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May 8, 2009

Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers complimentary skin care workshop with organic wellness expert

Spa of Colonial Williamsburg continues its series of wellness seminars with a complimentary workshop featuring Barbara Close, founder of Naturopathica® Holistic Health and author of “Pure Skin – Organic Beauty Basics.”

Close reveals a new approach to skin care, debunking the myth of anti-aging rituals and miracle creams and embracing the concept of aging well. She addresses nutrition, the impact of raw foods on the skin and how to avoid toxic skin care ingredients in favor of results-oriented active botanicals.

Close is a recognized authority on alternative treatments and healing therapies. She has been a natural health practitioner for more than 20 years, and her areas of expertise include herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage therapy and hydrotherapy.

The workshop is Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Williamsburg Lodge. For more information, call The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg at 757-220-7720.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280