Day Spas

Lifestyle, Spas and Healthy Living

This is the section where you come to improve your work/life balance.

Thalassotherapy

"Cool" spa destinations

Water relaxation thalasso therapy at the athénée thalasso spa in Djerba, Tunisia
We now live in a time and place where the modern lifestyle often takes its toll on both body and mind. Gyms, spas and wellness centres are no longer ordinary places to exercise. While travelling, it is important to note that in most countries you will have to pay for treatment when you fall ill, so travellers are strongly advised to take out private health insurance. We cannot predict our future but there are things we can do to keep a sensible work/life balance. There are several options available and they all include aspects of healthy living, from healthy eating to spas and retreats, revitalizing your life to managing stress.
Full body massage at the Athénée Thalasso Djerba, Tunisia
Almost every resort on the island of Djerba boasts to be the one offering the best thalasso spa facilities. Whether you are a well-being fanatic or seeking professional relaxation therapy, you will be spoilt for choice. Djerbian hoteliers see space as a necessary luxury and thalassotherapy as something that no visitor to the island should be deprived of. The therapeutic use of seawater and marine products is regulated
by strict law in Tunisia so you can be assured to be in safe hands. The treatments vary but judging from the luxury of the some of the centres we saw, the vast spaces in which they operate, you can expect some VIP treatment at the hands of their caring staff. In addition the extensive wellness and fitness facilities, most of the hotels have hairdressing and beauty salons.

The thalassotherapy centre at the Yadis Djerba Golf, Thalasso & Spa Hotel has 5 unique areas:
• Reception, medial and changing rooms
• Hydrotherapy space with 10 hydromassage bathrooms, 6 seaweed and marine mud treatment rooms, 2 affusion shower rooms, 2 jet shower rooms, 1 feet bath room and three thalaterm rooms.
• Fitness space: 2 Turkish baths, 2 saunas, 1 cardio-training room, 1 seawater walking pool and an outdoors solarium.
• 5 senses space: 9 massage room, relaxation room with water beds, herb tea bar, cavitosonic room

The One Spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is one of the most refreshing places to stay in Edinburgh. Edinburgh itself has a lot to offer and a visit to the One Spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel makes it all worthwhile. The award-winning One Spa at the Sheraton Edinburgh Hotel is a natural balance of energy, water and heat in a beautiful, light-filled space. A beautiful swimming pool and shimmering rooftop Hydropool go hand-in-hand with a rejuvenating Thermal Suite and a soothing spa treatment programme, while the advanced fitness studio tones and balances the body's core.

The roof top hydropool at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh, Scotland

Back to Basics – It’s the Therapist that Matters!
Day and salon spas, are now springing like mushrooms. They are now broadening their menus of services and treatments, re-focusing on offering quality massages, facials, and other maintenance/therapeutic mainstays. Spa consumers don’t necessarily want a huge, diversified menu from their day spa – what they want is a place they can visit on a regular basis to achieve consistent results from a therapist that they know and trust. Perhaps spas need to put more effort into getting their customers to come back month after month. Resort and destination spas have the luxury of time and space to pamper spa-goers with indulgent and exotic multi-hour treatment experiences, but we see savvy spa consumers seeking proven results when tackling their day-to-day needs.

Executive Traveller 2003