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First Destination Spa at Victoria Falls to Open Soon

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First Destination Spa at Victoria Falls to Open Soon - - TRAVELINDEXVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 17, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The largest and first purpose-built spa in Victoria Falls is scheduled to open in October, following a rapid post-Covid tourism recovery, placing Zimbabwe’s top tourist attraction on the map as a wellness destination.

Victoria Falls Safari Spa is being constructed by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism, whose accommodation portfolio is made up of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites and Lokuthula Lodges.

Construction of Victoria Falls Safari Spa resumed last month, following a two-year delay due to the uncertainties around the impact of Covid-19 on travel and tourism. It had originally been scheduled to open in September 2020.

The spa will be located along a north facing ridge in indigenous woodland in a tranquil setting on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate. It will be built in harmony with its surrounds, under canvas, reminiscent of African safari tents and filled with ethnic fabrics and artefacts.

It will include a 280m₂ central area featuring manicure and pedicure stations, private relaxation rooms, a café serving healthy dishes, a hair salon and change rooms, including one that is wheelchair-friendly, as well as three outlying separate secluded treatment rooms (one double and two singles).

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said this an incredibly exciting development to be able to announce on the back of what is showing to be a much more rapid resurgence of tourism post-covid than expected.

“For two years we have had to look at the foundations that we started in March 2020 and to now see the contractors back on site and the project becoming a reality once more is a testament to the tourism recovery we are witnessing and contributing to,” Kennedy said.

“Regional competition requires us to be always reinvesting in our properties and products, and this is just one of the additions we have planned. We are required to create competitive differentiators whilst at the same time enhancing the destination offerings to a wider audience,” he said.

“The health and wellness market is rapidly growing and we believe that Victoria Falls Safari Spa will allow us to fully enter this market. The layout and design allows us to add further treatments and therapies in the future.”

Victoria Falls’ first destination spa will be ideal for wellness weekends, Monday to Thursday breaks, couples’ and wedding packages where bridal parties can book it exclusively.

Victoria Falls Safari Spa will be managed by Michele Vickery, who has 19 years’ experience as a beauty therapist, and treatments will include manicures, pedicures, waxing, tinting, facials, reflexology, body treatments, massages and hairdressing.

The design, décor and treatment menu at the spa, which is expected to create eight jobs, will reflect Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and the spa will use all-natural African products with plant-based ingredients.

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The Sukhothai Bangkok Adds New Dimension to Bangkok’s Luxury Spa Scene

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The Sukhothai Bangkok Adds New Dimension to Bangkok’s Luxury Spa Scene - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, May 11, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok has begun construction of its luxury spa complex – The Sukhothai Spa – as a part of the hotel’s continued commitment to enhancing guest experience and service. The new sanctuary will be built from scratch on the location of the existing Spa Botanica and the Garden Villa. It is expected to take between 16-18 months to complete.

The Sukhothai Spa will offer a complete nurturing and bespoke holistic spa experience in a tranquil, tropical garden setting. It will combine signature treatments with unique facilities and services, in a new two-storey complex.

Explaining the concept, Alexander Schillinger, General Manager, The Sukhothai Bangkok, said, “The idea for The Sukhothai Spa germinated when more than 7,000 sqms of lush gardens adjacent to the hotel became available. We decided it would be the perfect place to provide guests with a wellness journey to renew body, mind and spirit while still being in harmony with nature right in the centre of bustling Bangkok.”

The new spa complex will be a showcase of contemporary and traditional Thai architecture, and reflect the beauty of the hotel’s design inspired by Thailand’s first capital, Sukhothai. It will offer several specialised treatment rooms coupled with carefully created experiences aimed at discerning health and wellness enthusiasts looking to escape the urban chaos of Bangkok. The luxury spa complex is scheduled to open in quarter three of 2023.

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Clinique La Prairie Bangkok Welcomes Resident Nutritionist

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Clinique La Prairie Bangkok Welcomes Resident Nutritionist - - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Channelling Clinique La Prairie’s world-renowned approach to nutrition, Rachel brings a fresh perspective for guests of Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa, incorporating elements of her specific background in the time honoured modalities of nutrition and herbalism. Offering holistic guidance for health and wellbeing nutrition at Clinique La Prairie Bangkok incorporates evidence-based and traditional approaches, including nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, emotional stress release techniques and guidance for toxin-free living.

