The spa life is amazing in Cotacachi … for one reason … La Mirage…and now… they have made it better with a remarkable spa day…that provides three treatments in a day at an incredibly low cost.
La Mirage is a Relais and Chateaux spa and has a variety of treatments… 17 to be exact.
For example here is the Amazon treatment.
Each room is a separate suite filled with antiques and with its own fireplace. Each is hidden and tucked into the gardens.
Even though we own our own hotel we send many of our guests to stay there.
We try to send all out guests to use the La Mirage Cotacachi spa…especially now that they have a Cotacachi spa day. Our guests are raving about it.
Take for example how La Mirage describes just one of its treatments:
“Cofan Spiritual Ritual of the Amazon
“Inspired by the Indigenous Inhabitants of Ecuador’s Amazon and their use of native plants of the rain forest.
“The sounds and smells are combined in such a way that at the end of the ritual your body and spirit are in harmony and ready to experience this ritual of life.
“First you enjoy a tub infused with guayusa and ishpingo leaves, both plants found only in the Amazon.
“These essences are known by the Amazon people for their stimulating qualities. They are used in their rituals to heal the inner organs.
“In addition the ritual adds mineral salts, lemon grass and essential oils.
“The body is exfoliated with the guayusa and ishpingo leaves while in the tub.
“Then you are given a 50 minute full body massage using more special oils and techniques with various sizes of bamboo sticks. This 90 minute treatment costs $65.”
“The soak and massage are performed in a chamber especially designed to enhance the spirit and sound of the Amazon,”
I tried this treatment myself. Wow. You start when you step from a tub built in the Amazon cave with a – hidden – deep – in – the – rain – forest atmosphere. The room, from the huge Amazonian carpet hung in a wondrous frame to the drooping vines and bamboo has a vague moodiness. You really do feel Amazonized … forest lost … surrounded in gold tinted warmth … camp fired in a deep mysterious woods.
I hope these photos share at least part of the secret – cave – in – the jungle feel I felt, warm, oiled, hidden and secure.
Enter into … the Amazon.
Here is the carpet.
The massage therapist awaits you for an immersion in the sacred plant oils … guayusa and ishpingo.
Guayusa, native to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, is in the holly family, related to Yerba Mate and Yaupon Holly. The leaves have the highest caffeine content of any known plant. When immersed, in addition to the stimulating effects on the skin, the essence enhances dream recall.
Ishpingo is the Quichua word for a type of native Ecuadorian Cinnamon tree found only in a small region of Amazonian Ecuador. The oil is an anti oxidant with antibacterial and antifungal activity.
The oils from these plants blend in the hot water to create a buttery, waxy feel…the aroma being akin to exotic cinnamon and spearmint … a delight that prepares and transports you into the deep forest feel.
The oils create a stimulation … dream like quality, while they cleanse the body and skin.
Then it’s time to enter your inner sanctum … the massage room.
The massage comes in two parts, beginning with the head and face while wrapped in heat … the Amazon sweat!
Then comes the full body massage given with Bamboo rollers, sacred music of the Andes and a crackling fire.
Imagine this would be just one of three treatments you would have in a day.
Here is the deal
You visit the spa and can use its swimming pool, exercise machines, steam bath, and rose petal covered jacuzzi for the entire day plus take
one 25 minute treatment.
one 50 minute treatment and
one 90 minute treatment.
One treatment offered is called Lavender Luxury. Another the the Ecuadorian Volcanic Clay Bath.
The lavender treat begins with a 20 minute soak in hot water and lavender (grown at La Mirage) then a lavender herbal wrap and finished with an hour long lavender massage.
You can also enjoy the exquisitely beautiful round meditation room with a roaring eucalyptus fire. Wow.
La Miarge also has a grape massage.
