By Alyssa Karpa /

Spring Detox: Three Treatments to Health, Energy, and Harmony

The changing of the seasons is a wonderful time to reset our body, mind, and spirit. It’s a practice I follow particularly in fall and spring. When autumn rolls around, I usually allow myself twenty-one days to prepare for the colder months; but in the spring, I honor traditions from many cultures and dive deep into a forty-day cleanse.   In the article, “The Mysterious Number 40” on the Humanity Healing University website, it is stated, “In every sacred reading from ancient traditions, we see the mentioning of the 40 days as precursors in creating a favorable environment for change and the deep preparation of the heart through the purging of the old and of obstacles in order to receive a new set of instructions and preparation for a new phase in life.”   Forty seems fitting for spring, and here I’ll share my journey of three different services I received at SunWater Spa to support my purging of the old to pave the way for the new.   Juniper Lymphatic Massage Knowing the best first step was to support my immune system, I began with the Juniper Lymphatic massage. Combining traditional Swedish and lymphatic techniques, this massage supports the body’s...

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By general /

Sunwater Spa Skin Care Expert – Debbie Vann

Read about Debbie Vann's passion for skin care, personal philosophy, and tips for showing love to your skin in our March Therapist Feature! We are so fortunate to have a therapist who is committed to each guest's individual skincare needs while also providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.   1. How long have you been an esthetician and what was the path that led you into skin care? I have been practicing skin care for twenty years in the Colorado Springs area. I was drawn to skin care because of my passion and love for helping people achieve a healthy glow and realize their better selves.   2. What is your favorite part of your job as an esthetician? My favorite part of this job is making people feel relaxed and pampered. I also enjoy providing direction to clients for a customized skin care regiments for their particular needs or concerns.   3. What gift does your work offer your guests? What do you want your guests to walk away feeling/thinking? I thoroughly love to share my passion for skin care with guests. My diverse and comprehensive experience provides clients with a true sense of being pampered and better understanding...

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Aqua Cranial Expert – Kathleen Morrow

When this work [aqua cranial] is done in the beautiful, warm, natural waters at SunWater Spa, the client experiences a deep, womblike sensation while their body heals itself.

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By admin /

Stressed Out? Try Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is offered on many yoga studios’ menu of classes, and SunWater Spa and SunMountain Center in Manitou Springs, Colorado, is no exception. This style of yoga is a specialization of founder Kat Tudor, who teaches classes and workshops at the properties. Kat added Restorative Yoga to her practice and her teaching about 10 years ago when she found that “the effect of this style of yoga balances out our tendencies to do too much and push too hard. We have plenty of opportunities to be active in our practices and to engage in physical activities, especially in Colorado, so restorative yoga, allow us to be less stressed and relieve the tension of our daily lives.”

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