Since 9500 BCE, Cyprus has had visitors with various ailments coming down to our medical caretakers ever since the days of glory of Khirokitia (Choirokoitia). Find out what Aphrodite's secret for perennial health and youth was, at one of Cyprus’ world class health spas and wellness centres. From her secret abode, she must be envying the heavenly retreats on offer, with pampering treats incorporating big-name beauty brands, local treatments such as the trachana wrap, which uses a sour milk and coarse wheat concoction, normally made into soup, and site specific restorative therapies. 4 VIP Tour will take you to any sites in Cyprus you have set your heart on.
Apart from traditional medical facilities, Cyprus has a very wide range of alternate medicine treatments available in the form of hot baths and Spas. The soil in certain areas of this tourist’s delight has unique properties in that they are curative. What’s more, there are resorts for all budgets. A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes sea water) is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, and are especially widespread in Europe. Day spas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments. Cyprus offers resorts that accept bookings of up to one week and more.
The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, in the Roman era. Since medieval times, illnesses caused by iron deficiency were treated by drinking chalybeate (iron-bearing) spring water (in 1326, the ironmaster Collin le Loup claimed a cure, when the spring was called Espa, a Walloon word for fountain. In 16th-century England, the old Roman ideas of medicinal bathing were revived at towns like Bath, and in 1596, a chalybeate spring was discovered in Yorkshire. An enclosed well was built at what became known as Harrogate, the first resort in England for drinking medicinal waters. Soon thereafter a second well was discovered and the resort called The English Spaw, beginning the use of the word Spa as a generic description.
The myriad facilities designed for your absolute well-being, include indoor and outdoor pools, freshwater and saltwater pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and hamams. Friendly and attentive staff will see to your every need, revitalising and energising you with beauty and health treatments to tone your body and clear your mind. You will be given counselling and fitness assessments to fit your own specific requirements and personalised sessions to make you feel special.
You are bound to feel rejuvenated with the wide array of services on offer. Sample from a full range of packages designed to de-stress, relax and revitalise you, including detoxifying algae and mud body wraps, aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, massages, shiatsu, reflexology and natural therapies, to name a few.
Greco-Roman Rituals Mixed With Modern Luxuries
The Retreat Spa is an award-winning haven of calm surrounded by lush gardens and the soothing rhythms of the Mediterranean Sea. Galleried hallways lead to quiet treatment rooms where experienced therapists provide the latest in facial and body treatments rich with indigenous plants and minerals. Treatments begin with thermae bathing, an ancient detoxifying treatment to cleanse and relax. Notable spa features include:
The Retreat Spa has 27 signature therapies, ranging from one 2-hour session to five-day sessions called Rejuvenate, Purity, Earth and Ocean. The Ocean offers:
The Retreat’s capable therapists and aestheticians ensure every treatment experience meets your personal expectations and their professional high standards. Here, 93 treatments are offered. They specialize in LI’TYA therapy. LI’TYA, means ‘Of the Earth’, and is a unique range of skin, hair and body products based on Indigenous Australian plants and the principles of modern and Indigenous herbalism, aromatherapy and touch therapy.
LI’TYA products are formulated using sustainably wild harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients. LI’TYA is proudly Australian made and owned, certified cruelty-free with responsible packaging.
The Anassa Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus has its own specialised spa therapies.
The Thalassa Spa is a luxury Roman-style health retreat that covers the full spectrum of wellbeing: from an hour long treatment to a gentle detoxifying or holistic programme with life-long benefits. The Spa offers a small menu of selected mouth-watering healthy Mediterranean flavours.
The Thalassa Spa includes a sky-lit, columned indoor pool, 18 treatment rooms, saunas, steam baths, a seawater exercise pool, squash court, fitness room and hair salon.
Between November and March, the indoor pool is open to children between 9am and 1pm, and is heated to 28° C.
Many options are available:
Anassa Signature Treatments
The Anassa Signature Treatments include
This hotel was the first to introduce SPAs to Cyprus and its signature SPA is the Shiseido SPA
The exclusive Shiseido Spa, at the Four Seasons Cyprus is the only one on the island and in the entire Eastern Mediterranean. The Four Seasons opened the first Spa in Cyprus in 1993 and in 2007 achieved another first with the introduction of the Shiseido Spa. Revitalise your body and mind whilst being pampered by expert consultants. Your experience in our Shiseido Spa will have a high degree of personal attention and is designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed whilst easing away your stress and fatigue. During your visit to the Spa you can view and feel free to test the full range of Shiseido cosmetics and skin products. Seduce your senses with luxurious treatments, the exclusive Shiseido way!
The Facial Collection includes a deep cleanse, steam, exfoliation and mask. It is combined with hot Japanese ‘oshibori’ towels to enhance relaxation and allow skin preparation to receive Shiseido’s advanced facial products. It includes a truly unique, specialised and unwinding Qi facial massage, incorporating a Japanese Spa Secret, Qi Massage Cream that contains Japanese and Chinese plant extracts. The massage is designed to relax, firm and define facial contours. Experts stimulate tsubo points to release tension and stress, resulting in wonderfully radiant, plumped and rejuvenated skin.
