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The New Wellness

The wellness travel industry is moving  forward in the wake of the drastic effects of COVID-19 with upgraded hygiene measures, biosecurity and digital check-ins, all part of the necessary procedures for today’s conscious consumer.

Wellness resorts and medical spas around the globe are opening their doors with revised retreats and experiences, updated treatments and the introduction of new therapies.

All Natural – Lefay Eco Spas

Lefay Eco Spas are set in the natural landscapes of Northern Italy and are offering new packages to promote nature-related wellness. The resorts are located in Northern Lake Garda Park and Adamello Brenta Natural Park, where guests can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities.

The Lefay Collection is offering  new re-opening packages:

Adventure In The Dolomites:

This three-night retreat invites guests to take a day hiking in the mountains and a day e-biking.  Both days will be led by a private guide.  Guests will have access to the spas, pools, fitness centre, and relaxation areas.

Lefay Natural Wellness On Lake Garda:

With a focus on rebalancing, this programme includes two rebalancing activities for the body, a guided walk through the five stations of the resort’s energy garden and a personalised Lefay SPA Energy Massage. Guests can practise holistic rebalancing activities guided by Lefay’s therapists outside in the resort’s therapeutic energy garden, consisting of five stations associated with ancient symbols and meanings, based on classical chinese medicine,  The activities which are integral to the Lefay SPA Method, are held amongst the age-old trees and Mediterranean shrubs. Directly overlooking the lake, the resort’s large 11 hectare national park also comprises a running circuit, a fitness trail and eight stations to improve muscle elasticity.   A personalised energy massage is also included.

Lefay Eco Spa: https://www.lefayresorts.com/en

Boosting Wellness – Longevity Wellness Worldwide

Longevity Wellness Worldwide, located along the Algarve coast in Portugal, offers a specific focus on programmes for the immunity system.

Longevity Cegonha Country Club

Immune System Boosting Wellness Services available at the hotel Wellness/Medical Spa:

These aim towards prevention, rebalancing dysfunctions, regenerating health, boosting the immune system and promoting physical, mental and holistic wellbeing. A special focus will be placed on the Immune System Boosting Wellness Services available as a part of the wellness offering.

Longevity Body & Mind Group Classes – Yoga, Pilates, Stretching and others to improve overall wellness, relaxation and sleep
Longevity Nutrition – Optional Longevity Meal Plans during your stay: healthy and tasty (solid or liquid) Immune System Boosting diet (subject to Doctor or Nutrition approval, requires consultation)
Longevity Nutrition & Wellbeing Consultation – tips on foods and holistic therapies to improve the Immune System (includes a home based personalized meal plan for regular and sustainable optimization of the Immune System)
Longevity Energetic Healing – Energy Medicine techniques to awaken energies that bring resilience and enthusiasm to our life and greater vitality to body, mind, and spirit.
Longevity Personal Training – personalised and focused training on the different needs of the client

Additional immunity boosting programmes include Ozone Therapy will be available at Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel, Alvor. Ozone has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties, which makes it an excellent treatment to reduce inflammation, reduce free radicals.

Longevity Alvor (www.longevityalvor.com)

Longevity Wellness Worldwide: https://longevitywellnessworldwide.com/

Immunity boosting wellness

Wellness to boost immunity

The New Chenot Palace Weggis in Switzerland

The renowned Chenot Group has recently opened a new state of the art medical spa. As part of the brand’s innovation, Chenot Palace Weggis will feature new Chenot Rooms with sleeping technology where acoustics, light, and bed linen technologies which revert body heat back into energy have been scientifically interwoven with interior design and architecture to create a natural sleeping environment that provides an optimised, restful sleep.  Chenot Palace Weggis offers holistic and personalised programmes for detoxing, energising and resetting the body and mind.

Chenot Palace Weggis, https://www.chenotpalaceweggis.com/

A Forest Spa In Austria

Reopening in Austria is the Naturhotel Forsthofgut, located at the foot of Leogang’s Steinberg mountains, an hour from Salzburg. It transformed from a humble logging station into Europe’s first ‘forest spa’, using selected materials to capture nature within its WaldSpa. With pure Alpine water, clean mountain air, cosy fires and natural setting, treatments are centred around nature and regional products. The hotel also offers Alpine vegan cuisine and wines.

