Spring 2022 issue

You may have noticed that we have been a bit quiet lately while we’ve been putting together our latest issue of Travel Dine Relax.

Since we launched the magazine in 2020, we’ve been overwhelmed by the feedback from our readers and we hope that our Spring issue doesn’t disappoint.

Jam packed full of ideas of where to visit, things to do and places to dine along with some inspiring interviews with two talented chefs, there’s something for everyone. So sit back and enjoy the journey.

Ancient North Thai Healing

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Revives Ancient Northern Thai Healing Practices for the Body and Soul

Reviving Northern Thailand’s centuries-old massage and aromatherapy techniques, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has introduced two rare therapeutic treatments, ‘Yam Khang’ and ‘Yajoo’, with long-standing historic roots connecting guests with the region’s rich Lanna heritage.

‘Yam Khang’ or Thai Fire Therapy is an ancient Lanna tradition, considered a sacred art where the therapist is required to have gained a high spiritual maturity. The treatment is done by using the feet only, which are first bathed into healing oil infused with mixed local herbs. The therapist then slips her foot onto an iron plough shear or ‘khang’ that has been heated over an open fire, then skillfully balanced, she massages the guest with one foot only.

With a strong tradition of rice cultivation, farming communities in northern Thailand have been using a cast-iron plough (khang) for centuries which is attributed with mythical properties whilst being an indispensable part of farming life.

The Yam Khang 60-minute treatment is priced at THB 4000. As the treatment uses an open fire, it is done outdoors next to Anantara Chiang Mai’s stunning pool on the banks of the Ping River.

The ‘Yajoo’ treatment utilises the local herb ‘plai’ healing powers to ease tension and deeply relax guests. The 90-minute treatment begins with heating a herbal poultice, giving off a fragrant aroma, which is then pressed along the body to ease pain and inflammation. A plai oil massage follows, ending with a light head massage and Tok Sen. Tok Sen involves a wooden hammer being tapped along your Sen energy line, relaxing the muscles, healing chronic pain, and improving the pathways of the nervous system.

Anantara Chiang Mai’s 90-minute Yajoo therapy starts at THB 3,500++ and includes:
• Relaxing foot soak
• Foot pressure therapy using tok sen wooden hammer
• Application of a plai poultice, heated over an iron plate, to areas of concern
• Full-body massage with plai oil using long, light strokes for deep penetration
• Light head massage and tok sen back massage using a wooden hammer.


Rockliffe Hall announces new spa restaurant and dining concept, ‘Nu Sana’ to open in August

The leading North East luxury resort reveals a brand-new restaurant will launch in August named ‘Nu Sana’ – ‘Nourish the Soul’- encapsulating the best of spa cuisine to accompany the award winning spa

Main image: Rockliffe Hall – Photography by Stan Seaton

Rockliffe Hall has announced a brand-new restaurant and dining concept will be launched in August named ‘Nu Sana’ (‘Nourish the Soul’), a casual eatery situated above the hotel’s award-winning spa. Nu Sana will offer a dining menu consisting of healthy, nutrition-led menu items such as superfood salads, smoothies, fresh juices alongside nourishing dishes and buddha bowls. In addition, there will be more indulgent choices to give guests the option of ‘everything in moderation’. With a strong emphasis on garden-to-plate, many of the dishes use ingredients from the estate or are grown within the kitchen garden.

Image courtesy of Rockliffe Hall

The design of the new spa restaurant focuses on celebrating the light-filled space, with attention to materials such as marble, timber and botanical essences. Whether dining indoors or on the alfresco terrace overlooking 375 acres of beautiful grounds, guests and spa day visitors will be welcome to dine ‘in robes’ to allow for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Nu Sana will be accompanied by the launch of new Spa Day experiences, which will also be available from 2nd August.

“We are delighted to share the news of our latest culinary outlet with our guests, Nu Sana will be a most welcome addition to our much-loved spa and an important part of the wellness journey we offer at the hotel. The menus will showcase something for everyone, and there will be an emphasis both on healthy, nourishing dishes in addition to appealing to those after something different to our already established restaurant options,” said Jason Adams, Managing Director of Rockliffe Hall.

