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Rejuvenate Your Relationship With A Couples Massage

When was the last time you and your partner spent some uninterrupted time together? This means no distractions — just peaceful and relaxed together time. Chances are it’s been a while. In today’s bustling world, it can be difficult to find time to spend with your partner without distractions. Fortunately, a couples massage can help remedy this. If you need another reason to book a spa day with your love, the following are some of the many benefits that a couples session offers.


You and your partner can reconnect.

When you get to experience this type of deep relaxation next to your partner, you can refocus on simple pleasures. This soothing relaxation time can then lead to other types of connection. A simple cup of tea together might seem all the more special.


Massage eases relationship tension.

About 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress, and your relationship can experience the same impact. When you and your partner are stressed, it’s difficult to bond and enjoy each other’s company. By enjoying this spa treatment, you can watch relationship problems seem much smaller.


This relaxation can introduce more intimacy.

Deep relaxation can also leave room for more intimate emotions and experiences. Once you are finished with your treatment, you might experience a renewed appreciation for your partner and your relationship.


You will feel restored as an individual.

You are one half of a partnership, so when you do not feel like yourself, your whole relationship can suffer. A couples session has the same impact as an individual treatment, soothing both physical and emotional tension. You will walk out of the spa feeling more settled in your skin and equipped as a partner.


A couples massage makes a great gift.

Once you learn the benefits of this spa treatment, you will have the perfect gift for every occasion. Spa packages are romantic for the both of you or refreshing for your partner, so you can’t go wrong.

By booking spa treatments for you and your love, you can enjoy benefits both for yourself and your relationship. With this type of relaxation and wellness, you will both be ready to face whatever is ahead.

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Six Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Even just the word “stress” is stressful to hear; it’s a lingering feeling that is far too familiar to all of us, and sadly, it creeps up on us when we least expect it.

Cortisol, the hormone produced by stress, has been proven to reduce your “Happy Hormones”, including dopamine and serotonin. So if you find yourself feeling stressed around the holidays, like many of us do, know that you’re not alone, even during the “most wonderful time of the year.”

Here are a few simple ways to kick those feelings to the curb, so you can enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer!

Take a Spa Day

Taking time to relax and focus on you is essential when it comes to keeping yourself sane around the holidays. Take some time for yourself and stop by our day resort to experience the far away feeling you’ve been craving. Sweat out all your negative emotions in our eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and saunas, enjoy a cocktail on our aqua terrace and book yourself to enjoy a massage or body treatment. Having a day of relaxation on the calendar may give you a little something to look forward to, too.

Oil Up

Add aromatherapy to your deep breathing routine for some natural aid when things get rough. Oils such as lavender and rose have been proven to take the edge off. Stop into La Boutique at Spa Mirbeau Crossgates, and our staff will work with you to help find the best aromatherapy strategy for you.

Breathe Deep

Using deep breathing exercises to help promote relaxation can help ease the emotional and physical tensions that come along with the holidays. When you find yourself falling into negative thoughts, set aside twenty minutes to unplug from all electronics and devote yourself to focus on your breathing. You’ll find yourself feeling renewed and rejuvenated with each breath.


When you’re feeling depressed, often times the last thing you want to do is hit the gym. But one of the best ways to give you a needed boost is to sweat the stress out. Exercise produces endorphins, another hormone known for making you “feel happy.” Add a little “happy” to your daily routine, and stop by our fitness studio, whether it’s for a spin class, yoga class or to sweat it out in our weight room.

Laugh, Laugh and Laugh Some More

You may have heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine.” But that light chuckle you may pull out every now and again out of politeness won’t do the trick. That deep, belly-wrenching laugh from deep inside is just what you need to boot negative emotions. Surround yourself with light-hearted people, and plan a night out with your funniest friends over a few bottles of wine.

De-Stress your Shopping List

Generosity is one of the most beautiful aspects of the holidays and definitely one we should all embrace. You can take loads of stress out of your shopping list without removing the generous sentiment by opting for easier, less time-intensive gift ideas. For example, instead of making your favorite homemade triple-layer cream cheese frosting-filled quadruple-layer red velvet cakes for your kid’s class, stop by a local bakery and send some pre-made cakes to school. The kids will appreciate it just as much!


