5 resorts bringing their luxury wellness offerings online

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the trend of online wellness services has grown significantly. Even hotels and resorts around the world have jumped on board. While travellers have been unable to enjoy the luxuries of a soothing massage, mediation session or yoga class in true holiday-style, some resorts have made use of online platforms to make their wellness programs accessible from home. 

So if you’re feeling a little bit anxious about the easing of restrictions, or you’re simply feeling stiff from working from home, take a moment to imagine you’re on a dreamy resort in an exotic destination and indulge in some of these online self-care activities.

1. Chiva-Som

Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, has launched Chiva-Som Online Wellness Services to provide support and encouragement during this unprecedented time. Their online platform provides access to wellness advisors, practitioners and experts and includes some of Chiva-Som’s most popular services including consultations, activities and physical training. These activities will be conducted one-on-one, allowing people to speak directly to the experienced wellness team via video communication and receive personalised feedback regarding lifestyle and nutrition. Chiva-Som is also sharing a collection of on-demand, inspirational wellness content and hands-on tools across the resort’s digital channels. These include healthy recipes, holistic advice, virtual exercise programmes and self-training tutorials to keep the body and mind active and healthy whilst people can’t access the resort. To tune into their next pilates, yoga, meditation sessions and more, keep an eye on Chiva-Som’s blog, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Chiva-Som International Health Resort channels.

Image: Chiva-Som

2. COMO Shambhala

The leading wellness brand of Singapore-based COMO Group has launched ‘COMO Shambhala By My Side,’ a new online platform offering at-home wellness programmes and personal consultations. The subscription-based service gives you access to COMO’s rich network of international experts and provides a sanctuary for those who are seeking inspiration for their own self-care routines. The library of content includes easy-to-follow video tutorials to help you deepen your personal practice, strengthen and restore balance, discover the healing power of mindfulness and meditation and explore new ways to recharge your health and overall well-being.
A monthly subscription to the service will cost about A$24. Find out more on their website here.

Wellness at home: COMO Cocoa Island
Image: COMO Cocoa Island

3. Six Senses

Luxury hotel brand, Six Senses, is renowned for delivering some of the best spa and wellness services in the industry. Their ‘At Home With Six Senses,’ program offers a series of videos, tutorials, articles and advice to help maintain your mental and physical well-being during these challenging times. Helpful articles can be found at the Six Senses online hub, while live streams and classes can be accessed on Facebook at Six Senses Spas and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas as well as Instagram. This week, you can tune into ‘Tips to Adapt Your Mindset and Thrive Through a Challenge with Kent Richards’ on Thursday 21 May at Six Senses Spas Facebook. Or, move your body with their Fijian Meke Dance class on 22 May at Six Senses Hotels Resorts. Times and event details are available on their Facebook pages.

4. Elysia Wellness Retreat

Elysia Wellness Retreat, the renowned wellness retreat in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley has launched a free series of wellness content available through Facebook, Instagram and their website. Followers have access to guided sessions covering topics like healthy recipes for boosting immunity, tai chi, meditation, yoga, pilates and functional training, and handy tips including creating your own kitchen herb garden and making at-home cleaners from natural products. The array of wellness inspiration comes in the form of videos, podcasts and blogs hosted by in-house experts including movement coach Adrienne Simpson, yogi Alli Summers, naturopath Gina Burns, chef James Knight, qualified counsellor Cath Adams,  physiotherapist Melissa Ingram, and fitness coach Matt Rendall.

Wellness at home: Elysia Wellness Retreat
Chef James Knight. Image: Elysia Wellness Retreat

5. Nihi Sumba

Nihi Sumba, on the shores of Nihi Watu beach in Sumba, Indonesia, has launched Nihi@Home to make their favourite rituals and wellness routines available from anywhere. The daily LIVE programming offers classes, interviews, shows, kids activities, coaching tips, and other surprising events, all streamed live from the resort. They even hosted a surf survival course to help people develop self-awareness, self-control and forge body and mind resilience through the practice of breathing and apnea (breath-holding). That session is available to rewatch on their website or you can keep up to date with what’s on through their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Image: Nihi Sumba

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