Chakra, a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disk, refers to the centres of spiritual power or energy in the human body. The body’s seven main chakras sit at the intersection of the vital energy channels that run along the spinal column. Governing the spread of physical energy throughout our bodies, the chakras also govern the circulation of the astral, emotional and spiritual energy that flows within us. Each chakra is often described as the petals of a lotus, ranging from four petals in the first (root) chakra to one thousand in the seventh (crown) chakra. When our chakras are cleansed and balanced, our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are able to function at their optimal levels.
A personalized consultation will determine which of your chakras are most out of balance and require the most immediate attention. Guests may book chakra blessings individually or as a series. Opt for a five- or seven-day program and benefit from a special price reduction as well as maximum results. For more information, please contact the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru directly.
Muladhara – the root chakra – is located at the base of the spine. It anchors the spirit to the material world and the body to the earth. Muladhara is the root of our survival. It governs base instincts, mental stability and sensuality. It gives us the focus we need to succeed and the centering necessary to nurture ourselves and others.
Balancing Muladhara calms body and mind, creating a profound inner peace that helps free our full potential. Combining a foot wash, frankincense smoke, Tibetan singing bowls and a slow, deep massage with grounding vetiver, ginger, patchouli and jatamansi oils, this treatment induces a deep sense of stillness that will leave you feeling ready to take on the world.
Swadhisthana – the sacral chakra – is located in the lower abdomen. It governs fertility, sexual virility, self-worth and creativity. It is also associated with emotional balance, desire and pleasure. This chakra helps us to let go and find a healthy balance in life. When it is functioning well, Swadhisthana brings enhanced emotional gratification, higher self-esteem and free-flowing creative energy. Ideal for couples to experience together, this nurturing treatment combines a deep lymphatic scrub, vichy shower, flowing massage and chakra warming with the nourishing oils of jasmine, patchouli, rose and sandalwood. Happiness is renewed and the desire for life and love is reinvigorated.
Manipura - chakra blessing
Manipura – the navel chakra – is located in the solar plexus. It is the centre of health and vitality and governs the capacity to grow and develop. Connected to inner strength, sense of purpose and self-confidence, Manipura means beautiful, shining jewel in Sanskrit. When it is open and balanced, we shine from within. This elevating treatment floods the body with vital energy and inner warmth. An energizing and detoxifying foot and body scrub, bio-energy mud wrap and massage with vital energy oil restore inner radiance and positive feelings, renew strength and health and leave the skin brilliantly lustrous.
Anahata – the heart chakra – is located in the chest. It is the centre of unconditional love and governs compassion and forgiveness, generosity and well-being. Balancing this chakra is important for the circulatory system, heart and thymus. It also helps fend off disease and nurtures spiritual love and devotion. Healing the heart chakra can help free us from our limits and fears. This tender combination of foot wash, scrub, massage and heart work uses rose oil and warmed rose quartz to gently reconnect the body and mind to inner peace and stillness. Equilibrium is restored, leaving you feeling at one with yourself and those around you.
Vishuddha – the throat chakra – is located in the centre of the throat. It governs our communication and self-expression and is linked to creativity and honesty. It also encourages strong leadership. A strong throat chakra embodies the spirit of truth and intuition; when it is weak or low in energy, our thoughts become unstable and our sleep patterns are disturbed. This treatment uses yoga, healing sounds, smudge sticks and a highly specialized marma facial massage to balance Vishuddha. It enables us to acknowledge and express the truth in and around us, reconnects the mind to a positive flow and encourages a deep and restful sleep.
Ajna – the third-eye chakra – is located in the centre of the forehead. Responsible for physical sight and spiritual insight, it also deals with perception and intuition, imagination, concentration and peace of mind. Ajna is linked to the pituitary gland: when balanced, it has a harmonizing effect on our emotional behaviour. The best way to unblock and balance Ajna is through meditation. This treatment uses yoga, breathing techniques, essential oils of sandalwood and jasmine, and specialized marma and light-technique massage to balance the higher and lower selves. The mind feels light, clear and knowing, and a sense of peace and harmony pervades the whole body.
Sahasrara – the crown chakra – is located at the top of the head. Symbolized by a lotus with 1,000 petals, it is the chakra of pure consciousness. Sahasrara represents liberation and inner wisdom and – as the point of entry for celestial energy – is our connection to the cosmic universe. This enlightening and unifying treatment rejuvenates the nervous system through a sequence of foot, back, head and toe massages that channel energy from the heart of the earth to the higher self. With seabuckthorn to regenerate life force and orange blossom and jasmine to attract cosmic light, this gentle yet powerful treatment leads to a state of blissful understanding.
Please note: Prices and treatments are subject to change without notice and will be subject to 23.2% combined taxes and services charges.