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Sustainability In Spas

Have you ever heard of a Sustainable Spa? Check out the best eco-resorts to relax and renew and learn all the sustainable practices these spas have.

Who doesn’t love a good massage and beauty treatment? Today we’re going to talk about eco-spas, but first, to understand the term, let’s talk about what a spa is. A spa is a service and experience that offers a wide range of products designed exclusively for wellness. According to the word spa was first used as far back as the eras of Ancient Greece and Rome to describe naturally occurring thermal springs. These locations of bathing and relaxation were believed to benefit health and wellbeing, and in this sense not much has changed to date. Spas remain havens of luxury; the only difference today is that they have changed shape and form to fall into various categories. One of these categories is “eco-spas”, keep on reading so you get full knowledge of this concept that is trending and growing. 

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Christopher Hotel - St. Barths

What Is An Eco Spa?

An eco spa is a type of resort that implements best practices in all their operations, starting with the construction and all the products they use. Some eco spas will only use organic, natural, eco-friendly products, for example; others might focus on energy-efficient building construction and use, such as using solar panels for power. An eco spa may be part of a resort at which guests can stay overnight for a few days or weeks, or it may simply be a day spa where customers will come for specific appointments for spa treatments. A lot of eco-hotels offer this option, spas designed specifically to give you the best experience while creating a positive impact on the environment.

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The first step of defining an eco-spa is the construction, an eco-spa will use sustainable materials in everything, from sustainable woods, bamboo, renewable energy and heating, and recycled furniture or decorations. The products used for the treatments need to be 100% natural, organic and non-toxic. 

Along with eco-friendly spa practices, guests have also evolved to be savvier, and connect their well-being with social and environmental health. According to a 2013 American Lives marketing survey, “there’s a 90% overlap between wellness-oriented consumers and environmentally oriented consumers,”. As concerns about global warming, climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions increase, businesses are actively looking for ways to manage their impact on the environment. The wellness industry has taken incredible steps to become more sustainable each time. Next on we will provide you with the top eco-spas in the hotel industry. 

Mas Salagros 

Mas Salagros is especially known for its wellness center of the international brand AIRE Ancient Baths. Find your moment of complete relaxation with a thermal experience and relaxing massage surrounded by candlelight in an old farmhouse of the XV century where you will move through different baths at different temperatures: the Tepidarium (warm bath), the Caldarium (hot bath), and the Frigidarium (cold bath) in addition to the Balneum (the bath of one thousand jets) and the Laconicum (steam room) until you reach a state of total physical and mental relaxation in the Flotarium (saltwater bath ). The AIRE Experience ends with a relaxing massage or with a sophisticated ritual by an expert therapist. If you’re looking for the perfect spa experience Mas Salagros is the place to be.

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Mas Salagros - Spain

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This eco-luxury retreat in Mallorca´s Tramuntana Mountains is an exclusive luxury escape and set apart by the owners’ love for nature and commitment to sustainability. Its Natur-All Organic Spa is home to a pool, sauna, steam bath, and treatment rooms. Indulge in a full body massage for total relaxation or a refreshing facial treatment, which will leave your skin feeling silky and clean. All spa products are cruelty-free and include locally made essential oils. They also offer signature treatments in their relaxing spa and extensive walking trails and vinyasa flow yoga classes throughout the nature reserve. Whether you fancy going for a 20-minute walk before dinner or a two-hour hike to the top of Galatzo mountain, there are lots of options to choose from. 

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Tierra Chiloé

Discover the Uma Spa deep in the island of Chiloé, Chile. After a day of exploration around the island, relax in the spa’s heated pools or sauna that will help you liberate all your stress. Be sure to make time for one of the Uma Spa’s specialty treatments, which include shiatsu, reflexology, and deep-tissue massages, among other options. The spa is made of local wood and heated stone floors, creating a cozy refuge from the often rainy weather outside. Enter the spa & wellness center and pamper yourself in the steam room or seashell-like sauna, enjoy a massage or body wrap with local natural ingredients which work in harmony to restore balance and energy. We assure you a unique experience as you admire the rich wildlife of the Pullao wetland from the outdoor heated infinity pool.

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Christopher Hotel 

Finally, we have the prestigious Sisley Spa located in the Christopher Hotel on the island of St. Barths. The Sisley Spa has been elected  “Caribbean’s Best Hotel Spa” and “St. Barth Best Hotel Spa” by the renowned World Spa Awards. Overlooking the sea, the spa at The Christopher offers five treatment rooms, including one double, all open toward the outside. Here, the refreshing trade winds, the rays of the sun, and the sound of the waves help create a moment of total relaxation. Sisley, one of the most prestigious French cosmetics brands, offers personalized care associated with the best natural extracts and essential oils. Natural materials, soft colors, and intimate spaces create the perfect sense of wellbeing and soothe both body and soul.

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Take care of your mind and body and enjoy the different spas our member hotels have for you. Remember that by continuously receiving spa treatments you will be able to naturally reduce tension resulting in lowered anxiety and decreased depression side effects. What are you waiting for? Visit our member hotels’ eco-spas and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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