Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is getting into the flow of things with new retreats that tap the healing powers of a geothermal spring at the resort’s heart. A Reiki Training and Sound Journey in March, a Hot Springs Detox Retreat slated to run most months from May, and a new Wellness Detox programme that’s available year round are just a few of the new offerings from the natural hot springs resort on the outskirts of Vietnam’s one-time imperial capital of Hue.
“Our natural health-laden waters and location among the tropical forests of Central Vietnam provide the perfect backdrop for retreats that harness the healing power of the natural world,” said Hylton Lipkin, general manager of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion. “Guests always leave feeling more relaxed and centered, just from the environment, but we wanted to help them take their wellbeing to the next level.”
Energy Healing Through Reiki
Lei Wei De, founder of Siam Reiki, and Daphnee Lam, a sound healer and Siam Reiki practitioner will be co-hosting a Reiki Training and Sound Journey retreat from March 3-5. With a focus on the energy healing modality of Reiki, participants will learn all about the practice that originated in Japan; how to self practice the healing art on themselves and loved ones; and delve into Siam Reiki, a variation of traditional Reiki that was started in Thailand and tackles energy blockages in a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. Participants will also receive one spa therapy and onsen session daily, time on the property’s zipline and highwire, unlimited use of the hot springs and the chance to take part in Alba’s complimentary wellness therapies, such as walking meditation and water meditation. Prices start from USD444 for two nights accommodation (based on two people sharing) and the Reiki certification. Sound healing and private Reiki sessions are an additional fee.
Hot Springs Detox Retreat
This detox retreat combines juice cleansing with alternating resting and movement to kick-start the body’s healing abilities and bring about wellness in a safe and long-lasting way. During the course of the retreat guests will be guided through the detox by wellness experts, relax in the healing waters of the property’s Japanese-style onsen, practice yoga and meditation, have daily detox massages, and more. All-inclusive prices start from USD1,050 for a four night stay in a one bedroom bungalow. Courses run on an almost monthly basis with retreats set for May 6 – 10, July 22 – 26, Aug 19 – 23, Sep 23 – 27, Nov 18 – 22 and Dec 16 – 20.
Wellness Detox Packages
Alba is upping the ante on a stay at this wellness-focused resort by giving guests the chance to opt in to a three-, five-, or seven-day detox retreat at any time of the year. Highlights include a detox juicing class and a vegetarian cooking class, using organic produce, so guests leave equipped with skills to put healthy living into play when they return home. Daily spa therapy is a key part of the process as well as the recommended D-TOX Reflexology treatment, which uses pressure points throughout the body to speed up the detox process. Retreat participants will take part in intermittent fasting, dropping down to just two meals a day. The practice of giving the digestive system a break for periods longer than 12 hours is said to increase fat burning, improve concentration and energy level, among other benefits. The resort’s extensive range of wellness activities from yoga to hiking are also available to detoxing guests. Prices start at USD362 per couple per room for a three-day (two-night) package.