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Clinique La Prairie

Montreux, Switzerland

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Day Spa
  • Detox
  • Going Solo
  • Medi Spa
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Cryotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Medi-Spa
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Yoga

Located in the stunningly serene and health-giving Swiss Riviera, Clinique La Prairie first opened its doors in 1931 as a result of the pioneering work of Dr. Paul Niehans in the anti-ageing field of cellular therapy.

To this day, the pioneering medical wellness retreat continues to combine scientific knowledge with holistic approaches in a luxurious, five-star Swiss hospitality environment.

Aiming to make guests ‘architects of their own vitality’, Clinique La Prairie’s award-winning medical spa offers a multi-sensorial experience designed to foster a new state of mind and enhance guests’ physical wellness.

Based on the four pillars of medical care, nutrition, movement and wellbeing, its longevity experts have curated more than 50 mind-body therapies that incorporate cutting-edge technologies and traditional healing practices to redress a wide range of conditions, from digestive disorders and insomnia to pain and fatigue.

The Spa

Hydrothermal facilities in Clinique La Prairie’s 1,500sqm wellness paradise include indoor and vitality pools, a hot tub, a hammam, a steam room and a traditional sauna, as well as a Kniepp path, sensory showers and an ice waterfall.

A manicure studio and beauty booths provide aesthetic pampering while further treatment facilities include 13 state-of-the-art treatment cabins, a Thai massage room and a VIP wellness suite with its own hammam and sauna. A fitness centre and cryotherapy booth complete the spa’s offering.

The spa offers a range of unique Clinique La Prairie experiences, including Neuro Wave Stimulation and Ayurveda-inspired rituals, as well as signature massages and a selection of healing therapies based on ancient philosophies designed to relax and heal the mind, body and soul.

A series of high-tech, non-invasive rejuvenative treatments includes facial lifting and body remodeling, while exclusive cellular skincare treatments from Swiss Perfection deliver tailored regenerative effects.

Offering a deep, results-orientated experience, Clinique La Prairie’s Advanced Signature Packages provide multiple targeted sessions to promote slimming and detoxification.

Spa Facilities

  • 17 treatment rooms
  • 11 aesthetic rooms
  • 1 junior suite
  • 1 VIP room for couples
  • Thai massage room
  • Fully equipped gym and training centre
  • Large swimming pool
  • Separate sex sauna and steam rooms
  • Relaxation zone
  • SPA Café
  • Extensive terraces and Swiss Perfection Lounge
  • Kniepp and hydrotherapy circuit

Spa Products

  • Swiss Perfection

To Stay

Accommodation at Clinique La Prairie is spread over three main buildings – in Le Château, La Résidence and the Medical Center.

Set on higher ground, Le Château includes 24 spacious rooms and suites in a classic style with balconies overlooking the magnificent Swiss Alps and the shores of Lake Léman.

Encapsulating the charm of early 20th century grand hotels, La Résidence looks out over a beautiful French garden and offers nine rooms and suites, including the Niehans Suite, named after the clinic’s founder, who used to live in the building.

Located on the upper floors of the Medical Center are 20 medically equipped post-op rooms and six suites that allow guests to recover and recuperate in modern luxury and comfort.

To Eat

With nutrition at the core of all its programmes, Clinique La Prairie’s Restaurant serves up flavourful and balanced dishes that are adapted by chef David Alessandri to satisfy the tastes and requirements of each individual guest.

Located at the top of the spa building, The Lobby Bar offers freshly made detox drinks as well as more indulgent treats, while the spa café provides further healthy fare including fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, delicious salads and a variety of à la carte dishes.

Breakfast is served in-room and all guest menus are discussed and agreed with a nutritionist upon arrival.


Facilities and Activities

  • Excursions to local mountain villages, vineyards and Montreux
  • Walks along Lake Geneva

For the Kids

The medical clinic and spa is designed for adults. There are no treatments designed specially for children but they are welcome to accompany their parents or adult relations.


Getting There

Chemin de la Prairie 10, 1815 Clarens, Switzerland

Flights to Geneva are recommended at which point Clinique La Prairie organises limousine transport – just 40 minutes – directly to the clinic.

Geneva Airport

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

Founded back in 1931 by Professor Niehans – a pioneer in the development of cell therapy – this legendary hideaway retreat on the shores of Lake Leman, Montreux has been a popular choice for European royalty and rock stars for decades – past guests are said to include Mick Jagger and Marlene Dietrich.