SHISEIDO Signature Treatment
A wonderfully indulgent body and scalp treatment. Starts with a Japanese foot bath ritual to relax and unwind. This treatment will follow with our Total Zen Delight body massage to stimulate tsubo energy points and restore balance and calmness to the entire body. Concludes with our Japanese Scalp and Shoulders Massage. A top-to-toe Spa indulgence.
Asphodel Spa at the Azia Resort and Spa
The sybaritic Asphodel Spa is a hymn to nature, intriguing to the senses yet calming to the mind. The sound of falling water, the fine incense of ouzo and anise, the breeze in the garden treatment rooms, the rich natural textures; these and a variety of treatments offering different experiences and Elemis products have been deployed in its design to awake all the senses and sooth the body and mind. This is claimed to be one of the best spas in the world.
Its signature therapies are Elemis based. Elemis is the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand favoured by as many as 6.5 million spa-goers per year. The successful combination of natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology has enabled Elemis to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing products and professional spa-therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.
Signature treatment: Ritual of Renewal, a two-and-a-half-hour treatment including an Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, deep-tissue massage, steam bath and other water-based treatments.
Elixir Spa treatments offer you the luxury of private space and generate a feeling of timelessness. Treat yourself to indulge your senses, relieve your body of any strains and invigorate your mind. Extended to a total area of 800m2, the upgraded Elixir Spa will offer the ultimate ambience and relaxation for all its visitors. Now with additional therapy and relaxation rooms, including 2 Couples Suites, 2 Saunas, 2 Steam Baths, a spacious and modern Gym, specially designated aerobics room and the indoor pool just to name a few, the new upgraded CBH Elixir Spa will prove to be one of the inspiring focal points of the hotel.
The Spa is Adults Only as it hosts one nudists section. It provides:
Bathing in sulphur spring water is a natural way to heal inflammatory joints, it stimulates the entire nervous system, giving the patient a relaxing sensation. Next, it starts working on the connective tissues making them flexible. The blood flow slowly increases which in turn helps in better absorption of oxygen and minerals.
The sulphide gets absorbed in the system and reaches the inflamed joints and cartilages. As one of the main proteins needed for your skin to stay firm, it enhances and renews the skin. It slows down the aging process because of its ability to protect against the toxic effects of pollution and radiation. It is known as "nature's beauty mineral" as your body needs it to produce collagen, which keeps your skin elastic and young-looking. Bringing you health and vitality and reviving the skin's natural glow.
In early 2009, Ayii Anargyri Spa resort opened its doors to present the world with a sublime experience. Set in a valley of mature trees, the resort offers a unique retreat, a place of profound calm and the opportunity to enjoy the health-giving waters which have benefited visitors for so many years. The Spa was first formally opened in 1649 by two brothers, Cosmas and Damianos. Their generosity in offering treatment often without thought of reward gave rise to the name Anargyri – without silver.
The hotel provides the means to benefit from the time-tested remedies of the mineral rich waters which flow there. Ayii Anargyri has something unique. From the Cyprus hillside, a mineral-rich spring carries the soothing waters renowned for generations for their healing qualities. This remarkable stream has been channelled to the new spa where it is combined in numerous treatments now advanced by modern science.
Natural Spring Lounge
The unique spring - fed pools feature three hydro pools, two with jet massage featuring specifically designed areas for the entire body to release tension and soothe and the third with invigorating foot jets, and counter current massage stream. Bathing in sulphur pools will help to alleviate rheumatic and arthritic pains, improve skin regeneration, joint mobility and blood circulation bringing about a sense of wellbeing.
You can experiment with Mud, on your body, face, feet, wherever.
A relaxing experience, whereby warmed mud is applied to the body and you wrapped in a heated cocoon. The mud possesses detoxifying and revitalizing properties, leaving the body and skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and invigorated. It is ideal for alleviating rheumatic illnesses and post-traumatic stress.
The warm soothing sulphur water and mud opens the skins pores allowing the active ingredients to gently exfoliate and treat the skin leaving it cleansed and soft to touch. Other effects include improved blood circulation and a sense of overall well being. A spa experience that refreshes and revitalizes the mind and body.
A combined treatment of the sulphur mud cocoon and sulphur soak for dual benefits. Warmed mud is applied to the body you wrapped in a heated cocoon and then into a warm soothing sulphur bath to soak and cleanse.
Mineral Hydrotherapy Bath; Sulphur Mud Bath Therapy; Vichy Rain Shower Experience; Exfoliating Vichy & Hydro Massage; Sulphur Jet Massage; Thalaxion Circulation Booster Capsule; Pedidaix Legs Relief; Bertholaix Back Ease; Etuve Hands & Feet Care; Thermal Mud for Hands; Natural Spring Lounge.
The Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort is one of the leading luxury spa hotels in Cyprus.
