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THE 20 WONDERS

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Energising Aromatherapy
The most intense of sensory experiences alternate with one another as guests venture into a distinctive, relaxing room, circular in shape and with satin-finish glass walls, inside which essential oils with purifying properties are nebulised. Energising cinnamon essences are used, and the oils help to purify mind and body as they travel through the air, transmitting a sensation of energy and wellbeing.

Relaxing Aromatherapy
The most intense of sensory experiences alternate with one another as guests venture into a distinctive, relaxing room, circular in shape and with satin-finish glass walls, inside which essential oils with purifying properties are nebulised. Relaxing cedar and orange citrus essences are used, and the oils help to purify mind and body as they travel through the air, transmitting a sensation of energy and wellbeing.

Turkish Bath
This treatment is carried out in a room tiled with blue and white mosaics, with a high temperature (40-50%) and relative humidity of 90%. There is mist in the room, and a stratified temperature: low at floor level (20-25°C), 40°C at a height of 150 cm, and 40/50°C at head height. At the end of the Turkish Bath, a cold or cool shower (with water at a temperature of 15°C and 30°C respectively) is recommended, which causes an invigorating thermal shock. The body then cools down in the room opposite, which contains cold showers, ice crash and cool mist facilities. The Turkish Bath causes the body to sweat, and toxins are eliminated along with the sweat through the pores of the skin. This facilitates the work of the emunctory organs (such as the kidneys and the liver), thus purifying the system, while the shift from heat to cold improves the elasticity of the blood vessels, toning the tissue, skin and the body as a whole. It also assists circulation and thus oxygenises the blood, which transports oxygen and nourishing substances, thereby providing nourishment and energy to the whole body. The heat also has a relaxing, tension-relieving effect on the muscles: both the tissues and the muscles receive more blood, oxygen and useful elements (which thanks to vasodilatation travel more easily and smoothly through them), keeping them in top condition. The Turkish Bath is not recommended for people suffering from inflammatory dermatitis, which is worsened by humidity, or contagious conditions such as verrucas or forunculosis, or for people with blood pressure or heart problems.

Calidarium
Immediately following the Melmarium, this is a room saturated with hot steam, with a temperature reaching 55°C. The humid environment prevents the mud applied in the Melmarium from drying out, so the body can absorb the remineralising and detoxing properties of the clay for longer. After about 20 minutes, the mud is removed from the body with a long, hot shower. The contraindications regard sufferers of heart disease and circulatory and blood pressure conditions.

Walk in the River
A 14-metre walk across pebbles smoothed by the stream, which perform an effective foot massage, passing through alternating jets of hot and cold water (from 15°C to 38°C) reaching up to the waist, in a delightful environment tiled with multi-coloured mosaics. The continual shift from hot to cold awakens the whole body, infusing the tissues, organs and mind with new-found energy and vitality. The alternating heat and cold acts as a workout for the blood vessels, with the cold contracting them and the heat having the opposite effect. All this stimulates the walls of the vessels and the circulation, making this treatment useful for those suffering from vascular problems; it is especially suitable for pregnant women with a sense of heaviness in the lower limbs. Please remember, however, that some of the Sensory Spa treatments are not recommended for pregnant women. The foot massage carried out by the pebbles helps restore balance to the whole body. According to Oriental medicine, there are a number of specific areas on the foot, called “reflexogenous” zones, which correspond to particular areas of the body. In particular, the area corresponding to the kidneys and the liver can be stimulated to improve the function of these emunctory organs, whose task is to remove toxins from the body. There are no contraindications.

