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Hurawalhi to welcome osteopath consultant Michael Kothe



Hurawalhi and Duniye Spa has announced availability of osteopathy sessions with visiting consultant Michael Kothe M.Sc. Ost. D.O. H.O.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the profound therapeutic effect of Osteopathy.

Treatments at Duniye Spa will be available from 10th to 17th April 2017.

The principles of osteopathy lie in the belief that in order to have well-being the body’s structure has to be functioning smoothly and correctly. Core elements of the body including bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue must be in harmony with one another or imbalances may occur.

Osteopathy could be beneficial for those suffering from back or shoulder pain, joint problems and muscular tension and discomfort.

 It is also helpful for the treatment of stress, below optimal health balance and lack of energy.

Prior booking of these sessions with Michael are highly recommended. Advance bookings can enjoy a 20% discount on the $150 session price.

Michael Kothe M.Sc. Ost. D.O. from Germany and studied Oecotrophologie (Nutritional Sciences), Sport and Osteopathy (M.Sc.) as well as training in other related fields including: pain management, fascientherapy, organ psych, sports physiotherapy/sports osteopathy, biodynamic, taping, Kinesiotaping, Flossing, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Kuatso, and Quantum Medicine.


Elevate your career with ELE|NA Wellness Academy’s courses in Maldives



Step into a world of unparalleled opportunity and professional growth with ELE|NA Wellness Academy’s distinguished wellness education programmes, set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi in the Maldives. As a proud member of Atmosphere Wellness Pvt. Ltd., ELE|NA distinguishes itself as one of the rare spa management companies globally with its own training academy. The academy operates year-round, offering hands-on training, access to the latest wellness research, and best practices. The objective is clear: to educate and empower therapists, transforming them into wellness professionals who set a new standard of excellence within the competitive spa and wellness industry.

The courses are meticulously designed to empower and equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the competitive wellness industry. Whether you are looking to start your journey as a beginner massage therapist certified by CIBTAC or enhance your practice with advanced sound healing techniques led by visiting expert from UK, Carly Chamberlain, the expert-led training programmes cater to your aspirations for the year 2024.

Discover the 7-Day Beginner Massage Course

Immerse yourself in our comprehensive seven-day beginner massage course, crafted to instill mastery in diverse massage techniques. Learn under the guidance of international trainers renowned for their expertise and gain hands-on experience in an environment that harmoniously blends education with serenity.

Global Recognition: Earn a respected certification that opens doors to global opportunities. Enjoy a 50% discount if you register by July 31st, 2024. Train amidst the tranquility of OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, enhancing your learning experience with unparalleled beauty and peace.

Embark on the 2-Day Sound Healing Course

Delve into the transformative world of sound healing with our intensive two-day course. Learn to harness the therapeutic power of sound frequencies under the mentorship of industry-leading experts. Become certified and position yourself as a pioneer in the dynamic field of holistic wellness.

Expert Guidance: Learn from seasoned professionals at the forefront of sound healing practices. Receive a detailed training manual, access to online refresh sessions, and practical insights to excel in sound therapy. Secure your place at the discounted rate of USD 495+ before prices increase.

Master Anatomy & Physiology for Holistic Wellness

Build a solid foundation with the Anatomy and Physiology course, available both online and locally. Tailored to meet the demands of modern wellness practitioners, this course ensures you have the essential knowledge to excel in your career.

Flexibility: Opt for online learning or attend classes locally, accommodating your schedule and preferences. Benefit from personalised attention and guidance from dedicated instructors. Immerse yourself in a curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge with practical applications.

Embark on a personalised journey where each student’s interests, goals, and aspirations shape a tailored developmental path. The training goals are dedicated to enhancing lives and well-being, ensuring that every student and their future clients experience a transformative and fulfilling wellness journey.

Elevate your career with ELE|NA Wellness Academy and join a community committed to excellence in wellness education. Graduates stand out, equipped with the knowledge and skills acquired through practitioner-led courses that are internationally accredited by CIBTAC. This accreditation ensures that the graduates receive the gold standard in training and certification, reinforcing the commitment to excellence in every aspect of the academy. By choosing ELE|NA Wellness Academy, students embark on a journey that transcends conventional education, fostering a profound connection between nature, tradition, and the global standards of the spa and wellness industry.

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Sirru Fen Fushi celebrates Global Wellness Day with office chair yoga routine



Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort, a haven of tranquility and luxury in the Maldives, has celebrated Global Wellness Day by launching a special five-minute office workout video designed to bring the benefits of yoga to professionals around the world. This wellness initiative focuses on office desk yoga, a series of simple stretches and exercises that can be performed right at your office chair.

In today’s fast-paced work environment, many individuals spend long hours seated at their desks, leading to physical discomfort and health issues such as back pain and tension. Recognizing the need for accessible wellness practices, Sirru Fen Fushi has created a mindful exercise video that guides viewers through easy-to-follow yoga stretches aimed at improving mobility, relieving tension, and promoting overall well-being.

