Combining Healing Principles of the East and West to Balance and Harmonise

Take a wander down the pebbles of the custom built foot reflexology path and start a journey of self-discovery and holistic renewal with The Spa at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives. Taking a unique approach to health and beauty rituals, The Spa offerings include a myriad of treatments, many incorporating the island’s traditional therapies, based on treasured knowledge passed down through generations. The Spa prides itself on its use of products, such as Thalgo, harnessing rich marine properties and Vita Man, which utilises the unique and potent natural power of Australian Plant, Herb & Fruit extracts; masculine, luxurious and therapeutic. In addition to the vast array of treatments on offer, the ‘Male Spa Menu’, ‘Sweet Pea Spa’ kids’ treatments and ‘The Spa Café’ which serves healthy and delicious cuisine, ensures a complete spa experience which the whole family can enjoy.

In addition to a vast array of luxuriant facial and body rituals, The Spa offers unique, innovative therapies, focusing on ancient traditional practices. The Spa’s philosophy is based on the combination of Organic Earth & Vibrant Sea. The Organic Earth is represented by Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine treatments and Traditional Maldivian treatments with the provision of Thalgo therapies representative of the Vibrant Sea.

Traditional Therapies

Chinese: Rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dating back more than 5,000 years, The Spa’s traditional Chinese therapies include highly restorative and personalised treatments of acupuncture, cupping and Tui Na Massage. Combining massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, these therapies help to restore balance, improving and promoting health and vitality. The Chinese Doctor, a highly trained specialist administers the treatments in the calm and traditional surrounds of the Chinese Treatment Room, whose interior is inspired by classical oriental design.

Bird’s Nest superfoods are highly regarded in Chinese traditional medicines and renowned within Asia as one of the optimum health products. The Spa offers a range of 4 Bird’s Nest products including Secret Bird’s Nest and Love Passion Bird’s Nest which harness incredible restorative properties. This unique substance is said to speed up tissue repair and healing in the body. Initial traditional Chinese therapy consultation and first treatment available from $160/£96.

Maldivian: Discover the ancient wisdom of local Dhivehi Medicine, known as ‘Dhivehi beys verikan’ at The Spa. Inspired by traditional herbalism and age-old bodywork techniques, these exotic rituals make use of local resources including Maldivian white sand, locally grown herbs and fresh coconut oil. Relax and drift away to the sounds of the Indian Ocean, whilst enjoying the ultimate Maldivian therapy experience. In keeping with The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s GIVE philosophy (Get Involved, Visionary Experiences) designed to give back to the community, part of the proceeds from each Traditional Maldivian Treatment will be donated, helping to support island community initiatives. Treatments available from $150/£90.

Ayurvedic: Ayurveda is the Indian System of Alternative Medicine, which is more than 5000 years old and designed to heal the mental and physical discomforts arising due to the fast pace of modern life. After a personal consultation, The Spa’s resident Ayurvedic Doctor creates bespoke wellness journeys, drawing on ancient healing techniques inspired by the ancient wisdom famously known as the ‘Science of Life’.

Choose from deeply relaxing treatments such as Shirodhara, which encourages a blissful state of mind and body consciousness or Udvarthanam, to cleanse nourish and detoxify inside and out. Surrender to blissful relaxation with the Ayurvedic treatment packages, combining the unbeatable combination of individual yoga sessions in the surrounds of the private yoga suite, treatments and massage. Ayurvedic treatments from $140/£84 with packages starting from $275/£164.

Thalgo Therapies

Thalgo treatments, harness the power of the sea, using marine based products to naturally hydrate and nourish the skin. The Spa offers an extensive range of facial and body therapies incorporating sea salts, marine mud and blue-green algae, ensuring sublime relaxation. Awaken your senses with combinations of the purest organic essential oils and plant extracts. Thalgo treatments are available from $80/£48.

Male Grooming

The Spa offers an extensive range of therapeutic and masculine treatments from VitaMan, specially designed to promote physical and mental wellness. Recharge body and mind after your flight with a fresh ginger wrap, a true ‘arrival-revival’ treatment! Try one of the incredibly relaxing massages, specifically designed for the male physique, these treatments alleviate muscular tensions, soreness and aches; the perfect therapy for active men to realign the body.  Alternatively try a masculine facial to deeply hydrate and restore skin. Combining finely honed knowledge with a naturally healing touch, the male grooming menu is designed to provide stress relief and an opportunity for the modern man to unwind and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Treatments available from $120/£72.

Experience Travel Group (www.experiencetravelgroup.com, 020 7924 7133) offer 7 nights for 5 at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives from £1,800 per person based on 2 people sharing a Beach Villa on a bed and breakfast board including flights with Qatar from London Heathrow to Male and seaplane transfers. Travel from May – September 2014.