Guests staying at Londa Hotel are often from countries where January is traditionally a time for putting the festive season indulgences firmly behind them. A new year begins with a sense of a new beginning, renewal and re-energising. Many might make a straightforward new year’s “resolution” to lose a few pounds around the waistline or tone up abs, biceps and posterior. But increasingly, the aspiration is for holistic or “total” wellbeing where an immersive approach aims to actively engage “mind, body and soul”.
Seeking a complete spa therapy treatment, which offers a multi-modal sense of “natural” rejuvenation and transformation is no longer confined to preparing for special occasions. It is very much the go-to experience at any time, whether on vacation, holiday break, mini-getaway or business trip. In the age of “boutique” style leisure activities, the focus is upon offering guests instant access to totally unwind and reconnect with the inner self – to rediscover energy and meaning too easily lost in their daily, hectic lives.
Facilities dedicated to personal fitness and enhanced wellbeing
The leading trend for the smartest hotels in Cyprus continues to be redefining the meaning of ‘luxury lifestyle’ by offering a range of facilities dedicated to personal fitness and enhanced wellbeing. Of the now 3.6 million – and rising – annual visitors to the island, an ever growing cohort of luxury style tourist will prefer to stay at a 5 star hotel with luxury spa rather than limit themselves to days simply spent on a sun lounger round a standard hotel pool. Guests are offered an exclusive relaxing environment, which also often includes a gym and sauna, and also yoga / meditation sessions conducted on the beach during the summer months.
The beaches of Cyprus are known around the world as the birthplace of the mythic Greek goddess, Aphrodite, more popularly known as Venus or Venus Anadyomene – “Venus rising from the sea”. Ultimately, Cyprus is forever associated with love, beauty and pleasure. It’s no surprise that visitors staying on the Mediterranean’s very own “love island” are naturally drawn to relax busy minds and indulge neglected senses so that they may find their inner love god or goddess with a spa therapy session.
Also, every year, around 1 in 7 visitors to Cyprus choose to stay in Limassol. Spread across the most southerly edge of the island, the district still often called Lemesos by its inhabitants, is increasingly part of the rise in the phenomenon of ‘health and wellbeing’ tourism. Londa Hotel – located at the heart of Limassol and only 3.6 kms from the magnificent 650-berth Limassol Marina – offers its own unique Londa Spa service. Guests arriving from all around the world are helped to revitalise and then rise, like Venus from the sea, a glowing picture of youthful health and wellbeing!
Personalised massage treatment
Seven trained therapists are always on hand to provide a personalised massage treatment based on the Swedish method, which is also blended with Chinese acupressure point therapy. The holistic approach to wellness means treatments are developed using only the purest organic ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients. “Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant, and natural plant compounds are strongly linked to health-protecting qualities.
The journey back to a sense of balanced wellbeing can also often involve facial and body treatments developed by some of the most reputable health and beauty brands available for exfoliating, detoxifying and slimming. Londa Spa offers skin therapies from the world renowned Elemis treatments to Thalgo, a French sea product “thalassotherapy” – named after the Greek word thalassa, meaning “sea”.
Elemis is an innovative spa and skincare brand that treats over 6.5 million people each year. Regular users will readily testify to the special way the therapies are carefully created to naturally work in harmony with the skin, body and mind. This is because they are “designed to respect the body’s complex physiology” with each and every treatment offering a unique personalised experience. Powerful massage sequences and the most potent hands-on facial treatments available today use touch as a powerful diagnostic tool, softening and preparing the skin to receive “plant actives”.
Minerals and trace elements essential for skin balance
For more than 50 years, French brand, Thalgo, has established its reputation as a global leader in professional marine cosmetics, which is used worldwide in Thalassotherapy centres, spas and beauty salons. Just like the oceans cover 70 per cent of the earth’s surface, the human body consists of 70 per cent water. As the origin of life three billion years ago, the exceptionally rich and nourishing environment of the ocean waters gave birth to the very first life on earth in the form of a single-cell blue alga, from which all animal and human life has evolved. Mankind carries its ancient, bio-cellular origin within as a marine “signature”.
Algae has an extraordinary concentration of the minerals and trace elements essential for skin balance – up to 10,000 times higher than plants growing on land. Research into the world’s oceans has discovered the similarity between the composition of seawater and our internal fluids. The ocean’s powerful active ingredients have led to specialised products designed to help the body detoxify, stimulate slimming metabolisms, and improve water retention. The superiority of marine cosmetic active ingredients, which make them more able to be assimilated can be used as part of Thalgo’s nutricosmetic range of personalised response therapies for all users.
Spa treatments at Londa also offer guests an opportunity to explore the elemental mysteries of the ancient Mediterranean. Organic Londa ‘Signature’ remedies are exclusively formulated to work their island magic to beautify and enrich face and body.
Every session at Londa Spa can feel like a New Year’s Day beginning! The hotel’s dedicated “relaxation area” also offers the use of plunge pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. It’s the perfect way for guests to fine tune their inner and outer selves – to re-energise and renew every single time!