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A medical spa, also known as a medi-spa, is a type of spa that combines traditional spa services with medical procedures to provide a comprehensive approach to health, wellbeing and beauty. The difference between a ‘normal’ health resort and a medical spa, is that a medical spa is supervised by a medical director. Medical spas typically offer a variety of treatments and services, including impressive, technology-based treatments to get a true understanding of your health and wellbeing, through a variety of medical tests that can reveal which treatments, activities and nutrition would be most beneficial for you. Apart from those medical tests, a medi-spa also offers a wide range of traditional spa treatments such as massages, facials or pedicures. Some medi-spas offer cosmetic treatments, such as injectables, laser treatments and other cosmetic treatments
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Zulal Wellness Resort
5
Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar
The sustainable Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som combines Arabic hospitality and traditional Islamic medicine with the holistic philosophy of Chiva-Som, Thailand's internationally acclaimed Destination Spa.
3 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
4
Palazzo di Varignana, Italy
Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at this elegant Italian estate, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The award-winning spa, named 'Best Italian Spa 2020,' makes it an ideal spot for both short getaways and extended wellness stays.
4 Reviews
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel
5
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel, Portugal
Longevity Health & Medical Hotel is an adults-only Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve.
15 Reviews
Atlantida Boutique Hotel
5
Atlantida Boutique Hotel, Slovenia
Luxurious boutique hotel in Slovenia featuring thermal water with the highest magnesium content globally. A powerful boost for numerous health issues.
3 Reviews
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort
5
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort, Italy
Five-star hospitality and transformative wellness programs have earned Preidlhof numerous awards. Personal growth and being intensely pampered and enjoying oneself go hand in hand in this stunning environment.
4 Reviews
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
5
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge.
6 Reviews
Rimski Dvor
4
Rimski Dvor, Slovenia
Rimski Dvor in Rimske Terme offers a peaceful escape to a Roman-inspired paradise. Reconnect with nature, well-being, medical team and relaxation while indulging in healing waters and a perfect blend of tradition and modern comfort.
6 Reviews
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel
4
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel - Tenerife, Canary Islands
You are in excellent hands for a F. X. Mayr, Ayurveda or thalasso programme at the authentic family hotel, OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel
34 Reviews
RAKxa Integrative Wellness
5
RAKxa Integrative Wellness, Thailand
The RAKxa Integrative Wellness is the first sustainable, comprehensive Medical & Holistic retreat in Thailand. Amidst a lush green oasis, you work on your health under the guidance of experts at all levels. Rakxa's expertise: weight loss programs.
6 Reviews
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa
5
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa, Portugal
Longevity Medical Spa not only provides expertly administered treatments under the supervision of specialists but also offers the ultimate luxurious five-star experience.
20 Reviews
Palazzo Fiuggi
5
Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy
Palazzo Fiuggi is an ultra-luxurious medical spa offering tailor-made programs, thalassotherapy, and natural springs near Rome, along with a unique nutritional plan based on epigenetic science.
3 Reviews
Park Igls
4
Park Igls Medical Spa Resort, Austria
Park Igls is a private medical spa located in the heart of Tyrol, Austria. One of the leading award-winning medical spas in Europe, with a focus on the Mayr approach for a healthier lifestyle.
17 Reviews
MAYRLIFE
5
MAYRLIFE, Austria
MAYRLIFE Medical Health Resort combines modern medical expertise and technologies with the traditional Dr. F.X. Mayr method in a sporty location in the beautiful Austrian Alps.
4 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic
5
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic seamlessly blends Eastern philosophies with Western perspectives on health and well-being within its luxurious and modern setting.
36 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico
5
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico, Mexico
Brand new award-winning medical spa with an integrated approach - sister to the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain - nestled in the tropical nature on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Chenot Palace Weggis
5
Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland
Chenot Palace Weggis is the brand new Chenot flagship in Switzerland. The Chenot Method is known worldwide for its medical detox programs where Western science and Eastern philosophy come together.
6 Reviews
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
5
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Germany
A luxurious hotel exuding timeless elegance and grandeur, complemented by a state-of-the-art spa boasting contemporary finesse and cutting-edge amenities.
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What is a medical spa

