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Grand Hotel Kronenhof embraces outdoor wellness

Switzerland: The spa at Grand Hotel Kronenhof has introduced three new outdoor wellness experiences for its guests to enjoy.

Situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the new outdoor activities include the light-hearted ‘goat yoga’, which takes place outside surrounded by a herd of goats, which are permitted to lie on the yoga mat to provide a calming influence and even climb on a yogi’s back while in a downward dog position.

Traditional whey baths have also been introduced. Bathers sit in a wooden tub full of the waste product of the cheese-making process for up to 20 minutes. Containing numerous vitamin and mineral compounds, the whey is said to be deeply nourishing to the skin.

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SHA Wellness Clinic to boost cognitive recovery for decision-makers

Spain: Integrated medical wellbeing pioneer SHA Wellness Clinic has launched a new treatment that helps to stimulate the brain’s cellular recovery.

The 45-minute Brain Photobiomodulation Therapy is non-invasive and has been developed in conjunction with NASA and Harvard University in the US.

To help combat anxiety and boost energy levels, guests are fitted with a soft helmet that sends low-intensity electrical currents and infrared light of varying wavelengths to different areas of the brain.

According to SHA, as a result of the exposure to infrared light, brain-phototherapy increases the oxygenation of brain cells, which can help to improve memory, concentration and overall cognitive performance.

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Experience the theatre of Nature

Italy: The innovative and unique Knottnkino Natural Theatre in South Tyrol offers hikers in the scenic landscape a chance to truly disconnect and deeply relax.

Designed by South Tyrolean artist Franz Messner, the panoramic theatre is located on Rotsteinkogel mountain between the villages of Avelengo and Verano.

Within the arena are 30 cinema-style seats made from hard-wearing steel and chestnut wood, which are positioned in order for people to sit, reflect and enjoy the views below.

The vantage point overlooks the entire Etschtal Valley and visitors can enjoy stunning vistas that take in an area from the peaks of the Texelgruppe Nature Park up to the Gantkofel mountain, Penegal mountain and further to the Weisshorn mountain.

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Ayurveda Parkschlösschen launches ‘transformative’ detox

GERMANY: The multiple award-winning Ayurveda Parkschlösschen health resort in Traben-Trarbach has unveiled a series of new programmes, including a five-week long retreat called Ultimative Panchakarma.

The family-owned Ayurveda detox resort, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, offers programmes that take place under the supervision of experienced Ayurvedic practitioners.

Its comprehensive wellness offering also includes 24 treatment rooms and the 2,000sqm Veda-Therme, which features a thermal swimming pool, two saunas and a yoga studio.

The resort’s new Ultimative Panchakarma programme takes place over five weeks and enables participants to undergo a ‘full body and mind reset’.

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Wellness Above the Clouds at Anantara Oman

UAE: The luxurious Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman has launched a new ‘Wellness Above The Clouds’ package.

The two-night programme includes daily sunrise yoga sessions to help participants de-stress and reconnect with the natural world before breakfast is served, complete with views of the Al Jabal Al Akhdar mountains.

The package also includes a 60-minute Anantara Spa treatment for two, while spa journeys focus on the healing powers of rose water and pomegranate with facilities including a private hammam suite, an outdoor garden with loungers and separate male and female thermal suites.

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Call on the Healing Concierge

GLOBAL: While there are multiple booking platforms for healing programmes on the global market, Healing Hotels of the World (HHOW) has created what it calls a truly bespoke alternative.

Its Healing Concierge offers expert advice that is finely tailored to each person’s unique preferences and is deeply rooted in the group’s vision to help people find ‘healing jewels’ that can help them completely unwind and reconnect to themselves.

After a guest's information has been submitted on the HHOW website, the team looks at holistic approaches to uncovering the roots of any issues the potential guest has, before proposing a set of hotel and wellness programme options.

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Free glass waste recycling collection for spas

UK: Recycling provider Free Collections is introducing a free glass waste collection service for the UK’s spa and beauty industries.

Intended to remove the administrative and financial barriers to glass waste recycling, the free service has been created to improve the current

UK recycling rates, which are around 43% for businesses and private residences according to Free Collections.

Spaces on the free scheme are limited to 10,000 customers and businesses can find out if they are eligible by filling in a form on the Free Collections website.

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Hyatt’s Wellbeing Ideation Lab improves meetings

GLOBAL: Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new series of Wellbeing Ideation Labs, designed to unite industry experts in exploring ways to better enhance the day-to-day wellbeing of guests and the staff who serve them.