The reimagined spa dining experience will further complement the recent elevated culinary options of the 3AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant and The Clubhouse – helmed by Executive Chef Ian Matfin. Born in Newcastle, Matfin is making a welcome return to his North East roots. With over 20 years of restaurant experience at Britain’s most distinguished culinary destinations, including Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and Aubergine in Chelsea, alongside Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford.

Image courtesy of Rockliffe Hall

Breakfast and brunch menu highlights include Sautéed Wild Mushroom on Bruschetta with Sultanas, Seeds, Onion Purée and Nut-Free Pesto; Seven & Wye Smoked Salmon with Soft Poached Hen’s Eggs, Hollandaise & Brioche; and Buttermilk Pancakes with Summer Berry Compote, Greek Yoghurt and Manuka Honey.

Sample dishes on the all-day-dining menu include a selection of small plates such as Asparagus, Romanesco Sauce, Egg Yolk Dressing & Sorrel; and Laverstoke Park Buffalo Mozzarella, Plum Vine Tomatoes and Basil dressed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The signature Buddha Bowls provide an excellent option for vegans and vegetarians; meanwhile, some large plates include Grilled Sea Bream, Shiitake Mushroom, Beansprout and Mangetout; Flat Iron Steak with Confit Tomato and Chimichurri; and Poached Salmon Salad Niçoise.

Nu Sana will be open for members, hotel guests and locals, with reservations systems opening at the end of June.

Food will be served all day from 8 am until 5.30 pm, plus 7 pm – 9.30 pm on Friday & Saturday evenings.


AIRE Ancient Baths London, set to open near Covent Garden this summer

AIRE Ancient Baths reveals the launch of its first property in London, centrally located near to Covent Garden in summer 2021, in time for when the UK restrictions are lifted and a sense of freedom returns.

Inspired by the tradition of bathing in Ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman civilisations, AIRE Ancient Baths London reimagines the classic tradition of the thermal baths in a contemporary fashion. AIRE offers unique relaxation experiences, providing massages and luxurious rituals all whilst maintaining the essence of its original wellness concept.

AIRE experiences are world-renowned and take place in restored historical buildings in outstanding cities and locations across the globe such as New York, Barcelona, and now London.

The space: a historic location from the XVIII century

AIRE Ancient Baths London will be a tranquil oasis for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life, situated within a few minutes’ walk of some of London’s greatest landmarks, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.

The company has chosen an emblematic historic building in no 2-3 Robert Street. Between the Strand, Victoria Embankment Garden and Charing Cross lies Adelphi, where Robert Street is located. The area as we know it today is the legacy of the XVIII century’s most renowned architect siblings, the Adam brothers. The name ‘Adelphi’ is Greek for ‘siblings’ and is indicative of the brothers’ collaboration in designing the new area. Famed for their elegant, neoclassical influenced constructions that were inspired by the Grand Tour travels of Robert Adam, their work defined the riverside area making Adelphi an ideal setting.

As time went on, the building became the place where Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie would live, best remembered as writer of Peter Pan.

Image courtesy of AIRE Ancient Baths

Wellness experiences: a luxurious temple dedicated to relaxation with signature rituals

AIRE Ancient Baths is inspired by the Greek, Roman and Ottoman legacy of baths and relaxation through the water. Visitors can look forward to unwinding in various thermal baths with varying temperatures, massages, and exceptional wellness experiences.

The temple has been designed with the sole purpose of creating absolute ease, calm and balance of both body and mind with 14.000 sq. ft (1.300m2) of area. Guests will embark on an unforgettable journey of sensations through the contrasts between the warm water bath of the Tepidarium (36o), the Caldarium (40o) and the cold of the Frigidarium (14o) besides the mythical steam bath or Vaporium, the bath of thousand jets or Balneum and the glorious salt bath or Flotarium; the best place to truly let go and submit to the magical feeling of floating. All massage treatments include the experience in the Ancient thermal baths.

Pure silence, the dim light of dozens of candles and the velvety whisper of soothing melodies that can even be heard under the water are key elements of the AIRE Experience, as well as its exclusive relaxing body massages and sophisticated rituals. Signature experiences that will be offered in the London property include:

The Himalayan Salt Experience

The Himalayan Salt Experience is a rejuvenating body treatment. This three-hour signature experience combines the Ancient Thermal Bath circuit, the Himalayan body scrub and a relaxing 60-min body massage with hot Himalayan salt stones. The pure pink salt has detoxifying, energising and stress-relieving properties and is created in the remote Himalayan mountains. Prices from £270 pp.

