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The lounge life at La Réserve
Genève and (right) the Corinthia's amphitheater sauna.
a fitness assessment and a personalized
program tailor-made to achieve goals, for
instance, whether they be running a 5K
or summiting Everest. Gait assessment,
heel-strike analysis, and a regimen to continue at home are part of the package. On
a more relaxing note, the Thermal Floor
features a glassed-in amphitheater sauna
with 360-degree views, a fireplace, and an
ice fountain, as well as a 30-foot steel-lined
pool that reflects the water's ripples on the
ceiling for a soothing effect.
in-depth analysis by specialists in preventive and aesthetic medicine, followed by
cell-regeneration therapies, targeted massage techniques, and antiaging treatments.
Nescens promises visible results after the
first treatment. Therapists explain the
composition of products and provide skincare advice for continued results at home.
Figure-shaping treatments, as well as personalized fitness programs that combine
coaching, treatment, and nutrition, round
out the menu here.
Yin and Yang
NESCENS SPA AT LA RÉSERVE GENÈVE, GENEVA
THE SPA AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
NEW YORK DOWNTOWN
In Europe, spas continue to focus on science-based treatments, as at La Réserve
Genève, the inaugural spa site for the Nescens brand (developed at Geneva's Center
for the Prevention of Aging at the Clinique
de Genolier). Here, skin care begins with an
V I RT U O S O L I F E
From crystal therapy to a collagen-stimulating ultrasound procedure, this Four
Seasons spa fuses treatments featuring
high-end skin-care lines (Dr Burgener Switzerland and Hungary's Omorovicza) with
alternative-medicine techniques from resident healers who focus on meditation, acupuncture, and yoga, among other practices.
The result is a sanctuary where ancient beliefs, nature, and innovation meet.
Occupying the hotel's entire third floor,
the space has seven treatment rooms and a
75-foot lap pool with shimmering mosaics
and lots of natural light. The new Haute Couture program includes a skin analysis every
three months, which Dr Burgener Switzerland then uses to create a custom cosmetic
line. Over the course of a year, guests return
to the spa for facial treatments that incorporate antiaging technologies as well as
personalized products. For a more spiritual
encounter, book a crystal healer session,
which promises to access the inner layers of
the subconscious and concludes with a customized crystal selection aimed at creating
greater balance in the body and mind.