Fresh Picks | Holistic hideaways

21 Oct 2016
3 min read
Whether you fancy thermal spring water, DNA testing, chakra realignment, or just an urban refuge when you’ve reached burnout, FOUR has the best selection of holistic spas for your to escape to.
Aja Malibu | Los Angeles

‘Restore, rejuvenate, transform and reactive your inner spark’ are the key aimsat Aja Malibu. Located in the Malibu Mountains on 23 ocean-view acres once owned by President Roosevelt, Aja Malibu is a luxury-boutique mountain retreat for the health and wellness-seeking connoisseur.

Aja incorporates deep earth wisdom with ancient wisdom teachings from around the world to create its signature residential program, “The Magick Process™.” This immersive mind-body-spirit tune up and restorative cleanse is designed to support the re-alignment and balancing of the body’s seven energy systems known as ‘chakras,’ and reconnect people to the beauty, magic and mystery of life.

Aja Malibu is a lifelong dream for its owner, Australian mystic and artist Inannya Magick, who spent seven years transforming the property into the ‘Garden of Eden’ sanctuary it is today. With seven guest rooms, seven gardens and a seven-night offering Aja is a haven unlike any other.Aja’s holistic focus harnesses the wisdom of ancient cultures and earth wisdom which is seen incorporated in the plant-based cuisine, rituals and ceremonies, and the healing spa therapies which utilize biodynamically homegrown herbs as well as a combination of flower, color, light, sound and crystal therapies that support optimum energetic alignment and an overall feeling of wellness.

Bad Ragaz | Switzerland

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is situated in eastern Switzerland, surrounded by mountains in the “Heidiland” holiday region, about an hour’s drive from Zurich, and is considered Europe’s leading wellbeing and medical health resort. It offers two luxury hotels –Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa SuitesandGrand Hotel Hof Ragaz– combined withgourmet gastronomywith seven restaurants, pluswellbeingwith its own thermal waters,golf course,business facilities,public thermal bathandcasino.

At Bad Ragaz you can discover individual luxury, recharge your batteries in the 36.5°C Wellbeing & Thermal Spa, ortake advantage of the comprehensive range of theMedical Health Center.The selection ofwellbeingand relaxation offerings is supplemented by the internationally renownedMedical Health Centre. Its services range from weight loss to check-ups, beauty treatments and preventive medicine.

The nearby Tamina gorge is what gives this retreat its magical powers, with it being the source of the36.5°C healing spring water. Guests’ dreams of holistic wellbeing can all come true thanks to the intergration of the body-temperature thermal water into the massage, fitness and beauty treatments. The spa unites the power of the water and the needs of the guests into an ever-changing dynamic entity.

Bulgari Spa | Milano

A refuge for the body and the spirit, a harmonious atmosphere that fosters the quest for balance, the Bulgari Hotel Milano Spa offers all the rituals of contemporary wellness in a setting at once sumptuous and elegant.

Not only with a focus on the details of wellbeing, but also with true Italian attention to detail, guests will feel revistalised by the design.Daylight filters through the glass walls and illuminates the pure gold tiles of the pool. The sauna and external jacuzzi allow guests to indulge following their experience. Four private rooms and one couples suite are outfitted for personalized treatments.

The Bulgari Spa is an urban retreat, an escape for mind and soul, a tranquil and soothing sanctuary installing a sense of equilibrium. Ancient treatment philosophies and modern architecture merge together achieving a sense of deep relaxation. Indulge yourself as you immerse into tepid pool waters and stimulating heat experiences, or simply surrender to the peace and stillness of pure relaxation. Every treatment ritual especially selected for the Bulgari Spa is a totally caring, personalized experience and the ultimate in attentive and individualized service.


A member of Buddhattitude Spa franchise, B/ATTITUDE Doha is positioned on the market as a Lifestyle Destinationpreferred by people in search of a holistic approach to health, well-being and beauty therapies.

Featuring all the wellness facilities that a modern individual might need in one place, the Spa has recently won 2nd place asBest Middle East Spa Award by World Spa Awards and isconsideredas one of the best Spas in Qatar.With itsluxurious décor and wellness facilities, B/ATTITUDEpromises a fully integrative wellness experience that would combine traditional and modern-day services for improving all aspects of a clientslifestyle.
The goal of B/ATTITUDEis to go one step further in personalizing lifestyle plans for clients. TheyincorporateDNA testing anda multidisciplinary team of specialists in creating a unique holistic lifestyle plan for each client, under D/CODE name. D/CODE by B/ATTITUDE is a pioneering concept in Qatar that combines cutting-edge science to unlock client’s genetic data and lifestyle patterns and translate it into a clear, detailed wellness plan through personalized coaching and holistic wellness solutions. Thefour DNA tests focus on health management, dietary disposition, athletic performance, and anti-aging, revealing sensitivities, susceptibilities, and keys to true health potential.