SHA WELLNESS CLINIC IS SURROUNDED BY A SPRAWLING NATURAL PARK AND HUGGED BY CLIFFS ON THE EDGE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA IN SPAIN. THIS AMIDST ITS AMAZING STAFF AND FACILITIES ALLOWED FOR THE PERFECT WELLNESS GETAWAY FOR FACT’S JAYNE GREEN, OUR VERY OWN BRIDE-TO-BE…
Change begins here. International Lifestyle and nutrition condition, together with genetics, our health and well-being. The SHA method integrates the most effective natural therapies with highly therapeutic nutrition, without neglecting the latest advances in Western medicine, especially in preventive medicine, genetics and anti-ageing. The coordinated and supervised fusion of these therapies significantly enhances the positive impact that these therapies would have on an individual basis.
“Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food” – Hippocrates.
SHA Nutrition is a healthy, natural, energetic and balanced nutrition inspired by millenary principles, adapted to modern life, with a flexible, practical and attractive approach, respecting what nature offers at every moment of the year and in each place, personalising it depending on the needs of each person.
The search for balance
At SHA they offer you the most effective natural therapies that aim to enhance the healing power of your body, providing the tools and knowledge necessary to transform you into managers of your own health.
Re-education of Habits
A journey of ten thousand kilometers begins with a single step
Their goal is to ensure that you maintain indefinitely the state of health you achieve in SHA. For this they have created SHA Academy, a selection of conferences, healthy cooking classes, relaxation, meditation, yoga, breathing, mindfulness sessions and other group activities that will provide you with the tools and knowledge to enjoy optimum physical, mental and Long-term.
Disconnect to connect with yourself
Meditation, mindfulness, yoga, pilates, tai chi, stress management and coaching are some of the therapies that allow you to achieve a perfect inner balance to enjoy good emotional health, which directly affects the general well-being of the human being.
Healthy-ageing, Regenerative Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Genetics
How to live more and better
Their goal is not only to prevent or reverse premature ageing after diagnosing its causes, but also to stimulate and recreate the natural processes and metabolic systems. The anti-ageing therapies of SHA are oriented to allow the enjoyment of life with health and vitality, regardless of the stage in which we are in.
In SHA it is possible to delay the signs of ageing by providing a healthy, youthful and natural shine to your skin, improving not only the physical aspect, but also the confidence in yourself. All the methods used share the philosophy of SHA: minimally invasive with excellent results, allowing the patient an immediate return to the daily routine. In addition to manual techniques, SHA uses the most modern, innovative and effective latest generation of devices for body, facial and capillary treatments.
“We must cultivate the vigor of the body, to conserve the spirit” Luc de Clapiers.
Physical activity is essential for the maintenance and improvement of health as it contributes to prolonging life and improving its quality. At SHA we have assembled an outstanding human team composed of professionals specialized in physiotherapy, osteopathy and personal training, with whom you can perform trainings according to your needs.
“Mens Sana in Corpore Sano” / A healthy mind in a healthy body.
Their goal is that you enjoy your full potential not only physically but also at the mental level. They concern themselves with using the most valid current scientific knowledge that, together with new technologies, allow them to enhance the cognitive capacities of their guests.
SHA Wellness Clinic’s healthy nutrition aims to introduce their guests into a healthy nutrition capable of rebalancing the body and boosting its ability to restore itself. SHA nutrition follows the principles of an energetic and healthy diet, adapting to the needs of each individual, without losing the essence of the haute cuisine their restaurant SHAMADI offers, where you can enjoy both a modern and warm surroundings, in a space dedicated to experiencing all the senses, where healthy nutrition is at the centre of high quality gastronomy. The products they use to create their dishes are carefully selected, considering the season, quality and combination of ingredients to create an energetic, healing, healthy dish as well as advocating a truly incredibly delicious experience.
SHA offers three different types of healthy eating menus (SHA, Biolight and Kushi) in order to meet all of their guests’ needs and goals. These menus are different every day at lunch and dinner. With the help of their expert consultants in healthy nutrition, they are adapted to suit each of their guests’ particular needs.
1. Sha Menu
Their gastronomic menu is very comprehensive. It is intended for those who are visiting SHA and who wish to learn about a healthier diet without compromising on the amount of food nor their gourmet tastes. Although it also follows the principles of the SHA diet and healthy nutrition, the menu is noteworthy for how well all of the dishes in it are prepared and the attention to detail in them.
Lunch and dinner both include a starter, a choice between two main courses (usually one with fish and the other with wholegrain pasta) and a dessert.
2. Biolight Menu
This is an intermediate version of the SHA healthy nutrition diet, designed for those who wish to use their time in SHA to take a bit more care of themselves than usual and learn about healthy eating and the benefits it brings, without setting themselves detox or weight control goals that are too strict. It is the gastronomic menu they normally recommend for their guests who come with other health programmes such as for antistress, anti-tobacco or rejuvenation. Lunch includes a starter, a main course and a dessert (if desired), whereas dinner only includes the first and second courses.
This menu is part of a healthier diet and its ingredients usually include fish three times a week and pasta twice a week, while allowing for a sparing use of oil and nuts.
