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  • 1. Member`s Exclusive Treatments Guide V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 3. Introduction Health is, or should be, the most natural state of being. The origin of the world are linked with those of wholeness and healing, and it is that complete sense of harmony, of being whole, that brings true Health At Altara we promise our members privileged access to an ever-growing offer of the oldest healing wisdom with the most recent discoveries concerning health and change the world joint with the most coveted spas, with a host of resort amenities options and 24/7 concierge services. Wellness Personal Manager Service launched for Altara El Tucano Resort members, to help and guide members on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Members will have access to a wellness personal manager who will assist them in putting together a personalized program of wellness services combining medical, holistic, spa, fitness and lifestyle elements in an effort to have a positive impact upon their personal well-being. It's the freedom to travel and healing your way, on your terms The impressive Altara Wellness Center offers an escape from the hectic pace of modern life with a wide range of tailored holistic experiences. From the pure relaxation of mind, body and soul, to the easing of muscle tension to achieve a sense of deep relaxation and peace towards unique wellness journeys. Featuring products by international professional skincare brands, the Altara Wellness Center is the hub of relaxation, offering various tailored holistic experiences, especially designed spa programs and signature therapies, along with treatments that reflect a journey across four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Set in a beautifully natural landscape and with a passionate team, the wellness center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a number of medical offices, treatment rooms, chill-out zone and a natural thermal water outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, complete with its very own sun deck, Hammam sand saunas. Let your mind and soul be renewed.
  • 4. Medical Services and Consultation Altara Resorts V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 5. Medical Services and Consultations MEDICAL SERVICES ON SITE • • • • • • • • GENERAL MEDICINE DERMATOLOGIST DIETITIAN DENTISTRY CHIROPRACTIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST NATUROPATHY FIRST OF ALL ……. BIOLOGICAL CHECK-UP The initial preventive physical exam includes: measurement of height, weight and blood pressure; an electrocardiogram; education, counseling and referral related to other preventive services covered by your membership. By providing an initial physical examination for all members beneficiaries, you will have the opportunity to discuss with our physician the importance of preventive care and living a healthy lifestyle. Our special Membership´s Biological Check Up includes: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Current medical complaints Medication Review Past medical history Family history Lifestyle assessment General examination – height, weight, BMI calculation, fat content, girth, chest inspiration and expiration Examination of the cardiovascular system including heart sounds, blood pressure Examination of the respiratory system including pulmonary function testing Examination of the musculoskeletal system – range of movement, restriction, tenderness, back health Examination of the neurological system – reflexes, sensation,power Examination of the skin – moles, freckles, lesions, risk factors Resting electrocardiogram for men over 45 or where clinically indicated Urinalysis for 8 elements Haematology (blood count, platelets, red blood cells , lipid profile including HDL, LDL and total cholesterol, triglycerides ,blood group, glucose levels, etc.)
  • 6. Medical Services and Consultations DERMATOLOGIC CHECK UP Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in treating the skin, hair and nails. Seeing a dermatologist can be beneficial for many reasons. He or she can examine your skin, hair, and nails for signs of problems that you might not be aware of. Some other services provided by Dermatologists are cosmetic in nature, such as reducing the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, while others are medically necessary, such as the pure medical treatment . DIAGNOSING CONDITIONS During your dermatologic check up, the Doctor asses your skin for possible conditions. If you currently suffer from a condition, the Dermatologist pays special attention to the infected area. Dermatologist asks you questions about the history or side effects of your condition. The dermatologist may order tests or ask you to return for a follow-up appointment. RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS If a Dermatologist discovers a skin problem, he/she typically issues a recommendation for treatment or provides you with a prescription. For example, if a dermatologist finds a rash, she typically recommends anti-itch creams or antihistamines. He/she may recommend lifestyle changes to decrease your risk of skin problems or recommend self-care for skin conditions. For example, a Dermatologist may recommend wearing sunscreen on a daily basis or quitting your habit of smoking cigarettes. COMMON PROCEDURES Often completes simple procedures during a check up. This includes freezing skin tags and warts, injecting inflamed skin with steroid treatments or applying an antibiotic cream. Typically, dermatological treat simple, non-life-threatening conditions such as acne, warts, hives, moles and skin tags. Complex conditions typically require several follow-up visits.
  • 7. Medical Services and Consultations NUTRITION COUNSELING AND ASSESSMENT Improving your diet is an excellent way to decrease the risk factors of many diseases. It can also prevent significant complications related to certain medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, kidney or liver problems, high blood pressure, allergies, and many others. Our Nutritionist will tailor a diet program that is right for you. Furthermore our Dietitian provides one-on-one counseling to help members break through their barriers to success and get started down a new path to being healthy . He or she will teach and coach members to make healthy food choices that are specific to every individual needs. Altara believes in a non-diet approach and coaches member to take control of their health by creating new habits and ways of eating. Different members present with different challenges and therefore each session will be different. The counseling is meant to meet the you while are in your readiness to develop healthy habits and grow from there. Therapies for counseling in the following areas: •Healthy eating & wellness •Gastrointestinal complications •Meal timing and planning •Nutrition supplements information •Weight loss suggestions •Weight gain suggestions •Nutrient analysis •Family weight management DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM Improve your body's energy balance through proper nutrition: freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices or a soup diet. Get expert advice on individually tailored detoxification. Cleanse your body through fasting and activity-based therapies.
  • 8. Medical Services and Consultations DENTISTRY CHECK UP The following oral health care activities will take place at our dental check-up when you are visiting the Club : CLINICAL DENTAL INSPECTION— Our dentist will check for signs of tooth decay by examining the surface of every tooth. He or she will likely poke your teeth with a dental instrument, called an explorer, to look for cavities. (Decayed enamel feels softer when poked compared to healthy enamel.) Our dentist will also check for any problems with fillings, braces, bridges, dentures, crowns, or other restorations. CLEANING — Although home-based tooth brushing and flossing help remove plaque, only a professional cleaning – provided by your dentist or dental hygienist – can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove the hardened plaque (called calculus or tartar) that builds up on teeth, using ultrasonic scalers, which provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line. POLISHING — After your teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface. The polish contains an abrasive substance and fluoride, and is applied using a small rotating rubber cup or brush attached to the dental hand piece. WHITENING – Sit back and relax in a spa setting and leave an hour later with a brighter smile. At Altara, we offer the most advanced technology available in teeth whitening. The whitening procedure will not damage enamel or existing fillings and will bring your teeth back to their natural shade of white. We use several systems and the dentist will decide which one have to be used depending on the patient. PREVENTION — Our doctor might offer additional instructions for you to follow at home, based on the results of your exam. Don’t hesitate to ask for instructions about brushing or flossing, or general care questions about your teeth and gums. X-RAYS — X-rays might or might not be taken during your check up. Our dentist will consider your clinical examination, dental history, and risk for developing cavities in determining the frequency for X-rays. TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS — If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, our dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another professional , or quote to treat in the doctor’s office, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.
