Although reaching distant countries seems like only a dream for this year, there is nothing to stop you from traveling with your imagination, with the complicity of scents, spices, exotic oils and very special massage techniques coming from Japan, Tibet, India, Hawaii and Indonesia. For seductive and original relaxation.
AtAlpenpalace Luxury Hideaway & Spa Retreat in the Aurina Valley (BZ), you set off on a fragrant journey to Hawaii with the Lomi-Lomi-Nui, a total body massage for achieving wellness and harmony with yourself and your surroundings. Long, fluid movements, sometimes practiced with the forearm, alternate with gentle joint loosening and vigorous massage. This type of massage combined with heated body oil and accompanied by Hawaiian sounds relaxes and frees the spirit. A true feast for the senses (80 minutes, 110 euros)
The Lido Palace in Riva del Garda (TN) has come up with 7 exclusive Wellness Ceremonies that can only be experienced at its CXI SPA. From the Rising Sun comes the inspiration for Ofuro: a ritual for purifying the body and spirit from daily stress, which consists of immersing oneself, after washing, in a bathtub filled with hot water. A journey through space and time, to that island so distant in traditions and rhythms which is Japan. A warm bath, an experience of purification and regeneration that recalls an ancient gesture, which reserves thoughtful touches and gestures for the skin. Afterward, the scent of lotus flowers and neroli released on the body by the massage with the fine rice cream relaxes and melts away any tension from head to toe (80 minutes, 280 euros per couple)
For information: Tel. 0464 021911, www.lido-palace.it
At the Romantik Hotel Turm in Fiè allo Sciliar (BZ) we are seduced by the spicy scents of Pantai Luar, the typical massage ofIndonesia . With this technique, the body is massaged with bundles of herbs and a warm oil of plant extracts. It performs a relaxing and revitalizing effect at the same time, as due to the special mixture of active ingredients, blood circulation is improved, muscle tension is loosened and toxins are eliminated. Finally, the herbs, spices and fruits wrapped in the bundles give a deep sense of relaxation (50 minutes, 93 euros).
For information: Tel. 0471725014 , www.romantikhotels.com
From the backdrop where the mythical peaks of Tibet soar to the marvelous Dolomites, the step is a short one, lying on the massage couch of the spa at the Romantik Hotel Post Cavallino Bianco in Nova Levante (BZ). The hotel, in the presence of the Latemar and Rosengarten peaks, offers Vitalis massage resonanz DORSALIS, a very relaxing modulated massage with Tibetan bells and bowls help relieve tension. The treatment promotes relaxation on psychological and physical levels; reactivates metabolism; provides relief, calm and positivity; dissolves energy blocks created by stressful situations; and helps eliminate toxins, using pnatural roducts (50 minutes, 58 euros).In fact, the VITALIS Dr. Joseph cosmetic line respects the purity of nature, its variety and biodiversity, gently capturing it to reflect its peculiarities in effective quality products.
For information: Tel. 0471 613113, www.romantikhotels.com
In India ,Ayurveda (which has a history of 5,000 years), is considered a true “Science of Life” that encompasses all the physical, psychic and spiritual aspects that affect humans. It means balance of energies, full development of potential, and points to a path of harmony. L’Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort in San Vigilio di Marebbe (BZ) offers exclusive treatments for comprehensive well-being, such as theAbhyanga the massage with plant oils that harmoniously combines different techniques to relax and revitalize the body (50 minutes, 89 euros – 80 minutes, 129 euros); Udvartana a “scrub” massage practiced on the whole body with a mixture of natural oils and flours, which gives soft skin, stimulates circulation and fights swelling and water retention (50 minutes, 99 euros); the Mukhabhyanga is an effective facial treatment that improves the quality of the skin, unleashing its beauty (25 minutes, 46 euros); finally Padabhyanga is a foot massage from ancient Indian medicine that produces both a relaxing effect on the lower limbs and a pleasant feeling of well-being for the whole body (50 minutes, 72 euros).
For information: Tel. 0474 501036, www.myexcelsior.com