10/17/2012 03:33 pm ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

Carmel Valley's Bernardus Lodge Offers Luxurious Spa Treatments

Designed as a perfect seasonal treatment for the fall or winter, using the Cepe mushroom, known for its healing and soothing properties, it is applied two ways. First as a scrub followed by a hot rock massage infused with a mixture of divinely scented oils.

Franziska Haala, Spa Director has initiated the medley treatment and it is the first time they have combined the Cepe mushroom in both the scrub and the massage. She is very excited about the results.

I am extremely sensitive to smell. I love aroma therapy. The Bernardus Spa is an amazing luxury. Combined with the massage are the oils which are integrated and absorbed into the skin through the application of heat which stems from the beauty of flat, smooth surfaced, river bed rocks. Colleen Ingram, CMT mixes many Ajne oils which include oak moss, eucalyptus, black spruce, douglas fir, laures Nobilis, patchouli (my favorite) vetiver, labdanum (rockrose) juniperus virginiana (cedarv), all are superbly earthy in scent and are foraged from the area.