After an indeterminate Quarantine period and once things start returning to near normalcy, a wellness retreat is a must! It will be good to eat better, get fit, and clear the mental clutter. We bring you snapshots of Wellness Resorts over the world and their wellness programs. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is just what you will need post Coronavirus!
Kerala native Sharath Ram, Resident Ayurvedic Specialist and Yoga Teacher at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas talks about the practice of aerial yoga, a specialty practice offered at the resort.
‘Aerial Yoga is a mix of yoga, acrobatics, Pilates and physical therapy. Mostly, it is easier than normal yoga because we use swings to support our body weight, so our muscles don’t have to work as hard. Swings and hammocks allow us to move more freely, stretch easier, attain correct alignment and do advanced poses such as handstands and inversions. Aerial offers great therapeutic benefits by using gravity to stretch the spine, relieve back pain and heal injuries. Learning to teach and practice aerial yoga takes focus and dedication, however, it’s also about having fun and enjoying yourself’.
‘I recall the first time I practiced aerial yoga. My first thought about the class was how liberating it felt. There’s an incredible lightness to soaring, stretching and floating through the air suspended. The inversions really get the blood flowing, which left me feeling clear-headed and energetic after the class, feeling like I was walking on air’.
Aerial Yoga video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-ta1pRHdGB/
COCOON MEDICAL SPA
Launched exclusively in November 2019 at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Cocoon Medical Spa is the first upscale medical spa in the Maldives, designed for rejuvenating the body from the inside out with innovative new therapies that detoxify and cleanse. Cocoon Medical Spa provides the highest level of aesthetic and wellness treatments performed by a medical professional in a refined over water setting. Cutting-edge therapies can help with weight loss and skin problems to reveal a happier, healthier you. Together with the range of signature treatments offered at Anantara Spa, from Medi-Spa to ayurvedic wellness, these are some of the treatments designed to strengthen and boost the immune system, available at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.
Examples of Immunity Boosting Treatments
A mixture of vitamins and minerals are administered intravenously while you relax. This treatment boosts immune system, improves energy, and alleviates hormonal problems and hangovers.
• Vitamin C (5000mg) – for skin brightening • Neurobion – for anaemia • Saline – for rehydration
• Vitamin B Complex (B1 / B6 / B12) – for blood circulation • Tationil – for detoxification
JET LAG HYDRATION | 30mins/$190
Don’t let a long flight ruin your holiday with tiredness and sleepless nights. A therapeutic cocktail of high-dose Vitamin C and saline will reboot your system.
DETOX AND RECHARGE | 30mins/$230
Similar to the famous Myers Cocktail from Johns Hopkins, Vitamins C, B1, B6, B12, Neurobion and Glutathione detox the liver, improve your immune system and provide a much-needed energy boost.
ANTI-AGEING | 30mins/$280
The ultimate combination of vitamins and minerals bring back youthful skin: Vitamins B1, B6, B12, Glutathione, and the miracle skin ingredient Alpha-Lipoic Acid with collagen and Vitamin C.
AYURVEDIC RETREAT PROGRAMMES
The newly devised Ayurveda retreats at Anantara Kihavah feature a tailored combination of treatments and exercise, as well as diet and lifestyle modifications to bring balance to our vital energies – or doshas. Ayurveda, a 5000-year old natural science, teaches us to live with insight and balance and bring about a comprehensive wellness approach into our lifestyles. Heading the Ayurveda team at Kihavah is Kerala native Sharath Ram, an all-round practitioner with over a decade’s experience across South Asia and the Middle East.
Nurture unique wellbeing with a choice of two specialist programmes curated by Sharath – Longevity and Detoxifying. The Longevity programme targets the everyday toxins that overload our liver and immune system, and lead to illnesses and allergies. Whereas the Detoxifying programme is designed to rejuvenate the body, strengthen the immune system and restore a naturally vibrant glow through addressing the damaging effects of modern life stresses.
Whether guests wish to dedicate 3, 5 or 7 days to holistic health, each programme is designed to help guests blossom by combining a private lifestyle consultation and therapeutic treatments with restorative yoga, breathing, meditation and herbal steams.
Sharath offers a private one-on-one consultation to establish guests’ body type in addition to the state of their physical and mental health. Following the consultation, guests will receive a specially recommended combination of treatments and private yoga sessions that have been tailored based on their individual requirements.
ABOUT ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS
Your Private Island Sanctuary
Situated within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve teeming with rich marine life, discover an idyllic Indian Ocean retreat at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.
Nestled amongst lush vegetation, 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and cool open spaces culminate in the ultimate tranquil paradise of Anantara Kihavah, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is passionate about bringing story collecting travellers closer to the natural, cultural and historic allures of this fascinating island, and nowhere is it more perfectly articulated than in the greatest aquatic paradise on earth.