A medical spa, also known as a medi-spa, is a hotel or resort that combines traditional spa services with medical procedures to provide a comprehensive approach to health, wellbeing and beauty. The difference between a ‘normal’ health resort and a medical spa, is that a medical spa is supervised by a medical director. Medical spas typically offer a variety of treatments and services, including impressive, technology-based treatments to get a true understanding of your health and wellbeing, through a variety of medical tests that can reveal which treatments, activities and nutrition would be most beneficial for you. Apart from those medical tests, a medi-spa also offers a wide range of traditional spa treatments such as massages, facials or pedicures. Some medi-spas offer cosmetic treatments, such as injectables, laser treatments and other cosmetic treatments

A medical spa is always supervised by a medical director who is a licensed physician. The director is responsible for overseeing the medical and spa treatments, ensuring that all treatments are performed safely and that all staff members are properly trained and licensed. The medical director may also be involved in developing treatment plans, performing medical consultations and overseeing the use of medical-grade equipment. A side note on this: while doctors typically supervise medical spas, not all treatments are necessarily performed by a physician. Some treatments may be performed by licensed nurse practitioners, physician assistants or registered nurses who work under the supervision of the medical director.

What to expect from a Medical Spa

The goal of a medical spa is to provide a safe way to improve overall health and wellbeing. Guests can receive treatments in a comfortable, relaxed environment, and medical spas typically offer a more personalized approach to care than traditional medical clinics or hospitals. If you have a specific health or wellbeing goal, and you would like to do this under supervision of a medical doctor, then a medical spa could be a great option for you. Medical spas have become increasingly popular in recent years, with professional programmes that might aid your health and wellbeing goals, such as help quitting smoking, back pain relief, long covid or reuma. Spa lovers can still be able to enjoy treatments that are part of a typical luxury spa holiday, but with the added benefits of modern-day technologies and expert medical staff. Apart from technology-based and spa treatments, medical spas can also offer aesthetic treatments and address issues ranging from specific skin issues and healthy ageing.

The benefits of a medical spa 

  • Safe, effective treatments and advanced technology: Medical spas provide many modern and up-to-date treatments. Choosing a rejuvenating healthy ageing holiday at a medical spa, rather than surgical procedures will really reflect in your skin, body and therefore your mind too. Many healthy ageing spa programmes combine treatments and exercises for youthfulness, complemented with skin and nutrition consultations. Leading medical spas have the latest and most up-to-date equipment, which make treatments and procedures as safe and effective as possible.
  • Improved Appearance: Treatments like Botox injections, dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, giving patients a more youthful and refreshed look. 
  • Personalized Care: Medical spas offer a more personalized approach to care, allowing patients to receive treatments and services tailored to their specific needs and goals. 
  • Relaxation: Medical spas offer a peaceful and relaxing environment, making it easier for patients to unwind and de-stress. Being in a professional environment like a medical spa will ease your mind and keep you calm, especially knowing you have a Thai massage booked later that day, rather than being in a public clinic, with doctors and patients hurrying around. This will make your recovery relaxing, stress-free and therefore speedy. It is important to ease emotional and physical pain, and medical spas offer as much time as you need to make the most out of your treatment and recover from any health issues. 
  • Convenient Care: Medical spas typically offer extended hours, making it easier for patients to fit treatments into their busy schedules. 
  • Improved Overall Health: Treatments like massages, facials, and body treatments can improve circulation, boost the immune system and reduce stress levels, all of which contribute to improved overall health and well-being. 
  • Non-Invasive Treatments: Many of the treatments offered at medical spas are non-invasive, meaning they do not require surgery. 
  • Services offered: In addition to the treatments mentioned earlier, medical spas may offer services such as microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, micro-needling, photofacials, and body contouring treatments. Some medical spas also offer wellness services like acupuncture, massage therapy and nutritional counseling. 
  • Qualified staff: Medical spas are required to have licensed medical professionals on staff, such as a medical doctor, a registered nurse, a physician assistant, or an aesthetician. These professionals are responsible for performing medical procedures and overseeing the facility's operations. It is essential to check the credentials of the staff before choosing a medical spa. 
  • Cost: Medical spa treatments are typically more expensive than traditional spa treatments due to the specialized equipment. Prices may vary depending on the treatment and the location of the facility.