Soneva’s new spa and wellness brand combines ancient and modern healing techniques


Barefoot luxury and wellness hotel brand Soneva has concocted a new spa and wellness concept combining age-old healing wisdom with modern science.

Dubbed Soneva Soul, the launch is guided by the principle of “lifestyle evolution” and sees wellness teams tailoring personalized care plans to help clients realize their potential and achieve their wellness goals. – be long-term.

It was deployed at the brand’s two existing sites in the Maldives and at its destination in Thailand. The all-new Soneva Soul spa at the recently refurbished Soneva Jani complex represents the flagship of the concept.

Going forward, it will also expand to encompass a range of branded wellness and lifestyle products.

The Soneva Soul philosophy is infused into all resorts and characterizes Soneva’s spas, wellness programming and cuisine.

The new treatment menus at each Soneva Soul spa combine traditional wellness philosophies – such as Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, herbalism and medicinal mushrooms – with cutting-edge methodologies and therapeutic biomodulation, including including heart rate variability testing, platelet-rich plasma therapy, nutrient IV cryotherapy, ozone therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

As part of the new concept, each spa now has an Ayurvedic doctor, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, an integrative medicine doctor and highly trained therapists.

Each of these resident teams will soon be complemented by a network of visiting international wellness practitioners, selected for their expertise in a full spectrum of wellness, healing, fitness and spirituality practices.

Working in partnership with each guest, the team will curate a wellness journey that supports all aspects of their life. This includes rest, recovery and regeneration as well as detox, movement and optimization.

“Wellness permeates everything we do at Soneva,” says Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and co-founder of Soneva.

“Soneva Soul is the culmination of everything we have learned since launching our first spa in the Maldives at Soneva Fushi in 1995.

“Like Soneva, at Soneva Soul, we are pioneering an approach that combines apparent opposites to provide our clients with a transformative and personalized wellness experience.”

In the long term, Soneva will expand the concept by working with like-minded partners to launch wellness destinations around the world.

The Soneva Soul Spa Program pathways on offer also focus on movement, sleep, yoga and meditation.

Led by master fitness trainers and bodywork specialists, the Soneva Soul Movement program balances gym-based fitness, with natural free-movement techniques and experiential fitness, in the great outdoors – like gymnasiums. in the jungle and deep water aquatic fitness sessions.

Yoga, Pranayama Breathwork and Meditation programs strengthen the connection between mind, body and soul, with individual and group sessions with resident yoga masters and renowned guest experts.

Find out more about Soneva
Developed by Eva and Sonu Shivdasani, Soneva’s philosophy is SLOW LIFE – sustainable, local, organic, wellness, learning, inspiring and fun experiences.

The Shivdasanis also developed the Six Senses Resorts and Spas brand, which was sold to private equity group Pegasus in 2012 and then spun off to IHG Hotels & Resorts in 2019 for $300 million.


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