  • 9. Medical Services and Consultations CHIROPRACTIC CHECK UP During the check up visit our Chiropractic looks to discover the cause of your health concerns. Your Chiropractic Visit Includes… HEALTH HISTORY A health resume will be completed for your first Chiropractic visit. Your Health Resume tells us about your current complaints, and your history of injuries or illnesses. CONSULTATIONS We will review your health resume and take a further history of spinal impacts, including auto-accidents, work, recreational and sport injuries, along with the details of your current work and daily activities. CLINICAL EXAMINATION Your examination will include a center of gravity assessment, a thorough evaluation of posture, spinal palpation and range of motion. These tests will help determine if subluxations are affecting your health and function. X-RAYS & ANALYSIS Your chiropractic examination may require x-rays. The x-rays reveal the degree of spinal misalignment, the phase of spinal degeneration, significant pathologies, and potential contraindications of care. In our clinic, careful analysis leads to precision measurements. These measurements along with your clinical exam findings enable us to provide you with individualized treatment and optimal adjustments.
  • 10. Medical Services and Consultations PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSEMENTS With state-of-the-art physiotherapy methods, our Physiotherapist’s team of top physical therapists helps patients establish and improve their mental and physical abilities and capacities. The Physiotherapist will offer you advice regarding the appropriate therapy during examinations. FULL BODY CHECK-UP This check-up covers you from head to toe. Covering all major organs including a heart, circulation and lung check, as well as a digestive and metabolic health check. Review of immune system health including the thyroid and pre-diabetes. Check-up of joint, muscle and nerve health including video gait analysis. UPPER BODY CHECK-UP This check-up includes a heart and lung check as well as a digestive and metabolic health check. Immune system and major organs are also covered. This check-up covers your spine from neck to coccyx and includes the head, neck and arms as well as the torso. MUSCULOSKELETAL CHECK-UP This check-up is designed to review any musculoskeletal issues and is particularly helpful in obtaining an accurate diagnosis for persistent pain, including nerve issues. This includes a detailed muscle motion review including video gait analysis. TECAR CHECK UP It is not a invasive technique, it is called TECAR and it is a therapy that developed in the last few years with a great success for the prevention of injuries, but above all for the rehabilitation of muscle‐tendons and osteoarticular pathologies. And not only! The Tecar Therapy uses an electromedical equipment that is based on the physical principle of the condenser. This energy produces different effects: ‐ mechanical - determining a displacement of fluids with a consequence drain both lymphatic and hematic. ‐ chemical – biological recalling oxygenate blood balancing the enzymatic insufficiency and accelerating the metabolism of the damaged cells. ‐ thermal - because the currents produce a Joule effect inducing a deep and homogenous endothermia.
  • 11. Aesthetic Treatments V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 12. Aesthetic Treatments ADVANCED ANTI–AGING FACIAL THERAPIES EXOTIC FRUIT FACIAL - Using the finest natural luffa seeds and purest of fruit flakes, this effective facial therapy will improve skin tone, smooth the skin and leave it fresh, clear and radiant. GLYCOCURE - Commencing with a highly active Glyco Facial Peel formulated with alpha hydroxy acids, renewing the skin at the deepest level, before the application of an advanced neutralizing mask with three complementary multi-active effects: Encouraging the stimulation of superficial skin blood micro-circulation due to the generation of pure CO2 on the surface of the skin. Providing an immediate soothing action helps to facilitate the extraction of comodones without pain, due to the inclusion in its formula of an innovative neuro sensory ingredient. By commencing any facial treatment with GlycoCure, skin is deeply renewed & accelerates the natural cellular renewal of the epidermis. The surface of the skin is immediately improved, wrinkles and irregularities are faded, open pores are minimized and congestion reduced. HYDRACURE – For thirsty skins. A highly advanced therapy using the very latest technology to provide total hydration to skin which is dehydrated. Hydracure contains high, medium & low weight molecular ingredients which include Hyaluronic Acid to restore hydration and prevent water loss whilst also strengthening and improving firmness of the skin. Using thermal aqua from our volcanic spring, rich in nutrients, this treatment will provide immediate and lasting hydration, a complete feeling of comfort and your skin will be left smooth, soft and radiant. PURE & DELICATE - Perfect for the most delicate of skins. Hypo-allergenic and specifically for skin which reacts easily, this treatment will calm and soothe and is truly an excellent choice for sensitive skin. A deeply hydrating facial that protects the skin by reinforcing its own self defense capacity, leaving it fresh, clear and calm. O2 – PURE OXIGEN THERAPY - Utilizing the benefits of the Oxygen therapy treatment, is perfect for those aged 30 and over who are concerned about the first signs of ageing. O2 works in a highly intelligent way to increase cellular activity and allow the skin to absorb more oxygen, leaving the skin looking and feeling younger looking, firmer, toned and radiant. A truly stunning treatment and one of the most popular. ANTIOXIDANT VITAMIN C +- Utilising the rejuvenating power of Vitamin C, Timexpert C+ has been created to combat skin ageing by intensively repairing the skin’s luminosity, vitality and uniformity. A great facial following sun exposure, or when the skin is tired and shows signs of stress. Combining this facial with the Timexpert C Body Envelopment for a complete top to toe experience!
  • 13. Aestethic Treatments FOR MEN AROMATIC ENERGY - Essential Oils, especially selected, combined with a rhythmic, relaxing massage technique that relieves tension, restores the senses and offers absolute tranquility C+ ENERGY FOR MEN WITH BACK MASSAGE - Based on a cocktail of Citrus, Sake, Olive Leaf, Eashave, Trace Elements and Birch Sap, a range of ingredients which have been designed to specifically cater for men’s skin, which is often irritated by the daily ritual of shaving. An excellent treatment which is highly relaxing but most effective. This facial therapy is combined with a highly relaxing 30 minute Back Massage. DEEPLY WARMING DE STRESS BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER REVIVE - When your neck and shoulders feel tight, your back aches and you are generally tired, spare just 30 minutes for a reviving back treatment which uses a deep heating gel along with a massage ritual to suit your needs. MEDITERRANEAN LIGHT - A luxurious body massage treatment which commences with an application of Harmony Sublime Stones. These unique warm handmade “stones” are applied to the Chakra energy points to induce relaxation and create a sense of harmony. During this time the Mediterranean Light Candle is burned, emitting a wonderful fragrance of soothing lavender and Mandarin. The warm wax from the candle is then poured over the body with a prolonged body massage to ease tension and relax the mind. MINT & ICE WITH A DASH OF SPICE - A soothing Spa therapy which commences with a relaxing protocol of spices aromas, pindas and feathers before you enjoy a back scrub using olive stones, argan shells and orange flower providing a rich and stimulating exfoliation, your treatment continues with a body envelopment of Aloe Vera & Mint Oil soothing the skin whilst creating a fabulous fresh feeling which leaves the skin irresistibly smooth, finally enjoy a back massage using our warm and iced Holistic Obsidian Stones. RED WINE BODY ENVELOPMENT - Envelop your skin with this anti-ageing beauty secret, deeply relaxing whilst also highly beneficial to the skin. Red grapes accumulate in their seeds and pulp a high level of polyphenols, a powerful anti-free radical that provides the Deluxe Grape wrap with anti-oxidising and anti-ageing properties. The skin is toned and remains youthful and supple. It achieves a new luminosity and vitality. When applied, its fine, creamy texture activates the senses, its subtle fragrance alleviates stress, the colour of the grapes at the peak of ripeness invites maximum well-being. *********** Our therapies provide a haven where the body and spirit will be nurtured, resulting in a state of total relaxation, emotional balance and beauty. Each of our specifically targeted Spa Wraps is applied following a unique massage protocol, uniting holistic approaches to ancient cultural knowledge. Take time, and enjoy!
