Full-body treatment mixes Asian massage techniques, thermal springs and Ayurvedic knowledge
Bagno Vignoni, Italy, … Tuscany’s ADLER Thermae Resort and Spa, the pioneering five-star hotel fed by the healing thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni, has just announced a new treatment: Water Sensation Massage Therapy, performed in the hotel’s 96°F pool. The area is peaceful, sun-drenched oasis set apart from the rest of the spa and surrounded by foliage. “This is a brand-new, exclusive treatment that uses Asian massage techniques in thermal water, based on Ayurvedic knowledge and relaxation techniques, focusing on the whole body,” says the spa director Minnie Romano.
Submerged in warm water with a therapist at their side, guests wear floatation weights to help them stay close to the water’s surface. They will find themselves unbelievably relaxed as they are gently moved and manipulated, with special attention given to the shoulders, head, neck, hips and spine. The thermal waters at ADLER Thermae are classified as bicarbonate-sulphate-alkaline and hyper thermal, and provide a variety of health benefits, such as improving circulation, boosting metabolism, and helping the absorption of essential minerals. Soaking also reduces inflammation, and the muscles of the body are able to relax more fully.
One recent client described the Water Sensation experience as “water ballet combined with yoga elements,” and described her experience as utterly rejuvenating:
Initially I was overcome with thoughts. What will happen next? How am I feeling? As I was stretched and pulled, every little bit of tension and blockage was released, and my thoughts slowly calmed down and adapted to the gentle movements of the body on water. This experience has reminded me again that water can be cleansing and healing, that water accepts and does not judge. I felt that where there was heaviness before, ease, joy, optimism, and self-love unfolded in its place. As I climbed out of the pool, I felt as if, with each step, I was leaving behind all the negativity that has accompanied me recently. I have not felt this light, free or energetic in a very long time.
The 45-minute Water Sensation massage treatment costs €87 per person and is also available as a couples’ session.
About Adler Thermae:
Adler Thermae Spa and Resort in Tuscany, set between the vineyards of Montepulciano and Montalcino, has redefined the idea of wellness. Its peaceful surroundings in the UNESCO Tuscan site, warm thermal waters and the staff’s fierce dedication have proven to be a magical combination. The spa menu, with more than 120 treatments, is always improving, capitalizing on the highest quality natural products and state-of-the-art equipment. Treatments address both inner harmony and outer beauty while encouraging deep relaxation. A team of more than 40 staff members and physicians provide individual counseling and treatments for body and soul.
The five-star hotel spa offers not only relaxation and beauty treatments, but also modern western medicine and alternative healing methods. The ADLER MED medical competence center has its own team of doctors from disciplines like general medicine, laboratory medicine, aesthetic medicine, modern Mayr medicine, homeopathy, herbal medicine and nutrition.
The hotel has a total of 90 luxury rooms and suites: The Superior is for two people, while Junior Suites accommodate three to four. The spacious rooms offer a sitting area with tea table, sofa, writing desk and armchair. The decor features rich wood furnishings with warm-toned draperies. Rooms and suites have “Bio air-conditioning” (room temperature and humidity individually adjustable) and private terraces or balconies overlooking the splendid Orcia Valley. The marble bathroom features a separate glass-enclosed shower, toilet and bidet. Hypoallergenic and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available.