Benefits of Office Desk Yoga:

  • Relief from Back Pain: Prolonged sitting can lead to stiffness and discomfort in the lower back. The gentle stretches in the office desk yoga routine help to alleviate pain by enhancing flexibility and reducing muscle tension.
  • Improved Mobility: Incorporating regular stretching into your workday can enhance joint mobility, making everyday movements easier and more fluid.
  • Stress Reduction: Mindful breathing exercises combined with physical stretches help to reduce stress levels, creating a sense of calm and focus amidst a busy workday.
  • Enhanced Posture: Practicing desk yoga encourages better posture by strengthening the muscles that support the spine, reducing the risk of developing chronic posture-related issues.
  • Increased Energy Levels: A short yoga session can rejuvenate the mind and body, boosting energy levels and improving productivity.

The five-minute video produced by Sirru Fen Fushi features simple yet effective yoga stretches that can be performed while seated in an office chair. These exercises are designed to fit seamlessly into a busy schedule, providing a quick and convenient way to integrate wellness into the workday. By following along, viewers can experience immediate benefits, feeling more relaxed and energised.

“We are excited to contribute to Global Wellness Day by offering a practical solution for professionals seeking to improve their physical and mental health,” said Spa Manager Wilfred Suarez at Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort. “Our office desk yoga routine is a testament to our commitment to promoting wellness in all aspects of life, even in the workplace.”

Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort invites everyone to join them in celebrating Global Wellness Day by incorporating these simple yoga stretches into their daily routine. The video is available on the resort’s official website and social media channels.

Located in the pristine waters of the Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort offers a luxurious escape for those seeking peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation. With world-class amenities, exquisite dining, and unparalleled natural beauty, the resort is dedicated to providing an exceptional wellness experience for all its guests. 

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ELE|NA Spa celebrates World Environment Day with Gold, Silver awards for sustainable operations



ELE|NA Spa has announced its prestigious recognition by the Sustainable Wellness Organisation, receiving the Gold Award for Sustainable Spa Operations at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, OBLU NATURE Helengeli By Sentido, OBLU SELECT Sangeli, and VARU By Atmosphere, along with the Silver Award for OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi.

This announcement comes on World Environment Day, a significant occasion spearheaded by the UN Environment Programme, one of Sustainable Wellness Partners. This year’s theme, “Ecosystem Restoration,” underscores the critical importance of environmental stewardship and sustainability, values that align perfectly with our ongoing initiatives.

Heidi Grimwood, Vice President of ELE|NA Spa, commented on the accolade: “This Gold Award is a testament to the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of our team members across all properties. Each of our spas has appointed a Sustainable Ambassador who is constantly bringing new projects to life every month, ensuring that our sustainability efforts are continuously evolving and making a real impact. This recognition highlights our commitment to creating an eco-friendly and sustainable environment for our guests and staff alike.”

ELE|NA Spa’s recognition with the Gold and Silver Awards is a reflection of its comprehensive approach to sustainability. Each spa under the ELE|NA Spa brand has a dedicated Sustainable Ambassador responsible for introducing and overseeing new eco-friendly projects on a monthly basis. These initiatives include reducing waste, conserving water, and utilizing sustainable products and energy sources.

The Sustainable Ambassadors also conduct sustainable workshops for guests, teaching them how to make sustainable snacks, home essentials, and skincare products. These workshops provide valuable knowledge and practical skills, empowering guests to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily lives. By engaging guests in these hands-on activities, ELE|NA Spa extends its commitment to sustainability beyond its operational practices, fostering a culture of environmental responsibility among its clientele.

The efforts of ELE|NA Spa are not only limited to operational practices but also extend to educating guests and staff about the importance of sustainability. This dual approach ensures that everyone involved with ELE|NA Spa is part of the journey towards a greener future.

Heidi Grimwood highlighted the significant role that each team member plays in achieving these sustainability goals. The collaborative effort of staff, guests, and the broader community is essential in driving the positive changes needed to protect the environment. By continuously evolving their practices and setting new sustainability benchmarks, ELE|NA Spa is leading the way in the wellness industry.

The recognition from the Sustainable Wellness Organisation on World Environment Day serves as a powerful reminder of the impact that dedicated sustainability efforts can have. ELE|NA Spa remains committed to fostering a culture of environmental responsibility, ensuring that their operations contribute positively to the planet’s health and well-being.

ELE I NA is an acronym for Elements of Nature, which refers to the five elemental forces of nature – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, helps in healing as these energies flow all around and within every individual. Offering bespoke wellness journeys under the “Wellness Your Way” program, itineraries are designed specifically for the guests’ individual needs, highlighting holistic treatments, alternative health therapies, and gourmet plant-based cuisine throughout the all-inclusive vacation. At ELE|NA, guests embark on a holistic journey of wellness, healing, and relaxation, feeling rejuvenated and refreshed as a result of life-changing experiences, where local healing traditions are combined with international beauty and spa treatments to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.

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