Wellness, The Holistic Way
asiaSpa India|asiaSpa November 2019-April 2020
With their new integrative medical services and a range of intensive wellness immersions, Amanpuri in Phuket guarantees complete nourishment of body and soul.
Mitrajit Bhattacharya

It was one of those unplanned trips. A quick phone call, and there I was, on a midnight GoAir direct flight from Mumbai to Phuket. My stay for the duration of the trip was at the luxury beachfront resort of Amanpuri, nestled in a coconut grove overlooking the turquoise Andaman sea. Having earlier stayed at various Aman properties, including the iconic ones at Venice and Tokyo, I was looking forward to spending a few nights at their flagship property in Phuket that has been in operation since 1988. Each Aman experience is handcrafted to perfection, as per the location and the requirements of the guest. This time, my agenda was to check out their holistic wellness programme that was introduced at the property earlier this year.

At its revolutionary new Holistic Wellness Centre at Amanpuri, the hotel group has added integrative medical services as well as intensive wellness immersions to the entire experience. This is the brand’s first resort to provide medical services, run by a certified medical team from the world-class health and sports resort of Thanyapura. Amanpuri’s integrative medical services fall into three broad categories: anti-ageing and preventive medicine, aesthetic, and sports performance. The medical team works alongside and complements the treatments of Aman’s renowned experts, who are well-versed in ancient healing techniques and alternative therapies, and include chiropractors, nutritionists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and Ayurvedic physicians.

Guests who embark on a journey of medical therapy at Amanpuri are first assessed by a doctor, during a comprehensive diagnostic consultation. This might include live blood analysis, food intolerance or micronutrient blood tests, performance blood tests, a heavy metal OligoScan, and urine Indican testing. Analysis of all test results, along with in-depth discussions regarding lifestyle and personal goals, lead to the prescription of specific medical treatments as part of a bespoke wellness programme. A personalised nutrition plan is also created by Amanpuri’s naturopaths and experienced raw/vegan chefs. I had the chance to sample a specially curated wellness menu for lunch at the Italian restaurant, Arva.

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