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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong introduces female wellbeing ritual
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s new spa treatment to promote feminine wellness begins with the application of a Womb Wellness Mask on the guest’s lower abdomen, topped with a heat patch, to improve circulation to ease period cramps and encourage lymphatic drainage in the pelvic area.
Therapists then perform a 40-minute back massage to relieve tension caused by bras, desk-working and standing. Next, the womb mask is removed and guests receive a 30-minute Traditional Chinese Medicine breast meridian massage to encourage drainage and provide firming effects. The ritual is completed with a 20-minute abdominal massage to relieve any lingering tension.
• Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
• Duration: 90 minutes
• Price: Off-peak rate – HK$2,530 (€280, US$325, £236) per person, peak-time rate HK$2,700 (€298, US$347, £252)
The ritual is finished with a 20-minute abdominal massage
Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop launches first spa treatment
The goop treatment mixes facial massage, exfoliation and masking / photo: Goop
The spa at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts in Hawaii is the first in the world to offer the goop Glow Facial created by Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness and lifestyle brand.
The ritual is the brand’s first spa treatment and combines facial massage, exfoliation and masking.
The signature facial is claimed to detoxify, moisturise and supercharge the skin with nutrients using clinically-tested goop skincare and a rosewater and pink clay mask from beauty and skincare brand Tammy Fender.
It starts with a deep cleanse and micro-exfoliation, then infuses skin with active ingredients – including vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and peptides – to nourish, smooth, soften and brighten.
• Location: Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts in Hawaii, Waimea, Hawaii
• Duration:50 minutes
• Price:US$265 (€229, £195) per person
Chenot’s new service assesses premature ageing
The Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living is a new programme developed to help resolve issues associated with premature ageing.
Available as an additional service to Chenot’s classic Detox retreats, participants are given blood tests that yield results based on novel mRNA-based molecular testing, using epigenetic technology to analyse gene activity and determine biological ageing status.
These tests then enable scientists to analyse the expression levels of certain genes associated with silent inflammation, oxidative stress, hormonal imbalance and the structural integrity of connective tissue.
Results are used to prescribe personalised interventions via the prescription of supplements and the creation of a lifestyle-based treatment plan designed to build resilience and maintain wellbeing.
• Location: Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland
• Duration: One hour
• Price: 1,500 CHF (€1,423, US$1,630, £1,215)
Clinic results are used to design personalised treatment plans / photo:Chenot
Gleneagles explores food as medicine
Gleneagles has partnered with naturopath, functional medicine specialist and Harley Street nutritionist, Rosemary Ferguson to host two retreats in 2022.
Ferguson will focus on three key areas: liver, gut health and re-energising using nutrition and the great outdoors. Her goal is to help participants learn how to use nutrition to achieve optimal health.
The experience begins at home with a welcome pack featuring the estate’s new in-house range of locally-sourced botanical oils, recipes, a three-day food plan and travel ‘how-tos’. The retreat includes meals curated by Ferguson, outdoor yoga, sound baths, massage, guided countryside walks and personal consultations.
• Location: The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
• Duration: Three days
• Price: £1,995 (€2,344, US$2,707) + VAT
The retreat will focus on liver and gut health / photo: Gleneagles
The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
/ photo: Shutterstock/cornfield
Tree-hugging retreat launches on shores of Lake Como
Silvotherapy promotes healing through touching trees / photo: shutterstock/Jinga
Grand Hotel Tremezzo has introduced a new retreat to demonstrate how guests can harness nature to boost wellbeing.
The experience is anchored by 45-minutes of silvotherapy – a practice using nature to heal the mind and body that traditionally includes touching, stroking, leaning on or hugging trees.
During the session, a therapist leads guests through breathing and visualisation techniques to help them release anxieties, while they make direct contact with trees in private gardens. It’s believed this process of physically reconnecting with nature helps guests reap healing mental and physical health benefits.
The offering is completed with a two-hour mindfulness ritual and a light, healthy breakfast.
• Location: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Tremezzina, Italy
• Duration: Three hours
• Cost: €500 (US$578, £424)
photo: The Grand Hotel Tremezzo
ESPA designs holistic treatment series for One&Only
One&Only Resorts and ESPA have partnered to create Nature’s Resonance by ESPA to re-connect guests’ minds and bodies to the environment around them through binaural beats, soundscapes, nature and massage patterns.
“By harnessing the essence of each One&Only location, together we can deliver an unforgettable moment in some of the world’s most exceptional locations of natural beauty,” says Daniel Golby, general manager at ESPA.
The series is guided by the natural surroundings of each property and features three options: a 30-minute sound experience, a 60-minute body experience and a 90-minute face and body experience. The concept will be rolled out in South Africa, Mauritius and Mexico in 2022.
• Location: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives and One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE
• Duration: 30, 60 or 90 minutes
• Price: Starting cost, US$145 (€126, £107)
Guests can enjoy a 30-minute sound bath experience / photo: ESPA International
Chablé couples’ retreat taps authentic Mayan healing
Chablé Hotels’ latest couples retreat begins with a private consultation with the resort’s Abuela Ak’be – a spiritual guide – to understand the couple’s goals.
A traditional ceremony, complete with an energy-healing ritual is then performed, followed by a visit to a Mayan healing well.
Guided by the Abuela, the couple is ‘reborn’ in the waters before visiting a traditional Mexican sweat lodge for purification and connection. The Mexican retreat’s grand finale consist of a Couples’ Mayan Compress Massage using a traditional poultice filled with herbs, followed by an energy cleansing ritual incorporating crystals and sacred Mayan shells.
• Location: Chablé Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico
• Duration: Three days
• Price: US$2,445 (€2,109, £1,811) per couple
The guests are ‘reborn’ in the waters before visiting a Mexican sweat lodge
Vinotherapy and mud rituals inspire Four Seasons Napa Valley programming
The spa at Four Seasons Napa Valley in Calistoga has been inspired by the onsite vineyard and local Native American healing wisdom.
A signature treatment showcases the area’s mineral-rich mud during a detoxifying thermal mud ritual to nourish the skin. To prepare guests for the application, therapists begin with a grounding foot soak, an aura cleansing ritual using a sage-infused flower spritz and feather wisp, followed by a marine algae and salt scrub and the application of nourishing body balm from Italian beauty brand Seed to Skin. The treatment is completed with a restorative body and craniosacral massage.
• Location: Four Seasons Napa Valley, Calistoga
• Duration: 100 minutes
• Price: US$500 (€434, £372)
The retreat offers a detoxing thermal mud ritual to nourish the skin / photo: four seasons napa valley
|Originally published in Spa Business 2021 issue 4