Hyatt’s global head of wellbeing, Mia Kyricos, who led the inaugural lab, said: “We believe wellbeing is the ultimate expression of our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best.”

A range of activities at the first event was said to have led to the identification of a number of new ways to evolve and improve Hyatt’s meeting offering.

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Hurawalhi Spa launches ocean-based therapies

MALDIVES: Intended to lift the spirits and calm the soul, the ‘At One with the Ocean’ curriculum encompasses a series of therapeutic ocean-based experiences, including sound baths on the beach, mindful practices, wave meditation with Ujjayi breathing, a Balinese massage at the Duniye Spa, and underwater yoga in the resort’s all-glass undersea restaurant.

Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, one of the Maldives’ most bio-diverse areas, Hurawalhi’s new programme has been designed to help guests to connect more deeply with themselves.

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BC Softwear and Ocean Sole launch ‘Flip, Don’t Flop’

UK: BC Softwear sold one million pairs of rubber flip-flops and two million pairs of slippers in the UK in 2018 alone, and the new ‘Flip, Don’t Flop’ scheme will see flip-flops and disposable slippers collected from the UK and sent back to Kenya to provide full-time employment to more than 90 low-income Kenyans.

Spas and hotels can help by signing up to the initiative and emailing enquiries@bcsoftwear.co.uk or follow #flipdontflop on social media.

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Lanserhof debuts new sleep programme

GERMANY: The LANS Better Sleep Programme 2.0 has been scientifically designed by Lanserhof’s medical team to offer a ‘dynamic, multi-dimensional approach’ and encompasses three core components.

The programme begins by using a number of scientific, diagnostic methods to identify disruptive factors and screen for any underlying medical triggers of poor sleep. Targeted therapy is then employed, including ‘white noise’ reduction and self-awareness and respiratory muscle training with a Lanserhof physiotherapist.

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Atzaró aims to rid Ibiza of single-use plastics

SPAIN: As a pioneer of the ‘agroturismo’ concept, with its luxury hotel and spa located in a centuries-old working orange farm, Atzaró has a longstanding commitment to supporting environmental issues.

Sustainable practices include using a natural well and large water butts, as well as everything on its menu either being grown on the estate or locally sourced.

Atzaró’s new partnership with non-profit organisation Oceanic Global will provide all business owners on Ibiza with guidance on how to go plastic-free, with a view to banning all single-use plastics.

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Rudding Park tells guests to aim for the stars

UK: The Roof Top Starlight Spa Experience at Rudding Park includes access to the spa’s indoor swimming pool, juniper log sauna and rooftop spa and garden, where guests can relax and bathe under the stars in an outdoor spa bath or hydrotherapy pool. There is also the option of adding a 50-minute bespoke spa treatment.

On clear evenings, the spa’s new telescope offers wide-field views of the night sky. Guests can also download a Sky Map app to access a fully-featured planetarium on their phone.

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Chiva-Som reopening unveils revitalised wellbeing offering

THAILAND: Leading wellness destination Chiva-Som International Health Resort has unveiled a wide range of enhancements to its offering that it says will ‘further underline its position as a pioneer of the wellness industry’.

The luxury beachfront resort, founded 23 years ago in the town of Hua Hin, reopened on November 1 following completion of the third stage of an extensive four-phase remodelling project.

Complementing the physical overhaul of the resort, Chiva-Som has added new physiotherapy-based protocols to its extensive treatment menu, offering isokinetic exercise to aid guests who have experienced injury or surgery, and dynamic hip function exercises to remedy muscle contractions.

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Hard Rock Hotels encourages guests to Rock Om

GLOBAL: Hard Rock Hotels has launched a new complimentary in-room yoga experience that is intended to energise guests through the power of music and provide a fresh take on the timeless tradition of yoga.

Entitled ‘Rock Om’, it consists of three in-room yoga videos that will play on Hard Rock’s television systems across the brand’s portfolio. There is also a Rock Om landing page that guests and non-guests can follow.

Hard Rock has partnered with leading yoga equipment and apparel brand Manduka to provide guests with yoga equipment to use during their stay.

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The Grove unveils comprehensive spa investment

UK: Luxury Hertfordshire hotel The Grove has unveiled the results of a £300,000 (€338,000) investment at its Sequoia Spa.

As well as renovating its fitness facilities and introducing a range of new wellness offerings, the spa has recruited a nutritionist and a physiotherapist, and equipped new cardio, weights and functional fitness zones with Technogym products.

