Located on a breathtaking bay, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius recently underwent an extensive renovation, which included the introduction of Chi, The Spa. The design of the eight-treatment-room spa is inspired by the local culture, while its philosophy focuses on holistic and Ayurvedic wellness. Providing a bespoke experience, the spa gives guests the opportunity to take advantage of private consultations with its nutritionists and Ayurvedic doctors, who help customize personalized programs. Treatments rely on products from Ila, a luxury organic skincare line, and organic and locally sourced ingredients, many of which are grown in the spa’s garden. Each treatment incorporates pranayama, the practice of controlling the breath, and meditation. The island setting also influences the menu, which features the Traditional Tipik Massage ($110, 60 minutes), a signature offering that highlights rhythmic strokes administered by a therapist to the sound of Sega, the music of Mauritius, performed by local musicians. Spa-goers will certainly feel as if they’ve discovered their own private Shangri-la.
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