The Wine Ritual

The Wine Ritual is a unique relaxing experience where visitors are completely submerged in the antioxidant properties of the Spanish Ribera del Duero red grapes. The three-hour experience includes a private immersion into red wine in a historical tub, a grape seed oil massage and the Ancient Thermal Bath Experience. Prices from £450 pp.

The story: a company with international presence and Spanish roots

As soon as guests enter AIRE Ancient Baths London, they are met with the beautiful scent of orange blossom to transport them to the heart of Andalucía. The first location for the company was the city of Sevilla in 2004 and AIRE’s founders aim to connect visitors with these Spanish roots.

Amadeo Serra, CEO of AIRE Ancient Baths: “The idea to create AIRE Ancient Baths was born in Sevilla almost twenty years ago with the objective of recuperating an ancient tradition that had been lost throughout the centuries. We are very excited about opening a new AIRE in London, one of the leading cities in the world. We believe we have found the perfect location, right in the heart of central London, an area recognised on a worldwide scale for its culture, architecture, and history. We are confident that AIRE Ancient Baths London will add a new proposition for Londoners and visitors to UK capital, and become a place of reference for those seeking luxury indulgence, rest and relaxation”.

The company has an international presence with seven established spa centres and the soon-to-open London property in summer 2021.


Adare Manor Launches Partnership with Luxury Innovative Skincare Brand 111SKIN

Famed Irish Castle to Debut Revolutionary Spa Experience in June 2021

Adare Manor, Europe’s most beloved castle resort, is delighted to announce a new partnership with 111SKIN to create a unique, innovative spa experience – the first of its kind in Ireland. Perfectly marrying skincare science with the luxuries of the castle resort’s spa setting, the new 111SPA/CLINIC at Adare Manor will debut in June 2021 as the country’s newest and most exclusive wellness concept.

Image courtesy of Adare Manor

Developed by the world’s leading cosmetic surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides and brand visionary Eva Alexandrides, 111SKIN is the culmination of twenty years of surgical knowledge, innovative ingredients and medically-inspired delivery methods. A cult-followed skincare brand, beloved by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Jennifer Anniston and Sienna Miller, to name a few, 111SKIN was created to bring the in-clinic experience home, using advanced medical formulations that drive real results. All treatments at 111SPA/CLINIC utilise signature massage techniques, exclusive formulas and 111SKIN skincare for innovative clinical-level results. Now, guests of the acclaimed Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland, can experience customised facial and body treatments by the globally recognised skincare brand.

“We are delighted to partner with 111SKIN, a brand synonymous with luxury and innovation. The special collaboration will provide a new spa and wellness experience for our guests, one that is exceptionally unique to Ireland, and we look forward to sharing it with them when we reopen on June2nd,” says Adare Manor CEO Colm Hannon.

“We are extremely excited to open our 111SPA at Adare Manor, the luxurious and magnificent castle resort in Ireland. Our revolutionary spa concept will offer aesthetic performance face and body treatments and will provide the ultimate luxury experience, elevated with medically-inspired innovation and 111SKIN products.” Dr Yannis Alexandrides.

As Adare Manor continues to pave the way for luxury wellness that celebrates the mind, body and soul, this new partnership allows for guests to now also achieve scientifically proven results through a visit to the spa. The new revolutionary spa concept at the property will offer results-driven face and body treatments combined with innovative technology in an elevated spa environment.

Image courtesy of 111SKIN & Adare Manor

The new spa treatment menu, made in collaboration between the property and skincare brand, has been curated to include 111SPA/CLINIC’s variety of treatments from the brand’s 111FACIALAestheticsand111BODYAesthetics. Astandoutfeatureofthemenuwillbethe exclusive signature treatment only to be found at Adare Manor, The Rose Gold Renaissance. This treatment is the ultimate indulgence, utilising both Rose Quartz Crystals and precious gold sheets for a luxurious and relaxing facial. Additional treatments will include the unique Cryotherapy Energy Facial using cryo technology and the 111BODY Aesthetics collection, which is made up of targeted treatments that focus on specific sections of the body to opulent full-body experiences. The brand’s holistic oils and healing scents line, 111AROMATICS will be used throughout the treatments and available for purchase at the spa.

With treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure salon, a relaxation area, hair salon, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool overlooking the River Maigue, the 111SPA/CLINIC at Adare Manor will offer unrivalled services to match the beauty of its surroundings.


CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa – Opening August 1st

The highly-anticipated CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa is opening its doors on August 1st 2020. 

With four gastronomic restaurants, mind-body balancing spa and unrivalled vistas of the iridescent Spinalonga islet, CAYO is Crete’s most stylish hotel. Poised on its own private swathe of seafront overlooking the charming Elounda Bay, CAYO’s unique terraced architecture blends seamlessly into the mountainous landscape and offers unparalleled access to the island’s tapestry of beaches, historic treasures and hilltop villages. 

Drawing from a calming and neutral palette, Gian Paolo Venier – Italian designer and mind behind the interior – has blended cool greys, soft blues and greens with brushed marble, chic glass and stone in a nod toward the historical locale and architecture of nearby ancient city of Olous. Awash with natural daylight, rooms offer uninterrupted views of the ocean, complete with private terrace and heated plunge pool. CAYO was created with the environment in mind – alongside its innovative reusable energy sources, guests are greeted with a seedling, which they can plant anywhere around the resort.

With a farm to fork ethos, the menus at CAYO’s four restaurants use the freshest seasonal produce, locally-sourced from selected eco-friendly farms and the resort’s own organic garden. Curated by Chef Lefteris Lazarou, the first Greek chef to be awarded with one Michelin Star, dishes range from authentic Greek to modern Mediterranean fare. In the spa, ancient rituals are combined with cutting-edge treatment techniques, based around the concept of the spiritual, cultural and natural environment. Promising to promote inner-peace and restore wellness, CAYO Spa houses three spacious treatment rooms, steam, sauna and relaxation pool. From Yoga and Pilates to detox therapies and mental wellbeing, the fitness centre takes guests on a personalised journey, and the expert team are on hand to curate a 360’ programme. 

Save 30% with British Airways (britishairways.com) – Stay at CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa for seven-nights from £713.50pp based on two people sharing. Includes international flights from London Gatwick in a Superior Room Sea View on a Half Board basis. Complimentary upgrade to Superior Pool Sea View Room if available upon check-in.  

Retreat to the Alps with Virgin Limited Edition’s wellness getaways

Those looking for a luxury break with a difference in 2020 can head to the Swiss Alps for an unforgettable wellness getaway at Sir Richard Branson’s mountain retreat, The Lodge.

For the ultimate yoga, ski and holistic wellness break, enjoy a bespoke four-day retreat led by Larah Davis, founder of Ibiza Retreats and Wholeycow Verbier from 15th March. The retreat will focus on looking after the mind, spirit and body, empowering guests to replenish and revitalise. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge in Verbier, for a wellness journey like no other, as well as experience the luxuries of one of Verbier’s most exclusive lodges.

Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 3,765 – (£2,955 based on today’s current exchange rate) per person based on double occupancy.

Guests will be able to spend their days meditating, practising yoga and skiing in the snowy mountains. Between working on their strength, balance and well-being, they can retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. The brand-new outdoor hot tub makes for the perfect spot to ease muscles after a daily workout, as well as the steam room and a masseuse on hand for a well-deserved massage or therapeutic treatment recommended by the wellness coach. In the evenings, the Michelin trained chefs will prepare fresh and healthy meals using locally sourced ingredients.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation as detailed
  • Pre-arrival wellness consultation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All drinks from smoothies to bubbles
  • Daily classes with two instructors running each class
  • Morning yoga and meditation classes
  • Evening restorative yoga, meditation or sound bath session
  • Fully-body holistic massage as well as a second treatment/therapy
  • Spa-time in the hot tub and steam room
  • 1:1 back-to-life coaching with yoga therapy session
  • Daily driver service available at set times
  • A dedicated team to look after guests
  • All local taxes

For those preferring a summer break, a four-day wellness getaway will be led by Mountain Beach Fitness Retreats, who are highly experienced in delivering tailored fitness and wellbeing retreats in the mountains. Guests will be able to enjoy a three-night stay at The Lodge, where they’ll embark on their own fitness and wellbeing journey.

