Perched high in the Alicante hills, the peaceful Sha Wellness clinic with its uninterrupted views of the Spanish hills and Balearic sea has, since its opening in 2010, gained renown for a line-up of slimming plans that can be customized to suit age and fitness level. Think 100% macrobiotic food served up with tai-chi, fitness classes and plenty of infusions and green tea. A favorite of Naomi Campbell’s, the center also specializes in anti-stress and anti-tobacco programs to guarantee complete detoxification.
Sha Wellness Alicante
Verderol 5 El Albir 03581 Alicante
+34 966 811 199
Set within an idyllic Provençal backdrop, just a few miles from Saint-Tropez, Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed spa La Réserve offers up 800 square meters of total wellbeing. And where better than to enjoy beauty treatments and bootcamps than at a hotel spa nestled among the olive groves, lavender fields and crystal-blue coves of the Mediterranean? Better yet, for the ultimate in luxury, the hotel has teamed with Crème de la Mer to create a spa menu filled with highly reenergizing and entirely made-to-measure facials and body wraps.
La Réserve Ramatuelle
Hotel, Spa & Villas
Chemin de la Quessine
+33 4 94 44 94 44
Sat on the banks of Italy’s Lake Garda, Lefay targets itself to those who want to relax and reset their diet all at the same time. Thanks to a range of customized health and fitness programs that vary between four and seven days in length, the team of therapists works to boost each spa-goer’s energy levels, offering everything from massage therapy, to gym classes and even herbal treatments designed to boost the immune system.
Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 118
25084 Gargnano BS, Italia
+39 0365241 800
A specialist in sleep therapies, this Cypriot spa boasts perhaps the island’s most breathtaking view of the Paphos sea. Over seven days of total relaxation, spa goers are offered everything from reflexology to Chinese head massage, reiki and yoga classes. As for food, each day comes complete with six small “Hypnos” meals composed of a mix of fresh fish, tofu, berries and whole grains that complement the spa’s daily activities and also promote sleep.
12, Poseidonos Avenue
(+ 357) 26 888 700
Sitting in the heart of the Rhine Valley alongside a natural hot spring, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz benefits from year-round 37°C waters. And it’s within this green and peaceful setting that hotel residents are able to enjoy personal in-room steam rooms and saunas. Also available alongside a host of beauty treatments including honey wraps and Thai foot massages, are specialist hydrotherapy and music therapies.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz,
CH-7310 Bad Ragaz, Switzerland,
+41 (0)81 303 30 30
Surrounded by mountains on the edge of Lake Lough Leane, The Europe Hotel Resort has become a leading specialist in thermal anti-aging treatments. Offering sixteen different treatment rooms boasting ice fountains, saunas and steam rooms, not only does this hotel promise sheer relaxation in the heart of Ireland, but it also guarantees total rejuvenation –away from it all.
The Europe Hotel & Resort, Fossa, Killarney,
Co. Kerry, Ireland
+ 353 64 6671300
While reputed for its radical fasts, Überlingen’s Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinic on Lake Constance has also become known for helping residents combat stress, chronic fatigue, hypertension, diabetes, tobacco dependency and even cardio-vascular issues. The concept: a fasting detox which not only helps patients lose weight but also control cholesterol levels and improve blood circulation – all within a magnificent countryside environment, of course.
Klinik Buchinger Wilhelmi GmbH
Launched in 2010 as a partnership with the Clinique de Paris, Southern Portugal’s Longevity Wellness Resort offers the perfect blend of vacation resort-like relaxation and medical spa- like treatments. Far from the tourist hubbub, the hotel features three to fifteen day-long programs filled with a host of antioxidant-rich treatments, seaweed wraps and ozone treatments.
Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique
Lugar do Montinho
8550-232 Monchique, Algarve
+351 282 240 110
Part of the Dorchester hotel group, Coworth Park offers all the comfort of an English cottage within the striking beauty of a Georgian countryside manor house. On the menu: total relaxation and rejuvenation with everything from spirulina wraps, aromatherapy, massage treatments and among others, caviar facials.
Berkshire SL5 7SE
+44 1344 876 600
As designer Alber Elbaz’s favorite spa destination, Viva Mayr specializes in the treatment of stress, fatigue, hypertension, back pain and even irritable bowel syndrome. Using personalized detox treatments that are spaced precisely across the day according to each spa-goer’s custom needs, this destination offers light therapy, colonic irrigation, blood and cardiac monitoring, herbal treatments and nasal cleansing.
VIVA – Das Zentrum für Moderne Mayr Medizin
Seepromenade 11 | A-9082 Maria Wörth
+43 (0) 42 73-311 170