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Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
visits the new spa at this popular Georgia destination in July
Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia was conceived and created by Cason J. Callaway
and his wife, Virginia Hand Callaway, "for the benefit of mankind with the
purpose of providing a wholesome family environment where all may find beauty,
relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world."
Gardens holds special memories for my husband and me. When we were both students
at Georgia Tech many years ago, we would escape the heat of Atlanta summers to
the cooler mountains and these beautiful gardens. We liked them so much, we wanted
to be married at the chapel in the gardens. We ended up getting married elsewhere,
but we did stay at the resort to celebrate Jeff's graduation from GT. We played
golf on the rolling Mountain View Course - one of three on the property. We enjoyed
prepared with fresh vegetables grown in the property's garden
(the Southern setting for the popular PBS television show, The Victory Garden).
My first hummingbird sighting was here.
My husband and
I visited Callaway Gardens again last summer. The golf
courses still looked beautiful. Miles and miles of nature
and biking trails still meandered over the 13,000-acre resort. The beach
still attracted water lovers. The chapel
was still serenely tucked in the woods on the lakeshore. Over the years, the resort
has grown and expanded. A butterfly
center was added. There's a conference
Lodge is new, and there were banners announcing the coming of a new spa.
Fast forward a year. We returned to Callaway Gardens
this summer and, of course, I experienced the new spa.
Entrance to Spa Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens
new spa's name is Spa Prunifolia. While the name doesn't exactly roll off the
tongue, it is perfectly appropriate. The beauty and uniqueness of the brightly
colored Prunifolia Azalea inspired Cason and Virginia Callaway to transform acres
of depleted land into the sanctuary of natural beauty that is now Callaway Gardens.
The new spa echoes the theme of renewal on a personal level.
Spa Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens opened in March of
2007. It is available exclusively for Lodge guests and has 13 treatment rooms
including a Couples Room and a VIP Suite with a Purist Bath Soaking Tub and private
shower, locker rooms with saunas, steam rooms, and showers, and womens private
dressing rooms, luxurious mens and womens relaxation lounges with
juice bar and fireplaces, full-service salon and spa boutique. The Spa Fitness
Center offers a weight and cardiovascular training studio, state-of-the-art weight
resistance machines, free weights, treadmills, exercycles and elliptical trainers,
and cardio equipment with built-in personal TV screens and stereos.
visited the spa to experience a Callaway Gardens Custom Massage. After changing
into a soft robe in the changing room and securing my belongings in a locker,
I enjoyed the steam and sauna. When I couldn't stand the heat any longer, I headed
to the lounge to wait.
Room in Spa Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens
the appointed time, I was escorted to my treatment room. I climbed in between
the very comfortable Comphy Sheets and the Callaway Gardens Custom Massage began.
The therapist gave an excellent Swedish massage with a Deep Forest Infusion. This
purifying respiratory oil contains Silver Fir, Pine and Red Mandarin to open sinuses
and clear the lungs while promoting deep relaxation. And it was Totally Relaxing.
Other organic herbal and aromatherapy oils inspired by Callaway Gardens I could
have chosen include:
- Arnica Infusion: This warming oil is blended with
extracts of Arnica, Basil and Bay Laurel. Perfect for the sports enthusiast.
Infusion: This calming oil is blended with extracts of Lavandin and Lavender.
& Cypress Infusion: This reparative and energizing oil contains fresh Lemon
and is blended with extracts of Geranium, Juniper and Cypress to enliven the senses.
Perfect for travel-weary bodies.
