GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Menu engineering
At your service

We share some of our favourite treatments, programmes and services


Celebrating South African healing rituals in Johannesburg

Spa guests at Johannesburg’s Saxon Hotel are getting to grips with South African wellness traditions thanks to the Soul by Saxon Signature Journey.

Commencing with a mindfulness element, the ritual comprises three steps: a body exfoliation with a moringa scrub, a red African mud mask, and finally a full-body deep pressure massage using marula oil and African tools such as the rungu stick, calabash and rain stick – all of which serve to encourage cell renewal, boost circulation and promote lymphatic drainage.

The treatment is based on products by Soul, a South African company that uses local and natural ingredients from carefully-selected farmers across the country.

Where: The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Duration: 105 minutes

Cost: R 2,460 (€147, US$153, £125)

The massage is aided by local instruments such as the rungu stick / photo: The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Mandarin Oriental champions girl power
Kira Hower

Mandarin Oriental Boston has upgraded its wellness menu with empowerment coaching for women over 40 looking to enhance their midlife years.

The offerings are conducted in partnership with women’s empowerment coach, Kira Hower, who has more than 20 years’ experience. Hower customises each session based on the guests’ goals, helping women to strengthen their voices by tackling topics such as powerful communication, relationship wellness, perfectionism and influencing with impact.

The programme also covers midlife transitions and visioning, creating vibrant relationships, celebrating ageing and declaring your deepest desires. Hower says: “This coaching can help to bring clarity, courage and connection to women of all ages.”

Where: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, US

Duration: 75 minutes per session

Cost: US$1,050 (€1,030, £869) for three sessions over six weeks or six sessions over three months, US$2,100 (€2,060, £1,738)

The spa now offers empowerment coaching for midlife women / photos: Mandarin Oriental
Experience La Dolce Vita with olive-based facials in Tuscany
photo: shutterstock/angelaflu

Tuscan olives are the star ingredient in Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco’s brand-new facial, designed to showcase the nourishing power of the region’s olive crop.

A gentle exfoliation with olive-kernel powder kicks off the ritual and then therapists apply extra virgin olive oil to refresh the skin and remove impurities. The lifting massage that follows is said to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation throughout the rest of the body.

Claimed to be rich in vitamins E and A, olive oil cream is then applied to bring nourishment and luminosity. The treatment’s finale sees guests sample local extra virgin olive oil with a selection of savoury snacks.

Where: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: €190 (US$196, £161)

Guests can benefit from the natural nourishment of the Tuscan olive crop / photo: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Wade into wellness with stream climbing in Okinawa

The popular Japanese adventure activity of stream climbing (sawanobori) has inspired new programming on the Japanese island of Okinawa, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Claimed to promote mental and physical wellbeing, the new Wade Through the Waters of Yanbaru programme is designed to offer an energising experience that consists of wading and swimming through plunge pools and streams in ancient forests, rewarding guests with unique views of the rugged terrain.

Each experience begins with a kayak trip across the largest dam in Okinawa, plus a guided tour of a forest where guests can observe the region’s endangered species and indigenous plants.

Where: Halekulani Okinawa, Japan

Duration: Three hours

Cost: US$181 per person (€177, £150)

Guests experience plunge pools set amid ancient forests / photo: Halekulani Okinawa
Into nature with Lime Wood’s new wild retreat
The retreat includes mobility sessions / photo: Jake Eastham

Lime Wood Hotel’s award-winning Herb House spa has launched Re-Wild Yourself retreats. Designed to ground guests in nature, the three journeys have been designed to recharge mind, body and soul and restore balance, health and creativity.

The active Forest Fix Retreat, for example, is designed for adventurous guests looking to immerse themselves in the great outdoors while taking time to reflect on their health. Led by head of fitness Justin Pimm, the experience includes forest runs, mobility and strength sessions and a kettlebell and Forest Combat Session in the woods, as well as a relaxing 60-minute full body massage and recovery time in the spa.

Where: Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire, UK

Duration: One day

Cost: £325 (€384, US$393)

Re-wilding is all about getting back in touch with nature / photo: Jake Eastham
Spa with sparkle: emeralds power treatments in Colombia
Carina Garcia Girone / photo: Sofitel Legend Santa Clar

Therapists in Colombia are working with emeralds in a body treatment designed to cleanse energy centres. Spa director Carina Garcia Girone claims emerald is “a stone of wisdom which calms emotions”.

During the spa’s Legendary Emerald Ritual – featuring a body scrub, an aromatic pindas bath, a facial and a Swedish back, leg and foot massage – therapists incorporate emeralds, quartz and skincare products infused with the vibrant green stone. Guests also drink a half cup of emerald-infused elixir to help them fully embrace its benefits.

