The Westin Kierland Resort And Mayo Clinic Present "Well Beyond" Weekend

Guests will explore integrative medicine and health and wellness spa treatments that complement conventional medicine through a unique weekend series of special events and seminars with expert panels and educative discussions

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The Westing Kierland Resort and Spa

Where else are you going to find a combination of prestigious doctors from the Mayo Clinic and spa gurus coming together to talk about how to live a stress-free life focused on wellness

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Vocus) June 3, 2009

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has partnered with Mayo Clinic for the first time ever to offer a weekend retreat focused on health and wellness. Spa treatments, events and medical discussions with Mayo Clinic experts focused on the use of integrative medicine and spa therapies will be the topic of the weekend for a life-changing look at today's health issues. The "Well Beyond" weekend retreat will be held Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28 in the relaxing setting of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

"Well Beyond" is a unique and rare opportunity for guests to take a life-changing look at their health by learning from the experts from Mayo Clinic and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. This retreat will touch on the use of integrative medicine, spa therapies and emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between the patient and practitioner.

"Where else are you going to find a combination of prestigious doctors from the Mayo Clinic and spa gurus coming together to talk about how to live a stress-free life focused on wellness," said Loren Anderson, Agave Spa Director at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Starting at $679 for a two-night stay at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., participants will engage in a weekend devoted to their heath and well-being. A diverse panel of experts from Mayo Clinic will provide participants with special lectures and health seminars about developing a health and wellness plan for optimal life-long health through integrative medicine, exercise, nutrition, stress reduction and spa therapies.

The Westin Kierland's unique "Well Beyond" Resort package includes:

  •     Two-night stay at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
  •     Welcome wellness gift upon arrival
  •     Welcome Reception on June 26
  •     Breakfast each morning
  •     Cocktails reception and dinner on June 27
  •     Multiple integrative medicine health seminars with diverse panel of Mayo providers
  •     Yoga and wellness walk sessions
  •     Superfoods cooking and nutrition session (includes lunch)
  •     One (50-minute) massage at Agave, The Arizona Spa
  •     Book signing with Brent Bauer, M.D., and Larry Bergstrom, M.D., both Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine physicians

Families that would like to bring their children during the Well Beyond weekend will receive free Kid's Club (Ages 4 and older). Children will participate in FUN activities including special games and activities centered around kid's health, wellness and nutrition including Animal Yoga. Children 12 and under are welcome to join their parents during both breakfast sessions.

For more information or to book the "Well Beyond" Package, call 480-624-1202 or visit http://www.kierlandresort.com. Advanced reservations are required. Rates are based upon single occupancy, availability, a minimum two-night stay and are subject to change. Please ask for rate code WELLNESS.

Larry Bergstrom, M.D.
Dr. Bergstrom is board-certified in Internal Medicine and the director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic. His main interest is in developing an Integrative Medicine Program for individuals with complex medical issues for whom conventional medical therapies have not been successful or satisfactory. He is involved in the scientific evaluation of Alternative and Complementary medical therapies at Mayo Clinic and with other academic medical centers.

Brent Bauer, M.D.
Dr. Bauer is board-certified in Internal Medicine, an Associate Professor of Medicine and has been on staff at Mayo Clinic for 17 years. His main research interest is the scientific evaluation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies which are used by patients with increasing frequency. Dr. Bergstrom has authored several book chapters and papers on this topic, and is the Medical Editor of the Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine. He is a member of the NIH-NCCAM special emphasis review panel. Dr. Bauer is currently collaborating on more than 20 studies being conducted at Mayo Clinic to evaluate CAM therapies ranging from acupuncture to valerian.

About The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a four-diamond resort located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. The Resort features 732 rooms, 55 suites and 32 casitas; 183,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space; eight food and beverage venues; a full-service spa and fitness studio; an elaborate water park including a water slide and lazy river ride; Westin Kids Club®; and the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club. As an added benefit, The Westin Kierland is adjacent to Kierland Commons, one of the hottest shopping and dining districts in the Valley. For more information about The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa please visit http://www.kierlandresort.com or call 480-624-1000.

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. As a leading academic medical center in the Southwest, Mayo Clinic focuses on providing specialty and surgical care in more than 65 disciplines at its outpatient facility in north Scottsdale and at Mayo Clinic Hospital. The 244-licensed bed hospital is located at 56th Street and Mayo Boulevard (north of Bell Road) in northeast Phoenix, and provides inpatient care to support the medical and surgical specialties of the clinic, which is located at 134th Street and Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale.

CONTACT:    Stephanie Dowling
(480) 624-1315

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