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Douro Valley Therapeutic Spa - Six Senses Portugal

Spa Experiences

Spa Experts

Spa Offers

Combining some of the best holistic treatments with the healing benefits of the surrounding environment plus the expert knowledge of our spa team, our wellness programs will set you on a path towards a healthier lifestyle.

Six Senses Integrated Wellness

This innovative approach to wellness allows our in-house expert to measure and analyze key physiological biomarkers and provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice, and design a personalized program of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities based on the preventative principles of the Eastern medicine approach and the result-oriented Western influences.


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Yogic Programs

Breathe, stretch and rejuvenate with our yogic programs that deliver the optimum body and mind balance.


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Alchemy Bar Workshops

Join us for our newest wellness workshop, where you will learn how we used to do things in the days before petrochemicals. Work with a wide variety of local herbs, fruits and spices to create artisanal and entirely organic laundry products, kitchen pharmacy potions, body scrubs, face and hair masks, lip balms, home fragrances and much more.

Workshops
We welcome all our hotel guests at Six Senses Douro Valley. In this 60-minute hands-on workshop you will learn about the individual herbal properties, how to select the right products and finally how to make proper blends to help with various conditions. We emphasize local, in season, 100 percent organic ingredients from our garden.

Personalized Journey – Three-hours – “The ultimate spa treatment”
This treatment is personalized during consultation with our spa therapists, based on our Alchemy Bar recipes menu. You will choose from the menu, a Body Scrub, Body Wrap, Face Mask and a Hair Mask, then create them together with your therapists so you can also learn how to make them at home from our locally sourced aromatherapy herbs/products. Once ready, all these products will be used by the therapists inside our Couples Room for a 100 percent customized fresh, organic and exclusive journey.


Meet some of the best experts in alternative medicine, offering physical and spiritual therapies to help you address health concerns, achieve a better state of mind and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Ana Filipa Guedes, Physiotherapist &Acupuncturist

Ana Guedes is a physiotherapist and an entrepreneur, and has been running her own practice for over 10 years.  In addition to her training in manual therapies, she is trained in traditional Chinese medicine, osteopathy, homeopathy and acupuncture. Her goal is to always look at each guest in a holistic way and as an individual, bringing the body and mind back to balance. 


Javier Suarez, Spa & Wellness Director

Javier brings more than 20 years of passionate dedication to health and wellness, having worked in hospitals and spas around the world. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, where he also minored in Holistic Health. He also holds a Masters degree in Geriatric Physiotherapy from the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona and is a certified organic nutritionist. Javier's prior tenure was at Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand as spa and wellness director. Previously he worked in San Francisco as a physiotherapist and spent more than ten years in his native Spain.


Rui Pedro Loureiro, Local Practitioner

Rui is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor. He graduated from the Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine in China and holds a postgraduate diploma in Cosmetic Acupuncture from CMIR/ACUMEDIC London and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is an expert in diagnosis and has worked in hospitals in China and clinics in London and Portugal. He is responsible for the Chinese Medicine Department of St. Louis Hospital in Lisbon and is the clinical director of Clinica Cura Pura in Aveiro.  With 16 years of clinical practice, he is a passionate and dedicated professional, and a lifetime student and researcher of Chinese medicine.

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We have a selection of special offers available throughout the month and beyond so get in touch with our spa team and plan your relaxing experience in advance.

Stress Free Success Retreats

Corporate wellness specialist, Working in Balance, will host a series of rebalancing retreats designed to provide a great insight on the negative effects of stress, how to reduce it and how to improve your physical and psychological well-being. 

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Fitness Special

Book a 60-minute Pilates or Personal Training session and get the second session at 50% off.


Aerial Yoga

Why fight gravity? Aerial Yoga works together with gravity to relax and realign the body, center the mind and uplift the spirit. 

You’ll get a ‘yoga high’ by deepening your practice: experience physical release, refined strength, energetic flow, and heightened awareness of breath and body. Newcomers learn practical postural fundamentals while discovering how yoga enlightens your life.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that “regular participation in Aerial Yoga improves cardiorespiratory fitness and positively modifies several major CVD risk factors.” 

Findings from this study support Aerial Yoga as an alternative to traditional exercise modalities for adults, as this novel form of yoga yields metabolic responses in the moderate-intensity range. Regular participation in Aerial Yoga improves cardiorespiratory fitness and positively modifies several major CVD risk factors.

While Aerial Yoga is designed to deliver an authentic Yoga experience rather than being just a fancy exercise or fitness class, it’s reassuring to know that the entire Aerial Yoga spectrum offers powerful health benefits for its practitioners.


Spa Treatment Highlights

Facials

Glowing skin is an outward reflection of your inner health and to help you achieve this, our facials do more than just treat the surface.

Purifying Facial

Deep clean and brighten the skin to reveal clearer, fresher and renewed skin. This cleansing and hydrating facial includes two clay masks and a deep cleanse to remove dead cells, pollution and dull-looking skin.


Vitamin C and Papaya Enzyme Peel Facial

Brighten and balance dull and uneven skin tone with this facial combining botanical brighteners and super concentrated vitamin C. Pigmentation is minimized leaving the skin luminous, toned and more radiant. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days.


Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial

A deep cleansing facial followed by the application of three masks to decongest, brighten and hydrate the skin. It continues with lymphatic drainage and acupressure massage to firm and reduce puffiness. A relaxing massage of feet, hands, arms and scalp evokes a deep sense of relaxation, leaving the skin fresh and glowing.


Body Treatments

We have a diverse menu of body treatments which reveal your natural glow and rejuvenate your body, working deep to eliminate toxins, combat cellulite, improve circulation and tone skin.

Citrus Energizer

This invigorating body treatment begins with a citrus peel scrub using ingredients from local oranges and lemons together with raw sugar to cleanse and soften the skin. It continues with an olive oil butter wrap infused with citrus essential oils to nourish the body and uplift all the senses.  An ideal energy booster after an active day or traveling. 


Complete Grape Rejuvenation

An antioxidant body treatment drawing upon the powerful health benefits of grapes. Dry skin brushing is followed by a gentle and re-mineralizing body exfoliation with grape pulp and grape seed oil. The body is then wrapped in a vineyard soak to stimulate the renewal of cells and collagen, leaving the skin more refined and with a youthful appearance. A relaxing scalp massage completes this treatment. 


Schist Stone and Almond Body Soother

Release muscle fatigue with this soothing treatment during which warmed schist stones are placed on various chakras.  Synonymous with port wine production, the dark color of the schist absorbs the heat of the day and slowly releases it during the night, adding to an ideal microclimate for growing grapes. It continues with a deep tissue massage, using sunflower oil blended with an almond essence known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.  The treatment concludes with a wrap and a cooling face compress. 


Massages

Our massages offer truly individual journeys during which you will discover the power of a healing touch from skilled therapists and attain the quintessential body and mind balance.

Deep Tissue

A deep oil-based massage to ease muscle tension and reawaken your senses. Silicone cups are used to lift connective tissue and improve blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.


Detox

A stimulating massage using firming and toning oils to reduce the appearance of cellulite, uneven skin tone and fluid retention. Silicone cups are used to drain toxins and residues out of the body, boosting circulation and the flow of energy.


Thai Herbal Compress

A full body massage using warm poultices which are applied to specific pressure points using gentle and rolling movements to condition skin and induce a sense of well-being.


Spa Awards

Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016

Spa Finder wellness travel awards 2016

Best Spa in Portugal

Spa Finder wellness travel awards 2016

Best New Spa & Wellness Property

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