Located within Suites Alba Resort & Spa, Spa Alba is an oasis in Portugal’s Algarve. Here classic Eastern traditions are merged with contemporary techniques of the West, making sure both your body and mind are restored after a visit here. The spa has several treatment rooms including a room with a Vichy shower and relaxation area’s with comfortable loungebeds. They also have a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish steam bath.
We were warmly welcomed to Spa Alba by therapists Ana and Monica, who are both extremely knowledgeable about what they do and make you feel right at home. At Spa Alba there are a lot of wonderful things on the menu, ranging from classical to well-being massages and from body treatments to hydrotherapy. They even offer crystal bath’s where you can soak like Cleopatra to your heart’s content. Although the treatments are a nice pampering experience, there is more to them than that. They are designed to help the body heal itself.
This is evident in the treatments we received; a Pinda Sveda massage (€85 and 80 min) and a Geological Mud Wrap and Massage (€80 and 60 min). The Pinda Sveda is a vigorous massage that is executed with two linen bags filled with rice and aromatic herbs (rosemary in our case). This massage can help to alleviate muscle and joint pain, tensions and stress. The Geological Mud Wrap and Massage is especially good for the body because it helps you absorb the mud’s essential minerals. Mud spa therapies promote the release of several antioxidants, which protect the skin from free radical damage and early aging. These antioxidants also help to enhance your body’s levels of important skin-nutrients such as vitamin E and C.
Non-guests are also welcome at Spa Alba, so make sure you go here regardless of where you are staying. It is well worth a visit, you will feel like a whole new person after a session here.
Spa Alba: 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
Suites Alba Resort & Spa
Praia de Albandeira
8400-403 Lagoa, Algarve