Promoting healthy lifestyle changes without sacrificing the indulgencies of luxury travel, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas has partnered with acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro to run wellness workshops at Anantara Spa for a limited time only.From 29 December 2019 until 18 January 2020, Dr. Rui Loureiro, whose multidisciplinary approach blends traditional and modern diagnostic tools, will offer guests a host of treatments and programmes including traditional acupuncture, a quit smoking for life programme, epigenetic testing, holistic facial rejuvenation using 24-carat gold needles, and anti-cellulite treatments to banish localised fat deposits and excessive weight.
Cocooned in serenity, Anantara Spa at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is set in the perfect location to prepare the mind for a journey towards improved wellbeing. A sun-dappled lagoon filled with blooming lilies offers a soothing backdrop to where Dr. Loureiro’s signature brand of holistic medical care feels like a natural fit.
Following a complimentary consultation, Dr. Loureiro proposes a personalised treatment plan comprised of the programme’s main building blocks: a traditional 60-minute Acupuncture session (5,950 THB ++) addresses a host of ailments, from joint pain, backache, acne and arthritis to chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Loureiro’s 30-minute Quit Smoking for Life programme (7,500 THB ++) utilises auricular therapy to minimise cravings and calm the nervous system. The Full Epigenetic Test (8,500 THB ++) relies on bio profiling for lifestyle recommendations based on levels of nutrients, vitamins and minerals found in the hair.
The aesthetic benefits of acupuncture are harnessed in Holistic Facial Rejuvenation Programme (60 minutes/8,500 THB ++), a form of cosmetic acupuncture using 24-carat gold needles for wrinkles and sagging. For conditions such as cellulite, localised fat deposits and excessive weight, the Anti-Cellulite Treatment (60 minute/7,500 THB ++) achieves immediate results through acupuncture techniques.
Commenting on his upcoming stint as a visiting practitioner at Anantara Spa, Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro said, “I am looking forward to joining the team at Anantara Spa at Anantara Mai Khao Villas and bringing my expertise in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to guests at Anantara and the island of Phuket. The benefits of acupuncture can range from aesthetic to medicinal and receiving treatment while on vacation makes a perfect new year, new you experience.”
Anantara Spas are a haven of peace and tranquillity – an utterly relaxing and rejuvenating experience in unique settings. Currently, Anantara Spa operates over 40 spas in 16 countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe. Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro has also worked with Anantara Spa at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort with great success.