Clarion Hotel Itaipava
Estrada Uniao Industria,
Phone: (55) 24 22225155
Fax: (55) 24 22225155
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Named for its founder, José Hermógenes de Andrade Filho, this institute specializes in hatha yoga, and is perhaps the best-known name on the Brazilian yoga scene. Most of the country's best yoga instructors have taken their basic training from Professor Hermógenes, and Instituto Hermógenes has a lot to teach those looking to get fit and stay healthy.
With its soothing Oriental vibe, Massagem Alternativa is a far cry from the hustle and bustle that is characteristic of Copacabana. With the therapists working magic with their hands, it is next to impossible to retain any stress in your body, and you are sure to come out feeling good as new. Ayurvedic, Thai, Tantric and Sports are among some of the massages on offer, and though they concentrate on different areas, all are effective in relieving stress and achieving a peaceful state of mind.
After a day out in the scorching sun at Copacabana Beach, the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro's Mirante Health Club is the place to head to for some rest and relaxation. The facials and massages are wonderfully soothing, and the foot baths are perfect remedies for aching feet. Mirante Health Club offers fitness classes, and fitness counseling is also available. Appointments are required.
Espaço Nirvana has been designed with the sole aim of making its patrons experience complete rejuvenation. A range of Ayurvedic and Oriental therapies to relax both mind and body are on offer, and the bamboo therapy is another wonderful way to unwind. Full body treatments as well as holistic therapies like reiki can also be availed.
All the equipment that you could possibly require to get you started on the path to good health is available at Balance Fitness. Situated in Copacabana, this health club features an indoor bike room, a pilates room, two rooms for aerobics, a stretching room, medical room, sauna and more. In addition, a bar stocked with fresh juices and healthy food is on site. A boutique and cyber cafe ensure that there is something to do post-workout as well.
In the heart of the busy district of Ipanema lies this oasis of calm, where exhausted sightseers can recharge their batteries. Patrons at HBD Spa can enjoy a relaxing Swedish massage, indulge in an invigorating skin cleansing treatment or choose a spiritually-healing procedure like reiki. A number of cosmetic procedures can also be availed. The salon offers services like hair removal, makeup, hair treatments and more.
As the name suggests, Care Body & Soul is the place to head to when you feel the need to be pampered and taken care of. If a few hours of shopping in the busy district of Ipanema have left you tired, this spa has what it takes to leave you feeling rejuvenated. Using products by renowned brands like L'Oréal, Care Body & Soul offers its patrons a range of skin treatments, and some relaxing massages.
Whether you're a fitness freak or just finding your feet in the world of fitness, Proforma has a lot to offer. State-of-the-art equipment is available, and personal trainers can guide you on what works best for your body. Nutritionists are on hand, and Proforma also offers a special program, which includes fitness classes, for clients over the age of 60.
Any exhaustion you may be experiencing due to exploring Rio's many wonderful sights will be done away with at Estética Ipanema, where there is a vast array of relaxing treatments on offer. Whether you're looking to unwind with a massage or restore your skin's glow with a facial, this place has what you need. Some cosmetic procedures are also offered.
Situated in Ipanema, Spa Maria Bonita is ideal for those seeking some rest and relaxation. The massages, which include Ayurvedic and Shiatsu, are great stress-busters, and the oil-and-salt scrub is wonderfully soothing. A number of aesthetic facial and body treatments are offered, and Spa Maria Bonita also organizes pilates classes. Spazziano is the on-site restaurant serving organic food.
Looking to give your locks a brand new look? If so, Leblon's Crystal Hair is an excellent spot to head to. Using products by renowned brands like L'Oréal Professionnel, Schwarzkopf and Redken, this salon offers its patrons services like coloring, straightening, extensions, hair therapy and more. Makeup, manicures and pedicures and bridal services are also available.
KS, located in Barra da Tijuca, offers one of the largest weight training rooms in town, where you can work by yourself or with the help of certified personal trainers. Computerized cardio machines are also available to help you achieve good cardio conditioning. There are body sculpting, spinning, aero dance, lambaerobics, jiu-jitsu and aqua classes. There are also ballet and swimming lessons offered for children. Improve your skills on the squash court and unwind in the sauna and the bar afterwards.