  • 14. Aestethic Treatments EXOTIC SPA RITUALS BATH EXPERIENCE THERAPIES - The following baths will only be available at Altara Wellness Clubs spas with hydrotherapy: – – – – – – THALASSO BATH - a bath of marine algae from Brittany that provide the skin with vital elements EPSOM BATH – 100% natural epsom salts enriched with Laminaria Algae that make the bath a rich source of trace elements & minerals of saltwater PURE NATURE -for the lovers of essential oils. 5 different combinations (Vitality, Relax, Svelte, Active & Aqua) with multiple fragranced natural essences that harmonise with the bathwater for a truly aromatic and relaxing experience RICH CLEOPATRA – rich in milk proteins and marine collagen. Its mousse like texture caresses the skin releasing the most delicious aroma. Providing hydration and nourishment ETERNAL YOUTH – with red grapes, providing anti-ageing and anti-oxidising properties. Offering multiple toning and revitalizing benefits with an intense aroma, making the bath an unforgettable pleasurable experience ORIENTAL ESCAPE – Immerse yourself in a fragranced vanilla bath that invites deep relaxation with a rich aroma in its soft foam MEDITERRANEAN SUNSET- Sunset in the Mediterranean, the intense orange colours of the sky, the captivating aromas and the whisper of the breeze caressing the skin, this ritual captures all of your senses.. Commencing with the Exotic Mediterranean Exfoliation, followed by an exquisite massage using our Mediterranean candle – as it burns it releases a warm oil of soothing lavender & mandarin which is slowly massaged into ther body inducing a state of deep relaxation, - one & a half hours of complete and utter bliss…. MAGIC OF THE SILK ROUTE - Enter the relaxing world of Spa Spice with a stunning package of therapies which commences with a relaxing exfoliation with fine shells of spices and poppy seeds. Continue with the application of our Silk Body Envelopment and an exclusive massage of your choice.
  • 15. Aestethic Treatments SPA BODY WRAPS MUD - The mud body wrap works on shrinking the adipose tissue of fat called cellulite that is found directly below the surface of the skin. The result of the Mud Body Mask is a loss of inches immediately after a onehour treatment. This is not a temporary water loss; it is a permanent loss as long as you do not gain additional weight. COFFEE- A full wrap envelopment based on toasted coffee. With an intense aroma of recently toasted coffee this treatment has a slimming and draining effect and helps to redefine the body’s contours. RED WINE - Envelop your skin with this anti-ageing beauty secret, deeply relaxing whilst also highly beneficial to the skin. Red grapes accumulate in their seeds and pulp a high level of polyphenols, a powerful anti-free radical that provides the Deluxe Grape wrap with anti-oxidising and anti-ageing properties. The skin is toned and remains youthful and supple. It achieves a new luminosity and vitality. MARINE SALT - A complete envelopment in a rich marine wrap with micronized algae and seawater to help achieve a significant anti cellulite effect. With a high concentration of trace minerrals, including iodine the body regains its balance and fats and toxins are naturaly eliminated. PURE C+ BODY - Loaded with Vitamin C, this wrap treatment provides an extra-ordinary regenerating effect on the body, stimulating collagen production, improving firmness and suppleness. Your treatment commences with a body polish rich in vitamin c, lemon & papaya concentrate, and continues with a relaxing massage as the vitamin wrap is gentle applied to the body. ALGAE BODY - Enveloped in glamour and sophistication, experience this sublime therapy based on the energizing power of golden-algae. Combined with an exquisite massage, this total body envelopment revitalizes the skin and leaves a subtle and gorgeous golden veil shimmer on the body. EXQUISITE CHOCO WRAP - Utterly delicious and perfect for those who love their chocolate! Deeply hydrating and nourishing to the skin – with anti-cellulite effect. An essential source of beauty and well-being. Smooth, warm and delicious wrap that cares for the silhouette, caresses the skin, awakens the senses and provides sensations of pure pleasure. Cocoa induces the production in the body of endorphines. At certain concentrations, these substances are capable of activating the natural process of fat elimination. Also endorphines are known as ‘happiness molecules’ as they generate sensations that are similar to those we feel when we fall in love; they stimulate the senses, release tension and produce well-being. DAWN BREEZE - A refreshing and energising wrap containing Aloe Vera and Mint which is deeply regenerating leaving the skin silky smooth. Ideal as an after sun treatment as it has a calming and soothing action on the skin. MARINE SHAPING - A complete envelopment in a rich marine wrap with micronized algae and seawater to help achieve a significant anti cellulite effect. With a high concentration of trace minerrals, including iodine the body regains its balance and fats and toxins are naturaly eliminated.
