A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
With four redwood-panelled treatment rooms, movement and fitness studios and two steam rooms, the Wellness Centre offers rejuvenating treatments and holistic programmes. Prepare for a day of wildlife treks with a private yoga or Pilates session, or wind down after a day’s skiing with a deep-tissue massage or Himalayan salt scrub.
For those seeking regeneration, recuperation and healing, Amangani’s wellness approach is designed to treat body and mind as a whole, drawing on the wisdom of ancient wellness philosophies from around the world. Beginning with a massage ritual incorporating the Ayurvedic practice of Marma Points Therapy, the three-hour Nourishing Journey induces a deep rest state with a body polish and wrap incorporating rejuvenating jade powder, and concludes with a moisturising facial to soothe and brighten the skin.
The Amangani Spa offers reinvigorating rituals to suit the season – the ideal aftermath for the outdoor adventures of the day. Following a winter’s day on the slopes, the Aprés Ski Dream eases tired joints and muscles with a traditional sage smudge ritual, peppermint foot scrub and warm-wax dip to hydrate the skin. After a neck and shoulder massage with hot basalt stone and amethyst, the ritual concludes with a purifying scalp massage. Alternatively, the Winter Solstice ritual is the ideal tonic to a day of adventure in the Tetons, incorporating a Himalayan salt body scrub, hot-stone massage and body wrap, with a crystal sound bowl therapy to restore serenity to the mind.
Amangani’s signature massage techniques range from deep tissue and lymphatic drainage to shiatsu, Thai and hot stone. Massages are tailored to the individual so, whether avid skier or expectant mother, allow the heat and energy of stones from the Snake River and the therapist’s healing touch to ease muscle tension and soothe away aches and pains.
In recent years, Aman has grown to offer its coveted lifestyle beyond the parameters of its havens. Aman Skincare and Sva supplements harness powerful natural ingredients to provide balance and optimal wellbeing within and without, while Aman Fine Fragrance products bring the spirit of Aman into the comfort of home.