The Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa at the Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine has introduced the Mindfulness Spa Experience, combining virtual reality with guided meditation. The new service, which may be added to many of the treatments Santuario offers, merges tech with well-being to create a new experience for guests.
“The new Mindfulness Spa Experience is a pre-treatment ritual combining welcome body touches and an immersive virtual reality video with audio,” said Cátia Fonseca, spa manager of Santuario LeDomaine.
According to Fonseca, guests can experience the ritual with any Natura Bissé body or facial treatment on the menu. For example, the Mindfulness Spa Experience could be added onto Santuario LeDomaine’s new facial: The 3D Collagen Shock Facial, which combines three types of collagen with different molecular weights (high, medium and low) and incorporates the Active Face Contouring Technique massage that redefines and sculpts facial contours.
The Mindfulness Spa Experience add-on combines welcome body touches with guided meditation. The touching of the therapist’s hands is supposed to result in heightened sensations that stimulate the release of neurochemicals related to positive emotions in the brain. The gentle massage pressure is designed to awaken skin receptors to produce calmness and serenity.
For the 10-minute meditation, guests put on virtual reality glasses for a mindful video with sound that focuses their thoughts on the treatment to come and what the therapist will be doing to their body while guiding their breathing. The meditation helps guests relax and fully focus on the treatment, preparing them to experience optimum results. It is an integrated experience led throughout by a spa therapist, combining mindful pre-components with a spa therapy.
Santuario LeDomaine Wellness & Spa offers 10,000 square feet of wellness facilities, a “fusion wine” oenotherapy spa concept based on a blind tasting of wines, a signature treatment menu, “spa sommeliers” who guide guests on their wellness journey, and personalized service including spa butlers who welcome guests and assist at every step of their spa experience.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is a 12th-century abbey hotel and winery in Spain’s Duero wine-growing region.