Saturday, June 18, 2005

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Down-to-Earth Town Has Out of the Ordinary Spa Experiences

Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Down-to-Earth Town Has Out of the Ordinary Spa Experiences

There’s no need to travel to the four corners of the earth to experience the worldly spa experiences offered in the unpretentious spa community of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With a global mix of diverse body treatments originating from locales as far-flung as Europe and Asia, this mountain hot springs town combines Mother Nature’s natural wonders with rejuvenating and relaxing treatments for an unbeatable spa retreat.

Glenwood Springs, CO (Vocus) March 17, 2010

Watsu, ashiatsu, and vichy are some of the terms associated with the spa culture in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Since those early days, dating back to 1885 when the town was dubbed the Spa of the Rockies because of its inimitable hot springs and spas, visitors from around the world have come to the resort town to indulge in massage and hydrotherapy treatments. Today, touch therapy practitioners have brought the world to Glenwood Springs again, this time through unique services, innovative products and time-tested techniques.

“We are fortunate to have such a diverse spa community in Glenwood Springs. Many visitors incorporate spa treatments into their vacations and find that it is one of the highlights of their visit here,” said Kate Collins, Vice President of Tourism Marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. “Many veteran spa-goers find our prices refreshing—for both the treatments available here and the diversity of reasonably priced lodging.”

With its natural hot springs at the epicenter of town, Glenwood Springs is a natural setting for a thriving spa community. Two local spas in particular take advantage of the abundant mineral assets. The Spa of the Rockies, located in the majestic old stone bathhouse building at the Glenwood Hot Springs, offers a full menu of spa services that incorporate mineral or organic ingredients, many of which are for sale in its boutique. One of the spa’s most unique treatments is the Vichy shower. The Vichy shower is a form of hydrotherapy that originated in Vichy, France and has evolved to use a specialized 7-headed shower wand that is suspended overhead allowing guests to have a shower lying down! The Vichy shower can be booked on its own, but is usually used in conjunction with other treatments like the Spirit Purification Ritual or the Grapeseed Body Revitalizer.

Also using the natural abundance of the hot mineral springs is the Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves. Underground caverns with modern amenities like lights, marble benches and water spigots for a refreshing splash, the Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves is a Glenwood Springs classic. Long before the valley was settled, the Ute Indians were known to have used the caves for purification rituals. In addition to the unique vapor cave experience, visitors can also try one of the spa’s most indulgent offerings: the Chocolate Bliss Wrap. Chocolate is rejuvenating and moisturizing while the caffeine component acts as a stimulant for the circulatory system and firms the skin.

Another spa located in an historic building is La Provence Spa & Fitness, in the venerable Hotel Colorado. The specialty here is Asian influenced Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, also known as barefoot massage. This type of massage has been performed by Buddhist monks for centuries and is now available in Glenwood Springs. Therapists use an overhead bar for balance and to manage the pressure of the massage. Ashiatsu is known as a luxurious massage that helps improve posture and relieve stress while providing a gentle yet deep massage. For a truly unique experience try La Provence’s Esoteric Package that starts with a tarot reading and is followed by a chakra cleansing, reflexology, guided imagery, a Balinese boreh treatment, plus meditation and a steam bath cleansing.

Spa-goers who want to jump in with both feet will want to consider visiting Splendor Mountain Spa for a Watsu massage. An aquatic form of shiatsu, Watsu is performed in a chest-deep warm water pool. Guests are able to relax in a gravity-free environment while a therapist continually supports the head. The body is stretched and massaged through rhythmic, dance-like movements that open the spine and joints gently. Splendor Mountain Spa also offers Water Dance massage which incorporates submersion techniques and even more dynamic body stretching and movement.

From the European spa heritage comes the Hungarian Mud Treatment available at A Sanctuary Spa. In Hungary, organic mud is used for the treatment of chronic and deep muscle pain. It is also known to aid blood circulation, detoxify the skin and possess anti-aging properties. This is a classic spa treatment that has been popular since the time of the Romans.

