Posted on February 7, 2013 by Sarah Myers | in News, Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | Comments Off
Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life. Give the gift of luxury and well being.
The #1 treatment on our Winter Menu is the Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodges’s Signature Alpine Glow Honey Wrap Treatment. The soothing 50-minute treatment begins with a dry brush exfoliation. Followed by a honeybee propolis wrap topped with warm blankets. This immune boosting wrap instantly rejuvenates dry, dehydrated skin. The finale, is an unforgettable essential oil candle massage sealing moisture into your softened skin.
Add a 25-minute massage to make the treatment truly out of this world.
Guests may enjoy all the amenities of the spa before and after their treatment. Call the Spa Concierge at 435-645-6475 to schedule an appointment or order a gift card.
Posted on December 20, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Spa's Wellness Coach - Keri | Comments Off
If the holiday season were only filled with visions of sugar plums we wouldn’t have to give gaining weight a second thought. Here are five suggestions from our wellness staff for avoiding weight gain and enjoying a healthy holiday season.
1. Get Up and Get Out
This holiday plan activities that get you out of the house and away from the platters of food. Skiing or snowshoeing are our preferred activities in the great outdoors. Attend group fitness glasses to burn calories and energize your mind. Guests of Steins enjoy complimentary access to a full schedule of wellness classes.
Have you ever noticed how much more lip balm you use in the winter? It may be colder outside but that doesn’t mean our bodies need less water. Your body is made up of 60% water. Research from the Institute of Medicine shows that men need 3 liters of water and women need 2.2 liters of water every day. Staying hydrated results in higher caloric burn, better digestion, and keep energy level high.
3. Take Time to Rest
It is not uncommon to lose sleep during the holidays. Sleep deprivation tends to lead to cravings for sugary, carb-loaded foods. While getting a full night sleep is best, we recommend guests visit our Five Star Spa for a wellness treatment.
4. Avoid Baggy Clothing
Resist the temptation to put on sweats and loose fitting clothing during the holidays. You don’t need to wear tight clothing but simply something that fits to remind you to control your portion sizes. Steins skier buffet has an abundance of new culinary creations each day, including a full table to desserts.
5. Plan and Track What You Eat
Start the day off right by eating a healthy breakfast, which has been shown to prevent overeating later in the day. Take a few minutes before each meal to make a plan. Take the time to enjoy the smell, texture and taste of each bite. Here are 5 free apps to help with planning and tracking.
Posted on December 10, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Spa's Wellness Coach - Keri | Comments Off
New research shows that even if you work out every day, you still need moderate activity throughout the day. For those who sit for more than 6 hours a day, it is shown to put you at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death.
Advantages of moving
Getting up and moving around helps burn more calories. Standing an extra hour a day will burn 50 calories. That is 350 extra calories a week, 1400 calories a month and around 5 pounds a year in weight loss.
Along with the additional calorie burn, the health benefits include: lower cholesterol, stronger heart, lower risk of type 2 diabetes and t
he added benefit of a more positive attitude thanks to the increase in dopamine.
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8 ways to get more daily physical activity
• Take the stairs rather the elevator
• Visit a co-worker in person instead of sending that email
• Stand at your desk
• Take a walk on your lunch break
• Clean up your workspace
• Wear comfortable shoes so you want to walk more
• Use hand weights at your desk
• Do some stretches
When it comes down to it
Sitting too long is not good for you, no matter your fitness level. Moving throughout the day is beneficial to your overall health.
References: Science Daily. “Even Physically Active Women Sit Too Much, Study Finds” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2012; 9 (1): 122 DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-122. Am. J. Epidemiol. (2010) 172 (4): 419-429.
Posted on November 27, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | Comments Off
In preparation for the ski season, which begins here at Deer Valley in 10 days, we got a brief tutorial from our personal trainer, Keri McWhirter, on the tried-and-true strengthening exercise for upper body and core – The Push-Up. It is a body weight exercise, working major muscles in your chest, shoulders, triceps and core. Bonus… it can be performed anywhere making it a great way to stay in shape.
Have you ever wondered how many push-ups you should be able to do?
The average 40 year old male should be able to do 27 push-ups.
The average 40 year old female should be able to do 16 push-ups.
The variation is due to the fact that Women typically have a 20% higher body fat count than men.
Five Steps to a Perfect Push-Up:
1. Feet approximately 6 inches apart
2. Tilt your pelvis a little to engage abdominal muscles and create a flat back
3. Place hands below the plane of your shoulders
4. Face your fingers forward – If you have weak wrists, you can place the weight on the outside of your hands to protect your wrists.
5. Keep your joints fluid, do not hyper-extend joints, as you work towards a fluid, full range of motion.
New York Times: An Enduring Measure of Fitness, The Simple Push-Up
This information presented by Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley is for educational and resource purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for or an addition to any advice given to you by your Physician or Health Care Provider. You should always check with your own health care professionals in all matters concerning health, exercise and diet.
Please understand that you are solely responsible for the way this information is perceived and utilized and you do so at your own risk.
In no way will Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley or any persons associated with the company be held responsible for any injuries or problems that may occur due to the use of this website or the advice contained within.
Posted on September 25, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | Comments Off
I think we can all agree upon the feelings that a typical spa day elicits. We usually come out feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and calm. But, after my recent visit to the Stein Eriksen Spa in Park City, I came out feeling something more. I felt polished.Starting with the facilities alone, it’s no wonder the Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge is the only Forbes Five Star rated spa in the state of Utah. No stone was left unturned in its design, from the local artwork and the signature lineup of locally sourced spa products, to the relaxation room with views of the Deer Valley mountains. Even the treatment rooms are inspired with the names of Norwegian Gods & Goddesses.
