Offers on a huge array of activities – whether its a spa break for 2, driving experience with a high-bred fast car or simply visiting a vineyard for a wine-tasting – MAD has it all. Click here to find out more.
Hotels in top capital cities and idyllic locations are usually prohibitiavely expensive – here at some that are boutique and offering a seasonal discount:
40% Off Leamington Pavilion, Barbados
For all of those travellers who wait until the last minute to book their summer vacation, Leamington Pavilion in Barbados is offering a 40% discount for travel between August 15th to September 20th, 2014! Travel must be completed within these dates.
Also, special “Early Bird Booking” discount of 15% for bookings before the 31st October 2014 for travel between January 8th to April 15th 2015.
Situated in meadows and woodland on the shores of Lake Worth in Southern Austria. This is a serious detoxing and weight-loss clinic. The spa offers Decleor-branded beauty and detox. The medical treatments include diet detox and exercise as well as alternative therapies such as reflexology and sound and light therapies. All treatments are tailor made. A two to three week stay is recommended. It is set in the midst of the Alps with 70 bedrooms.
Golfstrasse 2, 9082 Maria Worth Dellach
T. +43 4273 25110 www.golfhotel.at
If you love pristine beaches of fine yellow sand, gourmet food, fine wine and world-class spas then the Western Loire is a perfect destination if you want to splash out on a romantic weekend. Its also great for budget family holidays – eating out doesn’t need to be expensive – the area is also known for its crêpes and local cidre.
And its quick and easy to get to, particularly from the UK as the low-cost airlines fly to Nante.
The Western Loire is just below Brittany and includes unspolit coastline with ancient fishing ports such as Piriac-sur-Mer, Le Croisic and the mediaeval fortified town of Guérande, in the heart of ancient salt marshes. A unique local landmark of this area are the carrelets the huts on stilts in the seabed which are dotted along the coast and still used for fishing.
The local climate is mild year-round so its possible to walk on the beach under blue skies even in January.
One of the most popular spots is the upmarket seaside resort of La Baule, which has one of the best beaches in Europe – it’s huge and crescent-shaped and stretches for miles. It is also one of the cleanest – smoking is banned and after sundown every day the beach is cleaned. The town has a population of affluent retirees which is reflected in the quality of the shopping, the property market and restaurants where you can get the best local seafood and the finest Loire wines such as Muscadet
Fortunately the region is not yet on the radar of the holiday hoards and you can listen to the sound of the ocean and breathe in the fresh salty air in relative tranquility.
The salt marshes and wetlands around Guérand, for example, are protected and of great ornithalogical interest as they provide a refuge for many migrating species flying between Europe and Africa. There are guides at the Salt Museum who can take you through the marshes and point out the wildlife which you might otherwise miss.
The superior quality of the local salt which has unique minerals is why it is known as ‘white gold’ and also the reason this region is has world-class thalassotherapy treatments – where seawater is the main rejuvenating ingredient.
One of the other delightful aspects is that they actively encourage family participation in spa rituals. Many have dedicated babycare to give parents a break, programmes for new fathers to interact with babies and special programmes for young mothers.
This is all in addition to fitness programmes, weight loss, smoking cessation, physiotherapy, beauty, and cosmetic treatments which can be tailored to individual requirements with all the benefits of the latest techniques combined with the special properties of seawater. And there are always other activities such as golf and horse-riding nearby.
At the traditional fishing village of Pornic is the Alliance Pornic Resort Hotel & Thalassotherapy Centre. This is in a quiet and intimate setting next to the beach on the edge of a small village. The rooms are bright and light – designed for relaxing and most have sea views and balconies. You can also walk from your room to the thalassotherapy area. The restaurant, La Source, is designed like a ship and overlooks the large bay.
The spa is state-of-the art with a seawater indoor pool that is heated to 30oC. There is an aquatic trail with Jacuzzi, jet streams, cascade showers, bubble baths and bubble beds, a steam room, men and womens saunas, a fitness and gym room.
The spa has an exceptional menu of treatments that span European, Asian and Oriental traditions. As well as slimming and cellulite programmes. Surprisingly the resort only has three stars but it more like a five star.
The food here is excellent and you can walk off any excess by rambling along the nearby cliffs and beaches.
In La Baule, the Royal-Thalasso is a very different kind of hotel and spa experience. It is one of those really grande 19th century resort hotels, with red carpets, cabinets of glamorous clothes and jewellery and a top-hatted doorman.
