WINTER SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Winter is the perfect time to refocus and rebalance. Take the first step and discover all the ways you can get started this season at The Lodge at Woodloch.
Winter Seasonal Spa Treatments
Uplift your senses with our seasonal offering - available December 1st, 2022 - February 28th, 2023.
Winter Seasonal Body Polish
Inspired by the season, a body polish to refine skin and uplift your senses! Begin your journey with a thorough exfoliation followed by a relaxing body butter application to deeply restore hydration. These nurturing treatments with warming Chai spice and vanilla are perfect for the Winter season.
50 minutes // $170
Add a Swedish Massage, 75 minutes // $250
Winter Seasonal Manicure and Pedicure
An aromatic treat of warming Chai spice and vanilla for your hands and feet! These seasonally inspired nail services begin with a refining exfoliation followed by a deeply hydrating massage to leave your hands or feet feeling renewed. Includes nail/cuticle care and polish.
Manicure 50 minutes // $75
Pedicure 50 minutes // $95
Staying Healthy with the Winter Season
It can be challenging to avoid ailments during the cold and flu season. Luckily, for those of us that try to eat seasonally, immune boosting foods are a mainstay in winter cuisine.
During mid-summer, as we enjoy barbecues, fireworks, and beaches, our farmers are focusing on what they will be harvesting come Autumn to feed us all winter long. Storage crops, as they are known, have been selectively grown throughout the ages to not only thrive during periods of low light and cold temperatures, but also for extended shelf life. Garlic, onion, and leeks, as well as winter squash and cabbages are designed to last well into the new year while root veggies like radish, rutabega, kohlrabi, carrots, and beets are all in it for the long haul- typically keeping until the first crops of spring. Ancient Chinese medicine teaches that all foods have a yin and yang or a warming and cooling influence on the body so by eating crops grown in cool weather, you’ll be able to benefit from the food’s natural warming effect. This combined with seasonal cooking methods like the one pot meals of soups, stews, and chilis that provide the body with a warming energy that is key to fending off illness.
Homestead Home Cooking - Hot Foods
Blackmore Farm, The Lodge at Woodloch’s own sustainable farm is in its winter lull. So Derrick, AKA “The Farmicist” has come in from the cold with this season’s bounty to showcase hints and tricks you can use at home to cross utilize product, cut down on prep time, and get the most value from the food you buy. This demonstration will feature Bone Broth and Schmaltz.
Homestead Home Cooking - Cold Foods
Blackmore Farm, The Lodge at Woodloch‘s own sustainable farm is in its winter lull. So Derrick, AKA “The Farmicist“ has come in from the cold with this season‘s bounty to showcase hints and tricks you can use at home to cross utilize product, cut down on prep time, and get the most value from the food you buy. This demonstration will feature Winter storage crops, sprouts, and fermentation.
You may have experienced the healing power of music already. Perhaps at a difficult time in your life you played a song that had special meaning for you, which you found comforting. Sound healing therapy uses the vibration of sound in a targeted way, to fine tune our bodies, minds, and emotions. This helps us to relax completely, sleep better, improve concentration, and even increase our confidence.
Sound therapy has long been used to manage a broad range of health conditions. The treatments are based on the understanding that all forms of matter vibrate at different frequencies. Factors such as stress, depression and disease cause cells and organs within our bodies to vibrate less than ideal frequencies.
Many believe that gong sound therapy can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote healing, and also to enhance happiness. Many alternative healthcare clinics offer sound therapies such as gong meditation to help manage various ailments.
Gong Meditation classes are offered several times per week. Specific class days/times can be found in our class & activity schedules.
Gong Chi: The Sound of Silence
In this silent meditation, you will lie down and be bathed by the ancient healing and restorative power of the Gong. Immersed and floating in a gentle ocean of vibrations, you will open to the spacious silence within you for a blissful journey into inner peace, cellular harmony, and total body/mind rejuvenation.
Gong with the Wind
Be ready to be blown away and feel at total peace by allowing the gong’s phenomenal vibration to pass through you as if you weren’t even there. Tuning to this positive vibration will give you a sense of well-being, success and happiness.
Restorative Yoga Gong Bath
Treat yourself to restorative yoga which prioritizes stillness and support. Pair that with a gong immersion to release tension, nourish the nervous system and quiet the mind! Bring your whole body into a deeply relaxed state!