Andalusian Wellness Retreat September 2022

 

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ANDALUCIA ESCAPE - Massage & Wellness Break in Spain

September 2022 - All Inclusive with Brunch, Dinner & Snacks Included

4 nights (Twin Room) - £850 PP with 3 hours Massage Therapy each

7 nights (Double Room) £1500 PP with 5 hours Massage Therapy each

Activities included: Aromatherapy Sessions, Horse Riding, Yoga, Meditation & Hamman Traditional Arabic Bath experience.

Location Almuñécar - Google Maps

El Cuadrado is nestled high up above the busting and traditionally Spanish town of Almunecar, in the heart of the Costa Tropical, with its many beaches, historic old town, tapas squares, shops & restaurants. The uninterrupted views over the town and along over 30 km of the Mediterranean coast, are as breathtaking by day, as they are by night. The lower mountains of the Sierra Nevada remain snow capped until June and complete an unbeatable panorama. The villas location provides the best of both worlds, offering complete peace & tranquillity to relax and unwind in seclusion, along with the convenience of only being 4kms drive from the town shops and beaches, so you can explore all the the beauty of this unspoiled region of Southern Spain. 

 

El Cuadrado has a Balearic feel to it and offers spacious, bright rooms with extensive inside and outside living areas that have been designed and decorated with style, comfort and socialising in mind. It is distributed over 3 levels that are all linked by wide exterior steps that run through the centre of the property from a private, gated parking area at the bottom up to the main pool terrace. 

On the upper level, there is a large (10x4) saltwater swimming  pool (no chlorine-no red eyes or green hair) with ambient underwater lighting system and a solar heated spa that comfortably seats 8. Surrounding the pool is a large sun terrace with traditional esparto sombrilla shades, sun lounders, deck and outdoor shower.

Adjacent to the pool is a spacious covered pergola with comfortable low level Moroccan style searing - perfect for a siesta after a large lunch or just relaxing out of the mid-day sun and enjoying the views. A bar, including (510ltr) industrial drinks fridge, ice buckets and cocktail making equipment and dining table for 8. 

The twin room is located on the lower level with its own luxurious en-suite bathroom and has 3m wide fully opening and adjustable shuttered entrance doors that allow you to control how much light, shade or breeze the room receives. 

The large double room available is located on the mid level and is also served by its own luxury en-suite bathroom. 

All the bedrooms are spacious, homely and equipped with Air Conditioning.

The living space of the villa has a big, bright, airy sitting room with fully opening doors onto the pool terrace and furnished with corner sofa, flat screen TV, computer desk and well stocked book cupboard (along with DVD player, Apple TV, satellite etc). A newly fitted galley kitchen leads off the sitting room, looking out onto the pool and pergola. 

There is a terrace behind the house with a shaded sunbathing platform and various fresh herbs growing. From here, steps lead up to the very top of the property where there is another terrace - a beautifully quiet area with an old almond tree and the most spectacular views across of the Mediterranean. 

 

LE MARCHE May 14th - 21st 2022

I'm delighted to be presenting my upcoming 7 Day Massage & Wellness Retreat in the beautiful Le Marche region of Italy this May, designed for you to enjoy dedicated self-healing time and restore your sense of peace & wellbeing. A small group of just 6 guests will enjoy healing therapies, wellness activities and amazing Italian cuisine prepared by a talented local chef at the beautiful Oliveto Estate built around sustainability and community. 

Escape the chaos of everyday life, immerse yourself in natural surroundings and prioritise your self-care. The great thing about this Retreat is the space. With the 9 acres of private land to explore including 400 tree olive grove, stunning studio space, gym, pool & flood lit Tennis court, you can take advantage of doing the things that make you feel great at your own pace. 

With a personalised Massage Therapy programme, Aromatherapy sessions, traditional Italian cuisine, 5 * Facilities & Wellness Activities included, all you have to do is focus on your personal health & healing with an intimate group size of just 6 so you can enjoy both group experiences and personal healing. 

This is an ideal travel experience for couples, friends, and family members to take together as well as lone travellers looking to retreat amongst likeminded people. We also have two rooms with travel cots available if you'd like to bring your little one along free of charge. You can find out more about the venue here. We will be staying in Villa Oliveto. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sdo2l1qsrzelrsd/OLIVETO%20ESTATE%20BROCHURE_%202022_Excl%20Rates_compressed.pdf?dl=0

Dates: Saturday 14th - Saturday 21st May 2022

THE VENUE

The incredible Olivio Estate, located on a secluded hilltop, provides an enchanting setting that instantly evokes feelings of stillness, peace & calm far away from the stresses of modern life. With its 9 acres of grounds including 400 tree olive grove, tennis court, pool, gym & studio, the group can enjoy connecting & participating as a collective whilst not compromising on privacy. Just 6 spaces are available on this intimate Retreat experience. We will come together to enjoy our meals in traditional Italian fashion & explore a variety of wellness activities delivered to us by local experts including Yoga, Meditation and Sound Bath Healing. 
You can also tailor make your stay with an extensive list of extra experiences organised by the venue who work with a collective of local artisans such as cooking classes, pottery, wine tasting, truffle hunting, pasta making, hiking, biking, water sports, sailing and more. 
Find out more about the experiences available here
OLIVETO ESTATE_EXPERIENCES BROCHURE_2021_2022_compressed.pdf (dropbox.com)

