Wellness Experience Holidays

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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Yoga with personality in the Maldives

The newly opened Kandima, located on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives, will offer guests the unique opportunity to experience exclusive retreats with TV presenter Nick Knowles and yoga doyen Luke Bache.
Entitled “Relax, Reset and Evolve” these retreats will be personally hosted four times from August this year. They have been specifically designed to inspire necessary life changes, both mentally and physically, and to give guests the tools to form new habits to enable them to change their lifestyle and balance going forward. These skills will be delivered through yoga, cooking and inspiring talks on stress reduction, better focus and wellbeing.
Luke Bache offers over fourteen years’ experience and is an internationally-known Yoga teacher, Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness consultant. He has studied with the best teachers from around the world, from shaolin masters in qi gong, thai monks and the most experienced yoga teachers. Together with Nick Knowles, he has carefully curated the retreats so that guests will receive the maximum benefit from their week at Kandima.
Set on a lush tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives is just a 30-minute flight from Male International Airport, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island. This 3 km long island will be the first lifestyle resort in the country. More than just another beach holiday, it is an experience, offering time out for adults and plenty of fun for children, not to mention island-living at its best, year round sunshine, watersports, top activities and a safe environment.


A vegan voyage

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is offering a vegan cruise around the Norwegian Fjords. Aboard The Columbus, the cruise will sail from Tilbury on September 25th this year. Presentations on a range of vegan subjects will be given by guest speakers who include Dr Michael Greger, physician and author of “How Not To Die” and Melanie Joy, a psychologist and author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows.”

Lifestyle classes and a wellness programme are scheduled which will include pilates and yoga. Daytime activities on board will include making vegan toothpaste and vegan cheesemaking. Naturally there will be a full vegan menu.

Yoga at a higher level


Om….. Maverick Helicopters has joined forces with yoga company, Silent Savasana, to bring HeliYoga to the Valley of Fire State Park in the US, direct from the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Visitors wanting such solitude to practice this discipline can enjoy an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight followed by a private, 75-minute yoga in one of the most remote destinations in the southwest of the U.S.

The two-and-a-half hour excursion includes limo coach transportation for six guests from the Strip to Maverick Helicoptors’ Las Vegas terminal. It lands on one of the highest peaks of Valley of Fire which is only accessible via helicopter and offers spectacular views of red sandstone formations.

HeliYoga is available via private charter only.


Neuroscientist in Residence checks into London’s Corinthia

The Corinthia Hotel London has introduced a year-long Neuroscientist in Residence programme advising staff at the hotel, as well as regular, loyal guests including high-profile business leaders and VIPs. Dr Tara Swart, leadership coach and Senior Lecturer at MIT, will examine the mental resilience of each group to analyse how they cope with stress. The resulting data will generate a special Brain Power Study at the end of the residency.

One of the main goals of the hotel’s Neuroscientist in Residence programme is to generate insights into how to maximise our potential, both at work and home, by building mental resilience in order to succeed in increasingly stressful work environments. Rising levels of cortisol and therefore stress, impact wellness and productivity.

Four talks will take place at the hotel for guests, media and influencers to showcase the Neuroscientist in Residence concept as well as look at how the science of the brain can be applied to topics such as politics, technology and business.

Brain Power Packages: Corinthia Hotel London will launch various hotel packages designed by Dr Tara Swart with hotel experts to help guests build mental resilience and achieve peak brain performance. These will focus on neuronutrition, restorative sleep, hydration, mindfulness, exercise, while utilising the world-class facilities and expertise at Corinthia.
The findings from the Neuroscientist in Residence Brain Power Mental Resilience Study will be published in summer 2017.