Five Elements Wellness & Spa – The story of the five elements
The story begins in ancient China...
The Five Elements Wellness & Spa concept is based on traditional Chinese medicine that has had more than 6,000 years of success in preventing illness and improving health. While western medicine observes each ill organ separately, this holistic approach to health takes into account the entire organism with the aim of achieving a balance of the vital energy (known as Chi) that runs through the body.
Five elements for health and longevity
Balance is achieved through the interaction of five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each element supports the others, thus maintaining the stability of the body and balance. The five elements are the basis of the world we live in, and are in harmony with the seasons (spring, summer, late summer, autumn and winter) and five organs in the human body: the liver, heart, spleen, lungs and kidneys.
In spring, we cleanse our body of toxins. Nature thrives, everything comes to life, and the human body and blood are strong and full of energy. When you go to a wellness centre in spring, look for body detoxification treatments. In summer, we adapt to high temperatures, and the body loses water and must be strengthened. We use treatments and rituals with the aim of mineralisation. In autumn, we compensate for what we have lost in the previous period and look for body and facial treatments that will prepare us for the coming winter. In winter, we try to maintain a balance between the body and cold environment by using treatments and rituals that will strengthen our organism and help it fight possible flu and colds.
Five Elements Wellness & Spa
Guided by the philosophy of the five elements, adapted to short weekend getaways that are so necessary with today's hectic way of life, we have developed a unique wellness concept in Opatija under the name of Five Elements. Continuing the rich tradition of Opatija as a spa and health resort, whose foundations were laid back in the 19th century, this concept is special because of its combination of ancient oriental philosophy with modern western wellness trends. In addition to the treatments, an important part of the concept is the philosophy of harmonious interior design (feng shui) based on the belief of achieving harmony with nature and natural energy forces. Rooms decorated in this style attract happiness, health and wellbeing.
Visit some of the wellness hotels on the Opatija Riviera and feel a part of the Five Elements Wellness & Spa magic yourself!
Located in Opatija
The five-star Hotel Ambasador offers top wellness, dining, lodging and service in a seafront setting.
Located in Moscenicka Draga
Offering numerous services and entertainment options, Hotel Marina is wonderful for families.