  • 16. Aestethic Treatments BEAUTY ENHANCERS MASSAGES AROMATIC ENERGY - Essential Oils, especially selected, combined with a rhythmic, relaxing massage technique that relieves tension, restores the senses and offers absolute tranquility. EXOTIC CEYLON - A deeply relaxing massage which combines the warming Spice, Green tea, Cinnamon together with a variety of relaxing Essential Oils. CRISTAL BODY HARMONY - A truly sumptuous treatment using extracts of precious stones and minerals to energise, firm & balance the skin. Working with an exquisite massage medium containing extracts of Rhodocrosite, Malachite & Diamond in combination with a gentle exfoliating powder enriched with Amethyst, Sapphire & Ruby to produce a luxurious smoothing exfoliating mousse to soften and energise the body. PLACID PARADISE. An exquisite massage with spiced pindas of nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom bathed in rice, sesame and almond oils. Using gentle pressures with warm oil creating a stunning experience SPA AROMATIC ANTI-STRESS PROLONGUED MASSAGE - The ultimate in deep relaxation, with calming & relaxing massage with blended oils to suit. Our Sperience therapies provide a haven where the body and spirit will be nurtured, resulting in a state of total relaxation, emotional balance and beauty. THALASSOMASSAGE - An original massage with a delicious warm mousse based on marine silt from French Brittany. A true curative therapy rich in minerals and trace elements. Ideal to restore the essential elements that are reduced by today’s pace of life REMINERALIZING EXPERIENCE - A completely revitalizing treatment which includes a wrap with generous amounts of warm, creamy volcanic mud. This massage treatment provide a haven where the body and spirit will be nurtured, resulting in a state of total relaxation, emotional balance and beauty. Each of our specifically targeted Spa Wraps is applied following a unique massage protocol, uniting holistic approaches to ancient cultural knowledge. BODY EXFOLIATION & MASSAGE- WE offers a stunning range of exfoliating treatments, choose to have a full body or perhaps just a back exfoliation and then choose from and add your choice of Massage for a thoroughly enjoyable experience: • MARINE - with all the goodness from the sea • CHOCOLATE - utterly delicious and perfect for chocaholics everywhere! • EXOTIC ORIENT – with wonderful aromas of coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and ylang ylang in combination with particles of bamboo, giner & poppy seeds • PEARL PRIVILEGE – a massage with Pearl Powder Essence encapsulated in thousands of crystalline mixcro-sponges that exfoliate & hydrate • MEDITERRANEAn – Inspired by the most exotic parts of the Med: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt & Istanbul with wonderful aromas and texturews of argan, olive seeds, grape seeds & orange water • C+ – loaded with Vitamin C for a revitalising polish • VICHY ORANGE SCRUB - under the rain of water provided by an diffusion shower
  • 17. Aestethic Treatments SPECIFIC BODY CARE CELLULESS - An intensive reducing treatment that works synergistically layer upon layer. Three phases within the treatment that treat all the process of accumulation formation: • Activates blood circulation • Avtivates lipolysis • Transforms cellulite into firmness Visible results can be seen with smoother and firmer skin. ORGANIC FACIAL TREATMENTS - Altara System is notably different from conventional beauty treatments. Thanks to the execution of drainage with cupping glasses and the use of specific products in our Organic line of cosmetics, cleaning is not restricted to removing visible impurities but also acts at deeper levels to stimulate the elimination of impurities and toxic residue in the cell metabolism. Energetic treatment of the face, carried out through micromassages on the energy points, stimulates the activation, revitalization and regeneration of tissue CONTOURING COFFEE - An effective solution for those who have loose, flaccid skin. Excellent for stomach, thighs, tops of the arms. Enhances collagen and elastin fibre renewal, speeds up toxin and liquid elimination. For maximum results, a course of ten treatments is recommended taking two treatments each week. This treatment contains powerful ingredients, coffee, yerba mate, caffeine and silanol that work against the loss of firmness, resculpting the body and redifining the body contour. SPA HEAVY LEGS - Working with warm and cool ingredients to reduce fluid retention and improve circulation. The perfect treatment for those who are on their feet all day, and also good for pregnant Mum’s to be! You are left feeling incredibly refreshed and more energized. FEET TREAT - A superb therapy for the feet, – offering so much more than a standard pedicure! The perfect treatment for dry and damaged feet, feet that are suffering from hyperkeratosis, or for anyone that wishes to show perfect and well groomed feet! This therapy nourishes the skin intensely but is also incredibly relaxing to receive. INTENSIVE HANDS - An intensive therapy that can be combined with a manicure to completely rejuvenate the hands. Recommended for dry skin, hands that are exposed to damage from the environment, and hands with dark spots or hyper-pigmentation. Your therapy includes our Eucalyptus hand soak followed by an exfoliating sugar wax treatment to the elbows, the application of a hydrating gel mask and massage. A superb therapy that intensively nourishes, helps to reduce dark spots and provide a better tone to the hands.
  • 18. Aestethic Treatments BEAUTY IMMERSION PROGRAMS ALTARA SIGNATURE PROGRAM 1 Exotic Fruit Facial 2 Specific Face Treatment 1 Antioxidant C+ Face Treatment 1 Magic of the Silk Route Treatment 2 Body Mud Wrap 1 Aromatic Oil Massage with Mud 1 Personalized Fitness Program ANTI-OXIDANT THERMAL PROGRAM 1 Medical Check-Up 1 Hydracure Facial 6 Mud Therapies (Wrap & Massage) 6 Physio-kinesiotherapy (25 min.) 1 Personalized Fitness Program RELAX YOURSELF 1 O2 – Pure Oxigen Facial 2 Full Body Massage 1 Spa Aromatic Anti-Stress Prolongued Massage 1 Four Hand Massage Shower 1 Bliss with Rich Cleopatra Bath Experience BEAUTY BASIC 2 Specific Face Treatment 2 Aromatic Oil Massage with Mud or Energetic Rebalancing Massage 1 Four Hand Massage Shower HOLISTIC BEAUTY 1 Glucocure Facial 2 Stone Massage Therapy 1 Bliss with Pure Nature Bath Experience 2 Shiatsu Including : Sauna, Vapor Sauna, Thermal Pool, Jacuzzi, Green Teas, etc.
  • 19. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments Altara Resorts V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 20. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments HYDROTHERMO THERAPIES & BALNEOTHERAPIES HYDROTHERAPY Hydrotherapy is another term for Balneotherapy and incorporates water treatments such as underwater massages, hot and cold showers, mineral baths and jet sprays to maintain health, prevent disease and assists in the healing process of almost any ailment. CRENOTHERAPY Crenotherapy is the term to define any treatment incorporating mineral water, mud and vapor. Treatments involving drinking mineral waters are among the oldest therapies in the world. When food lacks essential components such as selenium, calcium and copper drinking these rich mineral waters can supply the body with these important elements. ALGAE THERAPY The ocean is full of rich vitamins, minerals and trace elements and sea algae absorb high concentrations of these elements. Algae therapy uses specially prepared marine algae, which is rich in nutrients, mineral ingredients and trace elements to help the body function at its optimum. Algae packs are often used as part of the Thalassotherapy regimen. CARBON BATH A carbon bath is mineral water saturated with carbon dioxide, with a water temperature of around 35 degrees Celsius. Helps to improve heart activity, reduces blood pressure and heart strain. It is also a very good treatment for general relaxation. INHALATION THERAPY The inhalation of curing vapours of mineral waters, diluted medications or their aerosols from an inhaler or inhaling the steam of a boiling liquid is an effective treatment for acute or chronic bronchitis and asthma. OXYGEN THERAPY Oxygen therapy stimulates detoxification of the body. Harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi such as colds, flu or candida albicans thrive in low oxygen environments so if the body has a rich supply of oxygen it can resist these infections and maintain good health. Health experts believe that lack of oxygen is the fundamental cause of degenerative disease.
