New medical spa set to open in Sardinia in October

A new medical spa, the Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa, is set to open at Sardinia’s Forte Village resort on October 1.

The medical spa has been developed in collaboration with the Thalasso Research Centre at the University of Milan and draws inspiration from the ancient baths established by the Romans in the nearby town of Nora around 3 AD.

Set on the 120-acre estate that Forte Village occupies, Acquaforte will feature a thalassotherapy area, clinic, beauty centre, gym and personal training, and yoga in the Ayurvedic Park of the resort garden.

The medical spa will also feature 25 treatment rooms, a room for medical consultations, two saunas, a steam room, and a thalassotherapy circuit.

The thalassotherapy circuit will comprise six different pools: a brine pool; a brine pool with aloe and mint; a high saline density pool; a sea oil pool; and two pure seawater pools – heated to 25°-27° and 37-38° respectively.

The Acquaforte Clinic will include the Forte Lab, a diagnostic centre designed to assess clients’ health and devise personalised healthcare programmes.

Services offered at the clinic will range from stress, detox and anti-ageing tests, to a “body reshape test” – looking at the levels of fat and water in the body – and monitoring the muscles’ production of lactic acid.

Treatments in the beauty centre will include oxygen therapy, microdermabrasion and radiofrequency treatments, among other options.

Aromatherapy, shiatsu and four-hand massage will be some of the spa treatments on offer, while types of yoga in the Ayurvedic Park will include Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and Gentle Hatha.

Among the programmes offered at Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa will be the four-day Weight-Loss, Anti-Ageing and Thalasso Detox programmes.