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The Chedi Andermatt Spa in Switzerland

by Patricia Nugent

The Chedi Andermatt Spa SWITZERLAND

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, we at The Chedi Andermatt unite local traditions of hospitality with Asian charm and perfectly combine visually authentic Alpine chic with Asian style elements. The Chedi Andermatt has received the best possible rating by Forbes Travel Guide 2022, again making it one of the best hotels in Europe.

Nestled in a picturesque little ski village in the heart center of the Swiss Alps—The Chedi Andermatt Spa serves up a super-luxe level of curated Alpine-centric treatments.

The luxurious spa lies within a five-star hotel renowned for its Asian-inspired architecture and design. Surrounded by soaring mountains, Gemsstock and Nätschen—that offer some of the world’s best skiing—the spa provides the perfect apres-ski tonic to treat sore muscles and a wind-whipped face resulting from a day schussing down the slopes.

Treatment rooms include spa amenities to achieve a deep sense of calm, including Living Earth massage beds, infrared blankets, steam baths and whirlpools.

Facials, massages and body treatments tap into Alpienne, an organic line of locally sourced herbs, to relax and restore. Don’t miss the Alpienne Mountain Herbs Body Polish, a reviving treatment that invigorates via a natural salt peel infused with native mountain-grown herbs.

But don’t stop there.

Grab yourself a cup of herbal tea in the Tibetan-style relaxation lounge—after all, the word “chedi” refers to a place of meditation—as you wait to treat your freshly polished body to the Alpienne Mountain Massage. This heady blend of Marmot Oil and Arnica and Propolis massage milks elevates a classic full-body massage and targets parts of the body most overworked after a day crushing the powder.

Beauty rituals are geared toward reviving chapped skin through services such as the 30-minute Alpienne Eye Bright, a treatment that uses chamomile and a range of natural essences to freshen and radiate the eyes, as well as the Alpienne Mountain Herbs Facials, which begin with a BIOPIR base, a substance extracted from brewer’s yeast that contains a variety of natural B-complex vitamins, biotin, niacin, amino acids, vital minerals and trace elements.

Another purifying treatment to wrap your head around is the spa’s signature set of Nurturing Envelopment Rituals. Centered on a mixture of clay and mud smoothed over the body, the process begins with the application of a Honey Peeling Massage Milk. Once the “packs,” as they are called, are applied, guests then relax tucked beneath a heated infrared blanket, where the pack is more therapeutically absorbed into the body through the transfer of heat…how’s that for the ultimate post-ski soak?

The Chedi Andermatt is a GHM hotel. ghmhotels.com

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