August 1, 2023


New program combines restorative outdoor mountain activities with spa treatments based on Classical Chinese Medicine at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

PINZOLO, ITALY (Aug. 1, 2023) – Lefay Resorts & Residences announces a new indoor-outdoor spa program in the Italian Dolomites at its luxury eco-spa resort, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti. The new, 5-night Active & Balance Program combines restorative outdoor mountain activities with spa treatments based on the five movements of Classical Chinese Medicine. Created by the Lefay Scientific Committee, the program uses the natural landscape around the resort as an outdoor spa to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Italian Dolomites, in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, within the Adamello Brenta National Park, a protected zone of valleys, lakes, forests and glaciers established to conserve the extraordinary unspoiled beauty of the area. The Resort features 88 Suites, 2 residences and 2 restaurants.

Its 5,000-square-meter Lefay SPA is one of the largest in the entire Alpine region and includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms of varying temperatures and aromas, state-of-the-art gym, a floor dedicated to treatment and several specific relaxation areas. 

Guests can sample different activities each morning in the clear mountain air with trained mountain guides, followed by spa treatments and energy rebalancing activities each afternoon, including explorations into the five different “pathways” of the resort’s Lefay SPA World

Each pathway is devised to target the five elements of Classical Chinese Medicine and the season and energies they represent. The program is designed to detoxify and rebalance the energy flow and re-establish vital functions within the body.

Utilizing the innovative Lefay Wellness Method, that incorporates the principles of Classical Chinese Medicine with Western scientific research, the new, 5-night Active & Balance Program starts with a medical examination with a spa doctor to assess energy imbalances, which could lead to a physical disorder, followed by an acupuncture session, a fitness consultation and prescription of a personalized medicinal tea.  

Each Program guest will receive a customized recommendation for exploring the five Pathways within Lefay SPA World, which may include:

Green Dragon Day 
Representing spring and aimed at restoring feelings of restlessness, the Green Dragon Day starts with guided forest bathing. The simple method of breathing deeply amongst the trees is designed to bring a sense of calm. The Green Dragon pathway in the spa includes a mid-temperature bio-sauna fragranced with rosemary and orange and sensory waterfall. Guests will experience a Green Dragon Energy massage that follows the energy lines related to the liver and gallbladder in particular, while relaxing the muscles and stretching the Meridians. 

Red Phoenix Day
Red Phoenix embodies summer and high energy, with therapies to aid anxiety and sleep disorders. The day starts with a guided brisk cardio walk followed by a Red Phoenix Energy Massage which works on the energy lines corresponding to the heart. During the massage olive oil infused with essential oils of lavender or rose and neroli or verbena are used to bring a sense of renewed energy. The Red Phoenix pathway in the spa is a dry zone with hot Finnish Saunas and cold baths and scents of lavender and passion flower herbs. Here, guests will sample sauna stretching that uses gentle movement with heat, essential oils and breathing exercises to relieve tension, sooth muscles and eliminate toxins.

White Tiger Day  
White Tiger represents autumn and a time for reflection. The outdoor activity is one of guided meditation and breathing in the valley followed by a White Tiger Energy Massage which works to balance the different energy points with the aim of relaxing and increasing vitality in the body. During the massage essential oils of eucalyptus and thyme are used. The day includes a yoga session and time in the White Tiger zone in the spa, which is a humid area with a high percentage of steam and scents of mallow and blackcurrant. 

Black Tortoise Day 
Black Tortoise represents winter, a time of hibernation to refocus and rebuild energy. Following a walk along the river valley, guests will have a Black Tortoise massage to nourish the body and rebalance energy lines. A sense of calm is created in the Black Tortoise pathway in the spa with sessions in the salt water flotation lake and salt grotto and a mud body scrub. 

The Centre 
The Centre is the heart of the spa and the place where all the pathways connect. Here a large whirlpool is situated with views of the mountains and there are scents of lemon. Guests will have an Energy Facial Massage using essential oils to illuminate the skin and relax the muscles of the face. After this they can choose to revisit the path that resonates with them most. 

The Active and Balance Programme ends with a final examination and targeted recommendations for maintaining wellbeing at home. 

The 5-night Active and Balance Program starts at 3,250 Euros per person, based on two sharing a Prestige Junior Suite with full board (excluding alcohol) in Dolomia Restaurant and including all spa treatments within the program. To book visit


Room rates at Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti start at $460/night for Suites and $695/night for Residences and include buffet breakfast and entrance to Lefay SPA World of 5,000 sqm with pools, saunas, fitness center and relaxation areas.


About Lefay Resorts & Residences

Lefay Resorts & Residences ( was founded in 2006 by Domenico Alcide and Liliana Leali with the aim of becoming the Italian reference brand in the international market of luxury wellness holidays through the creation of a collection of eco-resorts according to the Italian style and living and the new Lefay concept of luxury. The first in the collection, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, opened in 2008 in Gargnano and has been awarded with more than 100 international accolades in 14 years, earning the status as one of the reference SPA Destinations worldwide. Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, opened in 2019, has already obtained 30 international awards. Consistent with the Lefay values of well-being and sustainability, both properties are totally carbon neutral and certified by the most influential organizations. The resorts are members of Preferred - “Legend” category, Traveller Made, Virtuoso and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts for Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda. In 2018 the Company entered the Serviced Branded Residences business, creating the first 21 Lefay Wellness Residences within an Italian SPA Destination. In October 2022, Lefay announced its first Resort in management contract abroad, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.


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