  • 21. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments HYDROTHERMO & BALNEOTHERAPIES MUD TREATMENTS The body is covered in a mud pack at a set temperature and thickness to deeply warm the body and allow anti-inflammatory, regenerating and anti-bacterial benefits to take effect. Mud treatments range from peat and mud packs, mud baths, peloid packs and paraffin packs. These are particularly beneficial for rheumatic complaints as the effect of the hot mud is extremely relaxing to the muscles and improves blood circulation. A bag of warm peat moss might be applied to a particular place on the body and when the heat transfers it provides a soothing, pain relieving effect. A peloid wrap (heated peat moss) might be mixed with thermal water and applied to the affected part - this is especially good for chronic illnesses of the digestive tract. CRYOTHERAPY In spa terminology Cryotherapy means the application of a very cold or frozen compress to treat muscles and joints which are sore or fatigued after physical exertion (not be confused with the radiologic-based cryotherapy technique which is used in the treatment of cancer). Historically, and until artificial packs were created, Cryotherapy was only available in countries with plenty of snow and ice. It is beneficial for osteoporosis, rheumatism, back pain, and cellulite. Ice packs help reduce fevers, treat the pain of arthritis, gout and control infections. HOT STONES MASSAGES The hot pebble massage is a highly relaxing, deep tissue massage using specific heat conductive massage stones which are heated in hot spring water before treatment. This type of massage is ideal for specific injured muscles and is considered to be even more effective than traditional hand massage as muscle knots can be smoothed out more easily and less painfully HYDROMASSAGE Hydromassage is a hot bath, with a water temperature at 35 degrees Celsius. The soft massaging effect of the warm water has a relaxing and healing effect on muscles and joints. THERMAL WATER BATHING Relaxing in thermal water is the perfect way to release the stresses and strains of modern life. Medicinal Dips (where patients dip limbs into the water) can be performed where full bathing is not permitted for medical reasons. Medicinal water is mineral water with healing properties - and thorough tests are undertaken to certify that water is ‘medicinal’. Rich in minerals and warmed by the heat of the earth's interior thermal spring water is probably the most important natural remedy known to mankind.
  • 22. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments HYDROTHERMO & BALNEOTHERAPIES POWER SHOWERS The invigorating effects of a power shower can be taken to the deepest level within the spa environment as clients can experience a circulatory boosting shower blast of varying pressure and temperature to help increase the immune system, and provide a rejuvenating and calming effect on the skin and body. WHIRLPOOL HYDROMASSAGE A whirlpool massage is a massage for the upper and lower limbs. Whirling warm water massages the body to reduce swelling and relax muscles as well as stimulate the circulation in the peripheral vessels. This is especially helpful for chronic inflammatory and degenerative afflictions of the vertebrae and joints, circulatory diseases, and psychological relaxation. HYDRO-ENERGETIC -CURE This is used to restore the proper circulation of liquids in the body. It consists of three steps: HYDRO-AROMATHERAPY The variations in temperature and water pressure as well as the addition of essential oils guarantee a fundamental benefit for capillary vessels and the peripheral circulation of blood. Hydrotherapy is especially recommended for the cardio-circulatory system, for the nervous system (relaxing), for cases of arthrosis, for organic detoxification and for the lymphatic circulation. It eliminates toxins and fats infiltrated into the tissues. It has a stimulating effect to tone muscles and tendons, to strengthen natural physiological functions and to combat and protect against damage caused by ageing. PHYTO-MUD THERAPY The smooth and pleasant-feeling mud used in the compresses is enriched with pure microalgae, white or green clay, pure essential oils and mother tinctures. Eliminates stress and physical and mental tension, whether nervous or in the muscles. HYDROJETS The third and final stage in the hydro-energetic cure: a jet of water directed with precision on the body restores energy and vitality. Tones up the body.
  • 23. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments ION DETOX FOOT BATH WHY DETOXIFY THE BODY? - Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet, and ongoing periodic detoxification is essential to maintain health and avoid disease. In today’s toxic environment, acid wastes, chemicals, and heavy metal residues build up in the body faster than ever before, resulting in a greater incidence of allergies, and mental and physical incapacitation. We have begun to hear more about herbal and homeopathic detoxification programs by alternative health practitioners as a way of reducing symptoms and maintaining health. Traditional healing methods — Egyptian, Native American, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Chinese, Shamanic — all offer body purifications as a means of healing and avoiding disease. It is particularly important that we reconnect with this modality in our modern toxic world. ION DETOX FOOT BATH - With an Ion Detox Foot Bath, an ion generator is placed in a water foot bath. While the foot bath is widely used to increase both physical and mental vitality, it can also assist the body in ridding itself of toxins, chemicals, pollution and other foreign materials trapped in the layers of the skin. Internally, this system can help to cleanse parasites and detox the liver when used along with geothermal mineral baths, mud treatments, and dietary and herbal detoxification regimes. With the Ion Detox Foot Bath, complex energy fields permeate and realign the body’s own energy field, improving oxygen levels. Oxygen levels are vitally important for overall health, and this process can result in less fluid retention, reduced inflammation, improved memory, greater bladder control, a more balanced pH, a stronger immune system, and significant relief from the pain caused by headaches, gout, and arthritis. The Ion Detox Foot Bath may support any body cleansing modality, and may even reduce the discomfort associated with rapid detoxification. POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF ION DETOX • • • • • • • • • • Liver and kidney detoxification Improvement of sexual wellbeing Improved memory and mental clarity Reduction of stress and more restful sleep Significant relief from body aches and pains Support for the elimination of parasites Improved health and appearance of the skin Increased energy and improved stamina Full-body purge of heavy metals An enhanced immune system COMBINE THE FOOT BATH WITH OTHER DETOX METHODS The Thermal Mineral Baths are also an excellent detox treatment. We suggest a mineral bath before your foot bath for a powerful detoxifying combination. The Ion Detox Foot Bath has been combined with our Spa Packages.
