Health-Focused Getaways

written by | Posted on April 30th, 2014

The Alpina Gstaad Six Senses Spa.

The Alpina Gstaad’s Six Senses Spa.

For clients looking for a health-focused getaway, we’ve rounded up three programs where they can detox, relax, participate in yoga and return from their vacation rejuvenated.

The Alpina Gstaad in Switzerland introduces new programs for guests to help  increase energy and vitality, and to recalibrate their minds and bodies. From June 6-Sept. 25 the hotel’s Six Senses Spa will offer three 6-day detox programs ranging from an individualized nutritional and cleansing course of therapy to a more medical regimen.

The three programs offered include the Mountain Detox, a 6-day program tailored to the needs of each guest with personal consultations on arrival and departure, and a body composition analysis. Each day there’s a schedule of detoxifying treatments, a variety of massages and gentle exercises. Guests can choose the Alpina Spa Cuisine for two meals per day or the Juice and Dinner Delight nutrition program from Detox Delight. Rates start at $6,480 pp in a deluxe room. The Mountain Detox MediCheck is a 6-day program including an HRV measurement, blood tests conducted in a lab under a doctor’s supervision and Salusmed analysis, plus the activities listed in the Mountain Detox. Based on results, a micronutrient menu will be designed per guest, allowing him/her to continue the micronutrient supplement for another two months. Rates start at $6,540 pp in a deluxe room. The Mountain Delight is also a 6-day program with the same treatment and activities as the Mountain Detox, except it also includes a Detox Delight nutrition program. Rates start at $5,830 pp in a deluxe room.

All three programs include a schedule of daily therapies in the Six Senses Spa including massages, wraps, scrubs, the signature hammam experience, colonic cleansing, and lymphatic drainage, as well as access to the saltero or salt room, steam, sauna, and hot and cold plunge circuit, flotation therapy and Chakra balancing and Reiki treatments. In addition to outdoor activities, The Alpina Gstaad offers yoga, Pilates, tai chi, Qi Gong, group fitness and aqua gym classes, circuit and suspension training, as well as walking meditation. Guests can also order the Detox Delight program independently of the three detox programs. The 3-day Detox Delight begins on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Rates start at $425. For more information, visit thealpinagstaad.ch.

Six Senses Spa has launched a series of yogic programs, including a Yogic Detox, that are available at all spas at Six Senses resorts and selected Six Senses partner spas. Guests can choose from Discover Yoga, which is great for newbies to the yogic scene, helping them release stress and improve flexibility; Hatha Yoga practice is offered including pranayama, which helps regulate the pace of breath, relax, and clear the mind. A selection of Six Senses massages and energy treatments are included in the program to enhance results. The Yogic Detox is fit for experienced yogis looking to cleanse the body and mind in a non-invasive way. This practice includes sat oriya yogic intestinal wash, forceful exhalation and breathing, as well as candle flame meditation to cleanse the internal organs to achieve harmony between the major pranic flows. Each element of this program is introduced based on a personalized assessment and the guest’s condition.

These programs are offered at Six Senses Spas at Soneva Kiri in Thailand, Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort in Greece, Penha Longa Resort in Portugal, Puntacana Resort & Club in the Dominican Republic, Jaypee Greens Golf Resort & Spa in India, Sharq Village & Spa in Qatar, Missoni Hotel in Kuwait and the Pacific City Club in Bangkok. For more information, visit sixsenses.com.

The Spa Suite in Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay.

The Spa Suite at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay.

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum, Turkey is offering a Purification Package that offers guests daily personal training, twice daily fruit juice, and body analysis. Guests can also choose two of the following therapies daily: an 80-minute triple-action slimming treatment; a 40-minutes Pasha Hamman treatment; a St. Barth softness treatment a 55-minute reflexology treatment; a 50-minute shirodhara; a hydra-lift facial treatment; a 55-minute aromatherapy massage; or a 40-minute anti-stress massage. Rates start at $465 per night sgl and $796 per night dbl. For more information, visit kempinski.com/en/bodrum/hotel-barbaros-bay.