Arriving in style for my three day taster of the CLP Beauty Programme – I was transported along the shores of Lake Geneva in a private limousine (all part and parcel of the glamorous package). The clinics’ entrance gives an immediate wow factor – with huge displays of aromatic floral creations – giving an air of tranquility to the state-of-the-art clinic.

A serene and tranquil setting, The Medical Centre, Chateaux and Residences are scattered throughout manicured gardens and lush lawns and set against a stunning mountain backdrop. The iconic Swiss clinic has recently opened a new state of the art spa with 18 treatment rooms, a private treatment suite, a hydrotherapy circuit and a thermal suite.

During my morning tour of the clinic and grounds, I was overwhelmed by the extensive facilities and aesthetic and medical offerings. As well as the spa, fitness and treatment areas, the adjacent medical centre offers everything from cardiology and neurology units to dental and orthopaedic surgeries. I’m told that regular guests often visit two or three times a year for a complete mind and body ‘MOT’.

The clinic treatment area is impressive – a high-tech-meets-holistic haven, with shiny white treatment, consultation and therapy rooms. The spa area boasts an indoor swimming pool with hypnotic mountain views, a Kneipp pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna, ice fountain and a relaxation room.

The Spa

The Programme

My Beauty Programme began with a consultation and general health check up, followed by meetings with a nutritionalist, a aesthetics expert, a dietitian and a personal trainer. The Beauty Programme focuses on skin and body treatments combined with diet and fitness and is tailored to guests needs.

My non-invasive, machine-assisted treatments included ‘Body Contouring’ – a first for me – a body suit tightens then releases in sequence on various parts of the body. An hour later and my arms and legs were noticeably firmer and toned. Performed throughout The Beauty Programme, Facial Brightening is a combination of five non-invasive facial treatments; one cellular brightening radiance facial treatment by Clinique La Prairies’ luxury skin brand Swiss Perfection; two high-tech redensifying racial treatments, and two high-tech natural lifting facial treatments. Each treatment works to improve the texture of the skin and boost collagen renewal to achieve a smoother and brighter complexion. I found the Facial Redensifying treatment in particular to be as impressive as it sounds. My skin looked better than it done in some time – noticeably lifted and glowing.

There are an endless list of high-tech face and body ‘add on’ treatments available at Clinique la Prairie, ranging from LED, micro-needling to Thermage and targeted laser treatments. Holistic offerings include Ayurvedic massages, TCM, acupuncture and reflexology.

Fitness is also a big part of the programme – one session with a personal trainer is included and there are daily group fitness and aqua gym classes, I also made use of the pool with a daily morning and evening swim. The tailored diet on the programme was carb-light but plentiful – lots of fresh fish, vegetables and tasty salads.

My three days at CLP saw wondrous results so it’ll come as no surprise that the programme comes with a high price tag. At the time of writing the Beauty Programme will set you back around £10,000. Clinique La Prairie is cited as one of the best clinics in the world, and with good reason – aside from the space-age spa, luxurious accommodation and idyllic setting – when it comes to cutting edge treatments, new technologies and DNA testing, they’re top of their game. Therapists, doctors and nurses really do know their stuff and are some of the best you’ll find. If you’re feeling a bit broken and weary but financially flushed, I’d definitely recommend you check in.

Other Programmes

The clinic is best known for preventative, anti-ageing, rejuvenation and weight loss programmes:

CLP’s renowned Revitalisation Programme is recommended from clients aged 40 plus and rejuvenation results are thought to last from 12 to 24 months.

The Weight Management Programme offers a multidisciplinary approach with the assistance of a nutritionist, dietician, personal fitness trainer, psychologist, massage therapist and aesthetician.

To Stay

Opulently and traditionally styled in contrast to the contemporary feel of the clinic, my room in ‘The Residence’ was spacious and airy with a seating/dining area, huge comfy bed and a luxurious marble bathroom with a generous supply of Swiss Perfection products.

On my first morning I was awoken bright and early by sunlight – a nurse had appeared in my room and was opening my curtains – she wished me good morning, took my blood pressure and left me with a breakfast of fruit, yoghurt and herbal tea. This comforting morning regime continued throughout my stay.

Revitalisation Premium

Prices from £33530

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • From Sunday to Saturday

Objectives:

  • Slow down the aging process
  • Reactivate cell renewal
  • Raise your physical and mental performance to peak potential
  • Increase your resistance to oxidative stress
  • Activate your immune system
  • Strengthen your antiviral defences
  • Boost your vitality and energy

Price Starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £33530pp
  • Single Occupancy from £34030pp

Includes: Complete program, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Revitalisation

Prices from £22150

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • From Sunday to Saturday

Objectives:

  • Slow down the aging process
  • Activate your immune system
  • Support cellular longevity
  • Enhance stress management
  • Rebuild the highest physical and mental potential

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £22150pp
  • Single Occupancy from £22660pp

Includes: Complete program, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Executive Vitality

Prices from £76943

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 6 days, 5 nights
  • From Sunday to Friday

Objectives:

  • Connection to yourself and others
  • Long-lasting transformation
  • Internal balance and peace
  • Newfound sense of purpose
  • Moments of deep reflections
  • Physical & Mental well-being

Prices starting from:

  • £76943

Minimum of 6 guests, Inclusive of full board, nights and

Master Detox

Prices from £14540

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • From Sunday to Saturday

Objectives:

  • Eliminate toxins and cleanse your system
  • Boost the immune system
  • Slow down the negative effects of age
  • Reduce the level of heavy metals in your body and oxidative stress
  • Promote physiological balance

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £14540pp
  • Single Occupancy from £15560pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Weight Loss System

Prices from £13570

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration: 

  • 7-Day program: 7 days, 6 nights
  • 14-Day program: 14 days, 13 nights

Objectives:

  • Lose weight
  • Make positive lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight
  • Develop an effective routine for staying active
  • Boost physical and mental wellbeing

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy for 6-nights from £13570pp
  • Single Occupancy for 6-nights from £13360pp
  • Double Occupancy for 13-nights from £25000pp
  • Single Occupancy for 13-nights from £25530pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Better Sleep

Prices from £10800

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 6 days, 5 nights
  • From Sunday to Friday

Objectives:

  • Rest and restore your mental and physical wellbeing
  • Develop healthy sleep habits
  • Strengthen your body’s defences against infections and illness
  • Regain vitality

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £10800pp
  • Single Occupancy from £11230pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Rebalancing

Prices from £14170

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • From Sunday to Saturday

Objectives:

  • Rest and recover from tiredness and stress
  • Regain your inner balance
  • Feel soother and revitalised
  • Learn how to manage stress more effectively

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £14170pp
  • Single Occupancy from £14670pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Energizing Wellness (Energizing 5 days)

Prices from £4700

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 5 days, 4 nights

Objectives:

  • Rest and relaxation
  • Rebalance your body
  • Refuel your energy levels
  • Give your vitality a boost

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £4700pp
  • Single Occupancy from £6860pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Advanced Aesthetic Beauty

Prices from £13850

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 5 days, 4 nights
  • From Sunday to Thursday

Objectives:

  • Enhance your looks without cosmetic surgery
  • Gain a more youthful appearance
  • Return home Sculpted, toned, uplifted, and radiant

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £13850pp
  • Single Occupancy from £14190pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Beauty

Prices from £5500

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 4 day, 3 nights
  • From Sunday to Wednesday

Objectives:

  • Give your beauty a boost
  • Gain a relaxed inner glow
  • Return home rested and refreshed

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £5500pp
  • Single Occupancy from £7700pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Beauty Stem Cells (Anti-aging Stem Cells)

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 4 days, 3 nights

Objectives:

  • Regain a more youthful appearance, naturally
  • Renew natural collagen
  • Slow down the aging process

Price available upon request

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

*Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability

Skin Cell Boost

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 2 days, 1 night

Objectives:

  • Mitigating the negative effects of age
  • Rejuvenation of the skin
  • Instant sparkle
  • Natural self-regeneration of the treated area
  • Stimulation of collagen production
  • Reduced loss of elasticity

Price available upon request

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Immunity Boost

Prices from £6650

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 5 days, 4 nights

Objectives:

  • Receive a full medical check-up
  • Activate your immune system
  • Strengthen your natural defences
  • Regain your energy

Prices starting from: 

  • Double Occupancy from £6650pp
  • Single Occupancy from £8560pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Full Check-Up

Prices from £12200

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • Medical Check-up: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Check-up & Wellness: 6 days, 5 nights
  • From Sunday

Objectives:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health
  • Identify any health concern at an early stage

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy for a medical check-up from £12200pp
  • Single Occupancy for a medical check-up from £12460pp
  • Double Occupancy for check-up & wellness from £13800pp
  • Single Occupancy for check-up & wellness from £13960pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service

Better Mobility

Prices from £14250

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Duration:

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • From Sunday to Saturday

Objectives:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort during sport or activity
  • Strengthen your body
  • Exercise comfortably and effectively
  • Return to peak physical fitness

Prices starting from:

  • Double Occupancy from £14250pp
  • Single Occupancy from £14770pp

Includes: Complete programme, Healthy CLP menus, Room/Suite, Wellness, Limousine service