Placing a key emphasis on empowering her patients with compassionate space, whilst offering support and practical strategies; Rachel’s mission is to inspire people to live healthier, happier and longer lives, by encouraging a deeper connection to nature and by aligning with the body’s natural rhythms.

Sessions with Rachel combine informative diagnostics tools using technology such as Oligoscan. Delivering painless and instantaneous results, OligoScan screens for physiological imbalances, including oxidative stresses responsible for ageing, presence of toxic metals and mineral imbalance. Following the OligoScan results and additional lab tests to determine nutritional needs body composition analysis, Rachel provides personalised guidance in diet and lifestyle to support guests’ wellness goals.

Nutrition Services

Learn to regulate food intake and break free from a dieting mindset with the help of a certified nutritionist. By taking a more holistic approach to nutrition and focusing on mindfulness, guests will be empowered to maintain a healthy body and reach lasting goals without restrictive dieting and unnecessary sacrifices. Clinique La Prairie Bangkok’s three-stage process will guide guests to make incremental lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy and balanced relationship with food.

– Initial Nutritional Consultation 60 minutes THB 4,000
– Nutritional Follow-Up Consultation 45 minutes THB 3,000
– Nutritional Analysis with Oligoscan 120 minutes THB 8,500
– Comprehensive Treatment Plan THB 2,500

Introducing Longevity Focused Protocols

Clinique La Prairie Bangkok has developed advanced holistic protocols to help realise guests’ personal journey to look, feel and live well programs centered around key protocols of: Boost, Detox & Age-Defy.

Based on cutting edge anti-aging, medical and nutrition sciences, each package is designed with carefully selected treatments, technologies and coaching, that amplify each other to activate your body and mind, and achieve unique results of energy, beauty, detox or rejuvenation. Alongside aesthetics and wellness treatments, our health specialists will help identify nutritional and lifestyle changes to reach defined objectives, and leave guests looking radiant, sculpted, balanced and more youthful – with long-lasting effects.

The four programs are named Energy to activate cellular energy and regain vitality, Body, a comprehensive combination of treatments to sculpt and shape, Detox to eliminate toxins, purify and restore balance and finally Beauty, a unique result-focused experience to gain a more youthful appearance. Journeys range from 3 to 5 hours and combine a host of treatments including high tech skin analysis, nutrition consultations and tailored refreshments as well as Swiss Perfection spa treatments and aesthetic medical therapies

About Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa Bangkok
The first Clinique La Prairie flagship outside of Europe, Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa Bangkok is a haven of rejuvenation and wellbeing that addresses beauty, longevity, nutrition and wellness concerns with scientifically proven treatments, lifestyle-enhancing products, and signature wellness traditions. Located on level 15 of The St. Regis Bangkok and extending over 1,500 sqm, Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa Bangkok boasts 16 treatment rooms including a Thai massage room, couples’ suites and massage therapy rooms. The relaxation facilities are spread across two levels with wet area facilities including rain showers, Thai herbal steam rooms, twilight rasul, vitality pools, foot reflexology water walk, and relaxation pods.

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Move Towards a More Energetic Lifestyle at RAKxa

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Move Towards a More Energetic Lifestyle at RAKxa

Bang Krachao, Thailand, February 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / As working from home continues into 2022, there will be ample time spent inside again. People have developed increased postural pains and issues that arise from lack of mobility during the pandemic – to help overcome these issues, RAKxa, the fully integrative wellness and medical retreat has launched a bespoke Mobilisation Package to inspire and welcome guests for post COVID-19 breaks. The package focuses on getting people moving again – addressing ‘tech neck’, bad posture and pains. The package is ideal for those seeking a new lease of life and to improve not only their physical health, but their mental health too in 2022 and beyond.

RAKxa is located in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’, a protected jungle-clad island on the Chao Phraya River. The new and innovative Mobilisation package from RAKxa promotes rehabilitation, recovery, and performance enhancement. Each personalised programme is based on the latest in exercise and sports science, using physical therapy, performance recovery and enhancement technologies to help achieve health and fitness goals as well as to relieve the chronic pains such as ‘tech neck’ which has increased with gym closures and more time spent at home.

