Finding Relaxation Around the World
Calling all men and women who are stressed out, overworked or simply just need a quick fix to slow down and relax in our times today.
Take a breath…Close your eyes…Count to 10…
RELAX and REJUVENATE (and perhaps enjoy a touch of wine therapy as well).
With so much on our minds these days – markets falling, temperatures rising, political unrest – it’s no wonder that more and more travelers are requesting and requiring spa treatments at their hotel or resort. Pampering spa treatments can reinvigorate even the weariest of travelers, relieve the stresses of every day, and bring to life a renewed sense of positive energy. Couldn’t we all benefit from this right now! When traveling for business or pleasure, one of the most fascinating things to experience is the array of unique treatments that are offered in each part of the world. With farm-to-spa products readily available, treatments now incorporate the freshest of ingredients that can touch every sense and chakra, even in the most remote places in the world. Here, I have compiled a list of my favorite global spots that provide a respite where you can rest, relax and rejuvenate.
With massage continuing to be the most requested service at Winvian in Morris, Connecticut, they have expanded on that by offering unique versions in addition to traditional Swedish and deep tissue.
Two of the newest include the Ashiatsu, which is considered the “Ultimate Deep Tissue Massage” in which the therapist uses her feet; and The Royal Thai and Aromatherapy Massage. This 90-minute treatment incorporates pressure applied to specific “Zen”points (which are acupressure hotspots as I learned) using a complimentary aromatherapy oil and finishing with a steamed herbal poultice. These unique treatments, as well as the personalized service by their therapists, are a memorable experience. Winvian
To truly maximize the healing potential, I was invited to take an Elemental Journey with the spa’s three-day rejuvenation package at The Waikiki EDITION in Oahu, Hawaii. The journey begins with a soothing 90-minute massage that strengthens the Water Element by disengaging your mind and helping your body to achieve total relaxation. Day two begins with a harmonizing, restorative body polish and massage, concluding with a signature Elemental Facial designed to promote overall wellness and sync the body and mind. Day three aids in the return to everyday life, focusing on energy and a sense of renewal with a plethora of services. I LOVED this Journey! The Waikiki EDITION
While the spa culture is relatively new in Nairobi. Every month the Kaya Spa at Tribe in Nairobi, Kenya launches a combination that targets a particular market segment with value-adds or discounts to entice people to book a full package as opposed to a single treatment. (As I DID!) They are linking the spa experience at Tribe with everything that Africa has to offer…Including a safari packaged with spa treatments that can completely take you away and outside of your normal “real life” zone to create an ultimate experience! Tribe Hotel
Some unique packages that the Gran Hotel Son Net in Mallorca, Spain is offering are wine therapy massages that pair a wine-tasting tour at the local vineyard with massage before and after. I also enjoyed getting outside for specific activities ~ walking, hiking, biking and golfing, and then a sports stretching massage. Gran Hotel Son Net
With all of the stress, pain, and suffering in the world, spas in resorts and hotels find it a privilege to be in a position to be able to offer a little bit of peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, and well being. A little bit of pampering can go a long way!