 

THE LOCATION 
 
Recently voted as the 2nd best region to travel to worldwide, Le Marche is one of Italy's most unspoilt and picturesque regions, often called 'the best of Italy in one region'. This enchanting area is nestled between the dramatic Sibillini mountains and the coastline of the Adriatic sea. You can reach the coastline within a 5 minute drive and the incredible mountains are only a 30 minute drive away. 
Situated in the Eastern part of Italy, Le Marche offers all the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, but without the crowds. It has it's own unique personality and an authentic way of life, where the seasons lead the daily rhythms of the people and you can set your own pace. 
Perfect for the foodie, adventurer, culturalist or wellness seeker, the authentic experiences enjoyed in the region will enlighten each of your passions. 

With its endless coastlines of clean, quiet protected beaches, breathtaking mountain ranges and charming historic towns, Le Marche ticks all the boxes for those seeking an authentic, sustainable Italian escape.
You can find out more about the Le Marche region here 
Experience le Marche – Oliveto Estate


WHAT'S INCLUDED

Each guest will enjoy 3 hours of Jane's Aromatherapy Massage Therapy over the course of the week which is included in the package price. Your personal programme will be tailored to your individual needs and healing goals. 

 

DEEP HEALING MASSGE: My deep healing treatments include  Full Body Massages, Pressure Point Head Massages & Organic Facial Treatments. Tired muscles are soothed, pain relieved and energy revitalised. Natural skincare advice is available on request and Aromatic oils are expertly blended for your personal needs to enhance the therapeutic value of your treatment. 

HAWAIIAN HEALING: The ancient art of 'Huna' or 'Lomi Lomi' Massage works on the principles of creating a state of inner peace, balance & wholeness. With long, flowing movements traveling the length of the body using hands, forearms and body weight to vary rhythm and intensity, mind & body enter a deep state of relaxation and the waves of energetic movement wash away deep rooted negativity and blockages. 

HOT HIMYLAYAN SALT STONE MASSAGE or 'HALOTHERAPY': Not only do these beautifully formed precious stones deliver intense heat to muscles & joints, but the 84 essential minerals contained within them are readily absorbed through the skin offering an abundance of health benefits. Known for their grounding properties, they support electromagnetic overload from devices & balance the central nervous system, reducing stress and enhancing your sense of wellbeing. And due to their purity & natural exfoliating properties, your skin is left detoxified & glowing. 

 

 

There are also a number of unique therapies availabl ethat you can book in  ahead of your stay and are delivered to the villa by local therapists:

Traditional Thai Massage 

Chei nei tsang (detox stomach massage)

Tok Sen

Essential Hot Oil Massage

Personalised Sound Bath Massage 

Foot, Hand or Face Reflexology 

Sports Massage 

Myofascial Massage

Brazillian Body Lymphatic Drainage 

Miracle Face Massage


You can see the venue's beautiful dedicated Massage Space here 

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CWbjPpbggeL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


AROMATHERAPY SESSIONS 

Discover how to self-heal body & mind with Aromatherapy and incorporate simple healing rituals into your every day life. Explore self massage techniques that can help you alleviate aches and pains and enjoy making your own natural skin and health care remedies. 

As a group, we can explore the ways Aromatherapy can help us individually and tailor the sessions around what people would like to discover so that you go home with the necessary skills to continue healing. 

FOOD 

Food is a real focus on this Retreat, because, of course, our food is our medicine and no one does it quite like the Italians. Mealtimes will be enjoyed together in the traditional Italian fashion. 

An amazing local Chef will be creating our delicious healthy Italian cuisine for the week at the villa. Dishes are highly centred around sustainable living with an abundance of vibrant fresh produce grown on the land and sourced from the local community along with keeping traditional cooking methods of the region alive.  

Your taste buds & senses are sure to delight in experiencing a real taste of authentic Italy. 

The menu consists of Brunch, 3 Course Dinner & Snacks as well as still & sparkling water and a range of teas & coffee available throughout the day.

Wines and spirits are available to purchase at the villa. 

There are Mediterranean and Vegan menus to choose from.

You can see sample menus here 

https://www.dropbox.com/l/AABP8-OWorbbK6PCTdhj18X93YKUyPGe1bk

 

On our arrival night we will enjoy a traditional Pizza Making experience delivered by a local expert, details of which can be found in the Experiences Brochure linked above. One one evening, we will also take a trip to the very traditional Rustic Pizzeria to enjoy a meal out together, which is just a ten minute stroll away from the villa.

ACTIVITES 

Yoga 

4 hours of therapeutic yoga and meditation sessions are included in the Retreat package, in which a professional local instructor who will tailor styles and postures to suit the abilities and preferences of the group, so do enquire if you have any specific styles you would like to practice. The beautifully designed studio and decked outdoor space are also available for your own practice in your own time, with all the equipment available for you to use at your leisure.