Here you are in the centre of town, minutes from the beach and right next to the casino if you want to indulge.
The Spa again is impressive catering for parents who want to destress – they have male and female nannies for children. The area and care dedicated to the younger ones is phenomenal.
This is a great luxury hotel but it doesn’t stint on the family stuff.
From the moment of arrival, younger guests are given special attention with their very own welcome gift. In the room, they will find specially created bathroom amenities and, they also have their own menus at the restaurant and with room service. The hotel also has a Baby Club for smaller guests of 10 weeks to 5 years which is open daily
Other activities such as horse-riding, watersports, tennis and hiking are also available. And if you fancy a quick spin round the town – you can always hire a ‘Segway’ from the local tourist office. You can ride the pavements and terrorize the locals on this two wheeled electric transport device.
Dont miss: Restaurant Le Beau Rivage, Pornic – local fish specialities. www.restaurant-beaurivage.com
The mediaeval town of Guérande which overlooks the ancient salt marshes – the Pays Blanc and the Pays Noir are where peat can be found. For more than 1000 years the salt-panners have fashioned the mosaic of clay and water into a unique ecological site.
Visit the Salt Museum at Terre de Sel Pradel and buy the Guérande Gros Sel and Fleur de Sel – the salts prized by top chefs.
Crêperie La Salorge, Saille T +33 (0)2 4014 4419 – traditional creperie serving the local cidre;
Restaurant Le Gulf Stream, Plage Le Baule T: 33 (0)2 40 24 48 07 www.legulfstream.com
France Information Line: 09068 244 123 www.franceguide.com
Easyjet flies from London Stansted/Luton to Nantes. Bookings at www.easyjet.com
Pornic Resort Hotel Thalasso, Pornic T: 33 (0)2 40 64 01 80 www.thalassopornic.com
Royal-Thalasso Barrière, La Baule Reservations: + 33 (0)825 826 016 www.lucienbarriere.com
La Baule Tourist Office T + 33 (0)2 40243499
London: From Alpine shrine to urban boutique, theres nothing like a bit of R&R to boost mind and body. Savvy spas found within Preferred Hotel Group properties are combining bespoke treatments and ancient techniques with sumptuous surroundings to recharge and refresh.
Harness the healing powers of cutting-edge treatments by scheduling them into day-to-day life, or for the ultimate treat, take time out for a weekend spa escape.
Enjoy holistic healing at The Royal Garden Hotel, a detox at Excelsior Palace Hotel in timeless Rapallo, or a natural body peel guaranteed to make you glow at Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona. Let experienced professionals scrub away your stress, soothe your senses, and massage your muscles into a state of bliss. Whatever youre looking for, theres something to meet and exceed every weary damsels need.
Preferred Hotel Groups world-class spas offer top-to-toe pampering with the following treatments and packages:
Natural Escape– The K Club, Kildare, Ireland www.preferredhotels.com
Located just 40 minutes from Dublin and set amongst 550 acres of County Kildare countryside, this elegantly restored country house is a classic five-star rural retreat and the perfect location for a day of pampering. A hidden oasis of luxury, The K Spa uses natural extracts in its treatments to encourage the release and elimination of unwanted toxins.
Combat dehydration with the Citrus Detox Reviver Wrap. Rich in pink grapefruit, juniper, and rosemary, these ingredients flush out toxins and leave skin looking dewy and revived. Relieve stress and strengthen muscles with Aromatherapy Associates Renew Rose Indulgence Facial. More than just a facial, the treatment includes a back massage using a new rose essential oil.
Overnight it with The K Spa Detox Package, which includes accommodation in a superior room, Continental breakfast, Citrus Detox Reviver Wrap, aromatherapy facial and back massage.
Treatment prices: The Citrus Detox Reviver Wrap costs £112 / 120; The Aromatherapy Associates Renew Rose Indulgence Facial costs £136 / 145
Package prices start from £282 / 295 based on two people sharing a double room.
