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  • Blind Therapists shine light on Shinta Mani Spas in Cambodia

    Blind Therapists shine light on Shinta Mani Spas in Cambodia

    Cambodia hotel group, Shinta Mani Hotels, has introduced a programme to train and employ local blind people to work as massage therapists in the hotels’ spa. This initiative provides the therapists with an opportunity to earn an income which may not …
  • National Spa Week Offers

    National Spa Week Offers

    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. UK Rudding Park Spa, …
  • Medical Spas in the UK

    Medical Spas in the UK

    The Place: Grayshott Medical Spa, Surrey An hour from London, the spa is located in 47 acres of gardens & grounds in the Surrey countryside offering 59 guest rooms and 36 treatment rooms. The Philosophy: A holistic approach with nutritious …
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere choose the tranquillity of Bagni di Pisa, Tuscany

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere choose the tranquillity of Bagni di Pisa, Tuscany

    The Bagni di Pisa in Tuscany was the headquarters for a three-day event in Tuscany exploring Buddhist philosophy and psychology, led by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and attended by practicing Buddhist, actor and humanitarian activist Richard Gere. As …
  • Cruising for wellness

    Cruising for wellness

    Wellness is making waves. Forget the confines of the traditional massage table, wooden sauna and crowded steam room, facilities are now drifting out to sea. Many cruise-lines are embracing the wellness concept with a more holistic lifestyle attitude with integrated …
  • An A – Z of Medical Spas in Europe

    An A – Z of Medical Spas in Europe

    DENMARK The Place: Kurhotel Skodsburg, North Zealand, Copenhagen Kurhotel Skodsborg is situated in a beautiful part of North Zealand, the wealthiest area of Copenhagen in between the ocean and the forest, also bordering Dyrehaven, one of the most exquisite UNESCO Heritage nature reserves …
  • Return to Wellness this National Spa Week with Thermae Bath Spa

    Return to Wellness this National Spa Week with Thermae Bath Spa

    Throughout National Spa Week 2017, Thermae Bath Spa is proving its wellness credentials with a series of special events designed to celebrate the wellbeing, history and culture synonymous with one of the Great Spas of Europe. And most of the …
  • 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 …
  • Absolute Sanctuary unveils Fitness Wellness in Asia

    Absolute Sanctuary unveils Fitness Wellness in Asia

    Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui  is Asia’s first Fitness Wellness resort. This new Fitness Wellness concept combines physical and mental well-being to promote long lasting health. Through its affiliation with Absolute You, Absolute Sanctuary has integrated designed exercise programs including …
  • Health insurance in Europe

    Health insurance in Europe

    The European Health Insurance Card, (EHIC), includes treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and routine maternity care it does not cover if travelling abroad for specific treatment. It is not valid for private healthcare or mountain rescue in ski resorts or …

Medical

  • Medical travel in focus at the Arabian Travel Market

    Medical travel in focus at the Arabian Travel Market

    ATM 2017 offers a healthy outlook Medical Tourism is now an established travel industry sector of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM). This year saw a rise in exhibitors specialising in this area –  medical travel representation companies, individual medi-spas, …
  • IMTEC showcases centers of excellence in Medical Tourism

    IMTEC showcases centers of excellence in Medical Tourism

    The 2016 International Medical Travel Exhibition & Conference (IMTEC) provided a conducive platform bringing together international hospital groups and facilities to connect with medical travel organizations and health services companies to create business partnerships, increase international patient networks and to …
  • The Rise of Dental Tourism

    The Rise of Dental Tourism

    Drilling into Dental Tourism   Bridges, braces, crowns, fillings or implants, dental care can be expensive, especially if extensive reconstructive or cosmetic work is required. With a global population living 10-30 years longer, cost savings and ease of travel are …

Destinations

  • Dubai Developments in 2017

    Dubai Developments in 2017

    Dubai is a city that’s constantly evolving, from the recent opening of numerous luxury properties such as the Palazzo Versace Dubai and renovated Hatta Fort Hotel, to attractions such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and a …
  • Tuk Tuks, Taj and Treatments – India’s healthy future as a medical tourism destination

    Tuk Tuks, Taj and Treatments – India’s healthy future as a medical tourism destination

      A forty-five minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport amid tuk tuks, old fashioned Morris cars, trailers and cows and you are in the centre of Delhi. The old city is characterized by its narrow streets, merchants and street …
  • Wellness tourism sees healthy growth in the MENA Region.

    Wellness tourism sees healthy growth in the MENA Region.

    Wellness trips across the MENA region hit AED 26.8 billion in 2014 and, by the end of 2015, the UAE’s spa industry is forecast to achieve revenues of AED 5.5 billion, rising to AED 8.3 billion by 2017. These findings …

Wellness

  • National Spa Week Offers

    National Spa Week Offers

    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. UK Rudding Park Spa, …
  • Yoga with personality in the Maldives

    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 …
  • A vegan voyage

    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 …
  • Yoga at a higher level

    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 …
  • Neuroscientist in Residence checks into London’s Corinthia

    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 …

Reviews

  • The Healing Waters of Bath

    The Healing Waters of Bath

    Dip your toe into the therapeutic waters of Bath for a reflection of a Roman era. Echoing a bygone time, it’s easy to imagine servants carrying vessels of mineral rich water, bathing in the warm waters that promise miraculous healing …
  • A Designer Touch

    A Designer Touch

    Editor’s Review: Versace clothing, jewellery, eyewear,  fragrances….. Welcome to Versace hospitality, to the Versace Palazzo in Dubai styling furniture, furnishings and paintings in this fashion branded hotel which stands smartly in the heart of Dubai’s developing Culture Village. Step into …
  • The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

    Editor’s Review: A Spa with a story to tell …. We have read tales of nomads crossing the desert in search of an oasis to revive and rejuvenate them for their onward journey. Today, searching for such finds has become …
  • Unveiling the refurbished Preidlhof Luxury Spa Resort

    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 …
  • May we have your tension please…..

    May we have your tension please…..

    Deep in the heart of Suffolk lies the pretty village of Lavenham with its crooked buildings dating back to medieval times. Woven between quaint teashops and art galleries sits the Swan Hotel, camouflaged by its age-old timber structure. Inside with …
  • ESPALife at The Corinthia

    ESPALife at The Corinthia

    My arrival is greeted with a warm chamomile tea and a gentle smile. The reception looks like a setting for Chanel – all champagne and shiny black marble with an imposing statue. It is calm, tranquil and luxurious. EspaLife is …
  • Groupe Floirat introduces Wellness Programme at La Réserve

    Groupe Floirat introduces Wellness Programme at La Réserve

    Located in the heart of the Basque countryside, the property invites guests to experience the most soothing yet nurturing breaks with a new wellness programme. Offerings will include various packages incorporating a revitalising two-night stay, fun fitness activities for guests …