Trendy new treatments that go above and beyond your standard facial; these spa experiences take rest and rejuvenation to a whole new level
Words Helen Brown
In today’s ever-evolving wellness scene, spas are steamrollering ahead of the game. While facials will never get old, spa experiences are going above and beyond to cater to the millennial masses looking for newer and cooler ways to rejuvenate. From moonlit yoga and state of the art spas, to a massage with peppery heat, these are the treatments taking our fancy this month.
CAPE WELIGAMA, SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka’s leading coastal resort, Cape Weligama, unveils its new spa this summer, along with a selection of bespoke wellness packages. The Spa Sanctuary comprises four luxury treatment rooms, complete with leading Thémaé products. Thémaé’s signature ‘4-tea elixir’ – made up of white, green, black and red tea – is incorporated into the majority of treatments. It’s renowned for stimulating circulation and promoting detoxification. There are also a selection of surf and yoga based spa packages for those wishing to further their wellness journey.
THE SPA AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, TEN TRINITY SQUARE, LONDON
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square officially opened this month, offering a sanctuary of wellness in the heart of the City. The spa boasts eight treatment rooms, including one Spa Suite and a luxury Hammam, a 14-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room. On offer is an incomparable level of indulgence. Choose from an extensive list of male and female treatments that deliver the best techniques and remedies from Eastern and Western cultures.
MOON DINING ON MILAIDHOO ISLAND, MALDIVES
Milaidhoo Island Maldives has introduced a new, innovative concept: ‘mood dining’. Guest can choose from five different moods such as Deep Sleep, Sunrise Awakening and Curious Adventures. Each mood consists of a specially curated food and drink menu, served at a specific location on the island, all of which aims to alter a person’s mood. Some of these dining offerings are paired with spa treatments, special baths and meditation to enhance the experience. The Deep Sleep mood, for example, begins with a peaceful spa treatment in the early evening to physically relax the body. This is followed by a light dinner served in the guest’s villa with a menu designed to encourage sleep. Following this, guests will partake in a private moonlight meditation session on the deck of their villa to calm and slow the mind. The evening ends with a scented candlelit bath. Sounds dreamy.
RED & BLACK PEPPER LIPOLYSIS AT PORTO ELOUNDA, CRETE
Offering stunning views across Mirabello Bay, Porto Elounda is home to the award-winning Six Senses Spa. Here you can experience a detoxifying treatment like no other. Using the medicinal properties of red and black pepper to stimulate the breakdown of fatty tissue, this dinner table staple delivers a deeply moisturising and refreshing treatment. A combination of warm and cool techniques tones the skin, ahead of a firming massage. Finish off with a spirulina wrap and a dip in the thalassotherapy pool. You’ll feel thoroughly cleansed, toned and well-seasoned.
COLOUR THERAPY AT THE BANJARAN, MALAYSIA
Set amongst tropical jungle and limestone hills, the Banjaran is a 5* hideaway, famed for its extensive wellness offerings. Here you can experience Chromotherapy. This technique uses colours to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that encourage greater health and harmony. For example, a blue light promotes relaxation and calm, whilst pink eliminates impurities in the blood. Once you’ve discovered your favourite colour, head for the green, with luscious jungle, Japanese gardens and a world-class golf course all nearby.