From combating dementia to increasing lung capacity through underwater yoga sessions, these four luxury properties are finding new ways to enhance the health and wellness of their guests.
Amatara Wellness Resort – Brian Health Enhancement
Amatara Wellness Resort has partnered with Bangkok Hospital’s Brain Health Institute to produce a specialised brain health enhancement program aimed at Alzheimer’s prevention. Guests will spend two nights at the Brain Health Institute with a team of medical professionals who will guide them through a series of tests and medical treatments to assess their cognitive health. Among the tests will be a sleep disorder analysis, cognitive training with an institute psychologist and a brain nutrition session with an institute dietitian. Individual results are then integrated into each guest’s subsequent five-night program the resort.
Alila Bali – Alternative Yoga
Tired of your gravity heavy yoga sessions? Alila resorts in Bali has launched five new yoga experiences. At Alila Villas Uluwatu guests can try stand-up paddleboard yoga sessions in the resort’s infinity pool or be suspended in a fabric hammock for aerial yoga. Alila Manggis will host Zen Harmony Underwater Yoga sessions, where guests use scuba equipment to enable underwater yoga poses helping increase lung capacity and reduce muscle tension. At Alila Ubud, guests can improve physical and emotional health through Laughter Yoga, which combines meditation, postures, breathing, smiling and laughing. Guests staying at Alila Seminyak can practice Nauli Yoga, a cleansing exercise that uses side-to-side rolling of the abdominal muscles to cleanse the internal organs.
LUX* Resorts and Hotels – Health Workshops
From August to October, LUX* Resorts and Hotels will host a schedule of expert-led wellness workshops at their Mauritius and Maldives properties. Options include a Tibetan Sound Healing session, a Kombucha and health-tonic-making masterclass, and a DIY Chinese Medicine Therapies lesson, where guests will learn the techniques of cupping and scraping that can be used to aid in the relief of body aches and colds and flus.
Six Senses Resort Evason Hua Hin – Learning Centre for Plant-based Cuisine
Six Senses resort Evason Hua Hin has just opened Blue Lotus, a learning centre where guests will be able to undertake week-long, plant-based cooking classes. The school will offer two curriculums: Pure & Simple, which provides an introduction to plant-based cuisine; and Pure & Advanced, featuring more complex techniques and recipes as well as mentoring for more experienced chefs.