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4 MUST-TRY wellness treatments in the Maldives

What’s better than soaking up the sun on a beach and indulging in a good book while the tropical breeze drifts through your hair? A wellness session in the very same tropical island will ensure your holiday relaxes your mind, body and soul.

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Yoga

Yoga

Yoga, a form of exercise for both the mind and body, has been around for a thousand years and to-date, is one of the most popular wellness activities among people of all ages. It is a discipline that focuses on physical, mental and spiritual aspect and bringing about the perfect balance between them. When it comes to practising yoga, it is generally preferred to do so in an environment that would influence one to be calm and focused, like an isolated beach stretch. At Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, practise your favourite yoga pose while enjoying soothing views of the blue ocean.

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Deep Tissue Massages

Deep Tissue Massages

This is a type of massage therapy that involves the application of firm pressure that reaches the muscles and tissues. It is a great remedy for those who have sports injuries, high blood pressure, sciatica, chronic aches, stiffness, soreness etc. The massage technique uses more than just the hands and fingertips but the knuckles, elbows and forearms. The main difference, however, in the techniques between a deep tissue massage and a classic one is that the latter uses faster movements with moderate pressure. Due to this, the former type of massage can be a little more unfamiliar and uncomfortable, however, the feeling is transient and once the massage is over, you would feel very rejuvenated and new.

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Reflexology

Reflexology

This is an interesting type of massaging technique; it involves applying pressure to the feet and hands to bring about changes and pain relief elsewhere in the body. The theory is that there are certain pressure points or “reflex areas” on the hands and feet that are energetically connected to specific organs and other parts of the body. Therefore, concentrating on these spots helps promote health in the specified area. Most commonly, this technique is used for tension headaches, hormonal imbalances, back pain, digestive issues, menstrual disorders and so on. A session typically lasts from 30-60 minutes and is found to be very relaxing. Ensure that you give your therapist an accurate health history before the session for you to obtain the optimum benefit out of it.

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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

The hallmark of this type of massage therapy is the use of flat, smooth, heated stones that are made of basalt- a kind of volcanic rock known to retain heat. These stones are heated prior to treatment and are typically within the range of 110-130 degrees Fahrenheit. Extra care is taken to maintain the ideal temperature to not cause any discomfort or burns on the skin. These stones are then placed on your body; along the spine, the chest, on the stomach, palms, feet etc. They are known to be deeply relaxing and relieves muscle pain and tension, while also reducing anxiety and stress, which in turn promotes healthier sleep patterns. Therefore, apart from the relieving physical pain, it is also recommended for those who are suffering from anxiety, stress and or insomnia.