Many of the other
services offered at Spa Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens are inspired by regional
herbs and plants. They include:
- Callaway Gardens Custom Massage
Moss Detox Body Massage
- Evergreen Hot Towel Body
- Ginseng & Peppermint Muscle Repair Treatment
- Rosemary Citron Sea Salt
- Lemon Verbena Body Polish
Body Melt Scalp and Body Treatment
- Super Saturation
Soak and Relax Journey - Create Your Own Therapy
- Garden of Earthly Delights
- Prunifolia Signature Facial
Garden Enzyme Peel
- Moisture Drench Facial
- Baby Boomer Facial
Garden Discoveries Packages
Treatments for Two
- Side-by-Side Facial
Body Polish / Massage
- Dual Choices
for the Gentleman
- Callaway Gardens Custom
- Post-Round Massage
Piedmont Gentleman's Facial
- The VIP Treatment
- Men's Conditioning Pedicure
For Young Adults
- Teen Discovery Facial
'n' Cream Manicure
- Build-Your-Own-Sundae Pedicure
- Massage for Two
Information and Photos
• Address: GA
Hwy 18/354, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822-2000
• Telephone: 706-663-5125 or
• Web Site: http://www.callawaygardens.com/
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Spa treatments are available exclusively to Lodge overnight
guests age 18 and over. Guests ages 14-17 may engage in specifically designed
Young Adult Services when accompanied by a parent or adult.
The Fitness Center is complimentary and exclusively for all Lodge
overnight guests ages 16 and over. Personal training is available.
A variety of group exercise classes are available
to Callaway Gardens overnight guests ages 16 and over. Reservations are suggested.
Please call as far in advance as possible
to ensure availability of your requested service or therapist. A credit card or
resort room number is required to confirm your appointment.
or Cancelling Appointments
The full value of the service will be charged
for rescheduling or cancellations made after 4 pm the day before the appointment.
Gratuity / Service Charge
For your convenience, a 20% gratuity/service
charge will be automatically added to all services and packages.
Based on availability, the spa will make every effort to accommodate
Medical and Well Being
the spa of any medical or special needs such as high blood pressure, allergies,
pregnancy or any physical conditions or ailments that require attention. for your
safety and well being, the spa strongly discourages alcohol consumption prior
to spa treatments, immediate sun exposure following skin care therapy, and shaving
before or after exfoliation treatments.
use of spa robes, slippers and lockers is provided for all spa guests. Most guests
prefer to fully undress for treatments. The spa staff is professionally trained
in proper draping designed to ensure modesty and comfort throughout the service.
However, if you would be more comfortable, you may wear undergarments during your
Enhance the effectiveness of your
scheduled treatments by first unwinding in the steam rooms,
saunas and relaxation lounges. We invite you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior
to your scheduled spa service to check in, change into spa attire and relax. Please
note that treatments begin and end at the time scheduled. No adjustments can be
made for late arrivals. To ensure that all Spa Prunifolia guests receive their
full treatments, appointments for late arrivals will end at the scheduled time.
Please discuss any of your preferences or special needs
with the spa staff prior to your visit. This will help the spa better prepare
to meet your needs and make your spa experience exceptional.
Also, please communicate
with your therapist regarding room temperature, pressure and technique to ensure
your overall comfort.
Please do not bring jewelry or other valuables to the spa.
Unfortunately, the spa is not able to assume responsibility for valuables that
are lost or left at the spa.
To preserve tranquility, Spa Prunifolia is a pager-,
cell phone-, alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
Gift Certificates for Spa, Image
Center and Fitness Center services and spa retail items are an ideal year-round
gift for any special occasion. Please inquire at the Spa Reception Desk.
Bring your Spa Prunifolia experience
home with you. Your favorite spa products used in the spa's treatments and spa
gift items are available in the Spa Boutique.
unless marked * which
are provided by Callaway Gardens
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Manitou Springs, CO
September 30 through October 1,
Waterfest will bring together, educators, practitioners, water enthusiasts and local residents for three days to explore the geology, hydrology, health benefits, business, culture and history of mineral water. The recently opened SunWater Spa and Wellness Center offers guests the opportunity to soak in the heated mineral springs water that has made the town a health seekers retreat for more than 150 years.
Presentations and discussions at the Manitou Springs City Hall on Saturday, October 1st
- 10am: Geology & Hydrology: Understanding and Protecting our Mineral Springs Aquifers: vulnerabilities, dangers, and creative approaches
- 11:15am: Culture & History: Explore the history of Manitou Springs and the development of global spa cultures
1:45pm: A New Frontier in Medicine: Balneology and a new system of natural therapeutics, evidence and applications.
3:00pm: Business & Economics: Interactive Roundtable for Mineral Springs Owners & Operators: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century
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