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April 7, 2009

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers relaxation during Stress Awareness Month

Let’s face it: stress is everywhere, it’s unavoidable and it doesn’t discriminate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. Learning how to manage and deal with stress can add years to your life. The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg joins spas around the country focusing on educating people during National Stress Awareness Month. The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers stress-reducing weekend programs in April that can help you manage the tension in your life.

“We’ve known for years that stress is the number one reason people go to spas in the United States. Now with our first ever ISPA Global Consumer Study, we know stress is the number one reason people worldwide seek the spa experience,” said International SPA Association President Lynne McNees. “The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers a place where you can pause and take a time out. Dealing with stress now can help eliminate stress-related illness down the road.”

“We take great care in offering our guests a stress-free environment from the time they make a reservation until after their service is complete,” says Kate Mearns, director of The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and past president of ISPA. “The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is excited to be offering our Spring Wellness weekends during the month of April for National Stress Awareness Month. These programs teach participants how the power of stories and the energy and art of deep listening can be powerful tools to assist in stress reduction.”

For reservations and information, call 757-220-7720, ext. 7741.

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is a member of the International Spa Association. With more than 3,200 members in 83 countries, ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280