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Brenners Park Hotel and Spa, Baden-Baden

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In the heart of Baden-Baden, Brenners Park Hotel and Spa is located within a private park, encouraging its visitors to become one with nature. From each of the 104 rooms, views of this stunning park paint a natural backdrop for a more peaceful stay. To inspire wellness, Brenners Park Hotel and Spa provides energizing detox and healthy weight loss programs that are specific to each individual’s preferences. And for a more holistic experience, the hotel offers visits to art collections, restaurants, spas and the famous Belle Epoque Casino.

https://www.oetkercollection.com/destinations/brenners-park-hotel-spa-villa-stephanie/

Heiligendamm, Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Situated within the town of Bad Doberan in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Heiligendamm is an ideal wellness destination for its revitalizing weather and stunning surroundings. Sitting along the Baltic coast, this resort uses seawater for therapeutic treatments while the mild temperatures, moist air and low dust levels provide prescriptive conditions for those with respiratory illnesses and allergies.

It is the oldest seaside resort in Germany and has been hosting prominent figures, such as Duke Friedrich Franz, for over 200 years.

https://www.grandhotel-heiligendamm.de

Silvotherapy – the art of Tree Hugging in Italy

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Hugging a tree could seriously improve the quality of your life as demonstrated by a new package offered by Adler Dolomiti’s “Yoga & The Healing Power of Trees”

This three-night half-board package includes two sessions of outdoor yoga amid the natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Italian Dolomites that will help to re-charge guests’ batteries, while helping to establish inner harmony and peace. During the walk guests will be introduced to the theory of silvotherapy (the art of healing the body by harnessing the energy of the trees). It also includes access to the hotel’s spa and wellness programmes. This is available for one weekend only, from 21 to 24 September.  To book this unique package, visit:www.adler-resorts.com/en

Adler Dolomiti is accessible by flying to either Innsbruck or Verona, then to Ortisei by private transfer, rail or airport coach.

In the early 1980s, Japanese scientists discovered that simply inhaling the aromas produced by trees could immunise the body against disease. Phytonicides, which trees emit to protect themselves from harmful insects and germs, have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities when inhaled by humans. American medical research has also proved that just being among trees is good for well-being, with stress levels and blood pressure lowered within three minutes of being in a green space.

Touching, stroking, leaning on and, above all, hugging a tree is beneficial to your health, with individual tree species having different effects on people. Among the trees that are prevalent in the Dolomites, beech improves concentration and well-being, will help ease a sore throat and improves kidney function, while pine is good for the respiratory system, helps to treat depression and restores balance, while reducing fatigue.

Many pharmaceuticals are derived from trees: aspirin comes from willow bark and Pycnogenol, which protects against deep vein thrombosis, is made from pine tree bark.

Tuscan resort Adler Thermae extends its wellness facilities

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The Adler Thermae Spa & Wellness Resort in Bagno Vignoni has renovated its spa facilities and created two new saunas: a Finnish sauna with panoramic views over the undulating Tuscan hills and a bio-sauna, for those who prefer their sauna considerably cooler than the high Finnish temperatures.

The panoramic Finnish sauna, its plunge pool and relaxation area have 180-degree views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia.

This sauna detoxifies the body, flushing out body toxins, deep cleansing pores, strengthening the immune system and stimulating metabolism. Several times a day, a member of the spa team carries out a venting ritual, when waters laced with essential oils are sprayed onto the coals generating calming, energizing and purifying steam, dependent on the oil used.

The new bio-sauna is located in the middle of the spa’s tranquil lake which is set within a disused Travertine quarry; Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs and Adler Thermae is renowned for its thermal waters, which are piped direct from the source at Bagno Vignoni, a few minutes’ walk from the hotel). The bio-sauna helps to clear and regenerate the respiratory tract, relieves muscle tension and joint pain, and also stimulates metabolism.

These two new saunas add to the existing facilities which include Artemisia (a steam sauna with Tuscan herbs), Salino (an Etruscan sauna with salt steam), Grotta del Filosofo (a steam bath in a cave with magical relaxation area), Argillae (a Rasul clay bath) and Grotta Salina (an underground salt bath); the Grotta del Filosofo has also received a complete overhaul.

Adler Thermae has a highly qualified team of doctors and experts onsite who specialise in the fields of regenerative, preventive, complementary and gentle aesthetic medicine to supervise those guests who wish to detox, lose weight or undergo innovative non-invasive aesthetic treatments including mini-lifting with laser or Carb-O-xygen.

