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Have you always fancied doing a spa break, but never found the time, the money or the energy? Then why don’t you incorporate a bit of ‘me time’ into your summer family activity holiday in the Alps. If the thought of blazing down mountain bike trails and white water rafting is all a bit too much, then just relax, re-energise and tailor make your own ‘spa break’ in Morzine.
An exclusive spa in the centre of Morzine village, run by Nathalie Bron. The emphasis of this small cosy spa is ‘organic’, with brands such as Phyts, Dr. Hauschka, Pranarom and Couleur Caramel forming the main line products. Treat yourself to the ‘Oriental Ritual’ and transport yourself to Morocco; start the ritual in the ‘Turkish hamman’ before lying on a warm marble slab for a black soap body exfoliation. This is followed by a wonderful hydrating body wrap with ‘creme de rassoul’. All finished with an in-depth full body ‘oriental style massage’. Blissful.
Other highlights of this fabulous little spa are aromatherapy massages under the affusion shower, hot stone massage, body wraps and speciality Dr. Hauschka facials. So many treatments to choose from and just a 5 minute walk away from the chalet.
Natalie is also a fully qualified yoga teacher, (as well as a beautician, swimming instructor and ski instructor – yes a very talented lady!). She can offer private yoga lessons for you or your group. If exercise and re-energising is what you need, then contact Natalie at the spa ‘Un Cocon au Pays des Flocons.
Would a facial or massage outdoors on the terrace, be more of your thing? Then Magali at Zenart can bring the spa treatment to the chalet. You can be pampered to your heart’s content in the privacy of your own room, or maybe on the outdoor terrace whilst enjoying the spectacular views. Magali’s speciality is anti-ageing facials with skilful massage techniques (cheaper than Botox!) and simply fantastic gel nails.
Sarah Stephen is English and a fully qualified physiotherapist and professional pilates teacher, living in Morzine. She can be booked to come to the chalet to give proper sports massage and therapy, especially good, if an old injury is playing you up.
Sarah Stephen can also do personal pilates sessions for you and your group either in the comfort of the chalet or at a neighbouring hotel.
For one week in August, the theme in Morzine is ‘for women’. On this week there are numerous free introductory workshops on yoga, pilates, sophrology, Qu-gong, Tai Chi, pilates, make-up, Nordic and afghan walking and many more. This is an excellent way of getting a taste of all these different activities and enjoying them in the fresh Alpine outdoors.
The famous Evian waters are incorporated into the thermal spa resort in Evian. Saunas, hamman, thermal baths, jacuzzis and various treatment rooms are available as well as a large fitness club and gym. There are numerous options of a day out in the Evian Spa but an example would be their Vitality Day…
The treatment package includes an aromatherapy massage, a jet shower, a session of neck and body jets in the pool, and a hydrotherapy bath. On top of this, you have full use of all the main facilities, swimming pools, saunas etc. as well as free entry to most of the exercise classes and gym. All of this topped off with an outdoor relaxation area commanding fabulous panoramic views over Lake Geneva and Switzerland, makes a simply lovely spa day out.
Just over the border into Switzerland, is the thermal spa resort of Lavey Les Bains. The indoor and outdoor pools of more than 1,600m2 are equipped with neck showers, pressure jets, stand-up and sit-down whirlpools, mushroom shower and water cascades, an under water massage path and an underwater massage lounge chair. There is an ‘oriental area’ that incorporates hammam and Turkish baths (40-50 degrees), Swiss showers, heated marble seats and various massage treatments. The North Pavilion area includes saunas, plunge pool, cold water showers, snow and ice grotto and a relaxation area under ultra violet light with aromatherapy and music. With rates starting from as little as €23 for 3 hours, it is a very reasonable ‘spa afternoon’.
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“Your summer family activity holiday or mountain and road bike holiday, doesn’t have to be action-filled from start to finish. Combine activity with a tailor made mini spa break… go on, treat yourself!”