Mauritian luxury resort Shanti Maurice
has re-launched its spa to offer a brand new concept: ‘A Journey Around the World Through Wellbeing’. The re-launch includes new product ranges, signature treatments and packages themed around the three major wellbeing philosophies of ‘Oriental’, ‘Indian’ and ‘Natural-Bio’.
The spa – which is part of Shanti Hospitality
, part of the C&C Alpha Group – is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean, features three themed ‘full immersion’ stations dedicated to these philosophies. Each of the holistic zones presents an authentic culture, environment and style of wellbeing through the room design, music, aromas and treatments – including a signature treatment per station. Light refreshments are available, with special wellness and detox menus also available in the hotel restaurant.
Throughout, the resort has remained true to its natural, organic philosophy, while offering a more cultural experience. Greater focus has been given to the personalisation of the individual guest experience, with therapist consultations and bespoke treatment programmes. Half, full and multi-day packages with dining options enable guests to sample treatments from each of the different zones and fully immerse themselves in the journey.
In the Oriental zone, treatments are inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Balinese therapies. Three oriental style cabins overlook a Zen garden with typical Japanese plants such as Dwarf and Broom Bamboo, while in the relaxation area, tea is served performing the authentic ‘gongfu’ Chinese ceremony.
A fourth room is exclusively dedicated to Thai massage, while other treatments include Shiatsu, Balinese four-handed massage hot stone therapy, reflexology and Reiki. The Oriental signature treatment, ‘Tibetan Sound Massage’ features Tibetan singing bowls combined with a body butter and aromatherapy oil blend massage, to purify and rebalance the system and revitalise mind, body and soul.
In five dedicated Ayurveda treatment rooms, Shanti Maurice offers a wide range of Indian treatments including Abhyanga and Abhydhara, each performed by two therapists, as well as Pizchili, Shirodhara and Choornaswedana. The new signature treatment for this zone is ‘Shanti-dhara’, a full body Ayurveda massage which focuses on balancing the Chakras through the pouring of warm oil over them. After their treatment, guests can relax in a hammock in the Indian garden to enjoy tea based on the three Dosha.
Natural-Bio: Health, Beauty and Longevity
Using natural products from Mauritius and Europe, alongside eco-certified products from the [comfort zone] brand, the Natural-Bio zone features six treatment and one scrub room. On offer are a range of body scrubs and wraps using natural products such as coffee, brown sugar, coconut, papaya and banana leaves. The signature treatment, ‘Aromasoul Elements Massage’ is a complete sensorial journey through four distinct worlds; the exotic orient, the Mediterranean, vibrant India and the ancient cultures of desert tribes. Within the Natural-Bio station, guests can sample a selection of fruit and vegetable based ‘Longevity Drinks’. Enjoy a ‘No More Stress Tonic’ made from celery cucumber and ginger, or a ‘Vital Defence Shot’ with beetroot, carrots and orange.
In addition, Shanti Maurice has given greater focus to supporting mildfulness and a healthy lifestyle. Additional fitness and wellbeing sessions include stress management, breathing techniques, aqua gym, aqua spinning and Watsu. Traditional Yoga, meditation and Pilates (floor, mat and studio) continue to be offered, as well as more unusual alternatives such as Paddle Yoga and a bike yoga tour.
The Spa at Shanti Maurice is delighted to be partnering with the [comfort zone] brand, and a full range of their body and face products are sold alongside authentic Ayurveda oils and manicure and pedicure products from LCN.