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By Emma Reynolds | June 3 2019
In 2019, wellness encompasses more than just taking care of yourself on the outside. Spas around the world are now encouraging nourishment of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through nutrition and mindfulness treatments and beyond relaxation.
For Global Wellness Day on June 8, hotel spas around the world will offer special packages, unique experiences and brand-new launches help promote physical, emotional, social mental and even sustainable wellbeing so you can put your health first. Elite Traveler has rounded up just a few of the exceptional spas worth the travel.
Eden Roc Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is quickly becoming a wellness destination for travelers with the launch of its in-house Wellness Advisor. The new addition to the team will help guests with mindfulness breathing, nutritional guidance focusing on improving levels of serotonin, fitness regimens and more. Workshops, talks and classes will be available year-round at the resort and will include: a physical, nutritional and emotional class, sustainable wellness and ways to reduce plastic use, mindfulness meditation, Ayurveda workshops and specific talks on topics like happiness, running, human physiology, financial wellness and success. The five-star resort is one of the first resorts to speak up about the importance of mental health and hope to address guests’ needs even on vacation. Of course, the new Solaya Spa & Wellness facility is a 30,000-sq-ft oasis with 12 treatment rooms, an anti-gravity yoga area and freshwater pool. edenroccapcana.com
Paris might not be the first place you think of when it comes to wellness, but Four Seasons Hotel George V has put together a custom program for guests to reconnect with their bodies through a series of exercise and spa-focused activities. In the morning, partake in the ‘Run My City’ program where you will follow two employees through the streets of Paris for a morning jog as you run past cultural sites. Then, you’ll be treated to a foot reflexology session that helps to restore harmony within the body and eliminate toxins. A sensorial workshop is next: Join one of the founders of Chic des Plantes! herbal tea brand as they guide you through a workshop using all of your senses. Lastly, Pauline Burgener, founder of luxury skincare line Dr Burgener, Switzerland, will lead a conference talking about healthy attitudes. End the session with an hour-long yoga class and meditation. If that’s not enough, the hotel created a healthy culinary experience called ‘Wellness and Gourmet Ritual’ that can be customized depending on your nutritional needs. The goal is to enjoy healthy gourmet cuisine. This holistic approach is being offered now in support of this international holiday. fourseasons.com/paris
Rosewood Hotels is no stranger to wellness-oriented treatments, and for Global Wellness Day, the luxury hotel group has created custom treatments specifically for the international day. Almost every property is offering something local to the region, such as river kayaking through Thailand’s Emerald Bay to body alignment specialist, Lauren Roxburgh in Montecito, California. Also on that list is Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia. There are few places where the air is fresher, and there’s no better time to head north to Canada’s most exciting city for a dose of wellness-infused fun. On June 8, start the day with protein shakes and snacks on the Garden Terrace before enjoying a healing sound meditation and sunrise yoga session. You will then partake in a cupping treatment and receive vitamin B12 injections for an added dose of energy. The rest of the day, you can join in on restorative and healthy activities including a lesson in nutrition from naturopathic specialist Dr Jason Marr and a cooking demonstration by chef Kiran Kolathodan, who will discuss his take on health and wellness. Also on offer are barre and HIIT workout classes. To book a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. rosewoodhotels.com
Spa Montage Kapalua Bay is celebrating Global Wellness Day with a complimentary wellness event for guests of the luxe resort. Join the team and hotel guests on June 8 as they celebrate with luxury skincare brand Kerstin Florian to enjoy activities centered around fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and social responsibility. The event will have live music, nutrition classes, a beauty seminar and the chance to participate in a Sacred Sound Bath and Meditation Treatment hosted by local company, Shanti Sound Healing. Buy a Montage-branded Corkcicle, and lunch from local Hombowl Wagon. The first 50 to register will also receive a Kerstin Florian goodie bag that includes a mineral soak and SPF day cream. All proceeds from the Corkcicle and Sacred Sound Bath will benefit local charity Grow Some Good, which helps fund science and extracurricular programming for children who live in Maui. The event is for people ages 16 and older. montagehotels.com
To learn more about Global Wellness Day and to see more brands participating, visit globalwellnessday.org