Please see further details on the Mobilisation package below and additional extras for the perfect personalised five-night, seven-night, or 10-night programme to alleviate individual aches and pains and help with well mental wellbeing:

Mobilisation Retreat Programmes
Offering a combination of medical and holistic treatments along with sessions in the Medical Gym, the mobilisation package is especially beneficial for those with moderate mobility or posture issues, such as daily repetitive use of muscles, osteoporosis, or joint pain. It’s also suitable for those seeking post-operative rehabilitation. A team of health and wellness advisors will prescribe a customised programme, assisted by a medical gym team that will help identify the root cause of guest’s mobility issues and appoint a regime targeted at musculoskeletal restoration.

Standard Programme Offerings:
– Health and wellness consultation
– Accommodation as per selection
– Round-trip airport limousine transfer
– Three wellness cuisine meals or detox meals per person and per night of stay
– Complimentary healthy drinks, herbal tea and fresh seasonal fruits in villa
– Complimentary general physical examination
– Complimentary daily fitness and leisure activities
– Complimentary use of hydrotherapy area, including vitality pool, steam, herbal steam, sauna, chill shower and cold plunge pool
– Medical assessments
– Specific treatments as listed in the programme such as but not limited to:
– Physiotherapy, cryo sauna sessions, body light therapy, infrared sauna sessions, hyperbaric chamber sessions, Thai massages, healing massages acupuncture, yoga and pilates.

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Embracing Change at Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary

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Embracing Change at Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, January 21, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / January is a time to start fresh and set new intentions, and with 2022 well and truly underway, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Retreat on Koh Samui the perfect place to work on positive change – any time of year.

The wellness programmes at Kamalaya offer solutions to many of life’s challenges. As one of the most popular programmes at Kamalaya Koh Samui, Embracing Change which is ideal for anyone who wishes to simultaneously pursue wellness and a better future.

Embracing Change focuses on enriching emotional wellbeing and addressing life circumstances. Suitable for anyone seeking support with challenging situations of any kind, this programme can target behaviours such as emotionally driven eating habits, relationship issues including loss or break-ups, work-related difficulties, anxiety, and grief, whether pandemic related or due to regular life events.

With five and seven-night programme options available, guests learn to recognize and understand their habits to release, heal, rebuild, and strengthen emotional patterns before learning how to sustain a personal practice and establish healthier levels of balance.

Embracing Change is a gentle inward journey of discovery in order to embrace who you are, what makes you uniquely you, and in doing so break free of old habits and perceptions. Guests experience nurturing spa sessions, healing massages, Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments, ancient Ayurvedic practices, and sessions with Kamalaya’s trained Life Enhancement Mentors to help guests through their change processes and encourage positive growth.

All guests at Kamalaya Koh Samui begin their stay at the multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary with a Body Bio-impedance Analysis (BIA) and at the end of their programme, complete an exit and review.

Located on the south tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, Kamalaya combines the very best of healing therapies from East and West, and is one of the world’s top destinations for nurturing health and wellbeing, pursuing self-development, developing healthier, happier habits, and improving lifestyles.

With expansive outdoor space, open-air dining, lush tropical vegetation, cascading streams, 250 meters of private beach and a cave once used by Buddhist monks as a place of meditative retreat, Kamalaya’s nature and setting is an integral part of the experience.

Integrating the beauty of the surrounding natural environment into its design, the Wellness Sanctuary features open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites. There are over 50 certified wellness professionals at Kamalaya, including naturopaths, doctors of Chinese medicine, western medical doctors, registered nurses, nutritionists, life transformation experts, Ayurvedic and Thai therapists, fitness specialists and yoga, meditation and pranayama teachers.

Like a self-contained village, Kamalaya has a range of facilities for guest use including two fitness centres fully equipped with weight and fitness training equipment as well as cardio machines. Personal sessions in strength training, functional resistance training, reformer Pilates and other exercise modalities are available. Kamalaya boasts two swimming pools with sea views, including a leisure pool to relax in and a 25m lap pool for training. Complimentary group holistic activities are offered, these daily activities include yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, pranayama, meditation, fit ball and beach power walks.

