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AUSTIN, Texas (April 13, 2012) – The award-winning Spa at Travaasa® Austin is proud to announce the introduction of a Watsu® program to the destination resort and spa’s existing menu of innovative treatments. This unique form of bodywork is performed in a specialized, private pool heated to body temperature (96 degrees). The water allows the practitioner to use the warmth and the buoyancy of the water to improve the body’s well-being. Dedicated to health and wellness, The Spa at Travaasa® Austin will offer 60 minute Watsu® sessions as well as 60 minute Waterdance® sessions in a traditional Watsu® pool. Treatments are tailored to each individual’s specific needs, and can be effective for improving circulation, help lessen everyday stress, arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain and relieve pressure to nerves, joints and muscles.
Watsu® treatments offered at The Spa at Travaasa® Austin include:
o Watsu® Sessions – A combination of unique stretches and natural movements of the body in a private, secluded pool is designed to help to free the spine and open energy pathways for improved physical mobility. (60 minutes)
o Waterdance® Sessions – An expansion on the Watsu® treatment, this practice slowly introduces stretches and movements that completely submerge the entire body underwater. The dynamic experience allows the body to move limitlessly, and is profoundly meditative and effective for deepening emotional awareness. (60 minutes)
Joining the Travaasa® Austin team, Laura Srygley is a Certified Watsu® practioner and a member of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, Association of Bodywork Professionals and is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In addition to traditional Watsu®, Srygley is also trained in an adaption for special needs clients, Waterdance and Healing Dance.
The Spa at Travaasa® Austin focuses on the use of authentic elements and a holistic approach to relaxation and wellness, while incorporating local Austin flair into its signature treatments. Deeply relaxing spa services, alternative therapies and healing rituals are threaded with exercise, nutrition and self awareness for the ultimate spa and wellness experience. All overnight-guests of Travaasa® Austin are provided with a daily $125 credit that can be used toward any spa service. Day spa packages are also available.
Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, proudly announces the appointment of Kristine Huffman as Brand Experience Director. Specializing in locally infused, experiential travel in spectacular natural locations, the brand’s portfolio currently includes two properties: Travaasa® Austin, opened in May 2011, and Travaasa® Hana, Maui, opened June 2011.
As Brand Experience Director, Huffman will oversee the development and implementation of each property’s diverse activity offerings, echoing the brand’s five pillars: adventure, culinary, culture, fitness and wellness. She will ensure customers receive extraordinary service in every aspect of their stay, while delivering unique programming that leaves guests feeling both refreshed and inspired.
Prior to her role with Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, Huffman founded The Peak Performance Practice, which provided consulting, coaching and counseling to hospitality and care organizations such as Miraval Resorts and Maine General Health Systems. She also served as Executive Director of Health and Healing at Canyon Ranch Resort. During her tenure there, Huffman helped develop the wellness program at Canyon Ranch: Lenox. Her extensive expertise in hospitality consulting ranges from wellness-based spa developments to sales training and operational growth of facilities.
“We’re thrilled to expand Kristine’s role at Travaasa® Experiential Resorts,” said Chris Manning, principal and co-founder of Travaasa® Experiential Resorts. “Her wealth of experience and passion for her work will aid in her ability to create a unique calendar of classes, activities and unforgettable travel experiences for our guests,” he continued.
Formerly the Legendary Hotel Hana-Maui, Travaasa® Hana, Maui Promises to Deliver an Unmatched, Authentic Hawaiian Escape
Denver, CO (June 30, 2011) – Travaasa® Experiential Resorts, a new collection of destination hotels, today announced the opening of the newest hotel in its growing portfolio, Travaasa® Hana, Maui in Maui, Hawaii. Set amid the picturesque oceanfront community of “Heavenly Hana” on Maui’s secluded eastern shore, the property, formerly known as Hotel Hana-Maui, features 70 cottages and suites, a wellness spa, locally-sourced dining, and extensive programming highlighting Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage. Guests can choose from two different offerings: an all-inclusive program which includes meals, a daily spa credit and as many activities as they wish, or an a la carte stay. The brand’s first property, Travaasa® Austin, opened in Texas’s Hill Country in mid-April, 2011. Read More »Close