Beauty Clinics & Spas - Costa del Sol & Andalucia
Today many four and five-star hotels in Andalucia, especially on the coast, have spas for guests to use, offering hydrotherapy circuit and beauty treatments and therapies for ultimate pampering and relaxation, as well as treating muscular ailments and offering help with stress, digestive problems and weight loss. You will feel the effects immediately, your energy levels restored, your body and mind relaxed and revitalised, ready to face the world.
Most spas feature a hydrotherapy/hydrothermal pool with warm jets of varying size, shape and power, which you sit under, allowing your body (mainly back and neck) to be pummelled by the force of the water. In addition, there are areas where you lie down and your whole body is massaged with jets (known as a bubble bed). Some also have a Jacuzzi, either integrated in the pool, or separate. The hydrotherapy pools are usually complemented by sauna, hammam (steam bath) and relaxation room; they may also have an ice room.
Beauty treatments include a range of wraps, scrubs, peels, masks and massages for body, and facials (scrub, mask, massage); you can often combine them - a hydrotherapy session followed by a massage for example, offers ultimate relaxation, or a slimming body wrap followed by a mask can take inches off your vital statistics.
This hotel is on the Costa del Sol's Golden Mile, between Marbella and Estepona, and is home to the sumptuous 2000m2 Thalasso Wellness Centre which offers seawater therapies.
On the coast just east of Estepona and with three swimming pools, this hotel's spa offers a Finnish sauna, massage (including outdoors), slimming programmes, anti-stress, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy.
Located on Estepona beach, this hotel's Acquaplaya Hydrotherapy Centre offers water treatments at different temperatures to treat various conditions; heated swimming pools, whirlpools, and saunas; fast-jet spray massage, seaweed baths, massages and facials.
Just outside Estepona, this hotel has the largest Thalasso spa centre in Andalucia, offering a choice of 60 therapies using seawater plus cava and gold-based treatments.
Healthouse Las Dunas is a luxury hotel located in Estepona. Set in a traditional Andalusian-style building, the property offers a health and wellness centre, beauty spa, and various pools.
This hotel’s spa features an "thermal aromatic circuit", with four fragranced steam rooms, three saunas, an ice-cold plunge pool, and a pool with water jets. Spa treatments include massages with crystals.
The Marbella Club, beloved of the rich and famous, has an 800m2 spa with sea views, and features an indoor seawater pool, saunas, solarium, steam baths and 12 treatment rooms.
The Amare Marbella Beach Hotel - Adults only is situated in the centre of Marbella town, right on the sea front. Ideal location for beach and nightlife.
This hotel, situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, has seawater hydrotherapy, Jacuzzis, anti-cellulite body treatments and underwater massage, as well as physiotherapy.
Monda near Marbella
The Shanti Som is a luxury retreat that combines Far Eastern decoration with the beautiful surroundings nestled within the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve. It has a spa and outdoor pool, and offers yoga classes. Rooms have been built out of natural local materials and follow Feng Shui guidelines.
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This seafront hotel with a 300m beach has a spa offering a circuit of underwater jets to pummel and relax your body, as well as a Roman bath and Tibetan ayurvedic massage.
Considered by many to be the finest hotel in Andalucia, this elegant five-star inland from Estepona has a 2,200m spa featuring beautiful indoor saltwater pool, steam bath, Jacuzzi, and Spain’s only snow cabin.
This hotel, on a private estate, has the Elysium Sotogrande Spa with beauty treatments, wraps, hydro-massage, anti-stress, and fitness packages. The 'Relax in Style' six-day package includes accommodation and use of hydrotherapy circuit.
This Costa de la Luz hotel, on Conil's La Fontanilla beach, has a spa offering hydrotherapy circuits plus many treatments including therapeutic massage, anti-cellulite and special packages for couples.
This Costa de la Luz hotel, which is located on the Atlantic coast near Cadiz, has a Acquaplaya Hydrotherapy centre using water treatments to treat various ailments, plus therapies including seaweed baths, massages and facials.
In the Playa Serena area of Roquetas de Mar, this hotel has an Acquaplaya Hydrotherapy Centre to improve health and combat stress-related conditions; massage, facial treatments and other therapies are also available.
This three-star hotel in the province of Jaen offers Chinese Tuina massage, underwater massage, hydro-massage, mud therapies, as well as Vichy and Kneipp showers.