Upcoming holistic wellbeing destination spa Euphoria Retreat
has appointed two Italian spa industry experts, Patrizia Bortolin and Stefano Battaglia, to its team.
The retreat, which is set to open in the Greek Peloponnese this June, will offer a blend of treatments and experiences to enable health and personal transformation, using Ancient Hellenic and Chinese philosophies and medicines.
Bortolin is Euphoria’s new spa director, and will be responsible for the planning, design, establishment and enhancement of Euphoria Retreat’s spa programmes, retreats and treatments, overseeing all spa operations.
In addition to being an award-winning spa director and concept designer, Bortolin is a mindfulness trainer and image consultant, specialising in project management for spa openings. She created, launched and managed for seven years the Spa of Borgo Egnazia and also managed a leading medical spa in Tuscany and on Lake Garda.
Battaglia is a master of holistic transformation specialising in recovery from trauma and emotional shock, as well as a mindfulness meditation teacher. He will be part of the team of healers at Euphoria Retreat.
“At Euphoria Retreat we have found two people whose thoughts about emotional, healing and spiritual transformation are in line with ours,” said Euphoria founder Marina Efraimoglou. “It took only a few minutes to understand that we both share the same values, ethos and passion. Patrizia and Stefano will shape a team of experts that will help us offer high-end spa services at an international level. We are confident about their positive contribution and we are happy and excited to welcome both of them to Euphoria Retreat.”
Bortolin added: “When I first listened to Marina talking about ancient Greek healing and prevention processes, I immediately felt a call to join this unique project. I love the emotional focus, the element of individual freedom in the approach to health, and moreover the joyful signature of the project and the place. The design is full of personality and feminine creativity and the team Marina has gathered is full of potential. We’ll create a fusion of our humanity, skills, expertise and inspiration to make the Euphoria lifestyle unforgettable.”