Can you imagine a place that brings together knowledge, therapies and treatments, scientific and holistic perspectives – all to help you live better and longer? That’s exactly what you’ll find at SHA Wellness Clinic. This valuable blend has made it a world-class facility when it comes to healthy ageing, winning more than 65 international awards in its 10 years of existence.
Ageing is a process that starts when life begins. It is impossible to stop it, but you can slow down its effects, not just to live longer, but to also live life with more vitality and to a higher quality by slowing down the process of cellular degeneration and preventing (or reversing) premature ageing. To do so, it is essential to determine the indicators of biological age and chronological age and establish the differences between the two and the factors that can negatively impact your quality of life. The ageing process is different for men and women, which is why SHA has programmes for healthy ageing specifically tailored to the needs of each gender.
SHA was born from the personal experience of Alfredo Bataller Parietti, who, after suffering health problems for years and being diagnosed with a serious condition, managed to recover as a result of changing his diet and lifestyle. Since then, he felt the need to share these valuable tools with other people, bringing together under the same roof everything that could help them enjoy their full potential at every stage of life.
SHA’s approach to nutrition is based on elements from Mediterranean and Asian diets that have been proven to lead to greater life expectancy, prioritising seasonal and local food (much of it from SHA’s own garden). At the same time, it takes into account the nutritional guidelines from Harvard Medical School and is personalised to the needs of each guest. Clients who come aiming to reach their ideal weight at SHA have an average weight loss of between three per cent and six per cent per week.
Along with nutrition, our lifestyle habits are also very important. That’s why SHA has created a Healthy Lifestyle Academy that will give you the knowledge and tools to manage your own health. These include things such as healthy cooking classes, talks about healthy habits, sessions about managing stress and anxiety, documentary screenings in its modern movie theatre, and a wide selection of physical activities (hiking, Nordic walking, aqua-fitness, yoga, Pilates and more), which all form part of its daily programme available to all guests. One of the habits that can have the biggest impact on ageing is poor sleep patterns, which is why SHA has a unit focused on resolving any sleep issues.
Preventative medicine is based on “predicting to prevent”, that is to say, the ability to determine the risk of suffering from certain illnesses using information taken from genetic changes in people. SHA has an advanced laboratory to carry out genetic and genomic studies of all kinds, from telomere analysis to biomarker studies.
Once you have the results of your genetic tests, you can implement personalised techniques using the latest technology from preventative medicine, such as bioidentical hormone replacement. This technique can restore depleted levels of hormones to their optimal level, helping to prevent age-related illnesses and improve symptoms of ageing related to menopause in women or andropause in men. Revitalising medicine can give you increased vitality, energy and a strong feeling of wellbeing as the immune system improves thanks to ozone therapy and fluid replacement therapy. You can also try regenerative medicine techniques, which focus on regenerating tissues and improving organic structures using the most advanced stem-cell treatments and embryonic-derived biological elements that are highly effective for anti-ageing, orthopedic repair and erectile dysfunction treatments, among others.
A pioneering area that SHA excels in is cognitive stimulation, which focuses on maximising your cognitive abilities and fostering your intellectual strengths through a unique method that uses cutting-edge technologies to bring your cognitive potential to the next level. This includes one of the most innovative and up-to-date treatments created by Harvard and Nasa that is based on brain photo modulation. It stimulates cell rehabilitation, thus improving cognitive function and memory through low-intensity, pain-free transcraneal electric stimulation.
When you walk through the doors of SHA, you’ll see that excellence in each and every detail is important – starting with its beautiful surroundings on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The clinic sits on a magical bay between Valencia and Alicante in the middle of a protected natural park that enjoys 330 sunny days per year and breathtaking views. Its facilities are surrounded by nature, adding a sense of peace, and guests will enjoy the utmost luxury and comfort in simplicity. At the heart of SHA is its team: with a ratio of three professionals per guest (a ratio never before seen in Europe) excellent service and incomparable personal attention are guaranteed.
Any age after 30 is good to start an anti-ageing programme. Even though it is never too late, the sooner you start the better.