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Kamalaya Sanctuary Koh Samui Embraces Philanthropic Partner

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Kamalaya Sanctuary Koh Samui Embraces Philanthropic Partner - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, December 16, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / With an interest in preserving the original vision and integrity of Kamalaya, founders John and Karina Stewart have entered a strategic partnership with Thai-based businessman and technology investor Chakrit Sakunkrit who joins the world-renowned wellness retreat as a co-owner.

Kamalaya’s visionary founders John and Karina Stewart will continue in their respective roles as Chairman and Chief Wellness Officer of Kamalaya, both contributing to the operations and management of Kamalaya Koh Samui while spearheading the continued development of the brand and ensuring its legacy.

Kamalaya’s founders and the team of professionals and health practitioners will continue to operate Kamalaya Koh Samui in the way in which wellness travellers know, love and trust while exploring options to expand the reach and breadth of the Kamalaya experience.

Speaking of his investment, Mr. Chakrit Sakunkrit said: “Since its inception 16 years ago, Kamalaya has remained at the forefront of wellness, and now more than ever, the world needs Kamalaya. Thailand needs Kamalaya, wellness tourism needs Kamalaya, and most importantly our guests need Kamalaya. It is for the benefit of Thailand’s wellness tourism that I am pleased to have been invited to make this philanthropic investment into Kamalaya. It will enable the founders, John and Karina Stewart, to continue realising their vision and to help a great many people on their personal journey to lifelong wellness.”

Founder & Chairman John Stewart said: “We welcome Khun Chakrit with open arms, as our shared vision on health, wellness, and sustainable business, makes him the ideal partner for Kamalaya. Karina and I, along with our team look forward to working closely with Khun Chakrit and his network, combining our collective knowledge and passion in the fields of health, wellness, technology and philanthropy to continue to develop Kamalaya.”

Founder & Chief Wellness Officer Karina Stewart adds, “Kamalaya is a place where growth and transformation, a natural life process, will always be nurtured, guided and supported. We look forward to working with our new partner Khun Chakrit to enhance and add complementing capabilities and facilities to our existing service offering at our beautiful sanctuary.

This move ultimately supports the continuous evolution of Kamalaya, bettering its ability to remain a sacred place where our guests can re-connect with themselves and their natural surroundings. John and I are very excited about our new partnership and what it will do for the future of Kamalaya in the coming decades.”

Chakrit Sakunkrit’s addition to the Kamalaya family comes at a pivotal moment for international travel and global wellness tourism as Thailand’s borders re-open and the world-renowned wellness sanctuary prepares for a bright future.

Catering to the needs of individuals, Kamalaya launched in 2005 with a host of curated wellness programmes that addressed prevalent concerns of the time, including anxiety, loneliness, and discontent. Over the years, three additional programmes have been added. Now, after a long pause on international travel, the holistic wellness offerings at Kamalaya are more significant than ever before.

Throughout the global pandemic, Kamalaya Koh Samui remained open to guests. Now with the re-opening of Thailand, the team of hosts and health practitioners are ready to re-connect with guests and look forward to welcoming international travellers back to the wellness sanctuary for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

About Kamalaya Koh Samui
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary located on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience that helps people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing, while integrating healing therapies from East and West, including customized programmes that approach Detoxification, Stress & Burnout, Enriched Gut, Sleep Enhancement, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance.

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Energy Healers Join Spiritual Journeys at Anantara Uluwatu Bali

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Energy Healers Join Spiritual Journeys at Anantara Uluwatu Bali - VISITBALI.orgUluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, November 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Hot on the heels of Bali’s reopening to vaccinated travellers, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort offers guests new unique wellness experiences with Balinese energy healers. Anantara Uluwatu’s Anantara Spa welcomes two new renowned healers, experts in holistic natural approaches to healing mind, body and spirit.

