Beauty, Health and Wellness
Thalassotherapy, Ayurveda & Co ..
Health tourism is one of the oldest forms of tourism known in the world. The first tourists who came to Gran Canaria – around the second half of the 19th century – belonged to the so-called health tourism.
These were people who suffered from their lungs, stomachs and nerves, having been attracted to the islands by the stories of miracle cures that were circulating throughout Europe, and even by the advice of the doctors themselves, who recommended the climate and mineral waters of Gran Canaria.
Today, a century and some decades later, Gran Canaria maintains its prestige as a health resort and a place to rest, having developed a wide range of services and facilities for consultations and the treatment of different disorders or just to pamper your body and relax as an alternative to conventional tourism.
On the island, you can find spas whose waters are rich in minerals and blended with sea water. They are ideal for rehabilitation treatments, acute rheumatism, ulcerated lesions, skin and bone disorders as well as fatigue and stress.
In these spas you can find all kind of techniques and services ranging from algae wrap, sea mud, hydrotherapy, salt bath, bandages with aromatherapy, mud bath to thalassotherapy, thermotherapy, pressotherapy or lymphatic drainage, reflexotherapy, chyromassage, specific massages,vichy shower, turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool with jets, and so on….
But Gran Canaria is a destination for health tourism for more reasons than just its specialised centres. The entire island is a paradise where you can forget about stress, exhaustion, the need to break away and all the ailments that are provoked by the daily hustle and bustle. All you need is a therapeutic walk on the golden sands of the island’s expansive beaches, or a swim in its warm and crystal-clear waters, which is charged with iodine, sodium and other elements that are beneficial for the body, or to be oxygenated by some contact with nature, where you cannot help but relax.
Some hotels have their own Wellness- and Spa, and are offering Wellness-Specials:
HOTEL GLORIA PALACE SAN AGUSTIN
HOTEL GLORIA PALACE ROYAL AMADORES
Gloria Palace Amadores is well-known for their Anti-Stress-Programs, based also on Thalassotherapy.
HOTEL LOPESAN VILLA DEL CONDE
GRAN HOTEL SEASIDE RESIDENCIA
SEASIDE HOTEL PALM BEACH
GRAN HOTEL COSTA MELONERAS
In the magnificent and innovative Gran Spa Corallium of Gran Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras, which is inspired by the volcanic qualities of the island, you will find some of the most complete and modern facilities in an area of 3.700 square metres, designed exclusively for relaxation and wellbeining, offering hydro massages with the latest technologies, complete Spa therapies, a beauty centre with 14 services romos and more than 80 different services, as well as a large outside area with 4 different types of pools and a fitness room
SALOBRE GOLF HOTEL SERENITY
The Spa is focused on Aloe and typical local treatments
HOTEL VITAL SUITE, PLAYA DEL INGLES