Spa News from The Oaks at Ojai
What’s New in Spring 2012
Just as cars need tune ups, so does the human body. The award-winning Oaks at Ojai, one of the first andmost 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 orenjoy 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 Traveler, Spa Finder, Spa Magazine and Spas of America and below are a few reasons why:
NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AT THE OAKS
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 CollagenRegeneration 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.
NEW CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES AT THE OAKS
The Oaks Art Stroll –Ojai’s renown as an artist community is in full display at The Oaks. Not only are local artists’ work displayed throughout The Oaks, but Sheila Cluff, founder, and her staff, lead a weekly art stroll through town, stopping at various art galleries and artist studios along the way. This activity is just one of the several “hyper local” offerings at The Oaks. Most Thursdays, guests visit the Ojai Humane Society, where guests love feeding carrots to horses and several adoptions of other animals have taken place. The Oaks’ Olive Oil and Art Tour takes place once a week and guests love the tour of the Ojai Olive Farm, with plenty of olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, followed by a tour of two art studios.
Mother Daughter Special May 11-18 – Offered twice a year, this popular theme week is a perfect time for mother/daughter bonding and rejuvenation. Each daughter (or son) sharing a room with their mom gets a 40 percent discount, with rates starting at $119 per daughter/per night.
Sleeping Together: How to Share the Bed and Bedroom for Maximum Benefit June 8-10 – According to the U.S. Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (2010), over 25 percent of Americans experience occasional sleep deprivation. Recognizing this national trend, last year, TheOaks introduced a Sweet Slumber Massage, and now offers a value-added theme weekend with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein and Loren Judaken who explore what about the opposite sex that we most want to understand so we can share the bedroom and bed for maximum benefits.
Father’s Day or His/Her Discount June 15-22 – Here’s a chance to work out and play together. Sharing a room at The Oaks with the man in your life includes a 40 percent discount for one of the guests. He can enjoy extended hikes and complimentary passes to the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.
Ojai Wine/Ojai Music Festivals –June – The Oaks is a perfect base camp for two great Ojai events. The Ojai Wine Festival, June 10, will feature 60 wineries and 20 premium beers and microbrews with complimentaryboat rides on Lake Casitas. One of the most anticipated events of the year, hotels in Ojai are normally sold out for The Ojai Music Festival, June7-10 – but The Oaks usually has availability! Healthy spa cuisine, assorted walks and fitness classes, relaxing by the pool AND across the street from the 65th Annual Music Festival – this year features Leif Ove Andsnes, MusicalDirector.
About The Oaks at Ojai
The Oaks at Ojai is an affordable fitness destination spa that includes overnight accommodations, three delicious and calorie-conscious meals a day designed to promote weight loss, choice of 15 fitness classes per day and evening entertainment and seminars. The Oaks offers 46 guest rooms, including private rooms and courtyard suites, double lodge rooms and double cottage rooms. A charming 1920s hotel-turned-spa in the peaceful town of Ojai, The Oaks offers a variety of activities that allows guests to choose how to work out and take off excess pounds.
Activities range from hiking, art tours, and in-line skating to rock climbing, guided kayaking tours, belly dancing, yoga ropes, and qi gong, in addition to other fitness classes. A full menu of relaxing and therapeutic spa services is available as well as private consultations with a variety of health experts. The Oaks at Ojai is located at 122 East Ojai Avenue (Ojai’s mainstreet). For more information, please visit the website or become a fan on Facebook and Twitter.