All of the Alkalize with Andrea group retreats are held in three locations, Sunny San Diego CA, Tranquil and Serene Mexico (15 minutes over the San Diego border) & in Kauai Hawaii.
A pitcher of cool water awaits the arriving guest in the open reception area. The first thirsty drink serves to remind the guest of The Spring’s most precious reward.
In the center of The Spring lies the tranquil courtyard, rich with aromas of fragrant blossoms. Palms and desert foliage grace the 3 sparkling mineral pools. Hammocks and relaxing sunbathing areas tuck in every corner. A relaxed atmosphere, where guests may enjoy a massage in the spa or lounge in our healing, mineral spring water, soaking in healthful minerals. Curl up with a book, bask in desert sun or relax under the shade of the old palm trees.
The 12 guest rooms are understated and unique. Nine rooms surround the courtyard pools.
Poolside Kings and Poolside Kings with Café Kitchens are steps from the rich, mineral springs pools. Guests can lounge under a shaded veranda outside their rooms when an outdoor snooze is in order. Behind the double French doors, king size pillow-top beds of the finest quality adorned with 330 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens await your arrival. Sumptuous down duvets and down pillows comfort guests during their tranquil sleep.
Guests are provided premier quality robes and slippers. Showers are equipped with luxurious, deluxe rain heads and a complete selection of imported Poggesi Fine Fragrances Amenities delicately fill the air.
Each guest room is equipped with a stereo, CD player and Ipod dock. We even provide a CD for your pleasure.
All guest rooms are cooled by whisper-quiet high quality mini-split air conditioning. Your night’s sleep will be a heavenly experience at THE SPRING.
Custom designed Cafe kitchens are fully equipped. A comfortable breakfast table overlooks the pool. Complete with refrigerator (4 cu ft), microwave, stove with oven, coffee maker and all cooking and serving utensils.
Guests may take advantage of adjoining rooms separated by the Café Kitchen. A delightful way for 2 couples to vacation together or 2 friends each enjoying their own bed and privacy.
Spa / Sauna
Inside the Spa facility, guests will enjoy the finest Finnish sauna available. In the tradition of an indian sweat lodge, rocks are heated with fire instead of electricity, producing a healthful, naturally detoxing environment. A superb sauna such as this is essential for maximum cleansing.
During a 10-20 minute sauna session, your heart rate increases by 50-75%. This provides the same metabolic result as physical exercise. The increased cardiac load is the equivalent to a brisk walk.
During a sauna, blood flow to the skin increases to as high as 50-70% of cardiac output. This brings nutrients to surface tissue resulting in glowing healthy skin.
Saunas induce sweating to provide a comprehensive cleansing of the skin and sweat glands. The skin is the largest organ in the body. 30% of body wastes are passed through the skin. Profuse sweating enhances the detoxifying capacity of the skin by opening pores and flushing impurities from the body.
When taking a sauna, skin temperature rises to 104° F and internal body temperature rises to about 100.4° F. Exposure to the high heat creates an artificial fever state. Fever is part of the body’s natural healing process. Fever stimulates the immune system resulting in increased production of disease fighting white blood cells and antibodies.
Some of the other benefits associated with saunas include:
- Relief from the pain and stiffness of arthritis.
- Revives tired and strained muscles after physical exertion.
- The cleansing effect of profuse perspiration also encourages cell renewal and a glowing youthful, clear complexion.
Private Retreat Location:
Private retreats are held at a private residence on the ocean in Encinitas San Antonio Del Mar Mexico! A 15 minute drive over the San Diego border.