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#WellnessWednesday from Spa L'Auberge

All of us may not have the luxury to receive an amazing foot treatment at Spa L’Auberge, but there are some things you can do to help relieve one of your most important body parts. 

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Why The Sounds of Ocean Waves & Negative Ions Have A Positive Effect On Your Health

Although negative ions may sound like they would have a negative effect on your health, they actually work in a positive way. 

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Spa L'Auberge Therapist of the Month

A Q&A with our therapist of the month at Spa L'Auberge ~ Michelle Boller

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Fall Into Relaxation With L’Auberge Del Mar’s Autumn Spa Specials

Although it may not exactly feel like fall here in San Diego, our Autumn Spa Specials will help you fall into relaxation.

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San Diego Earth Day Activities

Today marks a special day across the planet.  In conjunction with Destination Earth, L’Auberge Del Mar is participating in Earth Day by “turning down the power” this evening. We will dim all the lights in the lobby and around certain areas of the hotel. If you would like to participate at home or while you are staying with us, please turn off any lights, a/c, television, radio or anything at all that requires the use of power for a portion of your evening. At L’Auberge Del Mar, guests can enjoy sitting on the patio and listening to the sounds of the ocean, visiting with family or just breathing in the refreshing night air that surrounds us. Upon check-in today, our Front Desk will provide a LED key ring light.

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Live Happy San Diego... Our Workday De-Stressers!

Need a post-work Detox? Spa L’Auberge has some weekday wellness recommendations for you.
On your way home, (whether walking, biking, driving or sitting in traffic), take three deep breaths and think about 3 POSITIVE things that happened today.  It could be lunch with good company, someone complimented you on a project you’ve been working on, or you helped out a coworker, etc. …just three things.  Then turn your concentration to one great thing you are going home to. This could dinner, children, a TV show, or putting on your comfy clothes.  Affirmative thoughts can naturalize any negative activity and increase positive outcomes.  Do these for one week and you will soon find that Life is Good!

Some physical enhancements to this method would be:

  1. Keep Essential Oil In Your Car - put a couple drops on a tissue and place it in the vent.  We like Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax essential oil (available at Spa L’Auberge).
  2. Heat Your Neck & Shoulders – just five minutes will release tension; this is great for those of us that type all day. Take a nice hot shower when you get home, letting the water run on the back of your neck.
  3. Stretch - let go of the muscles that are holding on tight to your full day’s work. A couple yoga poses when you get home can work wonders.
  4. Kick Off Those Shoes - rub your feet and toes with a peppermint lotion to increase circulation and relaxation then cover your feet up with a pair of socks to secure that extra moisture.
  5. Hydrate – often, we pump ourselves up with caffeine and energy drinks throughout the day to keep our body going, but it’s important to drink water to hydrate your body. Day-spa-it at home with your own infused water simply by adding some fresh cut fruit to your HO.
  6. Gratitude – it’s the number one cure to stress!  Tell someone you love or appreciate them; we all have challenges that are hard to meet and maintain, remember that we have a choice in how we handle each day and sometimes the tough stuff teach us to be grateful for all sorts of people, places and things elsewhere in our lives.
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A San Diego Spa Day That Treats Your Dry Winter Skin

Winter is just around the corner and although Southern California’s wintertime temperatures are trifling in comparison to other parts of the country, dry, itchy skin remains a side effect of the season coast to coast.

Don't just drown your dermis in a deluge of lotion; rejuvenate and protect you skin with dry brush exfoliation. This process is a great way to gently exfoliate and tighten the skin while also stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Try to incorporate dry brushing into your morning regime before you shower. Start at your feet and work upward using a combination of short, brisk strokes and circular movements. Continue with your arms, working from the fingertips up. Don't neglect your back and abdomen. 

If you are new to dry brushing then try one of our Spa L’Auberge body treatments that incorporates it into the service. Here are several great options: the Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap, the Refreshing Grapefruit Scrub and Wrap, or the Moor Mud Body Wrap. You will get the benefits of healthier skin while detoxing at the same time.

Whether you are vacationing at L’Auberge Del Mar or just visiting for a spa day, make sure you ask about our Spa Specials! Dry brushes are available for purchase at Spa L’Auberge and are a perfectly-shaped stocking stuffer! For more information or to make a spa appointment call (858) 793-6493.

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Mud Run Fun in Southern California

We know you’ve been dying to try it! Adventure races are all about getting dirty these days. Who doesn’t want to dress up and tackle a daring obstacle course? There is a certain allure about getting muddy and this fall, Spa L’Auberge is getting in on the action with its Moor Mud Wrap, a healing treatment geared toward athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Plan Your Perfect San Diego Holiday

'Tis the season to enjoy the spirit of the holidays! And many popular holiday events and happenings take place right here in Del Mar - within walking distance of the hotel.

Surround yourself with glimmering lights at Holiday of Lights located just down the street at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. It's the largest animated drive through light show on the West Coast! No car? No worries...we will take you to the fairgrounds and instead of driving through, you can enjoy the lights on an old-fashioned Holiday Hayride with hot chocolate or cider and a Christmas cookie. The experience is complete with holiday music, carolers, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows! 

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Couples Spa Experience in San Diego

If you believe there is nothing more rejuvenating than a relaxing spa treatment, then you must experience Spa L'Auberge's Balinese Breeze!

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