The topic of self-care has become a common trend during recent years. After all, the main purpose of going on a holiday is to have a stress-free time while taking a break from your hectic lifestyle. What more when the majority of us have chronic back pain by sitting at our desks for a long period of time in this frantic lifestyle. We rarely take care of ourselves by treating our back problems or bad skin conditions. At the most, some of us would commit to a routine by performing simple exercises to get in shape or programs that specifically relieve body aches such as the Back in Action Program. Save one day just for a relaxing time at a spa and pamper yourself to the core with the many facilities available. Most of these spas have an amazing view with amazing massages to treat your body aches as well so you could kill two birds with one stone! Here are some of the best spa hotels in Europe to include in your next vacation:
1. Spa Tiberio at Capri Tiberio Palace (Location: Capri, Italy)
For a more holistic getaway and a major self-pampering session, the Spa Tiberio located in Capri Tiberio Palace is the place to be for wellness enthusiasts! Unwind along the shores of the Mediterranean and slip into zen mode while you admire the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Capri. The Spa spans 600 square meters featuring a water zone with saunas, four therapeutic showers, relaxation areas and steam rooms offering a wide range of face and body treatments, as well as massages in six therapy rooms, with one specifically just for couples. Enjoy a rewarding sensational experience at the Spa Tiberio.
2. ESPA Spa at Corinthia London (Location: London, United Kingdom)
Although the hotels located in London are not well known for spas, Corinthia stands out among the rest with its ESPA spas that feature up to four floors with a James Bond-inspired design. The ESPA Spa combines traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturists and spa professionals to offer guests an unforgettable experience. Indulge yourself in the dark, moody and sexy atmosphere while you unwind at the relaxation room that comes with a floating fireplace surrounded. Enjoy the indoor pool which has a Thermal Floor installed, as well as private sleep pods for you to take a quick nap. If you are feeling hungry, you could grab some of the light, healthy refreshments.
3. Schloss Elmau (Location: Elmau, Germany)
The Schloss Elmau offers up to six lavish spas with two catered specifically for adults, one exclusively just for women, and the remaining three for families. When you are hanging around the Bavarian Alps for a holiday with your family, consider a luxurious spa as a relaxing getaway at the historic Schloss Elmau. Guests get to dip themselves in their indoor or outdoor pools consisting of a Japanese Onsen outdoor pool, lap pools and a cold plunge pool. They also offer a Turkish hammam bath and a Finnish Sauna, something which most spas do not offer. Appreciate the soothing treatments by professional therapists or healing treatments from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
4. My Blend by Clarins Spa at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles (Location: Paris, France)
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the subterranean spa which was designed by Philippe Starck features a bright indoor pool underneath the skylight. Imagine floating along with the pool while admiring the sky above you. When you spend the day here, you will be in for a treat! From a watsu pool to a hammam, pamper yourself with endless options including a wide range of treatments such as massages, facials catered to both men and women. For fitness buffs, you can head over to the four fitness rooms made available for all guests, including a private Thai Boxing studio and a room catered just for Pilates.
5. Euphoria Retreat (Location: Mystras, Greece)
If you are looking for a perfect getaway as a couple, Euphoria Retreat is the best place to be. Located in the mountains next to the village of Mystras, the ruined second city of the Byzantine Empire is where you will find a four levelled spa offering a mixture of Greek, modern style and traditional Chinese medicine treatments. Armed by a team of experts, you and your partner could take up their massages, acupuncture, skin treatments and healing therapies. Their Byzantine hammam and cupping treatments are the most popular options for couples.
6. Sublime Spa at Sublime Comporta (Location: Grândola, Portugal)
Surround yourself with nature and birds chirping away as you lay down on one of the spa beds. The Sublime Spa offers everything you could possibly need for a relaxing vacation in nature. The products are made out of pure organic essential and vegetable oils, ensuring only the best organic sustainable brands are used for your comfort. With their commitment to serving the planet, all of their ingredients are locally sourced combined with freshly harvested plants as well as local rice and sea salt. Couples get to enjoy either on their own or together at the outdoor yoga pavilion.