Print from www.stmartinchalets.at from 25.05.2013
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Austria leads Europe in quality of life and lack of pollution
Did you know…?
The high altitude of the Lungau region (above 1000m) is especially beneficial for improving health and fitness and an active vacation at St Martin Chalets can have a long lasting positive effect on a person's wellbeing.
Lungau is a focal point for healthy, natural
living and wellbeing. Even if you come here to let your hair down and relax,
the climate is so pleasant and there are so many opportunities for exercise and
fresh air, you won’t be able to resist its sense of outdoor adventure. Although
most people picture Austria covered in snow, it's beautiful all year round - with vast pastures, crystal-clear lakes and carpets of colourful wild
flowers. The whole region is criss-crossed with networks of hiking trails and
cycle / mountain bike routes and there are all sorts of organised tours and
treks to join. After a few days in
Austria’s pure mountain air (and maybe a couple of spa treatments), you’ll feel
like a different person. Whether you’re horse riding, mountain biking, hiking,
cross-country skiing or simply taking a break from it all, there’s a certain
magic about this place that seems to leave people feeling completely refreshed.
As if the fresh air weren't enough, Jodi has a Diploma in Wellness and holds a certificate in 'Touch for Health', otherwise known as Kinesiology (which is similar to Accupressure). She works alongside a visiting therapist and treats guests to sports massage and alternative "dorn therapy" either in the resort's fitness centre or in their own chalets. Jodi is also a Nordic Walking Trainer Professional and qualified mountain guide - regularly taking groups walking, skiing and snow shoeing in the mountains that surround the resort.
Thanks to an agreement with a local hotel, we also offer all-year-round beauty treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials and cosmetic treatments.
Prices are currently as follows, although these are subject to change:
• Neck/shoulder massage (25mins): 35 Euros
• Full body massage (55mins): 65 Euros
• Combi massage – neck, shoulders and back (55mins): 65 Euros
• Facial: 79 Euros
• Manicure, pedicure and reflexology: from 30 Euros
The 2009 World Competitiveness Yearbook found that Austria not only had one of the best qualities of life in Europe, but also had the lowest level of environmental pollution in the whole of Europe. Studies have shown that the production of red blood cells is increased at these altitudes and, after a longer period, even a notable reduction in weight can be achieved. The healthy climate "Reizklima" has positively helped with the treatment of several chronic illnesses, which include bronchitis and sinusitus, asthma caused by allergies, hay fever, skin diseases such as neurodermitis and psoriasis, chronic infections of the joints (arthritis and rheumatism) and heart disease.
If that's not enough to make you come, just picture your healthy autumn break...
As you wander through the forest, guided by your friendly, English-speaking hosts (us!), the mating calls of over 90 stags echo through the valley. Wild mushrooms (chanterelles and ceps) cover the forest floors and they truly are of the most delicious. When you reach your destination, you enjoy a traditional roast venison supper in the hunters' lodge. The next day you wander at up to 2500m above sea-level, where you walk past mountain lakes nestled between majestic summits. The day after that you take a tour of the local farm shops, where a delicious, home-grown organic (goes without saying!!) product awaits your palette. When you return to your chalet, you take a well-deserved rest and relax with a sauna and maybe treat yourself to a drop of Austrian red wine. What, on Earth, could be better?