How to Hydrate Your Skin All Winter Long

Posted by Yvonne on Dec 15, 2011 in Retreat Services, Skincare

skincareThe cold season has arrived here at Avalon so we wanted to share some tried and true ways to help you keep your skin healthy and hydrated this coming winter.

As beautiful as our winters can be here in New England, they can also cause long-term effects on your skin’s natural resources and ability to heal. Follow these easy tips to enhance your skin care regimen during the winter months.

  • Drink at least 6 glasses of water daily while cutting back on coffee, soda and alcohol.
  • Only use mild exfoliating techniques such as loofahs or body sponges.
  • Use face and body scrub exfoliates sparingly. Try to avoid alcohol-based products as they eliminate moisture from your skin.
  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Invest in all natural moisturizers to help you saturate dehydrated skin.
  • Supplement your diet with Vitamin E and collagen capsules. These will help your skin hold moisture and elasticity, resulting in healthier, more hydrated skin.
  • Hot water robs your skin of its natural moisture so try to use lukewarm water instead.
  • Never scratch or irritate dehydrated or dry skin as it can result in dry spots and skin abrasions.
  • Avoid extreme cold or extreme heat as both affect your skin’s ability to repair itself.

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Benefits of Paraffin Treatments

Posted by Yvonne on Nov 30, 2011 in Retreat Services, Skincare, Specials and offerings, relaxation therapy


Paraffin wax therapy has been around since ancient Roman times. Its uses are varied but many people enjoy how it refreshes and softens the skin. It is a deeply relaxing experience and a great way to treat dry hands and feet.

Paraffin wax is known to speed healing and soothe pain in joints and muscles. It is an effective and safe way to remove dead skin cells, increase circulation, moisturize dry skin and help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.  In addition, it is used to lessen the pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and chronic pain conditions.

Paraffin is wonderful at moisturizing your skin because of its ability to form a protective waterproof coating on your skin, helping your body retain its natural oils.

Pamper yourself this holiday season with one of our hand and foot paraffin massage treatments.  Visit our special offers page or contact us for more details.

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A peek inside: Introducing Nimue “Lady of the Lake”

Posted by Yvonne on Oct 29, 2011 in About Avalon, General, Retreat Services, Specials and offerings


Barn Board CabinHere at Avalon we are home to some of our area’s oldest and most unique cabins.  We want to introduce you to our beautiful dwellings and tell you a little about the history of each one. We will highlight each of our special cabins in upcoming blog posts.

In today’s post, we want to introduce you to our Nimue, which means “Lady of the Lake.”

This cabin was built in 1997 from trees that were grown on this property. Nimue has a nine foot window overlooking the lake and loft that will sleep two in intimate comfort.

My father loved to stay in this cabin and left behind a gift for others to enjoy. It is a carving of a wood spirit originating from Germany. It is believed that only the pure at heart can see the spirits in the trees.

Wooden Face

Contact us for more information about our cabins and our retreat services.

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