National Spa Week Offers

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National Spa Week highlights the importance of time for you. Indulge in one (or several) of the many therapies and pampering experiences offered by enticing facilities. National Spa Week runs from October 30th – 5th November.


Rudding Park Spa, Harrogate

Rudding Park Spa brings a destination spa to the heart of Yorkshire as well as re-capturing Harrogate’s spa town heritage by drawing natural waters from the grounds of Rudding Park. Enjoy organic treatments inspired by nature, chef Murray Wilson’s kitchen garden cuisine at Horto, as well as experiences ranging from herbal infused steam and saunas, Moorish mud treatments and the healing benefits of bathing in therapeutic waters. The Roof Top Spa features a Hydrotherapy Infinity Pool, a Panoramic Sauna and Luxury Steam infused with seasonal scents of flora and fauna, a Spa Bath and Garden Sauna Cabin.
A one-night spa break starts from £177 per person including half board, a 50-minute treatment and access to the spa. (01423 844 840, ruddingpark.co.uk)
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

With an extensive offering of spa treatments and full spa days at the renowned Spa Village, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is leading the way with exclusive access to Bath’s celebrated thermal waters.
The Dream Lodge Group, Norfolk Park, Norfolk

Set amongst the backdrop of the North Norfolk coast and The Broads, Norfolk Park offers a luxurious state-of-the-art spa, offering a range of indulgent treatments such as tailor-made facials and lava shell back massages. Guests can make the most of the Great British outdoors before returning to their luxurious lodge, complete with a hot tub.

Visit www.dreamlodgeholidays.co.uk or call 01279 905 881 for prices of a 4-night midweek break, or a 3-night weekend break.
Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland

Hastings Hotels are offering a NEW Restore and Repair Autumn Spa Experience at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa and at the 5* Culloden Estate & Spa. Guests can take the time to repair summer damage to their skin and rejuvenate with carefully tailored treatments using nourishing ESPA products and incorporating pumpkin enzymes and apricot kernel as key ingredients.
Hastings Hotels (hastingshotels.com, 028 4372 1066) for the Restore & Repair Autumn Spa Experience offers
Dorsett Shepherds Bush, London

Dorsett Shepherds Bush has partnered with SpaMika to launch an enhanced spa and wellness offering at the hotel with four treatment suites. A range of holistic treatments range from Hot Bamboo and Jade Stone massages to a Strawberries and Cream natural body polish and Fig & Vanilla body mask. Guests can enjoy the spa’s relaxation area as well as the sauna and aroma steam, also available for hotel guest use. 

Prices from £130 a night for room only. www.spamika.co.uk
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Europe’s leading medical health & wellbeing resort has partnered with Harald Kitz, the innovative creator of the haki method, a holistic concept focused on the head, to offer four new exclusive haki® rituals in a brand-new, specially designed treatment suite. The four new restorative treatments have been created to help re-establish natural balance and strength to guests’ emotional and physical wellbeing and can be enjoyed individually or as a couple. To launch the new service, the five-star resort is offering a special haki® – Time out for your head overnight package.
The package is available until 20th December 2017 from £348* per person per night in a double room. The treatment will be offered as a couple’s treatment for guests booking a double room. For information and bookings, visit www.resortragaz.ch or call +41 (0)81 303 30 30.

Ikos Resorts, Greece

Located on Greece’s idyllic Halkidiki coast, Ikos Resorts are offering luxurious pampering activities to include a soothing and aromatic scalp massage, a complete deep cleansing body wrap and firming facials designed to combat the visual signs of ageing. The properties also boast an eclectic selection of physical and mental wellbeing activities to aid those who are looking to find complete inner serenity.
Rates at Ikos Olivia and Ikos Oceania start at £170/ ‎€192 per room per night on an all – inclusive basis.  

MarBella Corfu, Corfu, Greece

Perfect for Autumn, luxury 5* MarBella Corfu offers a hot new wellness trend: the Probiotic Facial. The Glowing Facial Skin Saviour uses fresh ingredients including homemade fresh yogurt, pure olive oil and orange juice rich in nutrients, vitamins A, E, C and probiotics, nourishing the skin and leaving it with a luxurious glow. MarBella is also excited to announce its recent collaboration with renowned holistic psychotherapist Dirk Stikker to create the MASTERMIND 2.0programme.
MarBella Corfu (www.marbella.gr, +30 2661 071183) offers rooms from £114/130 Euros per double room per night. The Glowing Facial Skin Saviour is offered for £97 for 60 minute.
Danai Beach Resort and Villas, Halkidiki, Greece

The Danai Beach Resort & Villas has introduced a NEW Anti-Age Facial, Vitality of the Glaciers (Collagen Mask Treatment). The Vitality of the Glaciers treatment is a Biological Lift and Deep Hydration face treatment with spectacular results based on Swiss tradition in cellular Rejuvenation. A patented pure native collagen mask is used along with specific massage technique for the face, smoothing fine lines and restoring the skin’s natural tone and glow.
Danai Beach Resort (info@danairesort.com, Tel +30 23750 20400) offers rooms from £369 for two people sharing a double room and the Vitality of the Glaciers Treatment for £139/160 Euros for 90 minutes.

