Discover The World's Best Medical Spas02/08/2023, Healing Holidays
When Healing Holidays was set up many years ago by our owner and founder Frances Geoghegan, she wanted to work with the best Medical Spas and brilliant Doctors across the world; those who offer exceptional diagnostics, innovative science and technology. She wanted us to be able to help our valued clients navigate these brilliant Medical Spas, matching the right clinics and experts to their needs. We are thrilled to say that we now firmly do this, working exclusively with the best Medical Spas in the world, some of whom are listed below.
Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy
There is no question that Palazzo Fiuggi has been the most talked about Medical Spa since it opened in 2021, and it has certainly been a huge hit with our savvy spa-goers. Nestled within a private 8½ hectare park overlooking the medieval spa town of Fiuggi just an hour south of Rome, it marries the deepest holistic traditions with the most advanced Western medicine and the very best facilities, allowing you to totally rewind and bliss out.
There are programmes for Detox and Weight Loss, with an exquisite menu plan created by the three Michelin-star chef Heinz Beck. The food is sustainable, organic and all locally sourced, with much coming from the vegetable garden inside the Palazzo’s park.
Park Igls, Austria
Located a short distance from Innsbruck and circled by the Tyrolean Alps, Park Igls is a modern Mayr Clinic, where the principles of Mayr are expertly practiced, so it is the perfect place to have a medically supervised Detox; to cleanse and fast, to re-educate your digestive system and to reset your eating habits.
Park Igls is one of the best Medical Spas in Europe and has strong links with the Innsbruck University Hospital, so you know that they are firmly on top of the latest cutting-edge techniques. There is an extraordinary list of diagnostics available here - you can have a complete medical check-up, CT scans and ECG’s, and full blood tests for analysing hormone, vitamin and mineral levels. You can also have ultrasounds, as well as Male and Female check-ups.
RAKxa Wellness, Thailand
Just a short hop from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok on the peaceful, jungle-clad island of Bang Krachao, RAKxa Wellness is a fully integrative luxury wellness and medical retreat, which blends the latest medical science with holistic, traditional therapies such as Ayurveda, Traditional Thai and Chinese Medicine. You can do it all here, from genetic testing or an immune-boosting programme, to weight-loss and detox. There's also a programme to optimise your gut health, lots of treatments to combat stress and an assembly of experts on hand to optimise every aspect of your health and wellbeing.
Villa Stephanie, Germany
Villa Stéphanie is a very elegant mansion-house, sitting in leafy grounds next to Brenners Hotel in the foothills of the Black Forest. But it’s for the full health diagnostics rather than the glorious setting that so many flock here.
There is a space-age clinic housing some of Germany’s top medical experts in the fields of gynaecology, dentistry, cardiology, preventative medicine, holistic medicine and aesthetics, with the team led by the affable Dr Harry Konig, who is an expert medic with a strong naturopathic focus. He is very easy to talk to, is funny and engaging, and will ease your worries and devise a no-nonsense plan to get you back ship shape. He will, along with his team, give you a full body MOT - testing your heart, the viscosity of your blood, your liver functionality and your lung capacity.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Founded over 15 years ago, SHA Wellness Clinic is one of the best Medical Spas in the world, a gleaming beacon of wellness tucked away on a hillside overlooking Spain’s southern coast. It offers a 360-degree approach to wellness, combining natural therapies, first rate nutrition and the latest advancements in Western medicine.
You can do it all here, from weight-loss and detox to programmes which combat stress and help to age better, and there is an assembly of experts on hand; dozens of doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, yoga teachers, extremely talented acupuncturists and inspiring chefs. SHA also excels at fitness and has a host of complimentary classes for you to try as well as wonderful walks and hikes, and a state-of-the-art gym with the very best trainers.
VIVAMAYR Maria Worth, Austria
Situated on the shores of the breath-taking Lake Wörth, VIVAMAYR Maria Worth is an impressive cutting-edge medical spa that offers guests the full package when it comes to an effective wellness retreat and delivery of the Mayr Cure. Their expert medical team strongly believe that good gut health can seriously boost your immune system and after an initial consultation, they will devise a seven-night personalised wellness programme that will have your body’s health back to its very best in no time at all.
Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland
Located at the foot of the Swiss Alps on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Chenot Palace Weggis offers a highly bespoke approach to wellness that combines the principles of traditional Chinese healing with the latest scientific advances in Western medicine within a luxurious environment. It has a Medical Spa facility of 5000 square metres and 97 luxurious guest rooms fully dedicated to supporting the Chenot Method-based programmes, with outstanding professional excellence at all levels, from hospitality to medical care, with state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced medical screening tests.
Lanserhof Sylt, Germany
Located off Germany's North Sea coast on the popular holiday island of Sylt is the ultra-luxurious and uber-stylish Lanserhof Sylt. Designed by the internationally renowned architect Christoph Ingenhoven, no expense was spared in creating this luxury Medical Spa, which blends seamlessly into its surroundings and uses only ecological and health-friendly building materials in its construction.
Its breathtakingly beautiful setting and stunning architectural design aside, the main reason that people are drawn to Lanserhof Sylt is Lanserhof's world-renowned LANS Med Concept, which combines the Mayr Cure, traditional naturopathy and the most advanced medical techniques. The medical department is headed by Dr. Jan Stritzke, who along with his expert team of doctors, therapists, sports and nutrition scientists and beauticians will devise a personalised detox programme that will get you back to good health in no time at all.
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel, Spain
Hidden away in the mountains yet overlooking the ocean in the remote and unspoilt north-east corner of the island of Tenerife, OCEANO Health Spa Hotel has benefitted greatly from a recent major refurbishment and alongside the warmly decorated rooms and suites is the shiny and sparkling pièce de résistance – the FX Mayr Centre.
Founded by the physicians Dr. Alfred Milz and K. Matthias Rolle, the centre is home to a host of deep-reaching programmes, from weight loss and detox, to Ayurveda and Yoga. The disciplinarians amongst you can also do the full Mayr Cure with the added benefits of Thalassotherapy to further deepen the effects.
Palace Merano, Italy
For those who really know their Spas and Medical Clinics, Palace Merano is firmly on top of the annual must-visit list. Led by Dr Massimiliano Mayrhofer, it is renowned for its remarkable hub of committed and skilful staff, many of whom have been there since it opened – so returning clients know that their favourite therapists and doctors will be waiting for them.
This fine-tuned marvel delivers big, even to the most discerning and demanding of clientele who will normally only part with their blood for analysis to a clinic that has its own hi-tech lab on site. Merano has this and more; you can have a whole battery of tests that will give you an encyclopaedic knowledge of your body - where imbalances and deficiencies are detected and a plan of action put in place with the doctors to spring you back to rude health.
Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland
Clinique La Prairie is a legendary medical spa situated just outside Montreux a few yards from Lake Geneva. It first opened its doors in 1931 as a result of the pioneering work of Dr. Paul Niehans in the anti-ageing field of cellular therapy. Today, their holistic approach to medical wellbeing uses a combination of progressive medical expertise, internationally trained SPA therapists and an exciting collection of traditional and alternative philosophies. .
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, Portugal
Nestled in the beautiful and picturesque fishing village of Alvor on Portugal's Western Algarve coast, Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel majors on modern integrative and regenerative medicine, with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, therapies and programmes.
Set over two floors and located next door to one of Portugal’s finest private hospitals, with whom they work closely, Longevity’s wellness and medical centre offers guests a huge array of tailored programmes to choose from - lighter ones for beginners, and more intensive, longer specialised ones for those looking to make serious long-term changes to their overall health and wellbeing. Of course, what makes a good spa a great one is its people and they have some real gems – Dr Joanna Santos heads up the medical team, and our favourite healing maestro, Ricardo Rossa, will sort out any niggling injuries, which you might have.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
Lying in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a five star hotel that is home to one of the world’s top medical spas. It's home to a team of over 30 top doctors and specialists, an elite fitness team, outstanding naturopaths and nutritionists, a homoeopathic unit and an impressive Chinese medicine unit. Their choice of wellness programmes is as long as the length of your arm - weight loss, detox, gut health, Yoga, anti-ageing and more.
Medical Spas are no longer the sole preserve of the rich elite and the perfect body-obsessed - they are now places that are welcoming everyone who wants to take back control, so why not book one of our award-winning luxury Medical Spas today and take charge of your health.
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