Grape massages fall under the category of Vinotherapy, the practice of using wine by-products for spa therapy. This practice originated at the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Martillac, a town in the Bordeaux region of France. During a visit to the chateau, Joseph Vercauteren, a local pharmacology professor, was appalled to see the winery throwing out tons of seeds and skins from grape crushings. At the time, he was patenting a process using grape seed oil for skin care products. The professor’s visit led the Cathiard family to build a hotel, restaurant, spa and a line of skincare products”. They have even opened Spa Caudalie, a member-only spa in Las Vegas.
This must be good because whydontyou.com says “Les Sources de Caudalie’s Vinotherapy Spa was voted the number one European Hotel Spa in the 2004 Condé Nast Readers Spa Awards. Treatments combine the soothing nature of hydrotherapy with the anti-oxidant properties of grapes.
The spa is often filled with dignitaries. The Queen of Spain stayed there.
One day I saw four US Senators and actor Kevin Bacon visiting… all at once.
Another favorite of mine is… the Chocolate massage…. which in my opinion this is much better than actors and politicians. This treatment lasts 100 minutes and begins with several face and skin scrubs. The skin is our largest eliminative and most absorbing organ so this beginning clears away the old and prepares the skin to absorb the nutrients and anti oxidants in the chocolate.
Then the face is coated in a chocolate soufflé foam. Chocoholics beware! The smell drove me to consume my Christmas given bag of chocolate when I got back to the hotel. As the foam sits, the body is then painted in chocolate and put in a hot body wrap. As you soak in the warm chocolate the masseuse massages the head scalp and face. Finally all this is removed and ends with a full body massage. I came out glowing…though as mentioned craving chocolate!
You pay only $125.00 plus 22% service and tax for all three treatments.
A selection of low calorie food can be prepared and served poolside (extra).
Call 593 02915-237 or 593 o2915 077 to reserve.
or email email@example.com
Until next message, may all your massages be good.
Visit Cotacachi, La Mirage and attend our Ecuador Export Tour and our North Andes, Imbabura & Cotacachi Real Estate Tour
Join us at many seminars and tours in Ecuador, Florida or North Carolina… in 2010.
See details about each of our seminar and tours below… then see our December special that allows you to attend them all FREE.
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Join us all year long… seminars and tours in North Carolina Florida and Ecuador. Gain discounts by attending multiple seminars tours.
We just added four South coast Ecuador tours that can help you gain extra savings with a multi tour pack.
These extra tours create a dilemma for me. See how below.
Here are our multi tour adventure discounts.
These four new south coast tours and our six pack tour price create a bit of a crisis here.
As you can see above a six pack costs $3,099. This is already a really low price for a tour that last up to 21 days (under $150 a day).
But as you will see below, our International Club membership which allows you and a guest to attend up to 56 courses and tours in 2010 (fees would be $40,947 for all these courses individually) is only $2,999.
Which would you choose… 6 courses and tours for $3,099 or those same 6 courses and tours plus 50 more for $2,999?
“Duh,” I said when this was pointed out to me.
So our only solution is to raise the International Club membership to $3,500… still a terrific deal… but $501 more than before.
Save $37,457…plus $501. I will not raise the International club fee until January 2010. Enroll in the International Club now at the original fee of $2,999.
International Club 2010
Attend our 56 investment, business, Spanish, real estate and export, courses and tours in 2010 with one small enrollment fee.
International Club 2010 Membership Enroll here
Here are the 56 courses and tours you can attend free. Plus there is even one more savings you will see below.
Join us in February or March.
Feb. 15-16 Travel to and visit Quito
Feb 17 Travel to Manta
Feb. 18-19 Coastal Real Estate Tour
Feb. 20 Travel to Cotacachi
Feb. 21-22 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Feb. 23-24 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour
Feb. 26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour
Mar. 11-14 Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Fl.
