Wellness takes a bow

lifestyle September 06, 2018 12:40

By The Nation

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New wellness centre and spa brand Asaya makes its global debut at the newly opened Rosewood Phuket, offering levels of well-being and direct exposure to authentic treatments.



It revolves around specific individual wellness goals, supported by alternative therapies and rituals, enriching fitness and lifestyle activities, healthy eating plans, a dedication to pure, authentic ingredients and specially designed spaces for relaxation and reflection.

“With an intense focus on offering truly personalised wellness, Asaya guests experience a hands-on, carefully curated and intuitively guided experience that unlocks the possibilities to achieve their specific goals,” says Niamh O’Connell, Rosewood’s group vice president.

Based on personal wellness, fitness and nutrition, Asaya offers six customizable one to 14-day wellness retreats that are designed to promote mindful eating, ideal balance, healthy sleep, inner peace, meditation and yoga immersion to help guests re-engage with any loss of synergy and balance in their life.

The options include Chi Nei Tsang therapy, a synergy of Chinese and Thai massage and meditation techniques to guide the healing energy flow throughout the system, Watsu therapy, Reiki healing, Life Force therapy and Chakra Balancing sound therapy to help guests achieve balanced energy.

All individual treatments or personalised programs are curated by resident wellness practitioner Steve Harvey, who has treated some of the most recognisable names in Hollywood as well as top athletes and high-performing executives.

“Wellness-conscious guests are looking for more than a traditional spa and want to explore deeper realms of holistic well-being for the body, mind, and spirit,” says Harvey. 

“We strive to help guests achieve a more profound self-understanding so that they can more easily embrace self-acceptance and in turn be guided on their own path to true wellness.” 

Asaya is set within charming gardens that offer guests a sensory experience, transitioning from the sweet fragrances of jasmine and gardenia to refreshing and energising lemongrass and Thai mint scents further into the grounds. 

The garden’s red and sweet basil, kaffir lime, lemon balm, murraya koenigii (Thai curry leaf) and pandanus ingredients are crushed and blended into individual recipes for use in customised scrubs, wraps, masks and herbal compresses. 

Guests can choose their medicinal herbs and help prepare these mixtures. The fresh Thai healing herbs are also incorporated into powerful aromatic oils that are used in Asaya Atelier Body Path rituals to encourage deep relaxation, energy, mental clarity, relaxation, detox or muscle release, and are also applied in traditional Thai, deep tissue and foot massages.

The spa offers both indoor and outdoor spaces including several open-air areas for relaxation before and after treatments or for energy rebalancing at a daily Tibetan singing bowls ritual. Each of five double treatment suites features an outdoor relaxation area with rain shower and deep soaking tub. 

The Signature Asaya Villa is an ideal setting for couples or small groups of friends to heighten their emotional connection and includes a spacious double treatment room, Watsu pool, Himalayan salt sauna with steam shower, oversized day bed, outdoor private Yoga Sala, and al fresco soaking tub and rain shower. 

Guests can enjoy a tailored selection of drinks and indigenous light bites to complement their wellness journey. Also on offer are yoga, meditation and mat pilates in the tranquil beachfront gardens and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on the secluded shore by Emerald Bay. 

Find out more at RosewoodHotels.com/phuket