Health Spas Spanish

I am trying to find the contact for Spanish speaking destination

health spas in theCaribbean and Mexico or inexpensive 2-4 wks programs

in the US. One of my clients is an obese male sr. citizenwho needs

weight reduction and life style changes. Thank you ppoggi,

NCC, NCCC

Request for Question Clarification bycrabcakes-ga

Hello pattimay,

Will your client require that the spa staff speak Spanish, or does he

speak at least some Spanish?

Thank you, crabcakes



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  1. pattiemay,

    I have complied a list of spas for you. Some are more focused on

    weight loss than others, and most of the weight loss spas/programs in

    the US do NOT have Spanish speaking personnel. The people I spoke

    with emphasized that any educational services would be in English, and

    your client might miss the benefits of any classes if he was not

    conversant in English. Some places may have some Spanish speaking

    staff, but only one spa told me they definitely would assign a Spanish

    speaking consultant/counselor to your client, and that would be Canyon

    Ranch, first on the list below. (I have placed an ** after the spa

    names that appear focused on weight loss and nutrition )

    US

    Canyon Ranch **

    8600 E. Rockcliff Road

    Tucson, Arizona 85750

    800-742-6494 Information and Reservations

    520-749-9000 Worldwide

    520-749-7755 Fax

    e-mail on this page: http://www.canyonranch.com/contact/contact.asp

    “Your time at Canyon Ranch can be whatever you'd like it to be.

    Choose from a variety of classes, workshops and consultations where

    you can focus on health issues, combating stress, weight management or

    a variety of other wellness concerns.”

    I phoned Canyon Ranch and spoke to Wendy, who told me each visitor is

    assigned to a counselor/consultant, some of whom speak Spanish.

    Should your client select this spa, simply let them know when booking

    that you’ll need the assistance of Spanish speaking staff.

    http://www.canyonranch.com/index.asp

    Tucson, Arizona site of Canyon Ranch has a “Life Enhancement Program”:

    http://www.canyonranch.com/Tucson/lep2.asp

    http://www.canyonranch.com/Tucson/life_enhancement.asp

    Rates:

    http://www.canyonranch.com/tucson/rates.asp

    Escondido, California**

    Golden Door Reservations

    Post Office Box 463077

    Escondido,CA 92064-3077 USA

    Phone: (760) 744-5777

    U.S. Toll Free: (800) 424-0777

    From overseas: dial the international access code

    and 1-760-744-5777

    Fax: (760) 471-2393

    Email: gdres@adnc.com

    http://www.thegoldendoor.com/html/Rates.html

    Structure House**

    If your client spoke enough English, I would recommend Structure

    House, affiliated with Duke University, in Durham , NC. About 10 years

    ago, I actually worked with some of the clients at this weight loss

    program, and can vouch for its effectiveness. I called Structure House

    today, and while they have other clients and perhaps a few staff who

    speak Spanish, clients would need to be conversant in English to fully

    benefit. Apart from diet and exercise programs, there is a

    considerable amount of re-education and classes which would be in

    English.

    http://www.structurehouse.com/staff.html

    Mexico

    ===============

    Rancho La Puerta**

    TECATE, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

    Rancho La Puerta Reservations

    Post Office Box 463057

    Escondido, CA 92046

    800-443-7565 (U.S. toll free)

    760-744-4222 (Worldwide)

    Fax: 760-744-5007

    Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, Rancho La Puerta Director of Communications

    megifford@starpower.net

    Telephone: 202-362-7736

    P.O. Box 463057

    Escondido, CA 92046-3057

    http://www.rancholapuerta.com/Random/03.html

    Rates:

    http://www.rancholapuerta.com/Accommodations/index.html

    The following spas are all linked from Spa Getaways, with

    1-800-321-4622 being the phone for all of them. No postal addresses

    nor e-mail addresses were found on the websites.

    Villa Bejar, Lake Tequesquitengo, (45 minutes south of Cuernavaca) ,

    and Spa Guinot in the city of Cuernavaca “you can choose from a

    "spa" menu (low calorie) or a "regular" menu (just plain good). There

    is a regular program of scheduled activities like: Yoga, Morning

    Walks, Aerobics, Yoga/Exercise Classes, and Water Sports. You won't

    have time to get bored, but if you are a Greta Garbo type of person

    who "just wants to be left alone," no one will bug you to

    participate.”

    1-800-321-4622. Rates and other information are on the link below:

    http://www.spagetaway.com/colonial/villa%20bejar/villa_bejar.htm

    Ixtapan Spa, Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico. Featuring Roman baths and 20

    private whirlpools. “For those who want a lot of regimented exercise,

    this is the place! They have mountain biking, morning jogs, and

    aerobics. There are tennis courts and a golf course on site.”

    http://www.spagetaway.com/colonial/Ixtapan/ixtapan.htm

    Rates and packages:

    http://www.spagetaway.com/colonial/Ixtapan/ixtapan_packages.htm

    http://www.spaescapeholidays.com/fitness_spa/5.html

    Luz en Yucatan, Merida, Mexico **

    ” Luz does not advertise itself as a "SPA", but rather as an urban

    retreat offering a controlled diet, an exercise regime, and behavior

    modification techniques.” Rates and an e-mail link are on this page as

    well.

    luzenyucatan@yahoo.com

    http://www.spagetaway.com/yucatan/luz/luz_main.htm

    Maya Tulum

    USA Contact:

