Indulging in body and mind care is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate. Being touched in the right places and massaged with the ideal level of pressure, technique and comfort bring immediate physiological and psychological benefits. PortoBay SPAs are run by specialists who combine knowledge and professionalism with the exemplary hospitality that characterises the PortoBay brand. The quality of the products used, the peaceful environment, the aromas, the candles and the whole ritual involved in these treatments is special. We reveal 7 unforgettable massages at a PortoBay SPA:
1. Mandalay Spa at PortoBay Liberdade (Lisbon)
There are thousands of reasons to visit Lisbon; one of them is for pure pleasure - 120 minutes of "switch-off" massage at a PortoBay Liberdade hotel spa. Wellness begins with a gentle foot massage in a warm bath. After moving to the massage bed, your whole body is massaged with slow, deep, precise movements. This is followed by a short 15-minute "siesta", cuddled up on a soft duvet. Waking up to the soft and distant sound of tingsha bells, you will feel as fresh as a daisy!
2. Blu Spa at PortoBay Falésia (Algarve)
Arriving at the PortoBay Falésia hotel is like cleansing your soul; when you set eyes on the cliffs, you’ll feel like a walk along the beach. This next massage also takes you on a journey back to your marine DNA. Its name is Ritual Oligomer Spa, by Blu Spa. Oligomer is a seawater concentrate containing 104 trace elements essential to the body's balance and vitality. The ritual begins with a marine exfoliation with a difference; this exfoliator does not require a shower. This is followed by a muscle relaxation massage with oligomer oil, which remineralises the body and revitalises its energy. You'll end up with a great sense of well-being.
3. Mandalay Spa at PortoBay Flores (Porto)
Wandering the streets of Porto's historic centre can be tiring. .. the PortoBay Flores hotel spa has a relaxing solution: an Ultimate Deep Pressure massage. This is a deep muscle treatment to relieve stiff and sore muscles. It combines the application of pindas (therapeutic herbs) with Thai massage, using a rare essential oil from two remote islands in the Pacific Ocean. The ancient 'Tok Sen' technique is used specifically on the back, so that the vibration can work the muscles at the deepest level.
4. Spa at Vila Porto Mare (Madeira)
During my stay at the Vila Porto Mare resort, I got the chance to try out the "ESPA” Back, Face and Scalp treatment with 99% natural products. For those who spend many hours sitting at a computer, like me, there are three key areas that are always more tense: my back, face and scalp. The Vila Porto Mare Spa has a cosy atmosphere: it is decorated with earthy colours and perfumed with soothing scents. It has a glass relaxation room that offers views over the indoor pool and a gently flowing waterfall. This 55-minute massage is very soothing on the scalp and includes an exfoliation and facial massage. It touches the most important pressure points on the back and alleviates stress with each minute.
5. Spa at PortoBay Rio de Janeiro
One drawback of travelling to other continents is the change of time zone. The PortoBay Rio de Janeiro hotel helps you to smooth the transition with a massage for jetlag!! Book this back and leg massage to oxygenate your body when you arrive at the PortoBay Rio de Janeiro hotel. You also have access to the swimming pool, sauna, gym and bar when you visit the spa. Enjoy the hotel's beach services and freshen up with a caipirinha on Copacabana beach. Get into the carioca rhythm without jetlag!
6. Spa at L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo
São Paulo is humming with life and culture. There are over 9,000 shops to explore, around 100,000 streets decorated with urban art, and a number of Bohemian neighbourhoods, museums and impressive buildings. During your stay in São Paulo, you may well need a break to recharge your batteries. Try the Day Spa Experience at the L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo, just 50 yards from the Avenida Paulista !! This experience includes various treatments throughout the day, such as classic massage, lymphatic drainage and moisturising facials. It also gives you access to the gym, sauna and heated indoor pool and includes a buffet breakfast and special light lunch.
7. PortoBay Búzios
Your daily routine and worries will fade away as soon as you arrive at the PortoBay Búzios hotel. This peninsula is a beach lover's paradise, with good restaurants, art galleries and nightlife. For total relaxation, try the Reflexology massage outdoors while listening to the sound of the sea. .. It is based on a natural medicine technique which aims to unblock energies by relieving pain, stress and emotional ailments. The open-air spa allows you to breathe in the sea breeze and its natural essence.
Make an appointment with your body and have one (or more) massages at a PortoBay spa. You will float and relax; and have to admit that there are massages that should be on the list of the Wonders of the World!