Colour Therapy
The guest lies down on an elegant chaise longue and listens to some music as they watch the various colours spread through the air with colour therapy instruments. The colours projected correspond to the 7 chakras, the energy centres of the body. Linked to the chakras are organs, parts of the body, the nervous system and the blood flow, so their proper functioning is instrumental to optimal health. The seven chakras are the main vehicles through which the body acquires energy from the outside and carries it to the various internal organs they are connected to. Each chakra has different vibratory frequencies, which are also inherent in a particular colour, smell, music note. The aim of chakra colour therapy is to restore balance to these vibratory frequencies; during this bath of colour, the colours of the seven chakras alternate, from the red of the first energy centre through to the violet and the white of the seventh. Each colour bath lasts 3 minutes, at the end of which one colour fades into the next, adding up to a total of 21 minutes. Chakra colour therapy restores balance to the individual’s energy field, and has no contraindications.

Contrast Showers
A circuit of showers elegantly decorated with mosaics in shades of green, which create a series of water effects at various temperatures, with different lights and aromas. The shower heads combine hot and cold water with temperatures that vary from 15°C to 38°C, vaporised and in the form of mist, mixed with fragrant oily essences. Aroma showers, tropical rain with a stimulating, toning rosemary fragrance, or sandalwood, which has a balancing effect on anxiety. The emotional showers prepare the body and warm it for the treatments that follow. The lights, waters and fragrances relax and pamper the guest, injecting a shot of energy. The pressure of the water and the different types of showers help sooth muscle tension, creating the perfect conditions for continuing the sensory programme. They can also be used as warm showers for after the Finnish or Etruscan Sauna or the Turkish Bath. No contraindications.

Sensory Showers
A circuit of showers elegantly decorated with mosaics in shades of green, which create a series of water effects at various temperatures, with different lights and aromas. The shower heads combine hot and cold water with temperatures that vary from 15°C to 38°C, vaporised and in the form of mist, mixed with fragrant oily essences. Aroma showers, tropical rain with a stimulating, toning rosemary fragrance, or sandalwood, which has a balancing effect on anxiety. The emotional showers prepare the body and warm it for the treatments that follow. The lights, waters and fragrances relax and pamper the guest, injecting a shot of energy. The pressure of the water and the different types of showers help sooth muscle tension, creating the perfect conditions for continuing the sensory programme. They can also be used as warm showers for after the Finnish or Etruscan Sauna or the Turkish Bath. No contraindications.

Acqua Santa Source Grotto
In the bowels of the earth, next to the melmarium and the energy pyramid, is the Source Grotto, a simple environment in Travertine stone throughout, with a corridor leading into it. All that is here is a source from which the Acqua Santa water drips from above into a monumental vase. Sensory Spa guests thus have the opportunity to “sample” the water that springs in the Acqua Santa Park at a temperature of 33°C. This mineral spa water is classified as bicarbonate-sulphate-calcium. Mineral water therapy purifies, detoxes and stimulates metabolism and is an effective way to help eliminate the effects of prolonged pharmacological treatments, such as oral contraceptives. The water is drunk in the morning, on an empty stomach, and treatment cycles of at least 12 days are recommended, subsidised by the Italian National Health Service, as prescribed by a doctor. The treatment is effective for diseases of the liver and the biliary ducts, such as dyspepsia of gastroenteric and biliary origin, biliary calculosis and during recovery from biliary duct surgery. This treatment with Acqua Santa water improves liver and biliary function, digestion, the absorption of dietary fats and the elimination of harmful substances. Patients are advised to begin the treatment at home for a cycle of 15 days and to continue it for a further 15 days after the stay at the spa, integrating the treatment at the source after six months with a cycle of at least 30 days at home. Acqua Santa can be warmed and taken in the morning, and can be found, together with Acqua Fucoli and Acqua Attiva, in major retail chains as well as pharmacies.

