Ibiza wellness: Hotel MiM Ibiza Es Vivé – Blissed out nirvana
A shining beacon of Art Deco brilliance in the cosmopolitan hub of Figueretes, Hotel MiM Ibiza Es Vivé has long been a much-loved Ibiza landmark – its crisp white walls and mint-washed balconies a stylish nod to the long-lost charm of a bygone age. But what many don’t know is that nestled at the back of this wonderfully lively hotspot is the hotel’s Virtue Wellness Spa – a hub of relaxation and calm serving as the antithesis to life’s sometimes chaotic rhythms. Here, you can spend hours disconnecting, all while collecting precious little moments of ‘me time’.
The Virtue Wellness Spa is a space dedicated to total care of mind and body. Modelled around the sleek but cosy sophistication of a Finnish spa, it plunges you into a state of blissed out nirvana, the effects of which are palpable long after you’ve left the comforts of the spa. A range of treatments are available from massage to facials to beauty, and with each treatment booked clients are given access to the entire spa, which includes a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and shower. Take a second to ponder the scenario: receive a life-affirming massage, then sink into the Jacuzzi and melt into the ether as every lost drop of worry seeps away.
This level of rest and recuperation is attainable with every treatment you book at Virtue Wellness. In part, that’s thanks to the stunning surroundings, but it’s also because it’s led by a team of highly-trained therapists whose mission is to relieve every knot and twist in those tensed up shoulders of yours. That’s why their bespoke body treatments are particularly effective. Spanning from the signature massage, in which a combination of techniques are used to revive tired muscles and renew the body, to the traditional Thai massage – a completely balancing process centred around compressions, joint mobilisation and stretching – there’s something to suit every mood and requirement.
For a more focused session, reflexology treatments are available. Sit back as different areas of your body are stimulated by pressure points on your feet, or really hone in on a problem area with a back and neck massage, which is especially good for relieving tension for those who spend their days bent in front of laptops. The full body exfoliation using Monoï of Tahiti oil is also a winner. Not only because it induces relaxation, but also because the high concentration of active moisturising, nutritive and smoothing ingredients encourages increased elasticity in the skin.
If it’s facial rejuvenation you’re seeking, the Virtue Wellness Spa specialises in world renowned Dr Hauschka facials, so all products are made using raw, organic and fair trade materials and extracts from medicinal plants. For high-end luxury, opt for the Dr Hauschka Holistic Treatment, which includes a foot bath, arm, leg and lymphatic massage, regenerating the skin and boosting the immune system. For something more targeted, there’s the Anti-Age Revitalising facial, which eliminates tiredness and promotes vitality, or there’s the 30-minute Ultimate Glow facial, which cleans, exfoliates and immediately lightens the skin.
Now you’ve worked on promoting a sense of deep, immersive wellbeing, it’s all about the little details. Have a waxing session in time for a beach day, try an eyebrow and eyelash tint or the increasingly popular micro-blading for thicker, more defined brows. There’s even a delightfully plush onsite salon for hair and makeup treatments – just enquire at reception and they can reserve the island’s best stylists in the snap of the fingers. Never has it been easier to perfect that laid-back Balearic look.
It’s also worth remembering that Hotel MiM Ibiza Es Vivé also boasts a host of other facilities open to guests and non-guests alike. Show off your fancy new ‘do at Deco restaurant, with its glitzy velour sofas, marbled flooring and studded leather chairs. Lounge on a crisp, king-size bed while drinking Prosecco on the stunning rooftop ODP Sky Bar, take the party indoors for killer cocktails at the Experience Bar – a favourite with the A-list – and then revel in all this blissed-out Ibiza perfection. Heaven really is a place on earth.