Spas, sports and Specials in Central New York

Spas, sports and Specials in Central New York

So the holidays are over. The hustle, the bustle and allll the fussing. Little Lily is happy with her American Doll and Little Lyle is thrilled with his Baguka Launcher. (Dont ask.) Take a deep breath and thank your lucky stars, as its finally time to just sit back eh, go ahead and lie down, you deserve it and relax.

After a season of selflessness, good spirit and generosity, youve earned yourself a little selfish me time.
Treat yourself to something special at Spa Mirbeau, where you can soothe your senses with a luxurious massage, body wrap or facial treatment in an elegant room featuring a fireplace, followed by a dip of the tootsies in the heated foot pool of the resting area. Further restore your inner peace at Solely U and choose from a full body Swedish massage, Reiki, reflexology, ion foot cleanse or a hot stone massage whatever tickles your fancy. Hopefully youre not too ticklish, however, as that could be awkward in a massage. Indulge yourself at SpaZend for exceptional massage services, body scrubs, eye treatments, you name it. Cure whatever is ailing you using the indigenous healing traditions of Asia, inspired by practitioners of ancient cultures.

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So Aunt Rita said you put on a little weight at your Christmas get-together this year, hmm?  What better way to melt the extra holiday ham on your haunches than to get outside in the winter wonderland we call home?!  Don your new winter jacket and semi-goofy knit mittens (handspun by that nay-sayer Aunt Rita) and try snowshoeing (which burns 475 calories per hour*), cross-country skiing (475 calories per hour*), or even building a snow cave (285 calories per hour*) at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Beaver Lake is the perfect habitat (pun intended) for every wintry activity imaginable with its winding trails and 200-acre glacial lake. Text a friend to go ice skating in Clinton Square (burns 400 calories an hour* plus the thumb movements involved in texting), or hop on a horse drawn hay or sleigh rides (not a major calorie burner, unfortunately, unless you run alongside the horse) at Highland Forest.

If you absolutely MUST avoid the chill, or you simply prefer hitting the gym for daily exercise (how unexciting), explore inside at the MOST. Fly away with The Wonderful World of Butterflies, featuring an extensive collection of over 400 preserved butterflies from five continents; sign up for a Winter Science Class; or watch amazing IMAX movie, The Human Body”, which explores the magic of our very own bodies, opening January 10th. Make the MOST out of winter. (Couldnt help myself.)