Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Alpina Gstaad Introduces Holistic Wellness Retreats

The Alpina Gstaad Introduces Holistic Wellness Retreats
The Alpina Gstaad, opening for the season on Dec. 6, will unveil a new program of Holistic Wellness Retreats.

The hotel will welcome three leading anti-aging and skincare gurus in January and February to the its 2.000 sqm (21,500-square-foot) Six Senses Spa. Dr. Philippe Allouche of Biologique Recherche, Dr. Erich Schulte, founder of QMS Medicosmetics and Denise Leicester creator of Ila will all be on hand to host presentations on new techniques and give consultations.
One of many retreats being offered is a three-day Rejuvenation and Rest Retreat (March 9 to 12) that includes yoga, breath meditation, early morning Nordic walking, morning pages and journaling, sound healing through chanting, sessions in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), daily ila spa treatments and light detoxifying meals at lunch and dinner. Limited to 10 participants, the retreat costs about 1.320 Euro ($1,760) without accommodations. The two-night, three-day package in a single Deluxe Room with breakfast costs about (2.070 Euro) $2,765.

In addition to the retreats, new Holistic Wellness programs will focus on preventative care, led by the hotel's own resident practitioners, including Antonis Sarris and Ayurvedic consultant Manu Manikantan. The programs last three, five and seven days and aim to stimulate, energize, restore and create harmony.

The Sense of Alpina program uses local alpine plants and herbs in its spa treatments. Between Alpina Swiss facials and massages, the spa encourages daily walks and outdoor activities. Prices start at about 2.470 Euro ($3,295) for three nights in a single Deluxe Room. The Sense of Detox accesses the body’s natural healing process to encourage growth and regeneration leaving guests refreshed and energized. Treatments include an ila Detox bandage wrap and an ila Ku Nye Body Work. Prices start at about 2.800 Euro ($3,740) for three nights in a single Deluxe Room. A host of other packages are available.

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