Asia Luxury Spa Treatments

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Last year I had the pleasure of working with the consummate professionals over at A.W. Lake Spa Concepts when I provided spa marketing consultation for the launch strategy of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin in Nusa Dua in Bali. A.W. Lake designed the sixteen treatment rooms spa and their top trainer Richard Williams was drafted in to train the staff on new luxury spa therapies. Working with him was such fun too! It had to be a world record that only four months post launch Heavenly Spa won a World Luxury Spa award for ‘Indonesia’s Best Luxury Wellness Spa’.

Yesterday I was honoured to experience a revolutionary new spa facial treatment care of A.W. Lake  in partnership with Arivine Pharma AG (Switzerland) and MedddropGmbH (Germany).  The Pure Transdermal Facial (PURE TDA facial) is the world’s first dermatological therapy system that transports active ingredients to the deepest skin levels, attacks damaging hypoxias and delivers a long term effect. But enough of the science speak, how was it really I hear you ask?

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Asia Drug and Alcohol Rehabilition

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Here at Soul Sanctuaries, we’re adding a Recovery section our Asian luxury portfolio and teaming up with Asia’s leading 5 star drug and alcohol rehabilition centre. As a luxury wellness travel company our regular offering includes 5 star detox, luxury fitness holidays across Asia, transformational self healing holidays and the like. So why add addiction recovery programs?

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4 simple self healing life sessions

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Some of the best lessons in life are often delivered in a simple format, so subtle that we often almost discount them, our mind demanding something more complicated and mysterious. I’ve just finished an amazing book by Don Miguel Ruiz called The Four Agreements. How had this book passed me by in amongst the miriad of spiritual and self healing books I’ve ingested over the years?

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Staying healthy after 40

healthy40“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;we grow old because we stop playing” – George Berhard Shaw

I was recently given some research to review by an interesting physician come philanthropist Dr Dave Jenkins on staying healthy. We were discussing the latest thoughts on how to live a long and strong life and he presented me with some fascinating research by Keith Scott Mumby MD, PHD entitled ‘Get Healthy for your next 100 years.’  Here I’m sharing some health and wellness tips which make common sense and are pretty easy to practice in your life now (not when you feel good!).

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Ayurveda – What Dosha Type are you?

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According to Ayurveda, each of us has a mixture of three basic mind/body principles which are called Doshas. Most of us have one of two of these which are dominant and the other less expressed. These doshas show unique emotional, physical and mental characteristics. Why should you be interested in finding our your dosha type? With this knowledge and a little Ayurvedic expert assistance, you can begin to nurture your unique nature. Learn more about your dosha here… Read More

Self Healing after divorce

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Its never easy to make a decision that will change the course of your life. Recently a friend asked me my thoughts on separation and I honestly said that some days it seemed like leaving was the hard route. Deciding to feel those uncomfortable feelings as they arise instead of self medicating with a bottle of red, gave me the opportunity to begin to look at my patterns of behaviour. Read More

A new meditation teacher in Bali

One of the great things about owning Soul Sanctuaries is that we get asked to help out on amazing new projects in Asia. Our co-founder Joanne McFarlane has the honour of acting as an Asian Spa Consultant for the launch of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin in Nusa Dua in Bali. On December 1st the new 16 treatment room luxury spa will open, featuring extensive his and his thermal facilities, spa treatments inspired by ancient wisdom and using local ingredients and a focus on holistic health. With that in mind, Joanne went searching for somebody special to act as their Wellness Ambassador and met a very special Buddhist Nun on a return route from Myanmar. Read her story here.

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Bali Kids Childrens Charity

Why are we working with a Bali children’s charity?

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Central to our company mission is a giving program called Give a Little Soul a Sanctuary. It’s our pledge that whenever somebody books a healthy holiday with us whether that be a luxury yoga retreat in Bali, a well earned detox holiday in Thailand or a step on the path to spiritual enlightenment, part of each payment will go towards helping impoverished children in Asia. Read More

Who are you? Meeting the real me

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I used to think that I was a pretty spiritual person who lived in the moment because I’d been to a few meditation retreats, practiced yoga and read Eckhart Tolle books. Sound familiar anyone? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s all good. Beats the bottle of red I gulped while trying to avoid any sticky moments in life.

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Finding your own path to self healing

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Soul Healer Abi

Why self healing is not just the stuff of fairies

I knew that, by setting up a luxury wellness travel company, I would enter a period of self healing and personal transformation, but I didn’t bank on this. Thinking of what might typify our guests (cashed up, spiritually depleted and burnt out soul seekers who’ve seen more than a few sides to life so far) I never banked on being one of them myself.

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