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The Anam is upping its wellness game, launching restorative spa packages tailored to guests’ birth years, zodiac signs and zodiac elements.
Inspired by the Vietnamese zodiac elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, the Anam’s new spa therapy begins with a consultation with the resort’s “elements” spa specialist, who assesses the guest’s birth year to determine his or her zodiac sign and zodiac element. The specialist then crafts a customized treatment plan, including treatments designed to align mind, body and soul.
Examples of bespoke packages include:
Wood-horse combination: Although horse signs are generally optimistic, these individuals are prone to high levels of stress from work demands. A wood-horse spa package offers a bamboo massage, using real bamboo to roll and knead bodily tissue, helping to alleviate mind tension and soothe muscle aches and pains. A cleansing coffee scrub, rosemary-essential oil and aloe vera tea evoke a sense of relaxation.
Earth-tiger combination: Lovers of sports and physical activity, tiger signs are mentally and physically strong, meaning it is important that they stay focused and refreshed to continue to perform at their optimum level and avoid feeling overworked. An earth-tiger spa package reconnects guests with their inner spirit with a full detox and deep-cleansing mineral mud wrap. A lemongrass essential oil and chrysanthemum tea helps guests feel grounded and ready to hit the ground running.
Water-snake combination: Snakes tend to thrive in a peaceful environment and, thus, find it difficult to be productive when faced with a heavy workload or stressful situation. A snake-water spa package targets the symptoms of stress, with a relaxing back massage and nourishing facial treatment helping to relieve tight muscles and eradicate blockages. A lavender essential oil and artichoke tea instills a sense of inner peace and calm.
To complement the spa treatments, the resort offers yoga and meditation sessions with the resort’s resident yogi, Umesh. The Anam also has three swimming pools, four restaurants, three bars and nearly 1,000 feet of private beachfront.
The Vietnamese Zodiac spa packages are offered from The Anam until June 2020. Treatments range from 110 minutes to 130 minutes.