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New programmes address both staff and guest mental wellbeing Italian destination spa and hotel, Preidlhof, has reopened with new measures to support guests in dealing with any trauma resulting from months of lockdown. The spa team has undergone intensified training with spa director Patrizia Bortolin, in conjunction with a professor of psychology, to prepare therapists for all the potential psycho-dynamics, attitudes, fears and reactions guests may have. Bortolin says: “This will help them understand how to welcome, help and transform what is in the heart, body and mind of our guests after the global lockdown.” In addition, the resort is offering dedicated sessions with a trauma-healing specialist and will work with guests to

Bortolin uses psycho-aromatherapy in her approach

reduce psychophysical stress through heart rate analysis, psycho-aromatherapy, laughter yoga and forest bathing. In a similar move, Mandarin Oriental has created a four-week course for colleagues across its 60 spas to boost their mental wellness. The course is split into four modules: body, mind and character; managing stress mindfully; self-compassion

and loving-kindness; and bringing strength to personal missions. Group spa director Jeremy McCarthy says it’s “designed to help our colleagues physically and emotionally… to help them come back at their best, ready to be of service to others.” Mandarin Oriental is now working on developing a similar course for guests. ●●Read more: http://lei.sr/i1q4U ●●http://lei.sr/3H0a4

The two-night, complimentary packages are a ‘thank you’ to medical staff Aromatherapy Associates has developed a guestroom kit for its hotel spa partners

Spa experiences delivered in hotel rooms

been crafted to ensure that hotel guests who are nervous about Aromatherapy venturing into the Associates has spa are still able to launched four experience the luxury touchless In-Room of a professional Wellbeing Experience wellbeing experience. Christina Salcedas kits for its hotel “We know our spas spa partners to offer. have done a magnificent The kits feature five products, job at ensuring their guests feel safe presented alongside a beverage and to return through their doors,” says digital how-to guides recorded by Christina Salcedas, global director therapists, so guests can administer of education and wellbeing, “but we their own treatment in their own also understand there may be a few space along with a wellbeing guide who are still reluctant to venture to continue the treatment at home. as far as the spa. So, these In-Room Treatments, focused on sleep, Experiences are a natural progression calm/de-stress, recharge/revive and in our spa treatment portfolio.” a chance to ground/restore, have ●●Read more: http://lei.sr/3U9Q2

‘Heal the healers’ at Sensei Hawaii Hawaiian community organisation, Pulama Lanai, is gifting a limited number of wellness retreats to healthcare professionals at Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort, on the island of Lāna‘i. The Heroes Relaxation Retreat packages are designed to thank Hawaiian medical staff putting their lives at risk to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. They include a two-night stay, chartered flights, leisure activities and a US$600 (£485, €536) voucher to spend on wellbeing experiences or a deep dive into either performance psychology, nutrition, yoga, fitness or meditation. Sensei, the wellness brand owned by tech billionaire, Larry Ellison, launched in November 2019 and is the first initiative under the recently launched Sensei Well - Being brand (see SB19/4 p20). ●●Read more: http://lei.sr/R9K8s spabusiness.com issue 3 2020 25

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Spa Business issue 3 2020  

Spa Business issue 3 2020