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Relais & Chateaux opens Croatian resort and spa, inspired by local herblore
10 Sep 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The spa uses fresh produce from the resort's garden to create massage oil for treatments
Photo: Nikola Radovani
When developing the spa with the architects, we aimed to present a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors
– Melany Martinez Thomas
A brand new luxury resort and spa has recently opened on the Croatian island of Hvar, inspired by local healing traditions and nature.

Located near Stari Grad, the 53-key Maslina Resort is operated by Relais & Chateaux and immersed in nature. Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, the resort stretches across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Hvar has been a popular health retreat since the 19th century, well known for its green landscapes, clear waters and fresh sea air.

Inspired by the island’s reputation, Maslina offers a wide range of wellness opportunities, most notably its 854sq m Pharomatiq Spa with five indoor treatment rooms and two outdoor salas.

“Wellness doesn’t necessarily have to be just yoga and massage but also taking in the environment surrounding you,” said Melany Martinez Thomas, founder of consultancy, Spa and Wellness Collective, and the wellness and spa developer for Paradox Hospitality, the managing company behind Maslina.

“When developing the spa with the architects, we aimed to present a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors.”

She explained that the inspiration behind the spa lies in Stari Grad’s natural beauty, along with its abundant healing traditions, scenery and fresh aromas.

Continuing the focus on nature, the spa makes use of the resort’s on-site garden to source herbs for treatments, such as medicinal baths, and ingredients for macerates for massage oils.

The facility also supplies treatments using products from Helios 45, Le Primitivance, Plasmus Essential Oils and BIOMER.

Therapists integrate various healing modalities, including traditional massage techniques, sound therapy, vibrational healing, reiki, herbal tonics, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Plus as of 2021, the spa will roll out wellness programmes lasting up to three weeks in duration.

Wellness services also extend to offer Mindful Movement Classes, including various forms of yoga, meditation, and fitness classes.

A 100sq m wet area offers a hamman sauna, Finnish sauna, cold plunge pool, sensorial showers and a relaxation plunge pool with a small relaxation lounge area by the pool.

“Today, instead of people being just passive receivers, they’re actively engaging in their wellbeing,” said Martinez Thomas.

“So, spas and wellbeing are also about people reclaiming responsibility for their health, with the guidance, support, and love of the therapist and team.”

Croatian architect Tomislav Alujevic helped realise the project, along with input from European interior designer, Léonie Alma Mason, and landscaper, Thomas Seconde, who drew inspiration from the natural world.
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Relais & Chateaux opens Croatian resort and spa, inspired by local herblore
10 Sep 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The spa uses fresh produce from the resort's garden to create massage oil for treatments
Photo: Nikola Radovani
When developing the spa with the architects, we aimed to present a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors
– Melany Martinez Thomas
A brand new luxury resort and spa has recently opened on the Croatian island of Hvar, inspired by local healing traditions and nature.

Located near Stari Grad, the 53-key Maslina Resort is operated by Relais & Chateaux and immersed in nature. Surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, the resort stretches across two hectares of lush pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Hvar has been a popular health retreat since the 19th century, well known for its green landscapes, clear waters and fresh sea air.

Inspired by the island’s reputation, Maslina offers a wide range of wellness opportunities, most notably its 854sq m Pharomatiq Spa with five indoor treatment rooms and two outdoor salas.

“Wellness doesn’t necessarily have to be just yoga and massage but also taking in the environment surrounding you,” said Melany Martinez Thomas, founder of consultancy, Spa and Wellness Collective, and the wellness and spa developer for Paradox Hospitality, the managing company behind Maslina.

“When developing the spa with the architects, we aimed to present a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors.”

She explained that the inspiration behind the spa lies in Stari Grad’s natural beauty, along with its abundant healing traditions, scenery and fresh aromas.