Ice Crash
An ice-white room, tiled in mosaics throughout. An environment in which cold reigns supreme, symbolized by the pure ice dispenser in the centre. This is a place where the guest encounters water in a series of forms and temperatures, from showers to mists through to the impact with blocks of ice for an invigorating shot of energy, ideal for those in search of an “extreme” experience. These experiences are linked in succession with treatments in which the body is heated, for a highly recommended contrasting effect. The shift between hot and cold is perfect for an effective vascular workout, with the cold contracting the blood vessels and the heat dilating them, thus stimulating the walls of the blood vessels and the circulation. The shift from hot to cold provides a powerful shot of energy that brings benefits to the whole body. The contraindications regard sufferers of heart disease and circulatory and blood pressure conditions.

Melmarium
In the melmarium, or clay grotto, in Travertine stone throughout, there are three mud tubs containing the precious spa mud, enhanced with fragrant plant essences, which guests spread generously over the face and body, completely independently, as part of a ritual which is playful, relaxing and relieves tension. A few minutes after application, the guest moves on into the calidarium, a room filled with hot steam, with temperatures that reach 55°C. The contraindications regard sufferers of heart disease and circulatory and blood pressure conditions.

Music Therapy
The guest lies down on an elegant chaise longue and listens to some music as they watch the various colours spread through the air with colour therapy instruments. The colours projected correspond to the 7 chakras, the energy centres of the body. Linked to the chakras are organs, parts of the body, the nervous system and the blood flow, so their proper functioning is instrumental to optimal health. The seven chakras are the main vehicles through which the body acquires energy from the outside and carries it to the various internal organs they are connected to. Each chakra has different vibratory frequencies, which are also inherent in a particular colour, smell, music note. The aim of chakra colour therapy is to restore balance to these vibratory frequencies; during this bath of colour, the colours of the seven chakras alternate, from the red of the first energy centre through to the violet and the white of the seventh. Each colour bath lasts 3 minutes, at the end of which one colour fades into the next, adding up to a total of 21 minutes. Chakra colour therapy restores balance to the individual’s energy field, and has no contraindications.

Cool Mist
An ice-white room, tiled in mosaics throughout. An environment in which cold reigns supreme, symbolized by the pure ice dispenser in the centre. This is a place where the guest encounters water in a series of forms and temperatures, from showers to mists through to the impact with blocks of ice for an invigorating shot of energy, ideal for those in search of an “extreme” experience. These experiences are linked in succession with treatments in which the body is heated, for a highly recommended contrasting effect. The shift between hot and cold is perfect for an effective vascular workout, with the cold contracting the blood vessels and the heat dilating them, thus stimulating the walls of the blood vessels and the circulation. The shift from hot to cold provides a powerful shot of energy that brings benefits to the whole body. The contraindications regard sufferers of heart disease and circulatory and blood pressure conditions.

Energy Pyramid
A narrow passage leads into a pyramid in Travertine stone, built with one side facing north in accordance with the proportions of the pyramid of Khufu, one of the seven wonders of the world, the largest and most ancient of the three pyramids of the Giza necropolis. According to pyramidology, pyramids are able to channel cosmic energy to make plants grow faster, purify polluted water, help wounds heal faster, and cure stress and insomnia in those inside them. The geometric shape of the pyramid of Khufu therefore creates the so-called pyramid energies on an active scale. A number of mysteries are concealed within the numbers of the dimensions of the pyramid of Khufu: twice the height divided by the perimeter equals π, Pi (3.14), the perimeter measures 365 Egyptian inches, the number of days in a year, and the height multiplied by 1 billion equals the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

Etruscan Sauna
Right next to the cold showers, in the fire area with the traditional sauna and the Turkish bath, the Etruscan sauna is a delightful experience among red mosaics, with temperatures of between 45°C and 50°C and a humidity level of 60 - 70%. The name derives from the typically Tuscan aromas of lavender and rosemary from the lands of ancient Etruria that pervade the atmosphere. This is a medium warm-humid sauna, a more gentle experience than a traditional sauna, rendered even more so by the magical effect of the aroma therapy. This purifying, stimulating experience can be enjoyed even by those suffering from respiratory disorders and catarrh, and there are contraindications only for serious heart diseases, circulatory and blood pressure disorders regard.