The wellness retreat is available over two dates this summer – 18th-21st June and 17th–20thSeptember. Rates are priced in Swiss Francs for three nights and start from CHF 2,637 – (£2,100 based on today’s current exchange rate) for single occupancy.

The programme is incomparable to any other and is varied, fun and designed to test all aspects of fitness that will challenge the body, change perspective and refresh the mind. Guests will start with a pre-arrival consultation where they’ll each set personal goals to immerse themselves in a mind and body transformation. Group sizes are kept small, allowing sessions to be customised to make sure guests keep on track.

The days will be spent immersed in nature, with the stunning Swiss mountains as a picture-perfect backdrop. The altitude of the Swiss Alps will test guests physically but balances nicely with daily yoga and fresh delicious food (prepared by The Lodge’s award-winning trained chefs), leaving guests feeling revived and energised.

Between working on fitness and well-being, whether that’s hiking or practicing yoga, guests will be able to retreat back to The Lodge to relax and unwind. Chefs will prepare healthy balanced meals using locally sourced ingredients and guests will be able to continue to enjoy the fresh mountain air with the choice of al fresco dining.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation as detailed
  • Pre-arrival consultation
  • Daily classes with Emma & Lottie
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All drinks from smoothies to bubbles
  • Time to relax and unwind
  • Daily driver service available at set times
  • A dedicated team to look after guests
  • All local taxes

For bookings please call T: 0800 716 919 (UK toll free) or +44 208 600 0430. Alternatively e-mail enquiries@virginlimitededition.com

New Year Spa offerings from Corinthia Hotels

After the frenzy of the festive period, the new year brings with it a revived sense of calm. This January, Corinthia Hotels is providing the perfect excuse to indulge in rest, relaxation and wellness with tempting spa packages and treatments at its hotels.

ESPA Life at Corinthia London

NEW: Urban Escape package and new treatment at ESPA Life at Corinthia in Corinthia London 

Life in the city needn’t be hectic. ESPA Life at Corinthia has created an idyllic retreat to counteract the stresses and strains of a busy life. Time spent unwinding in the blissful surroundings of Corinthia London’s four-floor Spa will be enhanced with a restorative massage, radiance-boosting facial and a light lunch from our new spa lounge menu. New from 6 January, the Total Body Cleanse treatment is also the perfect antidote to an indulgent December. Revive tired skin with a massage, scrub and wrap. Urban Escape starts from £325 per person, and the Total Body Cleanse is £295 and lasts two hours. For more information, visit espalifeatcorinthia.com or call +44 20 7321 3000.

The Spa at Corinthia Lisbon

NEW: A Sense of Portugal at Corinthia Lisbon

Discover a sense of Portugal with an incredible spa experience at Corinthia Lisbon. Enjoy The Spa’s tranquil water therapy circuit followed by a sublime massage and an overnight stay. The Spa’s signature treatment, A Portuguese Journey, is inspired by the Portuguese spirit of discovery and includes full-body exfoliation and massage using local ingredients from the coast and spices such as clove buds and cinnamon brought to Europe by the Portuguese navigator, Vasco da Gama, in 1498. As well as an 80-minute Portuguese Journey signature treatment and use of the water therapy circuit, the experience includes an overnight stay with breakfast and a healthy treat on arrival. A Sense of Portugal costs from €301/£255 per night (two sharing). Valid for stays until 30 November 2020. For more information, visit corinthia.com/lisbon or call +351 21 723 6363.

Spa Experience overnight stay at Corinthia Prague

Poised high above the city of a hundred spires, the highlight of Corinthia Prague has to be its breathtaking Spa with panoramic views. Embrace the restorative power of its enchanting vistas and calming atmosphere with the complete Spa Experience package. It includes accommodation in a Superior Double room, unlimited spa access, a daily spa treatment and breakfast each morning. And there is a late check out option, so there is no need to rush home. The Spa Experience costs from €180/£150 per night (two sharing). Valid for stays throughout 2020. For more information, visit corinthia.com/prague or call +420 261 191 111.

