Unplugging is more difficult than ever. Whether it’s sending those last few emails for work or keeping up with your ever-growing social media network, having convenient technologies at your fingertips also means you’re never fully ready to let them go. That’s why Jennifer Lynn, senior spa director at Mandarin Oriental, dreamed up the Digital Detox retreat.
“Our personal communication devices have certainly made our lives more convenient, [but] we’ve become inundated with communication,” Lynn says.
From September 9-11, guests can experience relaxing spa treatments and meditation and yoga sessions while cutting the cord to phones, Facebook and the rest. The retreat also focuses on learning about proper nutrition, eating the full color spectrum and how to take time to recalibrate after a long day.
“The spa we designed is still that one place where it is popularly accepted for you to turn off your phone. You give yourself permission to be in that personal space,” Lynn says.
Activities begin on Friday night with a welcome reception, followed by two days of inspirational, rejuvenating programming. Additional spa treatments are also available, including an iridology reading and a special “journey into stillness” two-hour treatment that includes a foot ritual, face and scalp message, full body massage, sound therapy and more.
You’ll never look at your phone the same way again.Digital Detox Weekend Retreat at Mandarin Oriental, September 9-11.