Six Senses Douro Valley Spa – Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley Spa
Six Senses Douro Valley

What can you tell us about your luxury spa?

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal Spa ReviewSix Senses Spa Douro Valley is entered down ceremonial stairs flanked with incised bronze plaster and a wall covered in squared shelving where candles are lit throughout the day. The reception area is a lively place to interact, where guests can peruse a selection of glamorous caftans, spa and yoga clothing for male and females, jewelry, swimsuits, robes and T-shirts, art and objects as well as a wide offering of beauty products and fragrances from The Organic Pharmacy and Biologique Recherche brands.

The 2.200 square meter spa (24.00 square feet) has 10 treatment rooms and all have windows looking out over secret gardens and water features or stunning views of the valley. Relaxation pods have huge collar cushions to support the back and neck and a lovely amenity pantry.

The enormous indoor pool and Vitality Suite area are unparalleled in both size and indulgence. One’s worldly troubles float away to the expansive view on imposing trees of the hotel park and over the river Douro.

On the other side, the fitness area is concealed behind frosted glass walls, offering an amazing view and a generous area for stretching and cooling down and yoga lessons.

Just on the side of the expansive indoor pool a massive wooden table is set in front of a beautiful iron and wooden cabinet where old pharmacy ceramic and glass pots store all the ingredients necessary for the Alchemy Bar workshop. In this workshop guests can learn, hands on, how to make home and beauty products based on natural ingredients.

What makes you unique?

Six Senses Douro Valley Spa offers a layered approach to wellness that unites a pioneering spirit with treatments that go beyond ordinary. Guests can choose how active or passive they would like to be and enjoy a soothing body treatment, a result-oriented facial or a spa experience that changes their perspective on life. There are many ways to achieve wellness and at Six Senses guests are guided on a personalized path to growth and reconnection.

Wellness Programs
Six Senses Integrated Wellness, an innovative approach to wellness that allows the group’s in-house experts to measure and analyse key physiological biomarkers to provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice, and design a personalized program of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities based on the preventative principles of the Eastern medicine approach and the result-oriented Western influences.

Sleep with Six Senses program allows guests holidaying in places of incredible beauty, with empathetic service and exceptional experiences to also have the opportunity to enjoy the best sleep imaginable. Sleep is unreservedly recognized as the most important contributor to an individual’s health.

A series of Yogic Programs: Discover Yoga, Yogic Detox and Yogic Sleep, were introduced to allow guests to experience yoga in a deeper and more profound way. These programs bring together the expertise and skills of in-house yoga masters with the healing properties of the surrounding environment.

Visiting Practitioners
Ranging from Ayurvedic doctors, VIP Personal trainers, must-visit osteopaths, facialists with high-tech technology and skillful fingers to aura readers, the spa will welcome the old and the new alternative medicine practitioners in the pursuit of its guests’ well-being.

What do you recommend as the ultimate treatment?


Biologique Recherche is a prescriptive, results-driven skin care brand with a range of highly concentrated products. The ideology behind this brand is that everyone’s skin is unique, and ‘skin types’ don’t exist. Biologique Recherche refers to ‘Skin Instants®’, which is a snapshot of your skin at that particular moment in time.
Please note that your dedicated therapist will recommend the most suitable facial for your skin based on the results of your skin instant lab and all treatments are always tailored to your personal needs.

Skin Analysis with Skin Instant Lab 30 minutes
Using specialized probes and customized software, Skin Instant Lab provides a proper skin diagnosis and accurate results which allow our therapists to design a personalized treatment just for you. In addition to a manual evaluation of the skin, this software helps us identify water loss, lipid barrier function, elasticity, pigmentation levels as well as oiliness of the skin.

Soin Restructurant et lissant 90 minutes
Soin Restructurant et Lissant is an excellent anti-stress treatment working in harmony with the lymphatic and circulatory system. This protective and repairing booster calms, hydrates and sculpts. Contains Amino Acids, Fatty Acids, Royal Jelly, Squash and Hyaluronic Acid.

Soin Second Skin (includes Skin analysis) 90 minutes
This pioneering renewing and lifting treatment is created using an electrospun mask with 80% pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid. A world premiere in professional care, it is positioned as a cosmetic alternative to dermal filler injections and is intended for mature Skin Instants® damaged by the signs of ageing to provide an immediate tightening effect and increase skin firmness whilst reinforcing the skin’s water retention.

Non-Surgical Facelift Facial (“The new way to iron your wrinkles away”) 90 minutes
Radiofrequency (RF) is a technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure.
Forehead (lift brows and tightens forehead skin).
Under the eyes (thickens skin and tightens and lifts the upper cheek skin).
Cheeks (lifts slightly and diminishes enlarged pores).
Mid-face, jaw line (diminishes jowling and sagging along the jaw line).
The neck (tightens skin and diminishes wrinkling of the neck).

What other amenities can your guests enjoy?


This wellness experience starts with a personal consultation during which you choose a treatment such as a body scrub or wrap plus face or hair mask. This is followed by a workshop on how to make aromatherapy products from locally sourced herbs and ingredients. These freshly prepared and organic products are later used in your chosen treatment.

Any insider tips

We have a weekly activities calendar that includes all sorts of different activities, from wellness to art, from sports to wine tastings.


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