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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.

Exercise

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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Spa Products, Horse Races and Pink Hats for a Cure

Our Spa Mirbeau team decided to go pink yesterday at the Saratoga Race Course on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Who doesn’t like to get dressed up in a pretty dress and a fabulous track hat every now and again?

The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon by Play for P.I.N.K. gave 200 beautiful ladies the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cocktail reception and luncheon while feeling pretty in pink, and all for a good cause! In an effort to give back, 100 percent of the luncheon’s ticket purchases, donations and sponsorships were given directly to breast cancer research.

 

We wanted to show our support for such a great cause, and sponsored five seats at the luncheon, and also donated four exquisite door prizes! Four lucky ladies took home prize bags filled with top-of-the-line hair and skin products, bath goodies and Spa Mirbeau gift cards, redeemable upon our opening at Crossgates Mall this fall. We were also honored to have two fabulous fellow sponsors, including Vineyard Vines and Moet Chandon Champagne.

But our day didn’t end there! We also sponsored one of the Capital Region’s favorite summer pastimes—a horse race! As our very first sponsored race, the Spa Mirbeau Sprint was the ninth race of the day yesterday, conveniently following the luncheon. After placing our race picks, we took a photo in the Winner’s Circle with Amber Dancer and did a bit of celebrating!

Champagne, pink hats, spa treats and horses made for a great day, giving us a chance to connect with a community we love, while giving back at the same time.

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…And They’re Off! Spa Mirbeau at Saratoga’s Opening Day

The pride and joy of Saratoga Springs for over 150 years opened its gates for yet another six weeks of racing! That’s right, the Saratoga Race Course kicked off its 2017 season last Friday, July 21, drawing tens of thousands of people seeking to experience the excitement of thoroughbred racing—and some pampering as well.

If you’ve been to the Saratoga Race Course, you’ll know there’s nothing quite like the thunder of the horses and the eruption of the crowd when they pass the grandstands, all drowned out by the slow-motion pound of your heart beating, hoping you bet on the right one!

But sometimes the Saratoga summer heat can make you straight-up tired. We’ve all been there, when no matter how hard you try to keep going, keep betting and keep playing, your adrenaline just isn’t doing its job anymore!

If this has happened to you, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating feelings on the planet, especially since you wait eagerly for track season all fall, winter and spring.

That’s why we decided to help you avoid it this track season, by bringing a taste of Spa Mirbeau to the track on Opening Day to help you relax and rejuvenate, so you could party all day long! You may have seen us handing out glasses of crisp cucumber water, while also providing mini chair massages courtesy of our highly-trained professional therapists to track-goers under the cool shade of the Jockey Silks Porch.

The best part of the whole experience was that the massages were FREE with a donation to a fabulous equine charity, Rerun Thoroughbred Adoption Services. Guests knew that with each massage, they were helping racehorses find safe, enjoyable homes and jobs in their retirement.

If you were unable to stop by and see us on Opening Day, don’t be disappointed! We’ll be back to the Saratoga Race Course on Travers Day. Treat yourself and feel good while doing it! You’re giving to a great cause, and we love treating you.

 

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Giving Back: Spa Mirbeau at the White Party

(Left to Right) Michael Dal Pos (Managing Partner), Jonathan Dal Pos (Managing Partner), Alex Marano, Molly McKenna (Retail Buyer), Stefanie Traynor (Creative Coordinator), Stephanie Hemsworth (Director of Finance), and Doug Kottely

What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of a “White Party”? If you’re imagining flowy white sundresses, clean and crisp white collars, perfectly-pressed white tablecloths, all caught in a warm summer breeze, you just got a little taste of Saturday night’s event!

We were honored to be an Associate Sponsor at the Saratoga Bridges annual White Party, located at the Saratoga National Golf Club. Six of our team members enjoyed delicious tastings by Mazzone Catering, while sipping mouth-watering cocktails by Ketel One Vodka and fine wines courtesy of MJM World Imports. It was a perfect evening, complete with a spectacular private fireworks show under the stars. But even better than the look, the feel, the sights, the sounds and the overall experience, was the inspiration behind the event—and the cause.

Saratoga Bridges is a Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., the largest not-for-profit in New York State, serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Staffing 545 employees and 197 volunteers, Saratoga Bridges is the third-largest non-profit human services agency and one of the top 15 employers in Saratoga County. On a daily basis, this organization betters the lives of community members, providing 450 individuals commuter transportation, giving 278 families in-home support and so much more.

Giving back to the community is more than just something we talk about at Spa Mirbeau—It’s something we’re committed to doing. Even before we open this fall at Crossgates, we want people to know that we’re a community partner, dedicated toward making the welfare of our community and the people who live in it a priority.

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A Partner to the Community: Spa Mirbeau at American Cancer Society’s Red, White, & Blue Party

Berry Lavender Cocktail anyone? We were thrilled to join the American Cancer Society in celebrating their annual Red, White & Blue party! This year’s guests enjoyed live grilling, live music from Funk Evolution, yard games and a silent auction, not to mention delicious food and beverage.

We knew we had to be a part of this magnificent community cause, so we decided to jump in, Spa Mirbeau-style! We sponsored Blueberry Lavender Cocktails for each guest, reminiscent of a luxurious spa getaway with each sip. We also donated to the party’s silent auction, providing a luxurious Mirbeau brand gym bag filled with top-of-the-line beauty products, candles, chocolates, and gift cards to Crossgates Mall and Spa Mirbeau. The deserving winner, Barbara Macdowell, is a volunteer on all 3 ACS event committees, sits on the local ACS Board of Advisors and runs the ACS Blood Cancer support group, all on top of her hectic schedule as an oncology nurse. We look forward to spoiling Barbara when we open this fall!

To top off the Red, White, & Blue party, the American Cancer Society took time to honor two people who have been personally impacted by their mission. The society presented the Hero of Hope Award to the Villa Family in honor of John Villa, who recently passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, and the Rising Star Award to Robert Bellizzi, a young professional who has not only been impacted by cancer, but has used his passion to help fight the disease.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to one day create a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer, and we were honored to play a tiny part in helping them get one step closer to that world.

To all of the fabulous guests from the Red, White and Blue Party, we look forward to seeing you again at Spa Mirbeau in Crossgates this fall!

We were so proud to have Spa Mirabeau as a new community partner in the 2017 American Cancer Society’s Red, White & Blue Party as our Signature Drink Sponsor! Donating to events like these allows the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds to provide life-saving patient services and groundbreaking research. It is our mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer and we certainly couldn’t do that without partners like Spa Mirbeau! They were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the fight against cancer with them by our side in the future. –Elizabeth Hunter, ACS Community Development Manager

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