Experiencing a bit of the unusual is surprisingly easy when it comes to spa treatments. In ninety minutes, more or less, Glenwood Springs’ spa visitors can be transported on a one-of-a-kind journey that incorporates the knowledge and traditions developed by cultures around the globe.

For more information about any of these spas, please visit http://www. visitglenwood. com/spa-packages

About Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, 165 miles west of Denver or 90 miles east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116. For more information about Glenwood Springs, Colorado, call 970-945-6589 or go to http://www. visitglenwood. com/. For lodging reservations, call 888 4 GLENWOOD (888-445-3696). A complete press kit and press releases are available at http://www. visitglenwood. com/press-kit and http://www. visitglenwood. com/press-releases. Access to downloadable photos is available at http://www. visitglenwood. com/photos.

Media Contacts:
Kate Collins, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-945-6589 ext. 105
Kate (at) glenwoodchamber (dot) com
Vicky Nash, Public Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc. – Tourism & Resort Communications
Vicky (at) resorttrends (dot) com


Viking Cup International Hockey Tournament to Webcast All Games

Viking Cup International Hockey Tournament to Webcast All Games

Organizers of the Viking Cup 25th Anniversary International Hockey Tournament have selected TheWebVideo as Webcast partner for the 2006 Viking Cup. Viking Cup 2006 to feature comprehensive online hockey package including videos of each game, video highlights, contests and Subscription Services.

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) November 10, 2005

TheWebVideo. com, a leading online TV-on-demand and Internet communications company, today announced an exclusive deal with the Viking Cup Hockey Tournament, the tournament governing body and host one of the most influential amateur hockey event.

"This relationship brings together the pinnacle of amateur hockey and the acclaimed TheWebVideo brand to create an unprecedented experience for passionate hockey fans around the world," said Julien Lambert, CEO, TheWebVideo Ltd. "Marketing and sponsorship packages available also allow TheWebVideo to demonstrate its ability to deliver on advertisers' goals by reaching their targeted audiences with creative, relevant and compelling solutions."

"The Viking Cup is very pleased to announce this latest relationship for its flagship competition with TheWebVideo, said Viking Cup Communication Shauna Feth. "Together with TheWebVideo, we are very much looking forward to keeping the high level amateur and university hockey fans throughout the world online for the 26 games of this year's tournament."

Considered a model of excellence that sets an example to hockey players worldwide, some 310 Viking Cup alumni have been drafted into the NHL.

This number includes such superstars as Dominek Hasek, Robert Holik, Sergei Brylin, Darius Kasparaitis, Zigmund Palfy, David Tanabe, Olli Jokinen and Mike Comrie.

Over 60,000 fans in the stands, millions of TV viewers, thousands of internet Webcast viewers, scouts from every NHL club, scouts from many Western Canadian Junior clubs, scouts from college and university clubs, numerous media representatives, and dignitaries from Consulates and Embassies are expected to crowd into the Camrose, Alberta, Max McLean Arena to enjoy Viking Cup 2006.

26 Matches, 2 Stadiums, One Global Stage

Through the 10 day tournament, fans can either watch each game in their entirety or choose to view their favorite moments from an index list. Additional content will be rolled out, including the Goal of the Tournament, additional exclusive star and coach interviews.

Online fans will also be able to see the Tournament's sponsors videos and participate to contests.

This year's Viking Cup will include the U18 teams from Finland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Germany, USA All Stars, Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta AJHL All Star Teams.

About TheWebVideo

TheWebVideo features 9 video-on-demand channels including health, travel, politics, technology, business, etc. The Web Video Ltd. also owns and operates its own television studio in downtown Edmonton, where interviews with news makers are conducted.

TheWebVideo. com is expanding progressively with the growing interest in online video-on-demand. With over 200,000 people watching the videos each month, TheWebVideo. com offers advertisers a highly sought after audience with above average residual income demographics. Currently, TheWebVideo’s clients include manufacturers, major advertising firms, government departments, non-profit agencies, medical, political and travel associations to name a few.

For more information please contact

Julien Lambert

TheWebVideo. com