From the moment one arrives at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, the secluded, Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property tucked into northern San Diego County, a sense of tranquility immediately takes over. A five-star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, Rancho Valencia offers the ultimate in relaxation and pampering.
Emphasizing wellness, the resort recently elevated its spa experience with several enhancements, including new Elemental Wellness spa therapies, spa treatment packages, and a monthly workshop series featuring a variety of topics ranging from yoga techniques to living a plant-based, whole-foods lifestyle.
A new epigenetics wellness program known as the Wellness Collective also launched earlier this year to provide spa members and guests with the resources to make viable changes in their overall wellbeing. The resort partnered with Lifewellness Institute, the premier wellness center in San Diego, to present lectures, workshops, and activities founded on the cutting-edge science of epigenetics (external modifications to DNA that turn genes “on” or “off,” but don’t change the underlying DNA sequence).
“We wanted to combine the already incredible wellness experience and offerings available at Rancho Valencia with a personalized plan from Lifewellness Institute to create a transformative program for long-term, health and wellness,” says Kristi Dickinson, spa and fitness director at Rancho Valencia.