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Five Healthy Escapes - Part 2

New England Places to Unwind, Relax, Rejuvenate

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Are you looking to get away from it all? Unwind? Relax? Rejuvenate? Well, New England has several spa resorts that can fill the bill. Here are two more of New England's healthy escapes.

4. Life Path Spa at The Bristol Harbour Resort
Fitness, wellness and weight loss are as much a part of the spa experience as rejuvenating body, skin and nail care treatments at this retreat in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Life Path Spa guests can take advantage of the property's natural setting to really breathe deeply and stretch.

Location: Canandaigua, New York

Activities: Your choices are many and diverse, from stretch class and yoga to snowshoeing treks and guided hikes, from body brushing to lake stone massage and many other soothing body treatments. Preview a typical daily schedule online.

Accommodations: Although day guests are welcome (reservations required), to enjoy the full benefits of a wellness escape, spend a few days in this inspiring setting, where all rooms have lovely views and luxuries like fireplaces and heated bathroom floors.

Rates: Rates include accommodations, meals and nutritious snacks, use of facilities and a daily schedule of programs and activities. Additional charges apply for spa services. Rates start at $225 per person, double occupancy, per night, and a spa credit is included with a stay of at least two nights.

For more information: Call 585-919-6221 or toll free, 877-220-2893.

5. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
If it's sanctuary you're seeking, then turn to this retreat in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts that Newsweek magazine has called one of seven "unspoiled, unique destinations" in the world.

Location: Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Activities: The emphasis at Kripalu is on looking inward, and to that end, you'll find workshops on yoga, meditation and YogaDance™--a unique combination of yoga and aerobic dance. Health services, including massage, touch therapy, skin and body care and more, are also offered. There is also a private beach on Lake Mahkeenac for swimming and sunning.

Accommodations: Choose from private, semi-private or dormitory-style accommodations. All lodging facilities are simple, without telephones or televisions.

Rates: A schedule of fees for health services is available online. For overnight accommodations prices, register online or call the toll-free number below.

For more information: Call 413-448-3152 or toll free, 866-200-5203. You can also use this online form to request a copy of the retreat's comprehensive program catalog.

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