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Talise Spa Exclusive Membership at Burj Al Arab From the moment you arrive, you will enjoy the luxury and space that only Burj Al Arab can offer. Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf, Talise Spa is the ultimate destination to luxuriate, relax and rejuvenate in a private health and fitness venue. The Spa offers complete seclusion in separate male and female facilities, both with separate indoor infinity pools overlooking the Dubai skyline, Jacuzzis and 14 treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools. Additional facilities include a squash court, a fitness centre with aerobic facilities, advanced cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. 2

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06 - Editors Note

Wellbeing 08 - 2014 Global Wellness Summit The must attend annual spa event

12 - Dheverana Spa A closer look

Treatment of the month 16 - Thalassotherapy

Product Focus 20 - Anti-aging and anti cellulite Luxe Spa selects products to take note of 4

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24-Mommy to be? Luxe Spa gives insight on how to spa when pregnant

Skin 28 - Affects of sun on the skin And how to look after it when spending time outdoors

LUXE Focus 34 - Interview with Manager Francesca Speroni Spa manager from Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa shares with us the spas success story

Travel Feature 42 - Best destination Spas around the world 56 - Editors Pick- 36.5째 Wellbeing & Thermal Spa at The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz LUXE SPA

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EDITORS NOTE SPA A N D S K I N CARE

This month LuxeSpa encourage our readers to focus their skin rituals on anti-aging. In this issue we challenge you to change your skin rituals and stay sun savvy (pg 28). Our Products Focus section (p20) is inspiring with a selection of handpicked products fighting cellulite. We head for Italy to find out what makes The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast unique & how they stay competitive (Pg 34). In our Travel Feature section we bring you a selection of destination spas leaving you inspired to pack your travel bags & head-off to one of these beautiful places. We hope you enjoy this issue! To advertise email us on info@luxespaonlinemag.com

GIVE AWAY Stand A Chance to win this fabulous Hamper by Peninsula Spa at the Peninsula Hong Kong:

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To Enter: Email Your Name and address to info@luxespaonlinemag.com with Peninsula Spa Hong Kong In the Subject Line

Simply Peninsula Spa CD 50 ml ESPA Soothing bath Oil – with Sandalwood and Frankincense to deeply relax and help to induce sleep 50 ml ESPA Soothing body Oil – To soothe and de-stress body and mind 50 ml ESPA Body Silk Spray – with pomegranate and Inca Inchi oil to give the skin a beautiful sheen and radiant glow ESPA Regenerating Candle Lifestage Stage release Moisturiser – with the latest in encapsulation technology to ensure a steady release of ingredients. HK$1,000 Spa gift Certificate

Compitition closes 30 AUGUST 2013, winners will be randomly selected by a draw and will be contacted via email. T’S&C’S apply.

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2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit- Marrakesh, Morocco On September the 10th through to the 12th the eighth annual global spa and wellness summit will be held at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech in Morocco. This even is a prestigious gathering off leaders in the wellness travel and spa industries. “Morocco is a splendid setting for the 2014 Summit. It has a rich history as a wellbeing destination with an age-old tradition of beauty, relaxation and body care. Equally impressive is the country’s commitment to, and investment in, wellness tourism.” Said GSWS Chairman and CEO Susie Ellis. The theme of the 2014 GSWS is Fast Forward - with an agenda intensely focused on the FUTURE.  “This year, the Summit is hitting the Fast Forward button,” Susie Ellis mentioned,. “Our agenda and keynote speakers will be focused on looking closely and creatively at the future of spa and wellness, from new technologies that will transform our businesses and the way wellness gets delivered; to the future of design; to exploring the latest in brain science and its implications; to the next wave in retailing; to presenting crucial, new research that will illuminate and shape our industry’s future path.” The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an international organization representing senior and leaders executives and from over 40 countries around the world, joined by a common interest in driving economic development and understanding of the spa and wellness industries. Each year the organization hosts an annual event, held in a different country, that attracts top industry decision-makers and visionaries from diverse sectors, including hospitality, tourism, spa, health and wellness, beauty, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing, technology and consulting. For more information regarding the summit click Here

