Relaxation, silence and back to nature: a perfect  “mantra” to start the New Year. New sources of wellness await discovery either in the city of Milan or just a few hours away.

1. Giancarlo Sacripanti

Sacripanti_massageA former professional soccer player for many years until a knee injury ended his career, Giancarlo Sacripanti is a therapist whose massages are designed to help bodily regeneration by balancing the nervous and hormonal system. Fight tensions, cramps and muscle spasms and enjoy Sacripanti’s nurturing touch treatment: a must-try total body therapy.
viale Piave 5
M1 (red line) Palestro
Phone: 334 5735512

2. Biohima

biohima_salt_cave ‘Halotherapy’, from the Greek word “halos”, i.e. “salt”, is a form of alternative medicine which uses salt to obtain health benefits. Sink into a chair, relax and breathe in the salt air at Spa BioHima’s pink indoor salt cave. Surrounded by colours and music, visitors to the salt cave will find themselves immersed in a sort of micro-climate where they can inhale salt particles which according to health experts are said to soothe respiratory and skin conditions. The salt grotto also facilitates concentration and reduces wrinkles.
via Vallazze, 66
M2 (green line) Lambrate F.S.
Phone: 02 36736659

3. Les Lodges de Babylone

les_lodges_de_babylone_spa_franceA new wellness destination has just opened its doors to the public in the French village of Larriges. Located just a short distance from Evian, the Swiss border and Lake Geneva, the venue is set within a fairytale-like forest. On-site amenities include three beautiful suspended wooden lodges, two chalets and a spa featuring a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a massage menu. Fabien Chérel and Christelle Chulot welcome guests to this delightful venue offering a breathtaking view over the Alps. After relaxing at the Spa, indulge in gourmet fare at La Pastourelle restaurant, headed by chef Luc Pasquier.
180 Chemin de la Pastourelle
74500 Larringes
Phone: 4 50734197, or Phone: 06 72526279

By Davide Mura