Finnish Sauna
The classic Finnish sauna involves a stay in a cabin with wooden benches, where the temperature is taken up to about 80-100°C and the humidity to 10-30%. This first dry air bath is followed by a hot steam bath created by pouring water over boiling-hot stones. Inside the sauna is a small brazier with a number of stones, a bucket of water and a ladle. When the water is poured on the stones, this fills the air with humidity, causing copious sweating. In the Nordic countries, this is followed by a bath in freezing water, while at the Sensory Spa it is followed by a cold shower or mist. The most evident effect of the high temperatures of the sauna is diaphoresis: the heat causes the user to sweat, and toxins are eliminated through the pores. During a session, about half a litre of water is lost through sweat, but the liquids expelled are quickly reintegrated by drinking in the relaxation area and tisane corner. The sweating helps to expel toxins and waste from the body, thus purifying it in depth. The rise in body temperature also has a series of effects on the muscles, which relax, thus relieving tension. Heat also facilitates the elimination of waste that fatigues the muscles. This detoxing process also regards the mind: as the body relaxes, so does the mind, helping guests to leave their concerns behind. The sauna is not recommended for people with heart or blood pressure problems.

Inner Silence Room
An entrancing experience, in a dark room with walls covered in soft, dark fabric and emotional music in the background. A round, soundproofed, enveloping environment, raised above the ground with a pilework system that reduces ground vibrations virtually to zero, guaranteeing even more complete sound insulation. The lighting, in shades of orange, is reduced to a minimum. At the centre, guests can settle into one of the four red “Egg Chairs”, built in a shape that compels the user to snuggle into a foetal position. Thanks to the low lights and the silence, the room recreates the atmosphere of the womb, and takes the guest back to the nine months spent in utero; because a number of conflicts of the subconscious appear to derive from experiences in the womb, the sensory experience of the inner silence room is able to bring those far-off emotions back to the surface, thus allowing us to tune in to our most intimate selves, in a pause of pure regeneration.

Saline Pool
Guests are invited to relax in an outdoor pool stretching out into the greenery of the Acquasanta Park, access to which is through the non-saline pools, first inside the Sensory Spa and then on the outside, through an opening activated by a sensor. The pool is filled with salt water at a temperature of around 38°C, and all guests have to do is lie back and leave all their cares behind, gently cradled by the natural movement of the water, with no water jets. The warm temperature enhances the relaxing effect, relieving tension and relaxing the muscles, also helping to free the mind. There are no contraindications.

Sensory Pool
The Sensory Pool, in a niche with a graceful, enveloping shape, is a pool with water at a temperature of 36°C, filled with plant therapy aromas. This distinctive experience is further enhanced by colour and music therapy infused through the water, and the elegant atmosphere is filled with energising lights and stimulating oriental and New Age music able to keep the mind alert without over-stimulating it. This experience allows guests to enjoy a wide range of positive effects, with the benefits of aromatherapy, music therapy and plant therapy combining with those of colour therapy for a totally relaxing effect followed by complete regeneration. The absence of stimuli from the outside relaxes the mind, providing a fresh shot of energy. The contraindications regard serious circulatory and heart problems.

Relaxation Pools
Large pools inside the spa that continue on the outside, stretching out into the extraordinarily beautiful greenery of the Acquasanta Park, all in Travertine stone and with a water temperature of 36°C. Here, guests can relax and enjoy the movement of the powerful jets of water that make waves in sequence through the various zones of the pools. Lying on comfortable chaises longues, seated on the benches or standing on the insufflation plates, guests may choose water-jet massages to the back, whole body or neck muscles, by positioning themselves in the outdoor pools under the powerful jets of water that spring from fountains with a linear, elegant design. These jets relax the body, model and ease the shape, and the slight contraction and relaxation effect on the blood vessels stimulates the whole body system. Not recommended in the presence of severe heart and circulatory problems.

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