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A WORLD OF SPAS FOR GERMAN RESORT bathing experiences, plus treatment


Stuck for inspiration of what theme to go for in your health club spa? A trip to the Sieben Welten Therme & Spa resort could certainly provide some insights with its ‘seven spa worlds’. Opened in late 2010 and located


just over an hour from Frankfurt in Germany, the resort offers more than 30,000sq m (322,917sq ft) of heat and


spaces and restaurants.


The facilities have been grouped into spa cultures of the world. In


Andalucia, for example, the focus is on thermal facilities including a sauna and bio-sauna, tepidarium, salt cave and experience showers. In Asia, the focus is on treatments including the Indian wellness system of ayurveda, while Mexico is the centre for swimming pools and water rapids.


Arabia, Africa, India and Japan complete the themed areas.


Details: www.siebenwelten.de


HEALTH CLUB SPA


EAR-GASMIC THERAPIES IN VIETNAM


While hopi ear candle therapy is not uncommon in spas, in Vietnam locals are taking ear treatments to a whole new orgasmic level, according to MercuryNews.com Ear picking is seen as an art form in


the country and corner barbershops or ‘hot tocs’ across the nation offer the popular service. For some, the sensation is considered to be as good as sex, whereas others may only experience a small tickle. According to Dr Todd Dray, an ENT


surgeon, the ear does indeed have a G-spot. He says: “The skin in your ear is paper thin. It’s very sensitive and a lot of nerves converge there.”


stress relieving pomegranate juice


Pomegranate juice could make an ideal refreshment in health club spas, according to a new study. Research at the Queen Margaret


University in Edinburgh found that drinking the juice daily resulted in lower levels of stress hormones, as well as a reduction in blood pressure and an improvement in arterial health. In addition, people reported feeling more enthusiastic and less distressed.


august 2011 © cybertrek 2011 In the study, 60 volunteers drank


500ml of Pomegreat Pure juice every day over the course of two weeks. Dr Emad Al-Dujaili, the lead scientist,


says: “On the basis of these fi ndings, there is a justifi ed argument for busy workers to drink pomegranate juice to help alleviate chronic stress and maintain good health.” Full study results will be presented at an international conference in Barcelona in October.


OLIVE OIL TREATMENT IN GREECE


The Grace Mykonos hotel in Greece has launched three quirky new spa treatments in preparation for visitors this summer. Most notable among the launches is the traditional


Greek olive oil massage, where pure, local, organic olive oil is heated and applied to the body in a rhythmic way. Essential oils of healing Greek plants, roots and fl owers are also used. There’s also a chocolate massage, where warm


chocolate oil is massaged into in the body and feet, and rebirthing – breathwork, a specialised breathing technique that’s designed to bring you in touch with your subconscious mind. Grace Mykonos is a 31-room boutique hotel that opened in 2007. Details: www.mykonosgrace.com


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