Photos courtesy of Clinique La Prairie

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The Pioneer Spas: Clinique La Prairie

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.

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Clinique La Prairie Celebrates 80th Anniversary with NYC Luncheon

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 []

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In the Footsteps of Spa History – Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland

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 []

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The Flavor of Swiss Spas

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 []

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Free Spa Treatments in Aspen next Weekend, August 9th and 10th.

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 []

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Spa Gossip – A Source of Juicy Nuggets of Wisdom

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 []