So Day Two of my “Lefay Spa Discovery” programme consisted of some moxibustion (no, I didn’t know either, but it sounded a little ominous), a “personalised energy body massage” and an energy facial massage. All of which (apart from the Moxibustion) made me fall asleep and wake myself up snoring. Pure bliss, although obviously not for the specialist having to deal with me nodding off every two minutes. I discovered that Moxibution is a Chinese therapeutic technique which involves the application of heat to skin near acupuncture points or energy pathways in order to boost the result of an energy massage and that you have to lie very still as they warm up your heart.
My room at the best spa hotel in Italy – Lefay Resort and Spa on Lake Garda was huge, with lovely views:-
All the treatment rooms are designed to overlook the lake which added to the tranquility of the experience:-
We also did a little walk around the energy and therapeutic garden. There is a trail that offers five different stations created to compliment the four seasons – each with it’s own colour, smell and ambience. The Green Dragon, in the middle of the forest, The Red Phoenix, representing summer, The White Tiger and the Black Tortoise. You could also go for a run – they have a 2 km circuit that winds through the hills and woods, but I was far too lazy to try that.
The Winter garden:-
The Red Phoenix station, positioned in the South and representing the culmination of energy, the summer, noon and characterised by the colour red and a great spot to sit and contemplate your navel:-
Followed by lunch in the Trattoria and then a lounge around the pool:-
Followed by yet more treatments. They naturally chose for me an anti-ageing facial and all their skin care products smelt wonderful and are all developed with advanced technological formulas containing natural plant extracts. Sadly I didn’t look 15 years younger, but I did certainly feel more relaxed.
After a completely exhausting day we managed to muster up enough energy to get ourselves in a minibus and down to the pier to hop on the Lefay speedboat that took us around the bay to a very pretty town called Salò which is obviously on the banks of Lake Garda, which has a lovely long promenade, an impressive church and some of the best ice-cream I have ever tasted.
The views from the boat around the lake:-
We strolled along and stopped to go in the church and eat ice-cream:-
Yet another best gin and tonic:-
For more information on the hotel and prices, go to their website www.lefayresorts.com
I was a guest of Lefay Resort & Spa and we were experiencing the two night Lefay Spa Discovery programme which costs from Euros 650 per person based on two people sharing a room. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with the Lefay Spa menu, initial examination to determine energy levels, personalised phyto-aromatherapy, one energy facial, one personalised energy body massage, one energy hydro-aromatherapy session, one activity for rebalancing physical energy: Qi Gong, Stretching of the Meridians or Tai Qi and entrance to the pools and saunas. The price does not include flights or transfers and the resort is just over an hour from Verona airport, which is served by regular flights from BA and Easyjet.