The award-winning Six Senses Spas in the Maldives has joined forces with the renowned Ariya Vada Pharmacy, to bring the ancient Indian healing craft of Ayurveda to its spa guests.
Picture: From left: Dr. Divya (Resident at Soneva Gili), Dr. Varsha, Dr. Santhosh, Dr. Vijayakumar (Resident at Soneva Fushi), and Spa Director - Johanna Osterbladh.
Ayurveda, (the Knowledge of Life) is acknowledged as the most ancient, traditional and holistic healing system in India. It covers all aspects of life and lifestyle and treating mind, body and spirit as one entity to ensure total harmony and wellbeing. The practice of Ayurveda is taught through the Ariya Vada Pharmacy that has its centre in Coimbatore, India.
Dr Santosh and Dr Varsha from the Pharmacy in Coimbatore travelled to the Maldives to work with in-house doctors, Dr Divya and Dr Vijay Kumar. Together they took part in the inauguration ceremonies at Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa, and Soneva Gili Resort & Spa, and provided lectures to guests and trained all Six Senses Spa therapists. Even the chefs took part, learning how to cater with delicious healthy food cooked from an Ayurvedic view point.
The 5000 year old practice of Ayurveda has influenced many healing systems around the world, and Ayurveda is now available on the Six Senses spa treatment menu combining the philosophy of treating with herbal medicines, oil therapy, powder treatments, massage, yoga and meditation to prevent ill health rather than cure diseases is the ultimate goal.
Participants will undergo a detailed lifestyle consultation with the doctors and then depending on individual constitution, a rejuvenation therapy will be prescribed. Those therapies include Abhyanga, Mukhabhyangam, Shiroabhyangam and other specific treatments.
The company states; “Six Senses Spas are designed with pampering and healing therapies focused on health, relaxation, beauty, stress release and recuperation from the everyday pressures of an increasingly hectic world. Ayurveda is a perfect fit for Six Senses Spas; it is a natural, holistic healing system that works on mind, body and spirit”.
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