WELLNESS IN SICILY, AT “ROCCO FORTE SPA” VERDURA RESORT ?
We are all looking for well-being. In particular, Sicily, is an island so strong, wild and rich in soil, genuineness and beauty, which is all reflected in its forms, so that even natural products are more active and precious, like marine water, olive oil, volcanic mud, Sicilian medical herbs, flowers and fruits. It’s precisely in Sicily, in Sciacca, where there is a bright scenery, among olive trees, orange and lemon trees, named Verdura Resort, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is founded on the 5 pillars of the philosophy of Sebastian Kneipp, the “Doctor of water “, a German abbot who died in the late 1800s, who formulated the healing method of Hydrotherapy and gave the name to the” Kneipp path “, omnipresent today in wellness centers. The 5 rules are: water, medicinal herbs, movement, nutrition and lifestyle. Every natural element contributes to the wellbeing of the person and the self-healing process comes from its synergy, which is enhanced by the expert Sicilian traditions, local products and the team of valid therapists and health professionals, who characterize the Spa, “Rocco Forte Spa” , which extends over an area of 4,000 m2, divided into treatment spaces, a 20-meter indoor pool, a steam bath, a Finnish and infrared sauna, a 170-m2 Technogym modern gym, a fitness room, relaxation areas and a beauty & coiffeur salon.
Pride of the four thalassotherapeutic pools at different degrees of temperature, salinity and a different content of minerals and microorganisms. Thalassotherapy is a form of medical treatment, as suggested by the abbot in his quotation, “Water is an excellent element to keep healthy and vigorous and it’s also the simplest and most natural remedy”, which exploits the properties of sea water, to restore the state of health and well-being, getting a deep relaxing and revitalizing effect on the venous-lymphatic circulation, an antimicrobial and purifying action on the skin, the elimination of toxins and the benefits on the muscles-skeletal and respiratory system. The Rituals at the Rocco Forte Spa are carried out with the own line of biocosmetics, based on scientific studies and obtained with natural and autochthonous ingredients, such as wild and beneficial Sicilian plants, like prickly pear leaf, which helps to lose weight, fights the radicals free and gives energy, Borage, which grows spontaneously on the slopes of Enna and which takes away the sadness, cleans the blood and awakens positive thinking or like the Dandelion, which has anti-inflammatory, digestive and purifying properties of the liver. Mother Nature does wonders here, because it’s a magical open-air gym, where you can alternate movement, meditation in nature, trekking, biking, golf competitions and swimming! The Rocco Forte Fitness program, in fact, is inspired by the passion for the sport of the Forte family. It’s an innovative approach to fitness that involves the use of state-of-the-art equipment and the support of professional trainers who accompany the client on their journey.
There are five personalized programs: Detox, Slim, Fit, Relax & Anti-age. During my stay, I tried the Massage made by Sicilian herbs and essential oils, to relieve muscle tension and stimulate deep relaxation. The beautiful Resort Verdura Rocco Forte Spa for the last five years is been also the basis of Google Camp, strongly wanted by Bill Gates, during which an elite of prominent international figures is found here to discuss important issues of current affairs and problems related to the evolution of the world and of society. The goal of the Spa Rocco Forte is to offer guests a greater awareness of new health habits, feeling more beautiful and fit, inspired by a natural beauty and regenerated from a land rich in history, colors and Mediterranean smells. (Raphaella Dallarda – INSPATIMEBLOG)