**Attended and written by Mom Generations NYC Editor Valerie Vazquez
Balance: Webster’s dictionary defines it as a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or has equal importance. In real life, we are searching for that perfect balance everyday. We all want to be present in our daily lives, thrive at work, maintain friendships with our girlfriends, be an amazing partner to our spouse and most importantly, give our best at parenting. Implementing that balance is the hard part! I always feel like I am neglecting something and inevitably my own needs are always sacrificed.
This is why I was completely intrigued with Celebrity Cruises and their partnership with digital trailblazer and Mommy extraordinare Randi Zuckerberg. I was honored to be invited to the official launch of the “Take Care of Your Selfie” initiative. The year-long campaign is a new lineup of specially designed spa treatments and services available at Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships beginning February 2015.
Randi truly is a pioneer in the tech-life balance movement and her message really resonated with me. I truly recognize the importance of finding time for one’s self, both on and off. In my own home, I have instituted a Fun Friday that allows me to disconnect from the technology and just connect with my family while being completely unplugged. As Randi succinctly put it “The digital revolution has changed and enriched every facet of our lives, and now more than ever it is essential for us to find a healthy tech-life balance.”
Celebrity Cruises is the leader in providing relaxing vacations and this partnership ensures moments of logging off and shutting down for a few hours or even the day.
As the first installment of the new, exclusive Take Care of YourSelfie program, the spa treatments and
services curated by Zuckerberg will be available onboard Celebrity ships at Canyon Ranch SpaClub
operated by Canyon Ranch – leaders in spa and wellness:
• “fACEial Time” (Environ Ultimate Vitamin Therapy): This facial is designed to effectively
treat a wide range of skin care needs related to staring at computer and tablet screens. This
facial provides intense penetration of active ingredients – including skin-nourishing antioxidants,
peptides and vitamins A, C and E – for visible results.
• “InstaGlow” (Detoxifying Ritual with Signature Add-On): A detoxifying 100-minute ritual
with a signature add-on creates an intense, therapeutic transformation. The Red Flower cleansing
body scrub includes coffee, olive stones and fresh lemons as well as rich rhassoul clay to draw
out impurities. Guests can set the intention add-on at the beginning to take time to disconnect
and be in the moment for this rejuvenating treatment.
• “Get wrAPPed” (Seaweed Peat Wrap): This VOYA organic seaweed peat body wrap treats
a variety of skin and rheumatic conditions and increases detoxification by mixing seaweed
extracts with micronized peat. The treatment is richly infused with trace elements, vitamins,
carbohydrates, polyphenols, lipids, and humic acid to help drain toxic substances from the body.
• “Texticure” (Hands So Soft Manicure): A warm paraffin manicure hydrates dry skin, softens
cuticles and soothes aching joints like nothing else. This beauty treatment combines nail polishing
and buffing with skin softening and moisturizing. The entire hand is dipped in paraffin wax to
seal in softness and moisture. This experience is the perfect treat for hands always texting and
responding to emails.
• “Control ALT Delight” (Unique yoga experience with T-Spheres): This mind-body yoga
workout features T-Spheres to help stretch and flex out of the workstation slump or texting
crouch. The pressure-point experience facilitates unwinding with quiet, precise movements
that corrects poor body alignment, increases flexibility, relieves mental stress and promotes
I encourage you all begin 2015 by taking the time to “Take Care of Your Selfie.” Unplug, disconnect with all things tech and connect with your inner self and loved ones. I look forward to learning more about Canyon Ranch in the upcoming weeks and thank Celebrity Cruises and Randi Zuckerberg for helping me uncover what is really important.