Lake Garda, Italy's Lefay Resort & Spa Unveils New Wellness Offerings

Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda has introduced new treatments and new medical consultations with the spa doctor.

At the eco-spa resort, set in a park above Lake Garda, guests can go on hikes enjoy boat rides on the lake, explore the nearby villages and enjoy spa treatments and energy rebalancing activities in the spa, including explorations into the five “pathways” of the resort’s Lefay SPA World. Each pathway is designed to target the five elements of Classical Chinese Medicine, the season and the energies they represent. The spa programming is designed to detoxify and rebalance the energy flow and re-establish vital functions within the body.

To that point, the resort has introduced new medical consultations with the spa doctor to specifically establish levels of stress and risk factors affecting longevity.

A Cortisol Curve Test performed using saliva samples will establish levels of cortisol in the body. Altered cortisol levels can put a strain on the body and lead to mood or metabolic disorders, chronic fatigue or hyperactivity and affect blood pressure levels. Additionally, the 50-minute Secrets of Longevity consultation examines how well a person lives, eats and sleeps, according to the principles of Classical Chinese Medicine. Unhealthy habits can lead to diseases such as obesity, bone and joint disorders, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative conditions. The doctor will suggest lifestyle changes to help lengthen life in a healthy and sustainable way.

Lefay Garda has also introduced Tuina massages to its spa program. Each massage begins with a consultation to establish the guest’s specific balance of energy. The goal of the Tuina massage, which is an ancient form of Chinese massage, is to balance the yin and yang of the body by getting rid of blockages or imbalances that manifest as illness, disease or emotional issues. From the consultation, the therapist will select from six massages, defined by a color, to address the needs of the guest and restore their balance between yin and yang, providing well-being for the body as a whole. The “Yin and Yang Rebalancing Tuina” is a one-hour session incorporating moxibustion, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points of the body.

Lefay Garda also offers a new 45-minute Abdomen Reducing Treatment, which involves a wrap using Dead Sea salts, pennywort, finger kelp and brown algae, followed by an abdominal modeling massage using specific manual techniques.

The 46,000-square-foot spa offers multiple pools with varying degrees of salinization, saunas and steam rooms of different temperatures, a fitness center and relaxation areas, as well as a wing for medical consultations and treatment rooms.

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