and your energy restored.
Balance Massage and Wellness
102 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
914.337.1631

3. 50 Min Thai Massage with All-Natural Herbal Compress
A special massage of healing technique eases muscle tension, aches and pains. After the treatment you will enjoy your feeling of lightness. An authentic Thai massage using thumb & palm pressure to stimulate the energy flow. The ancient healing treatment of Thai Herbal Pack gives you a perfect happy ending. The ideal treatment to ease aches, pains and bruises. The body is compressed with warm special Thai herbal pack on the area that needs healing.
Bunya Citi Spa
474 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
212.388.1288

4. 50 Min Couples Therapy Massage Lesson and Session
Learn how to help a loved one relieve tired and aching muscles under the guidance of a trained massage therapist. In this hands-on session, you will both focus on those tension zones that are most in need of attention.
Nusta Spa
1129 20th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
202.530.5700

5. GREEN SCIENCE™ Body Lift
An intensely rejuvenating full-body experience featuring Aveda’s Green Science™. Targeted massage techniques unbind collagen and elastin bundles, leaving a smooth, more youthful appearance. An invigorating dry brush massage helps activate the lymphatic system to sweep away impurities and toxins from the skin. A proprietary antioxidant concoction is applied and the skin is wrapped to increase collagen and elastin production. Perfecting Plant Peel℠ is applied along the neck, shoulders and décolleté for a firming finale.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat
5560 West Lovers Lane, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75209
214.352.4111

6. 60 Min Yoga Yoga Signature Ayurvedic Massage or East Joins West Swedish Massage
Bring your body into balance with this relaxing and deeply therapeutic massage designed specifically for your body’s constitution (dosha). Using classical Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy and dosha balancing herbal oils, our customized massage is based on your elemental make-up and carefully chosen specifically for your needs.
Yoga Wellness Spa at Yoga Yoga 360
2501 South Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
512.381.6465

7. 50 Min Breathe Easy Sinus Relief Massage
The client’s body is wrapped in a cocoon like fashion and essential oils are combines with an oil free massage solution to prevent the clogging of pores. The best results are found in massaging the scalp scalp or shoulder to stimulate lymphatic flow leaving the client with a feeling of total relief and relaxation.
Radiance Advanced Skin and Body Care
6777 Woodlands Parkway
Next to HEB
The Woodlands, TX 77382
281.367.4700

8. 60 Min Combination Hot and Cold Stone Massage
Experience a luxurious and relaxing massage combined with deep heat and cold therapy. Smooth, polished Stones are seated and incorporated into the massage. The perfect treatment to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease tension.
My Spa By the Park
6312 Argonne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
504 482 2219

9. 60 Min Pain Relief Mahanarayan Massage Includes Warm Ayurvedic Oils to Promote Healing
The Pain Relief Mahanarayan massage features firm, yet calming pressure that increases circulation, eases muscle tension and improves flexibility. Adding warm oil to the experience of a massage not only enhances the relaxing quality of the massage it also aids in the healing process. Ayurvedic Mahanarayan Oil helps to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Elixir Mind Body Massage
1518A Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.571.4455

10. 55 Min Aromatherapy Energy Point Massage

By stimulating both the sense of smell and touch with aromatherapy it also heightens your relaxing experience and adds a dimension of well-being to the service. They will present you with a selection of pure essential oils to supplement our healing pressure point massage massage. Both body and mind will be in balance and at ease.
Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique
201 North 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.327.1000