. . . from great value spa breaks that will put a spring in your step to new treatments, life-changing retreats and
      inspirational exotic resorts around the world.
Fly into the Maldives in style
Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa is the first luxury resort in the Maldives south of the equator and the only one to have a private executive airport terminal at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll. Guests with a private jet can arrive and depart in effortless style from the airport, just five minutes away from the resort by private speedboat. The airport offers Shangri-La’s first-class service, a private jet lounge, on-site immigration, customs support and baggage screening.

Guests travelling on commercial airlines into Male International Airport embark on a scenic 70-minute inter-island flight with ‘Maldivian’ to Gan International Airport, from where they are transferred to the resort by private speedboat. Surrounded by a coral reef, the boutique-style resort features 132 villas in seven styles from private water villas and tropical tree houses to pool villas and beachside residences. The resort also offers five dining options, a 9-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool, dive school, entertainment centre, tennis courts and a 24-hour business lounge.

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is located in its own spa village within the resort, with 11 spacious villas including five double villas offering ‘spa within a spa’ environments. There is also a yoga pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean, individual treatment villas with steam rooms and private gardens.

The spa menu offers a selection of Asian massages and Indian Ayurvedic treatments as well as locally inspired treatments and wellbeing programmes with yoga, Ayurveda meditation, fitness, chi balance and herbal foot pounding and reflexology.

Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa
Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Republic of Maldives
www.shangri-la.com

Spa Reviver Packages
Treat yourself to some rest and relaxation after the recent wintery weather with a Mercure Hotels overnight ‘Spa Reviver’ package to pamper body soul, spirit and skin.


The Spa Reviver costs just £150 for two and is available at ten Mercure Spa Hotels across the UK. The package includes £70 worth of spa treatments to share, with dinner and breakfast for two. The rates are per room, per night and based on two people sharing.

The choice of spa treatments includes the ‘Smooth and Soothe Me’, a pure massage facial designed to radiate the skin, reflexology, Indian head massages and a wide range of 25 or 55 minute treatments suitable for men, women and couples.


The offer is available from the following Mercure hotels across Britain:
Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa; Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa; Mercure Bolton Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa; Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel And Spa Warwickshire; Mercure Bristol Holland House and Spa; Mercure Cardiff Holland House and Spa; Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel and Spa; Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa; Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall and Spa; Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa.

For further information and Spa Reviver package terms and conditions visit www.mercure.com

Ozone Rejuvenation
Boost your body cells with ozone – active oxygen that has profound cleansing and rejuvenating properties. The Soblime Living Detox and Rejuvenation Retreat at Ashiyana Yoga & Spa Village in Goa, India uses ozone therapy to help attain optimum health, vitality and balance.

The Retreat is tailored to individual needs and starts with a detox, after which the body is replenished with ozone (‘super-oxygen’) and any faulty lifestyle habits are addressed. Ozone therapy cleanses the system of waste products that have accumulated at the cellular level and when the cells are healthy so are the body’s organs and tissues.

The retreat, part of Ashiyana’s Soblime Living Programme is led by Dr Shikha, a medical doctor specialising in detox procedures and Goa’s leading integrative physician. The programme also includes yoga, deep relaxation, detox footbaths and nutrition.


The Ashiyana Yoga & Spa Village is located on Goa’s Mandrem Beach amid lush tropical gardens. Enhanced facilities include a new holistic spa and treatment centre and a range of new luxury accommodation.

For further details and prices visit www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com

New holistic treatments and day packages
The Secret Garden Spa at Congham Hall Hotel moves to full service in April 2013 with the introduction of a new range of day spa packages and holistic treatments, using products from specialist brand Elemental Herbology, as well as plants from the hall’s famous Herb Garden. The spa developments coincide with the recent completion of a major refurbishment of the hotel with a new bar and remodelled restaurant.


The spa sits in the heart of the hotel’s Herb Garden and its aromatic plants will provide additional ingredients for some of the new treatments, such as the signature Rosemary Muscle Melt Massage, which features stimulating ho leaf, lemongrass, nutmeg and rosemary, and deep manipulation to offer long-lasting relief for weary limbs. The Secret Garden Spa features four treatment rooms, a 12-metre swimming pool, a thermal suite – with sauna, bio sauna, steam room and experience showers – footbaths and an outdoor hot tub.

Individual treatments for hotel guests start from £35 for a 30-minute Peptide Eye Lift, while the 60-minute Elemental Herbal Facial costs £65. Non-residents can choose from a varied menu of day spa packages such as the Elemental Bliss Day, which costs £175, includes a rejuvenating mother-of-pearl exfoliation, a chamomile and rose body massage, a cell-active hydro facial and a stress- relieving foot massage, as well as full use of the spa facilities and lunch. Morning-only packages start from £45. A double room with breakfast costs from £135 per night.

