Once guests arrive at reception, a staff member asks them about any dietary restrictions and allergic reactions. This is also where the schedule is given for the day. Or if guests prefer, they can download the Clinique La Prairie app and access their daily itinerary there. They are then shown to their rooms for unwinding and relaxation before their tailored program starts.
Each visitor's program is based on Clinique La Prairie’s four pillars: movement, medical insight, wellbeing, and nutrition. Whatever your program, the approach is holistic. The goal is to boost immunity while slowing down the aging process. Stays are normally at a one-week minimum, and specialists work to enhance mental and physical health by fortifying the body and mind. Meals in the dining room are tailored to each person, and the hospitable wait staff members are familiar with each person's allergies, personal likes, and dislikes as far as food and dining preferences—and take the time to laugh, talk, and get to know their guests.
Dr. Paul Niehans developed cellular therapy in 1931 in Montreux, at the site where the clinic sits today. By 1950 Niehans was on to findings that caught the attention of those in science and medicine around the world, and subsequently brought exclusive guests including aristocrats, world leaders, athletes, artists, and celebrities. But it was Pope Pius XII’s treatment visit in 1954 that put the clinic on the map. Seven years later Niehans published the book, “La Thérapeutique Cellulaire” on his groundbreaking findings. In 1991 the medical center was built, followed in 2005 by a 48,437-square-foot facility that includes an indoor pool, spa area, and restaurant. Three years ago, the clinic created specialized programs including detox, weight management, and sleep therapy.
The spa makes use of Swiss Perfection cosmetics in the spa for facials and other skin treatments. An array of treatments, in addition to different types of massage, are available including temperature therapies such as cryotherapy, which bring intense healing from sports activities. Photo-stimulation, hydrotherapy, ice-bathing, and advanced infrared therapy are also used.
The Madrid facility focuses on longevity and aesthetics, including facials procedures, weight loss consulting, and nutrition.