Naturopathy and Nutrition takes centre stage as Anantara Kihavah renews Its wellness retreats

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3 February, 2023

Set within the tranquil serenity of the Maldives, Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has recently introduced new tailored healing programmes with a focus on Naturopathy and Nutrition. The new transformative experiences include nutrition and lifestyle consultations, wellness talks, functional testing, and holistic therapies – collectively forming optimised retreats that utilise personalised in-depth sessions, the power of intuition and movement, and other recommended experiences to help guide guests along the path to reconnect to their inherent equilibrium

With the appointment of the resort’s full time resident Head of Wellness, Kelly Manning – a qualified Nutritional Therapist, Naturopath and Wellness Consultant – the new transformative journeys will provide a more bespoke approach to address every guest’s unique wellness goals and concerns, whether it’s detoxing the mind and body, enhancing sleep quality, balancing weight, or simply improving eating habits. 

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Available in three-, five-, and seven-day programmes, the Optimisation Retreat introduces an awakening process whereby guests become aware of the effects their diet, lifestyle and environment have on their body; receive a personalised roadmap to wellbeing in the form of a tailored report; and feel the positive choices that they make and feel good about their transformational pathway.

Each programme serves a specific optimisation purpose: the comprehensive seven-day Nutrition & Lifestyle programme focuses on maximising overall wellbeing with the help of intensive Immunity and Wellbeing Report Analysis through Epigenetic testing, followed by a nutrition and lifestyle consultation. The programme also adapts the healing potential of movement through the experience of intuitive dance and utilises the therapeutic capabilities of flower essences for emotional wellbeing. Optimised wellness beverages and a supplement protocol are provided throughout the retreat based on the guests’ nutritional reports and each retreat concludes with a programme review on the last day. The five-day Youthful Cells Retreat is designed to assist guests on how to achieve a youthful glow and vitality from the inside out through the help of a functional cell reading analysis. The programme includes a Nutrition & Lifestyle consultation, a synergistic supplement, personalised nutrient beverages crafted according to the cell analysis report, and a retreat review. Finally, the three-day Nutrition Retreat is a programme that allows guests to discover problematic food which may be burdening their body, and the value of key nutrients in providing greater energy and wellbeing through the help of a Nutritional Epigenetic Testing.

Apart from the Optimisation retreats, a la carte consultations, experiences and testing sessions are also available.

Flower Essence Therapy – Designed to help enhance emotional balance, the Flower Essence Therapy begins by exploring the unique patterns of being through conversive exchange and an intriguing flower card reading that will help prescribe guests with their own unique flower essence remedy to take home with them. Using Bach Flower Remedies, these essences are made from wildflowers, trees and bushes that contain calming and mood-enhancing properties. First introduced in the 1930s, Bach Flower Essences are powerful yet gentle healing tools that are able to catalyse the resolution of profound emotional imbalances.

Cell Wellbeing Epigenetic Test and Analysis – An Epigenetic test is a non-intrusive test in which hair root samples are scanned through a bio profiler providing a detailed report about the body’s level of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and contaminants. The report also highlights which nutritional and environmental factors are impacting the body’s cells, while also sharing lifestyle and diet recommendations to optimise the guest’s health. Depending on their individual wellness focus, the guests may choose from the following report options: Optimise Immunity & Wellbeing; Vegan Immunity & Wellbeing; Professional Training; Sport & Fitness, Nutrition; Youthful Cells; Hair, Skin & Nails; Baby & Child.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultations – Tailored consultations with Kelly enable her to determine the underlying cause of any wellness concerns and develop clear actions that are informed by the guest’s medical history, lifestyle and personal preferences to achieve even more specific outcomes. Following the session, each guest will receive a personalised roadmap to wellbeing in the form of a tailored Nutrition & Lifestyle report, diet plans and, if necessary, a supplement protocol. Sessions can be conducted one-on-one, or with a partner, thereby allowing couples to take a transformational journey together.

Guests can indulge in Optimisation Retreats and select between the three-day programme starting from USD 250, the five-day programme starting from USD 550, and the seven-day programme starting from USD 790, with all prices on a per-person basis. Villas start from USD 1,500 per night. For more information, visit kihavah-maldives/spa

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  • A private island in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
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