New Stretch Zone Location and 2 Other Wellness Openings

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Courtesy of BABOR Signature Spa at The Dominick

Wellness, mental and physical health seem to be more important now than ever, with the number of pandemic cases rising once again around the world.

Check out these properties and their new offerings:

Stretch Zone | Anchorage, AK

A new Stretch Zone studio has opened to offer practitioner-assisted stretching to the public of Anchorage. Stretch Zone uses a strapping system that expertly positions, stabilizes and isolates muscles for optimal stretching. Each orchestrated stretch is customized to fit the specific needs and preferences of the individual, regardless of age or athletic ability. It features a welcoming environment, knowledgeable staff and comfortable equipment, to help guests fully relax and benefit.

"Stretch Zone is the most inclusive health and wellness company supporting individuals from all walks of life – from outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers who are prevalent in Alaska to individuals managing disabilities or aches and pains, and everyone in between," says Suzanne Hickel, owner of the Anchorage location and a homecare company, with husband Ray. "We take great pride in working with a company that focuses on long-term wellness, embraces diversity, and is committed to our community."

BABOR Signature Spa | New York, NY

The Dominick has reopened the original BABOR Signature Spa! The property is known for its spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the city’s skyline, multiple culinary experiences, an outdoor pool and a cabana terrace. The spa features nine treatment rooms, an en-suite sauna, Turkish and Moroccan hammams, ladies and men's lounges, relaxation lounge steam room, salt chamber and three unique spa suites.

In addition to featuring BABOR’s powerful precision formulas from Europe’s number one professional skincare brand, the spa’s reopening brings exciting new experiences and offerings to the treatment menu, including:

  • Halotherapy: The spa’s salt chamber filled with pharmaceutical grade salt is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. The 20-minute treatment increases oxygen flow throughout the body and accelerates cell rejuvenation.
  • Reversive Gua-Sha Facial Sculpting: Designed to increase cell turnover and slow down the aging process, rose quartz gua-sha gua-sha stones are used during this treatment for a facial massage.
  • Earth Experience: An aromatic firming and detoxifying body treatment with a stimulating body polish fortified with poppy seeds, rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients.
  • Ocean Experience: Inspired by the natural currents of the ocean, this energizing and grounding body treatment stimulates the body. A unique oil to foam natural enzyme exfoliation is applied from shoulder to toe to instantly smooth and perfect the skin.

Vakkaru Maldives | Republic of Maldives

The Vakkaru Maldives has a series of new experiences and upgraded facilities coming next year. Vakkaru will add a padel tennis court, to give a full-body workout for two or a family bonding exercise. Vakkaru also upgraded tennis court and a  sunset-facing yoga pavilion on Vakku beach. The property also has several new culinary options for guests to experiece: farm-to-table, fresh seafood, a teppanyaki table and more. Vakkaru's overwater Merana Spa will provide pampering treatments for guests, offering: single and couple treatment rooms, an ayurvedic treatment room, hair and nail salon, spa boutique and outdoor wellness area featuring a warm whirlpool, cold plunge pool, sauna and steam room.

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