Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, has introduced two new wellness programmes – a sleep enrichment and a body detox restore programme. The 5, 7, 14 or 21 day programmes include an epigenetic hair test to assess the guest’s current wellness status. Anantara Kihavah is the first and only resort in the Maldives where guests can avail Cell Wellbeing’s’ Epigenetic testing technology.
The epigenetic testing is a non-intrusive test in which hair root samples are scanned through a bio profiler providing a detailed report about the body’s level of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and contaminants. The report also highlights to guests which nutritional and environmental factors are impacting their body’s cells and gives lifestyle and diet recommendations to optimise their health.
The innovative and bespoke programmes address matters from digestive issues and imbalances in nutrition, to stress, anxiety and insomnia, developed with the expert advice of Anantara Spa’s wellness experts, therapists, and nutritionists.
Sleep Enrichment Programme
The Sleep Enrichment programme is designed to help restore normal sleep levels, through measuring sleep quality and quantity by means of a consultation with a trained sleep guru, yoga session and breathing exercises, Vitamin IV infusion and health supplements, natural therapies, as well as a nutrition plan adapted to the needs of the individual.
A signature highlight in the Sleep Enrichment Programme is Subtle Energies’ industry recognised Sleep Support Therapy, an in-depth treatment that will assist on a hormonal level to aid better sleep. Backed by a wealth of clinical research, it includes a short, guided breathing technique and meditation session, optional mini nasya or nasal oil application and an advanced level holistic massage. The Facial Marma Massage included in the treatment uses a special serum and techniques to assist with sleep, stress and anxiety, the treatment ending with a specialised savasana which reprogrammes the body.
A core part of the Sleep Support Therapy is the Blissful Marma Massage, a full body advanced holistic massage, employing various levels of pressure from medium to firm, melting into the deeper tissue layers. This massage incorporates Ayurveda methods fused with modern techniques such as deep tissue, reflexology, aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage, with a special emphasis on the Marmas. The treatment includes Subtle Energies’ signature Anti-ageing Facial Marma Massage that increases circulation and collagen to the skin.
Body Detox Restore Programme
The new Body Detox Restore programme offers a natural and holistic approach to physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing that seeks to improve energy levels, maintain health and longevity and purify both inside and out.
The holistic experience includes lifestyle consultations and therapeutic treatments, lymphatic drainage massages, as well as restorative yoga, daily meditation, and healthy meal recommendations, to aid the detoxifying process.
A main part of Body Detox Restore is the Detox and Adrenal Boost Journey, a comprehensive purification process using highly potent active ingredients such as tulasi, wild turmeric and Indian lime which works towards blood purification, energising and stimulating the cells and lymphatics whilst also boosting adrenal fatigue. The journey begins with a full exfoliation, followed by a toning detox wrap, and concludes with Subtle Energies’ signature massage that will release tension, lymphatic drainage, and work the Marmas.
Another recommended treatment from the programme is Cocoon Medical Spa’s Colon Hydrotherapy, a treatment ideal for cleansing the colon, flushing out the impacted matter, toxic wastes, yeasts, and other undesirables that build up over time. The therapy helps in keeping the internal system instantly hydrated, increasing bowel mobility and improving nutrient absorption, as well as replacing gut bacteria, contributing to liver, blood and kidney, raising energy levels, and managing the symptoms of IBS.
The Sleep Enrichment and Body Detox Restore programmes end with a review with the resort’s wellness consultant who will give guests a comprehensive understanding of their wellness experiences and provide recommendations on how to further maintain or improve their personal wellbeing, which they can take on even after their retreat.
Prices start from from USD 2,019 per person for the five-day package Villas start from USD 1,500 per night. For bookings, visit www.anantara.com/kihavah-maldives