The new 5* Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor, Portugal has focused its premise around the early detection, repair and prevention of silent yet chronic inflammation in the body, which is a trigger for the most prevalent chronic diseases we are faced with in modern day living.
Set to open on 1st August 2019, the Longevity Wellness Worldwide’s flagship property features a state-of-the-art health and wellness centre and is the first of its kind embracing modern integrative and regenerative medicine with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, therapies and programmes.
This ground-breaking adults-only health and wellness property located in the western Algarve features panoramic views of the bay of Alvor. The 70-room hotel offers a world-class wellness and medical spa spanning two floors. A comprehensive choice of medical and non-medical state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapies will be available for optimal health and wellness of its clients.
The Health & Wellness facilities
The facilities at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel are cutting edge, focusing on diagnosis and rebalancing, offering a myriad of bespoke solutions to detox and regenerate body and mind.
Offering an impressive combination of integrative and regenerative based medicine for health and wellness, this focus on harmony and balance using high impact premium solutions is keenly reflected throughout the property. Featuring a spa with 100% natural products, dedicated detox and hammam treatment rooms, a detox sensation indoor pool, relax heated dynamic indoor pool and rooftop infinity pool, this is only the beginning. Even the unique wave shaped architecture of the building is a subtle nod to Longevity’s core principles of restoration and regeneration.
Targeting Chronic Inflammation
Long-term chronic, low grade, silent inflammation is believed to be the root cause of many chronic illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heart disease, depression, dementia, celiac disease, psoriasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and cancer. This silent, chronic inflammation can be triggered by stress, consuming sugary foods, toxic chemicals, fat cells or an autoimmune condition. It results in elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and inflammatory markers such as CRP is produced and released into the blood in a continuous stream travelling to all areas in the body. Since pain or other symptoms are not manifested immediately in this type of inflammation, it can lead to high levels of CRP and oxidative stress and the development of chronic diseases.
It is believed by scientists that chronic inflammation drives many types of cancers due to the increased risk of mutations generated by chemicals that damage DNA through excessive production of free radicals and depletion of antioxidants. The effects of chronic inflammation in the human body can be even more dramatic as inflammation and DNA damage go on silently for many years. We can’t live without inflammation, but it can turn against us in dangerous ways. This long-term inflammatory process leads to oxidative stress and reduces cellular antioxidant capacity, leading to ongoing mutation and DNA damage, which are a predisposing factor for cancer and age-related disorders.
Treatments that are particularly suited for remedying inflammation include a wide set of intense Detox therapies such as Ozone Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and premium Dietary Supplements, all available at the new Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor.
Ozone therapy is the administration and absorption of ozone and oxygen in order to optimize the amount of oxygen in our body. Ozone has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties, which makes it an excellent treatment to reduce inflammation, reduce free radicals and is used as a treatment for various pathologies but is also increasingly used in aesthetic medicine applications. A 30-minute Ozone & Oxygen Therapy Session costs €200
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room or tube. It is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, our lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
The blood carries this oxygen throughout the body helping to fight bacteria and stimulating the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. The body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen our blood can carry and this increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. A 75-minute Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Session costs €125 (requires a Medical Consultation.
Supplements and Diet
Longevity Wellness Worldwide has created a range of premium quality supplements to help tackle specific health concerns. These are state-of-the-art pharmaceutically designed supplements free from sugar, salt, wheat, soya, gluten, dairy and animal products and are only available as prescribed at Longevity Wellness Worldwide properties.
Longevity supplements that help tackle inflammation include:
Longevity Detox, Repair & Anti Inflammation – Works to repair damaged cells and organs, defending the body from chronic inflammation (caused by stress, unbalanced nutrition, sedentarism, environmental pollution, toxin build-up), increasing energy and vitality and bolstering the immune system.
Longevity Cardiovascular Regenerate & Protect – Helps the body’s cardiovascular system regenerate from inflammation and oxidation and protects it from daily symptoms of a modern lifestyle by improving blood flow and vascular elasticity.
Longevity Omega 3 – an essential for cardio-vascular health, regulating inflammation, relaxing blood vessels and reducing blood pressure & cholesterol.
Longevity Selenium – Essential for the maintenance of a healthy cellular system, particularly indicated as adjuvant of the defences of the organism in the degenerative processes of the tissues. Important antioxidant, it protects of the free radicals, main responsible for the degeneration of the cells. Thus, selenium helps prevent premature aging and increase the body’s natural defences against various diseases.
Longevity Gluthatione – This formula has been specifically designed to protect your body. Of high anti-oxidant power, this formula helps reduce oxidative stress, helping the cells, thus protecting them from premature aging.
Longevity Turmeric – Formula specially prepared to help through its strong anti-inflammatory power, such as in cases of arthrosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps boost the immune system. Its strong role as a reducer of oxidative stress, leads to a clear improvement of brain functioning.
While there are many factors that may contribute to chronic inflammation, nutrition has a significant influence. As such, what we eat can directly contribute to accumulated detrimental effects of inflammatory responses which may not manifest in visible or noticeable symptoms until much later. Therefore, diet can play a critical role in preventing or addressing damage to the body. Staying true to the core of the Longevity brand the food served in the hotel’s two restaurants will be fresh, delicious and colourful, focusing on local, alkaline and anti-inflammatory foods. Leafy greens, beans, legumes, spices, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Contact and Booking
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel offers a standard room from £170 – per room per night on a B&B basis, based on 2 sharing. https://longevitywellnessworldwide.com/