NORTHERN THAI PEOPLE have nurtured a ritualistic culture that focuses on a life lived in balance for centuries. At Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, the team of wellness experts, guided by Luisa Anderson, regional director of spa, have drawn on this wisdom to create an all-new journey of well-being.
“Translating to ‘a celebration of the gift of life’, Wara Cheewa Spa presents therapies that have been crafted to bring about unification that we all seek – within and without,” said Luisa.
“We are blessed to have a strong connection with the culture and community, having been in Chiang Mai for 25 years,” says Anthony Gill, general manager – Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Tented Camp Golden Triangle.
“From our own team of spa therapists, who bring their experience to each treatment, to a strong traditional influence and home-grown ingredients, Wara Cheewa Spa offers transformational experiences in the cultural heartland of Thailand.”
Bringing the body, mind and soul into harmony, the menu addresses the four key pillars of wellbeing – physical, emotional, social and nutritive. Uniting cultural elements,
the spa offers a diverse range of massages, scrubs, facials and rituals under each pillar. “We want to take guests back to the very basic elements of wellness, by drawing on their intuition to choose therapies that best resonate in the present moment,” said Gemma Abad, director of spa.
Restore with body balancing therapies
The menu invites guests to plant their feet firmly on the Earth with a grounding collection of body-balancing treatments. “Restore stabilizing energy, while Mother Earth’s abundant gifts heal you on all levels. Recall the cyclical importance of rest and rejuvenation in order to grow and thrive,” says Gemma about the Physical Well-being menu.
For complete physical relaxation, she recommends the Samuprai Massage – A powerful Thai-style massage using hot poultices of lemongrass, prai, turmeric and makrut lime peel to invigorate muscles. “This combination of ingredients soothes the muscles, leaving you in complete relaxation.” she said.
Connect to the holistic heart of Northern Thailand
Using a combination of local ingredients and ancestral knowledge, the spa’s Social Well-being menu inspires personal and cultural connection.
“These therapies allow you to shift your focus from where you’ve been to where you are right now… to rediscover the sense of balance that comes from feeling part of a greater whole,” she said.. M
Making a strong connection to Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai’s Princess Ritual is inspired by their very own Princess Dara Rasami, born in nearby Mae Rim village. “This ritual combines an exfoliating blend of seven sacred flowers with the soothing properties of Princess Dara Rasami’s Rose – grown exclusively for Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, a firming, anti-ageing massage with mangosteen and locally grown vetiver and orange blossom,” she shares.
Rediscover inner ease
A true reflection of the “Land of Smiles”, the Emotional Well-being menu focuses on self-care, and invites guests to reconnect with the peace and poise that comes from the feeling of oneness.
“Our therapies uplift the centres of emotion and floods the body and mind with kindness,” said Gemma.. For a true journey of emotional discovery, the Connected Heart Ritual is a tender healing sequence to restore inner equilibrium and awaken to the riches of compassion, generosity and well-being. The therapy releases toxins with a Himalayan salt and poppy seed scrub, while drawing guests to submit to serenity with a rose and tuberose bath. “Reconnect with your inner stillness with a massage and heart-work using rose oil and rose quartz,” she adds.
Feed the body, mind and soul
The Nutritive Well-being menu inspires guests to take the time to revitalize and restore their inner well of healing, with nutrient-rich treatments that restore from the outside in.
“Nourish the body with the Food for the Soul Ritual, focused on flooding the body with vital energy and nature’s healing powers,” shares Gemma. Focusing on the physical and intuitive elements of the gut, an energizing and detoxify-ing scrub, wrap and massage stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems for enhanced inner and outer health. “Your spirits will feel lifted and your body recharged.”
Drawing on the gifts and wisdom of the Northern Thai people – true experts in a life lived in balance – Wara Cheewa Spa inspires guests to explore the scales of holistic health in Chiang Mai’s ‘haven of wellbeing’.
The spa also offers services including manicures, pedicures, specialized hair treatment, and more.
It is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Guests can reserve their experience via the FS CHAT or call 053 298 181.