Naturhotel Forsthofgut  Austria  www.forsthofgut.at/en 

Mindful Luxury in Croatia

Opening soon on the Croatian island of Hvar, surrounded by olive groves and terraced vineyards, is the Maslina Resort, a luxury mindful resort and Relais & Chateaux property.

Maslina Resort has 50 rooms and three villas and stretches across two hectares of pine forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea with wellbeing at its heart.

The Pharomatiq Spa Centre showcases a modern fitness room, relaxation areas and a dedicated aqua thermal area including a Finnish sauna, aromatherapy steam bath, Turkish hammam, and cold plunge pools.

Sound Healing:

Non-contact services include sound healing, beneficial for treating stress and anxiety and post-traumatic effects of this strenuous times.

Check out the  Maslina Resort 

Authentic Scottish Wilderness Experience

Opening in September,  The Treehouses at Lanrick consists of five luxury sustainable treehouses located in stunning woodland area on the banks of the River Teith in Perthshire. This secluded outpost creates an authentic Scottish wilderness experience, away from the distractions of a busy modern world.

This is a perfect off-grid location for those wanting to escape to nature, with stunning woodland and scenic river walks, biking, picnics, salmon and trout fishing available nearby. For those looking to explore, The Treehouses are located just four miles from the breathtaking Trossachs National Park, which offers mountain climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, wild swimming and boat trips on Loch Lomond. Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Deanston Distillery are all within ten miles. The world renowned Gleneagles and Loch Lomond golf course are also a short distance away.

The Treehouses at Lanrick, Scotland, https://www.lanricktreehouses.co.uk/

Lanserhof diagnoses post Covid-19 programme

Post Covid-19 programme

Innovative medicine

Post Covid-19 Programme

Lanserhof,  renowned for its innovative medicine, is offering a specially created post Covid-19 programme in all its resorts which includes Lanserhof at The Arts Club, London.

The Programme

This programme includes a comprehensive diagnosis as well as individual therapy concepts which address the following areas:

  • Analysis of any infection of COVID-19 or another infectious disease
  • Current status of the internal organs including lungs, heart and liver
  • Health of the immune system doing
  • Health of intestine, vital for fighting off pathogens
  • Condition of the mind, soul and spirit
  • Overall physical fitness

Lanserhof uses the most modern diagnostic methods including:

  • Comprehensive cardiovascular diagnostics
  • Targeted and special laboratory diagnostics with focus on the immune system and microbiological diagnostics
  • Ultrasound of the internal organs
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Bowel diagnostics
  • Holistic biophysical diagnostics
  • Sleep diagnostics

The Therapy

Based on results, each guest receives  an individually adapted therapy,  centred on the Lanserhof cure, in which the body is freed from unnecessary and disease-causing burdens through individually adapted fasting cures. This includes:

  • Nutritional therapeutic measures and individual consultation
  • A bowel cleansing
  • Infusion therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Mitochondrial therapy
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Lymph treatments
  • Healing and connective tissue massages
  • Energetic therapies
  • Sports science consulting and support

About Lanserhof:

For over 30 years, Lanserhof has stood for innovative vital medicine and its concept has made it a medical institution.  The LANS Med Concept is a symbiosis of traditional naturopathy and state-of-the-art medicine. As early as 2012, the headquarters in Lans / Tyrol was supplemented by the LANS Medicum outpatient health centre in Hamburg. In January 2014, Lanserhof opened on Lake Tegernsee. The house was awarded the title of World’s Best Medical Spa for the fifth time in a row at the World Spa Awards. In January 2017, Lanserhof reopened LANS after it had been renovated and expanded to include a new building, a seawater pool and a cold chamber. In July 2019, the world’s first medical gym – Lanserhof at The Arts Club – opened its doors in London, Mayfair, in partnership with the renowned Members Club The Arts Club. Lanserhof Sylt 2021 will also be the first Lanserhof to be built by the sea.

To book at Lanserhof at The Arts Club, London contact the reservations team here.

To book at Lanserhof Lans, Austria or Lanserhof Tegernsee, Germany contact the reservations team here.

Lanserhof post Covid-19 programme price is bespoke dependent on guest needs.

 

Lanserhof at The Arts Club, London

Lanserhof at The Arts Club London

Anti Ageing Clinics

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As anti ageing clinics continue to rise in popularity in the world of health and wellness, the renowned Chenot Group is set to open the most advanced wellness destination in Switzerland.

Boasting the health benefits of its location – fresh air, sweeping mountain views and a number of healthy spring water sources, Chenot Palace Weggis will open later this year as an all seasons spa on Lake Lucerne.

Spanning 5,000 sq. metres, the spa at Chenot Palace Weggis will stand as a full-service integrated medical retreat, offering a blend of Chinese healing and Western medicine, together with state-of-the-art medical technologies.

With advanced diagnostics, a complete range of advanced medical screenings and bespoke treatments will be offered, complimented by a curated nutrition plan as part of the Chenot Diet. All programmes will be carefully integrated in a holistic and systematic manner all known under their distinguished brand name, Chenot Method®.

This unique method treats the individual from a holistic level, integrating and transmitting the emotional, energetic and physical and  signals to the body. The advance medical screening tests of the Chenot Method®, are focused primarily into understanding the individuality of the person and current status of optimal health and wellness. With the measurement of “Chenot Lifestyle Biomarkers®”, the process assesses the impact of a guest’s wellness from the way of living, ageing and lifestyle to allow the personalisation of the regime.

With the key vision to unlock individual potential by increasing mental and physical performance at any age, Chenot offers three signature programmes: Advanced Detox, Recover & Energise and Prevention & Ageing Well. Guests will benefit from exclusive access to leading scientific technology, world-class doctors and a luxury hotel setting, offering a wider and advanced range of treatments than many other anti ageing clinics.  Experienced practitioners in every area of wellness will also be on hand, including specialists from internal, preventative and anti ageing medicine, sports medicine, traditional Chinese healing, and medical aesthetics.

Anti Ageing Meaning

Henri Chenot was one of the first to talk about “successful ageing”, believing that the answer to a long and healthy life lies in the correct combination of genetics, lifestyle and environment. The Chenot experience goes beyond detoxing or fasting – it’s more about a healing force that drives cells into a new state of wellbeing.

Chenot Palace Weggis promises a harmonious balance between body, mind and soul through its integrated science-based approach to wellness. With state of the art technology, proven results and reputation, this new wellness destination promises to become one of the best spas in Europe.

More Beauty & Health spas

Chiva Som  in Thailand is an award-winning destination spa officially opened on 19th April 1995, a sanctuary away from the fast pace of life in Bangkok. The philosophy remains the same today, to adopt healthy, life-transforming habits. Chiva-Som  means ‘Haven of Life’ with a quest to help as many people as possible return to the path of wellness.

SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain

This Clinic is located  by the Mediterranean Sea between the bay of Altea and the natural park of Sierra Helada. Here, the objective is to teach new lifestyle habits to improve the health of the individual and to continue the wellness journey after    the visit to assist integration into lifestyle routines back at home. The other aim of SHA is to achieve relaxation.

La Pura in Austria

This is a healthy ageing resort in Austria, an hour from Vienna. Here there focus is on healthy ageing through individual programmes, based on advanced technology and individual consultation.

Specialist Anti Ageing Clinic in Austria

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Anti ageing treatments

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Gold treatments

Investing in Gold Treatments

A range of new luxurious spa treatments using the precious metal gold as the key active ingredient is now offered by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Gold when included as an element of a skincare routine is anti-inflammatory. It can help reduce the production of melanin, treat sun damage, improve skin elasticity and stabilise collagen production. It is even suggested as an alternative to Botox.

Gold conducts ions which stimulate cellular growth of the basal layer, regenerating firm skin cells and providing a tightening effect. An infusion of gold helps to revive the brightness of skin, reduce the signs of skin fatigue and dullness and improve cutaneous elasticity and hydration.

Embodied in facials, massages and scrubs, the Anantara Spas have invested in gold plated treatments which are available in their destinations which include Maldives, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Qatar.

The new Cocoon Medical Spa at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort offers the queen of luxury facials. Entitled, Cleopatra, the 24-carat gold and collagen facial is designed to improve skin elasticity, reverse cell damage, improve blood circulation and increase the regeneration of your natural collagen.

As the ultimate pick-me-up, this facial promises excellent results and leaves skin clean and luminous. Starting with an advanced microdermabrasion treatment, dead cells are exfoliated to prepare the skin to benefit from the properties of gold. This increases blood flow to the skin and helps to produce collagen. The LED (light-emitting diode) gives deep stimulation to the skin, improving natural collagen levels.

The intense nourishment of the 24-carat gold, collagen mask, hyaluronic acid, peptide moisturiser help stimulate natural collagen production in the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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Healing Through Horses

Equine therapy  is taking the reins in the world of wellness.

This transformational experience is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and worldwide. Even Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and singer Selina Gomez are among those who have sought equine therapy as part of a wider treatment programme.

Combining the power of healing through horses with the luxury, spacious setting of Casa de Campo Resort and Villas in the Dominican Republic, a unique and aptly named “Unbridled Retreat” will take place in April this year.

Equine gestalt coach and authentic horse listener, Devon Combs, has partnered with the Caribbean resort to offer a retreat for up to 12 women. Her aim is to help women find clarity and purpose through the healing power of horses in an environment designed to promote wellness, self-discovery and healing.  “I’ve experienced the healing power of horses first-hand. Now I bring women and horses together in a safe space where I teach people how to let go of self-sabotage and pick up the reins of their lives. I specialise in helping them get clear on where they’re headed, and find the courage to move forward in their lives.”

The Unbridled Retreat at Casa de Campo provides the ideal setting for the equestrian centre within its 7,000-acre resort. Dripping in Hollywood legacy and Hamptons luxury, Casa de Campo and its mansion villa homes have attracted A-list celebrities, politicians and royals for decades, recently including Jay-Z and Beyonce, the Kardashians, Drake, Alycia Keys and Bill Clinton.

The Unbridled Retreat takes place in April 2020.

For details on this equine therapy retreat: https://www.casadecampo.com.do/experiences/sports/equestrian/unbridled-equine-retreat/

Anti Ageing Clinic in Austria

Gender Medicine at la pura

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Too much caffeine, the wrong type of exercise, deficient in omega oils or too stressed to do anything about it. How is your health? Is your lifestyle balanced? Is it time to make a few changes?

With the dawn of a new decade and trend-setting health analysis methods, I decided to put my health under the microscope using gender medicine and genetic evaluation. And where better than through a pioneering company where “healthy ageing” is the pinnacle objective. Such an approach is practised at la pura, (www.lapura.at), a dedicated resort for women, located in the healthy heartlands of rural Austria.

Gender Health

La pura offers innovative concepts for the prevention of specific conditions in women based on the latest findings in gender medicine, in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna. Diagnostic testing individualises relevant ageing subjects and tackles them in a scientific way, based on epigenetics. This scientific field differentiates between the (static) genome and an epigenome, which can be altered dynamically by biological, mental and social factors. In other words, the ageing process can be influenced preventively in a timely manner and used to actively and consciously shape the path of the future. At la pura, the epigenetic risk factors of each woman are determined comprehensively using modern diagnostic methods which can individually determine a woman‘s biological age and focus on any potential weak points. There are coordinated therapies and medical treatments, including some for home application, for any weak points that are discovered. The testing covers lifestyle and mental balance, exercise and nutrition to supplementation and hormone replacement.

It is recommended that testing is done before a stay at la pura. A test kit is sent in advance. It’s quick to do, a few painless pin pricks from the fingertips for several blood samples, hygienically and safely sealed and then whizzed off to a specialist hospital laboratory in Austria.  

After 3-4 weeks, the results are in. They are returned in the form of a detailed personal report, colourful graphs, medical terminology which is mind boggling at first, but becomes clear after a few reads. The report provides personal feedback in lifestyle routines, habits, exercise, anxiety levels, nutrition and metabolism. What’s more, it is designed just for you based on your own blood sample.

A one-to-one telephone call is scheduled to discuss the results in detail which takes around an hour. However, it is essential to read and digest the data first to gain some understanding of the principles of the evaluation and to grasp the meaning so as to be able to make lifestyle changes.

There are several types of tests offered, each valuable to anyone who places wellness as a top priority. I opted for the Metabolic Health Panel. This test covers three principles: nutrigenomics which includes DNA and nutrition, genes and how they are regulated, and personalised nutrition. The Metabolic Health Panel reveals your metabolic and genetic types and characters.

Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics is the research into the interaction between genes and nutrition for long-term individual nutritional recommendations. We all express our genes in a unique way, which influences the functions of the metabolism. We differ strongly in metabolic capacities as individuals. Depending on our genetic conditions, there are significant differences in our need for macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins, nutrients, trace minerals). External factors such as the environment as well as our internal workings greatly affect the rate of influence of methylation on metabolism and other areas of our body. Our diet has a strong influence on our gene regulation (epigenetics).

Genes

Genes are sections of our DNA where the blueprint for proteins is located. Small deviations in the sequence of these main building blocks within a gene can affect the function of protein. Inherited or randomly formed, these remain for life. Epigenetics accounts for the mechanisms of gene regulation that can be influenced by environmental factors, diet, and lifestyle. With a change in one’s lifestyle (diet, exercise, and stress levels), gene activity can be increased and decreased.

Personalised Nutrition

Through the analysis of twenty-three gene variants (SNPs) and various epigenetic markers the test determines your metabolic type. There are four types:

Carbohydrate Type: Carbohydrates are metabolised well but there are difficulties in digesting protein and fat.

Fat Type: Fat is metabolized well, a desired weight can be achieved with the right intake and lipid composition in the diet.

Protein Type: Proteins are digested well so weight loss can be achieved with protein rich foods.

Balanced Type: All three macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) are equally well metabolized.

SNPs are evaluated individually and contribute to your personalized nutritional recommendations. The results offer indications on how to lose or gain weight according to your individual body type. How to attain a stabilized, healthy body weight through modulation of macronutrient intake, and by incorporating specific types and durations of exercise. This forms the basis for your individual personalised nutrition.

Genetics and Exercise: Which Exercise Type Are You?

Exercise is essential for all of us. However, the type of exercise to benefit you is dependent on genetics. Endurance sports may good for some, while others are better suited to and will gain greater health benefits from strength training or a combination of both.

By assessing the variations of genes, the analysis is able to assign appropriate and effective exercise programme suited to your body type. The test evaluates how physical movement effects your body weight.

Preventative Health

A genetic health report also can provide a prediction of your genetic risk for diabetes and obesity and provide a future lifestyle plan to avoid major problems in the short and long term.

Results

My report has guided me in adjusting my lifestyle habits and routines.  Being designated as a carbohydrate type, I am now mindful of the nutritional values of this food group, buckwheat, quinoa and rice and to the importance of including the outer shells of grains, as well as the proportion of proteins I need to include.  Complex carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly, provide more energy, and contain more vitamins. The quality of fats was highlighted (linseed oil highly recommended) as was the need to increase my intake of fish oils (omega 6). My body type also benefits from fasting intervals to give time to regenerate. Water consumption needs to be topped up to two litres. If I choose to reduce weight, exercise would not do the trick, my only option is to reduce my food calorie intake. But of course, exercise is important to mind and body. Endurance & strength are my recommended exercise – so here’s to Nordic walking, biking, jogging and swimming as well as weight bearing programme at my local gym.

My lifestyle, hooray, is balanced but I am warned to watch stress levels. My analysis revealed a few dodgy genes which of course I am unable to change but through this detailed report I can help to strengthen the good genes to counteract negative effects. We are not all perfect!

Identifying your own biological make-up, understanding how your body works and the red alert signs help you to feel more in control and at one with the workings of your own body. You become more aware of external factors reacting to your own system.

Ageing Well

I’m on track to a healthier decade. My genes defined and the tweaks to my lifestyle habits and routine slowly integrated.  How about you?

The Geneometry Metabolic Health is priced at EUR 390

To find out more about metabolic testing, contact www.lapura.at

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Menopause In Today’s Society

Hushed and under the radar in the world of wellness is the subject of menopause. That is until now.  Recognising the need for further evaluation and research into the effects of menopause on women today, the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, has introduced a unique programme to tackle this issue.

The ‘Women’s Health Optimisation’ programme has been specifically designed for women experiencing menopause in a bid to help them understand this important stage of life. It offers women the opportunity to rebalance and regenerate their holistic health and wellbeing, minimising the negative effects of this stage of their life, boosting self-confidence and vitality. With key symptoms being fatigue, hot flushes, reduced libido, night sweats, palpitations, headaches, memory problems, low mood and joint pains, Longevity’s new programme aims to check up on and address these symptoms, whilst inviting guests to enjoy 5* hotel accommodation located over the bay of Alvor in Portugal’s Algarve.

Usually considered a ‘taboo’ topic of conversation, attitudes to the menopause are being transformed. Wellness companies, fem-tech and beauty brands have started stepping up to champion this fundamental life stage. It has been reported that almost half of women say they would feel unable to talk to their boss about menopause and experience inappropriate comments about the menopause at work. Even celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, have spoken out on the need to recognise this key stage of life and Longevity has joined the movement. The media is now following suit.

Longevity Women’s Health Optimisation Programme
Over a minimum stay of four nights, the programme offers a large variety of medical consultations, menopause check-up and a Longevity holistic health check. Additional therapies and consultations include:

  • Integrative Medicine and Anti-Ageing Consultation
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics Consultation
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation
  • Vitamin B12 IM Boost
  • CoQ10 IV Boost
  • Glutathione IV Boost
  • Acupuncture Sessions
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Longevity Nutrition Consultation
  • Energetic Healing Therapies 

Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy access to the detox & relax wet area circuit, gym, half-board meal plan, access to the Longevity Vitality activity plan daily group activities and Longevity infusions, alkaline water ph 9.5, and aromatherapy essential oil.

Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel (longevityalvor.com/en/) offers a standard room from £170 per room per night on a B&B basis, based on 2 people sharing. The Women’s Health Optimisation is priced at €5,333/£4,725pp for 4 nights (excluding accommodation).

The Growth of Dubai’s Aesthetic & Dental Wellness Tourism

Dubai’s position as a leading global healthcare destination is thanks to the emirate’s focus on the constant adoption of the latest technologies, talents and systems that ensure international standards of patient care. The emirate offers a complete transitional journey with modern programs and advanced technologies that effectively address personalized needs. As a result Dubai welcomed in excess of 337,011 health tourists last year

With the support of Dubai Health Experience (DXH), the brand conceived by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to enhance the health facilities in Dubai and cement its position on the global health and wellness tourism landscape, there has been a nine per cent growth in the number of health facilities that have been verified and added to the DXH Group.

To effectively address the rising demand from discerning clients from around the globe, the DXH website offers comprehensive medical packages that have been created with its members. The website www.dxh.ae is available in different languages and has a live chat support feature. It allows users to choose from over 600 health and wellness packages that include an extensive range of medical diagnosis and treatment options across various specialties offered by accredited healthcare facilities.

Through the adoption of a holistic approach aimed at promoting overall wellbeing, Dubai offers wellness and medical packages that promise and deliver healing, personal growth and intense pampering and relaxation in the safest and most secure environment. The emirate achieves this through an extensive network of service providers that include integrated health centers and globally renowned wellness resorts. These include the Retreat the Palm and DNA health center at the Madinah Jumeirah, which is an integrated wellness and aesthetics center that offers health screening, aesthetics, ante-aging therapies and alternative medicine. These wellness retreats have developed their relaxation, weight loss and diabetes management programs under the guidance of licensed professionals, wellness nutritionists and functional medicine practitioners. They combine relaxation and rejuvenation in the form of detox and cleansing through yoga and mindfulness, to cater to the individual needs of clients.

Recently there has been an increased interest from the UK and European travellers in the aesthetic and cosmetics wellness services offered by Dubai’s state-of-the-art wellness centers. This segment, which offers non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, is now contributing significantly to the growth of the sector. Treatments for skin and face continue to be in great demand and are offered by many highly qualified wellness centres and spas using the latest technology as well as adopting a holistic approach to the individual’s wellbeing.

Dentistry is also one of the rising requirements for European tourists. Dubai’s dental wellness offers highly advanced dental clinics that boast state-of-the-art technologies, highly qualified, and experienced dentists. From fillings to bridges, implants, root canals to veneers and teeth whitening, the emirate offers high quality cosmetic dentistry with over 25 specialist dentists. The latest advances in dental and healthcare technology now provides patients with a unique opportunity to achieve optimum oral wellness by having the treatments tailored to suit their personal needs.

Today’s idea of wellness is multi-dimensional and encompasses the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health of individuals. A deep understanding of this knowledge is the basis of Dubai’s rise as one of the top popular medical and wellness tourism destinations around the world, reflected by the increasing numbers of medical and wellness tourists.. Apart from aesthetics and dental wellness, dermatology, ophthalmology and fertility are also among sought-after specialties.

The emirate now offers a 90-days medical tourism visa in cooperation with General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, which is renewable for an extra 30 days depending on the duration and severity of the procedure and the patient’s medical condition. Related travel insurance is also issued within 48 hours of registration at any visa facility.

DXH continues its efforts to add value to Dubai’s standing on the global medical tourism landscape, attracting medical and wellness tourists from all over the globe to explore unique wellness experiences in Dubai. Harnessing the experience and expertise of many highly qualified medical facilities with specially trained medical professionals, Dubai’s medical tourism delivers incomparable healthcare experiences of global standards, as the influx of medical tourists to the emirate is poised to reach 1.3 million by 2021.

The emirate is very accessible from Africa, Asia and Europe thanks to the superior connectivity made possible by numerous airlines and airports.

 

 

 

Healthy Ageing in Austria

Gender Medicine at la pura

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Would you like to know your biological age, your allergies, your health forecast? La pura in the Waldviertel region of Austria is a dedicated healthy ageing resort designed exclusively for women.

More than a wellness hotel, the focus at la pura is on slowing the biological clock with treatments formulated to outsmart time. According to research, our age is determined 30 per cent by genetics, the remainder up to us to manage by our lifestyle choices and habits, good or bad. The resort attracts those who want to understand their make-up, identify and change negative lifestyle habits. The emphasis is not on anti but on healthy ageing by embracing and enhancing life‘s journey, not battling against it.

The theory is based on female-specific gender medicine developed by Dr Alexandra Kautzky-Willer of the Medical University of Vienna and healthy ageing programmes managed by Medical Director, Dr Sabine Froehlich, at la pura.  Based on science and proven evidence, ageing topics are individualised and addressed with innovative and sustainable solutions. Results not only determine the biological age, but highlight weak areas and risk factors.

There is a wide range of treatments and programmes which are custom-made and based on diagnostic tests and medical consultations, all in the name of aging gracefully.  Genetic testing tackles pre-dispositions and age-related diseases. A 3D skin analysis scans the skin to reveal collagen loss, sun damage and age. A saliva test detects silent inflammations in the body. Others include testing metabolic function and individual macronutrient needs leading to weight stability and management.  If stress is a factor, there’s mental counselling and relaxing treatments.

Originally built in 1914 as a mansion house, today it stands as a spacious health retreat with 85 guestrooms classically decorated. The Boccaccaio room, a former theatre, is the social heart where afternoon tea is served daily and the host for organised entertainment – a pianist, wine tasting or make-up workshop. Relaxed and  friendly, it’s a space for guests to share their experiences. Just over an hour from Vienna, the retreat lies in the Kamptal valley, with a river running by and a castle silhouette overhead.

The spa includes a choice of saunas, steam rooms & an infra-red cabin. Little exfoliating peeling cups are available, flavoured with mango, vanilla, or even chocolate – a refreshing touch.  And around every corner, relaxation areas appear in different modes, quiet rooms, warmed loungers, alcoves around the indoor pool and outdoor decks.

Prevention is a key component of healthy ageing.  Chinese traditional medicine is practised here as well as natural therapies such as underwater extension therapy, effective for tensions and misaligned sections of the spinal cord. “Healthy Ageing Therapy” is a revitalising manual massage using vaporised herb pouches and warm aromatic oils, individually created. Think almond and sesame oils, together with herbal mixtures of ginger, elderflower, mint and ivy.