An enhanced Sequoia Wellness Membership now includes access to quarterly fitness assessments, personal training sessions, nutrition and physiotherapy consultations, sports massages and unlimited access to all the facilities.

Luxurious new ESPA and Natura Bissé treatments have also been added to the spa menu.

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Care following hair loss

UK: A new campaign called ‘Hair Loss Friendly’ aims to support those suffering from hair loss to ensure they feel comfortable on their spa journeys.

Created by Jasmin Julia Gupta, founder of Cancer Hair Care, the initiative will see wig stands and head scarves discreetly supplied, and expert advice offered to guests and staff alike.

A pilot phase began in January 2019 at Champneys spas, as owner and founder Dorothy Purdew explained: “When I discovered this fantastic charity and realised how important it was to support women during hair loss due to cancer treatments, I was immediately inspired to support the pilot scheme.”

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A 'Reason To' stay at FS Koh Samui

THAILAND: Four Seasons Koh Samui has launched four new wellness programmes in response to demand for dedicated wellbeing experiences.

Combining spa treatments, nutrition, fitness and wellness, the four full-day ‘Reason To’ programmes – Reason to Sleep, Reason to Nourish, Reason to Pamper and Reason to Play – are tailored to each guest’s individual wellness preferences.

Stephanie Arveux, director of spa, The Secret Garden Spa said: “Our programme has been inspired by the core foundations of a healthy body and mind – a good night’s sleep, an active day, nourishment and, of course, pampering.”

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EarthCheck teams up with Resense

Switzerland: Two companies dedicated to sustainability in the spa industry, Resense and EarthCheck, have forged a partnership they believe will benefit the wellbeing of future guests and clients.

Geneva-based Resense operates 50-plus spas globally, and provides investors and hoteliers with wellness solutions via its consultation and training programmes.

Global business advisory group EarthCheck, based in Queensland, offers a scientific benchmarking and certification programme for the travel and tourism industry in more than 70 countries.

EarthCheck CEO Stewart Moore said the partnership “provides opportunities to work with leading spas and wellness destinations globally to help lower environmental impact and operational costs while supporting local communities”.

Thalgo partners with free-diving champion

FRANCE: Marine-based professional spa brand Thalgo has entered into a partnership with free-diving champion Aurore Asso.

Based on common goals that Thalgo and Asso both uphold, the partnership intends to raise awareness of ecological issues as well as taking an active approach to preserving the richness and biodiversity of the marine world.

Dependent entirely on the diver’s strength and stamina, free-diving is a professional sport with events held at sea, where the goal is to reach the greatest depth, and in pools, which involve remaining underwater for as long as possible and swimming as far as possible underwater.

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AVANI elevates its business offering

Asia: AVANI Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, Malaysia and Laos have introduced a new, health-focused business meetings package.

The AVANIFIT Meeting Package combines contemporary meeting facilities with freshly-made meals and AVANIFIT classes, customised to be unique to each location, which include sunrise/sunset yoga, Muay Thai and even glow-in-the-dark volleyball.

Based on the idea of providing fitness options to ‘inspire the busy traveller’, AVANIFIT is targeted at gyms that are operated 24 hours a day.

“AVANIFIT is based on the idea of providing fitness to our guests whenever and wherever required,” explained Sarah Dalton, director of wellness at parent company Minor Hotels.

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Neom delivers Real Wellbeing in workplace

UK: Following the success of Neom Organics’ #NeomRealWellbeing Swaps campaign, the natural product specialist has extended its focus with a Real Wellbeing in the Workplace initiative.

Starting with ‘little moments’, Neom’s workplace wellbeing suggestions include challenging your team to swap their pre-work caffeine fix for some mindful stretches together, or relocating an indoor meeting to somewhere al fresco for an energy boost.

Neom Organics founder and creative director Nicola Elliott said: “Real Wellbeing doesn’t have to be hard or take hours. We believe wellbeing starts with the little moments, the small steps that make a big difference.”

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A yoga programme for every season

FRANCE: The Évian Resort in Évian-les-Bains has launched a new seasonal yoga programme that combines focused meditation with outdoor mindfulness sessions, yoga and specialist spa treatments.

All treatments and activities have been tailored to the different seasons and suitably incorporate the nature of the resort’s location within 47 acres of grounds on the south shore of Lake Geneva.

Inspired by the principles of the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the experiences have been divided into the four ‘R’s: Rebirth (spring); Resplendent (summer); Reducing speed (autumn) and Renewal (winter).