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DHEVERANA Spa

Founded in Bangkok, Thailand in 2000, Devarana Spa, the luxurious Thai-inspired spa chain and part of the internationally reputed Dusit International Group, was established to delivering “outstanding spa services” at selected five-star hotels. “Devarana” (pronounced tewa-run) comes from Thai-Sanskrit, meaning “garden in heaven”. It dates back to ancient Thai literature, called “ Tribhumphraruang “ also known as “Traibhumikatha”, written by Phraya Lithai. In this literary work, the writer described this particular garden as situated at heaven’s gate, surrounded by gardens and ponds, with a heavenly scent and a nurturing environment. From the beginning, Devarana has grown from strength to strength with spas located at five-star deluxe hotels, including Dusit Thani Bangkok; Dusit Thani Pattaya; Dusit Thani Hua Hin; Dusit D2 chiang mai; Dusit Thani Manila, Philippines, and Dusit Thani Maldives plus a number of exciting projects in Hainan, China, New Delhi, India and the New Cairo district of Egypt. With an emphasis on pampering and wellness, “East meets West” Thai health and beauty practices have been sourced from age-old therapies and updated with modern knowledge to pamper and revitalise guests. Visit their website: www.devaranaspa.com

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2014 Membership offer: Annual Membership Fee 2014 Individual THB 15,000 Couple THB 25,000 Membership Complimentary Voucher

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2 complimentary for 90-minute Devarana Massage 2 complimentary for 60-minute Swedish Massage 1 complimentary for 60-minute Aromatic Facial 1 complimentary for 60-minute Body Scrub 1 Birthday voucher for 90-minute Devarana Massage

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30% discount on a la carte treatment 15% discount for accompanying guests 10% discount for spa packages 10% discount on Devarana retail products 10% discount on gift voucher purchased (exclude package)

Membership Previlege Dusit Thani Bangkok (Tel. 0 2200 9000) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates • 10% discount on F&B : Benjarong, D’Sens, Hamilton’s Steak House, il cielo, MyBar, The Mayflower, The Pavilion and Thien Duong • 20% discount on DFiT Membership Fee Dusit Thani Pattaya (Tel. 0 3842 5611-9) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates • 10% discount on F&B : Cascade Restaurant, The Bay and The Peak Dusit Thani Hua Hin (Tel. 0 3252 0009) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates • 10% discount on F&B Ban Benjarong, Rim Talay Bar & Grill, • VIP Premium Program THB 40,000 • San Macro and The Restaurant

Membership Previlege DusitD2 chiang mai (Tel. 0 5399 9999) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates • 10% discount on F&B : Moxie Dusit Thani Manila (Tel: +63 2 238 8888) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates - 10% discount on F&B : Basix, Benjarong, • Fiesta San Miguel, Tosca and Umu • 20% discount on DFiT Membership Fee Dusit Thani Maldives (Tel: +960 660 8888) • 10% discount on Dusit Best Available Rates • 10% discount on F&B : The Market, Sea Grill and Benjarong

For hotel reservation, please contact

Dusit Central Reservation Dusit easy booking 1699 (within Thailand) Tel: 0 2636 3333 / E-mail: booking@dusit.com

VIP Premium Program THB 40,000 A holder of this open account is entitled to: • 30% discount on a la carte treatment • 10% discount on Devarana retail products • 10% discount on gift voucher purchased (exclude package) • Extra 15-minute for treatment time • Extra 15-minute for changing time • Room upgrading (subject to availability) • Card is transferable and can be used at all Spas in Thailand • Card is valid for 6 months

Gift Voucher / Gift Certificate An idea gift for yourself and the one you love. • 10% discont on 10-14 vouchers • 15% discount on 15 vouchers and above • Value from THB 1,000; 2,000; 3,000 or combined values

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Duniye Spa at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Maldives The   Maldives   welcome   you   to   a   tropical   paradise   with   palm   trees,   sparkling   white   beaches,   turquoise   lagoons,   clear   warm   water   and   coral   reefs   teaming   with   abundant   marine   life.   Where   else   can   you   unwind,   relax   and   enjoy   the   healing  touch  of  our  expert  therapists,  while  you  watch  the  colorful  underwater   life  beneath  you.    

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RESTORE YOUR SUMMER GLOW As the weather begins to heat up, the sun can damage our parched skin. YHI Spa has created a special range of Vitamin C infused rituals that protects the skin from free radicals which we develop due to excessive exposure to the sun. Allow your skin to be quenched with this powerful anti-oxidant that will leave your skin glowing and refreshed all throughout summer. To book your treatment, please call 04 376 7475 or email yhi.spa.dubai@melia.com Facebook/MeliaDubai www.melia-dubai.com

