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Discover Benelux | A Belgian Winter | Wellness Retreats

With an eye for detail The small but vibrant town of Merelbeke, near the Belgian city of Ghent, is one of the country’s top thermal spa and beauty institutes. In the past six years, owner Stefanie Rasschaert has transformed Sens into a true household name, where people can expect an honest, but fabulous, spa experience. TEXT: BERTHE VAN DEN HURK | PHOTOS: SCHOONHEIDSTHERMEN SENS

A young and professional team of beauticians welcome guests with a smile. They offer several advanced anti-aging treatments with long-lasting results and highly efficient body treatments. This includes for example: removing local fat deposits, cellulite, as well as skin strengthening, but there are also classic beauty treatments available. All with a special eye for detail. “We want to offer our clients the best products and treatment available on the market,” says Rasschaert. “Quality, honesty and friendliness are absolutely key to us.” “We make sure that all our beauticians have had the best and highest education possible in their field,” says Rasschaert. “All our employees have to participate 60 | Issue 24 | December 2015

in several training courses and refresher moments, in-house as well as elsewhere. We have our own treatment book. This book contains all treatments that we offer. Sometimes it is just good to refresh your memory. This way we are able to give the same and precise sequence of a particular treatment to all our customers. Obviously, we also need to learn new treatments and techniques, therefore we have outdoor workshops and courses. To us it is very important to be up to date and to have all the knowledge about the newest treatments possible to provide the very best to our customers.” Knowing all about the newest treatments does not mean that Sens applies all these new techniques or possibilities. Accord-

ing to Rasschaert it is very important to do proper and thorough research. After all, the world of beauty science is not always as scientifically justified as we might hope or want. The beauticians of Sens