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February 15, 2008

Complimentary wellness and sleep seminar offered at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg welcomes back Barbara Close, founder and president of Naturopathica Holistic Health, who will present a complimentary seminar on healthy sleep practices and combating insomnia. “Sleeping Well” will explore sleep inducing foods, herbal supplements and wellness rituals to promote deep, restful sleep on Friday, March 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Getting a good night’s rest is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, yet most Americans suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives, which when prolonged can be harmful to the body. The seminar will explain the causes of insomnia and how developing good sleep habits, including the use of simple organic treatments and exercises, can restore vitality and promote renewed energy.

An acknowledged authority on alternative medicine and healing therapies with more than 20 years of experience as a natural health practitioner, Barbara Close is the author of three books and serves as a consultant to such corporations as Proctor & Gamble, Limited Brands and Omnimedia. She previously spoke on organic skin treatments at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg in April 2007.

“I have been involved in the spa industry for more than 16 years, and Barbara Close is one of the most educated and respected organic product visionaries I know,” said spa director Kate Mearns. “She is a pleasure to meet and an amazing source of information.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the Spa at (757) 220-7720 or by e-mail at

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is located at 307 S. England St. in Williamsburg, conveniently located near the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The 20,000-square-foot spa includes indoor and outdoor pools, a complete fitness facility, private lounges, men’s and women’s locker rooms, whirlpool, spa dining and a salon conservatory.

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:
Michael E. Crandol
(757) 220-7287