Half Moon Introduces The Half Moon Memories Bed Sleep deprivation is said to hinder the production of natural growth hormone, according to Dr. Richard Gaines, a medical practitioners from the Cenegenics Medical Institute in the US that specializes in age management techniques. This hormone influences healing, muscle growth, healing, brain function and metabolism which is produced during deep sleep. It is this recognition of the need for a good night's rest that Half Moon, the luxury resort located in the exclusive Rose Hall enclave, is introducing the custom-made, state of the art "Half Moon Memories" bed.
The "Half Moon Memories" bed is locally manufactured by Therapedic Caribbean and its state-of-the-art technology was originally developed by NASA. It is custom designed to ensure the utmost comfort and rest with special features that include:
an open-cell, "memory foam," temperature-sensitive material that conforms to body contours eliminating "sinks", evenly distributing body weight across the sleep surface;
alternating coil design that eliminates "motion transfer" thus increasing support and comfort as individual coils respond to body weight. This allows users to remain undisturbed when partners get out of bed;
plush fabric with a "tack n' jump" design leading to a much more cushiony and comfortable sleep surface as there are no folds at the edge of the bed;
technology that aligns the spine in a natural position during sleep eliminating discomfort.
"What a lot of persons don't realize is that sleep is as important as exercise. It is during sleep that our body heals and repairs. It follows then that without getting proper rest, our bodies cannot repair and heal," said Half Moon's new Spa Director, Stephen Phillips.
The "Half Moon Memories" bed will be one of the exclusive features in the luxury resort's new beachfront spa suites. The spa suites will provide all the comforts found in a traditional hotel suite along with added features and services of a personal spa. Each suite will feature novel amenities such as Jatoba wood floors - a traditional Jamaican wood; chroma-therapy bubble jet tubs that emit colours to provide healing through the eyes; and travertine floors that represent Jamaica's basket weaving traditions as well as locally commissioned artwork.
The "Half Moon Memories" beds will also be installed in the resort's ultra luxe top tier suites.
"As we continue on our master plan to renovate and upgrade the resort, these are some of the innovative steps we are taking to ensure that our very discriminating guests are afforded the highest in luxury," said Richard Whitfield, Half Moon's Managing Director.
Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon will debut in 2007 and will see the conversion of the resort's signature villa, Fern Tree House, into a 68,000 square foot sanctuary for the mind and body. Drawing on Jamaica's lush landscape and centuries-old healing traditions as inspiration, the spa will meld modern spa techniques with Jamaica's ancient healing remedies of native herbs, fruits and botanicals.
The Fern Tree Spa is the third in a series of major refurbishing projects to be undertaken by Half Moon in the resort's five-year master plan project. Other upgrades included the rebuilding of the resort's beachfront Hibiscus Suites, the renovation of the 41-year old Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed golf course, refurbishing the Oleander deluxe suites, adding a new children's play area and upgrading two of the resort's specialty restaurants.