Award-winning destination spa Preidlhof in South Tyrol, Italy, has reopened with new transformational wellness programmes designed to address the specific needs and challenges of this time. A world leader in integrated health and transformational wellness, Preidlhof’s programmes aim to instil energy and self-confidence in guests, helping them with their physical and emotional recovery.
New Transformational Wellness Programmes
Eight new Transformational Wellness Programmes, developed by Preidlhof’s award-winning Spa Director Patrizia Bortolin, have been designed to integrate complementary, medical and preventative health guided by medical doctors and leading experts in their fields. Therapists will also support guests in dealing with any trauma resulting from months of lockdown and enforced enclosure. Pivotal to this is the Integrated Healing Programme and this includes sessions with Stefano Battaglia - a highly-acclaimed trauma therapist, holistic healer and mediation teacher. The ‘Sleep Better’ Programme is recommended for guests reporting more issues with sleep disturbance and insomnia.
In addition to promoting optimum physical and mental wellbeing, Patrizia Bortolin has also developed a vast offering of knowledge paths, rituals and emotional experiences, aimed at building greater self-knowledge and awareness in guests to improve their lifestyle.
Preidlhof’s new Transformational Wellness programmes can also be exclusively booked through specialist tour operator Healing Holidays. Prices for Preidlhof’s 4-dayTransformational Journey start from £1,649 per person based on two sharing and include flights, transfers and treatments. Reservations: www.healingholidays.com; tel. 020 7843 3597).
Flowing through all aspects of daily life - every interaction, experience and treatment offered to guests – is The Preidlhof Way. This is the philosophy that true health and happiness resides in finding the right balance between ‘hedonistic’ and ‘eudemonic’ wellbeing - as wholly defined by Aristotle. This is the ‘sweet spot’ where pure pleasure meets a deeper sense of self-discovery, purpose and meaning.
NEW SAFETY MEASURES
In February 2020, Preidlhof became the first Wellness & Spa facility in the world to receive ISO 17679 certification. This recognised the highest levels of hygiene, sustainability and quality of services provided. For more information about the measures in place for Covid 19, please visit the information page.
NATURAL DISTANCING: 5000 SQUARE METRES of WELLNESS SPACE
Preidlhof’s 5000 square metres of wellness space (there are 10 swimming pools and whirlpools), in addition to its generous opening hours (from 7.00am to11:00 pm) afford a natural distancing with many secluded outdoor spots.
On reopening, all areas and services will be available to guests, including the Preidl SPA, 6-floor Sauna Tower, fitness and yoga classes, and the rich programme of inclusive daily activities and excursions.
Fitness and yoga classes will take place in small groups to ensure that social distancing is respected.
Preidlhof is also set in the foothills of the Texel Group Nature Park, the largest Nature Park in South Tyrol (31,000 hectares). An endless array of hiking and biking trails, fitness and outdoor adventure possibilities stem from Preidlhof’s very doorstep.
ADDED SUPPORT FOR GUESTS FROM LEADING EXPERTS
Preidlhof is offering ALL guests a series of free weekly meetings with its pool of specialists to help treat anxieties and weaknesses that have emerged over recent months. They include:
Stefano Battaglia will guide the guests towards recovery from shock and trauma in its various forms.
Therapist and TCM expert, Martin Kirchler, will address the theme "Our personality and the 5 elements of traditional Chinese medicine" to help guests to know themselves better, as well as both identify and strengthen their talents.
Patrizia Bortolin and Dr. Angerer will help to quickly reduce psychophysical stress through heart rate analysis, psycho-aromatherapy, laughter yoga and forest bathing.
Preidlhof's Spa team have all undergone intensified training with Patrizia Bortolin, in conjunction with a Professor of Psychology who is also a practicing psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. Together, they have devised a training programme that has further enhanced the Spa team’s interactions with guests directly in relation to Covid-19. This cross-disciplinary therapeutic approach to training has prepared Preidlhof’s therapists as to all the psycho-dynamics, attitudes, fears, and reactions of guests that may present. The training has also further honed their listening skills in relation to picking up and interpreting both verbal and non-verbal communications.
Guests on the ‘Holistic Fitness’ and ‘Integrated Healing’ programmes participate in Special Classes. Those are in addition to the wide range of daily fitness and wellness activities that form part of Preidlhof’s core inclusive offering.
The nearest airports are Innsbruck in Austria and Verona in Italy. Both are just over two hours’ drive away from Preidlhof. Complimentary transfers are provided from Naturns railway station.
Reservations: +39.0473.666.251; www.preidlhof.it