  • 24. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES Consider massage as part of your well-being, stress ages people faster, and that getting a massage once a week can decrease aging by 20% . » » » » » » » Increased energy and alertness Relief from muscle aches & pain Improved circulation Healthy joints More restful sleep Enhanced recovery from injury & illness More positive outlook Greater Relaxation and inner peace ALTARA SIGNATURE MASSAGE Using a combination of Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Acupressure techniques with the result of experiencing less anxiety, pain, emotional stress and fewer sleeping problems, it helps the immune system. Whole Health Signature Massage leaves your body with a centered feeling of peace and revitalization. REMEDIAL / DEEP TISSUE Targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue. This therapeutic massage breaks up and releases the built-up toxins by loosening the muscles, with the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through your body. SWEDISH Focus on relaxing muscles by applying pressure against deeper muscles and bones, it affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation. At Whole Health, we use special acupressure technique combining with this invigorating treatment to reduce your stress, gives you peaceful body and mind. ACUPRESSURE THERAPY Stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore balance. Acupressure can help alleviate ailments such as tension, stress, aches and pains, arthritis or menstrual cramps. Acupressure can also be used for general preventative health care. SHIATSU This Japanese massage technique focuses on stimulating pressure points to relieve tension and muscular discomfort. This treatment will increase your energy and awareness, reduce stress, and restore balance in your body.
  • 25. Spa Services and Alternative Treatments THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES AROMATHERAPY The word aromatherapy is derived from two words, aroma means smell, therapy stands for healing. Combine with our signature stress and pain relieve massage, we use pure therapeutic grade essential oils to assist in healing and balancing on all levels of your body. COUPLE’S MASSAGE Enjoy some personal time with someone special as you both relax in our cozy couple room. This massage lets you and your partner, friend, mother, daughter experience the gift of massage together. ENERGY REFLEXOLOGY Experience the revitalizing effect of hundreds of massaging “fingers”. Restore your natural balance, regain function, relieves stress and eliminate pain. Our unique foot reflexology including three sessions: Be pampered by head, shoulder, neck and back massage; Enjoying a luxurious 100% pure traditional herbal foot bath-To help treat cracked heels, corns, calluses, dry skin, bad foot odor, excessive sweet. Select from a variety of natural herbs including Lavender, Ginsen, Ginger Flower, Tianqi, Lemon, Rose; Foot Energy Reflexology! SOOTHING FOOT SCRUB & REFLEXOLOGY This calm-inducing ancient Eastern technique uses pressure point massage on the hands and feet to restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Followed by soothing foot scrub, refresh tired feet with herb scrub and application of balancing foot cream. Your entire being will feel lighter and free of stress! CELLULITE SLIMMING, BODY WRAP & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE The non-invasive body treatment deeply heats tissue under the skin while simultaneously massaging the body. This combination drains excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways to promote better circulation and healing, tightens skin, and boosts collagen production. Instantly burning off 1000+ calories. Effectively relive your pains or stress without drugs or side effects.
  • 26. Beauty, Salon and Fitness
  • 27. Beauty, Salon and Fitness OUR SALON QUALITY TREATMENTS LASTING LOOKS (eyebrow waxing) Eyebrow waxing at our hair salon will provide that additional level of sophistication to your look. IMAGE IMPACT (makeover) Professional makeup application for the movie star in you. Look forward to coming attractiveness and ravishing makeovers to your appearance. HEAVENLY HANDS (manicure) We will work miracles on your hands and nails PRECIOUS STEPS (pedicure) Treat your feet. Some TLC for your VIP feet. Beautiful, soft feeling are a great indulgence everyone should be able to feel. ENDLESS COLOR (tints) Sensational color for your hair that lasts...and looks amazing. LUMINOUS LUSTRE (highlights) Highlights that excite. Lasting and luxurious. INFINITE WAVES (perm) An ocean of waves to create that unique look perm. SPARKLING STYLES A style designed for the new you. Our style technician will show you how dazzling your look can be. Set the trend - don't follow it! SHIMMERING SHAPES (cut, color, style) Our style technician will define, shape, contour and architect a cut, color and style for an extreme transformation. Reveal the new you! STUNNINGLY SIMPLE CUTS (haircut) A cut that's right for you. No less than perfect.
  • 28. Beauty, Salon an Fitness FITNESS Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. FIXED STRENGTH - Muscle strength for fitness. Fixed strenght equipment focuses on specific muscle groups and provides an easy initiation into strength training. It’s perfect for building isolated muscle strength or size in a safe way as the machine guides your movement. And as muscle burns calories efficiently, it is a key part of your workout. CABLE STRENGTH - Flex up with cable training PILATES STUDIO Power Plate High Impact Cronch Zen Pilates Cable strength equipment is a great progression from fixed strength equipment and takes your strength training to the next level using multidirectional movement. It mimics the movement found in real situations and so works on a wider muscle group. FITNESS DANCE Acqua Zumba Zumba Taebo Dance Salsa Training Belly Dance RIGHT AT THE HEART OF YOUR FITNESS TRAINING Your heart is the centre of everything. With a stronger heart, you can pump oxygen-rich blood round your body faster, making it easier to both get and stay fit. Our huge range of cardio fitness training equipment is state-of-the-art. And great fun to use. We make sure you have everything you need to give your heart and lungs a great workout. • CARDIO FITNESS • CARDIO TENNIS RUNNING TRACK - Forget the streets, stay on track Instead of pounding the mean streets in all sorts of weather, do all your mileage in the controlled environment of our indoor track. FLEXIBILITY - Stretch yourself, stretching out before and after exercise is so important for flexibility and fitness. Our specialist benches make this easy to do. LADIES ONLY - One for the girls. With our Ladies Only zones you can work out in a less competitive, more relaxed and more girl-friendly environment. After all, guys may be great, but you can't beat some quality me-time. So enjoy some breathing room and a little privacy in our Ladies Only zones.
  • 29. Holistic Therapies V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 30. Holistic Therapies DEFINITION OF HOLISTIC Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. It encompasses all stated modalities of diagnosis and treatment including drugs and surgery if no safe alternative exists. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being. Usually refers to the use of non-invasive and non-pharmaceuticals techniques to help heal the patient. When most people use the term Natural Healing, they are usually referring to physical healing techniques only. PRINCIPLES OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE Holistic medicine is also based on the belief that unconditional love and support is the most powerful healer and a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and well-being. Other principles of holistic medicine include the following: • All people have innate healing powers. • The patient is a person not a disease. • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor, and addresses all aspects of a person's life using a variety of health care practices. • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, and not just alleviating the symptoms. HOLISTIC MEDICINE: TYPES OF TREATMENTS Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques to help their patients take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve optimal health. These may include: • Patient education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness. This may include diet, exercise, psychotherapy, relationship and spiritual counseling, and more. • Complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, massage therapy, naturopathy, and others. • Western medications and surgical procedures.