3. Kushi Menu
This is their strictest and most restrictive gastronomic diet, but this does not mean it is less healthy. It is recommended for those who aim to control their weight or intensively detoxify their body, being a perfect complement to their weight loss program. It has smaller portions and also does not include certain healthy ingredients like oil, baked flour, nuts, pasta or oats. A little salt is also added. Fish is only included once a week and the diet is characteristic for including a lot of algae and hearty soups like miso that help cleanse the body and provide energy and vitality.
Healthy Teas and Drinks
Let their professionals guide you through the exciting world of teas and natural juices so you can savour the health drink most suited to you as an individual at any given time. In SHA they offer a wide selection of health drinks specifically tailored by their professionals to help you achieve your health and wellness goals: apple juice with kuzu, sweet vegetable tea, Mu tea, Kukicha or 3-year tea, bancha tea, agar agar tea, azuki bean tea, kombu tea, daikon tea, mugicha tea, shiitake tea, ume-sho kuzu tea…They really do have an extensive list of natural, healthy teas to suit all tastes and needs.
Healthy Living Academy
At SHA they have a treasure trove of additional workshops and facilities. This is the complementing key to achieve overall health, and their vocation is to share it with their guests. For this they have created SHA Academy, a daily programme of talks, exercises, walks and conferences, that you can enjoy in a group or privately, so that after your stay in SHA, you can retain the knowledge that will allow you to pursue a healthier life.
ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES
The Deluxe Suite (70m2) is equipped with the latest technology and the best services. A 70 m2 room carefully designed so that their guests enjoy a pleasant and ideal stay. Their Deluxe Suite has numerous services available that adapt to the requirements of each and every person. Every night I enjoyed a ‘turn-down’ service that witnessed my room transformed to my specific needs, including the TV location, mattress and pillow – not to forget the amazing in-house fragrances of lavender and lemongrass.
I had some of the best sleep in a long while, which I attributed to the excellent spring mattress, 700 thread count sheets, black-out curtains, and excellent noise insulation. Large single-pane glass windows in the room are designed to utilise natural light and immerse you into nature’s proximity. Every day I had an incredible sea and mountain view villa assisting me in developing a deeper sense of appreciation for nature.
I was impressed with the quality of room servicing; every time I went back to my room after a day of fitness and spa, my belongings were always reordered in thoughtful places, with my personal preferences considered.
WELLNESS & CLINIC
The Wellness & Clinic area is expansive and spacious, with a décor that evokes calm across its 6000m2. With a comprehensive selection of spa therapies ranging from traditional ayurvedic treatments and oriental acupressure, to holistic anti-ageing facials and aromatherapy. Treatments here are an exceptional experience and the therapists and rooms are some of the best around. My personal favourite was their HydroEnergetic Detox Cure which is a treatment recommended for those who want to lose weight, eliminate accumulated toxins, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and recover their body balance, all of which I was in desperate need of! It consisted of a bespoke oil bath, followed by a seaweed wrap which you enjoy as youbecome more relaxed as you are literally floating on water before you are ‘blasted’ with water to increase circulation.
I enjoyed many aspects of Sha’s focus on wellness, from the body composition analysis at the beginning and end of stay which is such a fundamental part of a modern wellness programme, to pranayama breathing sessions being transported into a zen-inducing meditative state. All the therapists and teachers are informed of your personal goals or interests and tailor their sessions accordingly. You’ll find they really want to see you transform your life into a healthy one as they guide you into and through your own personal journey of wellness in luxurious surroundings with a five-star service.
A unique and exclusive residential destination featuring 11 residences within SHA Wellness Clinic, whereby guests are able to enjoy the Clinic’s lifestyle, calibre of services and optimum state of health & wellbeing, all within the privacy of SHA Residences. The perfect luxury wellness destination for those seeking a modern and exclusive healthy travel lifestyle experience.
SHA Residences stimulate the senses and is built to improve one’s general state of health, all while being in line with an elegant housing concept associated with the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui, to preserve the impact of each element on your body, and to enhance the positive effects of living in one of the world’s best microclimates.
These pioneering and luxurious wellness residences, designed by the prestigious Spanish architect Carlos Giraldi and the renowned Spanish interior designer Elvira Blanco, are the first of its kind in the world in a luxurious wellbeing clinic. A reference for those seeking to live part of the year in an exceptional climate with all the benefits of the world’s leading wellness clinic where health, innovation and nutrition always come first. SHA Residences features 11 luxurious residences, starting at 300m2, all built in compliance with the highest design and comfort standards, sourced with state-of-the-art sophisticated home automation, as well as environmentally friendly, sustainable materials.
Choose the Residence that best suits your lifestyle: the Garden Residence, the Premier Residence or the Penthouse Residence. The Penthouse residences feature a private Hammam, a cinema room and a spacious wellness room for those seeking exclusive in-house residence wellbeing services. During your stay in SHA Residences, you can enjoy a wide selection of health and wellness experiences in the comfort of your own residence too.
Although SHA Wellness Clinic does not admit children, they offer guests the unique opportunity to experience its new unit with family, a unique menu of children-curated activities within the Residence, such as healthy cooking classes, yoga for children, meditation for children, and more, so they are educated early on about the importance of living and practicing a holistic mind and body. ✤