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Wellness at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage

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At Wellness at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage, one of's Top 10 Health Retreats Worldwide, each treatment represents one day in the Creation Story from the Bible



Wellness at the Backstage Hotel Vernissage

Wellness at Backstage Hotel goes back to the beginning — of the Old Testament, that is — with wellness treatments inspired by the biblical story of Genesis. Sitting in the shadow of the Matterhorn, this destination spa is nestled in the Swiss Alps, encircled by snowy peaks in winter. Artist/architect/hotelier Heinz Julen (a Zermatt native known for solo art exhibitions across Europe and unique architectural collaborations in Switzerland) has crafted a narrative spa experience with seven treatment rooms, called therapy cubes, themed after each of the days of Creation. The cubes marry visceral and visual components, utilizing lights, images, temperatures and sensations meant to cleanse and relax the body and soul. One method features video projections of images from the Hubble Space Telescope to promote the practice of “cosmic silence,” supporting the ability to focus and resist distraction. Multiple spaces emphasize the use of heat to inspire the feeling of well-being and are linked to the natural healing properties associated with sauna-induced detoxification. This can be used to treat joint pain, asthma, high blood pressure and anxiety.

Rejuvenate in the Swiss Alps! More details at the Wellness at the Backstage Hotel official website

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