Maldives Wellness Review

Dr Rahul Krishan, Manager, The Spa by Thalgo, Sun Siyam Irufushi

Dr. Rahul Krishnan is the Kerala born resident Ayurvedic doctor at the Sun Siyam Iru fushi in Noonu Atoll, Maldives. Now the Manager at the The Spa by Thalgo (France), the main wellness space for rejuvenation and all manner of therapies and treatments – totaling over 160 different treatments – within the luxury island resort.

The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Irufushi

Whether you are seeking to detoxify, energize or heal your soul, Ayurvedic therapies offer solutions for overcoming obstacles and discovering within yourself methods for renewal. All roads lead to one common place – a state of peace, health, and wellbeing.

Ayurveda is the Indian system of alternative medicine and is more than 5,000 years old. It uses natural products, mainly of plant origin, for healing. Ayurveda aims to enhance health, prevent illness, and rejuvenate. According to Ayurveda, health is defined by a balance between body, mind, senses, and spirit. Ayurvedic therapies heal the mental and physical discomforts arising from a busy and fast-paced modern lifestyle. These therapies hold limitless healing benefits.

Dr. Krishnan’s passion and insight into the Ayurvedic traditions is intuitively felt by visitors to the spa at the Sun Siyam Iru fushi. It then comes as no surprise to learn that Dr. Krishan comes from a family steeped in these traditions and that he also holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.

The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Irufushi

Now counting his 15th year working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Dr. Krishnan personally attends to all those who wish to consult him at the spa. The consultation will help him to recommend therapies specific to your needs, and in harmony with your constitutional dosha, to stimulate and enhance your mind-body relationship.

As head of spa operations, Dr. Krishnan also oversees that exceptional and consistent quality is maintained in all the treatments and that guests are totally relaxed and recharged after a session. With over 20 individual treatment villas this is no easy task.

The Spa by Thalgo at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is one of the largest in the country. In addition to the treatment rooms, the Spa also houses hair and nail salons, a dedication relaxation lounge, Yoga pavilion, retail boutique, Ayurvedic Doctor’s Clinic, and a Spa Cafe.

Treatment Packages
One of the most popular treatments with guests at The Spa by Thalgo, Iru Fushi is the Three Day Rasayana Arogya (Rejuvenation and Detox). The package is available in three, five, seven or fourteen days custom-made for guests after a consultation with Dr Krishnan.

The package includes Abhyanga Massage, Kizhi Poultice Massage and Shirodhara.

Traditional and Maldivian Treatments
Traditional Chinese medicine has a variety of practices including Acupuncture, Cupping, herbalism and dietary therapy. The tradition is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 500 years.

At The Spa by Thalgo, Iru Fushi, guests are offered Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy.

As for Maldivian traditional treatments, the ancient wisdom of local Dhivehi medicine, known as ‘Dhivehi beys,’ is for you to discover at the spa. The special treatment you will receive is the ‘Umbuliveyo Banun.’

The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Irufushi

Umbuliveyo Banun
The visionaries who practiced herbalism in the Maldives devised a special treatment for the relief of body aches and joint discomforts from stress-related conditions. A warm, green paste made with tropical herbs from the island is carefully applied over your affected areas. You are then wrapped with freshly picked banana leaves, and hot stones are placed on vital points. Whilst in the wrap, you will enjoy a stimulating head massage performed with a single stream of oil poured over the third eye and hairline. To conclude this tropical experience, the nurturing hands of our therapist will perform a full-body massage using coconut oil processed with local herbs.