It’s always difficult to avoid overindulging during the Christmas celebrations, but the director of Spa Santuario LeDomaine shares her own secrets to get back into the everyday routine and reveals the spa’s latest new features to enjoy throughout 2020.

Catia is always keen to point out that she is not a nutritionist. Her answers are therefore based on her personal and professional experience and are especially focused on beauty care. This is what we asked her.


Is it important to detox after overindulging during Christmas, something that is done in many cultures?

In my opinion, detoxing a couple of times a year is very important, and specially so after a period like Christmas. But before we begin, it is vital to know our state of health and to have as much information as possible to avoid any adverse effects.


In your opinion, which part of the body suffers most from overindulgence?

I wouldn’t say it’s the skin, but it certainly is the part of the body that we always forget! Excesses have a direct impact on our skin.


What are your most basic beauty and wellness tips to return to normality?

It is essential to stick to a beauty routine. Something as simple as cleansing and moisturising in the morning and evening will provide visibly healthier skin in a very short time. Applying a cleaning scrub once a week and a night treatment in the evening does not make life too difficult either. Setting a routine at the beginning of the year is a good way to get back on track and to challenge yourself to keep up the good work for the rest of the year.


If we could only pick one beauty treatment to make us feel as good as new at Spa Santuario LeDomaine, what would it be?

Without a doubt, the Anti-Stress Face & Body Experience. It is a face, body and relaxation treatment. If you add the use of our wonderful facilities, after three or four hours in the spa you get a profound feeling of wellness and renewed energy. 


Which is the most important routine to maintain our wellbeing?

Devote about 15 minutes a day (if we have 30 minutes, that’s even better!) to meditation. You don’t have to be a meditation expert, just allow yourself that time, breathe deeply and unwind.


Tell us three New Year’s resolutions that we should be able to accomplish without too much effort in terms of wellbeing.

  • Enjoy a spa session more often or, alternatively, stick to our planned beauty routine.
  • Spend a few hours a week connecting with ourselves, be it with music, a book, nature or any other activity we like.
  • Rest comfortably and sleep eight hours a day.


If we could go back in time, which treats or excesses should we avoid or limit our consumption of, and why?

Personally, I don’t like to say that avoiding something in particular will be better or worse because what is good for one person may not necessarily be good for others. On the other hand, I do think it is very important to read the small print of what we buy. We may spend a little more time shopping, but we will be able to make healthier choices and buy more sustainable products. This also applies to cosmetics.


What’s new in the spa in 2020? Can you tell us any new treatments or services?

The big news this year are the Tibetan Singing Bowls. It’s not only about meditation but also cabin therapies using the bowls. Furthermore, we will open for the first time on Valentine’s Day this year with a special promotion for couples. And, speaking of combating excesses, I would like to mention a new personalised facial treatment: Anne Semonin Intensive Complex Detox specially designed to cleanse congested skin.