A four-day ‘Sleep Journey’ retreat at the One&Only Spa
April 2019 - One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury, all-villa resort set on one of the Maldives’ largest private islands, is a tropical sanctuary for a holistic wellness escape. This April, the resort welcomes ‘Sleep Guru’ Alison Francis and introduces a serene ‘Sleep Journey’ at the One&Only Spa, as well as a four-day retreat. Performed by highly-trained therapists using ESPA products featuring the purest extracts of natural ingredients, the Sleep Journey experience is both holistic and therapeutic, focused on achieving uninterrupted and rejuvenating sleep.
Launching the new sleep treatments is renowned Ayurveda Practitioner and ‘Sleep Guru’, Alison Francis, who will be at One&Only Reethi Rah until 19 May. Specialising in sleep and stress therapy, Alison is qualified as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming instructor and hypnotherapist, as well as a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and Akhanda Yoga teacher. Alison will be available for private 90-minute Sleepology consultations which are priced at $425 per guest and include a full sleep assessment, breath and stress testing, a comprehensive report and tailored therapeutic recommendations after the session. In addition, Alison will be offering group sleep therapy workshops which will be complimentary for One&Only Reethi Rah guests.
The resort’s 90-minute ‘Sleep Journey’ is designed to unwind a busy mind, offering guests the opportunity to escape the pace of everyday life and emerge feeling focused, with a sense of renewed positivity and the ability to achieve a good night’s sleep. The journey begins with a Sleep Ritual assessment in the comfort of a treatment villa, where an experienced Sleep Trainer will discover the guest’s current sleeping patterns and develop a tailored Sleep Journey addressing the personal needs of each individual. The trainer will introduce the guest to sleep meditation and guide them through breathing and visualisation techniques to the sound of soothing music, to help relax the mind and release physical or emotional anxieties. The feet are then massaged to help rebalance and ground, before a soothing deeply therapeutic massage is continued up through the body to promote positivity to the mind. Deeply indulgent and personalised, the massage releases deep-seated muscular tension using a combination of hot stones and warm relaxing oil. The massage is finished with a re-energising scalp massage to help clear the mind, enabling the guest to completely switch off, ensuring an uninterrupted and heavenly night’s sleep.
Guests can maximise the restorative benefits of their stay by booking the four-night ‘Sleep Collection Journey’. In addition to the ‘Sleep Journey’ treatment, guests will benefit from daily personalised Sleep Collection amenities delivered to their villa each evening including a sleep collection kit by ESPA, wellbeing tea and personalised sleep music, as well as a signature hand and foot pampering session with a Bastien Gonzalez expert, a mindful diving or snorkelling experience led by the resort’s dive centre professionals, as well as regular guidance from the Sleep Trainer in order to track their progress and establish new sleep habits during their stay.
“A sound slumber is energising and uplifting. As sleep consumes one-third of our lives, our Sleep Journey at One&Only Spa seeks to ensure that our guests not only get a good night’s sleep while staying with us, but learn techniques that they can use in their everyday lives,” says Jan B. Tibaldi, General Manager, One&Only Reethi Rah.
The One&Only Spa is a haven of quiet pampering, nestled amongst secluded lush gardens overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. A blissful escape offering personalised retreat programmes, access to renowned practitioners, state-of-the-art fitness facilities as well as healthy superfood menus, One&Only Reethi Rah is an idyllic oasis for guests to focus on their wellbeing.
In addition to the new Sleep Journey, One&Only Reethi Rah welcomes back two acclaimed practitioners: Toru Ogasawara, who will be offering The Ultimate Watsu Experience from 13 – 30 May, and Palma Michel, who will be leading guests through Mindfulness Journeys from 15 - 30 May. Toru is a world-renowned Watsu (water shiatsu) specialist and founder of the Okinawa Watsu Centre in Japan, he will be carrying out tailored sessions of aquatic therapy in One&Only Reethi Rah’s ocean-view Watsu pool. Palma Michel is a mindful leadership advisor, executive coach, mindfulness and meditation teacher, author and public speaker. She is the co-founder of Profuse29, introducing mindful leadership to organisations and individuals. Palma’s aim is to empower her clients to live with more presence, inner peace, gratitude and love for life.
The ‘Sleep Journey’ treatment is priced at $478 per person. The four-night ‘Sleep Collection Journey’ is available from $10,645 for two guests including accommodation a Beach Front Villa. The Ultimate Watsu Experience with Toru Ogasawara is priced at $225 (plus taxes and fees) and sessions with Palma Michel start from $300 (plus taxes and fees). For guests looking to address a specific health concern or seeking a higher level of overall wellness, One&Only Spa also provides bespoke retreats.