There are destination spas around the world touting the ability to transform your mind and body into a balanced, radiating vessel of health and wellness in a blink of an eye. Some of these spas make good on their promises, and some, unfortunately, fall short. So, when searching for the number one, the place to invest your time and money in an effort to improve the state of your health – it’s important to know the facts and analyze their offerings to be sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck. It’s at the world-renowned Lanserhof Tegernsee, that we believe, this is possible. It is, by far, the world’s number one destination spa for 2018.
A year-round destination guided by the LANS Med Concept, a medical approach that combines Western (modern) medicine (prevention) with naturopathy and validated therapy methods – the entire medical experience here is founded on the principals and findings of Austrian physician F.X. Mayr. Being the core of the experience, the medical services here are number one, but they are wrapped in a cocoon of luxury and beauty at the Tegernsee location, as well as the two other locations in Germany and Austria.
Your journey at Lanserhof begins before you arrive. Medical questionnaires and, if necessary, conversations with your regular physicians are to be filled out and had before your arrival, all to streamline your goals and objectives while on property. A team of doctors and an advisor are assigned to you before arrival and help plan your program according to your specific needs. This could be whole body detoxification, weight loss or a slew of other options that relate to general wellness or particular ailments.
People descend on Lanserhof from all over the world. Once you land at Munich airport, it’s a quick 45 minutes before you’ve arrived to your home away from home over the next 7, 14 or 21 days. Lanserhof has several program lengths to choose from that will suit your needs, 7 days being the minimum we recommend to allow your body the time it needs to reap the benefits of the program – through self-healing and regeneration. Our goal was detoxification, and the 7 days we spent at Tegernsee allowed us to settle-in to our new way of thinking, eating and being.
Lanserhof is luxurious. But, in true German style, that luxury comes in minimalism. The focus here is nature and light. Set in the Bavarian Alps, gorgeous equally in the winter as it is in the summer, the resort was designed by Master Architect Christoph Ingenhoven. Over 226,000 square feet of space, including 70 stunning suites and studios for guests, treatment rooms, exercise facilities, two pools and an 18-hole golf course make this place heaven on Earth. Everywhere you look here is easy on the eyes, not alarming or too much to take-in, just easy. It all allows your mind to stop, rest and heal from the bombardment of sights and sounds it perceives in your usual environment at home.
Within this unique, nature-focused environment the Lanserhof team deploys their knowledge to help you move through the 6 pillars of the F.X. Mayr therapy: rest, purification, awareness, integration, sports and soul. A series of preparations, lectures, treatments and dining experiences help make-up a program that is designed to help you achieve whole body wellness.
Rooms and public spaces at Lanserhof Tegernsee are open, bright, light and allow energy to move through, freely. You can truly feel that everywhere here. This allows your body to take-in that flowing energy much in the same way – opening you up to heal from whatever ails you.
Suites here are large. Checking-in you’ll find your program details printed in your room, comfortable sofas, a writing desk and a cozy bed (one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in).
A bar in the room is meant for you to have access to the only two liquids you’re allowed to ingest over your time at Lanserhof – water and non-caffeinated herbal tea. Some might be shocked by this at first, and any coffee addict might have a minor panic attack at the news of this – but it’s important to go with the flow here. There’s a method.
Bathrooms in your suite are large and beautiful.
Dual sinks with soft lighting.
Rain showers where you can spend 30-minutes under Alpine water.
Plush robes and slippers are waiting for you in your room. These items will undoubtedly become your best friends here, as you can move from treatment to treatment in them, always being at your most comfortable.
Much of a program at Lanserhof is focused on food and our very skewed relationship with it. Here you will be re-taught how to eat, what to eat, when to eat it and how food can really become the medicine that heals you.
Cooking classes are offered throughout your stay and allow you to see the proper way to prepare food, as not to destroy its nutritional integrity.
Over the course of your program, depending on your objectives, you’ll see that food is quite limited as calorie restriction is important here. This isn’t to deprive you or necessarily to make you lose weight, but to help restart your cells and reboot them.
At Lanserhof, they believe that cells become lazy when fed and overfed at every hungry whim you might have. Mild fasting allows them to reboot and become efficient again, helping you further eliminate waste and unwanted fat when you leave the facility.
Food at Lanserhof is delicious and, of course, organic. The mainly vegetarian diet is cleansing and built into your program for a purpose. Everything is done with an intention here.
I experienced Lanserhof Tegernsee in the winter, which was stunning. Aside from my own health goals of total body detoxification, I had wanted to reconnect with nature in a way that I hadn’t before. Waking-up each day for breakfast and gazing out of my room onto the glistening snow and the iced over Alps in the distance, I couldn’t help but be taken by the magic of it all. My daily medical massages, detoxification foot baths (where ions draw toxins out of your body through your feet) and other activities were juxtaposed against gorgeous vistas as far as the eye can see. It was a scene out of Frozen and I felt like I was in a health-focused fairy tale.
I can only say that I fully trust Lanserfof and their method, and this is why I believe them to be the best. I don’t have time or energy for empty promises and I know, that here, I’m getting what I signed up for. I left feeing regenerated and with more knowledge about my lifestyle and body under my belt. What more can I ask for?