Treatments & Therapies

Natural

  • Sleep tight!

    Sleep tight!

    A good night’s sleep is important for emotional, physical and mental wellbeing especially in our fast-paced lifestyles. There is an increasing number of therapies and products to help induce this much needed slumber. Hastings Hotels have introduced a natural therapy …
  • The Next Big Thing in Wellness – Costa Rica 2018

    The Next Big Thing in Wellness – Costa Rica 2018

    The Costa Rica Tourism Board has launched a new tourism strategy for 2018 – ‘Wellness Pura Vida’ – a new ethos that redefines what it means to look after the body and soul.  According to the World Health Organization, “burnout”, the state of …
  • Connect with the cosmic energy of ancient Peru

    Connect with the cosmic energy of ancient Peru

    From healing spa treatments using indigenous Andean plants and herbs, to cleansing ceremonies bathed in nature and mystical culture, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is offering its guests the opportunity to awaken and nourish mind, body and soul. The hotel’s …
  • Silvotherapy – the art of Tree Hugging in Italy

    Silvotherapy – the art of Tree Hugging in Italy

    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 …
  • The Medicine of the Forest

    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 …
  • Watsu – Water Massage in the thermal waters of Bath

    Watsu – Water Massage in the thermal waters of Bath

    Watsu, otherwise known as water shiatsu, takes advantage of the therapeutic mineral-rich waters of the Thermal Bath Spa. This the new massage treatment in vogue and the latest addition to the wellness landscape. This signature treatment is performed in the …
  • Four Signature Therapies at The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland

    Four Signature Therapies at The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland

    The five star Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is regarded as one of the top medical health and wellbeing resorts in Europe. Hiding in the Heidiland area of the Swiss Alps, with memorable views, a tranquil setting and  thermal pools, it …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Laughing Yoga at Amankila, Bali

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Laughing Yoga at Amankila, Bali

    Proving that laughter is the best medicine, Amankila in Bali, offers guests Hasya or laughing Yoga, a practice based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same psychological and physiological benefits as spontaneous laughter. This also strengthens all immune …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: “Song of the Rainforest” Ritual Langkawi, Malaysia

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

    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. …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Local herbs, flowers, seaweed and salt treatments, Cornwall, UK

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Local herbs, flowers, seaweed and salt treatments, Cornwall, UK

    Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the ancient Trelowarren Estate lies on the Lizard peninsula of Cornwall, close to the River Helford. It offers eco-luxury, yoga sessions, an outdoor heated ozone pool as well as an Organic Spa in the old …

new age

  • Peruvian Healing

    Peruvian Healing

    From healing spa treatments from indigenous Andean plants and herbs to cleansing ceremonies bathed in mystical culture, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is offering wellness experiences that allow guests to connect with the cosmic energy of ancient Peruvian civilisations, while …
  • Art of Aufguss Workshop at Rudding Park

    Art of Aufguss Workshop at Rudding Park

    Rudding Park Spa is introducing the UK’s first Art of Aufguss Workshops under the  tuition of Sauna Meister, Lay Pang Ong. Recognised as a leading wellness practice across Europe, it involves a Master of Aufguss using essential oils to create …
  • Four Signature Therapies at The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland

    Four Signature Therapies at The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland

    The five star Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is regarded as one of the top medical health and wellbeing resorts in Europe. Hiding in the Heidiland area of the Swiss Alps, with memorable views, a tranquil setting and  thermal pools, it …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Mindfulness therapies, London, UK

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Mindfulness therapies, London, UK

    London’s Corinthia Hotel is offering new lifestyle programmes, incorporating complementary and alternative medicine and targeted fitness and rehabilitation services that focus on sports training, detox, sleep, weight loss and general vitality. ESPA Life at Corinthia is the first UK spa …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: For Holistic Healing and Rebalance – Four Seasons Sayan, Bali

    UNIQUE THERAPY: For Holistic Healing and Rebalance – Four Seasons Sayan, Bali

    SAYAN, BALI Designed for those seeking a more holistic holiday. The Four Season Sayan, is located just minutes away from the artistic capital of Ubud. The resort offers a unique opportunity to discuss your own health practices with the resident …
  • Intuitive Horse Therapy

    Intuitive Horse Therapy

    Intuitive Horse Therapy is Equine Assisted Personal Development through experiential learning. This unique therapy works with people of all types to help them gain a deeper insight and understanding of themselves and horses. They learn how to work with emotional …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Sound Bath Therapy, Chiva Som, Thailand

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Sound Bath Therapy, Chiva Som, Thailand

    Complete with Tibetan & crystal singing bowls and harps, Thailand’s Chiva-Som has introduced Sound Bath Therapy amongst it’s menu of over 200 treatments. This non-invasive treatment uses vibrational healing techniques to restore the body to its equilibrium. The vibrations of …

