Ibiza wellness: Pure Seven – A pampering oasis
On an island that is constantly evolving and changing, there are few things that truly cause a stir. In fact, this little slice of Balearic paradise is so well-versed in the acceptance of new people, new venues and new ideas that often islanders rarely bat an eyelid when it comes to the arrival of a new venue. But one announcement that had wellbeing lovers positively giddy with excitement was the news that 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza would be opening in summer 2018, and within it, Pure Seven, a dedicated spa and wellness centre designed solely to reconnect individuals with both mind and body.
A sprawling space backed by indigenous Ibiza pine forest on one side and a vast expanse of deep blue Mediterranean on the other, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza boasts a stunning clifftop location between Cala Conta and Cala Tarida. That means sweeping sea vistas, nightly, panoramic viewings of Ibiza’s famous, multi-coloured sunsets, and one of the best views on the entire island of Es Vedrà, the mystical rock steeped in Ibizan cultural reference, jutting out from the seabed.
While all this fabulous natural beauty immediately evokes a sense of serenity and bliss before you’ve stepped foot in Pure Seven, once you’re actually there, it’s all amplified ad infinitum. Because this is a spa space offering a range of treatments unlike any other on the island. Open seven days a week, all year round and to both hotel guests and visitors alike, it’s somewhere you can come to feel safe, restored, and relaxed; rejuvenated, enlightened and invigorated, all while remaining comfortable in the knowledge that you’re in a set of highly-trained, expert hands – the entire team here were hand-picked for their unique set of skills.
At Pure Seven, natural and organic elements are blended seamlessly – think local ingredients like Ibiza salt, herbs and citrus, with the very latest in cosmetology. And with every treatment tailored to the suit the needs of the individual, the journey to wellness begins the moment you slide into this unique oasis of pampering. First, you’re taken on Pure Seven relax tour through the steam bath, sauna, cold mist shower and relaxation area – complete with water beds and a magical view of Es Vedrà – and then you’re taken through to one of the six stylish treatment rooms, where in just a few hours you emerge an improved version of yourself.
That’s no surprise when you consider that the range of treatments available at Pure Seven is truly life-affirming. Created with both physical and mental wellbeing in mind, each treatment been created to help assist in whatever you’re coming up against or hoping to let go of in your personal life. From a range of luxurious massages to a sensational set of scrubs and wraps to facials and uniquely designed wellness rituals, there’s something to aid everyone in achieving their goals. Not to mention beauty therapists, personal trainers and yoga teachers who are there to take care of the more aesthetic or spiritual side of things.
First up is an innovative range of massages. Those looking to lose themselves in a profound state of relaxation will find solace in the Pure Seven Signature Massage. Using sweet orange, palmarosa and lavender essential oils, this lightly applied massage ensures that stresses and strains gently drift away. Elsewhere, the Seven Hot Stone Therapy is an aromatherapeutic treatment designed for lasting results, and sits alongside favourites like deep tissue, reflexology and Thai massage on the menu. Ayurvedic techniques including Abyhanga and Udvartana massage are also available.
For a more intense, all-encompassing experience, it’s worth exploring the Pure Seven Wellness Rituals, which offer three perfect hours of unparalleled bliss. Working on the premise that your body knows best what your mind needs the most, the type of treatment you receive depends entirely on how you feel on the day. Using Neom organic blends, a therapist performs the Science of Scent Therapy on arrival, in which you choose what particular scent you’re most drawn to, and from there, they decipher if it’s the Scent to Sleep, Scent to De-Stress, Scent to Boost Your Energy or Scent to Happiness that you’ll receive – each has its own benefits, and each sends you into a total, dreamlike state.
There’s also an additional menu for special therapies like ear candling, acupuncture, osteopathy and physiotherapy, as well as an impressive range of revolutionary facials which come with the option to add on express treatments like a focused eye lift. Pilates, yoga, guided meditation and hiking are also offered all year round for residents and guests alike, while in the winter months, the resort plans to host a special wellness retreat program, in which the extreme privacy and ultimate laid-back luxury of the grounds allow you to switch off and focus solely on your own mental and physical wellbeing. Keep your eyes peeled for stunning one-off events like full moon yoga throughout the season, too.
Perhaps the most brilliant detail of all about Pure Seven is that while you’re finally managing to put aside some time for yourself, you’re doing it in a place that’s not only got your best interests at heart, but is also looking after those of the environment. Pure Seven has been built with a conscious ethos, so absolutely zero plastic is used onsite, all beauty products used are organic, and everything is served on biodegradable plates or cups. It’s a nice touch in a venue that’s already provided myriad reasons for wellbeing lovers to stop by for a session. No wonder this place has generated such a buzz.