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A New Capital Region Restaurant You’ll Want to Put on Your List


Mirbeau, loosely translated from French as “reflected beauty,” aims to create the feeling of a luxurious French getaway, close to home. Our day resort does our best to reflect the sights, the experience and even the flavors that you would find in the French countryside, and Le Bistro is a part of that.


At Spa Mirbeau, we understand that not everyone has acquired a taste for French flavors, which is why we’ve simply taken inspiration from French-speaking populations around the world to create an incredible, crowd-pleasing menu.


Diverse offerings range from American favorites to classic French dishes. If you’re looking to enjoy some good American comfort food, stop by and dine on French Onion soup, a classic Cobb salad, Calamari and a Roasted Turkey Dinner with a side of Butternut Squash. If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt for our Tuna Niçoise, Steak Frites or Filet Mignon Au Poivre.


Whatever you’re craving, we offer a wide variety of wines and an extensive cocktail menu, perfect for enjoying in our restaurant or on our aqua terrace. You may preview our menu by clicking here.


Give our cozy, romantic Le Bistro a try, and we’re confident our beautifully fresh flavors will sweep you off your feet!


*For a limited time only, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or cocktail with the purchase of an entrée between 4 and 6pm.



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“Girl’s Night Out” with Caudalie {EVENT}

We will be hosting our very first “Girl’s Night Out” on Saturday, December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.!

This event is open to the public and will feature the products of one of France’s most iconic beauty brands, Caudalie.

Specializing in anti-aging, skincare, body care, fragrance & masks, Caudalie experts will be on site speaking to you about their beauty enhancing ingredients derived straight from the grapevines of Bordeaux, France. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

With your purchase of a $25 gift card to use toward event purchases you will receive 25% off all Caudalie products, a wine tasting, complimentary hors d’veoures by Le Bistro and a complimentary facial consultation, a raffle entry with every Caudalie purchase, and a gift with a purchase of $175 or more!

Space is limited! To reserve your spot at this very special Girl’s Night Out with Caudalie call 844-MIRBEAU!

See you there!

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Spa Mirbeau’s Finishing Touches

With less than two weeks to go until our Grand Opening, Spa Mirbeau is approaching completion!

With that said, you can expect a lot of finishing touches in our final days of construction.

Here’s a quick peek of how some of our favorite spaces are coming together!


The flooring has been laid in the Resting Area (above), with the heated foot pool in place!

We still have yet to put out the relaxation chairs and reveal the hand-painted dome mural.



Today is a big day for the Aqua Terrace (above, left) and Le Bistro (above, right).

The beautiful, dark flooring is being laid to complement the bright skylight.



Our interior mall entrance, where you will find our retail shop, La Boutique, is almost ready to open its doors.



The flooring, painting and lighting is completed in our women’s (above left) and men’s (above right) locker rooms.

Now it’s time to get the countertops and mirrors in place!

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Start Booking Your Day Resort Experience NOW!

The wait is over!

Albany’s newest day resort will be open on November 15th, and you can start booking some of our fabulous spa treatments TODAY.

Try a Himalayan Salt Massage and have warm massage stones made with salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains bring mind, body, and spirit into balance. This treatment gently soothes away an accumulation of stress, tension and pollutants.

Or try a Crushed Cabernet Scrub! This treatment uses a blend of grape seed, honey and brown sugar to create a scrub that invigorates and refines skin, to stimulate microcirculation and drainage of excess toxins. This is followed by the application of Caudalie’s contouring concentrate and body lotion to restore the skin’s radiance.

Looking for an incredible facial? Our Organic Radiance Facial includes a natural fruit acid peel to rapidly exfoliate dead skin cells and improve the skin’s tone and texture. Active, natural, cutting-edge peptides, organic grape stem cells, potent antioxidants and plant extracts can help improve skin tone and texture while brightening the skin and fighting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

You probably know by now that Spa Mirbeau isn’t just a spa, it’s an opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities you would find at a French resort in the countryside, close to home, so book your stay-cation now! Call us today at 1-(844)-MIRBEAU or schedule your appointment easily online.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Construction Update: Counting down to our Grand Opening!

Once we made the decision to create a high-end day resort in the Capital Region, we knew we had to go all out. After all, it takes a lot to make your guests feel like they’re relaxing in the French countryside with each visit!


