This Maldivian Spa Is Taking Holistic Healing to a New Level

[SPONSORED CONTENT] The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi’s spa offers a truly indulgent escape.

Oct 28, 2020

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the spa at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi sprawls over 10 treatment villas spread over 10,000 square meters. In this soothing sanctuary, guests can embark on spa journeys built around relaxation, rebalancing and harmony. The wide array of treatments are grounded in ancient holistic healing practices and elemental philosophy. Guests can indulge in everything from a restorative Himalayan Salt Stone Massage to a Starlight Ocean Massage in an overwater villa under the light of the Milky Way. 

Wellness is at the core of spa’s ethos and all manner of on-site guided activities, including meditation, yoga and pilates, are available. From sleep therapy to cutting-edge anti-aging treatments, the Wellness Program is designed to make sure that each guest finds the tailored experience they seek. Crafted body treatments including body polishes and wraps are available too, along with innovative facials by Carol Joy London, hair treatments by Philip Kingsley and beauty treatments by reputable experts, ensuring that guests feel relaxed, reinvigorated and renewed from top to toe. 

For younger guests embarking on their first spa journey, the Family Time offerings include special mother-daughter and father-son massages. Meanwhile, the Junior Spa Experience offers massages facials, manicures and more for teens seeking some pampering of their own. 

No two guests are alike, which is why the spa created the first-ever Wellness Concierge service in the Maldives. Through highly personalized consultations, the spa experts help craft bespoke wellness journeys to help them restore equilibrium and leave feeling revived. Guests staying at the resort for the upcoming festive season in December and January will also be able to take advantage of the expertise of several world-renowned wellness practitioners, including holistic medicine expert Dr. Igor Roganin and wellness expert Yulia Andriushchenko.



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