Glow like a Goddess – Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona, Spainwww.preferredhotels.com
Take time out from city hustle and bustle at the Majestic Hotel & Spa. Located on the Paseo de Gracina, in the heart of Barcelona, the hotel boasts 303 sumptuous rooms. Lunch at Bar Majestic and re-energize at the spa. Protect and perfect with oxygenating facials, manicures, pedicures, heat treatments, and relaxing massages using techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Get silky-smooth skin with the Crystal Honey treatment, a hydrating body peel using particles of crystallized honey which gently exfoliates, leaving your skin lustrous. Or, opt for the Ice Relax treatment after a long day on your feet. Using a refreshing gel of plant extracts to sooth tired legs and swollen ankles, this treatment rewards you with pretty party feet.
Treatment prices: The Crystal Honey treatment costs £92 / 97; The Ice Relax treatment costs £64 / 67
Package prices for a two-night stay in a classic room start from £323 / 338 based on two people sharing.
Heaven Scent – Royal Garden Hotel, London, England www.summithotels.com
Walk through the doors of the Royal Garden Hotel and leave worries behind. With its views of Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Royal Albert Hall, the setting will give you a serene perspective on life. The Soma Centre, the hotels holistic health centre, offers treatments with cosmetic and therapeutic benefits as well as yoga, pilates, kickboxing, and aerobics so you can have a total body experience.
Treat the senses with a tailor-made Aroma Prescription Massage using synergistically blended essential oils designed to naturally enhance and sooth the body. Whether you need calming and relaxing, stress and tension relief, a revitalising lift or a sleep inducing formula to cure insomnia, theres a remedy to suit all.
Treatment prices: The Aroma Prescription Massage starts from £40 / 41.
Package prices for a two-night stay in a standard room start from £418 / 399 based on single occupancy.
And for those looking for something further afield, try one of these experiential getaways
Hightail it to the Hills – Grand Hotel Eden, Lugano, Switzerland www.summithotels.com
Situated on the edge of Lake Lugano, with stunning views of the city and Paradiso Alps, the tranquil setting of the Grand Hotel Eden offers the perfect location to escape and unwind. Take time out at the new Eden Spa, which boasts a eucalyptus steam room, sauna and sundeck, perfectly positioned to relax by the lake or even take a dip during the summer season.
The Edens Pampering Break includes a two-night stay for two in a superior double room with lakeside view, breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, three course candle-lit dinner and two relaxing spa treatments. Try the Traditional Massage, to release stress and muscle tension or the Aromatic Beauty Touch, which uses an ancient Egyptian charming technique for deep relaxation.
Package prices start from £308 / CHF 488 per person, including city tax.
De-stress and Detox – Excelsior Palace Hotel, Rapallo, Italywww.preferredhotels.com
Relax and feel renewed at this glamorous Italian hotel overlooking the stunning Portofino Coast and Bay of Rapallo. Recently restored to turn-of-the-century splendour, the hotel boasts a panoramic swimming pool with sea view and an exclusive wellness centre. Book a getaway to this luxurious retreat and youll be sure to return home body beautiful.
Dine at the hotels restaurant, Lord Byron, where the day starts with a breakfast buffet featuring regional and low-calorie delicacies, relax at The Beach Club or head to The Beauty Spa Health and Fitness Club, tucked out of the way in a natural rock formation. Try The Enveloppement Starter Detox Treatment; a body mask rich in active ingredients derived from freeze-dried seaweed, mineral salts and trace elements. Further enhanced by an infusion rich in purifying ingredients, this treatment will energise from head to toe.
Treatment prices: The Enveloppement Starter Detox Treatment costs £76 / 80
Package prices for a two-night stay in a classic room start from £236/ 247 based on two people sharing.
About Preferred Hotel Group
Celebrating 40 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group is proud to be a global leader in the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance sales, marketing and technology solutions to more than 700 independent hotels and resorts in over 75 countries. Its family of brands represents a collection of the finest hotels in the world and include: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts www.PreferredHotels.com, Preferred Boutique www.PreferredBoutique.com, Summit Hotels & Resorts www.SummitHotels.com, Sterling Hotels (www.SterlingHotels.com) and Historic Hotels of America www.HistoricHotels.org. For more information please visit www.PreferredHotelGroup.com.
In Autumn 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred Residences a membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts that provide an exceptional level of service and amenities. Properties are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence on which the company has built its 40-year heritage in the hospitality industry. For more information please visit www.PreferredResidences.com.
London: Get a 10% discount on wonderful holidays to refresh the body, mind and soul in awe-inspiring locations.
For beginners and experienced riders, and even those who don’t want to ride! You can chose to ride by the sea, in the mountains and combine this experience with other activities such as spas (including Auyverdic treatments), yoga, skiing, golf, paragliding and rafting – just to name but a few of the activities!