  • 31. Holistic Therapies MIND & SPIRIT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM THE PATH OF YOGA • HATA YOGA - develops the physical body • KUNDALINI YOGA - augments the energy body • BHAKTI YOGA - sublimates the emotions • RAJA YOGA - trains the mind • JNANA YOGA - enhances intellect and intuition • KARMA YOGA - helps you to integrate yoga into your daily life. ORIENTAL APPROACH FOR HEALING • • • TAI CHI QI GONG REIKI HEALING FLOATATION TANK (WITH EPSOM SALT) FOR: • STRESS MANAGEMENT • PAIN RELIEF • SELF-MOTIVATION / WEIGHT LOSS • BEAUTY • ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES • SPORT REHABILITATION • MEDITATION • CREATIVITY • DETOXIFICATION AYURVEDA MEDICINE • • • • SHODAN (Cleans toxins and waste products from the body) SHAMAN ( Represses the volume of pain, sickness and discomfort caused by diseases) RASAYANA (Rejuvenates and restores) SATVAJAYA ( Helps the psyche and emotional state to reach a greater level of existence)
  • 32. Medical Services and Consultations NATUROPATHIC HEALTH Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care -an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary health care physicians whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process. IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSES (ToIle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. FIRST DO NO HARM (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient: • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat; • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; • Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual's self-healing process. DOCTOR AS TEACHER (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • 33. Medical Services and Consultations NATUROPATHY TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON: Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development. PREVENTION: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease -assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine is committed to the creation of a healthy world in which humanity may thrive. YOUR FIRST VISIT Our naturopathic physician will take time with you. During your first visit your doctor will take your health history, find out about your diet, stress levels, use of tobacco and alcohol, and discuss why you’re there. Altara ‘s Naturopathic physician keep himself up-to-date on the latest scientific research and incorporate this evidence into his treatments. The naturopathic physician will work with you to set up a customized health management strategy.
  • 34. Holistic Therapies MIND & SPIRIT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM MEDITATION: DYNAMIC MEDITATION - This 1-hour meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the body-mind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls. The meditation is meant to be done in the early morning, when “the whole of nature becomes alive, the night has gone, the sun is coming up and everything becomes conscious and alert.” KUNDALINI MEDITATION - This 1-hour “sister meditation” to the OSHO Dynamic is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rock-like being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upwards into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day. NATARAJ MEDITATION - Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a total meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains. There are three stages, lasting a total of 65 minutes. MANDALA MEDITATION - Every circle contains a center. In the first three stages of this 1-hour energetic and powerful technique “centering” is the aim, through the creation of a circle of energy. Then, in the fourth stage, the relaxation. ISOLATION TANK MEDITATION - Lucid dreaming is the conscious perception of one's state while dreaming, resulting in a much clearer experience and sometimes enabling direct control over the content of the dream. In other words dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming, you are in the driver's seat. Within as little as 15 minutes, floating can induce a meditative state equivalent to that of a skilled mediator with many years experience in meditation technique. Floating can be passive or active, depending on the purpose. For relaxation, one simply floats and 'clears the mind.' Active floating has many different techniques. One may perform meditation, mantras, self-hypnosis, utilize educational programs, etc. The idea of active floating is that, when the body is relaxed, the mind becomes highly suggestible and any action taken during these states will enter the information into the sub-conscious.
  • 35. Holistic Therapies MIND & SPIRIT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM QUANTIC HEALING – Conciousness and your Reality. Quantum healing is a natural healing technique. Basically, quantum healing uses energy around to help others to heal. This energy is called Life Force Energy. Many researches had been done on these healing techniques and new research even shows that they are able to reduce pain. The techniques used for healing are basically traditional and natural. As such healing does not guarantees a complete healing, it certainly provides room for re balancing one's chakras, be in better mood and even seeing things from another perspective in life. This is where quantum healing comes into play on most of our lives. With all the stress and technology nowadays, quantum healing certainly plays a vital role in ensuring our health is well maintained and at the same time, reducing stress. Using the right breathing technique is vital especially when it comes to quantum healing. This can easily be associated with yoga, tai chi and many other techniques that increase one's health level. Alike the rest of the techniques, breathing the right way does not only promote better blood circulation but also reducing stress. Breathing is important as with breathing, oxygen is supplied to the brain and all parts of the body. MUSIC THERAPY - Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual-to help clients to improve or maintain their health. In some instances, the client's needs are addressed directly through music; in others they are addressed through the relationships that develop between the client and therapist. Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including: psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging. It is also used to: improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise, and facilitate a host of other health-related activities. What makes music therapy different from every other form of therapy is its reliance on music. Thus, every session involves the client in a musical experience of some kind. The main ones are improvising, recreating, composing, and listening to music. FELDENKRAIS METOD - The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being. Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements. Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method. Our intelligence depends upon the opportunity we take to experience and learn on our own. This self learning leads to full, dynamic living. Ordinarily, we learn just enough to function. For example, we learn to use our hands well enough to eat, our legs well enough to walk. Our abilities to function with a greater range of ease and skill, however, remain to be developed. The Feldenkrais Method teaches—through movement—how we can improve our capabilities to function in our daily lives.
  • 36. Holistic Therapies MIND & SPIRIT – EMOTIONAL FREEDOM CHROMOTHERAPY - (aka colorology or color therapy) is an alternative light therapy. Often used as a supportive therapy, chromatherpy’s purpose is to create changes in our mental and physical state using multi-color light systems. These changes greatly influence the condition of our emotions, balancing our bodies’ energies, and restoring overall health. Wherever the body is lacking energy balance, be it physically, emotionally, spiritually, or mentally, chromotherapy has a healing color treatment. VIBRATIONAL THERAPY- The human body is sustained by life force energy. Vibrational Therapy is based on the subtle energy principles and interventions involving the dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit. The laws governing quantum physics demonstrate that everything in the universe is made up of vibrational fields — the human body is no exception. Located on the mid-line of the body there are seven major transition points for the distribution of life force energy. These are known as chakras (energy stations). Energy travels from these stations on distribution paths that are similar to a highway system. They are known as meridians (energy pathways). The energy that travels through the meridians feeds all of the organs, glands, body systems, and sub-systems — ultimately every muscle, nerve, tissue, and cell. Surrounding the outside of the body there are several electrical energy fields which are collectively referred to as the electromagnetic field; Human Energy Field (HEF); or aura (energy shell). The chakras, meridians, and aura are intrinsically linked — forming an intricate network that distributes life force energy. It is this complex system of energy transfer and distribution that is the focus of all energy-based therapies. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY - Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual. • Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy. • Is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice. • Is effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments. • Is used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
  • 37. Lifestyle V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013
  • 38. Lifestyle ENRICHING YOUR LIFE Welcome to the Lifestyle of Altara Wellness Club! Our health and fitness, diets, and weight loss programs and workshops have all you need to feel good. Good health is one of the most precious things we can be blessed with, but sometimes we may need a little help. Making, but more importantly maintaining the right lifestyle choices is not easy. In fact, it’s extremely difficult for most of us. Once you’ve made the all-important decision to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s advisable to start off with little baby steps. Don’t try to change ALL your lifestyle habits overnight. Doing, or changing a little at a time makes everything so much easier, and you’ll be more inclined to stick with it until you achieve your goals. Better lifestyle choices improve your life, of that there’s no doubt. But in order to make the right choices, you have to know what you’re looking for. Health and lifestyle are related, and the way you choose your lifestyle will definitely have an impact on your health, either positively or negatively. So, if you choose to lead a healthy lifestyle you will have a healthy life, and if you opt for an unhealthy lifestyle the result will be the opposite. But the question is, what does lifestyle entail? How do you find the balance? These are valid questions especially in this day and age when most of us suffer from stress. Wanting a better lifestyle entails various desires, or freedom, and they include health, time and money. So if you have health freedom, time freedom and money freedom, then you will have the opportunity to have a great lifestyle.