Located 5 minutes from World Trade Centre, 23 Kuwait Street, Port Rashid, Dubai

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Thalassotherapy - is the therapeutic use of seawater, marine algae and marine mud in various body treatments. It incorporates the use of warm seawater with its living organisms to reload the body with minerals and trace elements which are absorbed through the skin by the process of osmosis. Treatments are taken to prevent and improve specific conditions especially in the locomotive, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as in the skin itself. A Thalassotherapy Pool is heated to approximately to 31 degrees, the perfect temperature for the human body to absorb all the minerals found in seawater. While in a seawater pool your body undergoes an exchange where it eliminates toxins such as urea and lactic acid and absorbs the marine nutrients in the seawater. The benefits to ones own body are numerous, the heart rhythm is reduced, the cardiac strength and the pulmonary capacity are improved as well as the peripheral circulation.  As seawater is so dense it puts some pressure on the human body as it moves around and so it can improve blood circulation add in the jets and pumps in a Thalassotherapy pool and you can further increase circulation and also reduce pain. Most Thalassotherapy Centres also offers specific programs such as weight loss, anticellulite, anti-stress, leg fatigue as well as holistic and cosmetic treatments. We recommend you visit the following spas: Ayana Resort & Spa +62-361-702222 | reservation@ayanaresort.com Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa +34 928 160 961 | fuerteventura.uspa@barcelo.com Masseria San Domenico - Spa-Thalasso & Golf +39 080 4827769- info@masseriasandomenico.com

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PRODUCT FOCUS Anti-aging and anti cellulite Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control Clarins breaks the vicious cellulite cycle with the first slimming treatment that prevents and corrects the appearance of cellulite at every level. Targets cellulite before it starts— visibly smoothing hips, buttocks and thighs for a slimmer, beach-chic shape. Combine with a healthy lifestyle, and Clarins’ proven Self-Massage Body Contouring Method, for results so scientifically-advanced, there are four patents pending. www.clarinsusa.com

Phytomer CELLULI ATTACK The intensive targeted treatment for stubborn areas takes drastic action: cellulite, “orange peel skin,” stubborn fat: half as visible in 1 month*. Its secret: the perfect dose of the best contouring ingredients coupled with an ultra-smoothing benchmark AHA in 1 single bottle. www.phytomer.fr

Sisley PHYTO-SVELT GLOBAL Phyto-Svelt Global is an intensive contouring skincare product providing comprehensive action on curves and stubborn cellulite. A unique combination of plant-based active ingredients for targeted effectiveness and visible results: cellulite deposits are smoothed and the skin is firmer.  The hips, thighs, and stomach are visibly contoured, the body looks as if it has been resculpted, and the silhouette is more svelte. Phyto-Svelt Global is a fine, fresh, and silky emulsion that is quickly absorbed, allowing you to get dress soon after application. As soon as it is applied, it creates a sense of freshness and well-being, leaving legs feeling lighter. The body appears as if it has been resculpted, the silhouette is more svelte. www.sisley-paris.com

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Thalgo High Performance Firming Cream This cream helps to firm the deeper layers of the skin. The Sculpt Active technology, highly enriched with some of the most innovative retexturising and firming ingredients, helps combat the appearance of skin slackening. The figure looks redefined, visibly re-sculpted and reshaped. www.thalgo.co.uk

Decleor Excellence De L’Age Youth Revealing Body Cream This anti-ageing body moisturiser consists of Essential Oils and Plant Oils that contain firming and nourishing properties. This anti-ageing cream reveals the body”s youth for triple effectiveness: The skin immediately recovers comfort and suppleness. The youthfulness of the body is maintained and revealed. 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Mask 50ml As we age, Collagen and Elastin degenerate within the skin, resulting in deep wrinkles and the loss of firmness and elasticity. This luxurious cream mask combines the power of Quartz with Padina Pavonica, adaptogenic Noni, Moringa and Argan Tree Oil to instantly uplift and hydrate the skin, minimising the signs of ageing for a more youthful, firmer appearance.  www.elemis.com

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Complete anti-aging HSR Ž de luxe – instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and combats all signs of skin aging. BABOR South Africa P.O. Box 78 49 71 | Sandton, 2146 | South Africa Tel: 011 467 0110 | www.babor.co.za LUXE SPA

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Visiting a spa when pregnant When is the best time during your pregnancy to go to the Spa? Its recommended to wait until your second trimester. What are the benefits of pregnant mothers when going in for Spa Treatments? It reduces tension and pain associated with hormonal changes and weight gain. It reduces back pain and promotes better sleep. It reduces labour and neonatal complications. It reduces postpartum depression occurring especially in woman who experience depression during pregnancy. When should pregnant woman avoid the Spa? Woman should avoid any treatments should they have been diagnosed with any of the below: • During High Risk Pregnancy • Deep vein Thrombosis • Abnormal Water retention • Pre- Eclampsia

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What Treatments to avoid? Its recommended to avoid heat treatments such as Saunas, Hot Springs, Tanning Bed and Jacuzzis as raising your temperature can have a adverse effect on your circulation of blood and nutrients to your baby.

