To promote a holistic approach
to body wellness and skin care, tailored to the needs of both
men and women alike in a caring, comfortable, and nurturing environment,
dedicated to rejuvenate, replenish, refresh, restore, and recharge
your mind, body, and spirit.
Talega Day Spa was inspired by a beautiful
story in history that is fundamental to the basic principle of
spa enjoyment as we know it today.
When one thinks of great Italian civilizations, the people of
the Roman Empire come to mind. However, a precursor to that great
society was the first great Italian civilization, the Etruscan.
From 800 to 200 B.C. the Etruscan people flourished in the area
between what is now Rome northward to Florence, today commonly
referred to as Tuscany, Italy.
The Etruscans were notorious for
laying down the framework for the way of life in Roman culture
concerning the food, art, and lifestyle for the Roman Empire.
One of these is the art of "self-preservation."
hillsides, dotted with volcanic springs were capitalized
by the Etruscans people. They learned that by bathing & drinking
the thermal waters a healing power was unleashed. They
found the thermal muds of the volcanic earth to be soothing
to certain ailments.
healing properties to the olive oils pressed from the fruit
of the trees. The Etruscan people attributed this "magic" from
the earth to be an act of the goddess of beauty. Her name
And so, the concept
of pampering and nurturing the human body was born. When the
Roman Empire displaced the Etruscan people, their cultural ideas
were spared, and the "Spa" was born.
They took the benefits of the thermal springs to another level,
building Roman Bathhouses overtop of them. Roman "spa designers" engineered
these structures remarkably similar to the spas of today.
The people of the Roman Empire
cherished their bathhouses, calling them "thermae" or public bathing establishments. These
early "spas" were often beautifully decorated, and
considered very important to the early Italian lifestyle.
A typical day in the life of a Roman citizen was for the women
to go to the bathhouse from sunrise to noon, while the men worked.
The women came home to their domestic chores while the men enjoyed
the bathhouse from noon to sunset. The citizens used these facilities
to stay in shape, restore their health and well-being, and socialize.
Thus, the importance of relaxation and body care in everyday life,
and spa tradition as we know it, was officially born.
Of course, this cultural tradition
was passed on through the centuries. Modern Italians have built
new bathhouses and modern spas over these ancient volcanic springs
adopting the name "Terme." Men,
women, and children of modern Italian culture still value the same
traditions of their ancestors by including regular visits to their
local "terme" spa. Nothing has really changed from
the days of the Etruscans.
Talega Day Spa, (AKA, "Terme di Talega")
has captured the essence of this concept in the architecture,
design, and art, as well as the treatments and body products,
in an effort to bring to all of us a tradition we all deserve
and need in our modern lifestyles.
Girzi Skin Care products, featured
at Talega Day Spa, highlights this tradition because it's
imported from Italy, and contains the same mineral thermal waters
and muds, along with the worlds highest quality medicinal olive
oils - enjoyed by the Etruscan people of 200 B.C., but developed
by the former director and scientists of the world-renowned Darfo
Boario Terme Spa.
By the way, you can find the goddess "Sillene" enshrined
in our relaxation room, as a reminder to us all of the power and
value that exists in these wonderful traditions founded by our
of the architecture and landscape of the Mediterranean, the area
resembles the terrain and feel of Tuscany, Italy. Enter the doors
of Talega Day Spa, and you have just carried your spa experience
to a new place, in another time. Talega Day Spa brings the "Destination Spa" directly to you without going
to Italy. Reminders surround you of Italy's ancient past,
and today's Tuscan charm in the architecture and artwork
throughout the spa.
Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA 92673
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