You can find more information on the stunning studio space in the venue brochure.  

Mindfulness Meditation 

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgement. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery & other practices to relax the body & mind and help reduce stress whilst improving our mood, increasing positive emotions and decreasing our anxiety, emotional reactivity and job burnout. Meditation will be combined with Yoga in our group sessions, but you are also welcome to use the studio space for your own meditation and practices. 

Tibetan Sound Bath Healing

Take a journey through ancestral sounds for a realignment between body, mind & heart. Besides their traditional use for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation and muscle regeneration, to relieve pain in the joints, muscles and shoulders, to ease pain related to sciatica, the digestive system, headaches or spine injuries, to improve circulation, release tensions or blockages, to open the energy flow & eliminate toxins from the body. 

This holistic method acts on the body, mind and spirit. When we relax with the sounds of Tibetan bowls or the gong, our concentration improves and our emotional tensions and blockages are eased. The sound with its vibrations can ease mental or emotional pain. Tibetan singing bowls and their unique tones are used to stabilise blood pressure, ease asthma related issues, to renew the functioning of the adrenal gland, to open and stabilise the meridians and to improve the synaptic responses in our brain. 

Movie Night 
To mark the final night of our experience and celebrate, we will have a chilled out movie night set out in the Studio with drinks and gelato out on the lit deck.

 

FACILITIES 
You are of course free to use all of the facilities at your leisure including the private floodlit tennis court, gym, studio, pool & pool house. You can also enjoy endless walks in the 8 acres of manicured gardens and 400 tree olive grove.

Tennis equipment is provided so no need to bring your own. 
Use this link to find out more about the facilities at Villa Oliveto
Oliveto – Be Well – Oliveto Estate
 
Mountain bikes can be delivered to the villa so you can cycle the scenic bike path to the beach and beyond.  

ACCOMODATION 

Set amongst rolling hills and ancient vineyards, the luxurious Villa Oliveto, with its very own 400 tree olive grove, tennis courts, pool house & yoga studio enjoys uninterrupted views of the Adriatic coast and untouched Italian landscape. Here, you will enjoy the slow way of life, and once you have entered the 50 metre long driveway lined with Olive trees, you won't want to leave. 

And with such a small group, there's all the more for us to enjoy! Solitude can be easily obtained when needed, so your personal space is not compromised. Not only are the bedrooms expansive, but the living, kitchen and dining areas are also luxurious, comfortable and homely, inviting you to relax enjoy easy living. 
  
The villa is ideally appointed for sharing without compromising on personal privacy, with plenty of indoor & outdoor spaces to relax and retreat to when you require solitude. 

PRICES 
 
Prices are All Inclusive and include everything described above as well as private use of the entire villa. 

The whole villa is for the private use of our group, and is well equipped with everything you will need during your stay including laundry facilities. 
The bedrooms enjoy stunning views and are elegantly and thoughtfully designed for your comfort and wellbeing. 

Each of the three rooms available have their own luxury shower rooms, hand made bespoke beds designed by local artisans in Le Marche, bespoke artisan lighting, molteni furniture, Italian embroidered textiles, Egyptian cotton linens and a selection of Davines toiletries, as well as air conditioning, heating, wi-fi, dressing table, hairdryer, safe, TV and access to Oliveto's own Netflix account so you can settle into the slow pace of Italian living with ease. 
 
Spacious Villa Room 1
A generous 21 square metre garden view room with a King or Twin set up.
Sleeps 2

£1850 pp

Spacious Villa Room 2
20 square metres available as a King or Twin set up with Juliette balcony & travel cot available.

£1900 pp 

Garden Suite
Huge 29 square metre suite with a King or Twin set up, large private terrace & walk in wardrobe. A travel cot is also available for this room. 

£2000 pp 


TRAVEL

Ancona (AOI) is the closest airport and we can arrange transfers as a group through the venue once flights have been booked. 

Current return rates from London are as low as £21 on cheapflights.co.uk 
LON to AOI, 14/5 — 21/5 (cheapflights.co.uk)ensure you change the departure airport to check flights from other locations. 


PERSONAL HOSTING & SUPPORT ON YOUR JOURNEY

Please contact me to make further enquiries and to obtain more details on the schedule, which will be available to view soon. And do feel free to request a phone / video call if you'd like to connect and chat more about what the experience has to offer. It is an amazing adventure to be part of and its hard to list everything here.! Being such a small group, we can choose to adapt the schedule ahead of our stay depending on preferences so do also let me know if you have any specific yoga styles, activities or experiences you would like to incorporate and any other particular requirements you may have. As your host, I am here to assist you with every step of your journey and am in close communication with the venue to ensure our stay runs smoothly. 

Once you have booked, you will have access to the Retreat WhatsApp group so you can get connected with other members of the group, make plans and ask me, your host lots of questions ahead of your stay.! 

Thank you so much for taking an interest in my Harmony & Healing Retreat to Le Marche. Hope to see you there.!