Imagine with us for a moment what it will be like to visit Spa Mirbeau for the first time. You enter the main doors in the reception area to be welcomed by French architecture and warm colors. Which way should you stroll down the castle-like hallways? Go right, and you’ll find the exercise studios, ready to welcome you for a recharging workout. Just a little further down the hall, you’ll discover an inviting French restaurant, Le Bistro, where you’ll savor each bite of impeccable, light fare.


But what happens if you go left instead? You’ll be greeted by herbal, aromatic scents, floating out of each treatment room and helping you relax with every breath. Just as you reach the back of the resort and you think that’s all there is to see, you’ll stumble across our day resort’s gem. All of a sudden, the ceiling opens up, the natural light pours in and you find yourself in a heavenly oasis of relaxation. That’s right, you made your way to our aqua terrace, complete with a hot plunge pool, waterfall, relaxation chairs and a heated foot pool.


Do you choose left first for an aqua terrace session, and right second for dinner at Le Bistro? Or right first for a quick workout, and left second so you can bring your glass of wine to the aqua terrace? We don’t think you can go wrong, because with every visit to Spa Mirbeau, you’ll be on vacation (or staycation) and every visit is about you!


While we’ve made significant progress, you can see we still have a lot to do with less than a month away. The steel framing and sheetrock are up, but we still have to install some of your future favorite amenities… including the hot plunge pool, steam rooms and saunas. And let’s not forget the wine bar at Le Bistro!


Stay tuned as we transform this once empty 17,000-square-foot space into a dreamy day resort!
CLICK HERE to watch a video clip of the construction!

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Construction Update: Are You Here for a Massage?

“Welcome to Spa Mirbeau, what service will you be enjoying today?”

It may be hard to see now, but this photo was taken in the space which will soon be our reception area! First impressions are everything, which is why you will feel instant relaxation from the moment you step into our calm, day resort atmosphere.

How will you spend your first visit? What services will you be trying? Maybe you’ll try an organic radiance facial? A cabernet body scrub? A French clay detox? Or maybe you’ll come to relax on our aqua terrace with a glass of wine, followed by some lite French Fare at Le Bistro.

We have great news for you. Even with our extensive menu of spa treatments and day resort amenities, you can’t go wrong with your decision. And if you just can’t seem to get enough of the Spa Mirbeau experience (which is a dilemma for many!), we have a little something called “Club Mirbeau,” a membership that gives you access to enjoy all our amenities, as often as you like.

Remember, from the moment you step foot into our doors at Spa Mirbeau, it’s all about YOU, and making sure you can relax and recharge.

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Construction Update: Can You Spot The Waterfall?

“In these next few weeks, you’ll really be able to see the transformation of Spa Mirbeau from a concrete shell to the beginning stages of a resort.”

The words of Mirbeau Hospitality partner, Jonathan Dal Pos, are stirring excitement among all who are aware of this unprecedented day resort concept. The steel is in place and the concrete floors will be poured sooner than you can blink.

Looking at the picture above, can you spot where the waterfall will be? How about the wine bar? Maybe the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms? It may be a little early to notice the details of where our most relaxing amenities will rest, but the foundation has been laid to give you the spa experience of a lifetime as often as you please, starting this fall. Stay tuned weekly via our blog to watch us transform this great space into your new favorite place to relax, because you deserve more than a spa experience. You deserve a staycation.

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Construction Update: Building a French Spa in the City

Building a 17,000-square-foot day resort in the countryside of France would likely come with its challenges. Creating the same experience in a metropolitan area? A whole new set of challenges!

We’re happy to say we’re up to the task. With each construction update on our blog, you’ll learn how we plan to preserve the privacy, beauty, and experience of Spa Mirbeau amidst the bustle of Crossgates.

First secret? We plan to stay completely unplugged from the outside world. Next time you’re strolling around Crossgates, take a look at the photos on the barricade and get a sneak peak of Spa Mirbeau, located upstairs near Regal Cinema. The barricade promises to keep your busy schedule out, and your relaxation in.

Second tip? Space, space and more space! When planning the launch of Spa Mirbeau, we chose a big facility for a reason. The more space, the more room we have to create an environment reminiscent of the French countryside. The deeper you go into the space, the further you become separated from the outside world. Our most relaxing features, including the aqua terrace with a waterfall, a foot pool and a giant hot tub, are tucked away in the back to assure the deepest levels of relaxation.

Right now, we’re still in the works—but we promise, we’re getting more and more beautiful each week. See you soon!

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