From tuning forks and singing bowls to local ingredients and skilled massage, this new treatment has it all at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An.
Wellness experts believe that the human body — much like nature itself — is composed of five elements: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water. By nourishing each of these elements in your body and mind, you can become more attuned to nature’s cycles, which leaves you feeling grounded and healthy.
However, all too often, your busy life may lead you away from harmony, and a lack of elemental nourishment can cause feelings of disconnection between your inner self and the world around you.
Reconnecting those primal energies are where the new Five Elements Bodywork at The Heart of the Earth Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An comes in. Launched this month, the resort shares five ways that the new full-body treatments soothe stressed souls and balance mind and being.
A Natural Combination
Artfully blending stretching, palm effleurage, thumb slide, and knuckling, this full-body treatment harnesses a range of approaches to balance the five elements in the body. Its benefits include: increased blood circulation and muscle flexibility; reduced fluid retention, stress, and tension; deep relaxation and mental revitalization.
The overall experience has been crafted to promote optimum inner flow and a connection with your Earth energy.
Spa Ingredients Fresh from Mother Earth
Five Elements Bodywork incorporates organically grown, zero-mile ingredients fresh from our herb and vegetable farm to attune body and mind to the elements. To balance the Fire element, a warming hand-made paste of spicy ginger eases pain and tension while inspiring a connection to personal power and strength.
Earth and Water elements are stimulated through a footbath of lemongrass, lemon and mint leaves — reducing inflammation, improving circulation and grounding body and mind. By boosting the flow and movement of emotion and energy through the body, guests can expect to enjoy an optimized sense of freedom and refreshment.
Singing Bowls Attuned to Nature
Long renowned for aiding peaceful introspection, the spa’s crystal singing bowls are tuned to 432 Hz, the harmonic intonation of nature. They are played at the start and end of the Five Elements Bodywork treatment. The resonant tones of the bowls are meant to help you drift your body and mind into a blissful state of peace.
Tune into Potential
The Metal element is believed to align with intellect, mental intention and connection to the universal life force. During Five Elements Bodywork, gem-tipped metal tuning forks create a beautifully subtle vibration that helps foster inner wellbeing, and transport body and mind to future hopes and dreams as the soft notes resonate all around.
Release, Rest and Rejuvenate
Working on body, mind and soul, the unique Five Elements Bodywork treatment takes you on a healing journey. The Wood element is all about growth, change and expansion. Traditional Hoi An Agarwood is ceremonially burned so that the soft, fragrant smoke helps energize the body’s qi, or life-force, balancing the nervous system and invoking a sense of strength.
At the end of a blissful 100 minutes, a refreshing cup of ginger tea with fresh pandan leaves gently brings you back to the present and aligns your emotions with the Water element.
To experience the new Five Elements Bodywork treatment, visit the Heart of the Earth Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai or call +84 235 394 0000.
All photos courtesy of Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An.