Traditional

  • A prescription for Chinese health tourism

    A prescription for Chinese health tourism

    From the home of acupuncture and herbal medicine, a specialist UK tour operator is prescribing a dose of medical tourism with health tours to China. Wendy Wu Tours has partnered with China’s Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Development Commission which is in …
  • A revival of the Ancient Hamman Ritual

    A revival of the Ancient Hamman Ritual

    In times gone by hammams were used by Kings and Queens of the Ottoman Empire who would host their key social engagements within these ornate bathhouses. Today, hammams are back in fashion with many resorts adding them to their wellness …
  • Connect with the cosmic energy of ancient Peru

    Connect with the cosmic energy of ancient Peru

    From healing spa treatments using indigenous Andean plants and herbs, to cleansing ceremonies bathed in nature and mystical culture, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is offering its guests the opportunity to awaken and nourish mind, body and soul. The hotel’s …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: “Song of the Rainforest” Ritual Langkawi, Malaysia

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

    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. …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Five-day Ayurvedic Programme, Maldives

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Five-day Ayurvedic Programme, Maldives

    Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa has launched its new five-day Ayurvedic programme at CHI, The Spa, which invites guests to rejuvenate body, mind and soul, through Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old system of Indian healing. Located in the Maldives’ southernmost atoll on …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Native Mayan Treatments

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Native Mayan Treatments

    Chinese medicine services, native Mayan treatments and Mayan healing practices are available at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya in Mexico. Tucked between a mangrove forest and a secluded white sand beach is the 22,000-squarefoot ocean front Thalasso Center & …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Age Reducing Acupuncture

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Age Reducing Acupuncture

    GARGANO, ITALY At Lake Garda in Gargano, Italy, the Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is a luxury eco spa resort that aspires to enhance the wellbeing of its guests by using the preventative approach of classical Chinese medicine …
  • UNIQUE THERAPY: Floating therapy in ancient caves, Tuscany Italy

    UNIQUE THERAPY: Floating therapy in ancient caves, Tuscany Italy

    Travel underground to the ancient thermal caves in Tuscany to relieve pain, combat stress and float to a happier state of mind! This 130-million year old natural cave with its thermal underground hot spring lake acts as a natural steam …

Plant

  • Medicinal: Bird’s Nest Fern

    Medicinal: Bird’s Nest Fern

    Uses: An infusion of the leaves has been used to ease labour pain by an aboriginal tribe in Malaysia. The Malays also use the leaves to obtain a lotion to treat fever. Family: Asplniaceae Genus: Asplenium
  • Medicinal: Sea Hibiscus

    Medicinal: Sea Hibiscus

    Uses: In Malaysia and Indonesia, the leaves are considered cooling and thus are used in controlling fever. The leaves are also used as a soothing agent and to remove phlegm from the respiratory passages. In the Philippines, the mucilaginous water, …
  • Medicinal: Setawar Hutan

    Medicinal: Setawar Hutan

    Uses: The rhizome has been used to treat fever, rash, asthma, bronchitis, and intestinal worms. It is also mentioned as an ingredient in a cosmetic to be used on the eyelashes to increase sexual attractiveness. It is used to treat …
  • Medicinal: Ambong Ambong

    Medicinal: Ambong Ambong

    Uses: The Malays eat the leaves from this plant when they have indigestion and apply a poultice to the head to cure headache. The roots are used as an antidote to eating poisonous fish and crabs in Indonesia. This seashore …
  • Medicinal: Bunga Tanjung

    Medicinal: Bunga Tanjung

    Uses: In Malaysia, the bark is used to treat fever, pimples and diarrhoea and the leaves for headache. The Indonesians smoke the leaves to get relief from asthma and apply the bark to treat itch, rheumatism and gonorrhea. Family: Sapotaceae …
  • Medicinal: Tongkat Ali

    Medicinal: Tongkat Ali

    Uses: E. longifolia has been widely commercialized. Has been used as the basis for supplements, anti-malaria and drink additives. As a supplement, it has been marketed for the supposed benefits of sexual health improvement, as an energy and stamina booster, …
  • Medicinal: Curculin

    Medicinal: Curculin

    Uses: Curculin is a sweet protein that was discovered in Curculigo Latifolia. Like Miraculin, Curculin exhibits taste-modifying activity; however, unlike Miraculin, its also exhibits sweet taste by itself. After consumption of Curculin, water and sour solutions taste sweet. The sap …
  • Medicinal: Straits Rhododendron

    Medicinal: Straits Rhododendron

    Uses: The leaves are used for wounds. The whole plant is used to reduce high blood pressure. Roots are taken as mouthwash and are used to relieve toothache. The root can be given to woman after child birth to aid …