New Year 2019

NEWS Discover the restorative power of marine and water-based treatments at Kohler Waters Spa, St Andrews. Guests looking to step away from complicated medi-spas and utilise the healing effects of nature need look no further than St Andrews in 2019. Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel is offering a gentle introduction and deeply therapeutic approach to water therapy, providing a range of health benefits from relieving muscle aches and aiding skin condition to improving sleep. Thalassotherapy, the use of marine based treatments such as seaweed, mud, algae and water, has been accepted as part of the Mediterranean and French healthcare system for over 200 years, yet is little known or utilised in the UK. Many forget that the very word ‘spa’ came from the Latin ‘Salus Per Aquam’ – Health Through Water. Seaweed is especially well known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, from relieving muscle aches and improving skin condition to helping sleep. Years ago, sailors would bathe in seaweed to absorb its vitamins and nutrients, to overcome deficiencies caused by being out at sea for long periods. Guests interested in thalassotherapy can try a range of treatments at Kohler Waters Spa in 2019 including: • An Over-Flowing Sok Bath - filled with natural VOYA seaweed, harvested off the Irish coast, the heat from the bath aids the body’s natural detoxifying process whilst the mineral rich seaweed relieves muscle aches and joint stiffness, including rheumatism and arthritis • An Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap – this therapy uses organic seaweed leaves to scrub and wrap the body. The treatment detoxifies, firms and softens and skin and is beneficial in conjunction with a weight loss programme • Organic Stimulating Seaweed Body Buff – booked as an add-on to other treatments, guests are scrubbed head to toe with a certified organic bladderwrack body buff, the ultimate treat for tired and dull skin. The anti-oxidants from the mineral rich seaweed combines with VOYA’s signature seaweed massage oils to improve skin condition Whilst at the spa, guests can make use of the extensive hydrotherapy facilities which also come with a range of health benefits. A hydrotherapy pool with powerful massage jets will release tension while streamlining puffiness and fluid retention, an ice fountain will refresh and boost circulation, a steam room and a Finnish sauna will provide deep muscular relaxation and detoxification. Guests can also enjoy the fresh sea air from the spa’s very own rooftop hot tub. Kohler Waters Spa re-opened January 2018 at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, following a multi-million-pound refurbishment. The hotel is situated just metres away from West Sands Beach with commanding views of the Scottish coastline. The Sea Cure – Marine BasedTreatments at KohlerWaters Spa, St Andrews