BODY AND BUMP - 1 hour and 30 minutes This luxurious massage for the mothers-to-be uses rose scented oils and body balms to deeply nourish the skin, aiding the prevention of stretch marks and soothing fluid retention. The treatment ends with a hydrating facial and hair mask.

Also avoid massages where aromatherapy oils are used as some can be harmful during pregnancy.

MELLOW MUMMY - 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes This massage uses the healing benefits of rose oil to balance hormones and even emotions, and rejuvenate the skin. The techniques used are designed to improve lymphatic drainage and help reduce swelling and discomfort.

Manicures and pedicures during pregnancy are also not advised as nail Polish contains chemical such as formaldehyde and toluene which can cause problems to your baby should you be regular exposed to it. Avoid Body wraps which are detoxifying and which will raise the core body temperature.

Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s New Life Treatments for ladies after their first trimester.

Email: mohkg-spa@mohg.com Website: www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/luxury-spa/ Contact: +852 2825 4888

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SKIN There is nothing nicer than the suns warming rays on a hot summers day however too much sun exposure can have devastating effects on one’s skin such as premature aging, freckles, discolouration, wrinkles and in more serious cases skin cancer. However everything in moderation can have its benefits as well. Uv rays are known to trigger our bodies to produce vitamin D which helps strengthen bones and the body’s immune system. The sun also stimulates the brain to produce ‘tryptamines’, these chemicals are known to improve one’s mood. It’s never too late to take the proper measures to protect your skin from the harmful outcome that the sun’s rays can have. Sun Savy Tips to prevent Skin cancer and negative effects on skin: Apply sunscreen with a SPF30 factor or greater 30-40 min before sun exposure and on a regular basis thereafter if you are swimming. Wear UV protected Sun glasses to prevent eye damage. Avoid sun exposure during UV peak hours which is between 11am and 3pm. Check skin for bumps or irregularities on a continual basis and should you be displaying changes or growths its best to consult with your doctor.

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There are a lot of sunscreens on the market and its important to choose the best one to protect your skin. It can be confusing sometimes and its imperative to understand what the SPF stands for. SPF (Sun protection Factor) refers to the amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting burnt for example SPF 30 would allow you to stay in the sun for 30 minutes longer than you would without any protection at all hence it being important to reapply your sunscreen on a regular basis when spending a day outdoors.


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Products we recommend: SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense Broad Sunscreen SPF 50 This broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen is tested under the most extreme athletic conditions and won’t interfere with your workout. Marathon-runner tested and suitable for rigorous sport activities, this oxybenzone-free broad spectrum sunscreen provides photostable UVA/UVB protection and is proven to feel comfortable on skin. Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this sunscreen increases skin’s resistance to UV and heat stress* and protects collagen from UV damage www.skinceuticals.com

Thalgo SPF50+ Age Defence Sun Screen Cream This comfortable cream offers ideal tolerance and helps develop a gradual tan while preserving the skins youthful appearance. Non-whitening, non-greasy, non-sticky texture. High-tolerance face and décolleté formula.

Clarins Sunscreen Care Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Formulated for sensitive skin, this lightweight cream helps prevent irritation and redness while protecting skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays. This sun protection product contains Phyto-Sunactyl 2 Complex promotes a more even tan by providing reinforced protection to preserve your skin’s youth and beauty. Offers SPF 30. www.clarinsusa.com

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The spa at Monastero Santa Rosa is an award winning spa nestled on the Amalfi Coast of Italy Headed by Spa manager Francesca Speroni. She explains below what makes this spa an exceptional experience. What makes this spa unique and sets it apart from others? From the outset Neil Howard wanted to draw upon the unique integrity of the convent’s character - not to follow a pre-determined formula that a branded Spa would impose upon the space. Howard Spa Consulting’s adeptness in creating spa concepts to enhance the ‘integrity of place’, and on-going work with premier hotels fits well with the owner’s philosophy. This approach allowed the building to tell him what best suited it, joining spaces together to form a flowing experience. A day at the Spa will become a journey of discovery in itself.  The Spa is the finest & most significant in the area, setting new standards for this famous coast. Each room within the Spa preserves the original 17th C vaulted ceilings and many of its rustic walls maintain the monastic heritage of this unique property. The 70m2 Thermal Suite is a series of interesting historic monastic spaces interconnecting the various warm rooms via

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arched openings, including a stunning double height vaulted Tepidarium with pomegranate infused foot spas & heated mosaic loungers, a domed Aromatic Steam Room, a crushed Ice fountain to refresh between thermal bathing, a Rock Sauna, Hydro Pool and Emotion Showers. Does its location in Italy present any operational or cultural challenges? People do not necessarily come to the Amalfi Coast to Spa, they generally come to sight see, enjoy long walks and shop.  Therefore to see a Spa of such high calibre perhaps may come as a bit of a surprise.  None the less, as Spa-ing has become part of the international market, everyone loves it and can’t get enough.  The spa is an unexpected welcome to their stay.