Each experience has been developed by spa trainer Julien Levy and includes two nights’ accommodation at the resort’s Hôtel Royal.

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Mandarin Oriental launches Mindful Meetings initiative

GLOBAL: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched a new global initiative aimed at the corporate market, entitled Mindful Meetings by Mandarin Oriental.

The initiative has been specifically designed to ‘enhance and energise’ meetings and conferences with creative solutions based on what Mandarin Oriental has defined as the five ‘key dimensions’ of wellness: nourishment, movement, stillness, connections and wellbeing.

All options can be customised and made available for participants either in or out of the meeting room. Examples of wellness enhancements include energising menu choices, yoga sessions, guided meditation, massage and movement breaks and custom spa events.

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Tuning in to all Six Senses

GLOBAL: Six Senses is to roll out a new wellness concept across its spas following the success of its initial offering at the spa within the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, where six treatment suites are each dedicated to a different sense – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and intuition.

“There were several reasons why this concept was developed, the main one being that working with vibrations and a heightening of the senses would give a much more profound effect than just the massage alone,” explained Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses vice-president of spas and wellness.

The Sound Suite incorporates a So-Sound Legato Healing Lounger that helps ease stress via vibrations, while the Sight Suite uses chromotherapy in a steam room, digital images projected overhead in the sauna, and a relaxation area with circadian rhythm lighting originally developed for NASA.

The Touch Suite houses a flotation pod while a variety of traditional hammam therapies and an alchemy bar are the main features in the Taste Suite. Elsewhere, guests can blend their own bespoke products in the Smell Suite, including body scrubs and wraps, and in the Beyond Suite, singing bowl meditation and chakra balancing, along with yoga, stretching and breathing techniques help balance mind and body.

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Grand Hotel Kronenhof embraces outdoor wellness

Switzerland: The spa at Grand Hotel Kronenhof has introduced three new outdoor wellness experiences for its guests to enjoy.

Situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the new outdoor activities include the light-hearted ‘goat yoga’, which takes place outside surrounded by a herd of goats, which are permitted to lie on the yoga mat to provide a calming influence and even climb on a yogi’s back while in a downward dog position.

Traditional whey baths have also been introduced. Bathers sit in a wooden tub full of the waste product of the cheese-making process for up to 20 minutes. Containing numerous vitamin and mineral compounds, the whey is said to be deeply nourishing to the skin.

view HOTEL

SHA Wellness Clinic to boost cognitive recovery for decision-makers

Spain: Integrated medical wellbeing pioneer SHA Wellness Clinic has launched a new treatment that helps to stimulate the brain’s cellular recovery.

The 45-minute Brain Photobiomodulation Therapy is non-invasive and has been developed in conjunction with NASA and Harvard University in the US.

To help combat anxiety and boost energy levels, guests are fitted with a soft helmet that sends low-intensity electrical currents and infrared light of varying wavelengths to different areas of the brain.

According to SHA, as a result of the exposure to infrared light, brain-phototherapy increases the oxygenation of brain cells, which can help to improve memory, concentration and overall cognitive performance.

view CLINIC

Experience the theatre of Nature

Italy: The innovative and unique Knottnkino Natural Theatre in South Tyrol offers hikers in the scenic landscape a chance to truly disconnect and deeply relax.

Designed by South Tyrolean artist Franz Messner, the panoramic theatre is located on Rotsteinkogel mountain between the villages of Avelengo and Verano.

Within the arena are 30 cinema-style seats made from hard-wearing steel and chestnut wood, which are positioned in order for people to sit, reflect and enjoy the views below.

The vantage point overlooks the entire Etschtal Valley and visitors can enjoy stunning vistas that take in an area from the peaks of the Texelgruppe Nature Park up to the Gantkofel mountain, Penegal mountain and further to the Weisshorn mountain.

view THEATRE

Ayurveda Parkschlösschen launches ‘transformative’ detox

Germany: The multiple award-winning Ayurveda Parkschlösschen health resort in Traben-Trarbach has unveiled a series of new programmes, including a five-week long retreat called Ultimative Panchakarma.

The family-owned Ayurveda detox resort, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, offers programmes that take place under the supervision of experienced Ayurvedic practitioners.

Its comprehensive wellness offering also includes 24 treatment rooms and the 2,000sqm Veda-Therme, which features a thermal swimming pool, two saunas and a yoga studio.