Mar. 15-16 Travel to Quito and Andes
Mar. 17-18 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Mar. 19-20 Cotacachi Shamanic tour
Mar. 22-23 Coastal Real Estate Tour
Mar. 25-26 Cuenca Real Estate Tour
Mar. 28-29 South Coast Real Estate Tour
Apr. 12-15 Ecuador Export Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 17-18 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 20-21 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 23-24 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Apr. 26-27 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
May 13-14 Ecuador Shamanic Minga ($499 or couple $749)
May 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
May 19-20 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
May 22-23 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
May 25-26 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
May 28-29 South Coast real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
June 24 Quantum Wealth North Carolina
June 25-27 International Investing and Business North Carolina ( $749 or couple $999)
June 28-29 Travel to Ecuador and Andes
June 30-Jy 1 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
July 3-4 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
July 6-7 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
July 9-10 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Sept. 3-6 Ecuador Export Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Sept. 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Sept. 11-12 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Sept. 14-15 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Sept. 17-18 Ecuador Shamanic Minga ($499 or couple $749)
Sept 20-21 South Coast Real Estate tour ($499 or couple $749)
Oct. 7 Quantum Wealth North Carolina
Oct. 8-10 International Investing & Business North Carolina ($749 or couple $999)
Oct. 11-12 Travel to Quito and Andes
Oct. 13-14 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Oct. 16-17 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Oct. 19-20 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Oct. 22-23 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 4-7 Super Thinking + Spanish Course Florida ($749 or couple $999)
Nov. 8-9 Travel to Quito and Andes
Nov. 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 13-14 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 16-17 Quito-Mindo Real Estate ($499 or couple $749)
Nov. 19-20 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Nov 22-23 South Coast Real Estate Tour (($499 or couple $749)
Dec. 3-5 Ecuador Shamanic Mingo ($499 or couple $749)
Dec. 7-8 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Dec. 10-11 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Dec. 13-14 Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
Dec. 16-17 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)
If you join the International Club, the entrance fee for 2010 is $2,999 (until January 2010). Your attendance fees at all courses will be waived. You and your guest can attend courses worth $40,947.
You can calculate the savings as our schedule of all 2010 courses is shown below.
Arrival dates are always one or two days earlier. Please double check with us before booking flights.
I invite you to be a member of the International Club which allows you and your guest of your choice to attend all of these courses which are valued at $40,947!
International Club 2010 Membership Enroll here
You may well wonder why I would make such an offer and ask why the cost is so low? Let me answer this question frankly and from the heart.
First, it helps us do a better job for you. We feel greatly enriched when we can really help our clients improve their lives. We have learned through years of experience the best way to do this is to meet with you regularly. We can best help you learn how to improve your health and wealth through continual expansion of knowledge.
Second, we gain enormous fulfillment from the many friendships we form through the years. Our friends have enriched our lives tremendously. Let me explain this in more detail.
As a member, you will be part of our international family that meets intensively over the next year to examine ways we can make our lives better. Our goal is beyond just having money. Our goal is to have quantum wealth… good health… wealth and fulfillment through service.
Though I give all course delegates my very best, I cannot help but to do a better job for those who come again and again. As we meet often; your particular wants, needs and desires become clear, and it is easier for me to point you in the right direction.
Another phenomenon is that repeat delegates help each other! They get to know one another, help each other learn, share their insights, make contacts and gain more wealth.
Out associates in Ecuador, are experienced business people who live or work and conduct our real estate and export courses. They can also act as your local backup for the business.
Lifestyle for Two. There is more! I have learned at my courses that many repeat delegates were couples.
We want couples! As a member of the program, you are entitled to bring another person to every single course or tour. The cost for that extra person will be ZERO! You can bring whomever you wish. Bring your spouse, a friend, son or daughter, partner, accountant, adviser. You can bring the same person each time or a different person, whomever you choose to accompany you. (Accommodations and air fares relating to the courses are not included for members, delegates or their guests.)
Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year? We look forward to seeing you at as many courses as possible and sharing this wonderful world of abundance and well being with you!
International Club 2010 Membership Enroll here