Where: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Bolívar, Colombia

Duration: 150 minutes

Cost: COP634,000 (€146, US$150, £124)

Emerald is seen as ‘a stone of wisdom which calms emotions’ / photo: shutterstock/Victor Moussa
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Beltrami Linen: the premium supplier for luxury spa and wellness destinations
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance. [more...]

Book4Time teams up with Gantner to offer spas access control solutions
Book4Time has recently announced a new partnership with hardware-based, access control company Gantner. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Sommerhuber GmbH

Sommerhuber specialises in the manufacturing of heat-storing ceramics for spas. [more...]
Urb'n Nature

We offer 100 per cent plastic-free hotel and spa products and packaging. Our product development is [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

About us | J Grabner GmbH
More than 30 employees have one thing in common with the company founder Josef Grabner: Their enthusiasm for nature in all its individual facets Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-22 Jan 2023

Les Thermalies, the water & well-being exhibition

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
31 Jan - 02 Feb 2023

Spatex 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022
News   Products   Magazine
Menu engineering
At your service

We share some of our favourite treatments, programmes and services


Celebrating South African healing rituals in Johannesburg

Spa guests at Johannesburg’s Saxon Hotel are getting to grips with South African wellness traditions thanks to the Soul by Saxon Signature Journey.

Commencing with a mindfulness element, the ritual comprises three steps: a body exfoliation with a moringa scrub, a red African mud mask, and finally a full-body deep pressure massage using marula oil and African tools such as the rungu stick, calabash and rain stick – all of which serve to encourage cell renewal, boost circulation and promote lymphatic drainage.

The treatment is based on products by Soul, a South African company that uses local and natural ingredients from carefully-selected farmers across the country.

Where: The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Duration: 105 minutes

Cost: R 2,460 (€147, US$153, £125)

The massage is aided by local instruments such as the rungu stick / photo: The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Mandarin Oriental champions girl power
Kira Hower

Mandarin Oriental Boston has upgraded its wellness menu with empowerment coaching for women over 40 looking to enhance their midlife years.

The offerings are conducted in partnership with women’s empowerment coach, Kira Hower, who has more than 20 years’ experience. Hower customises each session based on the guests’ goals, helping women to strengthen their voices by tackling topics such as powerful communication, relationship wellness, perfectionism and influencing with impact.

The programme also covers midlife transitions and visioning, creating vibrant relationships, celebrating ageing and declaring your deepest desires. Hower says: “This coaching can help to bring clarity, courage and connection to women of all ages.”

Where: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, US

Duration: 75 minutes per session

Cost: US$1,050 (€1,030, £869) for three sessions over six weeks or six sessions over three months, US$2,100 (€2,060, £1,738)

The spa now offers empowerment coaching for midlife women / photos: Mandarin Oriental
Experience La Dolce Vita with olive-based facials in Tuscany
photo: shutterstock/angelaflu

Tuscan olives are the star ingredient in Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco’s brand-new facial, designed to showcase the nourishing power of the region’s olive crop.

A gentle exfoliation with olive-kernel powder kicks off the ritual and then therapists apply extra virgin olive oil to refresh the skin and remove impurities. The lifting massage that follows is said to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation throughout the rest of the body.

Claimed to be rich in vitamins E and A, olive oil cream is then applied to bring nourishment and luminosity. The treatment’s finale sees guests sample local extra virgin olive oil with a selection of savoury snacks.

Where: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy

Duration: 30 minutes

Cost: €190 (US$196, £161)

Guests can benefit from the natural nourishment of the Tuscan olive crop / photo: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Wade into wellness with stream climbing in Okinawa

The popular Japanese adventure activity of stream climbing (sawanobori) has inspired new programming on the Japanese island of Okinawa, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Claimed to promote mental and physical wellbeing, the new Wade Through the Waters of Yanbaru programme is designed to offer an energising experience that consists of wading and swimming through plunge pools and streams in ancient forests, rewarding guests with unique views of the rugged terrain.

Each experience begins with a kayak trip across the largest dam in Okinawa, plus a guided tour of a forest where guests can observe the region’s endangered species and indigenous plants.

Where: Halekulani Okinawa, Japan

Duration: Three hours

Cost: US$181 per person (€177, £150)

Guests experience plunge pools set amid ancient forests / photo: Halekulani Okinawa
Into nature with Lime Wood’s new wild retreat
The retreat includes mobility sessions / photo: Jake Eastham

Lime Wood Hotel’s award-winning Herb House spa has launched Re-Wild Yourself retreats. Designed to ground guests in nature, the three journeys have been designed to recharge mind, body and soul and restore balance, health and creativity.

