Beauty & Wellbeing

Three of the best new wellness experiences

By Mark Smith

The Summer 2021 edition of European Spa magazine, available to read now for free, contains a wealth of information about the latest spa developments, product launches and industry hot topics.

In our Wellness Matters section, we highlight some of the most innovative and effective – not to mention luxurious – wellness programmes being introduced by spas across Europe as they refocus their offering to meet demand for holistic healing.

Here are three of our featured programmes.

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COMO Shambhala Retreat

Asian-inspired wellness in the heart of Italy

Italy’s first Asian-inspired wellness resort has opened within the walls of the impressive 12th century COMO Castello del Nero in Tuscany, Italy.

In a rural setting of over 740 acres, the new COMO Shambhala Retreat offers holistic treatments including signature massages using the estate’s own lavender-infused olive oil, as well as Guinot facials and wellbeing therapies.

Guests can also enjoy the nutritionally balanced COMO Shambhala Cuisine, alongside yoga, Pilates and personalised fitness experiences. Children are also catered for in the shape of a  Wellness Path for Young Ones, which includes a choice of a 30-minute back massage, a foot massage or a facial, together with a mini manicure and pedicure.

Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong

Restorative self-discovery experiences

Asaya, the wellness concept at Rosewood Hong Kong, has launched a selection of restorative getaway experiences for individuals, couples, families and friends.


Asaya Wellcation focuses on personal journeys of self-discovery for each guest and includes ‘Daycation’, a one-day solo programme, as well as ‘Wellcation’, an overnight healthy stay. Longer, group-healing retreats with exclusive use of accommodation and facilities are also part of the offering.



Each Asaya Wellcation programme features holistic and results-driven therapies designed to create lasting positive change on physical, mental and emotional levels.


Nourishing meals from Asaya Kitchen as well as access to world-class spa facilities and a community of wellness enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing their
self-discovery journey aims to help participants gain clarity, develop balance, restore joy and reconnect.

Aman Spa at The Connaught Hotel

Train before you travel with Extreme Fitness Membership

Developed to support Aman’s Extreme Sports Retreats at its global resorts, The Aman Spa at The Connaught Hotel in London has introduced a new sports membership enabling guests to train before they travel.

Extreme Fitness Membership helps members to prepare physically and mentally for the brand’s rigorous sports retreats, which include extreme mountain sports and rock-climbing at Rosa Alpina in Italy; yoga and trekking at Amanbagh in India; mountain biking at Amanjena in Morocco; and a triathlon retreat at Amanpuri in Thailand.

The 12-month Connaught Hotel membership includes an initial consultation with expert trainers as well as a bespoke training plan with personal credits that can be used throughout the year.

It provides full access to the hotel’s fitness studio, indoor pool and spa, and members are also able to access onsite specialists, including osteopaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists and TCM specialists, reiki healers and yoga instructors.

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