Archive for October 28th, 2010

Six Senses Destination Spa Gets New Name, Updates

Last year, I got the opportunity to visit Six Senses Destination Spa in Phuket, Thailand. It had just opened its doors, and I found it to be a divine retreat with an exciting array of offerings. So when I heard it is getting a new name and introducing some exciting changes, I was intrigued to discover how they planned to improve upon this sublime escape. From here on out, the destination spa resort will be called Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket. This is the first part of a wider company rebranding for Six Senses, which will be unveiled in full next year.

According to company officials, the new name captures the spa’s core purpose of delivering integrated wellness experiences along with peace, tranquility, fitness, and well-being. The spa programs combine innovative and ancient holistic treatments with expert guidance from in-house and external wellness consultants. These are supported by healthy organic cuisine, a wide range of wellness activities, intuitive service, and warm Thai hospitality.

Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket has also introduced the following changes:

  • The traditional fisheterian and raw foods spa cuisine will be supplemented by organic and lean meat. The Six Senses Sanctuary has chosen meats with high nutritional value such as Wagyu beef, lamb, hormone-free turkey, and bio-organic chicken.
  • Previously restricted to evenings, guests can now enjoy bio-dynamic and organic wines and champagnes throughout the day.
  • Due to increasing demand from health conscious parents, Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket is lowering the age limit to 12 years old.
  • Television sets will be available in villas and provided on request prior to guests’ arrival.

I look forward to seeing these changes take effect and hearing feedback from both repeat and new guests. In the meantime, click here to learn more about this update.

Lake Austin Spa Resort Introduces
an Educational Pet Holiday

It should come as no surprise to learn that dogs are good for your health. There are numerous studies showing how pets can help relieve stress and provide a calming influence that back up that claim. That’s just one of the reasons that Lake Austin Spa Resort is introducing “Celebrating Paws,” a four-day spa vacation for pets and their owners that explores the health benefits of having a pet with certified animal behavioralist Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. The program, which takes place Feb. 2-6 and Nov. 2-6, will have the added advantage of studying the behavior and thought processes of your four-legged friends. McConnell will lead discussions on “The Power of Pets: What Science Has to Tell Us About Our Love for Animals,” “Are Your Thinking What I’m Thinking: What’s Really Going On in a Dog’s Brain?,” and “The Other End of the Leash: Understanding How to Communicate with Your Best Friend.” Certified dog training expert Cara Shannon will also lead hands-on classes on manners and training etiquette while Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog, and her dog, Puzzle, will share their search–and-rescue experiences. Guests can also take part in a Yappy Hour to mix and mingle, as well as a custom photography session with their dogs.

Animal enthusiasts will especially love the fact that all the pet guest fees collected in 2011 and a portion of two new pet-inspired treatments, the Four Paws massage and the Bow Wow Peticure, will be donated to the Animal Trustees of Austin, a non-profit organization that provides free healthcare to animals in need.

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