November 20, 2012, 7:54 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Talise Spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli, the luxurious Maldivian resort catering for couples, families and small groups, recently launched two new signature treatments that celebrate elements of local Maldivian culture.
The "Island of Life" is a 90-minute treatment inspired by the gentle movement of the ocean. The treatment combines long soothing strokes with deep pressure mirroring the ocean waves breaking. Using a blend of rose, ylang-ylang, geranium and sandalwood essential oils infused with locally-produced extra virgin coconut oil, the treatment has been designed to leave guests relaxed and rejuvenated.
The virgin coconut oil that forms the base for the essential oils is produced with handpicked coconuts grown on the Maldivian island of Kelaa. Zacoom Holdings, a small enterprise led by a group of local women, produces this valuable product on demand and is responsible for the cultivation, the picking, the grating, the production and delivery of the oil.
The "Boli Malaafath Neshun" is a 75-minute treatment and derives its traditional name from a local dance, still regarded as the most important dance performed by Maldivian women. Inspired by the ancient tradition of giving shells as gifts to the Sultan, the treatment is performed by four hands, with two therapists simultaneously massaging the body in a synchronised dance-like movement.
"Jumeirah Vittaveli is keen to promote culturally connected activities for all our visitors," said Gisele Clark, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli. "The resort showcases local cuisine with our Maldivian cooking classes; while excursions are tailor-made to emphasise the natural beauty of the landscape and include snorkelling, sandbank picnics, fishing, and sunset cruises. We are now thrilled to add signature spa treatments to our offering, allowing guests to connect more with the local culture."
The Talise Spa at the Maldives hotel has a total of nine treatment villas, all suitable for individual or couple's
treatments. Five of the villas are nestled in the lush gardens of the island; three
spacious villas are over water while the luxurious Spa Ocean Suite offers panoramic
views of the Indian Ocean.
About Talise Spa
In 2007, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts launched Talise Spa, a brand bringing together all the aspects of a healthy lifestyle, an experience combining nutrition and gastronomy, exercise and fitness, alternative health and beauty therapies, and traditional spa treatments.
About Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. A mere 20 minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings guests to Jumeirah Vittaveli, nestled in a spot of astounding beauty. The resort comprises 91 villas and suites, each offering exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. With three restaurants, a Talise Spa, and dedicated kids and separate teenagers clubs, the resort is ideal for couples, families or groups, bringing personalised excitement to any holiday.
About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah hotels in Dubai; Pera Palace hotel in Istanbul, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai hotel; Jumeirah hotel in Frankfurt; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes 5 star hotels in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
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