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The Retreat Spa

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Diana Stobo’s vision for THE RETREAT includes food as one of the core elements needed for better overall health, and their spa treatments are no different. THE RETREAT features “Farm to Spa” organic and delicious edible treatments, designed with the philosophy that food is medicine and fuel, not just for the inner body, but the exterior too. Their products are handcrafted fresh from the garden in their kitchen to bring you an exclusive experience that will nurture, relax, detox, enhance your beauty and incorporate natural healing into your life.

The Healing Touch Massage Experiences

Heaven on Earth – Signature Massage

Being touched by angels is a special treat, and they offer a little slice of heaven in this 60-90 minute Retreat massage. Once nestled in the soft and cloud like bed, tucked in gently with loving hands, their therapist prepare a delightful sugar lavender scrub to gently exfoliate and refresh your tired feet to soothe, protect and open your senses to receive. As the lavender infuses into your cells, the gentle hands begin a smooth relaxing massage over your whole body using strategic techniques to help release muscle tension and promote an overall body surrender. This is a fantastic treatment for jet lag, travel lag, or simply nestling in “heaven on earth”.

Heart Opening – Deep Tissue Massage

“Opening the body, will open the heart, and from there, everything aligns”. It is true that stresses cause the body to grip and hold. Their “heart opening” 60-90 minute deep tissue massage experience is similar to Swedish massage, but goes deeper, releasing chronic stress and muscle tension. They focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints) to release blockages and increase circulation. Deep tissue opens meridian channels, reduces stress hormone levels and lowers heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

Gentle Release – Lymphatic Drainage Massage

The lymphatic system is an invisible cellular pathway covering the entire body to protect us from harmful toxins. When toxins and impurities store in the cells they cause swelling and back up. The lymphatic system does not have its own pump to release and drain the toxins from the body and therefore must be stimulated by a gentle, light-touch, non-invasive technique. Our 60 minute “gentle release” brings qualified protocols to stimulate the lymphatic system and drain excess fluid from the body, stimulate toxin, remove impurities and reduce stress, pain and inflammation. This massage is very calming, and meditative, and is best when a soft and natural healing release is desired.

Breath of Fire – Hot Volcanic Stone Massage

Hot stones were once heated on the fire by Native Americans to treat aching muscles. Their “breathe of fire” 60-90 minute volcanic stones massage are strategically placed on each Chakra and used as an extension of the therapists hands to balance and calm energies in the body. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing access to deeper muscle layers. Hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body and bring more oxygen to the muscles. The stones also have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and anxiety disorders and promote deep relaxation. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage allows a very healing and effective experience.

The Essential – Bamboo Massage

Little trigger points exist in areas of our body that get “stuck”. They inhibit free movement and lock down areas of tissue and circulation that should be flowing. Their “essential” 60 minute massage combines clearing essential oils with bamboo (trigger point) techniques, to access the little areas that inhibit movement. Bamboo massage incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-penetrating maneuvers for deep tissue work. On the body and face, the bamboo is used to detoxify and regenerate energy. The “essential” massage is ideal for promoting circulation, enhancing sensory nerve perception, stimulating lymphatic drainage and providing a deep sense of relaxation.

Farm to Spa Edible Body Magic

The Mini Miracle – Coffee Scrub

Costa Rican coffee scrub penetrates the skin and dilates the cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s their “mini miracle” treatment that provides an antioxidant effect, stimulates and tones the skin. Their coffee scrub begins with a dry brushing to increase circulation and remove dead skin impurities, then gentle circulation of our delicious Costa Rican coffee scrub exfoliates and infuses the skin with its smoothing properties. After a rinsing in the private outdoor shower, a tonic of cinnamon bark tea is applied to enhance the thermogenics and fat reduction and then sealed with a light moisturizer, applied with with gentle and relaxing hand movements.

