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Natural Sanctuary An award-winning sanctuary tucked away on the island of Koh Lanta, Pimalai Resort & Spa offers villa accommodations with spectacular views of both the jungle and the bay.

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Natural Sanctuary

An award-winning sanctuary tucked away on the island of Koh Lanta, Pimalai Resort & Spa offers villa accommodations with spectacular views of both the jungle and the bay. Opportunities to discover Mother Nature’s wonders abound: explore the rainforest to get up close to its flora and fauna, or visit famous snorkelling and diving spots to see the colourful coral reefs and rich marine life. For R&R, the Pimalai Spa resembles a traditional Thai village, with salas designed with nature at heart. From now until October, AsiaSpa readers can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on accommodation based on the best available rates listed on the resort’s website. www.pimalai.com

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Hidden Gem

To prepare our skin for the hot and humid summer, The St. Regis Macao’s Iridium Spa debuts an 80-minute White Pearl Illuminates Care facial treatment in partnership with Gemology’s new White Pearl Line. Suitable for all skin types, the treatment is especially effective for dry skin, as it leaves it feeling supple and plump, as if a layer of foundation is veiled on top. The process itself is also interesting: 15 micro-pearls are crushed to ensure freshness and efficacy while jade stones are used to optimise the face oil. www.iridiumspamacao.com

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Instant Youth

Correcting visible signs of structural degeneration of the skin architecture, Comfort Zone’s Sublime Skin Active Lift Facial – available at Soulspace in Florence – lends help from innovative Archi-Lift Technology to restore moisture, proteins and lipids. During the hour-long treatment, an active lift massage tones and redefines volume of the face, while a biphasic peel-off mask nourishes and illuminates the skin. Wrinkles and fine lines also appear softer after the treatment. www.comfortozone.it; www.soulspace.it

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Mindful Beauty

Guests at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong can now experience Julisis’ revolutionary Biorhythm Facial, designed to induce tranquillity and align the mind and body with the rhythm of nature. Featuring biodynamic herbs, which are harvested in a holistic manner before fermentation, as well as liquid gold and silver essence, Julisis’ products are rich in nutritionally dense probiotics and are known to purify and support the skin’s healing process. The bespoke treatment matches each guest’s biorhythm and uses different products according to individual needs. For extra relaxation, opt for a two-hour session, which includes meditation and a back massage. www.fourseasons.com

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Deep Detox

Bluewater Day Spa introduces a new treatment for those seeking an effective detox. The Therapeutic Colonic Massage helps gently remove excess toxins from the body, especially those accumulated in the digestive system. Chamomile oil is also used to create a more relaxing experience during the hour-long treatment. For the active ones, try the new Athlete’s Massage post-workout. www.facebook.com/bwdspa

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Salubrious Delight

As the saying ‘you are what you eat’ goes, maintaining a balanced diet is a crucial factor to a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind Fusion Maia Da Nang has designed a spa cuisine menu that offers healthy yet delicious options, including vegan and raw food programmes. One of the latest creations by executive chef Le Van Dung is the Scented Veggie Garden, which is a sweet potato mash scented with orange and vanilla pods, complete with seasonal young vegetables, organic spring onion bulbs, pumpkin seeds and quinoa. This mouthwatering dish is low fat and carb, gluten free and packed with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. www.maiadanang.fusion-resorts.com

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Something Special

The wedding day is supposed to be a memorable day, but the stress and anxiety to ensure everything is perfect on the special day can make you feel less than perfect. To help brides-to-be relax and look their best, The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula Hong Kong has curated a couple of pre-wedding programmes featuring skincare brand Margy’s Monte Carlo. For an instant pick-me-up, Bridal Bliss packs two hours of spa treatments and a poolside lunch, while the Ultimate Bridal Experience is a four-part programme that spans eight weeks. Each session begins with the Ultimate Radiance Aesthetic Facial, followed by a body treatment that differs with each visit. A Naturally Peninsula lunch is included on two of the sessions, while the signature Afternoon Tea is enjoyed on the other two. hongkong.peninsula.com

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