The active Forest Fix Retreat, for example, is designed for adventurous guests looking to immerse themselves in the great outdoors while taking time to reflect on their health. Led by head of fitness Justin Pimm, the experience includes forest runs, mobility and strength sessions and a kettlebell and Forest Combat Session in the woods, as well as a relaxing 60-minute full body massage and recovery time in the spa.

Where: Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire, UK

Duration: One day

Cost: £325 (€384, US$393)

Re-wilding is all about getting back in touch with nature / photo: Jake Eastham
Spa with sparkle: emeralds power treatments in Colombia
Carina Garcia Girone / photo: Sofitel Legend Santa Clar

Therapists in Colombia are working with emeralds in a body treatment designed to cleanse energy centres. Spa director Carina Garcia Girone claims emerald is “a stone of wisdom which calms emotions”.

During the spa’s Legendary Emerald Ritual – featuring a body scrub, an aromatic pindas bath, a facial and a Swedish back, leg and foot massage – therapists incorporate emeralds, quartz and skincare products infused with the vibrant green stone. Guests also drink a half cup of emerald-infused elixir to help them fully embrace its benefits.

Where: Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Bolívar, Colombia

Duration: 150 minutes

Cost: COP634,000 (€146, US$150, £124)

Emerald is seen as ‘a stone of wisdom which calms emotions’ / photo: shutterstock/Victor Moussa
LATEST NEWS
Treatwell beauty and wellness appointments now bookable on Apple Maps
Online beauty and wellness booking company Treatwell has recently partnered with Apple Maps to allow its users to easily book appointments directly within the mobile app.
Brain upgrade app launches to reduce Alzheimer’s risk
The Food for the Brain Foundation has released a new app, Cognition, which it claims can help people cut their risk of Alzheimer’s by half.
Kerzner’s fitness-centric hotel brand Siro to debut inside towering Dubai development
Resort developer and operator Kerzner International has announced its new wellbeing- and fitness-centric hospitality brand Siro is launching in Dubai in Q4 of 2023.
Arch Amenities Group announces acquisition of Hutchinson Consulting
Hutchinson Consulting has been acquired by Arch Amenities Group (AAG), a global provider of hospitality management and consulting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels, spas, private clubs and recreational spaces.
Sony unlocks the metaverse with the launch of Mocopi sensors for avatar creation
Sony has announced that it will be releasing a motion-tracking product called Mocopi in January that looks set to accelerate the services fitness and wellness and also entertainment and attractions companies can provide in the metaverse.
Ozone therapy, IV infusions and cancer screening coming to Kamalaya Koh Samui in 2023
As of January 2023, integrative health will be top of the menu at holistic wellness destination Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand, following the launch of its new integrative health facility, Longevity House.
Lumen expands metabolic health platform and preventative healthcare mission
Lumen, a health tech company that analyses people’s metabolism based on the CO2 and oxygen in their breath, has raised US$62m in Series B funding. The round was led by Pitango Venture Capital, with participating investors including, Hanwha Group, Resolute Ventures, RiverPark Ventures, Unorthodox Ventures, Almeda Capital and Disruptive VC.
Wooden skyscraper hotel in Swedish Lapland has rooftop Vana spa
The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has opened at the birthplace of cross-country skiing, Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland, with the property's rooftop Vana Spa giving spectacular views over the city.
GWI partners with Therme Group to bring UK wellness research to Geography of Wellness platform
Industry research and educational organisation the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has announced that the UK is the latest country to be highlighted on its new Geography of Wellness microsite.
Aescape secures US$30m in series A funding to bring AI massage tables to US market in 2023
Aescape, a tech company building automated, data-driven massage tables that mimic human touch, has announced a US$30m (£24.9m, €28.9m) Series A funding round.
One Spa World extends spa and wellness operations contract with Norwegian Cruise Line
Cruise ship and resort operator One Spa World (OSW) has entered into a new agreement with US-based golbal cruise line Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Fairmont Windsor Park wellness retreat crowned UK’s Best New Spa at Good Spa Guide awards
Fairmont Spa & Wellness, Windsor Park, has been named the UK’s Best New Spa in the Good Spa Guide’s 7th annual regional awards.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Beltrami Linen: the premium supplier for luxury spa and wellness destinations
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance. [more...]

Book4Time teams up with Gantner to offer spas access control solutions
Book4Time has recently announced a new partnership with hardware-based, access control company Gantner. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Sommerhuber GmbH

Sommerhuber specialises in the manufacturing of heat-storing ceramics for spas. [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

About us | J Grabner GmbH
More than 30 employees have one thing in common with the company founder Josef Grabner: Their enthusiasm for nature in all its individual facets Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

19-22 Jan 2023

Les Thermalies, the water & well-being exhibition

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
31 Jan - 02 Feb 2023

Spatex 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS