Switzerland has long been synonymous with health and wellness due to its fresh mountain air, thermal baths, clinics and luxury spa hotels. Rich with a myriad of mood-boosting colours of blue and green hues which themselves reduce anxiety and sadness, the region is an ideal wellness destination providing much needed nourishment for the mind and body.
The Canton of Vaud (the Lake Geneva region) offers pure air and revivifying waters. It is home to eight clinics, eight five star spa hotels and three thermal bath centres and is located in western Switzerland, between Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel, Extending from the Jura Mountains up to the Vaud Alps and along the lakes and the towns of Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey the region unveils its wellness facilities for international guest
Cinq Mondes Spa at The Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne
The Beau-Rivage Palace will open its new spa facility featuring a new aesthetic and architectural dimension; a haven of exceptional sensory experiences. Spread over 16,000 square feet, the spa features nine treatment rooms, a fitness room, a yoga studio, two heated pools and a restaurant all overlooking Lake Geneva. Cinq Mondes Spa brings together a wide range of cutting-edge and ceremonial treatments inspired by great traditions of wellbeing from around the world.
2021 marks 90 years of Clinique La Prairie, Montreux
A health clinic and award-winning spa, Clinique La Prairie has been a pioneer in longevity since 1931 and the creator of cellular therapy. With over fifty doctors and two hundred experts, this is the ultimate place to discover the key to health and wellbeing. Here, they believe in a holistic and preventive approach to health with a combination of progressive medical expertise and an exciting collection of traditional and alternative philosophies.
Newly renovated spa at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Willow Stream Spa has undergone a complete renovation and is due to reopen this spring. This stunning 2000sq metre spa instils well-being and a deep feeling of relaxation. Connecting guests with the water elements in an inspiring decor, this haven of peace truly reflects the tranquillity and purity of the Swiss Alps.
The hottest thermal spring in Switzerland at Lavey-les-Bains
At a temperature of 62°, Switzerland’s hottest thermal spring gushes from the ground in Lavey-les-Bainst at the foot of the Alps, the location of the Lavey-les-Bains thermal spa. The thermal spa has two pools, including a 1,000 m2 outdoor pool, maintained at a temperature of 32 to 36°, including a jacuzzi, jets, waterfall, and bubbling water beds. The poolside Nordic pavilion has a sauna or snow grotto for guests to enjoy, while the Serenity Lodge has a wood’s lamp relaxation or colour therapy room. The Oriental Area includes a hammam, Turkish baths and water fountains.
The region offers lakesides, mountains, the Glacier3000 and waterfront cities and towns such as Lausanne, Montreux, Nyon, Morges and Yverdon-les-Bains, This canton has influenced and inspired artists through the years, from Lord Byron and Audrey Hepburn to Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury. The mountain resorts Villars, Les Diablerets, Château-d’Oex and Leysin are easily accessible.