The new health club - located at Saint George Lycabettus in Athens - offers the occasion for guests to practice yoga by Ananea Pilates + Yoga or enjoy specialized spa treatments at TS Woman Studios, rejuvenating both body and mind. Each program offered at the health club is different and depends on the physical situation or preferences of those participating. Programs can be more dynamic or more therapeutic.
The health club at Saint George Lycabettus — Photo courtesy of Ananea Pilates + Yoga
Aerial yoga is one the most pleasant ways to improve one's physical condition, which is perhaps why it's the focus here. This type of yoga aims at decongesting those points on the body where mental and corporeal fatigue tend to manifest.
This yoga is ideal for everybody, even for those who have never tried yoga before. With aerial yoga, you'll acquire muscular strength and increase flexibility and balance. By learning the correct alignment of the body, you can also increase mobility and release tensions the body has accumulated due to everyday stress. During this experience, the chest expands, permitting better breathing. The back of the neck relaxes, permitting the alignment of the spine and the decongesting of the lower back.
TS Woman Studios' spa treatments are inspired by ancient therapies. Ingredients of herbs and plants such as sage, olive oil, mastiha, citrus fruits, sea salt and carobs are used in new therapies that aim to detoxify, relax and give an overall feeling of wellness. Their positive influence on the body and beauty has been proven over the centuries.
The ideal treatments for detoxifying are sauna and peeling. Ground olive kernels, sage and honey or salt are some of the best ingredients to get rid of dry skin, renew the outer layer and leave it glowing and healthy.
For relaxation, try a massage with warm, relaxing essential oils such as rosemary, lavender and olive oil. The feeling of relaxation and the perfume of the ingredients stay on the body all day.
Reflexology and aromatherapy - with toning essential oils such as citrus fruits, bergamot, orange and lemon - tone the skin, leaving it glowing and soft. Nothing beats the all over wellness this treatment gives. The essential oils also decrease free radicals, have an antidepressant effect, decrease stress, influence a positive mood, help you to sleep restfully and strengthen the immune system.