Continuing the focus on nature, the spa makes use of the resort’s on-site garden to source herbs for treatments, such as medicinal baths, and ingredients for macerates for massage oils.

The facility also supplies treatments using products from Helios 45, Le Primitivance, Plasmus Essential Oils and BIOMER.

Therapists integrate various healing modalities, including traditional massage techniques, sound therapy, vibrational healing, reiki, herbal tonics, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Plus as of 2021, the spa will roll out wellness programmes lasting up to three weeks in duration.

Wellness services also extend to offer Mindful Movement Classes, including various forms of yoga, meditation, and fitness classes.

A 100sq m wet area offers a hamman sauna, Finnish sauna, cold plunge pool, sensorial showers and a relaxation plunge pool with a small relaxation lounge area by the pool.

“Today, instead of people being just passive receivers, they’re actively engaging in their wellbeing,” said Martinez Thomas.

“So, spas and wellbeing are also about people reclaiming responsibility for their health, with the guidance, support, and love of the therapist and team.”

Croatian architect Tomislav Alujevic helped realise the project, along with input from European interior designer, Léonie Alma Mason, and landscaper, Thomas Seconde, who drew inspiration from the natural world.
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Thalion’s brightening range rejuvenates skin and targets imperfections
Thalion, a French product house specialising in marine skincare, has updated its Thali White skincare range, dedicated to brightening, rejuvenating and smoothing the skin.
Spa Vision provides extensive range of spa furniture for Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel
Leading global spa expert, Spa Vision, has fulfilled an extensive order of Esthetica Equipment, one of India’s leading manufacturers of spa and salon furniture, for the Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel.
TyloHelo launches stylish sauna accessories
“Often sauna-related products do not integrate well in a luxurious spa,” says Italian designer Paola Garatto who has collaborated with TyloHelo to create “a beautiful sauna accessory set” based on modern Nordic aesthetic features.
Foreo adds new cannabis seed oil mask to its UFO-activated mask collection
Swedish beauty-tech brand Foreo has added a new vegan smart-mask to its lineup of UFO activated mask collections.
Comfort Zone continues sustainability success, following results from Davines’ annual report
The Davines group, together with skincare brands Comfort Zone and Skin Regimen, has introduced its sustainability results achieved in 2019 and outlined the new goals for 2020.
Reusable, refillable, recyclable: ESPA takes strides for sustainability and launches its most sustainable range yet
Representing a milestone in its ongoing journey to deliver effective products in harmony with nature, ESPA has launched its most sustainable range yet: The Essentials Collection.
Chenot’s Dr George Gaitanos confirmed as keynote for Medical Wellness Congress 2021
Chenot Group scientific director and COO, Dr George Gaitanos, will keynote at The Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) hosted on 28-29 January 2021, at St. Martins Spa and Lodge, Austria.
New Divine Eyes heated eye masks help ease tired eyes, headaches and stress
The natural ingredients in the new Divine Eyes masks gently heat up as they come into contact with the air and remain warm for up to 25 minutes. The effect, combined with the lavender scent the masks are infused with, speeds up the feeling of relaxation and make them a great takeaway spa retail item.
Halotherapy Solutions partners with Italian designer to launch the HaloCave
Halotherapy Solutions has announced a new luxury halotherapy enclosure, named HaloCave.
Camylle unveils Aquasalys, the ‘best eco-friendly disinfection solution’
French wellness provider, Camylle, has introduced a new disinfection device called Aquasalys, which generates 100 per cent biodegradable disinfectant made from electrolysed water and salt.
bbspa unveils new Italian HQ as a space to foster creativity and collaboration
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Aromatherapy Associates unveils new Rose Reimagined collection and signature two-hour treatment developed alongside Gharieni
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BC Softwear - Positioning Video for Pure Spa Linen & SupremeSoft
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24-25 Nov 2020

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Virtual Event,
01-03 Dec 2020

Self-Care and Personal Sustainability Summit

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Massachusetts, United States
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