I was looking for a retreat to jump-start a healthier lifestyle. I had gained a few pounds after going through menopause, and I needed some ideas for getting more active and eating better. I got all that and more at this spa! As others have said, it is not a fancy spa, but then that was not what I was looking for. I needed a lifestyle change -- and this place provided a beautiful setting with great hikes, calorie-controlled menu (that didn't make me feel like I was starving all the time!), a wide-variety of exercise classes for all fitness types, and great staff and patrons.
What I didn't expect was that the week I went, they also had guest speakers -- Dr. Luke Zhe , and Siobhan Hutchinson -- that spoke about things like meditation, energy balancing and Feng Shui, etc. I was open to learning about everything, but was skeptical about some of these things. My first "Energy Balancing" session, I became a believer. I have chronic pain in my neck which I have had every day for years now. I was given some techniques to deal with it, and had immediate results right there in the class! I now perform the techniques every day and I have been able to keep the pain away for the most part. (It sometimes comes back but not to the level it had been).
And the sessions with the Nutritionist that Deerfield brings in was also very enlightening as well! (And I thought I was pretty savvy when it came to nutrition...)
All in all, it was the perfect vacation for me at just the right time. I lost several pounds, was far more calm when I left, and have many different tools to use to keep my lifestyle change going. All this in a 7 night stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcoming guests since 1979. Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa established itself as a forerunner in the full-service Destination Spa industry. Founded by her mother, Frieda, Joan Wolff now presides over the 12-acre facility. Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa is a friendly, down-to-earth Poconos getaway that wants you to feel good, both inside and out. Deerfield has won numerous awards for its affordability, fitness, hiking and weight loss programs. Deerfield is known for health over hype and laughs over luxe. Leave the grind behind and get back to what really makes you happy! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Deerfield Hotel East Stroudsburg
- Deerfield Spa East Stroudsburg