Archive for April 2010

Confessions of an Esthetician

Deerfield’s own skincare therapist, Dawn Butler Kowalyk, comes clean in a fun romp on  Now we know all Dawn’s secrets!


Less Fear, More Fun: That’s Donnalyn Giegerich’s recipe for beating adversity, surviving cancer, and rebuilding through setbacks.  The entrepreneur and community service leader, cancer survivor and advocate, triathlete, and mid-life pageant winner – aka Mrs. Red Bank US, presents a series of empowering workshops on bouncing back in style May 21- 23, 2010 at Deerfield Spa.  Deerfield is now taking reservations at 800-852-4494 for this expert-in-residence weekend with Donnlyn

In addition to Donnalyn’s workshops, the weekend also includes fitness, hiking, spa cuisine, and pampering in a casual, country setting dedicated to relaxation, wellness, and fun.  Rates are all inclusive and there is no additional charge to participate in Donnalyn’s value-added workshops.  Deerfield is the affordable spa for girlfriends getaways, stress management, weight loss, and spa weekends close to New York and Philadelphia.

Donnalyn Giegerich is co-owner of Heritage Benefits Group, a producing partner for Couch Braunsdorf Insurance in Red Bank, NJ, an avid athlete and dynamic motivational speaker.  Her hectic life was changed — but not interrupted — when she was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer in 2007. After a complex, 10-hour kidney auto-transplant surgery, general radiation, cyber-knife radiation, and six months of chemotherapy, she is Cancer Free! Throughout her recovery process, Donnalyn continued with business and daily life while maintaining a regimen of exercise including running, cycling and swimming.

As an inspirational speaker, Donnalyn encourages others to incorporate business, fitness, family, lifestyle skills, friends – and FUN — to navigate and excel through challenges with grace and style.

Frommer’s: Deerfield Spa is Affordable Place to Prep for Warm-Weather Fun

Cool! Frommer’s – the travel gurus, recognize Deerfield Spa as an affordable, intimate place to prep for warm-weather fun.  Check it out!

Deerfield in the news

Check out the eHow article on inexpensive spa getaways including Deerfield Spa!  Did you know Deerfield Spa the most affordable destination spa in the Northeast. U.S.

A Healthier Wellness Jump-Start

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Deerfield Spa’s 2010 season! Yes, opening day was Friday, and what a beautiful opening day we had.  The rain stopped just for us.  We custom ordered it, of course!

You know, all the rain we had this March got me thinking about the notion of “too much of a good thing.”  How many times have we heard, “everything in moderation?”  Of course we need rain for a healthy planet, but in excess it can wreck havoc.

Moderation is a concept with particular relevance in our world – the spa world: from fitness, beauty, and nutrition, to stress management, pampering, and time for ourselves.  We all know exercise is critical to health of body, mind, and spirit, but overdoing it can be detrimental in many ways.  When it comes to nutrition, maintaining a balance of good fats and good carbs, with the right amount of fiber and protein is the Holy Grail.  We’re all painfully aware that over-indulgence is unhealthy, but we often overlook the fact that over-restricting can be harmful as well.  Even when it comes to caring for our body’s biggest organ – our skin – too much of a good thing can be bad.  Over cleansing and over exfoliating, for example, can lead to inflammation and injury, and a vicious cycle of damage and repair.

So as we embark on another glorious season at Deerfield Spa, dedicated to well being, relaxation, pampering, fun, and friendship, we remember not to jump too hard, too far, or too fast at first into our fitness or weight management jump starts.  Easy does it.  Staying conscious of how your body reacts and acclimating to new lifestyle choices is infinitely more sustainable and healthier overall than extremes in any one direction.  And as always, there’s no substitute for having great support in your efforts, finding ways to make the process of change fun, and laughing all along the way!

Whatever your goals this season, we are honored and delighted to support you in them, to make the process fun, and to keep you laughing all the while.  Come and see us soon.  We’ll be waiting with open arms.

In Good Health,

Joan Wolff