In the amber light of hundreds of candles, the tranquil spaces of Vair Spa light up with warm and peaceful energy – you can almost hear the flickering of the candles. Defined as ‘true’ in the local dialect, the philosophy at the award-winning Vair Spa is centered on providing the most accurate and personalized treatment, unique to each guest.
Each year Borgo Egnazia unveils a new concept of hospitality, focusing on a specific aspect of the in-resort experience: 2019 is the year of “Happiness Travel” a journey of deep connections with nature, local authenticity and meaningful human relationships, all of which contribute to our happiness levels.
According to the “Science of Happiness” when we are happy, we’re likely to live longer, be more creative and cultivate stronger relationships. Based on this philosophy, the team at Vair Spa has
launched a new ‘Wellness Hub’ with a variety of guest experiences to inspire you to bliss featuring nutrition and fitness activities as well as a meditation room, a new cryotherapy cabin, and wellbeing programs. One of these is the innovative Aroma Lab developed with psychologist and international expert in aromatherapy, Luca Fortuna.
To determine the guest’s subconscious emotions, the team of skilled therapists carry out an olfactory smell and memory test, used to develop a tailor-made experience. Smell and memory are closely connected, evoking memories and emotions, so the aim is to identify the guest’s very own potential for maximizing the state of happiness. Each program is tailored according to the results, with a unique physical and spiritual revival path. You’re now one step closer to happiness.
With nutrition being an essential part of the Mediterranean lifestyle, Borgo Egnazia has also launched a brand-new food corner at the spa, offering experiences designed beyond the idea of a restrictive and low-calorie approach. All the menus feature an unexpected and delicious balance between taste and wellbeing. With a great variety of outlets and options, guests can choose and enjoy among Michelin-starred gourmet food, traditional dishes in a friendly atmosphere, freshly-caught fish and seafood or a rich snack – complete in your bathrobe.
Among the many outdoor activities is a ‘laughter class’ with a “Laughter Maestro” – through special dance, theatre and music techniques that rely on Puglia’s traditional roots of popular music (‘Pizzica’ and ‘Taranta’), a surge of ‘happy’ hormones refills you from head to toe. The main goal is to support the body in the production and contagious diffusion of happiness hormones such as endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, oestrogens and to develop a healthy balance between body and mind.
Luckily, in the sublime surroundings of a truly magical landscape, it is easy to shift gears and experiment with Vair Spa’s new wellbeing approach. A series of treatments should be booked to give your body and mind adequate time for inspired synchronicity. We are, after all, creatures of habit. Happiness should certainly be one of them.
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