Madeira is a great destination for those looking for wellbeing and relaxation. The mild climate, the peaceful nature, the colours of the flowers, the aromas of the fruits and the purity of the water make this island, as a whole, a “unique SPA”.
Furthermore, there are many hotels in Madeira whose spas and quality services are highly recommended.
Here are some suggestions:
Located in a beautiful manor house and overlooking lovely gardens, this Spa has a quiet, exclusive atmosphere. Each massage technique is tailored to the needs of each client. One of the most popular treatments is the back and neck massage with “parafango”, a mixture of volcanic muds with paraffin. Their signature therapy is the involvement with local sugar cane honey, highly moisturising and relaxing. The derma-cosmetic products used in this SPA belong to the French brand Darphin.
With a fabulous location next to the sea, this iconic hotel offers you a luxurious spa. Rejuvenate your body and mind, with world-renowned brands such as Natura Bissé and Aromatherapy Associates. The “Exclusive Reid’s Palace Regional Spa Treatment” uses a secret oil recipe that encompasses natural local ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Grape-seed oil and even the local flowers. Other therapies include hand lymphatic drainage, SHIATSU (traditional Japanese massage ), massages for pregnant women (from the second trimester onwards) and even for children — gentle movements that promote a peaceful sleep and strengthen the immune system.
The primary purpose of thalassotherapy is to restore lost minerals and stimulate blood circulation through the natural healing power of sea water. Besides the thalassotherapy circuit, there are several treatment options. This spa is decorated in minimalist design, illuminated by the light of the sun and the glow of the sea. One of the most sought after treatments is called “detox” and includes access to the Thalasso circuit (30-40 m), a peeling with essential oils (30 m) and a relaxing massage (50 m). The products used in this spa, belong to the Spanish brand Nirvana.
If you are looking to experience the Ayurvedic philosophy of India, indicated to recover from stress, chronic diseases, detoxification and relaxation cures, this Centre is an excellent choice. It is located in the Hotel Alpino Atlântico, in a beautiful location by the sea, Caniço de Baixo. It offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments through programs ranging from one day to several weeks. The clients are assisted by an Ayurvedic medical specialist, who determines, after a consultation, which food and which therapies are most appropriate. One of the most popular massages is called Abhyanga, a full body massage with oils.
On the Island of Porto Santo, you can enjoy the benefits of hot sand therapies. These biogenic carbonate sands are indicated for the treatment of rheumatic and orthopaedic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
This sand is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sulphur and strontium, a natural anti-inflammatory. The recommended plan consists of a minimum of 10 sessions on consecutive days. Each session lasts 20-30 minutes.
Relax on your next vacation!