Tenaya Stone Spa Opening September 16 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
The Disney Parks Blog shared a sneak peek inside Tenaya Stone Spa, set to open September 16 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. This oasis of relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of Disneyland is inspired by the spirit of nature and California heritage. Guests can enjoy a customizable spa day and choose from an array of luxuriating body treatments, massage, and salon services, all performed in this serene setting.
“The spa name Tenaya (pronounced ten-eye-a) can be interpreted ‘to dream’ in the indigenous culture of the Yosemite Valley,” said Dawn Jackson told DPB.
Jackson is a Native American cultural advisor within Disney who began working on the project as an Imagineer on the Story Development team.
“For modern-day travelers seeking a respite to dream and recharge,” she said, “the spa provides an opportunity to relax into a dream-like state, a reverie of being lost in one’s thoughts, regaining balance within themselves.”
Tenaya Stone Spa is a new 6,000 square-foot facility designed by Walt Disney Imagineering. The spa features eight treatment rooms, two for couples massage, four manicure/pedicure chairs, a relaxation lounge, men’s and women’s changing rooms, and a retail boutique.
The design team gathered inspiration from the spirit of nature, indigenous cultures of California, and the iconic Craftsman design of the Grand Californian hotel in developing the spa. Imagineers aspired to create a fresh take on not only the aesthetic, but the principles of the Arts & Crafts movement which endeavored to use nature as a toolkit and guide, leaving unfinished textures of wood, iron and stone visible as testaments to the creative process, perfect in their imperfection.
“We drew inspiration from the foundation of the hotel, literally in the stones, the earth, and the trees, and figuratively in the promise of a place to relax and to dream,” said Katrina Mosher, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering, in her DPB statement.
Guests can design their own experience with the customized Tenaya Signature Massage and the Tenaya River Stone Massage, which incorporates heated river stones to help soothe and relax the body. The Head, Hands & Feet With Heart Massage, provides relief for aching appendages, especially useful after a couple of days at the theme parks.
The Aromatherapy Massage uses plant-based aromas made from essential oils infused with gem elixirs and flower essences. The Herbal Poultice Massage uses warmed poultices designed to melt away muscle tension by combining pressure with steamed compresses of wild crafted herbs.
The Mother To Be Massage uses pre-natal techniques, organic products, and pre-natal cushions designed to create comfort for the expecting mommy in mind. And for a shared experience with your loved one, the side-by-side Tenaya Signature Couples Massage brings connectivity and relaxation at once.
Herbal Body Treatments
For those looking to pamper the skin as well as the muscles, the Nourishing Avocado Body Treatment is offers a quick refresh for your skin with dry brushing, a whipped shea sugar exfoliation, and a nourishing mask, along with a scalp, shoulder, and foot massage.
Getting a bit more involved, the Purify & Refresh Body Treatment begins with a warm milk nectar wrap, followed by a sea salt exfoliation with notes of clove, a purifying mud wrap, and an oil-infused ginger and grapefruit extract designed to promote skin rejuvenation.
Finally, the Wild Honey and Mud Body Renewal is a four-step treatment including red clay and micro-pumice exfoliation, a peat mud nutrient mask, fruit serum, and an oil massage crafted to give your skin a moisturized, radiant glow.
Treat Your Feet
Rarely is the need for a foot massage felt more keenly than after a day at Disneyland. Guests can enjoy a calming foot soak and lower leg massage with the Step in Time Foot Massage, or sink into pure relaxation with the Mindful Traveler Foot Treatment, an exfoliating foot soak and energizing massage designed to help increase circulation, reduce lower leg muscle stress and leave legs and feet feeling silky smooth.
For treating dry, cracked feet, the Avocado Lime & Honey Foot Treatment rejuvenates the skin with antioxidant oils, smoothing exfoliation, hydrating avocado butter mask, honey-based fruit serum, and skin-glistening agave nectar oil for a ready-to-go finish.
Finally, manicure and pedicure services are also available, designed to make you look and feel fabulous whether you’re strolling through the Resort or off to an enchanting special occasion.
You can begin planning your spa day now by making advance reservations today. Tenaya Stone Spa will initially be available for guests of the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and will be open to non-hotel guests at a later date.