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Air Malta provides free in-flight spa experiences

Air Malta has teamed with Myoka Spas to offer free in-flight spa experiences onboard select flights to and from Gatwick Airport. As part of the initiative, two therapists

from Myoka Spa welcomed passengers onto the flight with product samples, then later offered complimentary hand, feet and neck massages. Customers also received a £14 voucher to use at any of Myoka Spa’s locations in Malta. Air Malta said the ini- tiative was a huge success, and created a lot of social media interest. Te com- pany said this is “just the beginning” and part of a series of similar projects that Air Malta will launch in the near future. Details:

Corinthia drafts massage experts

Te 17-treatment-room ESPA Life at Corinthia in London has brought in a new lineup of experts for its medical massage programme, which is designed to improve both the physiological and neuro- logical wellbeing of guests. “Modern life demands

instant everything – and that is rarely good for you in the long-term,” said Sue Harmsworth, chief executive and founder of ESPA. Located wi thin the

294-key Victorian Corinthia Hotel London, ESPA Life is a 3,300sq m (305,521sq ft) spa spread across four floors. As part of the pro- gramme, the spa has brought in four new practitioners who are each experts in different medical massage treatments. “Our practitioners understand that our

twenty-first century lifestyles have implica- tions on our physical and mental health,” said Nichola Roche, spa director. “It’s not only the physical support, but emotional support they offer their guests that signifies their success.” James Mutkin is a traditional Chinese

Chantal Sanders boasts a wealth of experience

Aromatherapy Associates recruits Chantal Sanders

Spa and skincare brand Aromatherapy Associates has appointed Chantal Sanders as vice president for the EMEA region. Sanders arrives with more than 20

years worth of experience in the prestige cosmetics industry, having worked for both Estee Lauder Companies and Groupe Clarins across multiple markets. “Chantal’s strong industry experience,

coupled with her appreciation for aroma- therapy, makes her a wonderful addition to the team,” said Aromatherapy Associates chair and co-founder Geraldine Howard. Sanders’ expertise encompasses interna-

tional, multi-channel and multi-category experience, and she has qualifications in aromatherapy and alternative therapies. The company said she will combine this knowledge with a proven track record of commercial success to grow the Aromatherapy Associates brand in EMEA. “Over the past six months, we have

focused on bolstering the business with new senior hires to help foster global growth,” said CEO Muriel Zingraff-Shariff. Details:

10 Major new spa set for Boringdon Hall hotel

Boringdon Hall will open a multi-million pound spa development in the midst of Dartmoor’s rugged moorland. The 1,700sq m (18,299sq

ſt) Gaia Spa, set to open in Q2 2016, is named aſter the Greek goddess of the earth, and will “set the benchmark for innovative treatments focusing on health and wellbeing,” the company said. Gaia Spa will house 12

treatment rooms (including two doubles), a deep relax- ation area, heat treatment facilities, a gym, a 14m (46ſt) swimming pool, a thermal pool for hydrother- apy and the Spatisserie restaurant. Te spa will also offer open-air treatments in the surround- ing meadows for a unique sensory experience. Te new spa, designed by Plymouth-based

Design Development architects, is a strikingly modern building constructed of glass, wood and stone that was inspired by the surround- ing moorland. Te hotel itself is steeped in history; housed in a manor house that Henry

Read Leisure Opportunities online: Te new spa is designed by Plymouth-based firm Design Development

VIII giſted to one of his most favoured court- iers, it features Elizabethan architecture, imposing stone towers, secret archways and curious arrow slits. Nevertheless, the com- pany said the modern spa will harmonise with the hotel’s Elizabethan architecture. The spa, to be managed in-house by

Boringdon’s sister company Gaia Spa, will use its own brand of natural products. Details:

Twitter: @leisureopps © CYBERTREK 2015 Roopjeet Panesar, one of four new medical massage experts

medicine doctor, and incorporates cupping techniques, deep-tissue massage and acu- puncture. Lucja Maslowska specialises in holistic medical massage, with a mixture of western therapeutic massage and east- ern concepts of energy. Heshmat Nasiri is a physiotherapist and expert in musculo- skeletal and neurological therapy. Finally, Roopjeet Panesar is a master of osteother- apy and naturotherapy who focuses on gently manipulating the spine, joints, and skull. Details:

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