But the ambiance of a day at Stein’s starts even before you open the spa doors. As I made my way through the beautiful hotel lobby, a gentleman asked if he could assist me, and proceeded to escort me through the gardens to the spa. Each flower, plant and shrub seemed to be perfectly in its place, and the striking colors were enough to jumpstart me into the mode of forgetting about my everyday worries.
At the spa, I was encouraged to utilize the relaxation room, pool, sauna, and steam rooms for as long as I wished before or after my treatment. Because the spa’s focus is on total wellness, I was advised to use both the hot and cold plunge pools. Let me tell you, it was not easy to voluntarily immerse myself in the cold water with all of these comfort-emitting features around me, but the therapist was right. Doing so energized my body, right down to the core.
image courtesy of steins spa media gallery
The Vichy Shower
The stimulation of my senses continued as I entered my treatment room, the Vichy rain bar dolling out steam and sound. There are really no words that can describe the sensation of rain falling on your body while being massaged with a scrub of cedar, sage and salt crystals. As the therapist rinsed the solution locally with a stream of hot water that felt like pure silk, my skin began to feel brand new. With the moisturizing lotion rub that came next, I was restored, completely polished.
So, yes, I came out of the Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge polished. The day both literally and figuratively made me feel like a sparkling new person, and as I left, I was ready to take on whatever the world had in store for me next.
Posted on January 24, 2012 by Sarah Myers | in Events, Festivals and Concerts, Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
Each January film lovers gather in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. Over the 10-day festival more than 200 films are shown in addition to live music performances, panel discussions and parties.
This year Mother Nature decided to participate in the festivities by blanketing the town in 48″ of snow over the past three days. Skiing at Deer Valley Resort is incredible with all 21 lifts turning. The Main Lodge is bustling with skiers and movie goers enjoying lunch or aprés by the fire.
On January 23, Brooke Anderson hosted a segment of The Insider from Stein Eriksen Lodge. Watch her interview with Spa Director Jill Van Ausdal here.
Posted on December 21, 2011 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
Guests often ask our therapists what products they should use to combat dry skin. Although it is challenging maintaining a healthy glow through the winter months, it is not impossible. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge is honored to partner with Amala to provide guests the highest quality skincare products.
I discussed the benefits of the Amala Hydrate line with Assistant Spa Director, Breann Vail. “The benefits of the hydrate line is it will restore lasting moisture to dull, dehydrated skin and smooth dry, uneven texture and soothe chapped sensitive skin.” All of these benefits are perfect for guests effected by the dry climate and altitude. “I also always recommend drinking lots and lots of water to keep your skin hydrated,” says Breann.
The full line of Amala products is available at the spa
Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sarah Myers | in News, Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
We are pleased to announce that The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge is Utah’s first spa to receive the Forbes Five-Star award. There are just 30 spas in the world that can claim this accolade.
For more than 50 years, Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star ratings have been the gold standard by which hotels, restaurants and spas are measured. The hospitality industry respects and reveres the Five-Star rating system, and travelers put their faith in it as they decide where to stay, dine and explore.
To win this distinction within a year of expanding and enhancing our spa is truly exhilarating. Read more…
Posted on July 25, 2011 by Spa Director | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
Outdoor recreation’s contribution to health should be considered in the context of wellness. For nearly thirty-years, our guests have been experiencing the pletiful year-round recreational opportunities accessible from the back doors of the Lodge.
The Spa at Sein Eriksen Lodge, recently named the #1 Resort Spa in U.S – Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Readers Poll, is a sanctuary for guests to create a sense of balance. We carefully select skin care products guests can use between treatments to enhance their well being and personal evolution.
This month we are higlighting 5 Epicuren skin care products
|1. CxC Vitamin C Complex- A scientifically advanced antioxidant complex designed to neutralize free radicals and their damaging effects. Applied daily, this moisturizing formula helps to dramatically reduce the visible signs of aging and improve your complexion’s overall radiance.
2. Active Sport Treat Sunscreen SPF 30- Active Sport Treat provides imperative broad spectrum protection and leaves the skin feeling non-greasy. This water resistant formula also contains moisturizers and antioxidants that are known to counteract the damaging effects of the sun.
|3. Micro-Derm Exfoliating Cream- An advanced microcrystal exfoliation cream that sloughs off unwanted dry or dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. Specifically designed for problem areas such as fine line, wrinkles, congestion, pigmentation variations, and small scars.
|4. Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Complex- A synergistic, antioxidant blend formulated to target and correct the effects of time. Skin will look firmer and smoother, while the appearance of fine lines are diminished to magnify a brilliant, youthful complexion.
|5. Hydro Plus Moisturizer- A rich crème that drenches the skin in moisture while remaining lightweight and mild. This natural, indulging blend helps protect against dehydration for a soft, healthy complexion.
Posted on June 22, 2011 by Sarah Myers | in Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge | No Comments »
Three-day holiday weekends are a mixed blessing. There is such pressure to get out of dodge and do something memorable. Gas prices are on the rise and the logistics of long-distance travel only creates more stress. The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge has partnered with Centered City Yoga to create a solution, the affordable Mountain Yoga Retreat. The two-day yoga retreat, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake, features gentle flow, core and restorative yoga sessions led by Kate Crews of Centered City Yoga.
For $300 per room guests will receive 2-nights in a deluxe bedroom and 3 yoga sessions. Retreat guests will also be privy to a 30% discount on all Stein Signature Spa Services, complimentary use of fitness and pool facilities, and discounted dining in the Glitretind Restaurant.
To reserve your spot contact reservations at 800.453.1302.