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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Recognized by Organic Spa Media for Best New Wellness Program

Southern California Luxury Resort Named Among Top 10 Spas by Organic Spa Media

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, is honored to receive Organic Spa Media’s 2017 Top 10 Spa Award for Best New Wellness Program.

Every year, Organic Spa Media honors 10 outstanding spas for their passionate commitment to wellness, sustainability, environmental stewardship and natural and organic living. This year, Organic Spa Media is excited to honor Rancho Valencia, along with nine other leading spas in different categories, for elevating the industry to new and higher standards of health and wellness.

Rancho Valencia is a proud recipient of the award as a result of the launch of its new integrated health and wellness program called the Wellness Collective. With the goal of providing members and guests with the tools to make sustainable changes in their overall health and wellbeing, Rancho Valencia has partnered with Lifewellness Institute, the premier wellness center in San Diego, to create a robust calendar of intimate workshops, enlightening lectures and activities based on the science of epigenetics.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized with this award for the best new wellness program. We launched the Wellness Collective to combine the already incredible wellness experience available at Rancho Valencia with a personalized plan from Lifewellness Institute. The result is a transformative program for long-term, health and wellness in a luxurious atmosphere,” said Kristi Dickinson, spa and fitness director at Rancho Valencia.

Based on the sequencing of the human genome, and the idea that genes change their expression in response to lifestyle, The Wellness Collective program consists of six chapters, each represented by sixty days. Each chapter is an opportunity to transform a lifestyle factor, ultimately creating a culture of wellness for the participants including: Movement & Fitness, Attitude & Perspective, Nutrition & Toxicity, Sleep & Respite, Relationships & Connection, Stress & Balance.

The Wellness Collective is available to Rancho Valencia spa members, as well as guests in the form of retreats and packages. Retreats over three, five, or seven days include accommodations, wellness consultation on the desired focus, three healthy spa cuisine meals a day, daily cold pressed juice delivery, personal training and private fitness, unlimited yoga, Pilates, spin, barre, and TRX classes, a daily 90-minute spa therapy customized to individual needs, welcome wellness gift and supplemental lectures by leading industry experts. All retreat participants will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with Dr. Lee Rice, DO, FAAP, FAOASM, founder of the Lifewellness Institute. With more than thirty years of experience as a family and sports medicine physician, Dr.  Rice is one of the premier international medical experts on wellness.

For more information on Rancho Valencia and the Wellness Collective, please visit or call 858-756-1123.

About Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

In February 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Rancho Valencia the #1 resort in the U.S. and the #1 Relais and Châteaux hotel in the world. Rancho Valencia has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. In late 2011, Rancho Valencia closed its doors to undergo a massive $30 million property-wide renovation which comprised of major updates including two new restaurants and a bar, Veladora and The Pony Room, an expanded fitness center, addition of the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, wine room, and a complete re-design of the 49 guest casitas and private three-bedroom Hacienda. With the help of the renovation, Rancho Valencia has recently earned additional numerous awards including Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, AAA Five Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as #1 in Best Resorts in Southern California, and #25 in the top 100 resorts in the world.

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