The Glow Coconut Scrub

The benefits of Coconuts are astounding and we are so lucky to have them lining our rich coast. Every part of the coconut is harvested to create this unique scrub. “The glow” begins with a dry brushing to increase circulation and remove dead skin impurities, then gentle circulation of our delicious coconut scrub will eliminate dry, flaky skin, soothe mild eczema, stimulate circulation to reduce cellulite and stretch marks
, and reveal smooth, glowing skin. After a rinsing in the private outdoor shower, a tonic of ginger tea is applied to enhance circulation and blood flow to the skin and then sealed with a light moisturizer, applied with gentle and relaxing hand movements.

Thin Mint – Chocolate Mint Scrub

Romantic and delicious, that’s how you will feel after slathering yourself with this sweet and invigorating scrub. “Thin Mint” begins with a dry brushing to increase circulation and remove dead skin impurities, then gentle circulation of our decadent recipe that will leave your skin soft and smelling sweet. Chocolate has amazing detoxifying benefits that will refine pores, energize cells, and improve circulation for cellulite reduction. After a rinsing in the private outdoor shower, a tonic of mint tea is applied to energize and invigorate the skin and then sealed with a light moisturizer, applied with gentle and relaxing hand movements.

The Power of Gold Slimming Clay Mineral Wraps

The Power of gold infused volcanic clay with its medicinal properties along with herbal extracts detoxifies and tones the body for a more firm and slimmer body. The Ions in gold activate basal cells, reduces dryness, increases blood circulation, improves elasticity and provides a rich glow to your skin. It also helps to draw out accumulated toxins that sit on the skin and the soft tissue layers. The herbs and minerals provide essential nutrients that penetrate the cell walls and release the fatty material through the lymphatic system, eliminating excess fat and toxins from the body naturally.

Skin is the largest organ of our body and every day we expose it to harmful toxins, smoking, air pollution and chemicals. These harmful toxins get caught up in our fat cells, leaving us feeling puffy, sluggish, fatigued and sometimes rather physically ill. Our well-designed body wrap can help eliminate these toxins, fix your skin problems, improve circulation, ease muscle and joint pain, rid the body of harmful toxins and activate the breakdown of fat cells.

Each wraps starts with a full body dry brushing to remove layers of dead skin, stimulate the lymphatic system to release and open the pores to receive the nourishing ingredients.

The gold infused clay is smoothed over your entire body as you are cocooned in a Mylar wrap covered with a warm blanket. The heat helps to draw out the impurities while opening the pores to receive nourishment. As you relax for 20 minutes, the therapist gently delivers a relaxing scalp massage. After a rinse in the private outdoor shower, a light moisturizer is applied with gentle and relaxing hand movements.

Skin Food Organic Fresh Facials

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

A refreshing and clearing beauty treatment made with fresh tropical fruits. Beginning with a delicious oat and banana smoothie cleanser to moisturize and tighten the skin, bananas are nature’s Botox and can slow signs of aging. Followed by our fresh pineapple toner and papaya and chia enzyme mask to exfoliate dead skin cells. And finally a goat milk yogurt and honey mask to moisturize and seal the nourishment into the skin. Our delicious garden fresh aloe plant moisturizer is then applied. With each layer of delicious skin food, the therapists moves the lymphatic system massaging and relaxing all parts of the face, neck and décolleté as well as exfoliating and gently massaging your hands with trigger point release for facial muscles.

Radiant Sunshine

Give your skin a radiant glow with this next generation of superfood microdermabrasion. Beginning with a fresh avocado, lemon and oatmeal scrub to exfoliate, cleanse and soothe the skin, followed by a cucumber toner, and then a tomato and chia seed mask to eliminate dead skin cells, we finish with a Moringa and green tea mask to beautify and rejuvenate the skin. Moringa has the anti-aging qualities of Zeatin and green tea is loaded with antioxidants to help fight the signs of aging. Our delicious garden fresh aloe plant moisturizer is then applied. Our Superfood Glow is naturally decongesting and anti-inflammatory. Your skin will have a smooth, calm and re-balanced look, while encouraging a consistent and clear complexion. With each superfood layer, the therapists moves the lymphatic system massaging and relaxing all parts of the face, neck and décolleté as well as exfoliating and gently massaging your hands with trigger point release for facial muscles.