6 self-care experiences in the Alps

Pure air, thermal water gushing from the depths of the glaciers, flowers with miraculous powers... The Alps invite you more than ever to let go. Icy baths like cold yoga to awaken your inner warmth, sensory courses to receive a shower of benefits, facials or a fine meal with alpine plants to combine pleasure and beauty... Here are six experiences for a wellness interlude at the summit!

Beauty at the Spa Sisley des Barmes de l'Ours in Val d'Isère

On the day side, an ultra-pure light, that of the Alps, envelops the space. At night, the sky spreads its stars over the pool. A true bubble of relaxation with its 1,000 m² and 11 treatment rooms, the Spa des Barmes de l'Ours (Relais & Châteaux) is now under the Sisley banner. The result is advanced treatments in the field of phytocosmetology with the Sisleÿa anti-ageing range, using more than 50 plant extracts, or the Black Rose line based on "black baccara", a garnet rose grown in France. For a complete beauty makeover, opt for the exceptional Gourmet Bear ritual with scrub, massage and phyto-aromatic facial. Bon appétit!

Hotel Les Barmes de l'Ours (External link)

Enjoy a wellness menu at Le M de Megève

Enjoy a gourmet meal while taking advantage of the medicinal virtues of the ingredients in the dishes: this is the concept of the new Clarins Winter Wellness Menu launched by the M de Megève. Designed by chef Edouard Loubet and Dr. Courtin Clarins, CEO of the eponymous brand, this five-act lunch is inspired by Savoyard culinary traditions and an in-depth knowledge of mountain plants. Root vegetable broth infused with roasted beech, flavoured with gentian or chestnut purée and diced Beaufort cheese to accompany a buckwheat crozet gratin... It can be enjoyed as part of a Day Spa package, with a 60-minute treatment and one hour's access to the M's balneo area for a complete fitness session, from your taste buds to your feet!

M de Megève (External link)

Receive a shower of benefits at the Thermes Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc

All the mountain's waterways in one place! A new experiential space in the Spa des Thermes Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, "The forest under the rain" distils the benefits of thermal waters in all their forms over 300 m². A shower of benefits designed as a sensory walk in a plant decor: a waterfall to knead the back and shoulders, a torrent of hot and cold water to activate the circulation, a sauna to warm up the muscles and relax. What do they have in common? The thermal water of Saint-Gervais, rich in minerals and trace elements, which we feed on after a journey from the depths of the Mont-Blanc massif.

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Combining trail, Nordic walking and fitness in the Oisans

How about a breath of fresh air in the Oisans massif? At an altitude of 1,500 m, the Well-Being holiday offered by the Villard-Reculas Tourist Office combines several disciplines for a sporting break that is 100% oxygen. Nordic walking, yoga and fitness classes, not forgetting trail running, a speciality of the resort, which has been awarded the "Station de Trail®" label, with two winter courses: each one is supervised by a professional who can adapt the programme. In the evening, you can regain your strength in the cocoon of a chalet facing the mountains, accommodation is included in the stay.

Villard-Reculas Tourist Office (External link)

Try cold yoga in Pralognan-la-Vanoise

Take an icy bath in a high altitude lake? The experience proposed by the resort of Pralognan-la-Vanoise is totally icy but 100% well-being! Originating from the Himalayan plateaus in Tibet, toumo or cold yoga aims to activate one's inner fire by resisting extreme temperatures. But there is no question of plunging into the icy water in one go. Accompanied by a yoga teacher, the immersion of the apprentice yogis is prepared gently: walking with full awareness, guided meditation, work on the breath and visualisations before the progressive descent into the water. The result is an avalanche of good vibes: stimulation of natural defences, analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, cellular regeneration, and a grandiose décor that warms the heart.

Pralognan-la-Vanoise (External link)

Enjoy the power of Alpine plants at SkySpa in La Rosière

Beauty yes, but natural and rooted in the land! For the treatment menu of its new Spa, the Sky La Rosière hotel residence has chosen Exertier, a committed Savoyard brand. Among its flagship products, mountain honey harvested by hand in a high-altitude apiary and Sabot de Vénus, a rare Alpine orchid with anti-oxidant powers, ideal for anti-ageing protocols. Designed as a sensory and holistic journey, the treatments are also inspired by the cairns, the stone pyramids that mark out the mountain paths. Massage with hot mountain salt stones or semi-precious stones, we extend the benefits of the Alps with an infusion of local aromatic plants...

SkySpa La Rosière (External link)

Getting to the Alps