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Bamboo Garden Spa in the Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas

lagrimas spaThe Bamboo Garden Spa, located in the historic palatial hotel Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra, Portugal, is a refuge of beauty and tranquility set amidst the world-famous botanical garden with roots that go back to the fourteenth century.  Here ancient methods of balancing mind and body are employed by therapists who utilize high quality natural products with professional spa therapies to produce moments of pure pleasure.

Located in the newer portion of the hotel complex, the Bamboo Garden Spa features a comprehensive menu of exclusive massages, facial treatments, body treatments, and programs that range from sessions as long as three hours and 45 minutes at a time and up to four days in total.

The British brand “Elemis” is used exclusively at The Bamboo Garden Spa, considered the pioneering vanguard in the spa world.  Elemis products use high quality ingredients such as algae, marine actives, plants, fruit acids and flowers, blending them with essential oils and other elements to obtain the best results in skin hydration, purification and tissue firmness.

The holistic spa therapy at Bamboo Garden Spa combines natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology to bring some of the most influential anti-aging products and therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.

We chose the Pedro & Inês Couples Massage, a side-by-side massage in a double treatment room.  The fifty-minute treatment is valued at €120.  JardimAnother option for couples is the Pedro & Inês Massage with Aromatherapy.  Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to relax, balance and stimulate the body, mind and spirit.  Essential oils can be used in a wide variety of ways for many different purposes.  This massage is available for €135 for sixty minutes.  A third option for couples is the Pedro & Inês Aroma Stone Massage.  This is a blissful head to toe spa treatment with stones and essential oils.  Heated stones combined with detoxifying, relaxing or energizing essential oils are used.  The stones caress and massage with gentle presence and rhythm.  This seventy-five minute treatment is available for €185.

Our treatment was heavenly.  Side-by-side on two massage tables, therapists started at the feet and gradually moved up the torso using essential oils and a variety of techniques to soothe and restore tired limbs.  The experience was delightful thanks to the skilled therapists and therefore we can say we recommend this treatment without reservation.

Facial treatments can be arranged from 45 minutes to an hour and range in price from €50-76.

Two-hour body and facial treatments, such as the Absolute Spa Ritual, combine a mini facial treatment with the powerful effects of the Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage.

Body treatments have the following names:  Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap/Float, Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap/Float, Detoxifying Body Wrap with Mud, and Body Sculpting Cellulite with Colon Therapy.

Other massages include Aroma Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Muscle Massage, Relaxation Massage, Relaxation Massage with Aromatherapy, Massage for Pregnant Women, Molding Massage, Reflexology, Head Massage, Chocotherapy (“a relaxing and de-stressing treatment due to chocolate’s natural ability to lift the spirit—The production of endorphins increases the activity of serotonin, the good mood feeling you get from eating chocolate”), and a Sports Massage.

Programs include a “Half Day Only for Her” and a “Half Day Only for Him.”  Both programs last three hours and 45 minutes for a cost of €195.  The program includes “Gommage Marin,” which is toning body polish, a grainy scrub rich in mineral salts, peppermint, trace elements, and essential oils to regenerate skin and restore energy.  This is followed by a mini facial treatment, relaxation massage, reflexology and a head massage.

There is a three day program named “Goodbye to Single Life.”  It is three days full of amazing treatments to prepare you for your wedding day.  The cost is €320.  A four-day “Firming Program” helps one improve skin condition and affects cellulite.  Cost is €425.

The spa suggests that an important aspect of relaxation is allowing time to do it properly.  Therefore, they suggest one allows a minimum of two hours for one’s spa journey.  They further request that to maximize one’s experience, an individual should arrive at least 15 minutes before the appointment.  This time will be used for personal consultation and to relax within the tranquil surroundings.

The Bamboo Garden Spa is a sanctuary of peace and serenity that offers a series of treatments aimed at promoting relaxation and well-being for mind and body.

The Spa area includes an indoor pool, Treatment rooms for massages, aromatherapies, etc., Sauna, Turkish bath, and a Fitness room.  Before or after your scheduled appointment,  make sure you spend additional time in some of the spa’s featured areas.  You will remember your visit to Bamboo Garden Spa long after you depart this blissful place.

Bamboo Garden Spa

Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas

Santa Clara,  Apartado 5053,  3041-901 Coimbra

Tel. +351 239 802 399

Fax. +351 239 441 695

Website: www.quintadaslagrimas.pt

Email: bamboospa@quintadaslagrimas.pt






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