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Peninsula Hot Springs to open a second geothermal bathing oasis in southern Australia



Australian hot springs operator Peninsula Hot Springs (PHS) has announced plans to open a new destination in the lakeside town of Metung, in southern Australia. Charles Davidson PHS’ founder and creative director Charles Davidson has partnered with local tourism operators Adrian and Rachel Bromage to realise Metung Hot Springs. Metung used to be a major hot springs attraction famed for its mineral-rich geothermal water, but closed to the public in 1992. The new multifaceted facility will feature a glamping village, thermal pools, sauna, plunge pools, dome day lounges and walking trails. There will also be a hot springs bathing facility, day spa, thermal bathing facilities and relaxation areas added to the existing King Cove Golf Club, creating Australia’s first hot springs golf course. In addition, Metung Hot Springs will include a bathing valley, hotel, wellness centre and marina with pools and saunas with direct views over Lake King.


Metung Hot Springs will be built in a phased approach

The ocean-fronted retreat is famed for its spa

Cecilia Hercik named Sea Island’s new spa and wellness director The Spa at Sea Island in Georgia, US, is under new leadership, with Cecilia Hercik who has been appointed as the new spa and wellness director. Hercik explained that her new position involves bringing the most innovative spa and wellness treatments to the 65,000sq ft spa and fitness facility, while incorporating the unique aspects of the host culture and island community in an authentic and respectful manner. “The energy of this magical place makes Sea Island an ideal place for living in the moment and reconnecting with nature,” she said. “I’m privileged to join a masterful spa team that has

Cecilia Hercik

an incredible reputation and impressive achievements.” Hercik’s career in the spa industry has spanned 25 years and included corporate spa roles at Miraval, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Aveda-Neill and WTS International. In 2013, Hercik drew on her breadth of international and national experience and launched her own spa and wellness consultancy called C Spa Consulting. More:


Sha debuts new programme to support Long-COVID recovery

The package starts at €2,600 for seven days

Sha Wellness Clinic’s latest programme targets those suffering with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 – a syndrome clinically referred to as Long-COVID. The retreat at Sha’s flagship site in Spain is designed to treat persistent symptoms and help guests return to full health. As the virus affects everyone differently, the package takes an integrated approach and is coordinated by multiple specialists. Participants pay a baseline fee of €2,600 (US$3,141, £2,257) for seven days, which includes an initial health assessment by an internal medicine specialist and diagnostic testing to determine biological damage caused by COVID-19.

Guests also receive nutritional profiling and support, free access to Sha’s activity schedule and a moxibustion session or Chinese medicine consultation and acupuncture. Following the initial assessment, the medical team prescribes guests with a tailored treatment package – for an additional fee – which best addresses their individual long-term effects. These include: thrombosis, urological issues, cognitive impairment, heart disorders, long-term psychological effects, immune deficiencies, respiratory problems and musculoskeletal issues. More: issue 2 2021 35