The mantra of the global spa industry continues to be the W-word, wellness, and it’s key to remaining healthy, stress-free and energetic throughout winter.
Spa treatments are no longer all about cosmetic enhancements or a just a decadent hour or two on the massage table. Instead, it’s a holistic approach to wellbeing, encouraging relaxation and a reduction in stress and achieving balance across the body, mind and spirit – and not just for the day, but for the long-term, too.
For products, it’s a focus on natural, sustainable products and treatments. Abrasive skin treatments or peels are no longer on spa menus, instead there’s an emphasis on the beauty and power of botanics. The William Inglis Hotel incorporates many delicious elements into its treatments, such as its three-hour Restoration Ritual ($395), where the tempting steps include an organic cane sugar, lime and crushed citrus rind exfoliation, a vanilla-bean creme massage, a plumping apple and marine collagen facial and an orange creme and blackberry hair and scalp massage.
Elsewhere, the hour-long Triple Berry Spa Facial ($145) targets oily, acne-prone skin with a vitamin C-packed, multi-B vitamin-infusion fruit mineral exfoliation and a redefining berry emulsion.
And to boost the rebalancing power of a spa visit, there are also greater options for the customisation and personalisation of treatments, with packages combining two to six different treatments for the ultimate renewal experience that’s just the ticket for clients’ individual needs.