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  • Balinese Tibetan Sound healer, Vina Harya is a certified Reiki master and a siddhi-level transcendental meditation practitioner, as well as a sound healer skilled with Tibetan singing bowl and mantra chanting. Vina specialises in healing trauma for women.
  • Abdi is a Balinese healer who has spent 30 years harnessing his knowledge in Chakra healing and meditative mindfulness. With his unique skills, Abdi creates energy healing journeys tailored to each client’s unique needs and aims.
  • Joining the celebrated Ibu Jero, High Priestess of Balinese Healers, these healers guide guests through spiritual experiences that cleanse and remedy the mind and body.
  • Guests who wish to channel nature’s therapeutic powers and energy through unique treatment experiences can choose from a variety of tailored programmes for groups or private sessions.
In addition, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort has been fully accredited in Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia for fulfilling the assessment accreditation.

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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Nominated for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World

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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Nominated for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World - - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, August 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Kamalaya has been one of the top destinations for people seeking to improve their health and well-being for the last 15 years and is delighted to be recognized as one of the leaders in the world with this prestigious nomination at Top25 Hotels.

It is a joy and an honor for the whole team to be counted among the best hotels in the world. Kamalaya has stayed open during this whole challenging time, and each one of our fantastic hosts truly deserves this nomination“, says Bruce Ryde, Kamalaya’s General Manager. “And while we watch the world slowly recover, we become increasingly aware of how much we need physical and emotional balance. Therefore, I am happy to announce that we can bring the authentic Kamalaya experience to your own home while you are waiting to travel to Thailand. We called it ‘Kamalaya Connect’ because it allows everyone to take full advantage of the legendary holistic wellness expertise. Our online platform provides access to custom-made wellness programs and educational courses, personalized support from expert practitioners and one-on-one consultations, engaging podcasts and helpful life-hacks on health, food, and wellness. The only thing that’s missing is the beach.”

How does it work?

Kamalaya’s approach to wellness has always been holistic, considering every aspect of a guest’s health. Body, heart, and mind are all given careful attention to achieve optimal goals. And exactly like at Kamalaya Koh Samui, at the beginning of a Kamalaya Connect journey, guests decide on which area of their life they want to focus on: increase physical energy and strength, relieve stress and anxiety, or find a new peace of mind.

There are four wellness programs to choose from: Emotional Transformation, Fit for Life, Immune Support and Weight Management. Each program consists of tailormade one-on-one sessions and depending on the choice, they include personal mentoring and stress management, individual meditation, yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy exercises and breathing classes, nutritional guidance, and mindfulness training. Together with a wellness expert, a schedule is set up to follow the program – just like someone would at Kamalaya Koh Samui.

Wellness programs start from USD 684, or guests may prefer to instead book select wellness consultations, which start at USD 86. All Kamalaya Connect bookings can be made directly online.

With this wonderful worldwide recognition of our wellness expertise, our hosts are looking forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover for themselves the magic of Kamalaya.

About Kamalaya Koh Samui
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary located on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience that helps people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing. It integrates healing therapies from East and West, a beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy gourmet cuisine and a variety of results-oriented wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance. Kamalaya’s latest wellness program ‘Immunity & Resilience’ was launched in May 2020. It is dedicated to support physical health and resilience of heart and mind. More info:

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Wellness Centre at PGA Catalunya Offers Immunity Support Programme

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Wellness Centre at PGA Catalunya Offers Immunity Support Programme - TRAVELINDEXGirona, Spain, August 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Set in 540 hectares of Mediterranean forest featuring stunning woodlands and lakes, PGA Catalunya offers a truly holistic experience that integrates physical and mental health into a space that nurtures fulfilment through golf, leisure, and low-density living. The Resort’s new Wellness Centre which opened in early 2021, meets guests’ needs in a holistic and personalised way, whether they are seeking an escape from the stresses of everyday life or looking to make a conscious shift towards a healthier lifestyle, focusing on healing techniques accelerated by high-tech therapy.

The Wellness Centre is located beside the 5-star Hotel Camiral in the heart of the resort, its design – crafted by the renowned Lagula Arquitectes – takes inspiration from the Japanese principles of unaltered natural beauty, quiet solitude, and simplicity, blending seamlessly with the landscape and surrounding gardens.

