Reaching to the Swiss mountains from the luxurious oriental Chedi Spa in Andermatt
Asia penetrates Alpine herbal tradition in the diverse booklet of treatments at the Chedi Spa in Andermatt. Enhancing ‘Oriental Rituals’ such as an aromatherapy foot polish, set your body and mind into a relaxed mood before most appointments.
The organic British cometic brand Ila is used for some treatments such as the two-hours ‘Ila Adreno Restore Ritual’ ideal for the hyper stressed city-dwellers coming to stabilize their well-being here. Restorative plants, naturopathic herbs and deeply relaxing Tibetan Ku Nye massage will tame your hormones and re-energize for the working week ahead. Inquire about the use of cupping during this treatment since it might cause bruising because of an increased blood flow into the sore areas of the body.
The rooms are warm, feature a gas-powered fire-place and spacious. You can take a shower and change in a behind the sliding door corner. The Alpienne Mountain Massage is perfect après-ski. Relieving muscle tension also helps during the summer after all day on a golf course. Choose from an immunity boosting and cramps relieving Marmot oil, soothing St. John’s Wort milk, anti-inflammatory Arnica milk or detoxifying Propolis massage milk. Foot reflexology balances your energy, body polishes uplift and body wraps either drain our toxins or nourish the skin.
Couples can plunge into one of the bathing ceremonies in the private spa suites bubbling up a soul healing romance in the mountains. The a gentle massage in the same room releases all the remaining tension.
The beauty queens and kings (there is a specific Ren Facial customised for men) can restore their youth with facials. Using the organic natural range by Ila, Ren cosmetics or local Alpienne Mountain Herbs, together with the right strokes can immediately transform your face. Plump and uplifted you will shine later when dining at one of the hotel’s restaurants or sipping a cocktail at the piano lobby.
The crisp and state-of-the-art facilities at the this resort about one hour drive from Zurich draw the working crowd from the city to the mountains so the weekends are very busy. Andermatt is an old ski village, until recently a very casual and calm for most of the year except for when the snowfall attracts skiers from the surrounding Cantons. Built by a construction magnate from Egypt, the five star hotel gleams every twinkle of contemporary luxury. Eastern accents in the architecture, the interior’s design, the hotel’s cuisine stretch also to its wows expelling spa complex.
As you enter through the reception and walk towards the main lobby you cannot miss the view of the spa’s lap pool. It is not a very private hangout, yet in the authentic Central European spirit, the large sauna, bio-sauna and steams are unisex. The hydrothermal pampering options make the Chedi spa in Andrematt a rejuvenating destination itself. There are two steams with different temperatures and aromatherapy, a large ice-cold plunge pool, a separate aqua-zone with jets, massage streams, jacuzzis, and more.
The lap pool at the Chedi spa in Andermatt is long enough for a serious workout, but for your own comfort two swimmers fit into its narrow basin. Refreshments such as smoothie and sweet dried fruits are served with compliments to everyone finding his own sofa lounge or lounge chair alongside the pool, and small healthy plates can be brought upon ordering.
The spa became the grande dame of this picturesque Swiss mountain village.
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Gotthardstrasse 4, Andermatt Ch 6490, Switzerland