Interview with Francesca Speroni Spa Manager at The spa at Monastero Santa Rosa

The spa at Monastero Santa Rosa is an award winning spa nestled on the Amalfi Coast of Italy Headed by Spa manager Francesca Speroni. She explains below what makes this spa an exceptional experience.

What are most spa Visitors looking for when they visit the spa? Somewhere they can relax and enjoy some ‘Me’ time.  Bianca believes the Spa is a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance and socialise with friends or a loved one.  This story is told through a mural on the wall coming from the Book of the Bath by Rizzoli.  I believe the Santa Rosa Spa really offers this ability to take private time as well as enjoying a shared experience.  What is your spa’s most signature treatment? The most popular treatment is our as follows: Candle Massage 80 minutes €160 To view all their fantastic Spa treatments Click Here What Plans do you have for the future? Create more programs, such as Romantic Getaway Weekends, Yoga Retreats and Spa Retreats.  Widen our menu, introducing treatments suitable for the time of season.  Create more awareness of our special Spa Suite to groups of people such as Bridal Showers, bachelorette parties and Honeymoon couples. To book your spa experience: Call 089 8321199 Email spa@monasterosantarosa.com

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A B OU T T H E

WORLD LUXURY SPA AWARDS The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the Luxury Spa Industry.

Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. Established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for Luxury Spas, The World Luxury Spa Awards sets the spotlight on our spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts

OBJECTIVES

Awards are presented to luxury spas in 15 different categories on a country, continent and global basis.

Providing the possibility of a fresh stream of spa customers.

OUR VISION

Providing spas with extra credibility.

The World Luxury Spa Awards aim to encourage & raise service standards within the Luxury Spa Industry. We support all participants in promoting their status with our Awards.

Giving staff the recognition they deserve & improving staff morale.

VOTING Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests. Spas will receive voting information and will be required to conduct voting campaigns in order to promote their participation amongst guests. CRITERIA The Awards judging criteria is purely based upon service excellence, size of a spa is not taken into consideration during the nomination or voting phases.

To provide luxury spas with well-deserved recognition based upon votes from guests.

Backed by substantial marketing and promotional campaigns ,The World Luxury Spa Awards promote its participants on a global scale by means of an online spa profile hosted by the World Luxury Hotel Awards website, featuring in the Ultimate Spa Guide & media coverage as well as networking opportunities with our established sponsors and partners. To ultimately raise service standards within the Luxury Spa Industry.

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AT W RETREAT & SPA BALI - SEMINYAK 24 HOUR SPA 7 TREATMENT ROOMS 1 BEAUTY ROOM OXYGEN ROOM COLD PLUNGE HOT STONE BATH HAMMAM CHILL BAR

AWAY FROM THE ORDINARY WELCOME TO AN ESCAPE WITHIN AN ESCAPE. WHERE THE WHIRLWIND OF W WINDS DOWN, AND AWAY MEANS A DISAPPEARING ACT FROM THE EVERYDAY INTO AN INSIDER SCENE OF SURPRISING SENSATIONS, A PLACE TO DELIGHTFULLY DETOX AFTER THE AFTER PARTY. WHETHER ESCAPING THE CITY STREETS OR REFUELING YOUR COOL FROM THE HEAT OF THE BEACH, AWAY SPA IS MORE THAN ANY SPA, IT’S W HOTELS’ WAY OF WHISKING AWAY.

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TAKE TIME FOR YOU Treat yourself to a HeavenlyŽ Spa experience that will awaken your senses. From healing massages to cleansing facials and energizing body treatments, every element of your spa visit is designed to help you feel alive and inspired. For a better you.™

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DISCOVER A NEW YOU The Heavenly Spa by Westin, the only Heavenly Spa in Malaysia at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, is a stunning beachfront property that takes its primary inspiration from the surrounding beauty of Langkawi. The menu is abundant with wellness offerings with many treatments deriving from Malay, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Turkish, Swedish and Indonesian modalities. Relax, revive and experience renewal in the perfect retreat for sheer indulgence. For inquiries or reservations, kindly email westin.langkawi@westin.com or heavenlyspa.langkawi@westin.com or call +604.960.8888

