Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution Contest

It's time to welcome in the New Year and you know what that means - it's time to make your New Year's resolution! We at Glen Ivy want to help you keep your resolution and what better way than with a contest?

Here's what to do:
send an email to stating your resolution, why it's important to you and how Glen Ivy can help you keep it all year long. Resolutions require action plans so let us help you put your intentions into actions in 2010!

UPDATE - Deadline Extended!: Entries must be received via email by January 5 and the winner will be announced on the blog January 6. One lucky winner will receive 12 admission passes to Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona - one admission pass for each month in 2010!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Twas the Day Before Christmas at Glen Ivy

Twas the Day Before Christmas at Glen Ivy

Twas the Day before Christmas and all through the spa,
I took a walk around and here's what I saw.
The towels were laid out on the lounge chairs with care,
With everyone laid on them donned in their swimwear.

Some guests were soaking or getting facials instead,
While visions of red clay mud danced in their heads.
Their faces were glowing with happiness and glee,
Hoping to find a Glen Ivy gift card under their tree.

They all knew Santa was well on his way,
But still stopped for a snack at the Cafe Sole.

Then all of a sudden what did we hear?
That he had just landed with all his reindeer.

As he jumped from his sleigh he looked at his list,

Who should get their gifts first? Maybe a massage therapist.
There weren't any chimneys but Santa didn't fuss,
We'll still all get a gift, every last one of us.

He stopped at each building and the Salon for a minute,
Emptying his sack and everything in it.
Meanwhile, the reindeer wanted increased circulation,
By the end of their visit it was like a two week vacation!

Before he departed he wanted a treat,
So he got a massage (focusing on his feet).
After some Paradise Tea he went on his way,
Exclaiming "Happy Spalidays to all, I wish I could stay!"

HAPPY SPALIDAYS to you and yours from all of us here at Glen Ivy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Reasons to Visit Glen Ivy During Winter

It's officially the first day of winter, Christmas is just days away and the New Year is right around the corner. As the chillier winter weather begins to settle in here in Southern California, I often find myself struggling to leave the warm comfort of my home but many of our guests claim that now is the best time to be at the spa. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to visit the spa in the winter:

-With the cool weather, the hot spas feel even more relaxing

-There are fewer people than in the summer

-A massage and a soak is the best way to beat the stress of the holiday

-The Grotto body treatment is perfect with dry winter skin

-Things seem to move a little slower here, making it the perfect escape from everyday stress

So whether you are trying to unwind after the holidays, getting ready for the New Year, or simply treating yourself to a day of relaxation, we hope to see you soaking in one of our spas during this fabulous winter season!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet the Natives at Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Last holiday season Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa had a few very special visitors from the remote Pacific Island of Tanna. As part of the Travel Channel show "Meet the Natives", these five tribesmen traveled across the country, staying with different families each week to learn about American culture. During their time with a family from Orange County, the five men - Chief Mangau (the Chief of the tribe), Keimua (Head Dancer), Sam (The Medicine Man), Kuai (The Happy Man), and Namus (the Translator) - came to Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa while the Travel Channel filmed their day at the spa, including their experiences receiving massages and pedicures, and getting muddy in Club Mud. It was such a fun day being with the tribe and seeing the awe, excitement, and, at times, question in their eyes - it will be very interesting to see (now that it's been translated with subtitles) what they were actually saying and thinking!

Be sure to tune in to the Meet the Natives episode this Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10 p.m. E/P. Until then, read more about their Orange County adventure in this article from the Orange County Register.
(Travel Channel photo)
check out this clip from the show (TravelChannelTV, YouTube):

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Top 10 Glen Ivy Stocking Stuffer Ideas

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are in full swing! The lights are up, tree is decorated, and stockings are hung (with care, of course)...And now to figure out what to put in those stockings! Working at a spa has many perks, including having a Spa Lifestyle Store to shop in - it's definitely making my life easier this holiday season. I had some fun shopping around and thought I'd share my personal list of "Top Ten" items that make the perfect little stocking stuffer gifts...the best part is they're all under $25!

  1. Budda Balm, $3
  2. Punch Studio Decorated Note Pads, $4
  3. Foot Shaped Pumice Stone, $4.50
  4. Twist and Pout Lip Balm, 6
  5. Eucalyptus Lavender Body Butter, $8
  6. Blessed Bracelets, $10
  7. Archipelago Candles, $22
  8. Eucalyptus Lavendar Shower Gel 8oz., $14
  9. Love Me Compact Solid Perfume Sets, $25
  10. OPI Minnie Merries Holiday Polish Set, $12

Find these great gifts in the Spa Lifestlye Store at Glen Ivy and also be sure to visit this Saturday, December 12 to check out the wonderful gifts at our Holiday Trunk Show from 11-5 at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona. Our staff will be happy to help you find the perfect spa gift for everyone on your list.

Happy Spalidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Perfect Gifts from Glen Ivy

The holidays can be a very hectic time for everyone. One of the most stressful parts of the season is trying to find that perfect gift for all of those people in your life who love different things. To help ease that holiday stress, we've put together some gift giving ideas from the spa!

For the spa goer: Grab a Glen Ivy Logo Waffle Robe and the Rejuvenate Gift set, featuring the best of our Eucalyptus Lavender products, to create the perfect at-home spa experience!

For the health nut: Pick up an Ionic Crystal Table Lamp or the Recipes for Health Bliss Cookbook for a gift they can enjoy all year round.

For the candle lover: Put together a basket filled with soy candles and solid perfumes from Pacifica (Tuscan Blood Orange is my favorite)!

For the product lover: A Primavera Relaxing gift set or the popular glotherapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub to keep them glowing.

For the hard-to-shop-for person: grab a Glen Ivy gift card and let us do all of the work!

Happy shopping!