A well as being world famous for its Golfing facilities, Marbella is also one of the leading spa capitals of the world. It comes as no surprise that stars from all over the world head to the Costa del Sol to unwind during their visit; with installations that are hitting the news all over the world, Marbella’s top spas offer some of the most sophisticated beauty and relaxation treatments in the world.

SPAS

The Villa Padierna Spa is one of Marbella’s Spa crown jewels. Decorated in neo-classical style, it’s complete with Roman statues, Michelangelo-style anatomical sketches and a heated indoor pool. Guests can choose between a range of steam baths which vary in scent, décor and humidity levels, or can shake off the days stresses in areas such as the Indian hammam, which is adorned with hand crafted arches and domes, as the irresistible scent of spices and fruits fragrance the air.

The Gvadalpín Spa is another Marbella beauty institution. Featuring a circuit pool, scented showers, massage baths, and Kneipp jets, the Spa boasts qualified staff such as Encarni Moreno, a wonderful physiotherapist who can relieve pain with a gentle touch of the hand.

For those looking for nutritional as well as physical healing, the Selenza Spa, is the natural choice. Here, health and wellness are treated as an integral to beauty and relaxation, which comes from within. The Yi Spa at the Hotel Meliá La Quinta is testimony to the exquisiteness of Arabian architecture and design to create a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere, while The Hotel Don Carlos Spa is also known for its nouvelle and revolutionary treatments.

TREATMENTS

Marbella caters to every top-to-toe beauty need, from manicures, pedicures, hot stone or sports massages; there is something here to help you feel beautiful. The international ambience and gorgeous climate of the coast has gone a long way towards attracting the world’s top professionals, who are pleased to bring the very latest in beauty and health treatments along with them.

For those who want to turn the clock back, a cryotherapy facial with serum-infused ice cubes at the Yi Spa in the Meliá La Quinta is a must have treatment. Or looking to relax and push the reset button on the stresses of everyday life? Try the Asian Massage at the Hotel Villa Padierna or the Lomi Lomi massages at the Hotel Don Carlos Spa for the perfect unwind.

For a more holistic approach to relaxation, the Watsu experience at the Hotel Selenza aims to recreate the sensation of being inside your mother’s womb, for the ultimate comforting experience. Indulge in a zero calorie treat by having chocolate, cherries or grapes rubbed onto your body to leave it silks smooth at the Gvadalpín Spa. Marbella’s top spas bring you the best and latest from all over the world, including the USA, Hawaii, Thailand and China.


SANCTUARIES

Sometimes the stresses and demands of modern life can affect us in ways that we don’t even realise. Symptoms such as weight gain, back or cervical pain, or even feeling bloated and fatigued can be signs that we need to give our bodies and minds a break.

It’s hardly surprising that the rich and famous from all over the world flock to havens like the Selenza Spa or the Clínica Buchinger to rebalance and regroup. The Selenza Spa, like the Gvadalpín Spa, is located within a hotel complex so it is possible to book anything from a full day’s pampering session right through to a two-week break. Visitors will undergo a host of treatments that you and a team of professionals (which includes nutritionists, doctors and physiotherapists) have determined ideal for your particular health issues.

The Clínica Buchinger is a renowned proponent of fasting for wellness. Under the guided hands of professionals guests will be transformed into a trimmer, healthier and happier people, all by focusing on health from within and within the setting of the tranquil, silent sanctuary. Bliss!

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