For more information on treatments and packages contact spa@conghamhallhotel.co.uk.
To book visit www.conghamhallhotel.co.uk, or call 01485 600250.
Yoga meets Ayurveda in Sri Lanka
Want to experience vibrant, radiant health with long-lasting results? Join a yoga and Ayurveda retreat at the Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka on 21 April – 1 May 2013.


The retreat held at this beautiful location beside the ocean, combines yoga and Ayurveda with clear air and fresh food to inspire vibrant health and wellness. You can practise yoga, enjoy Ayurvedic treatments, learn lifestyle skills, dietary tips and holistic practices to bring about long-lasting lifestyle improvements.

Ayurveda is great for detoxification and rejuvenation; Vinyasa flow yoga, led by a renowned UK yoga teacher Mollie McClelland, is perfect for energising, purifying, and overall fitness. Experience the cleansing from within and your body vibrant and peaceful.

For further details and to book: www.barberynresorts.com

The UK’s first Guerlain Spa
Edinburgh’s Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Hotel has opened the UK’s first Guerlain branded spa – an elegant city retreat offering indulgent and cutting edge treatments using the famous perfume house’s luxury products.


‘Transforming’ half and full day spa experiences include signature and personalised facial and body therapies, makeup sessions, reflexology, Chinese massage and aesthetic drainage. Spa facilities include three treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and state-of-the art 24-hour gym.

Gift packages include ‘Spa and Sparkle’ an indulgent spa and afternoon tea gift experience that includes full use of the exclusive spa and wellbeing facilities, an immaculate manicure by celebrity favourite Leighton Denny, and a Champagne afternoon tea in the hotel’s iconic Peacock Alley. The ‘Spa and Sparkle’ package costs £85 per person or £165.00 for two.

Visit www.thecaledonian.waldorfastoria.com for further information.

Changes at LaSource Resort
LaSource Resort on the Caribbean island of Grenada has been sold and is being transformed into a luxury Sandals Resort – the 14th resort in the Jamaican-based company’s portfolio. Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart acquired the property following discussions with the Government of Grenada and LaSource will be the brand’s first property in the Eastern Caribbean country.


Opening in December 2013, Sandals LaSource Grenada will consist of three villages; Pink Gin Village, Tahiti Village and Italian Village with a choice of 231 rooms, private cottages and bungalows including 75 butler suites. Other amenities will include nine restaurants, three pools and two river pools, meeting facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a full-service Red Lane® Spa.

Visit www.sandals.co.uk for further details

Pamper the man in your life
A selection of Aromatherapy Associates men’s treatments are now available in the Herb House Spa of Lime Wood, the stylish boutique country house hotel in the heart of the New Forest

The purpose built three-storey, ten treatment room destination spa, offers a wide range of treatments and luxury spa amenities including an indoor swimming pool opening onto the garden sun terrace, a rooftop herb garden with sun deck and meditation areas and a spacious Technogym.

The new Aromatherapy Associates treatments include The Refinery Facial – 60 mins, £90; Refinery Face and Body Treatment – 90 minutes, £125; Intense Muscle Release, an intensive massage that works deep into stiff, tight, aching muscles to release pain and tension - £60 minutes, £85 and Heavy Leg Reviver, a specialised massage to ease swollen legs and ankles to refresh and energise -30 minutes, £55.

To book visit www.limewoodhotel.co.uk or call 023 8028 6999.

Art of Swimming

  

There’s still time to book one of Steven Shaw’s ‘Art of Swimming’ wellness programmes at Champneys in 2013.

Based on the Alexander Technique, the Shaw Method is an innovative approach to exercise that falls in line with the holistic ethos of Champneys: teaching greater awareness of body and mind, freedom of movement and prevention of strain and injury.

Working with each participant in the water, instruction is suited for all standards, looking to learn, improve and even perfect swimming techniques. Especially beneficial for confidence building, learning new strokes, improving performance, recovery from neck and back pain and enhancing the enjoyment of water.

The breaks are available at Champneys Henlow and Champneys Springs – all include full board accommodation and access to spa full facilities:

Learn to Swim
Two nights (three days) from 20 June (Champneys Henlow) and 8 August (Champneys Springs)
Suitable for complete beginners only
Private Shaw Method tuition plan made up of group and individual sessions
Available from £529.95 (based on two sharing)

Swimming Holiday
Four nights (five days) from 14 April & 21 November (Champneys Springs) and 22 September (Champneys Henlow)
Suitable for all abilities
Includes five days of group and private tuition, dry land practices and a personal Alexander Technique lesson
Available from £854 (based on two sharing)

For further details on Steven Shaw visit www.artofswimming.com/undefined To book visit www.champneys.com or 0843 316 2222

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