Doesn’t everyone need a little pampering in January? A spa day is just the thing to banish the winter blues – and just in time for the new year, too. Conveniently, there’s a wealth of forward-thinking wellness centres and spas in Lisbon designed to reinvigorate and restore; whether you want to relax in the chic environs of Restelo’s City Spa, indulge in some floatation therapy at Float In, find your happy place at Case Vinyasa or experience the Corinthia’s own world class spa, each offers a variety of treatments and rituals geared towards nourishing the mind, body and soul. So lie back, relax (or take up your preferred yoga position) and prepare to enter 2016 refreshed and reinvigorated.
Based on ancient hot and cold bathing rituals, Corinthia Lisbon’s own world class spa offers sensory showers, cold plunge pools, ice fountains and steam baths for a truly cleansing and rejuvenating experience that will buttress you against the coldest of winters. For an even more indulgent experience, a menu of massage therapies – including Reiki, Ayurvedic and Shiatsu – nourishing scrubs and personalised body therapies will ensure you leave thoroughly de-stressed.
One of the more popular spas in Lisbon, Float In offers a number of treatments, including an extensive range of massage therapies. However, this stylish spa is best known for its float sessions. For those unaware of the benefits of floatation therapy, the idea is that the body – and mind – are allowed time to repair when external stimuli is significantly reduced. However, if you don’t like the idea of floating in a water tank in complete silence, the spa offers you the opportunity to bring your own music to accompany your zero-gravity odyssey.
Whether you’re a seasoned yoga practitioner looking to get your fix, or you want to get the New Year off on the right foot with a new (healthy) hobby, Casa Vinyasa will extend a warm welcome. Specialising in Ashtanga yoga, these daily sessions include the Mysore Style, perfect for beginners as you set your own pace, and the Led Class, for those with a little more experience. They also organise workshops tackling themes such as nutrition, wellbeing and, of course, yoga. The stunning studio space – a parquet-floored island of calm next to the Parque Eduardo VII – is an added bonus.