Ibiza wellness: Ethical Elemis treatments at Open Spa
The ideal antidote to the excesses of island living is surrendering oneself to the eloquence of sensitive hands, the softness and smells of natural treatments and the luxury of losing all sense of time with a beauty treatment at Open Spa. Housed within the five-star Grand Luxe surrounds of Ibiza Gran Hotel, the soothing and naturally-lit treatment cabins set the perfect pitch for a rejuvenating experience using the latest in pioneering products and processes, including exquisite ethical skincare by ELEMIS.
Open Spa chooses the ELEMIS range for a series of full body treatments, all carefully designed to install an overall feeling of wellness and restore balance and vitality to the skin, face and body. At the forefront of skincare technology, ELEMIS have been creating award-winning products for over 25 years and in 2017, were crowned winners at the CEW awards (also known as the Oscars of the Beauty Industry) so you know you’re in the best of hands.
The first stage of each the treatment is arriving to the beautiful welcome and changing areas of Open Spa, where you pampering and preening is second nature to the team of highly experienced therapists. All Open Spa guests are invited to arrive at least an hour before the appointment itself, leaving plenty of time to relax, unwind, change into a plush bathrobe and enjoy a delectable dip into the water, in the hydrotherapy centre just located next to the treatment rooms.
Once feeling suitable mellow, your dedicated therapist guides you into the airy and aesthetically calming private cabin to begin your 80-minute treatment. The ELEMIS philosophy subscribes to a dialogue-centric approach to each individual clients personal skincare needs. By understanding your lifestyle, then using facial mapping technology, your therapist can personally prescribe and fulfil your unique and individual skincare requirements, which are changing constantly along with life’s demands.
The Face & Body Sensation therapy uses hot stones for a deeper than deep tissue massage, both invigorating and relaxing – the ergonomic Balinese stones sending warm waves through the most stubborn of muscle aches and pains whilst the skin is intensely moisturised with ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. This is combined with a luxurious facial massage and anti-ageing treatment to fight against wrinkles, improve the softness of the skin and restore its former youthful radiance.
The Garden of England Rose Restore begins with a full body exfoliation, using the advanced bio-technology of the ELEMIS range matched to your skin type. Afterwards, your therapist applies a nourishing body wrap with a unique trio of fragrant and therapeutic rose, camellia and poppy seed oils to hydrate the skin and increase its elasticity all over leaving it deliciously scented and exquisitely supple. Absolutely heavenly.
One of the signature ELEMIS treatments is the Couture Touch – a reinvigorating experience for face and body that combines a completely personalised facial treatment with an anti-stress back massage, ideal for achieving balance and feeling revitalised. While your body unwinds, your skin springs back to life thanks to an advanced bio-tech technology facial, using high-performance formulas that pass the strictest of ELEMIS testing procedures before being released to market.
Whichever treatment you choose from the ELEMIS range at Open Spa, you can feel confident that the combination of natural ingredients and the latest technology and techniques come together perfectly. Powerful marine and plant actives coupled with intricately-blended aromatics form the foundations for all ELEMIS products, all of which are ethically sourced and extracted, making the treatments as good for the environment as they are for your skin.
Once your treatment is over, the restful space of the Open Spa is yours once again to recline, relax and recover in your own time. Enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit followed by a luxurious shower, before finally relaxing with a cup of herbal tea in the plush lounges of the welcome area. Your ELEMIS experience doesn’t necessarily have to be over when you leave Open Spa, with an extensive range of skincare products also available to purchase over the counter. Your therapist can recommend the perfect products to suit your skin types and need, meaning the results of your treatment will continue to glow long after you’ve left the spa.