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Give Back To The Earth- Mandarin Oriental, New York’s New Green Spa Treatment, “Warmth & Wellness”

Give Back To The Earth- Mandarin Oriental, New York’s New Green Spa Treatment, “Warmth & Wellness”

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, known for its forward-thinking Spa philosophy, is delighted to announce its latest treatment, Warmth & Wellness. This exclusive 80-minute holistic treatment developed with Amala, a premium quality, eco-conscious skincare line, includes a body polish, clay wrap and a massage to detoxify the body, replenish the skin and clear the mind.

In celebration of the launch of this new green and sustainable treatment, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York is donating approx. £12 to the New York Central Park Conservancy for every Warmth & Wellness treatment booked between now and 30 April 2010. Mandarin Oriental, New York selected the Central Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization, because of its dedication to the enhancement and preservation of one of Manhattan’s largest and most beautiful green spaces just steps from the hotel.

“We are delighted to have initiated this donation program to the Central Park Conservancy as a way to support ecologically-based initiatives in our local community,” said Spa Director Denise Vitiello. “This treatment is also the first of a full-line of exclusive therapies in development at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York using Amala skincare products. These high-quality, nurturing therapies help achieve The Spa’s goals for wellness and our efforts to become increasingly green-focused and sustainable,” states Vitiello.

Warmth & Wellness begins with a body polish containing crushed olive stone to exfoliate, and a gentle fine-grain sea salt to re-mineralize the skin. After the polish, a detoxifying warm body mask made of white clay is applied to the body to draw out impurities. While the clay mask envelopment works its magic, the therapist performs balancing chakra energy work to enhance the clearing process of both the mind and body. The treatment finishes with a 40-minute body massage using a combination of velvety body butter, nourishing organic Mediterranean Myrtle, Fig and Olive Oil.

“Warmth & Wellness was created to nurture and enhance both physical and emotional wellness. Myrtle, a flowering plant used for its cleansing and restorative properties, is a key ingredient referenced in Greek Mythology as being sacred to the Goddesses. The combination of the body polish and wrap helps prepare the body for the full-body massage to come so the guest receives the maximum benefits of the massage and feels revived and refreshed at the close of the treatment,” says Spa Therapist, Chelsea Shaddix, the creator of Warmth & Wellness. Amala is known for its “skincare with a pure conscience” philosophy. Their products contain the highest possible concentration of organic and wildcrafted plant ingredients grown in their native regions to provide unsurpassed potent performance and wellness benefits. These ingredients are sourced from global farm partners and grown according to certified organic agriculture practices, which positively impact the earth. “When it comes to skincare, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice results for responsibility,” said Amala’s founder, Ute Leube.


The 80-minute Warmth & Wellness treatment is approx. priced at £188 Mondays - Wednesdays and £194 Thursdays - Sundays. For reservations contact The Spa at +1 212 805 8880. For more information about The Spa, please go to our website at

About Amala Skincare
Amala means “most pure” in Sanskrit, “revered mother” in Tibetan, and “love her” in Spanish. Formulated in Germany and built on a heritage of love and respect for nature of the highest order, Amala strives to deliver “Radiant Skin, Responsible Skincare” with holistic formulas that are ethically sourced, powerfully pure and proven effective – firmly upholding the belief that when it comes to the skin, there’s no reason to sacrifice results for environmental responsibility. Amala is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Primavera Life GmbH, Germany’s largest manufacturer of 100% pure, organic essential oils, sold in more than 12,000 pharmacies, grocers, health food stores and through cosmeticians across Germany.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites — all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s elegant restaurant; MObar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; a 14,500-square-foot, Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Spa; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York is in an idyllic location just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center’s collection of upscale retail shops and restaurants.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties.