SHA is a world-wide pioneering well-being clinic focused on improving and notably lengthening people’s health and well-being through the fusion of the best natural therapies, mainly originating from millenarian eastern wisdom and the most advanced western techniques.
SHA’s major fields are the nutrition and natural therapies (the SHA Method), healthy-aging and non-invasive Aesthetic Medicine. Located in Albir Beach, near the picturesque town of Villa de Altea (Valencia), SHA sits on a beautiful mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, as part of the Sierra Helada Natural Park, one of Spain’s foremost ornithological reserves. The mild micro-climate of the area guarantees fantastic temperatures all year around, and the area is recognized by the World Health Organization as having one of the World’s best climates; this in itself being an important factor for the maintenance of optimum health.
SHA Wellness Clinic has the firm intention of helping society through the care of both mind and body by means of the ideal combination of ancient oriental techniques and the ultimate advances in western medicine, thus re-establishing a harmonious balance between body, mind and spirit.
SHA’s objective is for guests to feel more vital, healthly and young, leaving inwardly and outwardly renewed, producing a fundamental change in the body, with an improved quality of life, thus slowing down the aging process and preventing illnesses.
The SHA Method combines the effective elements of modern macrobiotic nutrition and the curative powers of natural therapies with SHA Academy, a dynamic and practical educational program, totally personalized to satisfy the needs of each person and his or her health goals.
SHA Life Learning Program
SHA Wellness Clinic aims to teach how to create and keep healthy habits to improve people quality of life, giving them mental and physical well-being, helping them to prevent and heal many of the modern age illnesses. Meetings, talks, activities, introduction lessons to macrobiotic cooking, yoga, tai-chi, chi-kung, relaxation, breathing and laughter therapy, within many other techniques, give our guests the needed tools to carry on having a healthy life, after their staying in SHA.
The SHA building is one of the recent creations of the prestigious Uruguayan architect, Carlos Gilardi, and the award-winning European designer, Elvira Blanco Montenegro.
5 architecturally-surprising independent structures, inter-communicated by bridges, comprise the edifice, and contain 93 suites with surface areas of between 80 and 320m2. The complex, which covers more than 27.000m2 of construction and over 15.000m2 of gardens, includes large swimming pools and waterfalls, a fitness room with Technogym equipment, pilates and yoga studios, interactive cooking room, as well as many relaxation areas such as the Zen, Mediterranean and Tropical gardens.
SHA’s main restaurant, SHAMADI, offers the most select modern macrobiotic cuisine, fusing Mediterranean and Japanese traditions, and always prepared with natural organic ingredients. A healthy cuisine and therapeutic menu awarded with Millesime´s highest recognition for the Best Gastronomic Trend Grand of 2009 and a sun in the Repsol Guide 2011.
The aim of SHAMADI’s cuisine is to bring together the highest quality signature cuisine with meticulously prepared healthy dishes using organic products so as to meet the challenge set: To create appetizing, elaborate, innovative dishes that keep true to the principles of healthy nutrition.
Recognized as “Best International Medical Spa” (Spa Finder 2012 & 2013) and “Best International Clinic” (Quality Spa 2012 & 2013), the Wellness Clinic has over 4.000m2 thanks to a recent expansion of this space, in order to meet guest expectations.
Within hydrotherapy one can enjoy a heated swimming pool as well as therapeutic pools, such as physic-hydro-massage, tone-up pool, pebbles path, tepidarium, sauna, calidarium, sensation shower, and relaxation areas, surrounded all by and incredible zen garden. There are also installations for chromo-therapy and music therapy, where one can enjoy a multi-dimensional or aqua relaxing massage.
SHA has recently launched an organic orchard, where the majority of the food used in the SHAMADI restaurant is grown. This initiative is aimed to guarantee that the guest’s diet is 100% natural, with ingredients coming from organic farming. Also, this space is used like a hands-on classroom for guests to explain the importance of what we eat and how our diet can affect our health either positively or negatively.