There are 87 rooms constructed in traditional Tuscan style, offering views overlooking the region’s hills and a bio-climatisation system that avoids the unhealthy effects of air-conditioning regulating both temperature and humidity automatically through pipe work in the walls, ceiling and floor, to ensure a total wellness experience.

Perugia (Ryanair from Stansted), is the closest airport, followed by Florence, Pisa and Rome.

Full details of all wellness packages available at Adler Thermae can be viewed on the website – www.adler-thermae.com.

 

Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Phoenix

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Once a 1920s-era winter home, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located in Phoenix Arizona at the base of Camelback Mountain. The resort is an original Spanish Colonial Revival villa where tradition meets rejuvenating spa services, fine dining, and sweeping desert landscapes. At the Alvadora Spa, guests choose from a collection of signature treatments infused with natural botanicals, including the Citrus Ritual and Orange Blossom Body Buff. The Alvadora also specializes in various water therapies, including a Watsu® pool for in-water massages.

Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, Margaret Island, Budapest, Hungary

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The Danubius Health Spa Resort is a widely popular hotel and spa offering guests the opportunity to relax in one of their natural thermal baths or stay fit on their jogging paths, rowing boats, or bicycles.

IMTJ Award: International Medical Tourism Hotel Of The Year

UNIQUE THERAPY: “Song of the Rainforest” Ritual Langkawi, Malaysia

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The Andaman Resort is tucked between a 10 million-year-old rainforest and the tranquil Datai Bay on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island. Styled in a Malaysian contemporary design are 178 rooms and suites which enjoy sweeping views over the Andaman Sea and ancient rainforest.

The Resort’s V Botanical Spa is set within the natural surroundings of the rainforest hillside, offering a number of unique treatments and rituals.

The “Chi Nei Tsang” treatment is rooted in the ancient Taoist tradition. It aspires to heal the body from within by removing unprocessed emotions that manifest themselves in the form of energy blockages. Blockages impair the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of the life-force Chi. Upon reading the navel, the therapist works on the knots (carefully) and tangles in the abdomen, stimulates the intestines, abolishing toxins, improving digestion and metabolism and revitalising the entire body.

Its signature “Song of the Malay Rainforest “Ritual is designed to evoke the rainforest spirits with a unique ritual that focuses on a sensory journey. It aims to revive the body mind and spirit into a deep meditative state. It uses villages remedies, blended with traditional home-made treatments and herbal remedies potent for purification, balancing and regeneration. It draws inspiration from the Malay healing practices and uses ingredients from the rainforest to capture the healing powers of plants and medicinal herbs.

“The Holistic Gemstone Facial” uses selected gems for specific purposes. Jade drains toxins from the facial tissues, Jasper improves microcirculation, Aventurine calms the skin, Obsidian balances uneven skin tone and Unakite regenerates skin affected by free radicals. When heated these precious stones relax the jaw area, open the pores to allow antioxidants and organic essential oils to penetrate and nourish the underlying tissue.

 

Bryn Tanat Wellness, Wales

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Bryn Tanat Wellness is a new five-star wellness retreat in Wales offering pioneering programmes designed to address physical, mental and emotional wellbeing with functional medicine at its heart.

Launched by Susan Martin and her family, one-day and four-day programmes use Metabolic Analysis Profiling, Genetic Profiling, and a 24 hour Adrenocortex Stress Profile to uncover and address health issues prior to guests arriving.

Located on the border of Mid-wales and Shropshire, progammes aim to uncover and address the root of a person’s health issue through personalised wellbeing options. The programmes begin in February 2017 using experts providing bespoke advice and support to individuals.

RAAS Devigarh, Rajasthan

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Nestled in the Aravalli Hills of India’s Udaipur area lies the RAAS Devigarh, an 18th century palace which has been transformed into a five star luxury hotel in Rajasthan, offering 39 unique suites, complemented by spacious gardens and courtyards.

Its spa programme is led by British brand, ila which sources wild harvested ingredients which include local Rajasthani damascene rose otto oil, jasmine from Tamal Nadu, sandalwood from Mysore and tuberose.

Treatments embrace India’s healing arts, intuitively combining music with the likes of Marma massage techniques, subtle chakra cleansing and herbal poultices.

In additional to traditional therapies are ila’s Devi Blessings, which include nine 2 hour treatments designed to calm adrenals and recalibrate the entire central nervous system. Three, six and nine night Blessing packages are offered.

Naturally enriched with over 84 minerals, the Spa’s Himalayan Salt Cave provides healing properties said to cleanse the body, balance hormones, improve sleep and reduce muscle tension
www.raasdevigarh.com