Swiss Bliss: The Chedi Andermatt Spa

  • Set in the small central Swiss village of Andermatt, the resort is surrounded by mountains such as Gemsstock and Nätschen, which provide some of the best Alpine skiing in the region.

    Set in the small central Swiss village of Andermatt, the resort is surrounded by mountains such as Gemsstock and Nätschen, which provide some of the best Alpine skiing in the region.

  • Whirl-baths are standard in some of the treatment rooms at The Chedi Andermatt.

    Whirl-baths are standard in some of the treatment rooms at The Chedi Andermatt.

  • The hydrothermal pool at The Chedi Andermatt.

    The hydrothermal pool at The Chedi Andermatt.

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Perhaps one of the most unique features of this Alpine oasis, however, is the spa’s set of Nurturing Envelopment Rituals. A process that starts with the application of a Honey Peeling Massage Milk, each of the treatments is centered on an herbal mixture of clay and mud that is applied to the body. The packs, as they are called, vary, but for those braving the cold, check out the Alpienne Herb and Moor Envelopment as well as the Birch and Juniper, and the Marmot and Gentian packs —which are geared towards invigoration, purification and strengthening and the relief of aches and pains respectively. Once the packs are applied, guests then relax inside one of the neatest features, the spa’s heated infrared blanket, where the pack is more thoroughly and therapeutically absorbed into the body through the transfer of heat—how’s that for a post-ski soak? And if that weren’t enough, a soothing lotion is applied to the body once the mineral-packed spread is shed, such that guests are on their way fully rejuvenated.

Lastly, for those looking for either the most basic, or the most complex of treatments following a day in the cold, look no further than the soothing Alpienne Alpine Botanicals Bathing Ceremony for the quick and easy yet fully relaxing, or to the Alpienne Mountain Ritual, a three-hour one-stop shop that will leave you feeling like a million Francs. The bathing ceremony, which lasts 30 minutes, is arranged in one of the spa suites which each feature both a therapeutic whirl bath and steam bath for your preferred delivery method, and is an invigorating mix of aromatherapies that manifest as: the Herbs treatment, which is geared towards stimulating circulation and the mind; the Hay Flowers treatment, which focuses on calming the mind; the Marigold Blossom & Lavender treatment, which is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturising treatment which also aims to relax the mind; and lastly, the Honey & Swiss Stone Pine treatment, a moisturising and soothing treatment that replenishes both body and mind and promotes a sense of well-being. But if 30 minutes is too short, then be sure to indulge in the best The Chedi Andermatt has to offer, with the Alpienne Mountain Ritual. This ultimate treatment is a medley of all the spa has to offer, and provides three hours of bliss with an aromatherapy foot polish, the Mountain Massage, a Mountain Herbs Body Polish, a Classic Mountain Herbs Facial and a choice of an Alpine Botanicals whirl or steam bath to top it all of – frankly, there’s not much that can top a day of skiing in Swiss Alps followed by this.

And so, whether you are sauntering into Andermatt for a quiet weekend away, or a week-long run of crushing powder, rest assured that there are some blissful treatments waiting to help either case within the confines of the unassuming central Swiss town of Andermatt.

This article was first published in GHM Journeys in partnership with DestinAsian. For more information, visit GHM Hotels.

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