Azura Benguerra Private Island, Mozambique Resort rates start at US$695 (€619, £532) a night
African drumming and a massage inspired by tribal healing techniques are on offer
Sounds of Africa promotes hyperconsciousness A wellness programme focusing on the sight, smells, sounds and taste of Africa has launched at Azura Benguerra in Mozambique. Sounds of Africa aims to promote the benefits of hyperconsciousness to cultivate a new way of thinking to care for the mind and body. The programme features an African drumming session which combines traditional rhythmical drumming, singing and exercise to promote healing, a walking meditation expedition around sensory
spots on the island, a silent breakfast on the shore line and an TheraNaka massage inspired by tribal healing techniques. Guests can pick and choose any element of the programme to add on to their stay. Azura Benguerra is a private island resort, which was hand-built and is part-operated by the local community, and is situated in a marine national park. Sounds of Africa is also available at its sister property, Azura Quilalea, which is in Mozambique as well.
In-office stretch sessions currently available in New York and Los Angeles, US 15 minutes-1 hour Prices vary according to length of treatment and type of subscription
On-demand stretch sessions for employees Emme is a plus-size supermodel and positive body image advocate
Emme brings a sense of clarity at Carillon Wellness resort Carillon Miami is inviting guests to “gain a new sense of clarity” in a three-day retreat guided by Emme – the US plus-size supermodel and advocate of positive body image. Emme will be joined by Inessa Freylekhman, a spiritual psychotherapist and feng shui master, to help attendants to clear their minds and release subconscious blocks through meditations, yoga, workshops and forgiveness rituals. The
Carillon Miami, US Three days Starts at US$780 (€690, £599) overall goal is to develop an ‘ideal vision’ for life and create a plan on how to get there. Prices include a US$200 (€177, £153) spa credit for treatments and access to one of the country’s largest thermal experiences.
On-demand massage service Soothe has added stretch services to its treatment list for corporate clients. Jeff Bishop, Soothe’s VP of operations, says: “Because so much of daily stress occurs in the workplace, it was natural for Soothe to go beyond providing in-office chair massage therapy by developing Soothe Stretch, where individuals can receive assisted stretching while at work.” Spa Business recently tipped assisted stretching as an up and coming spa treatment (see SB18/3 p98) as it allows a therapist to target particular muscles and
Jeff Bishop joints that cannot be activated through solo stretching. Soothe, a leading on-demand massage service and app, delivered one massage every two minutes to clients in the US, Canada, UK and Australia in 2018. It’s At Work programme sends therapists to workplaces on a subscription basis. spabusiness.com issue 2 2019 41