The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge Expands Into Integrative Medicine

SOURCE: Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Dr. Jacobs, UCSF Osher Center Founding Medical Director, Leads New ‘Five Principles for Healthy Living’ Program With Wellness Packages at a Full-Service Indoor/Outdoor Hotel Spa — a Bay Area First

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –  Cavallo Point Lodge announces the introduction of integrative medicine at its Healing Arts Center & Spa. The program was designed and is directed by Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH, founding medical director at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and former Senior Medical Director at Revolution Health.

Known as Dr. Brad, his diagnostic and therapeutic plans are tailored to individual needs and meld the best of modern medicine and alternative practices for optimal health. His care plans are centered on his ‘Five Principles for Healthy Living,’ which encompass finding purpose, connection, stress awareness, active living and healthy eating. At the Healing Arts Center & Spa, Dr. Brad integrates these principles in his comprehensive health assessments, primary care, second opinions and multi-day retreats. His plans work in conjunction with the spa’s multi-disciplinary team of healing arts professionals, including an herbalist, nutritionist, acupuncturist, massage and skin-care therapists, a hypnotherapist and a shaman. Dr. Brad can also develop on-site workshops and health & wellness programs for executives and groups at Cavallo Point Lodge.

“We are excited to have Dr. Brad join our team of wellness practitioners. Our aim from the outset at Cavallo Point was to offer our guests a unique and soulful experience with offerings and activities that don’t exist at other hotels and spas,” said Dominie Lenz, general manager of Cavallo Point Lodge. “Having a wellness practitioner of Dr. Brad’s caliber — whether he is leading a tai chi class, working with our cooking school on a healthy eating class, or leading an executive retreat — allows Cavallo Point to be in the forefront of wellness in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

The new integrative medicine program is available to locals and out-of-town guests through a day spa consultation package with Dr. Brad or a more extensive three- or five-night wellness retreat package. Customized offerings focus on stress management, weight reduction, sleep enhancement, emotional wellness or a specific medical condition. The one-day package includes a comprehensive, personalized health consultation with Dr. Brad, a $140 credit towards spa or healing arts services and use of the Healing Arts Center & Spa facilities for $450, plus tax and gratuity.

The three-night wellness retreat package starts at $1,240 for one guest or $940 per person based on double occupancy, plus taxes and gratuities, and includes:

  • Three nights in historic or contemporary accommodations
  • One comprehensive and personalized health consultation with Dr. Brad with a focus on stress management, weight reduction, sleep enhancement or emotional wellness
  • A personalized 21-day follow-up plan designed by Dr. Brad
  • A follow-up phone consultation with Dr. Brad
  • A $280 credit toward spa or healing arts services
  • Breakfast daily
  • Yoga daily
  • Overnight parking
  • Access to the spa facilities and fitness center, and
  • An integrative medicine welcome amenity.

The five-night wellness retreat package includes an additional two nights of lodging, a second consultation with Dr. Brad and a total of $560 credit toward spa treatment or other healing arts services. The five-night package starts at $2,180 for one guest or $1,685 per person based on double room occupancy, plus taxes and gratuities. All three offers are available through March 31, 2011, with seven-day advance booking. Blackout periods may apply.

“I am thrilled to introduce integrative medicine to the Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point. The program is offered at a one-of-a-kind destination hotel spa surrounded by nature along with a wide range of potent lifestyle and wellness services and amenities available including, yoga, hiking, and, of course, our team of outstanding healing arts professionals,” said Dr. Brad. “The program is designed to immerse clients and guests of Cavallo Point in a personalized doctor-led wellness experience.”

Dr. Brad Jacobs studied internal medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, yoga and martial arts with his conventional training. During his faculty tenure at University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Brad was founding medical director and an endowed chair of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. A national leader in integrative medicine and health & wellness, he has held workshops for Oprah’s “O You!” event, the Gap and Harvard Business School. He is also senior author of “The American College of Physicians (ACP) Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”

“Offering our guests this level of comprehensive, customized well-being care was part of our original vision for the hotel and spa,” said Jenny Helling, spa director. “Dr. Brad brings the depth of physician care blended with the wisdom of alternative practices.”

The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point offers spa and healing arts services that mark a return to the authentic spa experience using natural and organic ingredients and traditional wellness methods. Services range from facials and herbal wraps to salt scrubs and specialized services, such as guided imagery.

The Healing Arts Center & Spa is located in a grove of pine and eucalyptus trees. The 11,000-square-foot, two-story building has 11 treatment rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, hot tubs and steam rooms, a heated co-ed meditation pool, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a Tea Bar serving wellness drinks and herbal teas as well as light spa lunches. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Treatments begin at 9:00 a.m. All guests age 18 and older are welcome.

To book an appointment with Dr. Brad or a wellness package, call (415) 339-2692. To reserve a treatment at the Healing Arts Center & Spa or for more information, call (415) 339-4767 or email [email protected].

About Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge is San Francisco’s national park lodge, set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the Fort Baker military base, today meticulously restored turn?of?the?century and sensitively designed new buildings reflect the site’s stalwart history and majestic natural setting.

Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale, environmentally sustainable “base camp” where the city’s urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification, and was named one of America’s top new national landmarks by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo Point Lodge was developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC. Passport Resorts or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point Lodge, the award-winning Post Ranch Inn, Sea Ranch Lodge and the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort. For more information on Cavallo Point Lodge, visit

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