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best

DESTINATION Spas around the world

A destination spa can offer everything from gorgeous surroundings, great food, comfortable beds, upstanding service and the best quality of products and treatments. These spas help one focus on health and inner wellbeing. Choose your favourite spa destination and experience inner tranquillity and relaxation

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AFRICA SIX SENSES SPA AT INTERCONTINENTAL THE PALACE PORT GHALIB RESORT Egypt’s first Six Senses Spa is located just five minutes from Marsa Alam International Airport on the Red Sea, and provides an ideal destination for guests looking for a unique and enriching wellness experience to balance the senses, ensuring a positive impact on their well-being. The uniquely designed spa occupies 1,700 square metres, comprising sixteen treatment areas including three couples rooms, two Thai treatment rooms, and one wet treatment room with classically designed stone beds. The spa includes extensive heat experiences such as traditional hammams to ensure the ultimate experience of relaxation. The impressive spa facility serves the three luxury hotels of Port Ghalib Resort: Intercontinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort, Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort and Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort. Website: www.sixsenses.com

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INSTITUTE THALASSA SEA & SPA BY SOFITEL AGADIR

Located at the edge of the Atlantic separated by only a narrow fringe of sandy beach, the thalassotherapy center of Sofitel Agadir Thalassa sea & spa is an essential part of the resort. The interior was designed by Didier Rey who created a vision including a sleek and pristine white space that promotes total relaxation for the spirit in a healthy detoxing environment. The institute includes two treatment centers for thalassotherapy and spa treatments, all set within an extremely pure environment. Exceptional seaderived active ingredients are used by experts trained in the latest hydrotherapy treatment techniques. The Facilities include heated seawater swimming pool, hydromassage jets and pebble stone path to massage the feet. The therapists offer personalized treatments, Moroccan argan oil massages and Aquascience facials. Website: www.sofitel.com

LE SPA NAMASKAR

To offer the guest a one-of-a-kind experience where harmony, purity and balance are the key to well-being, we are delighted to introduce you to the unique Le Namaskar Spa in Morocco. This recipe of well-being goes hand in hand with Palais Namaskar’s philosophy of Feng Shui. This is what have been selected to partner with world renowned brands as Guerlain for all the facial treatment and Ila for all body care. These two brands are based on all natural ingredients and help delivering a holistic spa experience. Extended on 650sqm, the spa offers all possibilities for every need, six treatment cabins are available, two Suites-cabins with private hammam, four individuals’ cabins with a private outside terrace. Website: www.palaisnamaskar.com

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AMERICAS BANYAN TREE SPA MAYAKOBA

Set in a perfect synthesis of modern Asian and Mexican tropical design, Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba brings its award-winning blend of Asian therapies, featuring massages and body treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing disciplines, to the Americas for the very first time. Marking another first in North America, Banyan Tree Spa introduces The Rainforest concept at Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba - a complete hydrothermal experience combining the best of European spa and hydrothermal therapy with the essence of Asian wellness philosophy to create a romantic haven of serenity, warmth and comfort. Adding a new dimension to Banyan Tree Spa’s interpretation of holistic rejuvenation, The Rainforest features eight different hydrothermal therapy experiences for guests to embark on a trail of wellness treats such as the Rain Walk, Aroma Steam Chamber, Ice Fountain, and Vitality Pool. Website: www.banyantree.com

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GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA SPA

Beyond all inclusive, beyond all compare, the spa is set amid the lush jungle that runs along the Riviera Maya resort, the Spa at Grand Velas covers an area of 89,305 square feet. The Spa contains forty treatment suites appointed with beautiful native art work and separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. The Spa at Grand Velas piles on the extras for its guests. There are steam and sauna room, clay room, experience showers, bubble beds and more, body treatments, wraps, facials, Tea Pairing at the end of each treatment and their incredible signature Riviera Maya Water Journey, a true escape to total bliss. Website: www.grandvelas.com

MIIAMO SPA

Mii amo, a destination spa, honors guests on a journey of transformation and exploration...in a nurturing and authentic environment. Inspired by the rich wisdom and traditions of Native American people, complemented by the beauty and energy of the Red Rocks, this Sedona spa retreat presents a luxurious spa experience where guests can find balance and harmony in breathtaking Boynton Canyon. Website: www.miiamo.com