Why not experience the Spanish Riding School in Vienna or riding on a beach in Adalucia? Experience Bulgaria or ride beautiful white Lipizzanas or stay in a Medieval Castle…
Please note that flights must be booked separately.
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London: Experience the latest health, beauty & well-being innovations all under one roof!
For the latest trends in health, beauty and well-being in 2008, why not book yourself and your best friend tickets for the ultimate girls day out, The Vitality Show with Muller ®? Jam-packed with lots of great brands, experiential show features and experts all under one roof, The Vitality Show is the must go event for women in the UK.
Brands such as Dermalogica, Benefit Cosmetics and Aveda will be showcasing the very latest innovations, products and ideas enabling women to get a sneak preview of whats hot and whats not for 2008. Not only a great shopping event, with loads of great brands all together the shows new experiential features include: The Happiness Theatre where visitors can attend happiness and friendship workshops; The Fitness Arena complete with trampolines for visitors to try out, free hair consultations and styling courtesy of the award winning Hobs Salon and the Luxury Beauty Hall; as well as the ever popular fabulous Fashion Catwalk.
World class experts will also be on hand to offer advice and insights across the world of health, beauty and well-being ensuring visitors to the show can pick up hot tips to take home and share with their friends.
The Vitality Show with Muller®, is Europes largest health, beauty and well-being show is back bigger and better than ever.
For a day packed with the latest and best in beauty, health and well-being, as well as inspirational advice, secrets, hints and tips from the experts, make The Vitality Show 2008 top of yours and your best friends diary!
Tickets to the show cost £17 on the door or £14 in advance. For further information visit the website www.thevitalityshow.co.uk or book your tickets by calling 0844 415 4416 (within the UK).
London: Sarah Noble is responsible for the creation of some of the most prestigious spas around the globe. Most recently she opened award-winning spas in Qatar for Four Seasons, in Mauritius and India for the Taj group, consulted for Mandara spas and The Ritz Hotel, London.
She is now an independent consultant; helping clincs and spas to maximise revenue and client loyalty by working directly with spas & clinic managers and training their teams. She was previously the Group Health & Wellness Director for Chiva Som destination Spa, recently voted again: Best Spa in The World.
Initially trained as an acupuncturist (a degree level training), Sarah is also qualified in massage counselling, nutrition, herbal medicine and allergy detection. With 15 years experience of hands-on client care, and of managing her own large multidisciplinary clinic, she has since then been a consultant advising on treatment and training standards and management strategy for clinics and spas. She recently completed a three-year term as Chairwoman of the British Complementary Medicine Association, (a 25,000 practitioner member organisation), with a seat on the Executive committee of the Parliamentary Advisory Group for Complementary Medicine,
At Anti-Ageing Conference London, Sarah, will advise on the latest developments for medical and aesthetics practitioners, as well as spa and salon owners who want to add value in their business. In her lecture The Art & science of Spa Success – How to open a holistic Spa; Integrating spa services into your clinic for profitability she will discuss how spa medicine is becoming a dynamic force with the power to change the healthcare landscape and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your business.
Participants will gain an understanding of what is known as integral spa medicine which will give them an insight into:
Enhancing their ability to see the whole, the parts and self as a whole and a part deepening the physician/patient/client relationship
Increase their options to communicate and act with colleagues, clients and others at multiple levels simultaneously with deeper impact
Strategically plan and move significantly beyond even current attempts in the medical spa arena variously known as cosmetic centers, “wellness centers,” and integrative medical facilities, operating from a platform much wider in its reach, more grounded in empirical research, and more effectively related to comprehensive models of advanced healing of body, mind and spirit
Become leaders in global healthcare transformation
Dr Deepak Chopra MD, founder of The Chopra Center in California, is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine.
Dr Chopra, the author of over 43 books, has transformed the understanding of the meaning of health, through his creation of The Chopra Center for Well Being in 1995, which established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions.
Chopra’s work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. Formerly the Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, Dr Chopra built a successful endocrinology practice in Boston in the 1980’s.
Chopra realised in his medical practice that there was potential in western medicine for the establishment of a new life-giving paradigm, one which encompassed the fundamental principle that perfect health is more than just the absence of disease. He began to envisage a medical system based upon the premise that health is a lively state of balance and integration of body, mind and spirit. He is widely credited with melding modern theories of quantum physics with the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures. In 1992, he served on the National Institutes of Health Ad Hoc Panel on Alternative Medicine.