The resort’s new Ultimative Panchakarma programme takes place over five weeks and enables participants to undergo a ‘full body and mind reset’.

view brAND

Wellness Above the Clouds at Anantara Oman

UAE: The luxurious Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman has launched a new ‘Wellness Above The Clouds’ package.

The two-night programme includes daily sunrise yoga sessions to help participants de-stress and reconnect with the natural world before breakfast is served, complete with views of the Al Jabal Al Akhdar mountains.

The package also includes a 60-minute Anantara Spa treatment for two, while spa journeys focus on the healing powers of rose water and pomegranate with facilities including a private hammam suite, an outdoor garden with loungers and separate male and female thermal suites.

view brAND

Call on the Healing Concierge

GLOBAL: While there are multiple booking platforms for healing programmes on the global market, Healing Hotels of the World (HHOW) has created what it calls a truly bespoke alternative.

Its Healing Concierge offers expert advice that is finely tailored to each person’s unique preferences and is deeply rooted in the group’s vision to help people find ‘healing jewels’ that can help them completely unwind and reconnect to themselves.

After a guest's information has been submitted on the HHOW website, the team looks at holistic approaches to uncovering the roots of any issues the potential guest has, before proposing a set of hotel and wellness programme options.

view brAND

Free glass waste recycling collection for spas

UK: Recycling provider Free Collections is introducing a free glass waste collection service for the UK’s spa and beauty industries.

Intended to remove the administrative and financial barriers to glass waste recycling, the free service has been created to improve the current

UK recycling rates, which are around 43% for businesses and private residences according to Free Collections.

Spaces on the free scheme are limited to 10,000 customers and businesses can find out if they are eligible by filling in a form on the Free Collections website.

view brAND

Hyatt’s Wellbeing Ideation Lab improves meetings

GLOBAL: Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched a new series of Wellbeing Ideation Labs, designed to unite industry experts in exploring ways to better enhance the day-to-day wellbeing of guests and the staff who serve them.

Hyatt’s global head of wellbeing, Mia Kyricos, who led the inaugural lab, said: “We believe wellbeing is the ultimate expression of our purpose – to care for people so they can be their best.”

A range of activities at the first event was said to have led to the identification of a number of new ways to evolve and improve Hyatt’s meeting offering.

view brAND

Hurawalhi Spa launches ocean-based therapies

Intended to lift the spirits and calm the soul, the ‘At One with the Ocean’ curriculum encompasses a series of therapeutic ocean-based experiences, including sound baths on the beach, mindful practices, wave meditation with Ujjayi breathing, a Balinese massage at the Duniye Spa, and underwater yoga in the resort’s all-glass undersea restaurant.

Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, one of the Maldives’ most bio-diverse areas, Hurawalhi’s new programme has been designed to help guests to connect more deeply with themselves.

view brAND

BC Softwear and Ocean Sole launch ‘Flip, Don’t Flop’

BC Softwear sold one million pairs of rubber flip-flops and two million pairs of slippers in the UK in 2018 alone, and the new ‘Flip, Don’t Flop’ scheme will see flip-flops and disposable slippers collected from the UK and sent back to Kenya to provide full-time employment to more than 90 low-income Kenyans.

Spas and hotels can help by signing up to the initiative and emailing enquiries@bcsoftwear.co.uk or follow #flipdontflop on social media.

Lanserhof debuts new sleep programme

The LANS Better Sleep Programme 2.0 has been scientifically designed by Lanserhof’s medical team to offer a ‘dynamic, multi-dimensional approach’ and encompasses three core components.

The programme begins by using a number of scientific, diagnostic methods to identify disruptive factors and screen for any underlying medical triggers of poor sleep. Targeted therapy is then employed, including ‘white noise’ reduction and self-awareness and respiratory muscle training with a Lanserhof physiotherapist.

view brAND

Atzaró aims to rid Ibiza of single-use plastics

As a pioneer of the ‘agroturismo’ concept, with its luxury hotel and spa located in a centuries-old working orange farm, Atzaró has a longstanding commitment to supporting environmental issues.

Sustainable practices include using a natural well and large water butts, as well as everything on its menu either being grown on the estate or locally sourced.

Atzaró’s new partnership with non-profit organisation Oceanic Global will provide all business owners on Ibiza with guidance on how to go plastic-free, with a view to banning all single-use plastics.

view brAND

Rudding Park tells guests to aim for the stars

The Roof Top Starlight Spa Experience at Rudding Park includes access to the spa’s indoor swimming pool, juniper log sauna and rooftop spa and garden, where guests can relax and bathe under the stars in an outdoor spa bath or hydrotherapy pool. There is also the option of adding a 50-minute bespoke spa treatment.

