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Wellness destinations and remise en forme, autumn in the name of spas - Lifestyle


(HANDLE) Are you planning for the fall? The spa, to relax and get back into shape. Wellness trips are an established phenomenon, in Italy and abroad. Without going too far, you can opt for renowned Italian destinations, such as spa resortsTuscan, Bagni di Pisa, Fonteverde or Grotta Giusti of the Italian Hospitality Collection group or real Medical Spas like at the Hotel Terme Merano which offers new infusi

Are you planning for the fall?

The spa, to relax and get back into shape.

Wellness trips are an established phenomenon, in Italy and abroad.

Without going too far, you can opt for renowned Italian destinations, such as

spa resorts

Tuscan, Bagni di Pisa, Fonteverde or Grotta Giusti of the Italian Hospitality Collection group or real Medical Spas like at the Hotel Terme Merano which offers new infusion and vitalizing therapies.

And there are also destinations around the world that combine knowledge of other cultures, art, gastronomy, contact with nature and beauty treatments.

Lisbon is worth a visit, a multi-ethnic and varied city, which offers a diversified wellness proposal, suitable for any visitor: from yoga to beauty treatments, up to contact with nature.

And again for a journey of the soul you can take refuge at the private spa in the palace of a thousand and one nights Al Bustan Palace by the Ritz-Carlton in the Sultanate of Oman, or try your hand at an open air session of holistic wellness on the island. of Formentera,

which combines relaxation and beautiful landscapes and in autumn is definitely devoid of the August crowds.

For those who want to immerse themselves in nature and have already visited many places, the new destination is Ras Al Khaimah, the Emirate of Nature, where trekking paths and regenerating treatments are combined or South Africa, with places to relax trying unique experiences such as al In fact, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge allows visitors to enjoy wellness experiences after an unforgettable safari.

Here are

the wellness destinations

in detail For a complete remise en forme of body and mind in view of autumn, you can choose one of the many programs of the Tuscan spa resorts of the Italian Hospitality Collection, Fonteverde, Bagni di Pisa and Grotta Giusti, immersed in landscapes of rare beauty in the Tuscan countryside.


Renaissance Palace of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de 'Medici, is located in the heart of the Val d'Orcia, between rolling hills, cypress woods and characterized by spectacular panoramic pools that are filled with the natural heat of the thermal springs.


the strawberry grape-scented body scrub during this period

(duration 50 'euro 100) to let yourself be inebriated by the warm autumn scents and by the precious grape seed oil with noble antioxidant and elasticizing properties.

Alternatively, you can opt for the face-body ritual with thermal mud, honey, and olive oil (duration 50 'euro 120), a warm and enveloping experience thanks to the remineralizing properties of the thermal mud mousse in synergy with the nourishing properties and emollients of

chestnut honey

and olive oil.

Bagni di Pisa

Palace & Thermal Spa, housed in the historic summer residence of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, offers special programs for all those looking for a new balance, new inspirations to start again with greater awareness or with new momentum in view of the winter.

Thalasso mindfulness

it includes meditation, relaxation exercises and breath control, accompanied by an operator, inside the Thalaquam tub and the exclusive Aquam Massage inside the Thalaquam saline thermal tub for deep relaxation that will transport you to a dimension of total lightness.

And there are also many experiences offered by the hotel in the surroundings of the Pisan countryside, such as the Truffle Hunting in San Miniato led by an expert truffle hunter and his dogs with an excellent sense of smell, to have the opportunity to try this experience in the woods of San Miniato, or a visit to an oil mill in Vicopisano, a small medieval village, in an enchanted setting between hills and fortresses, where you can discover the ancient tradition of olive oil and its secrets,

and participate in a tasting of oil and other organic products of the estate.

And the renewed

Grotta Giusti

in Monsummano Terme, which has the largest natural thermal cave in Europe, has launched the Autumn Wellness program -

Pumpkin seed ritual

, an exfoliating face / body treatment with flour and pumpkin seed oil and sound massage with Tibetan bells, a multi-sensory journey to revitalize the skin and nourish the spirit.