Spa Experience overnight stay at Corinthia St George’s Bay, Malta

Checking into this coastal retreat will hopefully already instil a sense of calm. But guests can choose to further enhance this with a luxurious spa stay. Choosing from a restful morning by one of the outdoor pools or preferring to recline in the Apollo Spa. This Spa Experience package also includes accommodation, a full-body glow treatment and a buffet breakfast each morning. Guests are invited to take advantage of the late check out option to relax awhile longer. The Spa Experience costs from €206/£171 per night (two sharing). Valid for stays throughout 2020, two-night minimum stay. For more information, visit corinthia.com/st-georges-bay or call +356 21 374 114.

Royal Spa at Corinthia Budapest

Relaxation full body treatment at Corinthia Budapest

The transformative powers of a day spent in the Spa are not to be underestimated. And in a city famed for its thermal waters, the Royal Spa at Corinthia Budapest will not disappoint. Once suitably accustomed to life at a slower pace of life, ESPA invites guests to experience the Body Ritual treatment designed for total relaxation. As the sweet scent of aromatherapy oils fills the air, the full body exfoliation, wrap and massage will transport the mind, body and soul to another realm of calm. A 50-minute treatment is priced at €90/£75 per person, or an 80-minute treatment is priced at €110/£90 per person. For more information, visit corinthia.com/budapest or call +361 479 4000.

Coming soon: new Athenaeum Spa at Corinthia Palace, Malta

The Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa is opening its new Athenaeum Spa in April 2020. Located next to the San Anton Palace, the hotel was established more than 50 years ago, and the new Spa will mark the final phase of a significant refurbishment of the property. Created by interior designers Goddard Littlefair and inspired by its Mediterranean surroundings, the Spa has been designed to evoke a sense of calm and serenity. Leading skincare brand ESPA will provide a range of luxury products and treatments, while facilities will include seven treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and a thermal area. For more information, visit corinthia.com/palace or call +356 2144 0301.

All spa breaks and treatments are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

The 5* OMMA Santorini boutique hotel opens its doors this July 25th

Named after the Ancient Greek word OMMA meaning vision, the brand new OMMA Santorini boutique hotel in Imerovigli focuses on providing guests the element of discovery through all senses. Taste the freshest culinary creations, experience the panoramic views of the famous Santorini Caldera and Aegean, inhale the fresh aromas of the spa and listen to the relaxing waves of the ocean. OMMA Santorini is a 360 experience for all your senses.

An Elegant and Refined Stay

A tranquil and blissful escape, OMMA Santorini’s 30 rooms – including villas, are all individually designed and feature views of the eminent Caldera from the front and Aegean Sea from the back. Suites open out to a spacious terrace with a dining area, ideal for private celebrations and intimate dinners.

10 meticulously designed room categories accommodate all types of travellers. Families can enjoy spacious Maisonette Suites with plunge pools whilst couples can treat themselves to ultimate privacy and luxury with an OMMA Villa and private swimming pool.

The Artistry of Dining

OMMA Restaurant focuses on Mediterranean Greek cuisine created by renowned Executive Chef Dimitris Stamoudis, who blends traditional dishes with a modern twist. Using local Santorini and Greek ingredients, each of Stamoudis’ plates showcases a work of art.

The dining experience elevates at night as mouthwatering dinner selections are perfectly paired with local and international wine labels, served at the highest vantage point overlooking the Caldera.

For fancy cocktails and delicious poolside bites day and night guests can venture to the poolside bar. One of the most impressive on the island, the multiple level OMMA signature infinity pool with double sun loungers is surrounded by lush greenery.

Personalised Wellbeing

At the OMMA Spa you are in control. All treatments are personalised based on individual preferences and requirements. The no.1 luxury British skincare brand Elemis powers the long list of decadent treatments.

Want to work off that indulgent gourmet lunch? At OMMA you can upgrade your weekly exercise routine at the boutique gym, complete with ultra-modern equipment.

Ready to rediscover your senses? Book now until 31st July to make most of the special Grand Opening Offer: www.ommasantorini.com.