Ad hoc botox and fillers are frowned upon. Here cosmetic and aesthetic medicine is based on the results of a Visia Scan, which detects the collagen levels, the depth of lines and wrinkles and the sun damage from which digital results calculate facial age. This test is a scientific qualifier for future and effective treatments which may take the form of thread lifting, fillers or skin rejuvenation with mesotherapy – a vitamin cocktail. A personalised serum is formulated for your skin’s requirements. For arms, legs and abdomens, the aesthetic body treatments target fat cells using suction-wave massage, reducing them via the lymphatic system, followed by an ultrasound and agent treatment to activate a fat-burning process.

Food is an integral part of a stay. The FX Mayr nutritional programme is a popular treatment to detox the intestines and improve digestion. It involves a different approach to eating and appreciating food intake.  Guests following this dine away from temptation in a separate dining room. And to maintain these culinary virtues and encourage diet lifestyle changes, cookery classes are held regularly in the show kitchen.

Guests can follow a low-calorie menu or for those wishing to indulge, dinner is a 4-course affair. Yellow turnip coconut foam soup and salmon with lukewarm orange fennel salad are examples of the creative dishes served.  Breakfast is ultra- healthy with warm millet porridge, spelt pancakes and vegan bircher served with an edible flower garnish – all too good to eat!  The restaurant spills outside, overlooking the square, a peak into everyday life in this sleepy town, known for its singer-song writer, Falco. His monument ornaments the local park.

Classes and activities for mind and body can fill your day with maybe a few new experiences thrown in. Smovey walking is trending – a one up-man-ship on Nordic walking. It involves weighted hand accessories while walking through the park and climbing through the forested area. These bright green loops help with posture and joint mobility and coordination. Along with yoga, a staple in spa resorts, classes include balance, endurance and spine care exercises. The sling workout involves muscle strengthening using ropes to stabilise the body. Days at la pura are interesting, sociable and as busy as you want them to be, including a dip in the River Kamp.

La pura offers that ray of hope to women battling with healthy ageing.It is a place to relax and to find a personalised formula to slow down the ticking clock, inside and out. A wrinkle and a wobble less, a stronger mind, a body and soul in harmony and acceptance.La pura serves a recipe that is effective, holistic and individual – a sustainable form of health prevention and healthy ageing.

la pura women’s health resort kamptal
Hauptplatz 58, 3571 Gars am Kamp, Austria
Tel.: 
+43 2985/26 66-741
Fax.: +43 2985/26 66-745
Mail: 
willkommen@lapura.at or reservierung@lapura.at

The packages:

https://www.lapura.at/en/health/healthy-aging/

https://www.lapura.at/en/health/detox/

The editor was a guest of la pura.

Healing journeys in the rainforest

Silent canopy walks, wild swimming and rainforest yoga. The Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa in Malaysia brings a new level of healing programming by harnessing the healing power of its natural setting in the heart of the Mulu National Park.

The 52,000 hectares of ancient primary rainforest surrounding the resort serve as the canvas for Ayus Wellness, a new program created by Dr Gerry Bodeker, an academic at both the University of Oxford and Columbia University in New York.

The natural environment of Mulu allows Ayus Wellness to employ nature as one of its primary tools of therapy for personalized, science-based programmes to enhance minds and moods. This converts to forest immersion with yoga, meditation, silent canopy walks, and swimming in the mineralized waters of Clearwater Pool, which are filtered through 60-million-year-old limestone caves.

Ayus takes its name from the Sanskrit, meaning the sense of life, from its most microscopic cellular level to its simultaneous vastness, including the movement of galaxies and universes.

Borneo food traditions, local Sarawakian ingredients and flavors, and even wild-crafted foods from the grounds of the resort itself have been used to craft a unique wellness cuisine for Ayus Wellness. The gourmet vegetarian menu includes a unique power shot made from gotu kolu (Centella asiatica), known locally as Pegaga.

The resort adjoins the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park, one of the few sites in the world which satisfies all four of the criteria for the World Heritage List. One of the most important tenets of Ayus Wellness is its capacity for building employment among the indigenous local community; nearly 200 members of the indigenous community have been trained in roles from hotel management to running the national park.

With this innovative new program Ayus Wellness at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa has become the first hotel in Malaysia to join the Healing Hotels of the World. 

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