The 3rd AACL, which is being held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London from the 15-17 September 2006 is the only forum in the UK where both professionals and lay persons can learn about the latest advances in medicine and science.
At AACL delegates will hear from scientists and physicians on the latest medical advances, including what some may consider controversial, to the proven and new treatments for the diseases of ageing, as well as cosmetic and dental health, optimum nutrition, skin health, hormones, mind/body health and the latest developments in stem cell treatments.
Among our international panel of speakers are Dr Jennifer Krup MD ABAAM, a hormone specialist who is HB Healths medical advisor; Dentist Brian Halvorsen BDS. LDS. RCS. FRSH, renowned for his work on toxicity problems in dentistry and holistic dental care; nutritionist and author Patrick Holford, who has examined the role diet plays in ageing; and Dr Bill Cham PhD, whose research into the use of plant extracts in skin cancer remission has produced new treatments for this disease.
Other speakers who have driven the global debate on anti-ageing medicine include Dr Robert Goldman, Chairman, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Dr Ronald Klatz, Founding President, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; Professor Imre Zs-Nagy, Professor John Ionescu and Dr Michael Klentze.
Delegates receive the following:
A high-quality bound conference manual including speaker presentations and biographical materials
Buffet lunch on all three days
Refreshments including cocktail reception
The opportunity to see the latest anti-ageing products in the exhibition area
This prestigious scientific event will be introduced by Heather Bird-Tchenguiz MBA, Chairperson, AACL; Founder and President of HB Health; Director of the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; Board Member, European Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and Director, British Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine.
The speaker programme for Anti-Ageing London 2006 is as follows:
Friday, 15 September Regenerative and Preventative Medicine
Heather Bird-Tchenguiz MBA – Welcome
Dr Marco Traub PhD / Ms Rosie Graham – Introduction
Prof Shimon Slavin – Stem cells for treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases and for tissue repair
Prof Larry Benowitz – Prospectives on stem cell differentiation in neuro surgery
Prof Geoffrey Raisman – Clinical application of olfactory cells in spinal cord injury
Prof David Naor PhD – Involvement of CD 44 in stem cell differentiation
Prof Stefan Krauss PhD – Forbrain development and neural stem cells
Dr Antigoni Ekonomou – Stem Cell Applications for Nervous System Repair
Prof Dame Julia Polak – Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Prof Michal Schwartz – Autoimmunity, microglia, adult stem cells, neurogenesis, and neurodegenerative diseases
Prof Tomas Ekstrom – Epigentics principles
Dr Miomir Knecevic – Commercialisation of stem cell research
Dr Ralf R. Tönjes – Stem Cell signatures as a tool for quality control of Innovative medical products
Andreas Junge MBA – Medical Knowledge on the Internet – Patient-Related Information-Major Mistakes and Recent Problems
EU Politics –
Dr Marco Traub PhD – Stem cell application, affordable medicine or break down for the public health care system -Concluding Remarks
Saturday, 16 September
Heather Bird-Tchenguiz MBA – Welcome
Professor Dr Imre Zs-Nazy: Theoretical Relationships Between the Human Growth Hormone (hGH) Replacement Therapy and the Membrane Hypothesis of Aging (MHA)
Dr Ben Pfeifer MD Ph.D: Phytonutrient-Therapy and Immune System Support for Patients with Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer
Dr Mark A Babizayev PhD : Human Cataracts the role of Lipid Peroxidation and the efficacy of N-acetylcarnosine as a treatment
Dr Alex Collie PhD : Measuring your cognitive age.
Dr Jennifer Krup MD ABAAM: HRT in Women : Questions. answers and more questions
Dr Brian Halvosen BDS LDS, RCS. FRSH: Holistic Dentistry with emphasis on Chelation and Preventative Health.
