LUX Autumn 2018

33 The Magek Spa Boutique, based at the Hotel Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf, is a spirit, mind and body wellness centre. In April, Magek Spa was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2018 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme, with the title of Best Luxury Spa Experience in Tenerife. On the back of this success, we profiled the centre to find out how they have forged their excellent reputation in the sector. Embracing the modern architecture that defines the Hotel Sandos San Blas, Magek Spa Boutique is a wonder of wood and glass, a veritable temple to relaxation and mindfulness. Equally, it is also a celebration of sustainability, using only organic, eco-certified products. Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Magek Spa embraces the aquatic theme with its light, open floor design. In the core circular structure, guests are gifted extraordinary views over the ocean from every angle, every seat offering the perfect moment to recline, and gaze out onto the seemingly infinite horizon. The spa is an ardent advocate for the holistic approach to wellness – the intrinsic link between the natural world and the natural spirit. Natural products, by extension, are the key to true relaxation; detaching from the extremely tech-oriented, future-centric present essential in achieving peace. In light of that, treatments at the spa include scrubs and wraps using moisturising sea algae, detoxifying marine mud and aloe vera. Aromatherapy, reflexology and hot stone massages act as the perfect 1805LU25 accompaniment to this vision, offering a respite from the hustle of daily life. Traditional Ayuverdic treatments, such as steam-heated herbs wrapped in cloth and massaged on specific points of the body, are offered to stimulate and reinforce the immune system. Magek Spa also offers hydrotherapy treatments – a reflection of the spa’s immediate oceanic surroundings and aquatic décor - include a whirlpool bath, ice fountain and Finnish sauna. Moreover, tying further into the embrace of alternative, holistic therapy, the spa offers classes on topics such as Feng Shui and the science of energy. The spa’s therapists are all trained in kinesiology, naturopathy, and gem therapy to harmonise and realign the mind and body. Of course, the spa doesn’t completely alienate modern techniques and practices, as they offer cutting-edge cellular nutri-oxygenation treatments to revitalise the skin and improve circulation. All in all, Magek Spa offers the perfect excuse to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the wonderful island of Tenerife. With its breath-taking views of the ocean, and the focus on the holistic and the sustainable, it is an enchanting example of outstanding hospitality and a centre of relaxation. LUXlife ’s Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards were launched to recognise the extraordinary companies that embody the ideals of the sector; those that exceed expectations, and deliver experiences that last a lifetime. From the world’s most luxurious spas, to the best night’s sleep you will ever have, this programme seeks to list only the best of the best for our discerning readers. Company: Magek Spa Boutique Address: Hotel Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf, Avenida Greñamora 1 / Urb. Golf del sur, 3863, Spain Website: Telephone: 0034 922 749 010 A Celebration of the Mind, Spirit and Body Pamper