Ste. Anne's Spa Embraces Mothers and Daughters

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Revitalize one of the most important relationships in your life.

Over a delicious meal, we started to speak woman to woman. Because we were so relaxed, she showed a willingness to actually listen to me.

Mother-daughter relationships are arguably the most important and powerful ones in our lives. They affect how we interact with our partners, our ability to enjoy intimacy, and our self-esteem, among other things. Nurturing this special friendship is an investment that is well worth making; instead of just letting life go by, mothers and daughters need to make a conscious effort to strengthen and enjoy their valuable bond. Ste. Anne's Spa is the perfect place to fine-tune or celebrate your mother-daughter connection. Soaking in a hot tub, enjoying a spa treatment together, or lingering over a second cup of coffee at breakfast is a wonderful way to enhance and revitalize your relationship. Ste. Anne's has witnessed countless mother-daughter relationships that were either restored, enhanced or strengthened simply by spending time together in the relaxed, non-threatening, environment at Ste. Anne's Spa.

Rebellious Daughter
Not everyone is lucky enough to have the perfect mother-daughter relationship. The dynamics can be complicated: maybe the daughter perceives her mother's protectiveness as an attempt to control, and rebels in order to forge her own identity. Or perhaps they take each other for granted. But even if there are stumbling blocks, it's important to reach out and try to strengthen your bond.

Sheryl, whose daughter rebelled during the teen years, was disappointed by how strained their relationship had become. A few years ago, after her daughter had married, she treated her to an overnight visit at Ste. Anne's, hoping the tension between them would ease. "Over a delicious meal, we started to speak woman to woman. Because we were so relaxed, she showed a willingness to actually listen to me." After exercising together, eating together, and relaxing in the hot tub, "we were able to finally reach out to one another and mend all those broken fences." Today, Sheryl and her daughter are very close, largely because of their groundbreaking trip to Ste. Anne's.

Re-connection time for a Busy Mother and Daughter
If you already have a healthy and loving relationship, spending meaningful time together creates memories that you will always cherish. Recently, Cathy and her daughter Connie came to Ste. Anne's to catch up and to get to know each other better. "Once upon a time I held this little girl in my arms, but now she's all grown up," says Cathy. As they enjoyed the beautiful, peaceful spa grounds, put their feet up, and chatted over a cup of tea, Cathy realized that "Connie is not only my daughter but my best friend." Connie, who says "Ste. Anne's Spa provides mothers and daughters with the perfect environment to reconnect and enjoy one another's company," deeply appreciated stepping out of everyday life and enjoying some genuine bonding moments with her mother.

Whether they have a healthy, loving relationship or a damaged one, mothers and daughters owe it to themselves and to each other to discover each other as women. There's always room for growth, sharing, celebration, laughter, and fun.

The Warm Embrace package, offered from Sunday to Thursday, May 1-29, perfect for the mother/daughter experience, features a Rose Petal and Lavender Foot Therapy Treatment, with a soak, nail-shaping, a foot massage, and a hydrating foot masque. This luxurious treatment will leave you feeling cleansed and prepared to begin the new season. A workshop, such as a cooking class or an Aveda skin-care seminar, is included, as are one night's accommodation, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner; your choice of one wellness class; and complete use of all facilities.

Ste. Anne's is one of a small group of Aveda destination spas in the world, offering a range of day spa and overnight experiences to spa goers for more than 17 years.

Ste. Anne's Spa is located 75 minutes east of Toronto, near Grafton, Ontario. To inquire about rates and availability, please call 1-888-346-6772.

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