The Swiss Alps are home to some of the finest spas and wellbeing institutes in the world. La Prairie, for example, is known worldwide for its anti-ageing treatments and medical expertise. So spa junkies will be pleased to learn about a new destination spa that opened in Villars-sur-Ollon, 90 minutes from Geneva, this past summer. The focus at the Lonhea Alpine Clinic is not on invasive treatments, but the role of diet and exercise in promoting well-being and longevity. Evaluations with medical profesionals assess the client’s health objectives before creating a customized plan for a long-term lifestyle change.
Designed with wood and stone, the spa itself resembles a chalet overlooking the mountain peaks. Only nine patients are welcomed a week. Served next to the fireplace, meals feature locally-sourced ingredients and—as The Financial Times points out—come with red wine (for the health benefits, of course!) In addition to the spa, Les Fontaines de Pierre, the center has a fitness center by Technogym. For more information, visit www.lonhea.com