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LOGAN, OH, October 10, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Guests of the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls can now tap the innate qualities of an indigenous yet often overlooked fruit for its ability to soften and moisturize the skin and provide a wonderful anti-wrinkle treatment. The Spa just launched its new Pawpaw Facial, starring the large fruit that grows wild in southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills. The unassuming pawpaw is an ideal facial ingredient, offering a natural homegrown way for guests to experience the region while enjoying a therapeutic new facial treatment.
INN THE SPA
Offered at just $45, the 25-minute Pawpaw Facial is created from homegrown pawpaws, mashed and mixed with other local ingredients such as honey, ground oats and organic yogurt. The facial begins with a light facial/lymphatic massage. The ingredients are mixed and spread onto the damp face and neck. Green tea bags are placed on the eyes and the guest is invited to relax for 12-15 minutes. The therapist performs a therapeutic scalp massage while the pawpaw mixture works its facial magic. After the relaxation period, the face and neck are rinsed with lukewarm water.
INN THE KITCHEN AND TAVERN
In addition to its usefulness as a facial treatment, the pawpaw's delightful tropical flavor makes the perfect the mixer in the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Tavern. Pawpaw pulp is being used by the inn's mixologists to create a wonderfully tasty Inn Pawpaw Martini. Executive Chef Anthony Schulz has also created a new Pawpaw Creme Brulee, which is instantly receiving rave reviews, beautifully complimenting Schulz's creative, fresh and locally sourced cuisine.
The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to the United States. Considered a favorite delicious and nutritious food of Native Americans, European explorers, settlers and wild animals, pawpaws are wild-harvested and are enjoyed by many locals in the Hocking Hills. The pawpaw's unique flavor resembles a blend of various tropical essences, such as banana, pineapple, and mango. Pawpaws are highly nutritious, high in vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. They're also known to be a good source of potassium and several essential amino acids, and contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus and zinc.
A Hocking Hills Tourism Association Certified Green destination, The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is located 1/2 mile above Hocking Hills' scenic Cedar Falls. The region offers a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, bird watching, canoeing and fishing, as well as exquisite photo opportunities. The Inn's pampering spa offers a full compliment of spa services, including couples massage, girlfriend getaways, bridal parties and group events. Fine American cuisine is the specialty at the Inn's dining room and meals are prepared with the finest organic herbs, produce and ingredients. The Gathering Place at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls caters to weddings, family reunions, business retreats and organizational brainstorming sessions of up to 50 guests. Reservations and complete information on the Inn, Spa and Gathering Place are available at www.innatcedarfalls.com or 1-800-653-2557.
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