Happy February! Did you know that February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month? Most of us know February is Black History Month. And maybe you even know February is National Cancer Prevention Month. But I bet you didn’t know that February is also National Pet Dental Health Awareness Month, Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, Sinus Pain Awareness Month, and Termite Awareness Month, among many others! So how do I know this? I found it on the Internet, where else!
The Internet and all its little cousins, from smart phones to Facebook, are increasingly part of our lives. No longer just kid stuff, connecting with people through things like social media and mobile content is now not only a favorite pastime of 35-55 year old women, but also a necessity for the largest, most respected, and often most serious-minded corporations and non-profit organizations worldwide. And who are we to buck the trend?
Don’t get me wrong. I revel in bucking some trends, like fad diets, air kisses, travel surcharges, and the short-lived resurgence of goucho pants (didn’t we learn our lesson in the ’80s that shorter, wider legs are not a good idea!?). But connecting with like-minded people all pooling ideas – and in our specific case, supporting each other in living happier, healthier lives – well, that’s OK in my book.
So for Deerfield Spa, this February 2010 is “Tech-Connect Month.” That’s right, as of today, Deerfield Spa is not only on Facebook, but twitter too! I can hardly get over it. Who’d’ve thunk? After all, we’re in the “high-touch” business, not high-tech. We’re all about meaningful and real human connections with warm, caring, people. Hands-on pampering, hands-on fitness coaching, hands-on healthy cooking classes, and the kind of friendship, intimacy, and trust that come from being able to look someone in the eye, see their body language, offer a pat on the back or a welcome hug.
But let’s face it, even our most fervent devotees don’t live here full time (though a few have tried and many more have dreamt it so!). Deerfield is a place where you come to take a break from your routine, to refresh, re-set, relax, and reunite with friends. In between visits, who knows – maybe connecting with Deerfield people, Deerfield ideas, and Deerfield culture through Facebook or twitter could be just the thing to help you maintain healthy lifestyle habits, keep you laughing, keep you learning, help you manage stress and make positive choices. That is certainly our aim. That will be what Deerfield’s Facebook and twitter content will be all about. And we’ll also post new specials and discounts along the way, something the immediacy of the medium makes possible.
So I hope you’ll join us online between visits. Give and take ideas. Tell us how you’re doing? Share your struggles. Celebrate your successes. Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on twitter. We’re here, we’re using high-tech methods to fulfill our high-touch ideals, and we’re building a vibrant online community dedicated to real-life health and happiness.
Of course if nothing short of actual face time at Deerfield will do, we have a few spots left for our upcoming “Better Than Chocolate” Weekend Feb. 12-14. Fun, fitness, warmth, and wellbeing, along with a special optional workshop series on “Loving Your Life” conducted by life coach and author, Dawn Morningstar. And April’s not far behind, so check out our wonderful specials for the 2010 season and make your reservations soon. If you want to know more about anything on the schedule, check out our website or call me – because twitter and Facebook aside, we are all still here for you, still living and breathing, loving to hear from you, and waiting with open arms to greet you on your arrival.
In Good Health,
Wow, check out the great article by Deerfield Spa esthetician Dawn Butler in the new issue of beautynewsnyc.com The link is http://www.beautynewsnyc.com/spa/confessions-of-an-esthetician/#more-15310 Way to go, Dawn! We love you. (We also love your Deerfield Signature Facial with microcurrent and LED light, but we love you more!)
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Looking for new ideas for a Mother’s Day gift or getaway? This year, in celebration of its Mother’s Day MiniWeek from May 11 – 15, 2008, Deerfield Spa is giving moms professionally photographed group portraits, taken with everyone in their party, and offering complimentary make-up applications prior to their photo shoot. In addition, Mother’s Day MiniWeek guests will receive $200 each towards spa services during their stay.
“Moms coming for Mother’s Day MiniWeek should bring along the people they cherish,” said Joan Wolff, owner of Deerfield Spa. “They’ll all return home with a professional photograph of their group — a lasting memento of Mother’s Day 2008.
“And just to be sure mom and her posse look and feel their best for their photo op,” Wolff continued, “Deerfield’s aestheticians will do a complimentary make-up application for anyone who wants it before the photo shoot, and all Mother’s Day MiniWeek guests will receive $200 toward the personal services of their choice — from massages to peels to facials and more.
The five-night Mother’s Day MiniWeek includes unlimited exercise and fitness classes, all meals and snacks of healthy spa cuisine, hiking the famed Appalachian Trail with naturalist guides, lifestyle lectures, evening programs, 24-hour use of all facilities, and swimming day or night in Deerfield’s heated outdoor pool surrounded by the soaring pines of the Pocono Mountains.
Deerfield is one of the most affordable destination spas in North America, according to SpaFinder’s Readers Survey in 2006 and 2007, and was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show by travel editor, Peter Greenberg, among affordable all-inclusive vacation destinations. Rates for the five-night, all-inclusive Mother’s Day MiniWeek range from $800 to $1275 per person, depending on guests’ choice of accommodations. Reservations can be made at (800) 852-4494.
Deerfield is the fun and friendly spa that feels like a casual country home. It is less than a two-hour drive from New York City or Philadelphia, and minutes from such local attractions as golf, horseback riding, rafting, outlet shopping, and antiquing.
Deerfield is the friendly, casual destination and day spa known for health over hype and laughs over luxe. We’re a safe, homelike place to jumpstart weight loss and fitness, or just refuel with pampering, fresh air and fun.
Recognized as one of the top affordable spas in North America, we replace pretense and pressure with top quality spa programming and close, personal attention from a warm, caring staff.
Right at Home
Originally a country home, our main house sits upon a hilltop surrounded by soaring pines, so you’ll know you’re in the country.
And planning your trip to Deerfield Spa is easy. Just call us at 800-852-4494 or 570-223-0160 for more information on our unique accommodations. Or if you prefer, take a moment to contact us via the web or send us an email to find out more about the our destination spa or to request a reservation and check availability.
- Deerfield Spa won the Bizzy Award
- Deerfield Spa has won the Chamber of Commerce Award
- Deerfield Spa with WSBG hosts Weight Loss Challenge. Please check back for more info.
- 2011 Spa Rates will be available soon, please check back.
- Newsday features Deerfield Spa
- TODAY Show features Deerfield among most affordable all-inclusive spa destinations
- New York Times calls Deerfield ” a much more affordable all-inclusive”
- Healthy Vacations television series kicks off at Deerfield