Rudding Park becomes one of the UK’s first spas to offer CBD treatments

Rudding Park in Harrogate is one of the first spas in the UK to introduce a range of treatments using Cannabidiol products. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent found in the cannabis plant.  The hotel and spa has collaborated with MariPharm, a supplier of high quality CBD products, to create a range of experiences which could assist with pain relief, promote anti-ageing, reduce anxiety and depression and support overall positive mental health.
Rudding Park Spa guests have the option to add a CBD Experience to a number of existing spa treatments at £15 per person. For every CBD Experience booking, £2 will be donated to the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate. 
The CBD Experience begins with the hands being wrapped in a hot towel infused with CBD oil. Guests are then given the option of a spray of CBD oil under the tongue and will experience a gentle foot cleanse using CBD oil. The therapists will then apply CBD oil to any ‘problem areas’ to soothe and aid healing. The experience is completed with a relaxing CBD tea and a CBD chocolate.
Any guests booking a Time For Two spa treatment in the couples’ room can enhance their wellness experience with a 25 minute CBD Bath Ritual. A copper bath is filled with warm waters and soothing CBD oil and guests can relax as they breathe in the scent of lavender oil infused with CBD water. Following the Bath Ritual a fresh bathrobe infused with essential oils and a cup of freshly made CBD tea with a CBD chocolate awaits.
Sarah Johnson, Rudding Park Spa Manager explains: “As a natural ingredient, research has shown CBD can help with an array of ailments which makes it hugely appealing to those who care about what they eat, drink or apply to their skin. As a new trend taking the wellness and beauty world by storm, it’s important for us to embrace CBD so we can offer guests what they are looking from a spa experience.”
CBD is one of at least 85 cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis and is popular for its medicinal benefits.  CBD is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain more than 0.2% of THC, the crucial component that gives cannabis its psychotic effects.
Research has found CBD has numerous benefits.  These include the antioxidants within CBD helping to neutralise free radicals and treat signs of ageing; scientists believe its anti-inflammatory properties could calm inflamed acne; and the fatty acids within CBD could soothe itching and inflammation from eczema and psoriasis by combating the excessive water loss of the conditions. 
Other reported benefits of CBD include: 
• promoting relaxation
• pain relief
• promoting heart health
• reducing anxiety and depression
• supporting overall positive mental health
• improving cognitive function and memory

All MariPharm products are of pharmaceutical grade and are produced using a unique extraction process, guaranteeing the highest quality at all times. 

For more information or to book a spa day visit www.ruddingpark.co.uk 

Brand-new Syntopia Opens this Month

Opened 1 May, the All-inclusive blesses Crete’s Golden Coast

Whilst the UK Spring weather may be far from predictable at the best of times, the Greek island of Crete can guarantee your start to an early summer. Best of all, you can soak up the summer vibes with a new kind of hippie-luxe all-inclusive living. Find out why you should book it before everyone else!

Your Hippie-chic Home
Minutes away from Rethymnon, you can quickly call the fresh swanky complex your new home. With rustic wooden accents and natural materials, the hotel embodies a free spirit philosophy.
119 guest rooms facing the sea, pool or inland are a short stroll away from the glowing sandy beach. Fully furnished patios, daily stocked mini fridges and stylish ensuite bathrooms are a real holiday treat.

Relax to the Max
Make most of the Greek sun by relaxing on a comfy sun lounger or cooling off in the shade under the cabanas, palm trees and tipis by the pool. And if you just can’t get away from enjoying the Cretan sky into the evening, check out the open-air cinema.
Spa-enthusiasts will fall head over heels with the spa’s decadent menu of treatments, hot tub, sauna and zen relaxation zone. To continue unwinding, yoga, meditation and tai chi classes are waiting for you.

Ready, set, go!
Weekly entertainment such as live international music and pool parties mean there is never a dull moment at Syntopia! Periodical events include wine and raki making/tasting, cheesemaking and cooking lessons, so you can sample Crete’s freshest delicacies hands-on.
Take to the sea and try your hand at watersports, diving and sailing. Or keep it active at the gym and with weekly sports like cross training, body pump and TRX.

Don’t sweat it.
It’s all covered! Syntopia is all-inclusive which means it’s all you can eat from 07:30 to 23:00 with alcoholic drinks served from 10:30 to 23:00.
Treat yourself to buffets, served at every meal, at the main restaurant or grab some international street food at the Canteen. Craving a cool cocktail or want to perk up with a cup of good old Joe? The lobby bar is ready to welcome you.