Thursday, January 14, 2010

Luxury Thai spa lifestyle opens in Maldives

he gentle touch of traditional Thai spa therapies has been introduced to the Republic of Maldives with SPA Cenvaree at the newly opened Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives.

The oceanfront village spa has 11 multi-function therapy rooms, a Vichy rain shower, wet treatment room with Jacuzzi and herbal steambaths, a manicure and pedicure salon, hair and makeup services, and outdoor relaxation lounges.

With a d├ęcor inspired by clear open skies and the use of natural woods and fabrics, SPA Cenvaree soothes the senses through a combination of music, aroma, traditions and touch.

In addition to individual treatments for guests, the spa offers two-day and three-day programmes, with Ayurvedic wellness therapies, detox programmes, anti-cellulite therapies, and Jurlique anti-ageing facials.

Inspired by the spa "skinfood concept", only fresh and natural ingredients are used in the bodycare treatments. Fragrant oils, herbs and vegetable extracts are all featured strongly in the treatment recipes.

A range of international and traditional massages such as Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Traditional Thai Massage and Balinese Massage are available, along with yoga stretching and breathing programmes.

The signature treatment is the Maldivian Massage. This therapy combines the best of hot oil aroma massage techniques with acupressure, Ayurvedic Abhyanga movements, deep tissue, shiatsu and lomi lomi. A special warm herbal oil with balancing properties is applied to the entire body and pressure is tapped rhythmically along the muscles.

Wellness therapies have been designed for him and for her, including stress relief, "chill out", and hair and scalp care programmes.

After a day of soaking in the sun, guests can also benefit from the spa's after-sun care treatments such as the Island Sun Secrets treatment using aloe vera and red rice to soothe sunburnt skin.

For newly-weds, the Bridal Spa Retreat encompasses beauty and body care from head to toe, with treatments such as Bride Radiance.

Set amongst the perfect islands and blue ocean of South Ari Atoll in the Republic of Maldives, 25 minutes by seaplane from Male, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury along with a range of exciting activities that will appeal both to couples and to families.

Featuring 112 suites and villas, the resort offers diving and snorkeling enthusiasts outstanding opportunities including an excellent house reef complete with a dedicated sunken ship wreck, and is within easy reach of the top dive spots in the Maldives.


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