Their award winning luxurious Spa Centre offers a unique experience of pampering, relaxation and weight control using spa products of the well known Thalgo + Elemis brands. An emerging jewel amongst luxury spa hotels, the stunning 3,000-square metre Le Spa contains seven elegant mosaic indoor-outdoor seawater pools, each with its own temperature and salinity, 34 treatment rooms, tranquil environment, relaxing area with breathtaking views of the sea, hammam, saunas and a state-of-the-art health club facility with a heated indoor pool.
Boasting all of the ingredients to ensure guests' privacy and serenity, here guests enjoy discreet and personal attention. You should be sure not to miss the supervised thalassotherapy program or Watsu Massage in the high-salinity seawater pool for the ultimate thalassotherapy spa experience.
In addition to thalassotherapy, spa enthusiasts will be happy to hear there is also a wide range of purely indulgent Spa Treatments and hotel spa packages for those in need of being spoilt. Don't miss our decadent Four-Hands Massage or invigorating Royal Thai Massage, and be sure to treat yourself to one of our signature treatments, such as Journey of the Senses, which includes a hot stone application in combination with a body wrap using fragrant Frangipani oils.
This winning spa combination of thalassotherapy and pampering is a natural extension of the two brands used in the luxury spa, both of which are leading brands in the spa world and provide excellent results – with Thalgo for thalassotherapy and Elemis for aromatherapy.
Even the most seasoned spa goer won't be disappointed by the 130 treatments and luxury spa packages on offer giving spa addicts plenty of new and exciting treatments to experience. With an extensive team of experienced professionals all willing to serve and an impressive 34 treatment rooms, you'll never have to wait long for a booking.
The pure indulgence of the relaxing haven of Le Spa will reinvigorate your body and soul.
To have a truly indulgent spa experience at Le Méridien Limassol Spa and Resort, stay in one of their unique Luxury Royal Spa Rooms or for the ultimate romantic spa holiday, choose the luxury honeymoon suite, the Royal Spa Suite.
Benefits of Thalassotherapy: Le Spa Supervised Thalassotherapy Programme is a unique programme offering the curative effects of mineral enriched seawater. This supervised session in the award winning spa takes you through 4 Outdoor or 3 Indoor pools, each with a different temperature and salinity content. As a treatment that can be enjoyed by a couple or a group, Thalassotherapy induces relaxation as the support from the high-density salt-water pools allows the body’s skeletal frame to relax completely whilst floating. It is the ideal treatment for sheer indulgence and relaxation and lasts a total of 75mins. Combined with the hydrotherapy jets, the Thalassotherapy programme is very beneficial for all joint and back problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, water retention or for sheer indulgence and relaxation.
And there is plenty more.
Watsu is a gentle form of body therapy performed in warm water (around 35°C.). It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combine with Watsu's movements, stretches, massage and point work, to create a bodywork with a range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels.
Moments of stillness alternate with rhythmical flowing movements, which free the body in ways impossible on land. The warm water relaxes the muscles and supports the spine. With this support and without the weight of the body, the spine, joints and muscles can be manipulated and freed in a way unique to water work. The effects include a very gentle, yet deep stretching and a release of muscular and joint restrictions, along with a state of deep relaxation, which encourages the release of stress and tensions.
Worldwide Watsu is currently provided in many international health and wellness spas as well as in aquatic physiotherapy programmes. It is finding countless applications in therapy, aiding recovery from injury, relieving muscular and joint pain and encouraging movement and flexibility. In addition many are enjoying sharing Watsu's simpler moves with family and friends. At practitioner level it can stand alone as a therapy or be used as a wonderful complement to therapeutic work on land.
Many clients will come with a specific focus (e.g. pain syndromes, post injury or post surgery, specific movement restrictions)...while others seek Watsu for the experience of relaxation, blissful letting go, time-out, and quiet meditative stillness it can induce.
Imagine, the warmth and sense of weightlessness induced by water,... your eyes closed, so there is just the play of light across your eyelids, your ears are under the water so the sound of the world is muffled. The world starts to disappear, leaving just yourself and your experience of body and being in the water, nothing to do, nowhere to go, just receiving and letting go, into the graceful movement, rocking cradling and gentle rhythm. It is no wonder people speak of states of bliss and levels of relaxation never before imagined.
Specific therapeutic effects noted by receivers, include increased mobility and flexibility, muscle relaxation, fuller deeper breathing, reduction in anxiety and stress levels, decreased pain, improved sleep and digestion and a general sense of wellbeing.
Each person's experience is unique and varied, for many the focus will be on the physical effects of letting go, relaxing, the gentle full body stretches, freeing the spine and joints. Others might experience emotions, new personal insights and/or resurfacing of old memories. Many receivers will remark on the deep sense of beauty, or lightness, ease and grace experienced during their Watsu; or a sense of nurturing, safety, relaxation, maybe at a level never felt before or remembered from 'long ago'. The way Watsu is experienced is as varied as individuals themselves and so there is no right or wrong way to receive, practitioners do not 'push' any particular aspect, but simply listen and allow and support whatever the receivers experience is in any particular session.
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