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Top Five Spas in the Midwest

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Plan your next health and wellness-focused vacation in the Midwest by visiting any of these top featured spas and treatment centers. The Midwest not only offers natural beauty and exquisite settings, but also provides a multitude of themes and approaches to the age-old treatment of health and beauty. All of these spas offer overnight stays and accommodations so that you have the option to enjoy a truly rejuvenating getaway. You’ll be surprised at the choices and treatments available, and many allow you to customize your treatment to meet your needs and goals. You’ll leave refreshed, relaxed, and ready to take on the world!

Kohler Waters Spa
501 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
Phone: (920) 457-7777

Kohler Waters Spa is located in Kohler, Wisconsin and is a direct project of the Kohler Corporation. The Kohler Experience includes a hotel, golf resort, and spa where you can enjoy the rich history of the land in a beautiful Wisconsin village. The Spa is located next to the American Club, and features distinct treatment rooms, a relaxation pool, a glass-enclosed rooftop deck, and fireplace and lounges to relax in before, or after, your treatment. Day Trip packages feature opportunities to enjoy the distinctive Spa cuisine, access, a specialized Golfer’s massage for men, and gift certificates to the Shops at Woodlake boutique.

Water is the signature theme at Kohler Waters Spa, inspired by the natural therapeutic benefits of water and its healing properties. The recent expansion provides additional treartment rooms, indoor waterfalls, Immersion Suites where guests can enjoy in-room Spa services, and both an outdoor and enclosed rooftop deck.

The Spa service menu features a diverse array of choices for massage, body wraps, facials, manicures/pedicures, and couples services. Some noteworthy treatments are as follows:

Rain Water Experience: an all-over treatment using aromatherapy oil and a ‘rain’ shower to soothe tension and tired muscles. It is completed with an application of lotion.

H2O Inspiration: A signature treatment beginning with a soak in a Kohler Riverbath. Here you receive a scalp and shoulder massage, and a sugar scrub is applied. A WaterHaven shower awaits you to rinse, followed by a RiverBath to increase circulation. It is completed with a soothing application of body crème, and a final hand and foot massage.

Vie Facial: This facial treatment uses key sea and botanical extracts to increase hydration and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment begins with a specialized facial massage, and follows with a warming mask. It is completed with a hydrating eye-lift masque.

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Skin Restoration Facial: This facial treatment is science-based, and works to increase collagen and elasticity. A sea-clay mask is used to deep clean the skin and balance moisture levels. A selection of vitamins is then applied to firm, tone, and hydrate the skin.

Visit www.destinationkohler.com/spa for additional information

The Well Spa
Spa at Grand Geneva Resorts
7036 Grand Geneva Way at Highways 50 East and 12
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Toll Free: (888) 392-8000

The Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin features the beautiful Well Spa that attracts guests from around the world. The signature theme is focused on Native American philosophy of the elements of air, fire, earth, and water. The Spa also features a Sport Center facility to incorporate exercise to enhance health. Packages feature the ability to customize your own spa treatments for the day, series, or overnight stays in the resort and hotel. There are also options to shop at the Spa Boutique, featuring a wide variety of signature Goats Milk Body wash, lotion, and selection of milk baths.

You’ll find a large selection of treatments available from massage, body envelope treatments, skin care services, hydrotherapy, and salon services.

Hot Stone Massage: This treatment uses warm river stones to balance and treat your body’s key energycenters. The deeply relaxing massage helps relieve even the highest levels of stress!

Grand Goddess Body Treatmetn: This body treatment combines massage with a specialized Marine Spring product application to help eliminate dead skin cells, reduce congestion, and release fat and excess fluid from the key storage areas. You’ll leave refreshed, and your skin will be tighter and well-toned.

Oceans Waters Body Scrub: This treatment begins with a seawater gel and exfoliation process using seawater powder. You’ll rinse off under a Swiss shower, and finish with a signature moisturizer.

Ancient Anointment Body Treatment: This exquisite treatment uses the Raindrop Therapy technique to ‘drop’ various oils along the spine. Each specific oil brings different properties to your treatment including relaxation, balancing, restoration, and rejuvenation.

Visit www.grandgeneva.com/recreation/spa for more information.

