For generations, people have visited spas for medical reasons. Drinking or bathing in spa waters has long been regarded as highly beneficial. In the Algarve, Longevity Health & Wellness Centres have taken this concept a step further, by creating a series of medical spas targeting the problems faced by busy people.
Longevity’s Filipa Glória says “We have been developing and refining a new way of looking at medicine - integrative, preventive – in conjunction with tourism for almost a decade. More and more health professionals are starting to embrace our philosophy. The Algarve has all the conditions to make it a reference wellness destination – a fantastic location/climate, proximity to complementary support hospital facilities, as well as the typically Portuguese welcoming spirit.”
As a result, Longevity has developed a reputation for creating programmes covering every potential need including anti-aging solutions, weight loss, high impact detox, women’s health optimisation and Osteo rebalance. Longevity’s Filipa Glória says, “Juice detox and Weight Loss programmes are our most popular.” All participants are given fitness and wellness evaluations at the start and end of each programme so that they can see exactly what has been achieved during their stay.
For many people, simply having the time to relax within the lush gardens with access to secluded beaches helps restore a sense of peace and well being, much needed within modern highly stressed lives.
Longevity’s Alvor adults only Health & Wellness hotel is perfect for anyone seeking detailed help since it offers an extensive range of world-class medical and non-medical state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapies designed to rebalance body and mind while focusing on disease prevention and optimal health. Even the building is designed to create a sense of well being, as it incorporates wave shaped architecture.
Lifestyle plays a major role in the Longevity programmes so participants are encouraged to take part in activities such as yoga, pilates, cycling and walking. Partners who want a little more than spa activities can enjoy a game of golf at the Villamoura centre, explore the countryside or relax on the private beaches.