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By Chris | March 5 2007
Surrender to the hands of expert beauticians and health consultants and check out our choice of luxurious spas
A landmark of unique architecture & atmosphere and with a limited number of members, L’USINE OPÉRA reinvents the sports club concept.
With activities ranging from traditional to innovative, L’USINE OPÉRA provides a dedicated team ready to offer you highest quality sport and wellness experience. This exclusive Parisian sports club, now in Geneva, can be found in the heart of town, only steps away from the Opera House.
L’USINE OPÉRA is the perfect combination of top-end gym and spa relaxation. The state-of-the-art gym facilities provide a chic setting for your workout, while the wellness area lets you soothe tired muscles and re-energize the body and spirit. After an invigorating session in the gym, enjoy the benefits of these blissful sanctuaries:
Hammams: A wet heat treatment at 115F. Oriental style with authentic mosaic ceilings, chromotherapy, fountains and an intense feeling of escape.
Saunas: Dry heat at 185F. Unique Finnish design, built of stone and wood.
Rest havens: Each changing room has its own rest area with ergonomic seating, essential oils and soft lighting to create the perfect ambiance of serenity.
L’USINE OPÉRA packages include:
• Day Pass ($80): For a swift and healthy afternoon, enjoy all the L’USINE OPÉRA facilities and round off your day with a visit to the wellness area.
• Day Pass + Personal Training ($180): Visit for a day with the guidance of a coach. Recuperate later with a sport massage at the Spa La Colline Genève ($205).
The Spa La Colline Genève, renowned for its anti-ageing expertise, has selected the prestigious Sports Club L’USINE OPÉRA to open its first Spa in Switzerland. Offering an atmosphere where the body and mind can be revitalized in complete harmony, the spa offers personalized treatments and massages for Her and for Him. The technical quality of the products is combined with impeccable service and know-how inspired by the most sophisticated methods from Asia.
Signature Treatment ($315): The 90-minutes Skin•Ology treatment starts with an extremely mild enzymatic peeling and reaches its focal point with the application of a regenerating and revitalizing collagen mask. Pressure points linked to breathing are stimulated to induce complete relaxation. Brimming with new energy, the skin takes on a healthy glow.
+41 22 319 60 30
3-5 Rue Bovy-Lysberg, 1204 Geneva
Treatment and facilities: Hotel President Wilson opened the first LA MER spa in Switzerland to offer the exclusive LA MER high quality treatments, including the legendary ‘Crème de la Mer’ that has inspired a cult following.
Enjoy the hammam, spa, Jacuzzi and choose from hot stone massages, naturopathy, reflexology and cosmetic acupuncture, as well as more traditional treatments such as lymph drainage and anti-jet lag full body massage.
The hotel is equipped with all the amenities that define luxurious living, including a hairdresser and a fitness center open 24/7 (access is free for in-room guests). During summer, enjoy the exclusive pool terrace with spectacular views over Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Signature treatments: The Ultimate Experience: A truly transformative treatment for the face and body with all the luxury you’d expect from La Mer. This treatment begins with a soothing reflexology foot massage, followed by a body polish that refines the skin, and a relaxing massage customized to your needs. To make this experience truly ‘ultimate’, Spa La Mer’s therapists incorporate elements of sea quartz with pure diamond dust in a calming facial before a generous application of Crème de la Mer richly replenishes the skin. This treatment will leave you re-energized for the day or evening ahead.
Also try: The Ultimate Facial, The Facial, The Body Treatment.
+41 22 906 61 32
47 Quai Wilson, 1211 Geneva
Treatments and facilities: Simplicity and serenity are two words that describe this friendly professional spa.
Recommended by the Head Concierge at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, the After The Rain team takes meticulous care of your body and mind, offering treatments to take you to deep levels of relaxation. Centrally located, After The Rain offers quality treatments that are customized to each client and given by specialist estheticians. Within the 2,600 square foot facility, you’ll find 20 treatment rooms containing a Vichy shower, body scrub spaces, baths, facial, body and double treatment rooms.
Signature treatments: You and your partner will be spirited away on the La Vie en Rose excursion for two. Relax in the hammam for 30 minutes, followed by a divine 45-minute massage with Angels’ Oil to prepare you for a delicious bath filled with rose petals (30 minutes). After pampering the body and mind, it’s time to tease your appetite with some champagne and strawberries in the tranquil garden.
+41 22 819 01 50
4 Passage des Lions, 1204 Geneva
Treatment and facilities: The world-renowned Clinique La Prairie, located near Montreux was founded in 1931.
Looking out over Alpine peaks and the nearby village of Clarens, its reputation as a medical and beauty spa of the very highest standards is well-deserved. La Prairie’s achievements in preventative medicine, health, wellbeing and beauty therapies, have resulted in a stellar client list and multiple awards.
The range of exclusive services and treatments is one of the most comprehensive in the world, with 60 highly trained consultants representing almost every medical and beauty specialization. A state-of-the-art spa facility with heated saltwater pool and adjacent sauna and Jacuzzi offers a myriad of beauty treatments (21 cabins), with accommodation that perfectly complements the original 19th century château. Clients can benefit from personalized weekly programs enjoying a high level of privacy, five star-style accommodations and a magnificent lakeside location.
Signature treatment: For a non-surgical solution try Clinique La Prairie’s signature Simonin treatment. An electric current is applied to the skin through fine needles, stimulating the skin’s natural collagen and improving elasticity, firmness and moisture retention. Price: $330.
Most exuberant: For the ultimate body care solution, Clinique La Prairie offers the six nights (Sunday to Saturday), full board Revitalization program. Incorporating a medical and dental check-up, personalized consultations with the attending physician, dietician, the Center for Esthetic Medicine and the Beautymed Center who will all guide and keep you up-to-date with full health reports and physical scans. There is also a 30-minute personal training session in addition to group fitness and aquagym classes. Included in the price is the full use of the fitness center, swimming pools, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi. Price: 1 person: $31,875; 2 people: $55,900.