serenity |sɪˈrɛnɪti|

NOUN

the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled

Hidden Dragon believes in a holistic approach to achieving optimal health and wellness.  Our spa menu offers a myriad of complementary therapies, inspired by diverse healing traditions and modalities from around the world.  Our programs are designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit, helping our guests to restore their natural balance, replenish depleted energy levels and boost the immune system.

SWISS SERENITY

Outdoor hot tub, hammam, sauna, meditation room, yoga deck, hydrotherapy, naturopathy, body work, energy treatments and beauty therapy are all on offer to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

Our Summer of Wellness Festival "Summertime Samadhi" offers a variety of inspirational programs to restore you to full health and vitality.

Hot tub, Hammam, sauna, meditation room, yoga deck, rainshowers, and massage therapy are all on offer to soothe aching limbs and promote wellbeing.  A variety of beauty treatments are also available from our spa to preen you to perfection.

The Hidden Dragon Spa caters for its alpine adventurers and their aching limbs. The focus is on healing massages, deep tissue treatments, and hot steam, air and water therapies for their restorative qualities. The hot tub is a fantastic experience on an icy night!

If you are looking for a spa break, Hidden Dragon celebrates nature with a range of outdoor activities in its invigorating alpine environment.  Clients are encouraged to practise yoga, pilates and meditation to enhance their physical and spiritual wellbeing.

NATUROPATHY

Naturopathy, or Nature Cure, is underpinned by a fundamental principle – vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature. Hippocrates in 400BC said “Health is the expression of a harmonious balance between various components of man’s nature, the environment and ways of life – nature is the physician of disease.”

Man is a part of nature and the universe, and optimal health is achieved by living in accordance with this principle. Man is seen as a whole: a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being and all these aspects must be nourished for Man to not just survive, but thrive in Life.  Harmony is achieved through the balance of proper nutrition, movement, rest, sunshine and happiness. The same vital force or chi that sustains the universe and nature also flows through man, and it is his misalignment from this source energy that causes illness: dis-ease in the body.  Early Naturopaths realised that if you could restore the vital force to the patient, the body would naturally heal itself.  At Hidden Dragon we incorporate aromatherapy, bodywork, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, energy medicine, herbalism, exercise and nutrition for a natural holistic approach to transformation and healing.

 

HAMMAM

“Hammam” is an Arabic word meaning “spreader of warmth” and its medical benefits date back to 200BC. This soothing and deeply therapeutic hot steam treatment, where temperatures rise to 102 degrees, relaxes tight muscles and relieves tension in the body. Eucalyptus Oil is diffused during the session to aid respiratory health through its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and decongesting properties whilst its mood-enhancing qualities alleviates mental sluggishness. Immersed in the heat, the body is encouraged to sweat allowing pores to open which releases toxins through the outer skin. The benefits of hammam include pain relief, muscle and joint relaxation, respiratory benefits, detoxification, improved circulation and metabolism, and a more refined skin texture. This gentle and purifying steam treatment cleanses your skin and eliminates toxins, while revitalizing and energizing your body. Wonderful when combined with our signature body scrubs, wraps and/or massage for further exfoliation of the surface layer of the skin to give you a radiant, beautiful and nourishing glow.

YOGA DECK

Historically yoga was a way of life: a lifestyle culture that surpassed meditation techniques and physical asanas to include a positive holistic approach to one’s health, happiness, community, humanity, career and moral code. The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day Western symbol of peace, serenity and well-being. The word "yoga" derives from the Sanskrit root yuj “to yoke/join/ unite" and the physical practice of yoga can be understood as a reconnection and awakening to our true nature, our divinity, through the integration of body, mind, and spirit. This increasingly popular mind-body practice is applauded for its ability to reduce stress, lower anxiety and boost well-being while offering a wide-range of physical health benefits. Yoga increases flexibility, lubricates the joints, ligaments and tendons of the body, massages the internal physical organs, aids detoxification, and improves balance and muscle tone by increasing strength. Consistent practice rejuvenates, energises, heals and restores balance in our body, mind, heart and soul. Ashlee is Hidden Dragon’s resident Hatha slow-mo-yo-ga Teacher (500 YTT Santosha, Yandara and Jivani Yoga Schools) and believes yoga is for EVERYONE.

SAUNA

Sweat your way to radiant health and vitality! Dating back over 2000 years, Finns used this dry heat bath to cleanse the mind, rejuvenate and refresh the spirit. Their old saying goes: “If booze, tar, or the sauna won't help, the illness is fatal!” Sauna enthusiasts laud the health benefits of "sweat baths," attributing them with healing, preventative, and cleansing properties. The soothing heat from the sauna relaxes the body's muscles, improves circulation and stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins providing you with an attractive "after sauna glow.” Sauna-use can improve respiration, revive aching muscles, detoxify the body, increase metabolism, boost the circulatory system, alleviate insomnia, heighten tactile sensitivity and sharpen the senses whilst providing a sense of psychological peace, contentment and physical rejuvenation. And like many of our guests, after your treatment, you may like to dive in to the invigorating mountain air or make snow angels if you’re feeling very brave, to close the pores post detoxification to further boost your immune system!

