Guests pay US$25 for an extra 30 minutes in the sensory rooms
Spa suites dedicated to the senses in Dubai
Sessions can include an Aura-Soma massage to balance chakras
Colour therapy at Four Seasons Vietnam International colour colour bottles – combining and massage teacher essential oils and crystals Tricia Sharkey will – which each have a be helping guests to special meaning and “explore harmony, are applied to a specific health and healing” area of the body. through colour as part Sharkey says: “Colour Tricia Sharkey of a Visiting Masters has been proven to be programme at Four Seasons a most effective emotional Vietnam in June. They can choose enhancer, like golden sunlight on a from over 100 Aura-Soma dual cloudy day. It helps you feel better about your situation, and even more, it helps give you insights, Heart of the Earth motivation and creative solutions.” Spa, Four Seasons Resort She can talk guests through the The Nam Hai, Vietnam colour in more depth if interested 60 minute Chakra and also combine the consultation Balance Massage with with a chakra balancing massage. Aura-Soma oils Additional Visiting Masters highlights include sixth sense VND5,300,000 readings and yoga, music and (US$228, €203, £176) healing vibration workshops.
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Italy Five nights €2,500 (US$2,801, £2,162)
The programme is based on 17 TCM treatments and sessions
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Treatment suites focused on different senses are available at Six Senses Spa Dubai in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. In the Sound Suite, guests lie on a So-Sound Legato Healing Lounger where healing vibrations resonate through the body to release muscle tension, improve circulation and blood pressure and encourage relaxing brainwaves. It’s been described as “lying in your very own Tibetan singing bowl… Rather than just hearing with your ears, you’re now listening with your Six Senses Spa, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai 30 minute add on for treatments AED90 (US$25, €22, £19)
Tactile living walls in the Touch Suite whole body.” There’s also an interactive hanging chime feature, and a steam shower and sauna where guests can choose either relaxing or reenergising music. Features in the other rooms include a living moss wall and a floatation pod for a feeling of total weightlessness in the Touch Suite; and circadian lamps, beautiful image projections and a light pollution mask in the Sight Suite. Any spa treatment can be enjoyed in the suites and an extra 30 minutes will be added for the sensory experience. A range of rituals to further heighten the senses have been created for the specialist rooms.
Lefay launches stress-busting programme Leading Italian spa resort Lefay has revealed a five night stressbusting programme based on 17 treatments and sessions. “Detoxing from stress is as important as any health detox,” it says. “Prolonged stress causes chemicals in the body to build up, creating symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, skin problems, digestive issues, depression and joint pain.” The Recovery of Original Energy programme combines Lefay’s classical
Chinese medicine approach with neuroscience – where doctors monitor the effectiveness of treatments on stress, through heart rate variability. Acupuncture points are stimulated and energy flow is boosted with multiple tui na, moxibustion, reflexology and qi gong sessions. There’s also La Quiete, a new massage for 2019, which uses slow movements with medium pressure that builds to release muscle tension and promote deep relaxation. ●