Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Landaa Giravaru, has always been a leader in wellness with their key pillars of serving experiences that soothe one’s mind and body, and harmonise physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The resort’s thoughtfully designed Ayurveda-themed spa, AyurMa offers rejuvenating natural therapies under the supervision of adept naturopaths, yoga therapists, and Ayurvedic doctors. This becomes even more relevant with more guests seeking holiday experiences that include elements of wellness.
Delicately designed to lull body and mind into a deeply meditative state, the Om Supti Night Spa Ritual by AyurMa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru calms the nervous system, relaxes the spine and reduces the body’s stress levels – paving the way for restful sleep and peaceful dreaming.
In a private jungle clearing in the heart of the island, beneath a canopy of banyan trees and palms, the unique Night Spa location sets the scene for the most mesmerising open-air ritual experience. A hanging bed suspended beneath tropical foliage and a stone-carved bath, open to the star-lit sky, complete the serene, sleep-inducing sanctuary.
Arun Tomson, Director of Spa at Landaa Giraavaru’s Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat comments, “In a world where time is of such a premium and disturbed sleep is so commonplace, we wanted to create a night-time experience that celebrated our wilderness location, embraced our island traditions and induced a calming, dreamlike state. It’s an excellent way to break disrupted sleep patterns, hone meditative skills, inspire inner peace and instill respect for the benefits of restful, restorative sleep.”
The Om Supti Ritual
A meditative mantra incorporating the Hindi word for deep sleep (supti) this tri-fold ritual (bookable in advance only) begins at 10:00 pm in the resort’s unique Night Spa setting.
To begin, a deeply relaxing Moondrop Therapy sees seven pure essential oil blends used along the spine to restore inner harmony and unite the energetic flow between the seven main chakras. Focus is then placed on the Vishuddha (the throat energy centre or fifth chakra – the body’s centre of sleep and dreaming). A subtle Vishuddha Facial Therapy targets the 16 petals (or “points”) of the throat chakra, helping to empty the mind of stress and negativity, energise the immune system, and restore beautifully glowing skin.
The ritual concludes with an Inner Peace bath – an al fresco soak in a carved stone tub infused with Himalayan salt crystals, meditative sandalwood, soothing jasmine and regenerating rose damascene. During this time guests are left alone to enjoy the private stone bath and swinging day bed by themselves.
Designed using Ila’s naturally and ethically renowned products, Om Supti soothes the nervous system and relaxes the spine, reducing the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body. A peaceful inner equilibrium is restored, paving the way for deeper, more refreshing slumber.