In addition to the wide variety of restaurants, unique shopping, nature preserves and historic sites that New Paltz offers, Moondance Ridge B&B is a destination that provides many of the most sort-after amenities to enhance your visit. Our Spa Services include whirlpools, sauna, labyrinth, gardens and a wildlife habitat all available to our guests free of charge. We also offer in-room massage and Reiki for an additional fee.
Note: Whirlpools, Sauna, Massage and Reiki sessions are offered for our guests enjoyment and relaxation, and not meant as a medical treatment. A doctor should always be consulted before engaging in any of these activities. If you are scheduling a massage, your massage therapist should also be consulted before you engage in any additional modalities.
To learn more, select one of our Spa Services:
Whirlpools - A whirlpool is different from a hot tub in that it uses fresh water instead of chemically treated water and is usually situated in the privacy of a bathroom setting. People sometimes use the brand name of Jacuzzi to describe a whirlpool. There are many excellent brands of whirlpools on the market. Moondance Ridge B&B offers American Standard whirlpools with the Stay Clean option. American Standard is the first whirlpool manufacturer to incorporate Antimicrobial AlphaSan, a silver-based antimicrobial agent, designed to inhibit bacteria and bio-film build-up in the plumbing, resulting in a cleaner whirlpool. Moondance Ridge B&B offers whirlpools in every room. With the exception of the Moondance Suite that has a corner whirlpool and separate multi-head shower system, all our whirlpools are oversized six foot tubs. We offer complementary aromatherapy to enhance your whirlpool experience.
Note: Drink water before and after each whirlpool and do not use the whirlpool if there is any indication of dehydration. A whirlpool must never be taken while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Do not spend more than 15 to 20 minutes a day in a whirlpool and never use both the whirlpool and sauna on the same day.
Prohibitions: If you have a known medical condition, are pregnant or seeing a doctor for any symptom the use of whirlpools should be avoided until your medical consultation is concluded and the doctor determines whether you are able to use a whirlpool. A whirlpool should NOT be taken by persons with: acute rheumatoid arthritis, acute mental disorder, inflammation of an inner organ or blood vessels (including high blood pressure), significant vascular changes in the brain or heart, circulatory problems, acute cancer or a hangover.
Sauna Make sure that you schedule some time to make use of the sauna at Moondance Ridge. A sauna offers a pleasant, relaxing and refreshing experience that can be beneficial to both body and mind. It cleanses the pores of the skin, alleviates aches and pains and helps many people sleep more soundly. For sanitary purposes and as a courtesy to fellow guests we request that appropriate bathing attire is worn in the sauna. Use of the sauna is by appointment only and is restricted to current guests over 18 years of age only. All guests using the sauna are required to sign a release.
Note: Drink water before and after each sauna and do not use the sauna if there is any indication of dehydration. A sauna must never be taken while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Do not spend more than 15 to 20 minutes a day in a sauna and never engage in both a sauna and whirlpool on the same day due to potential dehydration. Always were proper bathing attire, slippers and cover your seat with a towel when sitting in the sauna. (A towel, robe and disposable slippers will be provided.) Please shower before using a sauna.
People running a fever or with a contagious disease (including colds), a weakened immune system, an infection, a sexually transmitted disease or active tuberculosis are prohibited from using the sauna at Moondance Ridge B&B.
Other Precautions: If you have a known medical condition, are pregnant or seeing a doctor for any symptom the use the sauna should be avoided until your medical consultation is concluded and the doctor determines whether you are able to use a sauna. Saunas should NOT be taken by persons with: acute rheumatoid arthritis, acute mental disorder, inflammation of an inner organ or blood vessels (including high blood pressure), significant vascular changes in the brain or heart, circulatory problems, acute cancer or a hangover.
Labyrinth - The labyrinth has been in existence since around 3000 BC. It has served many purposes in varied cultures and religious settings. There is evidence of labyrinths throughout Europe, Asia and Native American communities. The labyrinth's ancient power derives from the fact that it is an archetypal map of a healing journey. The walk itself is a potent physical metaphor for the many levels of our journeys in life. The labyrinth provides a marvelous opportunity to recover the rhythms of our own breath, gait and the inner flow of our thoughts and feelings. The Moondance Labyrinth uses the most ancient of the designs called Cretan. It is situated in our front garden area looking out toward the Shawangunk Mountains. Happily there are no health restrictions in walking a labyrinth. The innkeeper will provide a finger labyrinth for those with physical impediments that prohibit them from walking the labyrinth.
The Gardens and Woodland at Moondance Ridge - The gardens and woodland at Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast are registered as a Wildlife Habitat. It was designed with the purpose of providing a relaxing setting for your stay. Where ever possible, we use native vegetation and organic fertilizer. We work with a local botanist to select vegetation that is a source of food and nesting for wildlife native to the area. The lawn art in the meadow was left from the days when this land was used for farming. It is now kept as a source of natural beauty and history.
Massage - Massage - We all have an innate knowledge that touch heals. Massage has been known to offer many healing benefits such as:
- Improved circulation
- Improved breathing
- Pain reduction
- Stress relief
- Improved body awareness
- Relaxation of the nervous system
- Maintenance of muscle tone
- Improved posture
- Improved joint mobility
- Body/mind integration
An in-room massage at Moondance Ridge B&B may be arranged by contacting Innkeeper at Moondance Ridge B&B at 845-255-4161 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date, time and your massage request (see below).
Massages may only be arranged for a current registered guest of Moondance Ridge B&B. Guests may not invite their own massage therapist or other vendor into the B&B. Payment goes directly to the massage therapist. It is best to make massage arrangements at the time of your registration.
- The Moondance Ridge Stress Relieving Massage: This full-body massage encourages your body to release old holding patterns that cause stiffness and stress. A sense of warmth, fullness and complete relaxation are yours for the taking. A one hour massage is $110 and the 1 1/2 hour is $160.
- Expectant Mom Massage: A special pillow support system is used so the expectant mom can lie on her belly again - the lower back relief that this pillow provides is alone worth the price of admission! Elect to add an additional half-hour and receive instruction for your partner so you can take the relaxation home with you. The one hour massage is $110 or the one hour massage with the 1/2 hour of instruction is $160.
Reiki - pronounced (ray key) - is a Japanese healing art. It means "universal life force energy". In Reiki both the therapist and person being treated let go and draw this energy to where there is the greatest need in the body. The person being ministered to can either sit or lie down (full session) and remains in full dress. When Reiki is applied it brings about deep relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Reiki heals the body and emotions, bringing them into balance and promoting health, happiness and clarity. The hand positions correspond to the seven major energy centers of the body called chakras, wheels of spinning energy described and mapped out thousands of years ago. The positions also broadly correspond to the location of the major endocrine glands of the body, which are the catalysts for chemical reactions that regulate all the important processes in the body.
Reiki Circle: A Reiki Circle is a group session where several people sit in a meditation circle while Reiki practitioners take turns ministering to each person in the group. All benefit from the energy of the group making the circle a powerful force for relaxation and balance. A Reiki Circle is offered on a monthly basis in the Dining Room of Moondance Ridge B&B. The session is only conducted if there is a group, therefore registration is required. Please call 845-255-4161 for scheduling information. (B&B guests may notify the Innkeeper by 9AM on the morning of the session. A sign will be posted in the common area with the session date and time.) A free will offering is requested.