  • 39. Lifestyle BETTER LIFESTYLE CHOICES ….. This usually entails a great deal of sacrifice. All the freedoms that make up a great lifestyle are correlated, but are mainly centered at health freedom. That’s not surprising. According to research, it was established that unhealthy habits result in more than 60 percent of deaths in the developed world. Unhealthy habits we need to take out from our life to have a great lifestyle: • • • • SMOKING LACK OF EXERCISE UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS DRINKING TOO MUCH ALCOHOL If all of us modified our unhealthy behaviors, the demand for formal and informal medical care would be reduced, and the money channeled to other important areas or personal or public development. But it’s not easy. Changing behaviors can be very tricky, but it’s something we have to do, in order to make better lifestyle choices. We can make better lifestyle choices by being careful about what we eat. Our body requires nutrients for good health, so we should eat a well balanced diet with all the nutrients we need, and of course, in the right amounts. We should drink around ten glasses of water a day, eat more wholegrain foods, and not take too much salt, or sugar, or saturated fats. White meat and low-fat dairy products are good. Exercise is another factor to consider when making better lifestyle choices, as it reduces the development of heart diseases and diabetes, plus preventing a host of other illnesses. Exercise does not necessarily mean going to the gym. You can walk, jog, use the stairs, run, or ride a bicycle, but this should be done for about 30 minutes. Exercise also helps to maintain your weight if you are overweight. It is recommended we all know our BMR so we can determine whether we are overweight or underweight. If you can do some of these things, regardless of your age, you will have better health.
  • 40. Lifestyle LIFESTYLE COACHING PROGRAMS AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING TRAINING AND SEMINARS Classes tailored to your level of expertise. We will inform all the membres about the program of seminars, the following are few of the seminars that we are going to present you. We have several expert who will participate and organize to help us on various sectors of our life, health, style, culture, knowledge, and so on… AUTO-MASSAGE CLASS - Learn proven auto massage techniques. YOGA - Increase flexibility, balance, relieve stress and relax through slow yoga movements which place attention on the breath and the journey between the postures. MEDITATION - Seduction of Silence, the Intelligence of Soul… PILATES - Low-impact body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination. HOLISTIC STRETCHING IN RAINFOREST - Guided meditation along our Rainforest path with soft stretching exercises to enhance your spiritual life. Learn to holistically interact with physical, emotional and intellectual limits. WELLNESS & BEAUTY COACHING- (for who wants to seriously take care the wellness & beauty of the family too) Helping people make long-term changes - “Health coaching,” “wellness coaching,” even “eyebrow coaching” — coaching is a concept gathering steam at spas, with new approaches ranging from the very serious…to the simply engaging and fun. HEALTHY HEDONIST COUSINE - Pairing Fine Dining & Spaing . - The ultimate connoisseur experience! STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP -- Program Objectives, at this program's conclusion, participants should be able to: • • • • • • • Understand the study of stress and its impact. List tactics for successful time management. Explain how to prioritize and determine what is really important. Demonstrate techniques for interacting with difficult people. Employ physical and mental techniques for coping with stress. Create reachable goals. Begin implementing goals created during the session. The following outline highlights some of the course's key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).
  • 41. Lifestyle TRAINING SEMINARS AND WEBINARS Classes tailored to your level of expertise. We will inform all the membres about the program of seminars, the following are few of the seminars that we are going to present you. We have several expert who will participate and organize to help us on various sectors of our life, health, style, culture, knowledge, and so on… COOKING WORKSHOPS - Natural cooking courses. We offer an exclusive cooking course to guide you in the discovery of new flavours. The course includes an introduction to the use of food and ingredients with high quality nutritional value and the teaching of innovative cooking methods such as vacuum cooking and more traditional cooking methods such as steaming. FASHION STYLE COACHING – Our Style Coach can help you create the style and life you have always wanted. Our style coach will use a combination of styling and coaching techniques that work’s as a whole, with practical intentions for the way you want to look from head to toe, working on the hair, makeup, colours, body and beauty routine, as well as arming you with the confidence and self belief through coaching exercises. LIVING WELL LECTURES SERIES – WE offers regular lectures on a wide variety of topics related to health and wellbeing. These sessions will cover a variety of topics and tap into the research of experts at Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University. TOBACCO & SMOKING CESSATION SERIES - Unless you live under a rock it should come as no surprise that smoking is bad for you. Helping people end their addiction to smoking, tobacco and nicotine are central components of most successful and comprehensive wellness programs. Tobacco Cessation is a critical element of virtually all successful health and wellness programs. Our tobacco cessation seminars is a free resource for Members. Our tobacco cessation e-library is categorized by type of resource to make it easy for you to find the information and tools you need. FINANCIAL HEALTH SEMINARS - One of the many dimensions of wellbeing is financial health. Financial problems contribute to stress and relationship problems, and financial stability enhances peace of mind and the liberty to pursue activities that foster health. In partnership with local financial institutions, march wellness & fitness center offers regular seminars on securing and protecting your financial health. SPANISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUP - If you’re planning a vacation or just interested in learning a new language, we offer foreign language conversation groups, with the support of an instructor, a native speaker or as a self-led group. LIVING SIMPLE DISCUSSION GROUPS - Our health is directly affected by our perspectives and attitudes, as well as our daily habits. March wellness & fitness center sponsors discussion groups by such organizations as the Northwest Earth Institute, on topics such as simplifying your life, finding a real sense of place or understanding deep ecology. TIME MANAGEMENT SERIES - We will teach you to analyze how you spend your time. Keep a log of your major daily activities for several days. Note any delays or interruptions. It can be eye opening to see where your time goes. Be sure to make time for play. Schedule breaks, down-time, or play-time in your day. Taking time for yourself can help relieve stress and refresh you so you can accomplish more.
  • 42. Para más información, contáctenos: Tel. (506) 2221 2390 San José, Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica. V 1.1 - 10 Enero 2013