“Choose to pamper yourself!” This is probably the most appropriate motto to introduce the project launched by the Integrated Tourism Management Board together with Confcommercio Elba (Trade Association) and other relevant associations that propose a different way to enjoy the Island during low season. A diversified offer targeting one of the specific features of the insular environment, which should not be viewed merely as a ‘container’, but rather as a principal resource of sustainable development pivoting on post-materialist values that give priority to the quality of life.
This network project involves accommodation structures, holistic operators, public service providers and wellbeing sale points, with all of the stakeholders offering tourists a vacation on the wake of active personal wellbeing, a rejuvenating and meditative approach, detoxifying itineraries that embrace healthy and genuine food, all types of outdoor sport activities, to be lived either at a slow or fast pace according to your mood to breathe in the regenerating energies of the ‘iron island’.
This concept also engages the rich cultural life of Elba, whose bountiful proposals give food for thought, a key factor in achieving psychophysical balance. In this context, Counseling turns out to be an excellent support to develop one’s potentials and inner resources, triggering a path of personal growth. Odaka Yoga, practiced on the seafront by Monica Brandino, also helps balance one’s body, mind and soul, with gentle movements of the spine drawing inspiration from the soft rolling of waves; or the beneficial treatments of Shiatsu (Namikoshi method).
The craniosacral therapy of Dr. Roberta Adami acts in depth, returns balance and relief to the body, proving its efficaciousness also in pain management, battle stress and as an adjuvant in psychological therapies in case of traumas.
The Terme di San Giovanni spas represent a historical benchmark for rehabilitative physiotherapy treatments, for the healing of respiratory conditions, as well as for mud baths and seaweed treatments thanks to the natural resources of the hydrothermal basin. Dr. Alessandra Toscano, a marine biologist, is the owner of Universo Acqua, which offers the possibility of practicing naturalistic snorkeling: slow swimming at the water’s edge to become familiar with and enjoy the marvels of Elban sea.