Destination Spas offer much more than just a vacation — they offer experiences with lasting effects. You can eat healthy, breathe fresh air, exercise your mind and body, be pampered, rest and relax. Most importantly, return home with more energy, focus and a sense of balance.
The Spa at Cedar Falls can be described as a secluded retreat of luxurious simplicity. From traditional massages to body mud wraps, guests will feel the stress of everyday life ease beneath the hands of their therapist. The Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded by the fresh air and natural environment of the Hocking Hills — a wilderness retreat inspired by the land it borders.
NOTE: Weekend Spa Service prices apply on all holidays year round and includes December 26-31.
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New!-More Than Yoga Class
A healthy spine can move in all directions, but due to injury or postural habits we “forget”. This personal, individualized class is meant to help remind the system through gentle, repetitive movements, that all directions are still there. We just need to use the range of motion we have and keep improving! The yogis say “You are only as young as your spine is flexible”. Simple, yet powerful, these creative moves for twisting and bending the spine provide immediate and long lasting results. This class is taught on an individual basis and is available by appointment only.
Seasonal-Pawpaw Facial/Massage Duet
This special treatment combines the seasonal pawpaw facial with a 25 minute relaxation massage for a treatment that will soothe your soul.
A pawpaw facial massage softens and moisturizes the skin. Pawpaws are blended into a scrub with locally sourced oats, honey and yogurt for an organic facial that’s good enough to eat. The mixture is lightly massaged into the skin and left on for the skin to soak up all the beneficial nutrients. After the mask is removed, a facial and scalp massage follows.
Next a flowing relaxing massage smoothes away tension from aching muscles thereby improving circulation and relieving stress. Your massage brings about relaxation and peace of mind, body and soul.
New! Hand or Foot/Massage Duet
This treatment combines a 25 minute relaxation massage with a 25 minute hand or foot treatment for 50 minutes that will soothe your tired muscles and relax your mind. You will begin with a 25 minute upper body massage to release the tension in your shoulders, neck and arms. Next, you choose to have your hands or feet worked on. First, your hands or feet are exfoliated to help remove dryness. This will be followed by a warm mask to replenish and soften the skin and will conclude with reflexology and massage. This is 50 minutes of sheer relaxation and pampering.
Spa Facial/Massage Duet
This special treatment combines the 25 minute spa facial with a 25 minute relaxation massage for a treatment that will soothe your soul. A 25 minute spa facial consists of 3 steps: cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Scalp and facial massage is performed throughout the procedure.Next a flowing relaxing massage smoothes away tension from aching muscles thereby improving circulation and relieving stress. Your massage brings about relaxation and peace of mind, body and soul.
Express Signature Treatment-75 Minutes
Our Express Signature Treatment is 75 minutes of sheer bliss. A body scrub is followed by a warm mud wrap which is applied to your back. While this soaks in and rejuvenates your skin, you will have time to meditate or just relax and be peaceful. Once the mud is removed, a 50 minute massage is performed. This treatment was created for people short on time, but in need of real pampering.
Warm Bamboo Massage-50 Minutes
Throughout South East Asia, bamboo tools have been used for centuries to help ease tired muscles. Sliding across your body, the smooth surface of the bamboo feels good on the body. Each tool is designed to work on various parts of the body. It maximizes leverage and gravity using sliding, rolling, kneading, pivoting, tapping and friction techniques. The tools cover a broad area at one time and afford some of the most effective and enjoyable work imaginable on troubled areas such as your neck, shoulders, back and legs. The bamboo tools are warmed with a heating pad. The application of the warmed bamboo melts away tensions while at the same time creates a deeply relaxing and soothing experience. Bamboo Massage is the best choice for our guests wanting a deeper massage experience.
The Inn’s Signature Treatment-110 Minutes
A special trio of pampering involving satin body scrub, body wrap, and 50 minute relaxation massage.
Spa Facial Massage-50 Minutes
Your face is exposed to the elements 24/7. Lines can appear when the muscles of the face are tired and stressed. Our signature face massage relaxes tired muscles and increases circulation of blood and lymph. We use gentle exfoliants to increase circulation to the facial muscles. Then, an aromatic bergamot gel mask is used to smooth and relax the tissue. Bergamot is known to help repair capillaries and is very soothing. Next, your massage therapist will do a face massage that relaxes and tones the muscle tissue. The refreshed muscle tissue will bring your face back looking refreshed and glowing. Your face will feel lighter and invigorated and it will show in your smile!
45 / 25 Minutes
Satin Scrub and Body Mud Wrap-75 Minutes
First, a satin scrub is done to exfoliate the skin. Botanical Mud is then applied. Mud is known for its healing properties and offers relief from aching joints, skin problems and toxic ailments. This mud will detoxify and cleanse you as you relax in a comforting warm wrap. After showering off, a light moisturizer is applied.
Satin Body Scrub and Massage-75 Minutes
A satin body scrub, loaded with essential oils and nutrients is applied to the skin, removing impurities and dead skin cells. New cells are rejuvenated and circulation is stimulated. After showering off, you are treated to a 50 minute massage.
Relaxation Massage-50 & 75 Minutes
This flowing, deeply relaxing technique is the perfect massage to smooth away tension from aching muscles, improve circulation and relieve stress. This massage brings about relaxation and peace of mind, body and soul.*Note: A 25 minute massage can be added to any other service but we do not do single 25 minute treatments by themselves.
45 / 25 Minutes
Couple’s Massage-50 Minutes
Enjoy a relaxation massage simultaneously next to your partner surrounded by whispering pine trees and nature. This is our most popular treatment.
Seasonal-Hot Stone Massage-50 Minutes
Smooth river stones are heated in healing waters, then placed and glided along muscles to produce deep relaxation and calm. This massage leaves trails of heat flowing deep within your body. It will increase circulations and melt away your tension. Because of the heat and humidity this treatment creates, the hot stone massage is offered seasonally from late September to mid-May.
Pregnancy Massage-50 Minutes
This massage is designed specifically for the comfort of the mother-to-be. A special cushion is used that makes it possible for most women to lie face down with great security and comfort. Special attention is paid to the muscles that stress pregnant women the most. This full body massage can be performed up to full term.
Thai Yoga Massage-50 Minutes
Thai Yoga Massage is unique in its ability to heal the mind, body and spirit. Thai Yoga Massage is a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga and Ayurveda. It was born in the temples of Thailand. The practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the bodies energy (“Sen”) lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor. Both the client and practitioner are fully dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used.Ellen Grinsfelder, Innkeeper at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, just had her first treatment and says “I loved it. It was just as relaxing as a therapeutic massage, yet it added the element of stretches and releases as an extra benefit.”
Hand and Foot Treatments-50 Minutes
The feet are first softened using a glycolic mask. Next, the hands and feet are exfoliated using an aromatherapy sugar scrub. An invigorating clay mask is applied and, after it is removed, the feet are massaged with a special foot cream.*Note: A 25 minute hand OR foot treatment (in 25 minutes, we can focus on one or the other) can be added to any other service but we do not do single 25 minute treatments by themselves.
45 / 25 Minutes
Get Your Back in Business-50 Minutes
This 50 minute treatment focuses on and pampers most people’s favorite part of a massage: the back. The back is exfoliated using our satin body polish and then a nurturing mud wrap is applied to help improve circulation, remove toxins and hydrate. The scrub/wrap is followed by a back massage to work out kinks and tense spots.
Pamper yourself with this remarkable Asian massage technique that stimulates pressure points and nerve endings located on the feet. Natural healing processes are activated for total stress relief and well-being.*Note: A 25 minute reflexology treatment can be added to any other service but we do not do single 25 minute treatments by themselves.
45 / 25 Minutes
Learn To Massage Your Mate-100 Minutes
When you’ve had a hard day at work, take timeout to relax and massage each other at home. During your session you will learn the basic techniques needed to do a wonderful relaxation massage on each other. Our professional massage therapist will demonstrate the moves and procedures for working on each body part. Then, you will practice on each other. You’ll be given a FREE tube of massage cream to work sore muscles. The more you practice on each other, the better you’ll become. Next stop…Massage School!
Polarity Therapy-75 Minutes
Polarity Therapy is a system of reflex and acupressure points that balance energy flow in the body. It is a preventative and holistic approach to healing and wellness that also incorporates exercises, energetic foods , breathing techniques and positive lifestyle skills. A session of Polarity can reduce stress, increase vital energy and promote healing through balanced energy.Polarity Therapy is based upon the Traditional system of Ayurvedic Medicine which supports a personalized approach to healthcare. Those who have had a Polarity session often report reduced stress, restored sense of wellness, greater vitality, pain reduction, and balanced energy.In a Polarity Session, the practitioner will assess where a person is holding stress patterns in the body and help them eliminate these imbalances. Sessions are 75 minutes, do not require disrobing and involve bodywork that includes light touch, specific acupressure points, some gentle rocking and breathing techniques for relaxation.Polarity can be very effective for issues such as; migraine headaches, joint issues, back pain, feet problems, mental and emotional stress and low energy levels. Polarity specific exercises or personal self help techniques will be recommended by the practitioner after the session.
Ion Foot Bath / Detoxification Treatment-50 Minutes
Looking for an easy, safe, and efficient way to detoxify the body at the cellular level? Enjoy a 25 minute warm ionic foot bath. The ions neutralize free radicals and realign individual cells so your body can absorb nutrients and get rid of waste more efficiently. This is a relaxing way to soothe joints and revitalize the whole body …a great anti-aging treatment. Finish with a foot massage/reflexology session done with an essential oil specifically formulated to promote detoxification.
Cupping Massage-50 Minutes
Cupping is an ancient technique used to break up energy blockages in the body. A partial vacuum is created in special cups that are placed on the skin. The suction and negative pressure draw up the skin to: drain excess fluids, loosen adhesions and connective tissue, increase blood flow, and stimulate the peripheral nervous system. As the cups are moved up and down the back, the experience is similar to a deep massage. Cupping therapy allows fresh nutrients to get into deep tissue. It also helps the body release toxins and activates the lymphatic system to promote healing.
Energy Techniques – EFT Session – Emotional Freedom Techniques-50 Minutes
(available by appointment only)
Where emotional relief brings physical health
“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”
“Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributions to most physical pains and diseases.”
EFT is based on a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is an emotional version of acupuncture except needles aren’t necessary. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. Based on impressive new discoveries regarding the body’s subtle energies, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has proven successful in thousands of clinical cases. It applies to just about every emotional, health and performance issue you can name and it often works where nothing else will.
This technique has recently been featured on the TLC network’s new show “I Can Make You Thin” featuring Paul McKenna. More information on EFT can be found online at www.emofree.com.
CraniolSacral Therapy-50 Minutes
(available by appointment only)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has been around since the early 1900′s. It is the foundation of the Osteopathic profession. Using about 5 grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel), movements of the bones of the head and spine are monitored for symmetry and amplitude. Gentle holding, rocking, traction and gliding movements ensure that the bones surrounding the central nervous system are moving and not stuck. The improved circulation of cerebrospinal fluid inside the bones which cushion the brain and spine helps to nourish, cleanses, and relax the nerves. The procedure is very subtle and may serve as an introduction to the meditative state.
Eloise Del Matto learned this technique from an Osteopath and other practitioners starting in 1992 and has been using it ever since.