On clear evenings, the spa’s new telescope offers wide-field views of the night sky. Guests can also download a Sky Map app to access a fully-featured planetarium on their phone.

view brAND

Chiva-Som reopening unveils revitalised wellbeing offering

THAILAND: Leading wellness destination Chiva-Som International Health Resort has unveiled a wide range of enhancements to its offering that it says will ‘further underline its position as a pioneer of the wellness industry’.

The luxury beachfront resort, founded 23 years ago in the town of Hua Hin, reopened on November 1 following completion of the third stage of an extensive four-phase remodelling project.

Complementing the physical overhaul of the resort, Chiva-Som has added new physiotherapy-based protocols to its extensive treatment menu, offering isokinetic exercise to aid guests who have experienced injury or surgery, and dynamic hip function exercises to remedy muscle contractions.

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Hard Rock Hotels encourages guests to Rock Om

GLOBAL: Hard Rock Hotels has launched a new complimentary in-room yoga experience that is intended to energise guests through the power of music and provide a fresh take on the timeless tradition of yoga.

Entitled ‘Rock Om’, it consists of three in-room yoga videos that will play on Hard Rock’s television systems across the brand’s portfolio. There is also a Rock Om landing page that guests and non-guests can follow.

Hard Rock has partnered with leading yoga equipment and apparel brand Manduka to provide guests with yoga equipment to use during their stay.

view brand

The Grove unveils comprehensive spa investment

UK: Luxury Hertfordshire hotel The Grove has unveiled the results of a £300,000 (€338,000) investment at its Sequoia Spa.

As well as renovating its fitness facilities and introducing a range of new wellness offerings, the spa has recruited a nutritionist and a physiotherapist, and equipped new cardio, weights and functional fitness zones with Technogym products.

An enhanced Sequoia Wellness Membership now includes access to quarterly fitness assessments, personal training sessions, nutrition and physiotherapy consultations, sports massages and unlimited access to all the facilities.

Luxurious new ESPA and Natura Bissé treatments have also been added to the spa menu.

view hotel

Care following hair loss

UK: A new campaign called ‘Hair Loss Friendly’ aims to support those suffering from hair loss to ensure they feel comfortable on their spa journeys.

Created by Jasmin Julia Gupta, founder of Cancer Hair Care, the initiative will see wig stands and head scarves discreetly supplied, and expert advice offered to guests and staff alike.

A pilot phase began in January 2019 at Champneys spas, as owner and founder Dorothy Purdew explained: “When I discovered this fantastic charity and realised how important it was to support women during hair loss due to cancer treatments, I was immediately inspired to support the pilot scheme.”

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A 'Reason To' stay at FS Koh Samui

THAILAND: Four Seasons Koh Samui has launched four new wellness programmes in response to demand for dedicated wellbeing experiences.

Combining spa treatments, nutrition, fitness and wellness, the four full-day ‘Reason To’ programmes – Reason to Sleep, Reason to Nourish, Reason to Pamper and Reason to Play – are tailored to each guest’s individual wellness preferences.

Stephanie Arveux, director of spa, The Secret Garden Spa said: “Our programme has been inspired by the core foundations of a healthy body and mind – a good night’s sleep, an active day, nourishment and, of course, pampering.”

view resort

European Spa Magazine is published by Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

Tuning in to all Six Senses

GLOBAL: Six Senses is to roll out a new wellness concept across its spas following the success of its initial offering at the spa within the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, where six treatment suites are each dedicated to a different sense – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and intuition.

“There were several reasons why this concept was developed, the main one being that working with vibrations and a heightening of the senses would give a much more profound effect than just the massage alone,” explained Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses vice-president of spas and wellness.

The Sound Suite incorporates a So-Sound Legato Healing Lounger that helps ease stress via vibrations, while the Sight Suite uses chromotherapy in a steam room, digital images projected overhead in the sauna, and a relaxation area with circadian rhythm lighting originally developed for NASA.

The Touch Suite houses a flotation pod while a variety of traditional hammam therapies and an alchemy bar are the main features in the Taste Suite. Elsewhere, guests can blend their own bespoke products in the Smell Suite, including body scrubs and wraps, and in the Beyond Suite, singing bowl meditation and chakra balancing, along with yoga, stretching and breathing techniques help balance mind and body.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1
business magazine for spa and wellness

European Spa Magazine is published by
Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

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