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November International Trends: Egypt, Barbados, England, Zurich and More

Posted: November 1, 2010
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A new retreat has launched at the Six Senses Spa within the Kempinski Hotel Barbados Bay in Bodrum, Turkey. Called the Glorifying Journey, the three-day program combines spiritual therapies with physical treatments. Including morning yoga or Pilates as well as a daily meditation session in the evening, spa treatments will include a hammam therapy, a choice of a balancing, soothing or purifying facial, a watsu massage and a body polish on the final day.(From www.leisureopportunities.com)

A new Moroccan spa treatment has been introduced to the menu at two Spa Cenvaree facilities in Thailand. The 105-minute treatment uses Marrakesh Black Soap that contains argan oils and is currently available at Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok and the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. (From www.leisureopportunities.com)

A new spa has opened within the luxury Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, following the redevelopment of one of the city's most famous buildings, the former Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Covering 10,000 square feet, the spa features a range of bespoke indigenous Scottish treatments designed in conjunction with Denise Leicester, founder of the organic product house ILA. Ingredients include Scottish thistle, borage, camellia and Scottish hops for soothing and nourishing the skin. In addition, there will also be a range of therapies using Anne Sémonin products including a seaweed bath with organic seaweed sourced direct from the Hebrides. There are nine treatment rooms, including a double suite, as well as a rasul and a dark pool where guests can relax in warm water. (From www.leisureopportunities.com)

What is reported to be Egypt's first ever salt cave opened in August at the Taba Heights resort on the Red Sea. Using salt from the Dead Sea, the cave's floor is covered in a thick layer of salt crystals while the ceiling has salt stalactites, creating a unique microclimate. Siwa Oasis Salt is used, which originates from the ancient time of Alexander the Great, while the air also includes iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium. A standard session takes around 45 minutes while salt cosmetics, lamps and candles can also be purchased to extend the experience. (From www.leisureopportunities.com)

Queen’s Gardens Resort in Saba, Dutch West Indies, invites guests to a royal escape with the Total Relax Spa Package. This four-night offer, priced at $1,600 based on double occupancy, is designed as a sanctuary through massages, fine dining and excursions. Guests enjoy a private-floor superior suite and the Queen’s Signature Massage for two takes place en-suite. A royal four-course dinner, two-course lunch and daily continental breakfast are prepared by Chef Keith, and a guided tour of Saba offers a VIP view of Saba’s unique charm. +599 416-3494