The Wellness Centre offers a variety of day and residential programmes, focused on Celebration and Vitality concepts, such as detox, immune boosting, sports recovery, and anti-ageing whilst being thoughtfully crafted to reflect guests’ needs, interests and time. All the programmes offer access to integrated treatments, therapies, and experiences within a relaxed, spacious environment where guests can feel the tangible benefits immediately.

The Immunity Support Programme is a blissful two-day treatment plan designed to stimulate and support your immune system by boosting the circulation and delivering vitamins and minerals at a cellular level. The experts have carefully combined traditional hands-on treatments, including the signature hammam treatment and hot/cold movement based on Kneipp therapy, with cutting-edge therapies and vitamin infusions to support the immune system’s optimal functionality in a uniquely powerful way.

The two-day programme includes:
– Signature hammam experience
– 60-minute massage of your choice
– Intravenous vitamin infusion featuring a highly efficient blend of vitamins and minerals designed to provide immediate support. Provided by NADclinic London.
– Five further high-tech therapy sessions
– Access to all areas of the Wellness Centre
– 2x night stay at 5-star Hotel Camiral

About PGA Catalunya Gold and Wellness:
PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness is placed in 540 hectares of Mediterranean forest and located just one hour from Barcelona, with many national and international road, rail and air connections and just 20 minutes from the historic town of Girona. Travel seamlessly from Catalunya’s cultural hub or Girona’s culinary quarter with our private chauffeurs or take advantage of our airport transfer service and arrive straight from Girona-Costa Brava airport, just 6km away.

With golf and wellness at its centre, PGA Catalunya is a retreat for families, friends and individuals looking to reconnect with nature and embrace a little adventure.

Active pursuits, including two of Spain’s finest golf courses, a luxury 5-star hotel, Hotel Camiral alongside exceptional experiences and activities for all abilities in the surrounding nature challenge your body and mind, while explorers can take to the skies and the seas. At the heart is the Wellness Centre (opened in 2021): a holistic sanctuary with treatments personalised to the needs of your mind, body and soul. Locally sourced, seasonal produce is in abundance paired with a fresh serving of Mediterranean cuisine to complement a healthy lifestyle.

PGA Catalunya offers a selection of villa plots for sale, enabling owners the option to undertake their own project in keeping with the architectural concept of the resort, or letting the experienced Resort team take care of the construction of their dream villa. In addition to this, PGA Catalunya offers a variety of ready to live luxury villas designed by award winning architects. Each villa is unique yet instantly recognizable by its modern design and perfect integration with the natural surroundings, offering comfort and wellbeing with a Mediterranean lifestyle. Leading the way in next-generation “wellbeing/wellness” architecture and property design, PGA Catalunya unveiled its latest luxury real estate offering – the WELL Villa concept designed to provide the homeowner with a true holistic living experience.

The Residents’ Club offers owners a dedicated team to assist with any enquiries, as well as access to extensive facilities including a 20m outdoor pool with spacious terrace, solarium, children’s pool and latest generation Technogym fitness room. Residents can also enjoy fresh produce all year around from the Kitchen Garden where they can collect their own vegetables and fruits accompanied by PGA Catalunya’s resident biologist.

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts - TRAVELINDEXArizona, United States, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Miraval Resorts, Hyatt’s destination spa brand with three award-winning resorts, today announces Celebration of the Arts, a new program designed to promote the therapeutic benefits of the arts. The Celebration of the Arts, which launches this summer at Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires, will debut new art programming that is designed to encourage spiritual and emotional nourishment. The new activities will complement and raise awareness for the diverse, existing art programming available at Miraval resorts, which has been central to the brand’s wellness offerings for more than 25 years. As part of the program, Miraval resorts will also invite a celebrated local artist to stay in-residence at each of the three properties to create a mural for the resort and interact with guests as they observe the creative process.

“Miraval has long been an advocate of the arts and its powerful benefits of mindfulness,” said Susan Santiago, head of Miraval operations at Hyatt. “For years, the Miraval brand has championed the works of local artisans, from the sculpture collection at Miraval Arizona to the paintings within the halls of Miraval Berkshires, and has offered creative activities that allow guests to focus on the present moment and look inwards. We’re excited to launch the Celebration of the Arts this summer, which will further immerse our guests in the culture of their destination and help them cultivate meaningful relationships with themselves, other guests and our resident artists.”

