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The power of aromatherapy - curated without compromise

Body Bliss Property Profile: Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness

We are proud to partner with Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness. With two New York locations in Albany and Saratoga, New York, this innovative day spa is celebrating its 30th year in business. Even more impressive than their longevity, Complexions has been a constant innovator throughout the last three decades. One of the few internationally accredited CIDESCO Beauty Centers in the U.S, this full service wellness mecca was named Best Medical Spa by American Spa Magazine. A pioneer in sustainability, Complexions was recognized by the US Green Building Council as the first Gold LEED certified spa in the country for new construction.

Complexions founder Denise Dubois, a clinical esthetician and entrepreneur, is committed to using only 100% natural and organic products in the spa. She is a true believer in the power of pure essential oils for their therapeutic benefit and sensory experience. Body Bliss has been working with Complexions to make aromatherapy a thread that weaves through every element of the spa.

In Denise’s words: “Our sense of smell is the strongest memory trigger out of all five senses. When you experience aromatherapy during a relaxing spa treatment and then use it again at home, your mind and body will be brought back to the serenity of that moment. We pride ourselves on delivering experiences people can’t get anywhere else. Our day spa is unique in offering a destination type feel. We provide an ideal local escape for the local community. Unlike a resort, our spa becomes a part of your daily living.”

Body Bliss founder, Nick James, worked with Denise to create three signature essential oil blends with specific therapeutic benefits, honoring indigenous botanicals from the local region.

  • Serenity – Clary Sage, Spearmint, and Peppermint
  • Uplift – Lime, Sweet Orange, and Ylang-Ylang
  • Ease – Lavender, Peppermint and Bay Laurel

Travel kits are available for home care containing specific products for each of the three core blends, including lotion, cream, bath salts, body butter, balm, roll-ons and soy candles. Complexions emphasizes the importance of home care to combat stress, the common denominator in many of their clients’ chronic conditions, including anxiety, depression, digestive issues, headaches, sleep problems and weight gain.

Body Bliss’ Intentional Aromatherapy App is used in the “Aromatic Alchemy” massage treatments, and also for events and groups. At Christmas time, they sold travel size unscented base products. The hang-tag invited the recipient to come into the spa to customize their product.

At Complexions, there is an aromatherapy experience for every guest that comes through the door, and always an opportunity to bring a piece of the spa home. We couldn’t be more pleased!

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Ska:ná Spa at Turning Stone Casino

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Healing Arts Center and Spa at Cavallo Point

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Interview with Spa Director Gloria Ah Sam

Our relationship with Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s has evolved into a beautiful partnership over the past five and a half years. We recently caught up with Spa Director Gloria Ah Sam to share details about Spa Ojai’s exciting collaboration with Body Bliss. BB: Please tell our readers a bit about Spa Ojai’s history with Body Bliss Gloria: I started at Ojai [...]

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Body Bliss and Carmel Valley Ranch – A match made in heaven!

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