Dr Robert Goldman MD PhD FAASP DO FAOASM: Maximum Human Performance with Anti-Aging Therapeutics
Prof Dr Alfred Wolf: Chronic stress,burn-out and CFS, A new insight and preventive options
Sarah Noble Lic.Ac, MBAcC, MIMgt, MInstD: The Art & science of Spa Success – How to open a holistic Spa; Integrating spa services into your clinic for profitability
Patrick Holford BSc DipION FBant- 5 Proven Alzheimer’s Prevention Steps
Prof Giovanni Scapagnini MD PhD – Wine Road to Longevity:all the anti-ageing properties of red wine
Sunday, 17 September
Dr Deepak Chopra – The Soul of Healing
Dr Julian Kenyon MD :Photodynamic and Sonodynamic Therapy – An Important adjunct to Anti-Ageing Strategies
Dr John G Ionescu PhD: New Strategies to Slow Down the Photoaging of Human Skin
Dr Paul Clayton: Alzheimers Disease: Pharmaco-nutritional strategies to maintain the ageing brain
Dr Bill Cham PhD :Advances in the eradication of skin cancer
Dr Michael Klentze MD PhD ABAAM: New approaches for safe male hormone therapy.
Dr Eric Braverman, MD: Subclinical Hyperparathyroidism: A precursor of Osteoporosis and Dementia
Dr Ron Klatz MD: Closing remarks including New horizons for the clinical specialty of Anti-Aging Medicine: The Future with Biomedical Technologies.
The programme may be subject to change
Full details of the speaker programme and speaker biographies can be viewed at < a href="http://www.antiageingconference.com">www.antiageingconference.com
There are various categories of registration for this event:
Full registration £350;
Day 1 £200;
Day 2 £200;
Day 3 £200.
Book on-line on the registration page at www.antiageingconference Membership of certain medical societies may qualify for a discount. Further information may also be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +44 (0)20 75816962
The events sponsors and supporters include HB Health, the British Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine; the European Society of Anti-Aging Medicine; the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Trans European Stem Cell Therapy Consortium.
Anti Ageing Conference London
PO Box 50622
London SW6 2YP
Tel : +44 (0) 20 7581 6962
Fax : +44 (0) 20 7589 1273
Point Raititi, B.P. 1, Nunue, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia
T. 689 604 460 Fax: (689) 604 466
Hotel Bora Bora sits on the edge of a turquoise lagoon nestled beneath the lush green volcanic peaks of Mount Otemanu. There are three beaches and a barrier reef offering a variety of colourful marine life. Enjoy a Honeymoon Escape.
There are a variety of different massage therapies including Swedish and Indian. Western massage is aimed at
releasing knots in the muscles while Eastern therapies use accupressure points. Helps to ease muscular aches and pains and stress.
British Massage Therapy Council
65a Adelphi Street
Preston, Lancashire PR1 7BH. UK
Tel:++ 44 (0)1772 881063
ONE SPA – EDINBURGH
This is an award-winning luxury spa inside a leading hotel. It has an amazing thermal suite with a dozen hot and cold experiences. A visit to the “rock sauna” is followed by a cold peppermint-infused cold shower. There is a rooftop hydrotherapy pool from where you look over the nearby Pentland Hills and a state-of-the-art gym.
One Spa, The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 8 Conference Square, Edinburgh EH3 8AN
T: + 44(0)131 221 7777; www.one-spa.com
T:+91 294 243 3300; www.oberoihotels.com
The resort has two large swimming pools which are heated in winter, a gymnasium, boutique and a library with a selection of music and DVDs. Private excursions and cruises on the lake can be organised by the hotel. The spa, managed by Banyan Tree, offers holistic treatments and therapies to pamper and revitalise mind and body using holistic therapies and massages combining the best of East and West. Massages, facials and body beautification methods use ancient Ayurveda and aromatherapy as well as Thai and western techniques designed to relieve stress as well as create a sense of wellbeing. The spa has a private pool and individual therapy suites with views of Lake Pichola, the Aravali mountains and City Palace. Each of the eight suites has its own steam sauna and Victorian style bathtub. The gym and hair salon are located around a central domed foyer with a marble fountain.
PO Box 22, 240 Grindgavik, Blaa Ionio
T: +354 420 8800; www.bluelagoon.is
In south west Iceland next to geothermal beaches, the spa offers the latest treatments using mineral-rich seawater to cleanse and nourish. The water is particularly good for skin conditions and there is a clinic for the treatment of psoriasis. The restaurant serves and international menu using fresh local ingredients.
T:+36 94 558 500;www.danubiusgroup.com/buk
A modern hotel which has an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, squash, cycling, horseriding, shooting, volleyball and basketball. Treatments include balneotherapy and mud with several complementary therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture and massage.