And again the Autumn Perfume "Ginger and cinnamon", a profound sensory experience inspired by the warm scents of the East, with a beneficial effect on the body and spirit.

The relaxing massage stimulates circulation, relieves muscle pain and, thanks to its energizing properties, improves concentration and inner well-being.

The holidays are now archived, and now the body is preparing to face a new cycle of renewal with the autumn season.

In this "middle" season, complementary medicine can also be a valid tool for the recovery and detoxification of the organism.

The Medical Spa of the Hotel Terme


, the only spa resort in South Tyrol, offers its guests the new

vitalizing infusion therapies.

A treatment based on certified natural substances with no side effects, accepted drop by drop by the body.

These are five types of infusions that help the cells to regain their natural well-being.

These infusions - detoxifying, anti-depression, joint recovery, muscle recovery and for overcoming fatigue and stress - act both on a body and mental level, thus giving a new impetus for the resumption of work and family commitments.

The hotel also has a

Sky Spa

located on the top floor with the panoramic infinity pool overlooking the city of Merano and the mountains, the Garden Spa at the garden level and the entrance to the pools of Terme Merano.

Autumn is a beautiful time for

visit the Sultanate of Oman in the Arabian Peninsula


For those who want to combine the discovery of a fascinating country with a complete remise en forme, do not miss the temple of well-being of

Al Bustan Palace

by the Ritz-Carlton.

The spa is perfectly immersed in the surrounding landscape between sea and mountains, has 17 rooms where you can choose from a wide range of personalized treatments based on

ancient practices and local Omani ingredients.

It also consists of six swimming pools, four private lagoon pools, a 50-meter infinity pool and a children's pool.

It offers access to a large area reserved for ladies, with swimming pool and private beach, which include traditional and infrared saunas, ice showers and Turkish bath, hammam, a fitness area and a yoga studio.

For this period after the summer sun the

Hammam Royal Arabian

is perfect .

The Signature Hammam experience smoothes, hydrates and nourishes from head to toe.

Steam that softens the skin,

traditional black soap

and the aloe vera body mask help stimulate the renewal of skin cells and help make the skin soft and smooth and the senses invigorated.

The program includes: Steam, hair wash and mask, body wrap, black soap scrub, foaming body mask and back massage.

And again, the Al Bustan Signature journey program includes relaxing body massage and anti-aging face serum includes a long relaxing massage based on local aromas and ingredients, a relaxing aromatherapy massage uses light or moderate pressure and a blend of essential oils to dissolve tension.

By focusing on specific areas of tension, this treatment relieves muscle tension in the back and shoulders,

promoting rooting and rebalancing the energy flow throughout the body.

It is followed by a regenerating facial treatment that stimulates cell renewal and skin elasticity.

A personalized face mask helps nourish the skin, while a scalp massage promotes deep relaxation.

The result is a feeling of calm, relaxation and balance.

Formentera: an open-air wellness center

Especially in autumn, Formentera is the ideal place to reconnect with nature, a true paradise full of golden beaches with crystal clear waters, 32 green paths leading to the sea, large pine, sabine and junipers.

But it is also the island of relaxation where you can find yourself thanks to the open air practice of disciplines such as yoga and meditation.

Formentera Zen

takes place here from 14 to 16 October ,

a special 3-day event dedicated to holistic wellness, for which the island is transformed into a large open-air wellness center with days dedicated to the balance of body and mind, meditation, natural nutrition, neuroscience between disciplines practices, courses, seminars and round tables held by professionals in various parts of the island.

Some of the sessions, in the morning or at sunset, take place in close contact with nature, in the pine forests or directly on the beach overlooking the turquoise waters and immersed in the Mediterranean scrub.

Nature and well-being in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah Terracotta colored dunes, white sand beaches, the green of the mangroves and mountains in the background, unique natural elements that characterize

Ras Al Khaimah, the Emirate of nature

, perfect for a break of relaxation and discovery.

To reconnect with nature, there are many trekking routes that wind through Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the Emirates, where you can admire splendid views and enjoy numerous outdoor experiences.

