As some readers might know, 2012 was a year of creation for me. I had my first child in the early days of 2013! Since then, a lot has changed. Especially for the better. That said, physical shifts have certainly occurred and now that my son is close to his 10th month I have decided to concentrate on the health of my gut. As the dietitian at a world class resort, I can say confidently that I have the knowledge base on what nutritional approaches can be taken to improve the health of my digestive tract so I got to work and applied my knowledge. But alas, after a full month of concentrating solely on nutritional approaches I continued to struggle. It was then that I decided to get resourceful! Instead of concentrating on nutrition alone, I decided to use the integrative approaches that exist here at Miraval.
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Miraval’s sleep expert Sheryl Brooks, R.N. helps guests learn about healthy behaviors and techniques to maintain the best quality sleep. One of her recommendatinos is to create a consistent sleep schedule with set bedtimes and wake times. With daylight savings time only a few days away, we asked Sheryl for some tips to help maintain healthy sleep patterns and a smooth time change transition.
Sheryl’s Tips for Adjusting Well to Daylight Savings Time Changes:
- In the Fall, you gain an hour of sleep on the first morning when you wake up; therefore, this transition is easier than Spring daylight savings time when you lose an hour. Take solace in that!
- About a week before the time change, it is best to move your sleep and wake time by 10 minutes a day toward the new time. Then by the day of the actual time change, it won’t be such a shock to your body since you’ve made a gradual adjustment.
The kids are back in school so there's no better time to getaway to Miraval. We've hand-picked these spa treatments and activities especially for moms to find balance and recharge. Being a mom is known as "the hardest job in the world" and we know you deserve some quality "me time" to return home as the super mom you are!
For a limited time, book your Mom's Miraval Getaway for a September stay and if we have it available, receive a complimentary one-category room upgrade when you mention: MIRAVALMOMS
Nurture your mind and body with Miraval's most complete body renewal ritual. In this six part ritual, the skin is gently brushed with warm loofah mitts, followed by a powerful exfoliation of bioactive white peat enzymes, sea minerals and ripe anti-oxidant berries; to polish, enhance skim elasticity and reduce toxins. The lymphatic system is then stimulated with the application of a soothing mushroom and phyto-nutrient masque; enveloping the body to facilitate cellular turnover. After showering with an organic purifying cleanser, your skin will be replenished with an omega rich and anti-oxidant fresh berry-oil serum. A full body massage of Artic berry milk cream will encourage skin regeneration, hydration and restore elasticity. Skin is replenished, protected and supple.
(Designed for a 3-4 guests)
Our Executive Chef will lead you into a night of degustation in the center of the Miraval kitchen. Tiered tasting courses of spa and traditional cuisines offered amidst the busting dinner service. All courses include wine selections based on flavor profiles. The menu for this experience changes weekly to incorporate the most available fresh and organic ingredients -- no allergy accommodations please.
Congratulations to Sheryl Brooks, R.N. for her new certification from the North American Menopause Society! Sheryl is now a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (N.C.M.P.) and is Miraval's expert on this midlife transition.
More about the Certification:
Founded in 1989, the North American Menopause Society is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause. Those who hold the N.C.M.P. certification have demonstrated special interest and competency in the field of menopause. These include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, and pharmacists.
Sheryl is a Board Certified Registered Nurse, a National Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner, and certified health coach who specializes in health and wellness promotion and education. Sheryl is passionate about helping others create the healthiest, most fulfilled version of themselves. She recognizes that our physical and emotional health impacts not just how long we will live, but how well we live.
The new Menopause Workshop at Miraval:
Menopause: What You Need To Know
Do you have questions about what exactly is happening in this natural, midlife transition? If you have heard or read conflicting information about symptoms of menopause and how to respond to them, please join Sheryl Brooks, RN, NCMP, our Menopause Practitioner to learn about and discuss, as a group, the facts and myths of Menopause. You will leave this workshop with current information about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, alternative/complementary remedies, and lifestyle modifications to help you feel in control, comfortable and healthy during your midlife transition.
Although we continue to offer signature programs and services to our guests such as The Miraval Equine Experience (which has been around for 17 years), we continue to innovate and introduce new programs and services every month.
February is a special month because it marks the launch of our new culinary clinics. These new clinics were developed by Executive Chef Justin Macy and our Pastry Chef (also his wife!) Kim. We wanted to highlight some of our other new offerings that debut this month. Hope you enjoy!
The Mindful Massage
The SpaFinder Trends Report of 2013 named our new Mindful Massage as one of the trends to watch in 2013. This massage is based in the core philosophy of mindfulness that weaves through all the programs and services that make up the Miraval experience. Read this full description of the NEW Mindful Massage.
This new lecture from Coach Leigh Weinraub will teach you how to become emotionally FIT. She shares techniques used by professional athletes to enhance their performance and stay focused on their goals and translates them into Her extensive knowledge and expertise working with college and professional level athletes Learn more about Leigh Weinraub...
Let's Talk About Sex with Sheryl Brooks, R.N.
A healthy and satisfying sex life is an important piece of your healthy lifestyle - and it's still possible even though you're not in your twenties anymore! Menopause symptoms, health issues, and changing body image may have caused you to avoid or neglect this part of your life. Share a private and comfortable conversation with Sheryl Brooks, RN about your questions and concerns regarding changing sexuality and intimacy in midlife. You'll leave the conversation with tips and information to keep it going or maybe even make it better than ever before! Look for the days this class is offered on our schedule of activities.
Want to read more from Sheryl? Sheryl Brooks was recently featured on the SpaFinder Wellness Blog: Learn 6 Tips to Increase Your Libido