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By Chris | March 5 2007
Allow yourself to be taken to a world of relaxation and beauty with our top therapists and spas
Treatments & facilities: Angelo Caroli has long recognized the value of a personalized approach to health and wellbeing, and the attentive staff at this facility undertake careful consultations with visitors to provide appropriately tailored treatments.
Whether indulging in a champagne facial or podal reflexology, the Elite Traveler is guaranteed therapy of the finest quality. There are two further boutique Caroli Health Clubs at hotels AC Santo Mauro and AC Retiro, which are exclusively for guest use.
Signature treatment: Try Caroli’s modern take on the Roman tradition of sequential thermal bathing with the Thermal Circuit, which simultaneously promotes both relaxation and invigoration. Stimulate the senses of your entire body through ten diverse stages, which include a Finnish sauna, a Turkish hammam and the bed of air.
Spa Director: Irene Oliveira
+34 91 000 1886
Calle Velázquez, 8, 28001
Treatments & facilities: A tranquil haven from daily stresses where mobile phones are absolutely prohibited, Chi Spa is spread across two floors, the lower for men and the upper for women.
Each cabin has its own shower, and spaces are customized by sophisticated sound and lighting systems. Chi has a hydrotherapy room and offers aromatherapy that combines soothing essential oils with warming spices. A range of teas and newspapers are on offer in the relaxation room. Chi stocks Decleor, Lavita and Dr Sebagh products.
Signature treatment: Intraceutical oxygen infusement treatment. Oxygen is applied with light pressure to target lines and wrinkles and enhance hydration. This non-invasive treatment is a favorite among celebrities, such as Madonna. Alternatively try the lipomassage, which uses mechanized rollers to firm and smooth the appearance of skin.
Treatment & facilities: As the author of both a best-selling beauty manual and the popular blog, Beauty Parlor Secrets, director Mónica Ceño Elie- Joseph ensures that the Lab Room remains Madrid’s premier health venue.
A gym and pool staffed by qualified physiotherapists and close attention to detail have earned this spa a world-wide reputation. Various celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Penélope Cruz, have visited the Lab Room for their beauty needs. For Elite Traveler pampering, hire the entire spa for a group of eight people, or have a fashion consultation with the Lab Room’s stylist.
Signature treatment: The Lab Room is a spa that prides itself on the introduction of original, avant-garde treatments, from Hollywood eyebrow designs to St. Tropez tanning systems. Testament to its innovative approach is Monica Ceño Elie-Joseph’s own niche line, the Lab Room Beauty Collection. Described as ‘emotional’ cosmetics, this collection aims to transform individuals both inside and out.
Mónica Ceño Elie-Joseph
+34 91 452 0523
Calle Miguel Ángel, 29-31, 28010
Treatment & facilities: Fusiom follows an ancient philosophy of preventative healing, using treatments which originated in Asia thousands of years ago.
To uphold the integrity of their vision, Fusiom hand picks therapists trained at the Wat Po Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The aromatic oils, herbs and spices and organic interior design guarantee a complete sensory experience. The relaxation lounge can be utilized for private events for 25–35 people.
Signature treatment: Synchronized Six Hands: three therapists work simultaneously, performing a fusion of Thai and Balinese massage for ultimate relaxation.