17 December 2015

Luxury Spa Dream List

Luxury Day Spa’s…. a place to escape the madness and retreat, to recharge, refresh and indulgence in complete luxury. While we all get lost dreaming of relaxing in some of these incredible places and spaces, imagine being able to call somewhere like this your office!

A Diploma of Beauty Therapy can lead you to some of the world’s most spectacular and luxurious destinations. Think putting your love of giving a healing massage in azure blue waters or practicing advanced skin treatments in a breathtaking sanctuary amidst a bustling city.

From Switzerland to Morocco, to Bali and Mauritius, we’ve put together an edit of some of the world’s best luxury spas to get you inspired. Whether it be for your dream job and life after graduation or purely holiday getaway inspiration these spaces will blow your mind…

Sha Wellness Centre

  1. Sha Wellness Clinic Spain
    A paradise (pioneering wellness clinic) completely dedicated to improving ones health and well-being. This magical place is where the body and soul is said to find balance with day treatments as well as longer programs focused on complete physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

Dream Treatment: A Day of Beauty
The perfect way to get ready and revived for a special event with Facial Mesotherapy with DNA cellular protecto, a  deluxe mani and pedi, gourmet healthy food, SPA session, pure oxygen session and purifying infusion.

One&Only Hayman Island

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2. One&Only Hayman Island

The luxury resort, synonymous with Australian style and crystalline blue waters was recently given an 80 million dollar makeover by the One&Only Resort group. In one of the world’s most picturesque locations the Spa Signatures allow the ultimate relaxation amongst the beauty of nature.

Dream Treatment: Ocean Dreaming
Float on the turquoise sea, surrounded by tropical fish, while warm waves of soothing massage take you to an entirely new sensory plane. Your therapist will create a full body massage tailored to your needs, applying warm botanical oils.

 

Royal Mansour Morocco
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3. Royal Mansour Marrakech Morocco 

The iconic 2,500 square foot Royal Mansour Spa with its lavish floor-to-ceiling white ornate web lace work and temple-like ethereal space is a Moroccan icon and one of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious spas.

From ancient holistic rituals to modern advances in anti-ageing and skin care there are  101 different treatments on offer – like Deep Tissue Massage, Traditional Hammam, Reflexology, Maroc Pureness Facial, Balneotherapy, Sea algae wrap, Sisley Hydration Facial and Therapeutic massage.

Dream treatment: A Traditional Hamman
This ancient Moroccan bathing ritual has existed for thousands of years where hot saunas, body scrub, fragranced steam and cold plunge pools are combined to revitalise the body and soul.

St Regis Mauritus

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4. St Regis Mauritius

Turquoise waters, white sand and a luxurious five star resort – The Iridium Spa at St Regis Mauritius is the place you dream of when you think of tropical vacations where you do absolutely nothing! The Spa’s jacuzzi has a celestial inspired canopy of stars that makes for a serene experience.

Dream Treatment: Indigenous Tamarin & Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Tamarind extract has a natural acidic mixture that reduces blemishes and increases cell renewal, clarifying and brightening the skin. It is full of vitamin C enzymes and vitamin B, ideal for removing the skin’s impurities.

AYANA Bali
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5. Ayana Resort and Spa Bali 

The famous luxury spa on the rocks (located on the rocks and by the water) is at the top of our Bali Spa list for an authentic experience amidst rugged oceanic surrounds.

Dream Treatment: Dhakra Dhara
This one-of-a-kind signature experience is drawn from the time-honored massage traditions of Ayurveda combined with synergistic aromatherapy blends, gemstone therapy and chakra sound healing to relax your body, open your chakras and renew your spirit. Hindu therapists use pranic healing by visually projecting a ‘color’ out of their hands onto your body and chanting internally a sacred tone that’s called a ‘bija mantra’, to transmit universal energy for your body to use as it chooses. Balanced and cleansed anew, this treatment leaves you in an optimum state of well-being.

 

Shambhala Estate

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6. Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

Located in the serene and lush setting of Ubud Bali – COMO Shambhala Estate has a holistic and 360 degree approach to beauty therapies. Think access to a yoga teacher, a dietitian as well as holistic therapies.

Dream Treatment: Sundari Age Defying Firming Facial
SUNDÃRI combines adherence to Ayurvedic principles based on an ancient eastern philosophy with the finest quality ingredients from nature, delivering a holistic approach to wellness that results in outer radiance and inner serenity. SUNDÃRI is an essential part of a lifestyle that enables you to achieve harmony and balance in mind, body and spirit as you journey through life.
This advanced facial features the regenerative properties of Gotu Kola, which feels luxurious and acts powerfully to instantly exfoliate, firm and improve your skin’s tone and texture.

The Chedi
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7. The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

This is probably Europe’s most “wow factor” Spa. Located in the Swiss Alphine environment the 2,400 square foot wellness centre is luxury at its best. From a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool to yoga classes and organic sol steam bath – this is what spa dreams are made off.

Dream Treatment: Ren Bio Active Bespoke Facial
A complete facial incorporating Japanese lymphatic drainage and hydration massage techniques to tone and moisturise. An application of eyelift gel, cell therapy and a hand treatment complete the ritual
The Spa at Landmark Mardarin

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8. The Spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Regarded as one of Asia best Spa, this Hong Kong icon is on our wish list – even just for a glimpse of the amazing design and urban escape (and amethyst crustal steam rooms)!

Dream Treatment: Rasul – Aqua
A luxurious skin smoothing treatment which blends mineral rich mud, steam and heat to provide an experience that cleanses, releases toxins and rejuvenates. The treatment begins with an exfoliation using natural herbs before the mineral rich mud is applied to the body. Upon exposure to dry heat, the pores open and toxins are released. Guests are then escorted to our traditional mosaic-tiled treatment room to relax in the hot steam which softens the mud aiding the absorption of nutritious, natural minerals.

 

Velassaru Maldives

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9. Velassaru Maldives

Overwater treatment pavilions set on stilts offering classic therapies designed to revitalise and soothe. Authentic bliss from indigenous ingredients and an expert touch. Uninterrupted views of the Maldivian seascape.

Dream Treatment: Stem Cell Facial
A groundbreaking freeze-dried treatment that redefines the anti-aging facial, visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkle depth.

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