Wellness

Melt Your Worries Away with our Top Spa Treatments

Even during the most wonderful time of the year, the stress of party planning, gift buying, and family excursions can take a toll on your body. Take time to treat yourself this holiday season with one, or all, of our top three treatments at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place.

Customized Body Scrubs

Our customized body scrubs are perfect for exfoliating and hydrating your skin, especially in the winter months.  From flavors such as invigorating triple shot coffee and citrus grass to calming lavender and sweet tea, we have a specific scrub tailored just for you. Our specialists have combined the exfoliating powers of salt, vitamins, herbs, and spices for the perfect detoxifying formula leaving skin feeling smooth and radiant.

Your Choice Massage

Every body is different, and your massage should accommodate that. With our custom massage, you can relax knowing that each knot and stress point will be melted away by our trained professionals.  The healing powers of Swedish, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue techniques work to soothe limbs and boost energy. At the end of your treatment you will feel a sense of tranquility, and you’ll have a peace of mind going into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Intraceuticals Facial

Last, but certainly not least, is our infamous intraceutical facial. This one-of-a-kind treatment combines the healing powers of oxygen with vitamins and antioxidants to create the most luminous and radiant skin possible.  During the facial, oxygen and serums work together as they are infused into your skin leaving an instant glow. With the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, you will walk out feeling hydrated, rejuvenated, and ready to take on your holiday party with confidence.

Although every treatment at The Spa is remarkable in their own way, we suggest coming in to try one for yourself.  And don’t forget, a spa gift card is the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.  Open Monday–Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday–Sunday 8am to 7pm, there is no better time to treat yourself or a loved one to a gift of pure relaxation.

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Scenic and Historic Jogging Routes

Maintaining your fitness routine while on vacation has never been easier. Belmond Charleston Place, located in the heart of the historic district, offers the ideal location for guests to enjoy several scenic jogging routes which highlight the best of Charleston. Jogging along the streets of the city today, you will get a sense of how life was in the 19th century when a horse and carriage was the primary mode of transportation. Plus, you will get to experience some of Charleston’s treasures up close.

HISTORICAL LOOP: 1.3 miles

For the casual jogger, this 1.3-mile loop is the perfect way to see historic Charleston. You will pass many well-known landmarks:

Confederate Museum: Operated by the Daughters of the Confederacy and open to the public.
Circular Congregational Church:  Known as “White Meeting House,” for which Meeting Street was named.
134 Meeting Street: Site of the Institute Hall where the Ordinance of Secession was signed.
Gibbes Museum of Art: Houses many valuable paintings and is open to the public.
City Hall: Erected in 1801 as a branch of the First Bank of the United States. Purchased by the City in 1818. It houses portraits and busts of many prominent people in history including Trumbull’s famous portrait of General Washington.
County Court Houses: Began as State House in 1752, burned in 1788 and was rebuilt on old walls.
U.S. Post Office and Federal Court: Site of the City Guard House which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1886.
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church: Its bells have crossed the Atlantic Ocean five times. George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette both worshiped here when in Charleston.
Heyward-Washington House: Home of Thomas Heyward, signer of the Declaration of Independence. George Washington stayed here while in Charleston.
Old Exchange Building: An independent government was set up here in 1776 by the Provincial Congress. The Provost Dungeon is located in the basement and is open to the public.
U.S. Custom House: Started in 1849 and completed in 1879, it is still operating today.
City Market: Established 1788-1804, it houses shops and boutiques, as well as an open air market.

 

BATTERY RUN: 4.6 miles

For the more ambitious jogger, try the Battery Run. This 4.6-mile run takes you through the same course as the Historical Loop, adding a bit more challenge and scenery. You will run along Charleston’s breathtaking Battery where, on a clear day, you can see Fort Sumter which received the first shot of the Civil War on April 12, 1861.

Next onto Colonial Lake, recently renovated and a favorite spot among local runners, and it is easy to see why, with its sense of serenity and beauty. Now down Charleston’s famous Tradd Street, named after the city’s first born child, and finally to the Historical Loop completing the Battery Run.

Share your favorite route with us or contact our concierge for a route that best fits your pace.

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Wellness

New Year, New You

Hoping to make a few lifestyle changes in 2015? Look no further! With Charleston’s local produce, fun fitness opportunities and unique social events, the Lowcountry is the perfect setting for becoming the best version of yourself. This year, kick that long list of crazy resolutions to the curb and try implementing these simple lifestyle changes instead. From your friends at Belmond Charleston Place, this is your 2018 bucket list for health and happiness in the Holy City.

Get Fit

Whether your ideal day of fitness consists of an hour of intense cycling or a jog with picturesque views, Charleston has many resources for getting an enjoyable workout. For cardio amongst Southern scenery, jog the Ravenel Bridge or the Charleston Battery. If hitting the gym is more your style, try joining one of the many fitness centers located downtown, such as Pure Barre or Revolution.

Concierge tip: Follow our customized jogging map for the ultimate cardio experience while enjoying the best parts of Charleston.

Spend More Time Outdoors

This year, take advantage of Charleston’s seaside location by hitting the water for a more unique way to work out. Located off of Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, Shem Creek is your one-stop-shop for water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding. While you’re there, enjoy some of the Lowcountry’s best seafood at nearby restaurants.

Eat Local

Treat your body well in 2018 by providing it with the nutrients and fuel that it needs. Skip the processed food and head to restaurants with natural, farm-to-table menu items made with locally grown produce. Also, check out Lowcountry Local First to learn more about where to find yummy farm fresh food in Charleston.

Meet New People

The Spring offers many fun and exciting opportunities for stepping out of your comfort zone and socializing with Charleston locals. From Charleston Fashion Week to Boone Hall Plantation’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival and the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Charleston’s Spring schedule is the perfect excuse to step outside and enjoy a weekend filled with sipping, shopping and socializing.

Treat Yourself

Last but certainly not least, treat yourself in the new year! It is essential that you find some “me time” this year, to unplug and unwind. Try a calming massage or rejuvenating facial at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place for the ultimate relaxation experience.

 

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