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas has partnered with Harley Street skin clinic 111SKIN to offer guests a variety of innovative, surgically-inspired new spa treatments. The resort’s state-of-the-art Daios Wellness & Spa will offer guests seven new treatments masterminded by 111SKIN founder and certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides.
Focusing on prevention as well as cure, the healing treatments are designed to rejuvenate, rehydrate and lift skin leaving guests with reduced signs of ageing, inflammation and skin damage.
Nightly rates at Daios Cove are from €230 in a Deluxe Sea View Room on a half board basis. To book visit: daioscove.com or call +44 20 3807 1418.

Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Conrad Algarve has launched a series of cutting-edge week-long Spa, Fitness and Medical programmes. The holistic packages have been specially designed to support a multitude of needs, from increasing fitness, losing weight or improving overall body and mind balance. Each programme is seven nights and includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room and daily access to the Spa’s thermal areas.
Nightly rates at Conrad Algarve start from £219/€254 based on two adults sharing a grand deluxe room on a B&B basis.
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

The luxurious, five-star Princesa Yaaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, has launched a new Mineral Therapies Marine Treatment by Thalion to help guests overcome the common signs of magnesium deficiency which include stress, insomnia, fatigue and irritability, and calcium deficiency which can affect joint health, ageing and skin conditions. 
Princesa Yaiza’s five-day programme offering daily treatments is designed to boost potassium, magnesium and calcium levels in the body. The programme includes massages, baths and wraps using highly concentrated solutions of the minerals, to ensure effective absorption and long-lasting results.
The five-night programme costs £593. Rates for a Basic Superior Room at Princesa Yaiza start from £169 per night including a buffet breakfast, based on two people sharing. For further details or to book your escape, visit www.princesayaiza.com or call 0034 928 519 300.
Italian Hospitality Collection, Italy

Guests of Italian Hospitality Collection’s three Tuscan spa hotels – Grotta Giusti, Bagni di Pisa and Fonteverde – can now benefit from a wellness programme, ‘Equilibrium’, inspired by the island’s longevity and designed by ITC’s award-winning health expert, Dr Fortunati.
The three and seven-day Equilibrium programme courses offer a fully integrated programme of nutritional coaching, cookery classes, a gut supporting diet, fitness classes and relaxation techniques to help guests rediscover the meaning of healthy living and learn how to continue it once home. Thermal treatments using both thermal mud and the hotels’ natural thermal waters are also included. All three spas are set in historic Tuscan villas and are located above natural thermal springs whose healing properties have been known since ancient times.
The seven-night programme at Grotta Giusti starts from €2,573 per person on a full board basis. To book visit www.grottagiusti.com
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The Medicine of the Forest


Walking on stones, smelling the trees, lying on log beds and gazing at leaves- this is Shinrin-yoku, meaning “forest bathing”, a medicine derived from simply being in the forest.

The concept was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.

With many forests coating a green landscape, walking tours in designated forests are popular in Japan. And with the growth in healthier lifestyle attitudes and natural therapies, Shinrin-yoku has taken root with walking tours for groups led by specialist forest therapists. These tread along ancient pilgrim routes such as the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama, home to the Kumano Kodo and its network of Unesco-protected pilgrim routes dating back thousands of years.

Forest Bathing involves gazing at trees, deep green breathing, mindful walks through lush green valleys, listening to birdsong and the appreciation of the beauty of a wild flower. This sensory immersion in a natural healing environment promises mental and physical rejuvenation.

Researchers, primarily in Japan and South Korea, have conducted studies on the health benefits of spending time amongst the trees, demonstrating that forest bathing positively creates calming neuro-psychological effects through changes in the nervous system, reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the immune system.

Japan is also renowned for other natural therapies:

Hot spring bathing in a natural hot spring onsen in Japan. Here it is the tradition to bathe naked in these popular springs. Japan is home to 10% of the worlds active volcanos

Rui-katsu (tear seeking) involves groups of people watching sad movies and crying together to release stress.

Moss Meditation (philosophical meditation) involves staring at green moss for positive mantras.

Alternatively, closer to home in the UK, the New Forest is following the same path. From your base in a luxury forest cabin or tree house you can sample this ancient art of re-connecting with nature.

Forest Bathing sessions will start in September 2017, http://www.forestholidays.co.uk/things-to-do

Or you can practice Shinrin-Yoku in your local park. Here are a few tips to help you bathe in the forest…..

If you have to take your phone, put it on silent and hide it in a pocket – you need to be completely present in the moment.

