For many of us, January is a time for new beginnings. It’s a time for new resolutions, new habits and new opportunities to reinvent ourselves. But what we often forget as we rush into our ambitious to-do lists, energized by the possibilities of a new start, is that a big part of reinvention lies in rejuvenation and renewal.
As we head into 2019 and the Year of the Pig, it’s more important than ever to create a clean slate for ourselves by consciously decluttering our minds and detoxing our bodies.
Devoting time to refresh ourselves is the best investment we can make in our success, whether its an hour or two a day or a weekend away.
At the award winning Amanoi, located on the idyllic shores of Vinh Hy Bay in Vietnam, wellness is at the core of the experience. With individualized immersion programs that span from 3 nights to 3 weeks, guests enjoy tailored itineraries designed to balance mind body and spirit.
Whether the goal is to detox and recalibrate, manage weight and encourage healthy lifestyle or to reduce stress and renew focus, the team of specialists at the Amanoi combine their expertise to holistically address the needs of their guests. This immersion process starts even before your stay at the resort with pre-arrival questionnaires and consultations held via phone/email, during and after your stay to provide lessons/tips to apply at home on your own. Named Luxury Wellness Spa of 2018 by World Luxury Spa Awards, the Amanoi’s offerings range from massage therapy and osteopathy to reconnective healing training for the mind and tailored nutrition regimens, complete with prescribed juices and herbal elixirs.
Curious what a weekend at the Amanoi could look like? Here’s an example of an itinerary from the Longevity, Rejuvenation and Detoxification Immersion:
Feb 5 - Feb 7, Tet Weekend
7.15am: Digestive herbal elixir
8.00am: Qi Gong Practice
9.00am: Herbal steam & beverage
9.30am: Breakfast or prescribed juice
11.00am: Lymphatic drainage massage
12.00pm: Raw food snack or prescribed juice
12.45pm: Digestive herbal elixir
1.00pm: Lunch or a prescribed juice
2.30pm: Mind training meditation
4:00pm: Tet Calligraphy Giving
4.30pm: Traditional Cham Blessing Ceremony
7.30pm: Spa treatment
9.00pm: Digestive herbal elixir
Whether it is an individual endeavor or a journey with loved ones, wellness is a pursuit that requires intention. To find out more about the Amanoi and their Wellness Immersion programs or Tet Festivities, please visit www.aman.com/resorts/amanoi
- Iris Yang, New Yorker living in Hong Kong who talks to plants and travels the world on the weekends as @prettyinpalm
Guest Editor @Wellness360hk