Travel trends have seen a major change in trends with wellness holidays being the preferred choice for most people post pandemic. There are new demands for immunity boosting retreats, socially distanced wellness trips, private jet wellness trips and remote working holidays. Personal health and wellness are now top priority for travel. Holistic and preventative health care measures are increasingly at the center of consumer decision-making when it comes to wellness travel. The movement is a key proponent of transformative travel; travel that is motivated and defined in a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development with a deeper connection to nature and culture. The remaining part of the year will see travellers looking for a slow return to normalcy with more people choosing longer, even season-length health and fitness escapes.
One&Only resorts have been leading the way in wellness with locations in destinations that naturally lend themselves to holistic time out and rejuvenation. The brand has always recognized that transformative travel and investing in physical and mental health was important to its guests. One&Only endeavored to offer results-driven wellness experiences that are designed to transform from the inside out and provide long lasting health benefits, and now sets the benchmark in combining traditional therapies with cutting edge medical innovation.
Most notably, One&Only’s partnership with globally renowned wellness brand, Chenot, at One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, demonstrates its commitment to providing guests with a revolutionary approach to wellbeing, and the tools for well-balanced physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
One&Only Desaru Coast is the first resort in the One&Only collection to introduce the Chenot Spa. Offering a holistic experience that extends beyond the walls of the spa, the Chenot Spa combines the latest advances in Western research and scientific diagnostics with the best in Chinese and alternative medicines, resulting in a curated menu of research-led programmes. Focusing on the ‘whole self’ by truly understanding the individual needs of each guest, Chenot Spa at One&Only Desaru Coast is built around four pillars – Sport & Physical Activities, Emotional Wellbeing, Nutrition, and Aesthetics – all designed to work in synergy to reset and strengthen body and mind.
Whilst all programmes are tailor-made, guests can also choose from a variety of retreats such as the three-day Chenot Relax Programme designed to destress and soothe the nervous system, featuring Chenot massages, phyto-mud and neuro-acoustic deep relaxation treatments, biofeedback training and yoga. Those looking to optimise their fitness levels and strengthen both body and mind, can opt for the three-day Chenot Fitness Programme,which includes nutritional consultations, physical assessments as well as deep tissue massages and personal training sessions. Couples looking to embark on a wellness journey together have the option of joining the Chenot Couples Programme, which includes shared wellness consultations, a bespoke nutrition plan, and invigorating body treatments.
Opening 1 May 2021, at One&Only Portonovi, guests will be able to experience industry-leading, comprehensive wellness alongside a vibrant and captivating Riviera-style lifestyle, in one ultra-luxury destination. The resort will be the first One&Only to offer Chenot Espace, a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned Chenot Method®, with tailored programmes and pioneering treatments scientifically designed to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health, all year round.
Isolated in a natural volcanic rock garden, under the canopy of large Higuera trees, One&Only Spa atOne&Only Mandarina, which began welcoming guests in November 2020, offers a range of treatments and spiritual experiences inspired by indigenous and pre-Hispanic culture as well as the expansive natural wonders of Mandarina, guided by a principle of ‘oneness’ with nature and self. The consciously crafted wellness programme combines advanced therapies and personalised treatments to create a transformational spa experience that goes far beyond traditional treatments and programmes.
The resort has also partnered with renowned luxury skincare brand Tata Harper to be the first and only spa to introduce Tata Harper’s Sensorial Resets, a collection of curated treatments to elevate the traditional beauty experience and captivate all five senses. Utilising Tata Harper’s high-performance, all-natural ingredients, paired with the beauty brand’s advanced green technologies, One&Only Spa will allow guests to embrace the power of nature with exclusive spa services that can be found only at One&Only Mandarina. The result is a series of multi-sensorial journeys that simultaneously improve skin condition, the bodily vibrations, and the state of the mind. As sensory immersions meet cutting-edge beauty technology and the award-winning multi-active formulas work to soothe and restore, the result is a complete recalibration of skin, body and mind in one powerful treatment.
Redefining ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean, the One&Only Spa at One&Only Le Saint Géran, offers tailored holistic experiences, ranging from pure relaxation time to unique wellness journeys. Signature treatments utilise indigenous techniques and include the ‘Mauritian Fusion’, a poultice treatment to sooth muscular aches and pains using a Mauritian herbal blend of neem, tulsi, moringa and lemongrass, and the ‘Chakra Balancing’ which aims to release deep seated tension and blocked energy using local mint, citronella essence and volcanic hot stones.
To complete the wellness offering, the resort has partnered with Biologique Recherche, known for its years of innovation and bespoke specialized techniques, to offer the best combination of advanced products for facial treatments. Available for the first time in Mauritius, Biologique Recherche’s bespoke facial treatments use fragrance-free products that are formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients derived from natural or biotechnological compounds. The Biologique Recherche ‘Only for You’ treatment allows One&Only Spa therapists to extensively diagnose skin condition, and then recommend products and techniques best suited to the individual.
Combining centuries of expertise in the quest for beautiful skin with sheer indulgence, the Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm has designed three bespoke treatments exclusive to resort guests. Influenced by cutting-edge techniques from around the world, as well as time-honoured Arabian customs and ingredients only found in the Middle East, the treatments use Guerlain products to deliver outstanding results.
The ‘Désert D’Orient’ treatment takes guests on a sensory journey into the orient, with a Silk Indulgence Milk Scrub, Guerlain body wrap and steam room for skin purification and detoxification, culminating in a soothing massage using one of the four Guerlain scented Massage Elixirs. ‘Dubai Harmony’ is the perfect balance of treatment and massage leaving city-worn tissue re-oxygenated and illuminating the complexion. Ideal as part of a blissful beach retreat, the ‘One&Only Solar Evasion’ is a relaxing face and body exfoliation, followed by a Terracotta “Huile du Voyageur” oil massage, designed to protect skin from sun exposure and prolong a post-sun healthy glow.
The award-winning One&Only Spa at One&Only Reethi Rah offers a holistic programme of treatments, beauty, fitness and wellness. A peaceful retreat set in a serene setting tucked away from the rest of the resort within lush, manicured gardens, the spa boasts private treatment villas with thatched roofs and relaxation pavilions overlooking the Indian Ocean. Harnessing rejuvenating therapies from East to West, One&Only Spa therapists guide guests on a journey of wellness, combining ancient therapeutic rituals with modern day research. To address a specific health concern or seek a higher level of overall wellbeing, One&Only Spa at Reethi Rah also offers bespoke journeys for restoration. With programmes ranging from three to seven days, the ‘Reset in Residence’ Wellness Journeys begin with a personal lifestyle, fitness and nutrition consultation and target specific goal orientated journeys, such as weight loss or anti-stress. Therapists blend holistic and conventional expertise to create bespoke programmes tailored to the individual, combining spa treatments, movement activities and an entirely tailored nutritional plan.
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