For well-heeled travelers who crave revitalization, there’s spa, and then there’s SHA. The SHA Wellness Clinic is a spa facility focused on improving health and well-being through the fusion of Eastern and Western therapies. The method behind the clinic is to combine ancient Eastern healing techniques with state-of-the-art Western medicine to encourage vitality, healthy appearance and an overall improved quality of life. Translation: It’s spa-ing to the max.
SHA Wellness Clinic, near Villa de Altea in Valencia, Spain, is just an hour and 20 minutes from Valencia International Airport, and 40 minutes from Alicante International Airport. Note: VIPs can land helicopters at SHA’s helipad.
|Deluxe Suites at SHA Wellness Clinic boast scenic sea or mountain views.|
The pièce de résistance at SHA is undoubtedly its spa facilities. Within the 40 treatment rooms, guests are treated to customized itineraries that have been tailored to individual needs. Some of the medical treatments available at the spa are weight loss, anti-smoking, anti-tobacco, sleeping disorders, chronic fatigue and detoxing. Note: Anti-aging treatment is one of the top specialties at SHA.
All guests must be booked at the wellness center ahead of time, so the spa can provide a detailed, bespoke itinerary. Before arrival, guests fill in a questionnaire listing facts about his or her health, and expectations during the stay. While on location, therapeutic consultants adjust the health plan for each individual. Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Clinic Director Javier Vazquez Illa ([email protected]). For best results, we hear that an ideal stay is two weeks, but a week is the minimum recommended for any of the programs.
Traditionalists will enjoy therapeutic pools such as the physic-hydro-massage, tone-up pool, pebbles path tepidarium, sauna, sensation shower and more. There are also rooms for chromo-therapy and music therapy. The Wellness Area is also equipped with a hair salon, pedicure and podology salons, and a tea room.
|SHA Life Learning Centre includes various activities like yoga in its weight loss program.|
In terms of dining, SHA’s restaurant, SHAMADI, is all about wellness and each guest is put on a macrobiotic diet. We were told that the cuisine fuses Mediterranean and Japanese traditions. Still catering to a luxury traveler, the atmosphere is ultra-chic and very popular with the locals. Cool Touch: The chef presents macrobiotic cooking classes with translations in several languages. Note: It is not recommended that guests dine off property, as that will upset the balance of each person’s specific diet.
We hear the accommodations at SHA are modern-chic, sporting the latest in technology. Nice Touch: Each suite has a spacious terrace with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Helada. Be sure to ask about which suites are equipped with hydro-spas.
The crème de la crème is the Presidential Suite, on the top floor, which is outfitted with three bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and an external room for service personnel. There is also a private swimming pool and a solarium.
Contact Hotel Director Kristian Toivanen ([email protected]; 011-34-966-811-199) with queries.
Looking to get off property for a spell? Be sure to reach out to the Guest Relation department ([email protected]), which can arrange golf outings, helicopter tours, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, sailing and more.