A stay in the stunning Princesa Yaiza resort, which overlooks the lapping ocean on the Canary Island of Lanzarote was always going to be relaxing; however, with the addition of an innovative mineral therapy spa treatment, I certainly left the island feeling utterly recharged and rejuvenated.
A luxurious spa is a quintessential part of any relaxing retreat, and I was particularly intrigued to visit the Princesa Yaiza’s offering on a recent press trip.
The Thalasso and Spa Centre boasts an enviable location overlooking the glorious Playa Dorada. Just a glimpse of the ocean waves lapping at the pristine shore is enough to start to feel any stress or tension melting away. The spa certainly recognises these healing and restorative properties of the ocean. Many of the treatments that occur within the spa’s fifty elegant and calming treatment booths are inspired by the beach, utilising natural elements such as sea mud, algae and seawater.
Perhaps the most innovative of all of the Thalasso and Spa Centre’s treatments is their Mineral Therapies by Thalion, which aim to restore the levels of important nutrients and minerals within the body. These therapies, therefore, are not only relaxing and blissful; but they also have long-term health benefits and promote ongoing wellbeing.
The two treatments that I was to enjoy were the Magnesium Body Wrap and the Calcium Relaxing Massage. Both of these treatments are described as ideal for those with busy lives who are constantly on-the-go, so I definitely thought they would be perfect for me!
The first treatment aims to rectify any deficiency in magnesium – which is very common, with between 68 and 75% of the general population having below optimal magnesium levels. These deficiencies can have a strong impact on your health and wellbeing, as magnesium is necessary for nerve function and symptoms of a deficiency can include irritability, muscle spasms and anxiety. It is also a common cause of insomnia and other sleep issues, which of itself causes many other problems.
Calcium is also a critical mineral for health and wellbeing, and it is the most common mineral in the human body. Calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth, as well as promoting important functions like blood clotting and hormone release. Again, deficiencies in calcium are very common, with 62% of women (and 45% of men) not getting the required amounts of the mineral. This can lead to many short and long-term issues, including premature ageing and, most seriously, osteoporosis.
As requested, I arrived ten minutes early for my appointment, ready to indulge in the luxurious and restorative therapies.
The therapy began with a delightful Magnesium Body Wrap, and my skin was cloaked in magnesium-rich mud, true to the spa centre’s commitment to using the natural healing properties of the ocean. Knowing the ocean was just outside the elegant treatment room added to the blissful and relaxing atmosphere.
After about twenty-five minutes of allowing the magnesium to soak into my skin and body, it was time for the Calcium Relaxing Massage. For the first step, I was asked to lie down on a padded bench with a row of rain showers pouring over me. I felt the tension in my body float away as I enjoyed a water massage. Feeling clean and fresh it was time for the second stage where the therapist where the therapist massaged the full body using soothing oil. As well as relieving tension in my muscles, the massage also helps to restore calcium levels in the body, so it has long-term benefits for your health and wellbeing.
There’s no doubt that our busy and fast-paced lives can have an impact on our overall health and wellbeing. It’s a wonderful initiative from Princesa Yaiza to focus on restoring these crucial minerals so that you feel restored and recharged, long after your blissful Canary Islands break concludes.