Wear low shoes or preferably bare feet to feel “at one” with the earth – you will be more aware of the earth and nature beneath you.

Walk aimlessly, don’t plan your journey – this will help to empty your mind and appreciate what’s around you.

Don’t rush, use all your senses – breathe slowly, notice the aromas around you,  the colours, shapes of leaves, flowers and trees. Look and see in all directions, hear the sounds. Pause to hear your heart beat and feel at peace.  Enjoy!




IMED Hospitales, Spain

IMED Hospitales, a medical group located in Eastern Spain, boasts five different locations. The group is known for customized health care and the highest overall standard of care in the Alicante region. Centered on goals such as customer orientation, initiative, and continuous improvement, IMED Hospitales are recognized for utilizing cutting-edge technology and the highest in quality standards.

The group is well-known for its dialysis center which is located in Benidorm. It utilizes sophisticated water treatment technology to aid in these procedures, in addition to the skills of an ever-present doctor so patients are guaranteed immediate attention.

IMED Hospitales received the 2017 International Dialysis Clinic of the Year Award by the International Medical Travel Journal.

Visit: www.imedhospitales.com for more information.



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Unveiling the refurbished Preidlhof Luxury Spa Resort

Award-winning luxury health and spa resort, Preidlhof in South Tyrol, Italy has reopened following a €6 million luxury refurbishment. Overseen by Austrian designer, Reinhard Köck, Preidlhof’s refurbishment will see the the unveiling of 36 new luxury suites and five luxury penthouse suites, bringing the total number of rooms to 70 to enhance the impressive medical and health spa facilities already available.

Preidlhof’s spa programme offers an integrated preventative, holistic and medical healthcare programme with highly experience and qualified practitioners, representing tremendous value. Central to Preidlhof’s philosophy is the Mediterranean ‘Good Life’ – La Dolce Vita – and this is interwoven into every facet of its offering.

The new luxury suites all feature spa loggias and some have their own whirlpool and private sauna. The penthouse suites each have an outdoor cinema and the Luxury Penthouse Suite DolceVita Premium Star, its own private pool.The new luxury accommodation is situated within an entirely new main building. This incorporates a new entrance and reception area with a dedicated ‘Adventure’ check-in and Concierge service.

Located in Naturns, Preidlhof is built into the hillside, interspersed with orchards, vines, olive trees and subtropical plants as typified by the region. The guest rooms, the Spa, fitness pavilion, 450m² wellness water park, and the restaurant – recently awarded a Michelin star – all afford stunning views of the valley. The Mediterranean climate and The Texel Group Nature Park (the largest natural park in South Tyrol) make this a wonderful place to hike and bike with all the equipment and guides available in-house. Guests can also use the complimentary DolceVita Vespas and quad bikes to explore further afield.

The comprehensive 5000m² Spa and Wellness facilities, including six floors dedicated to 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation experiences, as well as 14 Spa treatment rooms. A team of spa and on-site medical experts offer a wide range of natural health, medical and beauty treatments.

The 5-night “Preidl Health Check” programme starts from €1,550 per person with accommodation on a 3⁄4 board basis in a Lavendel Luxury Suite. Treatments include:

Initial medical consultation with PROGNOS measurement, 50 min
Medical abdomen examination, 20 min
Initial medical consultation with heart-rate variability measurement (HRV), 50 min
Medical abdomen examination, 20 min
Concluding medical consultation with HRV measurement, 25 min
Medical acupressure, 3 sessions of 25 min
Life coaching, 50 min
Craniosacral therapy, 50 min
Shiatsu, 50 min
PREIDL harmony massage, 75 min
Relaxation in the Deep Sea Room in the Spa Tower, 2 sessions of 15 min
Option of additional individual infusion therapy
The 10-night “Preidl Detox” programme starts from €2,663 per person with accommodation on a 3⁄4 board basis in a Lavendel Luxury Suite. Treatments include:

Initial medical consultation with PROGNOS measurement, 50 min
Medical abdomen examination, 20 min
Concluding medical consultation, 25 min
Alkali correction
Individual infusion therapies
Visceral osteopathy, 50 min
Lymphatic drainage, 3 sessions of 50 min
Maritime phytotherapy, 3 sessions of 20 min
1 cooking workshop – “My healthy kitchen”
Relaxation in the Deep Sea Room, 2 sessions of 15 min
Alkaline diet
Preidlhof is a highly attractive and great value destination for guests seeking an active and indulgent holiday, couples on a romantic break, and serious detox and wellness seekers travelling alone. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted.

Reservations and more information:
+39.0473.666.251; www.preidlhof.it

Széchenyi Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool, Budapest, Hungary

Széchenyi Thermal Baths is one of the largest bath complexes in Europe with 21 pools, various health and wellness services, saunas, gymnastics, and aquafitness facilities.

IMTJ Award: International Thermal Medical Bath Of The Year.