Evensong Spa
Heidel House Resort
643 Illinois Avenue
Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-3344
(800) 444-2812

The Heidel House resort is located on beautiful Lake Green Lake, and features a conference center, hotel, and the new Evensong Spa scheduled to open in August 2006. You’ll find breathtaking views and many opportunities for relaxation on the 60′ yacht, lakeside walks, as well as recreation and shopping opportunities.

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The Evensong Spa is the resort’s newest addition, and will focus on the benefits of the hamony of skin and spirit. The key theme is a labyrinth as a metaphor of the journey of life. The vision is focused on self care, and will feature a large collection of luxurious body lotions, face creams, cleansers, and toners for even the most beginning spa-goer. The customized approach will encourage a very custome-focused approach, and the selection of services from the facials, massage, water therapies, and body treatments. Salon services will also be available.

Inner Journey Massage: This service will focus on a customized experience and vary based on the needs of the guest. This treatment does make use of natural heated stones, and will be available in 50 or 80 minute segments.

Energy Flow Massage: This massage will use ancient Asian techniques of Shiatsu. It is a combination of acupressure and energy restoration techniques to reduce fatigue and encourage healing.

Detox Water Cure: This water therapy is a bath to stimulate circulation and increase the detoxification process using natural sea based minerals.

Evensong 7 Circuit Facial: This signature facial uses botanical and natural extracts for a complete facial experience. It begins with exfoliation, followed by a steam and facial massage. It is completed with a mask to cleanse, nourish, and balance the skin.

Visit www.evensongspa.com for more information.

Bliss Spa
W Hotel Chicago
644 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60611

The Bliss Spa is a new addition to the W Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, visitors can enjoy exceptional views of Lake Michigan and the Navy Pier. The spa features sixteen treatment rooms, a trademark retail store, movies during manicure services, and a brownie buffet for an extra indulgence! The theme of the Bliss Spa is ultimate enjoyment and the treatments in an upscale, contemporary environment. Available treatments include facials, body treatments, massage, and groom services.

The Hangover Herbie Facial: This fun facial features a facial massage, revitalizing masque, and an oxygen-infusing spray for the most tired skin. It also features an application of Pure Inventions Green Tea Concentrates for an added boost.

Carrot & Sesame Body Buff: This body treatment is a 90-minute session involving a hot oil massage, milk and honey moisturizing, a hot wrap, and a sea salt scrub to buff away dead skin. A Vichy shower completes the treatment.

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Super Blissage: This massage uses soothing aroma-infused paraffin packs for instant relief. The deep massage targets all tense and strained spots and is customized to suit your needs.

The Manly-Cure: This service was created exclusively for men, and provides a full manicure and hand massage.

Visiit http://www.blissworld.com/spa/location/chicago/ for additional information.

The Raj
1734 Jasmine Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556

The Raj Vedic Health Spa is located in Fairfield, Iowa and set amongst 100 acres in a classic French-county style environment. You’ll enjoy regal meadows and woodland views throughout the facility, and the focus of the center is on Ayurvedic wellness. The approach and techniques are derived from the Maharaishi Ayurveda education and training, and the signature Rejuvenation Program encourages visitors from around the world.

The natural approaches combined with a unique environment and experience provide a getaway and experience to remember. Spa services and treatments available include a Royal Beauty program exclusively for women, treatment of chronic disorders through meditation and mindful consciousness clases, and anti-aging and detox programs.

Royal Beauty treatments: Available for women only, these customized treatments involve in-room services. Beauty steam treatments, milk and floral waters applications, and mud treatments are the main rejuvenation approaches.

Anti-Aging Program: These programs are classified as day packages, and address different topics and concerns. Choose from programs sucha s “The Secret to Longevity and Health”, Yoga Classes, Knowledge Programs, and Cooking Classes to take away a lifetime improvement approach.

Chronic Disorders: Chronic disorders are addressed in a three step program. This includes a preparatory home program, an in-residence program, and a follow-up home program. Fees include all components of the Maharaishi Rejuvenation Program,which may include a Pulse Diagnosis, Health Education classes, Yoga classes, and specialized meals during your in-residence stay.

Visit www.theraj.com for additional information.

Whatever your destination of choice, you’ll find a fine selection of offerings in one of these Midwest offerings. Enjoy a day treatment, an overnight mini-getaway, or a week-long stay and reap the benefits of an experience that just might transform you!