The Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has strengthened its “elemental balance” ethos with the addition of nine Ayurvedic therapies and rituals.
Spa and wellness director, Kannan Nettath, commented: “More and more, we are coming to understand that a life well lived is one lived in balance, and that it is through harmony – within ourselves and with the wider world – that we achieve optimum health.
“The decision to weave Ayurveda into the Geo Spa’s elemental balance concept was an intuitive, natural extension of our offering and expertise.”
Drawing on 5,000 years of wisdom, Ayurveda believes in the fundamental ability for individuals to heal once they come into balance.
This is achieved by determining one’s personal elemental constitution – dosha – and its relationship with the world’s natural energies: pitta (fire, water), kapha (earth, water) and vata (air, space).
By understanding our individual nature – as a microcosm of the macrocosm – we can learn how to balance the dominance or lack of a certain elemental energy and lead a healthier, more harmonious life.
“The Geo Spa has always drawn on the energies of the surrounding 550-million-year-old Geo Park,” continued Kannan, “which is also what makes Ayurveda in Langkawi so incredible: the ability to tap into an abundant, age-old source of grounding, balancing nature.”
That same nature includes powerful earth energies accumulated through the ancient rocks plus abundant water energies flowing through the surrounding sea, mangrove tributaries, and rainforest systems.
It’s the ultimate analogy for life: just as the delicate mangrove ecosystem must maintain a healthy balance in order to survive, so too must individuals seek balance with their surroundings.
“When inner and outer harmony is achieved, we not only survive but also begin to thrive,” concluded Kannan.