If a tranquil escape is no longer enough to ease your anxiety these days, One&Only Palmilla recently introduced a Stress Management Spa Journey and collection of calming amenities to reduce stress and provide guests with solutions that can be incorporated into their daily lives as part of their Wellness Spa Program by ESPA. “We recognize that in today’s environment our guests may experience high levels of stress and want to do everything we can to help them unwind during their time at One&Only Palmilla,” says Edward Steiner, Managing Director of One&Only Palmilla who recently collaborated with ESPA to create a complimentary CD of selected recordings to promote deep sleep. “Programs like Transformational Breathing and music therapy have long been known for their ability to relax the mind, body and soul. It is our hope that these new programs will provide our guests with the tools to improve the way they deal with stress at home.” In August 2009, One&Only Palmilla will introduce the 3-day Stress Management Journey at the One&Only Spa by ESPA. The holistic program incorporates a variety of stress management tools including: • A lifestyle consultation • Oceanside yoga and meditation • Transformational Breath Work to resolve stress and provide more balance in daily life • QXCI (Quantum Xeroid Consciousness Interface) to identify stressors and body needs • ESPA Holistic Stone Massage using Black Mexican Obsidian stones to relieve depression • ESPA Anti Stress Body wrap and bath featuring therapeutic aromatherapy oils • Custom Wellness Menu • Daily Vitamin Rich Juice • Daily use of spa facilities including outdoor warm and cool rock pools All spa treatments are performed in private spa villas located in tranquil gardens equipped with outdoor baths and Mexican daybeds. The 3-day package is priced at $935/person excluding tax and gratuity. This price does not include accommodation. In addition to the Stress Management Journey, the resort recently sought the guidance of Prescriptive Music and ESPA to create the “Treasured Moments” CD with specific sound frequencies to ensure listeners fall into a deep sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. All sounds featured on the album fall into the human vocal range proven to promote relaxation and maintain a resting heart rate. The complimentary CD is delivered to all guests on the first evening of their stay as part of the turndown service with an invitation to experience the One&Only Spa. Additionally, the CD is used in all ESPA treatment rooms on-site. Featured artists include: Brian Crain, Hennie Bekker, and Loren Gold. “Research has verified the therapeutic benefits of music to reduce the stress response in the body,” says Kerensa Langitan, Spa Director of One&Only Palmilla. “We encourage guests to lay back, put up their feet, take three slow gentle deep breaths and allow your dreams to take flight.” The One&Only Spa Treasured Moments CD joins the already inventive Spa menu at One&Only Palmilla that includes a Transformational Breath Work seminar. This powerful breathing technique helps guests achieve physical, mental and emotional healing, while strengthening the natural spiritual experience.