HOT TUB

For centuries, people have recognized the rejuvenating, healing powers of warm water. Hydrotherapy relaxes muscles and joints, relieves pressure on nerves, reduces the effects of stress, boosts circulation, and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Strategically placed massage jets, advanced heating systems, and ergonomically correct seating are combined in our hot tub to ensure less physical stress, improved circulation, better sleep, and fewer symptoms of arthritis and back pain. After a long day on the mountain, your aching limbs will rejoice as you slip into the restorative, warm, bubbling water as your whole body is gently soothed and rejuvenated. Truly therapeutic when combined with a holistic program which incorporates the use of the hammam or sauna and one of our signature massage or bodywork treatments. What better excuse do you need to dip into our outdoor Jacuzzi, with an uninterrupted magical view over the Rhone Valley, listening to the calming sounds of birdsong and cowbells, under a moonlit, starry sky? True serenity in the Swiss Alps!

MASSAGE THERAPY

The term massage is derived from the Arabic word Mas’h - meaning to knead and to press softly. The first descriptions of massage can be traced back to 3000BC, where its use was documented by the Chinese to harmonise mind, body and spirit. Hidden Dragon’s Spa offers a myriad of holistic bodywork treatments inspired by therapeutic teachings from all around the globe, from East to West, from ancient to modern influences, to balance, realign and heal the body. Massage calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation by reducing muscle tension, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and anxiety and aiding more restorative sleep. It can also help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and muscle spasms while improving mobility, flexibility and posture. By improving blood circulation, for better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells, and by stimulating the lymphatic system, massage strengthens the immune system, balances the digestive system, and helps remove lactic acid and toxins. And most importantly, all our massages will flood your body with feel good endorphins and leave you floating on cloud 9.

MEDITATION ROOM

You don’t need to wear flowing robes, sit in lotus position, chant or retreat to a cave to meditate (although that can be nice too!) Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it can be incorporated into our modern lives with the simple purpose of quieting the endless chatter in our monkey minds to bring us more peace and rest. When Buddha was asked what he gained from meditation, he replied, ‘Nothing! Instead, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of old age and Death.’ Meditation has many proven health benefits: lowering of oxygen consumption, decreasing respiratory rate, increasing blood flow, slowing heart rate, and reducing blood pressure - this all creates an improved sense of wellbeing. Meditation can also increase levels of serotonin which influences mood and behaviour, relieves stress, reduces anxiety, and creates a deep level of profound relaxation and peace. Ashlee (Universal Healing Tao, Associate Instructor, student of Mantak Chia) teaches many different meditation techniques from ancient Eastern to modern Western practices, including pranayama, breathwork, Taoist healing, visualisation, mantra, vipassana, Transcendental (Vedic) Meditation and more.

REIKI AND ENERGYWORK

Life force energy, also known as chi or prana, exists in everything. This subtle yet pervasive energy is the foundation of all matter and creation, both physical and non-physical. This energy flows in, through, and around the body, forming vibrant and cohesive living systems in endless forms. Many traditions, ancient and modern, believe that a steady supply of chi is essential to sustain all living beings. By understanding the rhythm, flow, and the qualities of chi, a variety of healing practices are used to improve health, vitality, and longevity. These practices span across many Eastern and Western cultures including Reiki, Qi Gong, Pranic Healing, Acupuncture, Theta Healing, Matrix Energetics and many more. When the flow of chi is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems occur. Imbalances can be caused from many life situations: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self, lack of love, and unexpressed emotions. At Hidden Dragon, we believe that in order to be healthy and happy, our chi must be strong and flowing and thus we use energy work in all our treatments to enhance the healing of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues.

HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHING

Hidden Dragon seeks to empower you to live your healthiest and happiest life. Being healthy means so much more than how you feel on a physical level or what you consume on your plate. Your emotional, mental and spiritual happiness, and the ways you nourish yourself in all aspects of your life, is crucial to achieving a rich, wholesome, fulfilling and delicious life. Our health coaching offers a holistic approach to attaining optimal health and vitality in mind, body and soul. Treating you as a whole, we employ an integrative, preventative healthcare model to assist you with healthy eating and lifestyle choices and together, we will set and develop achievable goals, and integrate them into your routine for long-term sustainable change. By providing you with wellness and nutrition information, options, recommendations, guidance, motivation, skills and tools, we will help you establish a healthier lifestyle routine for a balanced life filled with increased wellbeing, energy, enthusiasm, vibrancy and passion. Ensuring a holistic lifestyle transformation, get ready to say Hello to a happier and healthier YOU! Ashlee is a Holistic Health and Happiness Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition, The Coaching Academy, NLP Practitioner, student of Richard Bandler).

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SUMMERTIME SAMADHI

Summertime Samadhi is our holistic summer festival filled with inspirational retreats, workshops and events focusing on health, happiness, healing, and human transformation.  Created for a unique tribe of alpine adventurers, explorers, dreamers, yogis, nature lovers, foodies and free spirits with a shared passion for the glorious Swiss Alps and transformative travel experiences! Join us for a summer of wellness celebrating our love and knowledge of the Alps and life-enhancing holistic modalities, which will improve the quality of your life by attaining more bliss, inner peace, harmony and vitality!

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