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Founded in 1931 by Dr. Paul Niehans, a cellular therapy trailblazer whose methods were rooted in the extraction of various organs from sheep and sheep fetuses, Clinique La Prairie, in Montreaux, Switzerland, has steadily built on its original vision to create a private luxury clinic offering regenerating and revitalizing treatments based on organ extracts.
Clinique La Prairie, an award-winning health spa and medical center based in Montreux, Switzerland, celebrated its 80th anniversary in NYC last week with a luncheon, courtesy of the clinic’s Executive Chef Jean-Bernard Muraro. There, the clinic, which has made significant discoveries in cell therapy and anti-aging, introduced its new initiatives for 2011, which include: An […]
In the Footsteps of Spa History – Clinique La Prairie, Switzerlandby Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider 75 years ago, Clinique La Prairie opened in Montreux, Switzerland. Professor Niehans would give clients “revitalization treatments” which were injections of fresh animal cells that were thought to “support under-functioning organs.” Later, treatments used a liver extract. These days there […]
The Flavor of Swiss Spas by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Fast forward from my last blog entry re Zurich and skydiving. The weather turned rainy – skydiving was cancelled – change of plans – we all got into the car and headed for Lausanne. We drove the back way over the hills so Nicholas could […]
Touring Spas of Switzerland – First Stop,the Spa at Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel by Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Landed in Zurich, rented a car and drove with Peter and his son, Nicholas, to Interlaken where we checked into the historic Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel. (It took us under two hours, which included a stop for my much […]
Free Spa Treatments in Aspen next Weekend, August 9th and 10th. By Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider Am still in Australia at the wonderful Gwinganna Health Retreat where last night’s dinner conversation turned to Aspen – someone comparing the skiing here ‘down under’ to Aspen skiing. In her words they were “different leagues” like kindergarten and […]
Spa at Gwinganna in Australia Shows Innovation in Massage, Facials and Body work – and it worksBy Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider What a novel idea. Instead of creating a spa menu and then hiring therapists to perform the various massages, body scrubs and facials offered, how about hiring the practitioners first and then creating the […]
Gwinganna Spa Lifestyle Retreat has Got it Right By Susie Elils, SpaFinder Insider Am here in Australia at Gwinganna – a new spa (where Hugh Jackman and many others go). It opened less than two years ago and seems to be a smashing success. After just a few days here, I can see why. More […]
One fun element of spending time at a spa where you interact with other guests (especially at destination spas – my favorite kind of spa) is that you learn some interesting tidbits from others. Between conversations on a hike or chatting with someone at a meal, I get a glimpse into other people’s lives […]
Stay Spa Close to New York City – Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa – Worth the RideBy Susie Ellis SpaFinder Insider Last Saturday was a honey-do day for me. Not the melon kind but the “honey do this, honey do that” kind. Peter loves his motorcycles and just loves riding in the beautiful countryside outside […]