As seen in the December issue, relax and rejuvenate at these remote, luxurious locales around the globe.
by SunHee Grinnell
Find here five of the most sensational spas around the world. If Europe holds your heart, then your options are far from few. The FX Mayr Health Center, in Austria, the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya, in Turkey, and the Lanserhof, in Germany, are at the top of our list for a very high-class Euro-trip. And if you are feeling like a quick trip (ha!) to Asia, then the Amanemu spa, in Japan, or the Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, will be the perfect cures for crippling jet lag.
1. Destination: FX Mayr Health Center.
Where: Maria Wörth, Austria.
Latest Treatment: The Mayr Pre-Lab is an analysis of your blood and egesta samples before you arrive, to personalize your cure plan for optimum results.
Best Time to Go: Year-round.
How Much: The Mayr Basic one-week stay, excluding accommodations, starts at $1,400, plus add-ons. Mayr Pre-Lab costs are as follows: full blood test for minerals (requires drawing blood), $215; blood test for food intolerance (requires drawing blood), $254; intestinal health test (requires egesta sample), $359.
Web Site: http://www.original-mayr.com.
2. Destination: Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
Where: Vommuli island, Republic of Maldives.
Latest Treatment: The Ultimate Maldivian Halfa (halfa means “ritual” in Dhivehi, the local language) pampers the face and body and is the spa’s signature treatment. Having the Indian Ocean for a backdrop doesn’t hurt, either.
Best Time to Go: November through April.
How Much: Spa treatments range from $65 to $2,125.
Web Site: stregis.com.
3. Destination: Lanserhof Tegernsee.
Where: Waakirchen, Germany.
Latest Treatment: The Cell Gym Therapy is part of their holistic-therapy program, which helps regeneration from stress, promotes energy production, supports weight loss, strengthens the immune system, and improves exercise capacity. Beats the treadmill.
Best Time to Go: Year-round.
How Much: The Lans Med Basic one-week stay, excluding accommodations, starts at $1,700, plus add-ons.
Web Site: lanserhof.com.
4. Destination: Amanemu.
Where: Ise-Shima National Park, Japan.
Latest Treatment: Be one with nature (literally) at the newest Aman resort. The Amanemu Seasonal Journey for winter uses seasonal Kampo (medicinal) herbs, essential oils, and a natural hot spring to refocus the mind.
Best Time to Go:Year-round.
How Much: Spa treatments range from $120 to $690.
Web Site: amanemu.com.
5. Destination: Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya.
Where: Kaplankaya, Turkey.
Latest Treatment: Massage plus warm pool equals the Watsu Aquatic Experience. This unique combination addresses chronic back pain, arthritis, sleep disorders, and more.
Best Time to Go: June through September.
How Much: Spa treatments range from $60 to $1,035.
Web Site: canyonranch.com.