Thinking of a healthy getaway? A Maine spa may not be on your mind as winter’s icy grip lingers on into spring, and every muscle aches to the bone. Maybe a hideaway far into the mountains or a week somewhere in the tropics is inviting, but out of reach around your busy schedule. There is an oasis nearby, where the mountains meet the sea. Your destination is but a few hours’ drive north of Boston.
The perfect place for a restorative and healthy weekend is waiting for you at the Maine spa in the Camden Harbour Inn. The spa offers personalized health and wellness services designed to relieve your stress, and so much more. You’ll find a welcome variety of therapies, techniques, and treatments, and much to do in the seaside town of Camden.
Spas may have a wide range of options available to fit the busy schedules of their visitors. Visualize a trip to the spa is a long weekend away from familiar trappings, a destination, a place to go and relax, rejuvenate, renew, and reinvigorate mind, body, and soul. To get the most out of your spa visit, plan a two or three-night getaway. Consider a spa destination as a therapeutic encounter that offers a range of stress reduction programs, healthy cuisines, fitness, and a variety of treatments.
Relax at the Maine Spa
The Maine spa offers aromatherapy, hot stone, deep tissue and neuromuscular, pre and postnatal massage, and the classic Swedish massages. The spa also features the hands-on body-mind system of therapy, Zero Balancing® (ZB). ZB is an integration of western medical science with eastern energy healing traditions designed to balance the relationship of energy and structure within the bones and tissues of the body.
Connect with Nature
After your treatment, it will be time to go outside and enjoying the beauty of the mountains and sea. The town-owned Camden Snow Bowl rivals some of the best mountains in Maine for skiing, with over twenty runs and close to a thousand foot vertical elevation. The Snow Bowl, in conjunction with the Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Mid Coast NEMBA, has opened up miles of Nordic trails in and around the Bowl for beginners and advanced cross-country skiers alike. This includes the Kuller Trail which connects to the Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail and the Five Brooks Trail. Before you go, check with the Camden Parks and Recreation Department to determine the degree of difficulty and conditions.
Strong bodies equal strong minds. Yoga is designed to release your body’s energy and provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness. Whether you are a novice or advanced student, many different levels and styles of yoga can be found at High Mountain Hall on Mountain Street in Camden. Yoga classes include Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Red Kundalini. And range from the most basic yoga physical postures to a very meticulous, active style that teaches proper alignment in a pose to fluid, movement-intensive practices designed to connect mind, body, and soul. If you go, be sure to check the schedule, as classes and times vary daily. Not into yoga? Other sessions there include hybrid fitness, weight training, and power toning.
Full Soul, Full Belly
Finally, a restorative winter weekend would not be complete without fine dining. At Long Grain Restaurant, you will find an eclectic menu of exquisite Asian cuisine that critics far and wide are raving about. Founded by locavores in 2009, all fare served is seasonal and locally sourced ingredients—grown, raised and produced in the Maine Mid Coast region. The menu has a variety of dishes from homemade noodles to smoked mackerel fried rice with free-range eggs. They take reservations up to a month in advance.
No weekend retreat is complete without dining at Natalie’s Restaurant within the friendly confines of Camden Harbour Inn. Natalie’s is an award-winning restaurant and truly one of Maine’s premier culinary destinations. The innovative chefs celebrate the harvest of Maine’s abundant farms, gardens, and sea to offer a distinctive dining experience.