Rosewood group opens first Asaya wellness centre at Rosewood Phuket
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has opened its first centre under company’s new Asaya wellness concept.
The spa, located at the newly opened Rosewood Phuket in Thailand, is incorporated into Rosewood’s A Sense of Place concept. In accordance with this concept, each of the hotel group’s properties are rooted in the local history and traditions of the area in which its located.
The Asaya wellness concept blends personalised wellness with alternative therapies, fitness and healthy nutrition.
Treatments and therapies on the menu include chi nei tsang, a therapy that blends meditation techniques with elements of Thai and Chinese massage, “to guide the healing energy flow, or qi, through the system”.
The incorporation of Chinese healing traditions is a reflection of the Chinese heritage and influence in the Phuket area. Other alternative therapies provided include reiki, chakra balancing sound therapy, Life Force therapy and watsu treatments.
The centre also offers a choice of six wellness retreats, each available for between one and 14 days.
The retreats include options to encourage “ideal balance”, “mindful eating”, “healthy sleep”, “inner peace”, and a “life energised”, as well as a “meditation and yoga immersion”.
Niamh O’Connell, Rosewood’s group vice president, guest experience and wellness, said:
“With an intense focus on offering truly personalized wellness, Asaya guests experience a hands-on, carefully curated and intuitively guided experience that unlocks unlimited possibilities to achieve their specific goals.
“These teachings will enable them to continue their commitment to wellness long after they leave.”
The personalised Asaya guest journey begins with a consultation with resident wellness practitioner Steve Harvey, to determine the individual wellbeing needs. Harvey is a well-established holistic healer, bodyworker and relationship coach.
Core to the Asaya concept is the Wellness Atelier, where herbs and plants from the garden are blended into personalised mixtures for clients’ body wraps, scrubs, herbal compresses and masks – among other options.
Guests can choose the ingredients themselves and also help prepare the blends. Treatments making use of ingredients from the garden include the Asaya Body Path Rituals.
These therapeutic massages incorporate options designed to energise, lead to deep relaxation, promote mental clarity and encourage muscle release, among other alternatives.
Other Asaya facilities included several indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and five double treatment suites with their own rain shower and deep soaking tub. There are also a range of fitness and wellbeing activities on offer, including yoga, mat pilates, body stretching and HIIT classes.
Resort accommodation includes the Signature Asaya Villa, which features a double treatment room and private watsu pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam shower and outdoor yoga sala, rain shower and soaking tub amenities.
Asaya’s three skincare partners are high-end French brand Maison Caulières; EvidenS de Beauté, which blends French and Japanese skincare concepts and techniques; and men’s grooming brand Hommage.