Launching this August, the Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi distils the ancient energies of Langkawi’s UNESCO Geopark into bespoke natural treatments by ila.
UNESCO Geoparks honour the earth’s heritage. Their name comes from the Greek word Gaia, meaning earth; their success lies in the protection of their geological, ecological and cultural wonders– a true partnership of people and planet.
Operating with utmost natural and ethical integrity, ila treatments use only the finest plant and mineral ingredients produced in harmony with nature and indigenous communities.
Inspired by these elements, the Geo Spa offers four treatment series that reflect the four life requisites of the creatures within the Geopark – nourishment, water, light and air:
Nourishment treatments combine the hidden energies of crystals, rocks and mud with techniques that target the nervous system to calm, nurture and ground;
Water treatments combine water’s subtle properties with focused kidney work to help the inner energies flow with blissful ease;
Light treatments explore light’s many guises and benefits, bringing energy and illumination to body, mind and spirit;
Air treatments, inspired by the constant purification of air in Langkawi’s abundant rainforest, honour the healing stillness that pervades when man and nature, body and mind are in perfect balance
“The whole of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is about reconnecting guests to the Geopark’s natural heritage,” explains Spa Director Livia Reddington. “Here in the Spa we wanted to focus on the very specific healing benefits of that nature. Working with ila to create bespoke treatments has enabled us to tap into the very specific, indigenous benefits of Langkawi – its rocks, crystals, mud, herbs, abundant water and unique flora. It’s a powerful concept that uses nature to help people connect to the universe of vitality that lies within.”
Flanked by towering limestone cliffs, the Geo Spa comprises six spa pavilions “floating” among reflecting ponds. Guests are invited to attend a complimentary consultation to determine which treatment or series of treatments best supports their needs. Each series of treatments is accompanied by a recommended yoga program as well as corresponding bathing rituals and in-Resort activities such as the Mangrove Safari and Rainforest Walk to enable guests to continue immersing in the benefits of the surrounding nature beyond the spa complex.