    E-Mail: reservations@mayatulum.com

    Phone: 888-515-4580 or 770-483-0238

    Fax: 770-785-9260

    PO Box 1496

    Conyers, GA 30012

    Mexico Contact:

    E-Mail: reservations@mayatulum.com

    Phone/Fax: 011-52-984-87-78638

    Km. 7 Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila

    P.O. Box 99 Tulum, Q. Roo,

    Mexico 77780

    http://www.mayatulum.com/

    Same site as above, but in Spanish:

    http://www.mayatulum.com/esp/index.html

    Testimonials:

    http://www.mayatulum.com/guest_comments.html

    Premiere Hotel and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (This spa appears to

    be less weight loss oriented, although it was listed under weight-loss

    spas on the Spa Getaway page)

    From Texas, USA, 409-763-1908

    “Our spa reviewer recommends this luxury spa very, very highly,

    "Elegant, pampering, and on the beach," sums it up. “

    http://www.spagetaway.com/pacific/premiere/premiere.htm

    Rates:

    http://www.spagetaway.com/pacific/premiere/premiere_prices.htm

    Ceiba Del Mar in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

    Ceiba Del Mar Hotel & Spa

    • Address:

    Riviera Maya, Cancun

    Costera Norte Lote 01 SM. 10 Mza. 26

    Puerto Morelos, Q.R.

    Mexico 77580

    • Phone:

    52 (988) 872 80 60

    • Llamada sin costo Mexico: 01 800 426 9772

    • Toll Free: 1 877 545 62 21

    • Fax: 52 (998) 872 80 61

    • Email:

    info@ceibadelmar.com

    • Web Site:

    In English

    http://www.ceibadelmar.com/

    In Spanish

    http://www.ceibadelmar.com/ceibadelmaresp.htm

    About the fitness facilities

    http://www.ceibadelmar.com/spa.htm

    http://spas.about.com/library/weekly/aa100502.htm

    Avandaro Resort, 2 hours from Mexico City has medical and fitness

    consultants for an extra fee:

    http://www.spafinder.com/Spas/stay_overview.jsp?fsaType=overview&spaType=2020&spaID=81

    Rates:

    http://www.spafinder.com/Spas/stay_services.jsp?spaID=81&spaType=2020&searchType=s&fsaType=service

    Hosteria Las Quintas** , Cuernavaca, Mexico

    Reservation Service at 1-800-321-4622. From Mexico or Europe, please

    call 409-763-1908

    http://www.spafinder.com/Spas/stay_overview.jsp?fsaType=overview&spaType=2020&spaID=129

    http://www.spagetaway.com/colonial/quintas/quintdes.htm

    Rates:

    http://www.spagetaway.com/colonial/quintas/quintpack_2003.htm

    Puerto Rico

    ===============

    Ann Wigmore Institute, a Natural, new-age type of healing spa

    Tel. (787) 868-6307

    or 868-0591

    E-mail:wigmore@coqui.net

    http://www.annwigmore.org/

    Curriculum:

    http://www.annwigmore.org/LFLCurriculum.htm

    Rates:

    http://www.annwigmore.org/Rates_Logistics.htm

    Venezuela

    ===============

    SPA & HOLISTIC CENTER La Limonera Farm , 90 minutes from Caracas, in

    San Francisco de Asis. “Resort Type: Health Spas Activities: Fitness

    and Beauty, Horseback Riding, Wildlife and Nature

    Cost: $251 + Size: 6-19 Rooms Languages: English, Spanish Restaurant:

    Yes Conference Facility: No Kids Allowed:Yes ”

    Telefax: +58+243+246.7571 / 2523

    No other contact information or address on site.

    English site (Not great English, mind you)

    http://www.resortsandlodges.com/bin/return.php?desturl=http://click.resortsandlodges.com/345555555DFG/http://www.organizacionvive.com/

    Spanish site:

    http://www.resortsandlodges.com/bin/return.php?desturl=http://click.resortsandlodges.com/345555555DFG/http://www.organizacionvive.com/

    Costa Rica

    ===============

    Pura Vida Spa**

    “At Pura Vida we believe "the good life" is a healthy state of body,

    mind and spirit. Our focus is on yoga, meditation, movement and

    conscious living. Personal consultations and a variety of classes are

    available. “. Anti-aging seminars are also offered.

    Villas Pura Vida Retreat Center

    Apartado 1112, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica

    700 metros al sur de salon Apolo 15

    Pavas de Carrizal, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Phone: (506) 392-8099 Fax: (506) 483-0041

    International Code: 011

    US contact for Pura Vida:

    R & R Resorts

    PO Box 1496

    Conyers, GA 30012

    Phone: 770-483-0238

    Toll Free: 1-888-767-7375

    reservations@puravidaspa.com

    http://www.puravidaspa.com/

    Finally, this site offers to locate precisely the spa you want by

    filling out their form!

    http://www.respond.com/buyers/requestform.jsp?noproxy=1&cat=1001090000&path=212&path=1604023310&&bd=11&src=4419241&db=1

    Extra:

    According to this site (Middle of the page) treatment for obesity may

    be tax-deductible in the US.

    http://starbulletin.com/2002/04/02/business/bizbriefs.html

    I sincerely hope at least one of the above will meet your client’s

    needs. If any portion of my answer is unclear, please request an

    Answer Clarification, allowing me to clarify anything for you, before

    you rate this answer.

    Buena Suerte,

    crabcakes

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