Hotel Royal-Thalasso Barriere, 6 Avenue Pierre Loti, 44504 La Baule
T: +33 2 40 11 48 48
The Royal-Thalasso Barrière is a “temple” of health and fitness, set in the heart of a garden surrounded by century-old pine trees. Facing the sea, this hotel is a haven of peace, perfect for relaxing and recuperating.
The spa which specialies in thalassotheraphy, is in an airy wood and glass building that optimises natural light and has a gym. There is a 45-hole golf course nearby. Treatments: the MediMer Anti-Ageing Cure, aromatheraphy, reflexology, shiatsu, anti-smoking, slimming, arthritis. The inhouse team of specialists includes physicians, physiotherapists, osteopaths, dieticians and hydrotherapists. Makeovers are a speciality with a make-up artists, hairdresser and style consultant.
Rue Charles Dubois 87, B-1342 Limelette,Belgium
Tel: +32 10 42 19 99
Chateau de Limelette is a 19th century hotel in Anglo-Norman in style, surrounded by a park with flower gardens, a waterfall, fountains, outdoor pool and gym. It has Belgium’s largest marine balneotherapy centre. Golf, tennis, squash, mountain-biking and clay pigeon shooting. Surrounded by a park of 3 hectares and a garden full of flowers, cascades and fountains, the hotel lies only 20 minutes away from Brussels and its international airport.
There are osteopaths, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists and beauty advisors. Treatments include a large variety of baths – almicronised algae, seawater, mineral salts, hot and cold; Thai and Tao massages. The restaurant has both gourmet and low-fat food.
PO Box 3351 Denpasar 80033
T. + 62361730361
F. + 62361730791
The Oberoi, Bali is located on Seminyak beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, on the south west coast of Bali, Indonesia. The resort is 9 kilometers north from Balis Ngurah Rai international Airport and 15 kilometers from Denpasar city, the capital of Bali province. The Oberoi Bali is set amidst fifteen acres of tranquil gardens, recreating a traditional village, the hotel reflects the romance, serenity and timeless beauty of the island.
The Oberoi is a private paradise village of thatched Lanais and Villas set in beautiful tropical gardens along a 500-metre stretch of golden sand. Secluded and peaceful, with charming and endlessly obliging staff, this resort really is an enchanting escape from the cares of everyday life.
Fifteen Luxury villas and sixty Lanais are all designed in traditional Balinese style, but inside guests find that every imaginable 21st century comfort has been provided. At night, subtle lighting transforms the pools and gardens into scenes worthy of a fairytale romance. The standard of Oberoi service is legendary worldwide, and here in Bali it really makes the quality of your stay come alive.
Three restaurants provide a choice of international and Balinese fare and impeccable service. The Health Club, Gym and the Oberoi Spa and Beauty Salon take good care of the rest of your body.
Although totally secluded, the resort is just 35 minutes from the bustle of shopping centres and nightlife. The nearest airport is at Ngurah Rai, 15kms away. Most major airlines fly directly to Bali.Your comfort, your privacy, your enjoyment and your peace are the aim of this resort and everyone here takes the utmost pride in ensuring that you leave happy and relaxed.
There are eighteen Moorish-style villas with private sunbathing areas and patio/balcony overlooking the sea and set in landscaped tropical gardens with palms. Insulated from the outside world, yet only minutes by air or motor launch from St. Maarten, Cap Juluca is a private self-contained resort along two miles of some of the best pristine white-sand beaches in the Caribbean.
Cap Juluca has an array of entertainment amenities, including a fully equipped fitness centre and outdoor activities such as aqua golf driving range, bunker and putting green, croquet lawn, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a library, tennis courts with a full-time resident pro, and water sports, including snorkeling, wind surfing, water skiing, and sailing.
The spa has only two treatment rooms but you can also have these in your own room. A number of alternative therapies are also available such as reiki, shiatsu and yoga. Personal and circuit training can also be arranged.
T: +1 264 497 6666; www.capjuluca.com
Hotel Roc Blanc, Escaldes, Andorra
The Thermal centre at Hotel Roc Blanc Andorra features thermal waters appropriated for therapy treatments. The Thermal Centre equipment was renovated in 2001. Treatments include: beauty, health, relax, and antiageing.
Facilities at the thermal Centre includes: natural spring hot swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, gym, UVA rays and massage.
More information at www.andorrahotelrocblanc.com