Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti has launched a new indoor-outdoor spa program. The new, five-night “Active & Balance Program” combines restorative outdoor mountain activities with spa treatments based on the five movements of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Guests can sample different activities each morning with trained mountain guides, followed by spa treatments and energy rebalancing activities, including explorations into the five different “pathways” of the resort’s Lefay SPA World. Each pathway is devised to target the five elements of Classical Chinese Medicine and the season and energies they represent. The program is designed to detoxify and rebalance the energy flow and re-establish vital functions within the body.
The five-night “Active & Balance Program” starts with a medical examination to assess energy imbalances, followed by an acupuncture session, a fitness consultation and prescription of a personalized medicinal tea. Guests then receive a customized recommendation for exploring the five pathways, which may include:
- Green Dragon Day – Representing spring and aimed at restoring feelings of restlessness, the day starts with forest bathing. The Green Dragon pathway in the spa includes a mid-temperature bio-sauna, fragranced with rosemary and orange, and sensory waterfall. Next up is a massage that follows the energy lines related to the liver and gallbladder in particular, while relaxing the muscles and stretching the Meridians.
- Red Phoenix Day – Representing summer and high energy, the day starts with a brisk cardio walk followed by a massage that works on the energy lines corresponding to the heart. The Red Phoenix pathway in the spa is a dry zone with hot Finnish Saunas and cold baths and scents of lavender and passion flower herbs. Guests will practice sauna stretching that uses gentle movement with heat, essential oils and breathing exercises to relieve tension and eliminate toxins.
- White Tiger Day – Representing autumn and a time for reflection, the day begins with guided meditation and breathing in the valley followed by a massage that balances different energy points and increases vitality. The day includes a yoga session and time in the White Tiger zone in the spa, which is a humid area with a high percentage of steam and scents of mallow and blackcurrant.
- Black Tortoise Day – Representing winter, a time of hibernation to refocus and rebuild energy, the day starts with a walk along the river valley. This is followed by a massage to nourish the body and rebalance energy lines. The day includes spa sessions in the salt water flotation lake and salt grotto, and a mud body scrub.
The program ends with a final examination and targeted recommendations for maintaining wellbeing at home.
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Italian Dolomites, in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, within the Adamello Brenta National Park. The resort has 88 suites, two residences and two restaurants. The 53,819-square-foot Lefay SPA includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, gym, an entire floor dedicated to treatment, and relaxation areas.