Six Senses brings wellness into every home
—— Marine biology also.
In a fast-paced world of gruelling work hours and schedules, it’s no surprise that wellness has developed into a global US$4.2 trillion industry. It’s a trend that hasn’t gone amiss to hoteliers, who have benefited from offering wellness at their properties in the form of yoga, gyms, sporting grounds and massage therapy.
This year, as many workers around the world brought their office to their homes, and communal centres closed to prevent further spread of COVID-19, wellness has arguably never been more important.
While workers may be enjoying greater sleep-ins than before the pandemic, they’re also said to be working longer hours than ever and struggling with the new reality of work and home life blurring into one. An inability to visit family, partake in social gatherings and, for some, pay the bills or keep food on the table, has heightened the need for health and wellness at a time when both are critical for survival and yet seemingly impossible to sustain.
Making wellness accessible
To international luxury brand Six Senses, wellness has always sat at the core of the guest experience. Whether it’s been about promoting the health of one’s self or the health of the planet, the spirit of wellness has been the common thread between Six Senses’ 11 resorts and 29 spas located around the world.
But as guest numbers started dropping in March due to COVID-19, those resorts and spas quickly became nothing more than empty symbols of wellness.
Within weeks, #AtHomeWithSixSenses was born.
Run by Six Senses’ wellness experts, the online #AtHomeWithSixSenses program brings to life all of the activities that the team had offered to guests during their stay. The content is broken out into each of the brand’s philosophical tenets of mindfulness, sleep, quality food, movement, natural living and connection.
Speaking of its creation, CEO Neil Jacobs says, “In these challenging times and as a wellness-driven company, we feel that, at the very least, we can share to our guests, trade partners and hosts healthful modules that cover all aspects of wellbeing.
“We’re excited at the possibilities and how we can, in our small, small way, create some good and help bring about some behavioural change.”
Catering for every age and audience
The content on #AtHomeWithSixSenses is jam-packed and updated daily.
Online drum meditation sessions sit alongside articles on how to achieve better sleep, while one class focuses on how to create a natural antibiotic beverage. Regular yoga instructionals and tips on how to maintain your relationships through the pandemic are also available, and for those isolating at home with their kids, an interactive junior marine biology program is being run from Six Senses’ overwater dive centre in the Maldives.
In addition to these regular sessions, part of the online offering will be a complimentary dosha reading and consultation with Dr. Ranjan Kapoor, an Ayurvedic doctor and Six Senses’ spa and wellness area director.
Providing sustenance in other ways
Beyond #AtHomeWithSixSenses, Six Senses has also implemented other changes in response to COVID-19, including additional hygiene measures and relaxed cancellation policies until late December.
In Indonesia, the company’s Uluwatu team is working alongside local charity organisation Ketimbang Ngemis Bali to create nutritious lunch boxes for the informal workers, taxi-bike drivers and street vendors of the Jimbaran, Pecatu and Denpasar areas, printing important tips to be implemented daily during the pandemic in an effort to help flatten the curve.
Until recovery, the team at Six Senses can celebrate the overwhelmingly-positive response to #AtHomeWithSixSenses. Most videos have achieved north of 4,000 views and we can expect them to continue into the foreseeable future.
Visit Six Senses’ website or social media pages, or sign up for their regular newsletters, to access #AtHomeWithSixSenses at no cost.
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