Visiting the Geo Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi we got to discover a new path to wellbeing enjoying a specialised body treatment and energetically balanced meal.
The concept has been designed to illuminate the concept of inner balance, help guests identify personal imbalances, and facilitate a return to body-mind-spirit health.
Lack of energy and even sickness can be the result of an imbalance in our inner elements, resulting in a sense of disconnection both within ourselves and from the world around us.
Elemental Balance focuses on the earth, water, air and fire elements present within us, and their corresponding relation to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Each element is stimulated by different kinds of food: for earth, it’s the red food items, meat and all proteins plus root vegetables such as potato, sweet potato and ginger; for water, orange food items and liquid foods alongside rice and sweet tastes, cardamom and turmeric; for air, green food items and green vegetables as well as rose water and coriander; and for fire, yellow food items and carbohydrates plus condiments such as chilli, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger.
If an element is underbalanced or lacking, more of the linked food type is required – and if overbalanced or in excess, less is required.
The Geo Spa has also launched “Morning Spa Shots” at the Serai breakfast buffet– a daily changing ‘Shot of the Day’ and ‘Juice of the Day’, each specifically chosen to help kick start its corresponding element.
With macrobiotic and elemental qualities, shots include ‘Beetroot Shot for Balance & Energy’ (to help stimulate the earth element), while Juice Blends range from ‘Carrot & Papaya for Pleasure & Creativity’ (to help maintain a positive flow / water element) and ‘Pineapple & Chamomile for Power & Vitality’ (to help invigorate / fire element).