1. CHENOT ESCAPE AT
When it opens its doors in March this year, Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, promises to become an all-encompassing wellness destination. The resort will, in fact, be the first One&Only to offer Chenot Espace, a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned Chenot Method®. Using advanced diagnostic tests, pioneered by Chenot, enables the team to identify what is ageing a guest’s body and how to set new pathways to improve their performance and wellbeing. After the initial consultation stage, each guest will receive a personalised programme involving nutritional recommendations, detox menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments, stress relieving activities and more, all designed to stimulate the body to eliminate toxins, trigger repairing and regenerative actions, resulting in increased energy levels and vitality. This path to physical and mental enlightenment comes neatly wrapped up in a typical One&Only cocoon of luxury. With the resort’s positioning on the Adriatic coastline, intoxicating views are a much-needed tonic, while the elegant rooms and suites give you space to breathe, making this wellness retreat very much 2021’s must-try.
2. CHENOT PALACE WEGGIS
Switzerland is world-renowned for its clinical and holistic wellness industry, with some of the world’s best treatments found here. Inviting you to ‘unlock your potential’, Chenot Palace Weggis (located at the foot of the Swiss Alps in Lucerne) is designed and equipped to offer six day/seven night programmes, using a 5,000sqm medical spa facility with state-of-the-art diagnostics and cutting-edge medical screening tests. The six-day Advanced Detox Programme aims to help you unleash the self-healing power of your body, and is the pillar programme of Henri Chenot.
Inducing a deep purification and detoxification of the body, it supports the natural processes to excrete metabolic waste and toxins, to repair defective tissues and to restore hormonal balance. The programmed consists of medical consultations, a detoxifying diet, Chenot Diagnostics, Chenot Bio-Energetic Treatments, Chenot Energetic Massages, Phyto-Mud treatments and so much more. Once you’re done each day, you can lie back and lap up the scenery of Lake Lucerne, take afternoon tea to a backdrop of the Swiss Alps, or just stroll serenely through the Japanese garden for optimum peace and privacy.
3. THE PALACE SPA, ES SAADI MARRAKECH RESORT
A Moroccan haven for all things wellness, the sprawling Palace Spa at five-star Es Saadi Marrakech Resort embodies rich nourishment for all aspects of the mind, body and soul. This year, Es Saadi has collaborated with the prestigious Parisian yoga club Le Tigre, to host world-class yoga retreats throughout the year, in March, May and November. Guests looking to restore, revive and recharge can do so in this paradisiacal corner of mystical Morocco, with the yoga retreats set in the resort’s sun-dappled gardens.
The three-night full-board experience offer includes six 90-minute yoga classes with a teacher from Le Tigre Yoga Club, a hammam scrub and massage, unlimited detox juices, and complimentary access to Oriental Thermae® and the beautiful Palace Spa, which is built around a centuries-old Eucalyptus tree. Espousing a philosophy of wholeness of body and mind, guests can be assured every inch of their body will be looked after, allowing you to emerge from your three-day wellness stay a new and improved you.
4. SIX SENSES
Set into the hillside and overlooking five stunning beaches, Six Senses Kaplankaya in Bodrum, Turkey, is slice of pure paradise. Beyond its beautiful location, the resort is also home to a world-class spa centred around holistic therapies – the most advanced and extensive spa within the Six Senses portfolio. Spread over 10,000 square metres, the spa journey starts with a seven-metre ‘meditation walk’, before guests undertake a variety of programmes that guide you towards optimal well-being, sleep, nutrition, movement and mindfulness.
You won’t find facilities like this anywhere else, with the spa’s 20 treatment rooms, Alchemy Bar and huge hydrothermal areas to the Watsu pool, hammams, igloo, Finnish Sauna, salt grotto and meditation cave. Programmes on offer include the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, which brings in a traditional Ayurvedic doctor who’ll curate a series of therapies based on each individuals’ dosha (Ayurvedic body type) to improve vitality and boost immune system health. The resort is also the first to open a Holistic Anti-Ageing Centre, led by renowned neuroscientist and mind-body expert, Dr. Claudia Aguirre.
5. CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE
Lake Geneva plays host to Clinique La Prairie, a world-renowned medical clinic and one of Switzerland’s most popular wellness destinations since it was founded in 1931. Set to the most majestic backdrop of Montreux, the four-pillar philosophy used here enables each guest to embark on a personalised and holistic detox journey that incorporates elements to enhance longevity and mental serenity – something we could all probably benefit from at the moment. Using the four essential ‘pillars’ for longevity as a starting point, the programme looks at medical care, nutrition, movement and wellbeing, with a final goal of helping you stay healthy, live longer and live life to the fullest.
While the multi-award winning spa is busy fulfilling every physical, psychological and emotional need, the hotel is its own oasis of calm spread across three buildings, each with stunning views of the Alps. The 38 luxury rooms and suites are as chic and contemporary as they come, with the La Prairie Suite overlooking the clinic’s French garden, making it perfectly conducive to continued relaxation.
6. COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE
The soulful surrounds of this jungled-fringed property lend themselves to natural wellbeing, giving COMO Shambhala Estate a headstart on its journey towards health and rejuvenation. Nestled in a spiritual enclave of the jungle, the spa here elevates pampering to an art form, while its seven-night Healing Holidays programme will give you a top-to-toe wellness reboot. Each of the treatments are highly-tailored to each guest’s needs, and designed to meet individual desired outcomes, starting with a consultation to identify your needs, be it to improve sleep, boost immunity, relieve anxiety... You’ll then undergo targeted therapies, COMO Shambhala treatments, a nutrition plan and daily activities all prescribed around your specific wellness journey.
The Estate itself possesses one of Bali’s eight sacred natural springs, from which water is drawn and used in the spa treatments, completing its 360-holistic approach, and you can choose activities and treatments from massages to colonics, pranayama to meditation therapy. With epic views of verdant forests and rice paddies all around, this is a truly healing escape.
7. SHA WELLNESS CLINIC
A global pioneer of integrated medical and holistic wellness, SHA Wellness Clinic blends ancient philosophies with the latest advances in Western medicine to generate scientifically-proven results. The 14-day Enhanced Purification Detox Programme is the perfect way to kickstart your journey to optimal health. The programme aims to purify the body of toxins and find the level of oxidative stress in the body in order to take measures to counteract it and learn new healthy habits to optimise natural detoxification.
You’ll also have access to over 30 full-time doctors and specialists who work with cutting-edge technology, such as Photobiomodulation and Trascranial Current Simulation, co-developed by NASA and Harvard Medical School.
Alongside all the science stuff, natural therapies are on hand for more holistic health, from reiki, massages and meditation to traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition plans. The clinic’s Mediterranean location is easy on the eye too, between the beautiful bay of Altea and the bucolic park of Sierra Helada, making it a retreat that promises to restore peace of mind, too.