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ASIA BANYAN TREE SPA MACAU

Featuring twenty one beautifully-appointed treatment rooms, the 3,400-square-metre Banyan Tree Spa Macau features a Garden Spa concept in the City Hotel of Banyan Tree Macau. Designed with a contemporary Asian theme showcasing a bamboo-motif reception, a tranquil water court and a bamboo courtyard, guests are invited to step into another world, away from the night life and entertainment hubs of the city. As the pioneer of the tropical garden setting concept, Banyan Tree Spa uses ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach and only natural and native ingredients. At Banyan Tree Spa Macau, ultimate privacy is coupled with the finest service from the dedicated therapists of Banyan Tree Spa. Banyan Tree Spa therapists are formally trained based on the stringent curriculum of Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Bintan in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand or Lijiang in China. Website: www.banyantree.com

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CHIVA-SOM SPA

Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, Chiva-Som offers extensive physiotherapy,  fitness,  spa  and  holistic health  facilities to help you relax, restore and rejuvenate. Their ancient therapies of the East with Western diagnosis techniques to encompass the mind, body and spirit. Personalised programmes and treatments are available for everyone from weight management and stress reduction to skin rejuvenation and longevity. Pamper yourself with their extensive range of over 150 treatments, improve your fitness with Tai Chi, Pilates and personal training classes and heal your mind and body with yogic technologies, complementary therapies and medical services. Website: www.chivasom.com

THE SPA AT THE DATAI LANGKAWI

The ancient Malay Ramuan teachings offer the inspiration around which they have created The Datai Spa. On the simplest level the Spirit of Ramuan refers to the deliberate and intelligent gathering and mixing of medicinal plants; in its purest essence it reflects the conscious awareness of creating a healthy, balanced and holistic attitude to life. The Malay healers of old taught that inner and outer beauty are interdependent and as such they have created their spa journey to nourish and strengthen your soul and body and to inspire your mind. Using natural ingredients drawn from the rainforests that enfold them and products that reflect the ancient Malay traditions, their aim is to offer a spa journey that truly embodies the healing wisdom of Malaysia. Website: www.thedatai.com

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AUSTROLASIA AND OCEANIA COCO SPA AT COCO BODU HITHI

Coco Spa at Coco Bodu Hithi leads a path to rejuvenation and opens the gate to the spirit. The stunning spa sits over crystal waters and features private treatment rooms each with its own pool, bath or relaxation deck. Talented therapists offer a large array of treatments from Indonesia, Thailand, India and tailor-made healing treatments for mind and body, while enjoying the views of the Indian Ocean. A collection of Ayurvedic inspired luxury skincare products and treatments will help guests find their individual sense of wellbeing. Coco Spa Fitness Centre is fully equipped with state of the art equipment and 2 Yoga pavilions. Website: www.cocoboduhithi.com

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ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

One&Only Spa by ESPA is a luxurious island spa retreat set on idyllic sandy shores where guests can succumb to the expert care of the therapists inside luxurious treatment villas each with spectacular ocean views. An all-encompassing experience with swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas, stimulating ice fountains, lifestyle showers, exotic spa cuisine, garden tea lounge and relaxation pavilions. Yoga and Meditation classes are performed at the Chi Studio suspended over the water. The Fitness Centre features Technogym equipment, Kinesis, Flexability, Pilates reformer and Power Plate. Personal Training is based on Clean & Lean program designed by health guru to the stars, James Duigan. The exclusive Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio offer specialists personally trained by internationally famous French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez. Website: www.reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com

SO SPA AT SOFITEL SO MAURITIUS

The So Spa at the Sofitel So Mauritius has adopted the Mauritian culture and the surrounding natural bounty. Enjoy the well-being offered by nature and your newfound vital energy! The So Spa uses a natural Brand; THEMAE which reveals the mysteries of the 4 Teas. It also integrates a discovery dimension thanks to a dynamic and pedagogical treatment menu, product testing and even dietetic consultation. Experience the natural benefits of the hibiscus, a unique beauty experience with Anti-age care, Acupuncture Face Lift performed by a certified acupuncturist using gold needles, everything to keep guests senses in constant arousal. The So Spa offers public spaces separated into 2 different environments, deep relaxation & socialization patio where guest can interact, 6 care rooms, 2 private hammams with exfoliation rooms, outdoor room, Yoga – Tai-chi – Qi Gong Pavilion Website: www.sofitel.com

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EU R O PE ADLER SPA AT ADLER THERMAE SPA RESORT

The name of our in-house range of organic cosmetics is ADLER SPA and contains pure and natural ingredients from the untouched natural landscapes of Tuscany and the Dolomites. The aim of our “Adler Spa” range is to preserve the healthiness and beauty of the skin. Our care tip for you - use it at home too.   Red wine grapes - fruit of eternal youth. Experience the thrilling potency of red wine grapes as a natural anti-aging treatment. ADLER SPA vinotherapy treatments take you into a world of sensual pleasures and holistic well-being. Website: www.adler-thermae.com

