Spa News

A Note From Amy

Spa Essence Retreat is excited to introduce the new Spa e-Zine! In each issue, you will have featured articles, valuable information, promotions, and a spa cuisine recipe to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Your feedback is most appreciated so let us know how you like it! We hope you enjoy the new e-zine as much as we do!

Fall is in the air and the holidays are upon us! Are you ready for all the excitement? We are planning a busy season with lots of surprises you're definitely going to want to take advantage of.  Be sure to check out the special treatments we have for you this month!  You won't want to miss these.

October 5th is World Teacher Day.  Show your appreciation for teachers by nominating your favorite teacher for their chance to win a Foot Reflexology.  Read the featured article to learn how!

October 23rd is Girls Night Out at the Spa!!  Read on for more information.

October 31st is Halloween.  We'll see lots of little ones running around in their carefully planned costumes in search of tricks and treats! What a fun way to kick off the holiday season!  Enjoy this time with your family.

We look forward to sharing in the excitement with you all month long! Have a festive October!  We'll see you at the spa!

- Amy Hahn

Featured Article

Thank a Teacher This Month!
Did you have a favorite teacher when you were in school?  That one person who encouraged you and inspired you to be more than you ever thought you could be.  You know...that teacher who taught you those life lessons that textbooks simply can't impart. We all had those teachers who were so dedicated to our education, causing us to never forget them.  October 5th is World Teachers Day.  In honor of these significant individuals, let's consider the importance of the role they play in young people's lives.

Children spend more time at school than they do at home. This means the people they encounter at school make a drastic impact in their lives. Teachers are not simply teaching lessons each day.  They're helping children develop socially and emotionally, as well.  What a tremendous responsibility!

Teachers are self-esteem builders.
One of the biggest things that teachers impact is student self-esteem.  Reinforcing self-esteem in the classroom is one of the most important things teachers do. Teachers communicate encouragement and positive feedback to their students, which is particularly vital to the success of struggling students.

Teachers are life skills instructors.
Each day in the classroom, teachers divulge life skills to students that are essential for future success. From completing a resume to appropriate behavior in social situations, teachers are preparing children for real-world events they will face in the future.

Teachers are motivators.
Teachers motivate students to become better than they think they are capable of becoming.  On a daily basis, teachers are reiterating the importance of discipline, responsibility, commitment, and always trying your very best at everything you do.  These are values that are crucial to success.

In honor of these selfless educators, click here to nominate your favorite teacher (yours or your child's) to win a Foot Reflexology at Spa Essence Retreat.  Teachers deserve some relaxation, too!  We will select the winner at the end of the month and announce it in next month's newsletter. 

Spa Promotions

Head-to-Toe Transformation

The leaves are falling and everyone is bustling with activity as we look forward to the upcoming holiday season.   Prepare for all the excitement with a customized Facial followed by Foot Reflexology. Reserve your appointment and receive a complimentary Lip Enhancer By Image Skincare. $130

For enhanced results, reserve a Body Scrub/Massage. $45

Reveal a Healthy, Radiant Glow!

Looking for healthier skin? The Vitamin C Facial followed by a Collagen Masque improves your skin's texture and appearance to reveal glowing, vibrant skin! Reserve your appointment and receive a complimentary Pure Fiji Hand or Decollete Sugar Glow. $110.

Body Shaping Makeover

Reduce cellulite, lose inches, and feel your best with an It Works Detox Wrap!  Reserve your series of 5 Treatments with a Swedish Massage and receive a complimentary Aromatherapy Enhancement.  You'll feel magnificent and ready to enjoy all that the holidays have to offer! $110

Save the Date!

Join us Thursday, October 23, from 5-8, for
Girls Night Out at the Spa!

Mini Facial
30-minute Massage
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We're going to have so much fun!  See you there!
$110 per person

Spa Cuisine

Pumpkin Soup

A yummy fall treat!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1/2 cup
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared polenta, creamy
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper


1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.

2. Cook chopped onions until soft and golden brown.

3. Heat the broth in a good-sized pot, add pumpkin slowly, and bring to a partial boil.

4. Stir in onions, milk, polenta, honey, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt, and pepper (pressed garlic might be suitable at this time).

5. Make sure that the ingredients do not clump but are spread throughout the soup.

6. Cook for about 5 minutes or longer until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed and dissolved and so the soup is thoroughly heated.

7. If at this point it seems chunkier or thicker than desired, use an immersion blender or a regular one to liquefy the soup and blend in the onions.

8. Serve warm with pieces of bread if desired

Serves 6-8

Ask a Therapist

Q: With the change in weather, I am experiencing patches of dry, flaky areas on my face. When I use a heavy moisturizer, I tend to break out. What should I do to keep my face properly moisturized without causing breakouts?

A: Add a Vitamin C Serum and an Exfoliator to your routine.

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