Miraval Arizona

During the Celebration of the Arts, Miraval Arizona will invite Lucinda Hinojos to be artist-in-residence this summer. Lucinda, who is of Xicana, Apache and Yaqui descent, is a self-taught muralist and painter who began her arts career by curating underground art exhibits for local artists. She advocates for women’s and immigrant’s rights through her work, and she has frequently worked with immigrant rights organizations to organize art shows. From June 28 to July 23, Lucinda will design and bring to life a mural that embodies her artistic flair and values.

Guests at Miraval Arizona will be encouraged to explore their imagination and enhance their intuition through a myriad of programs, including Paint the Music, a thought-provoking workshop that uses music to immerse guests in an unconstrained and playful experience while guiding them to produce a personal piece of artwork. Guests will also be able to further expand their consciousness in another program titled Artistic Expression Under Glass¸ where they learn to embrace their artistic abilities and foster a greater sense of wellbeing through the art of reverse-painting, a technique that asks guests to work backwards and rethink their approach to accomplishing goals.

Miraval Austin

Self-taught artist Sadé Lawson will be the resident artist at Miraval Austin throughout August. Sadé, who channels the ambitious and creative energy of women in her life into her artwork, has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin since 2018. Using her creativity to process the world around her, Sadé harnesses the power of color to address topics from mental wellbeing and racial identity to hope and inspiration. During her stay at Miraval Austin, Sadé will design a mural by the resort’s Discovery Pool.

Coinciding with Sadé’s residency this summer, Miraval Austin will offer Mindful Mandala Rock Painting, a workshop where guests paint and sculpt mandalas, ancient circles that can be used to center oneself and connect with others. Guests will also be able to partake in a new class titled Suminigashi: The Art of Letting Go. During this activity, guests paint with ink on water, creating moving marble designs that flow without manipulation. This beautiful art form reminds guests to free themselves of expectation, a philosophy that mirrors the unrestricted strokes of ink as they glide above the water.

Miraval Berkshires

In August, painter and graphic designer Jesse Tobin McCauley will be featured as Miraval Berkshires’ artist-in-residence and create a mural in the tunnel that connects the main resort grounds with the Meadowview Farm and Barn. A resident of Pittsfield, Mass., Jesse studied art at Otis College of Art & Design and has worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, New York and the Berkshires. She sits on the board of the Berkshire Art Association, a non-profit organization that aims to increase local access to the arts, and is also part of Group W, an art collective that conceptualizes and holds large-scale exhibitions. Her artwork, which is often characterized by impactful bursts of saturated color, evokes a sense of whimsy and joy from its viewers.

At Miraval Berkshires, guests will be able to partake in the mural’s creation process through interactive chalkboard frames that invite guests to answer introspective questions. Prompts such as “What is your intention?” and “What are you grateful for?” will be displayed in the tunnel, and guests will be encouraged to write their answers on the chalkboards and reflect on their Miraval journey. Coinciding with Jesse’s residency, Miraval Berkshires will also launch a new program named Manifest Your Desires: A Vision Board Creation. During this activity, guests will utilize their creative spirit to construct a vision board, a visual representation of their goals and dreams actualized through imagery and artwork. This activity is intended to inspire and empower guests as they focus their intentions and transform them into reality.

About Miraval
The Miraval brand is a global leader in wellness resorts and spas. Miraval Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category more than 25 years ago with its comprehensive program of mindfulness activities, destination-inspired experiences and spa treatments that incorporate modalities from around the globe.  In 2017, Miraval joined the Hyatt portfolio bringing its in-depth approach to wellness to Hyatt guests and World of Hyatt members globally. In February 2019, Miraval Austin opened in Texas as the brand’s second wellness resort. The newest resort, Miraval Berkshires, located in Lenox, Mass., opened as the brand’s first East Coast destination in July 2020. Together, all three Miraval resorts inspire guests to create a life in balance, foster positivity and cultivate mindfulness.Read original article at Hyatt Newsroom

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