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BRENNERS SPA

The Brenners Spa represents the core of Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, in which the principle “Lifestyle at one with Nature” is fulfilled in a highly impressive manner. A unique range of massage rituals, premium face and body treatments, and the medical therapies all is performed to perfection by a team of top class professionals. Fitness and nutrition experts are on hand to compile individual training and nutrition programmes, and gladly accompany the guest by its activities in the wonderful surrounding Baden-Baden countryside. The world-renowned grand hotel is currently focusing its attention on the most extensive refurbishment project of the past twenty years with the conversion of today’s Villa Stephanie into the ‘Villa Stéphanie’ and will take the hotel’s expertise in the spa sector to a new dimension. Website: www.brenners.com

MONASTERO SANTA ROSA HOTEL AND SPA

The 70m2 Thermal Suite is a series of interesting historic monastic spaces interconnecting the various warm rooms, including a stunning vaulted Tepidarium with pomegranate whirlpools & heated mosaic loungers, an Aromatic Steam Room, a crushed Ice fountain, a Rock Sauna, Hydro Pool and Emotion Showers. The most exceptional room is the Spa Suite, a private spa within a spa which is an 80m2 vaulted space with Rasul, double wet & dry treatment couches, Manicure and Pedicure plus a Private Garden Terrace. Guests can enjoy a 180° panoramic view of the sea from the Treatment Garden or take shade within the cocooning vaulted single treatment rooms. Website: www.monasterosantarosa.com

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Barvikha hotel & spa, the 8th km of Rublyovo-Uspenskoye shosse, Moscow region, Russia, phone +7 (495) 225 88 80 www.barvikhahotel.com LUXE SPA

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36.5°

Wellbeing & Thermal Spa atThe Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

Spanning 5,500 square metres the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa offers a peaceful setting with the guests’ wellbeing in mind. There are 18 massage rooms where they offer a selection of treatments to mention a few such as The Gold Temptation Massage, Sequoia Ceremony Treatment and the Lomi Lomi Nui Massage. Lovers of extravagance and seclusion enjoy the luxury of perfect privacy in the “Private Spa”. A whirlpool, sauna with champagne cooler and steam bath, a relaxation lounge and an integral treatment and dining area with garden terrace leave nothing to wish for in its 100 square metres of consummate wellness. They have made a big impression in the spa world with their two signature Spa Treatments which invigorate the mind and body, boost energy and increase well-being. Both being meditative and physical.

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Sequoia Ceremony (90 Minutes) This is available exclusively to the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and is a unique Treatment inspired by its Namesake – a redwood tree – which can be found on the grounds of this luxurious property. It starts with a relaxing footbath using a salt peeling to moisturise tired feet followed by a reflexology foot massage to relax and sooth the feet, this is followed by a whole body massage using special local herb-filled massage stamps which are dipped into warm oil to enliven the body and release positive energy throughout.


The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a well-known leading Spa destination in Switzerland situated in the gorgeous foothills of the Alps in Heidiland.

Water Journey (75 Minutes) This unique treatment takes place in the thermal water swimming pools and brings the body and mind into a deep state of relaxation by placing positive vibrations of soothing sounds to achieve a sense of euphony throughout the body. This treatment is a sensuous and invigorating experience where bowls are placed on the body and made to gently vibrate by contact with a mallet, where the resulting resonance penetrates through the whole body leading to deep relaxation. Floating virtually weightless in the surface of the healing thermal water amongst the soothing pulsating sounds guests release any tensions and emotional or mental Stress.

Leave your everyday life behind and immerse yourself in your personal source of wellbeing. For more information about the treatments at 36.5째 Wellbeing & Thermal Spa, please click here. For bookings, please call +41 (0)81 303 30 50 or email wellbeing@resortragaz.ch

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The Mythical Eternal fires of Baku Set in Azerbaijan’s soaring Flame Towers, contemporary icon of the Baku skyline, ESPA at Fairmont Baku is a spa that takes inspiration from the vital spirit of the mythical eternal fires and distills it into a space of unadulterated luxury that exudes grandeur and elegance. The breathtaking interior uses rich and natural materials on both floors - combining bright and fresh finishes on the active floor with darker, softer and moodier finishes on the passive floor to create the ultimate spa experience.

E S PA AT FAi r m o nT BAk u, Fl Am E TowE rS , 1A, mEhdi huSEyn, BAku, AZ 1006, AZErBAijAn SPArESErVATion@ESPABAku.com www.FAirmonT.com/BAku

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Luxe Spa Magazine - June 2014 LUXE SPA is aimed at spa lovers privileged men & woman with a desire to indulge in a luxurious lifestyle. Its...

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