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New York Bliss: Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort

Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort
Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort
Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort

One of the Northeast’s most luxurious spas, Skaná, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort, is noted for gentle, soothing treatments inspired by authentic American Indian cultural and healing traditions.

Skaná is the Oneida word for “peace,” and the spa’s nature-inspired menu of services reflects its core philosophy of tranquility and harmony. Incorporating the time-honored benefits of herbal earth remedies and water therapies with today’s technological advances in skincare, Skaná offers spa-goers a truly rejuvenating experience that promotes good health and brings mind and spirit in balance. The transformation begins upon arrival, as spa guests walk through a glass-enclosed walkway, bordered by a landscaped brook, into the 33,000-square-foot spa. The luxurious interiors include 12 treatment rooms, saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, a full-service salon, a spa café and a co-ed therapeutic mineral pool. Among the spa’s distinctive features is a VIP Spa Suite, perfect for a peaceful getaway or a romantic retreat for two.

You deserve the Sage and White Pine Hot Towel Massage: the ultimate relaxing experience combines deep vigorous massage with steaming hot towels infused with an oil blend of sage and white pine. Sage has long been used for its ability to bring about clarity and deep relaxation. White pine (the Great Tree of Peace) is a botanical that has been valued for healing fatigue and mental exhaustion. Unravel the tension bound within muscles with this powerfully effective massage. Offered as a 50- or 80-minute treatment.

Skaná is hidden away within The Lodge, an elegant, award-winning, all-suite hotel that has perfected the art of pampering. The Lodge is part of the comprehensive Turning Stone Resort Casino property, a 3,400-acre recreation, dining and entertainment complex proudly owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation. An internationally recognized gaming destination, Turning Stone features more than 20 dining options, a dance club and two entertainment venues headlining top acts and performers. Turning Stone is also home of the Tower Fitness Club, offering an array of cardio and strength-training machines, a stunning all-season swimming pool and a full schedule of exercise classes, as well as Ahsi Day Spa and Salon. Certified trainers provide both private and group instruction. Outdoor activities range from championship golf on three of New York State’s most acclaimed golf courses to nature walks and wintertime snowshoeing on the scenic grounds. Year round, the indoor Sportsplex is open for tennis, racquetball and golf instruction, highlighted by a massive domed driving range. Special spa packages are available.

Skana, The Spa at Turning Stone Resort

How to get there:
Located in the heart of Central New York, Skaná is 30 miles east of Syracuse, just off Exit 33 on I-90 (NYS Thruway). It is approximately two hours from both Albany and Rochester, and four hours from New York City.