FORBES: 5 Luxurious Spa Tips for Global Wellness Day

“One day can change your whole life” is not only the truth, but also the slogan of Global Wellness Day, which is internationally celebrated each year on the second Saturday of June, which is today. 

Global Wellness Day reminds us of how important it is to detox, de-stress and relax in order to live a healthy and well life. Mind, body and soul are one. In the chaos of our busy lives we often tend to forget or postpone relaxation, which leads to stress or illness.

Taking different relaxation techniques and balancing therapies into consideration, here are 5 of the latest luxurious spa trends, from traditional Thai massage to pure air rejuvenation.

1. The Oriental Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, Thailand

Peace and tranquility are brought to you with traditional Thai techniques and centuries-old practices of Ayurveda. The Oriental Hotel is one of the world’s oldest, best and most celebrated luxury hotels in Asia. Guests enjoy spiritual relaxation moments at exclusive spa suites amidst tropical and typical Thai gardens.

Being a pioneer in holistic therapy and wellness philosophy, The Oriental Spa offers over 40 treatments, from private meditation and yoga sessions at the day-spa to authentic full-week Ayurveda therapies using natural herbal remedies. Ayurveda (meaning of life) cleans the body from the inside and out and empowers the body’s own energy to flow and to restore and maintain physical and mental well-being.

Credit: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

2. VIVAMAYR Health Clinic in Maria Wörth, Austria 

Where you share a pool with Hollywood’s most celebrated actor, where you meet famous top-models at breakfast or where you take a detoxing foot-bath next to your favorite shoe designer… When it comes to medical detox, Viva Mayr is the first choice of the world’s most famous celebrities. The small half island on Austria’s lake Wörthersee is the home of the Viva Mayr Health Clinic. Their philosophy is a symbiosis of natural holistic healing methods based on modern Mayr medicine, which was pioneered by the Austrian medical practitioner, Dr. F.X. Mayr, over 100 years ago.

This is not a spa resort where you simply just relax and chill. It’s rather a real medical cure, a healing detox retreat for your body, mind and soul with a personal dietary and therapeutic treatment program custom-made for your needs by doctors and health specialists. One thing is sure: when you leave Viva Mayr your lifestyle and habits change to better, healthier ones. Viva Mayr medical spas have successfully treated patients with a range of conditions including: diabetes, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue and stress-related burnout.

Credit: VivaMayr

3. Nescens Spa at La Reserve in Geneva, Switzerland

The newly opened Nescens Health Spa at Geneva’s famous La Réserve luxury hotel has become a hotspot for locals and international guests. Nescens, invented by Professor Jacques Proust, the pioneer in the realm of the biology of cellular aging and anti-aging medicine, aims to bring back the feeling and look of youthfulness to slow down the process of aging and preserve a better quality of life.

In a modern and luxurious way you can experience a variety of beautifying, body-shaping and rejuvenating treatments at the Nescens spa. Across over 2,000 m2, guests and members benefit from customized treatment plans including delightful and well balanced cuisine, which is overseen by nutritionists and the Michelin-starred Chef Eric Canino from their partner hotel La Réserve Ramatuelle.

Credit: La Reserve Geneve

Credit: La Reserve Geneve

4. Spa Nalai at Park Hyatt New York, USA

In the middle of the noisy and buzzing center of Manhattan, there is an oasis of tranquility and wellness called Nalai. Spa Nalai is Park Hyatt New York’s spa area located on the 25th floor of the hotel, which definitely doesn’t make you feel like you’re in New York, that is, until you look out of the panoramic windows and see the stunning views of Manhattan and Central Park. Here you can experience calm, harmony and serenity at the most luxurious level possible, all based on the earth’s ancient elements. Whether it’s the relaxing lunch-break rejuvenating facial for a local businesswoman or the morning warm stone massage for the hotel guest, Spa Nalai is Manhattan’s top address to escape the busy New York lifestyle.

Credit: Park Hyatt New York

Credit: Park Hyatt New York


5. Talis Spa at Jumeirah Port Sóller in Mallorca

Mountains, sea, sun, views and natural ingredients are the essences of the Talis Spa at Jumeirah Port Sóller Luxury Resort in Mallorca. There you can discover traditional spa treatments with natural and organic products, like local olive oil, for example. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to enjoy a weekend where the Jumeirah Port Sóller hosts treatments at the Nature Bissé Pure Air Bubble, which offers a new level of spa luxury. The exclusive pure air bubble offers purification and detox in a completely isolated atmosphere, where you breathe 99.95% pure oxygen for rejuvenating results.

Credit: Nel-Olivia Waga at Jumeirah Port Soller Mallorca

Credit: Nel-Olivia Waga at Jumeirah Port Soller Mallorca