A Loss Highlights the Healing Havens Spas Have the Potential to Be

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Earlier today, I learned that a neighbor from my childhood had passed away unexpectedly. Although I hadn't seen her in years, I couldn't help but be profoundly affected by the news. I grew up with her children, and the time I spent in her home probably rivaled the amount spent in my own. With Mother's Day just a week away, I can't help but think of my own mom and how lucky I am that she is still in my life. That actually goes for both of my parents. Because they live in Michigan, I don't get to spend nearly as much time with them as I'd like. However, I am grateful for the time we do share. Fortunately, I've been able to introduce them both to the world of spa through my job. I was able to bring my mom for a weekend getaway on a press trip to The Sagamore Resort (Bolton Landing, NY) on Lake George several years ago. There, we bonded over a drumming circle and treatments at The Sagamore Spa. Years later, we're still talking fondly about the experience. I've also taken several road trips with my dad, one of which was to check out the spa trail in Vancouver Island. Although he had never visited a spa before, he soon found himself a fan. While spas offer numerous known health and wellness benefits, they also serve as a wonderful and healing place to reconnect with loved ones. Today of all days I'm reminded of that and encouraged to once again plan a spa visit with my mom and dad. How does your spa encourage family and friends to come together?