Wellness lovers can also add a regenerating treatment to their stay in one of the many spas of the Emirate hotels, which boasts the most important international brands such as Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, Ritz-Carlton, Radisson InterContinental and Mövenpick, and indulge in regenerating treatments and holistic during your vacation.

In addition, for all-round wellbeing enthusiasts,

RAKtopia will be held from 22 to 23 October

, Ras Al Khaimah's first wellness, art and music festival designed to revitalize, inspire and ignite creativity.

The festival features yoga, meditation, pilates and jamming classes and dance sessions, all accompanied by a line-up of musicians, DJs and artists who will create live works of art inspired by the unique character of the Emirate's landscape, as well as interactive ceramic and mandala workshops.

The location of RAKtopia will be the Longbeach Campground, a facility located along a 300-meter stretch of beach that combines the concept of traditional camping with luxury services and engaging activities, creating a unique "glamping" experience.

Between ocean and countryside, wellness and romance around Lisbon.



figure among the cheapest European destinations, the wellness offer, more or less luxury, is rich, both in the city and in the surrounding area.

They range from

yoga retreats

to five-star beauty treatments, passing through wellness experiences in close contact with nature: in a nutshell, all that remains is to choose your preferred method of getting back into shape to face autumn at full strength.

Less than an hour from Lisbon, in the Arrábida Natural Park,

Villa Epicurea

transports you to a parallel world thanks to a selection of thematic retreats: for example, an

Art Therapy retreat is scheduled for November

all female that combines yoga, meditation and trekking.

Near the beautiful oceanfront village of Azenhas do Mar is Outpost, a casitas complex with tennis court, Finnish sauna, hot and cold water swimming pool, yoga studio and open air gym.

For those who prefer the countryside, Selvaterra Country House, about an hour from the capital, also offers guests an

outdoor hot tub

, for a relaxing hot bath under the stars.

Each suite also features products from the Meraki organic cosmetics line, including bubble baths and rose and lemongrass scented bath bombs.

Finally, for those who don't mind expenses, there are two options: the Palacio Estoril and the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais.

Located in Estoril, near Cascais, Palacio Estoril is home to the renowned

Banyan Tree Spa

offering high-level treatments of local inspiration, such as Portugal Romance, a body wrap based on avocado and honey, or oriental, such as Tropical Rainmist.

Tivoli Palacio de Seteais is a very romantic boutique hotel housed in an 18th century palace in the Sintra Natural Park, a stone's throw from the Palácio Nacional da Pena and the Quinta da Regaleira.

The hotel houses the Anantara Spa, an oasis of peace surrounded by greenery, or rather, among the colors of the foliage.

Among the treatments offered, the body scrub and the

antioxidant facial based on wine by Colares,

accompanied by a good glass, or

the Reconnect yourself through nature ritual, based on rosemary and semi-precious stones

, to accompany a cup of tea .

Relax in the wilderness of South Africa.

South Africa is the destination for a relaxing holiday immersed in a unique natural environment.

Throughout the country there are top-notch wellness centers offering personalized beauty treatments and

special beauty rituals inspired by the local cultural tradition.

Those who want a holiday in close contact with nature can try

a massage in the South African bush: inside the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

, close to Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers an exclusive wellness experience after an adventurous day of safari.

Guests, comfortably lying on the bed of their suite, can enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding savannah, while an expert masseur practices pleasant treatments using perfumes and aromatic oils.

The lodge also houses the Amani Spa which, thanks to its wide range of beauty rituals and holistic body treatments, represents a perfect oasis of peace and beauty.

Moving in the province of Mpumalanga, on the banks of the Mabrak River, Ulusaba Safari Lodge is a stop not to be missed: inside is Boma Aroma, a large spa that offers wellness treatments using

local natural ingredients

such as rooibos, aloe, marula and the African potato.

For those who want to take a relaxing break and regain lost energy, Sharman's Journey is the perfect ritual to reduce muscle stress through a body massage with rose quartz and amethyst crystals. 

Source: ansa

All life articles on 2022-09-30

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