Gullusah Kendir works as a Spa Director at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La's Le Touesrrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius.
What does CHI mean?
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Luxurious yet down-to-earth sanctuary where holistic treatments are based on time honored methods shared by many Asian cultures. Sense of Place of CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa features a selection of treatments that showcase the island’s natural botanical and herbal products with their therapeutic properties. At our spa you will find tranquility, harmony and healing, a great deal rarer – our special kind of care delivered from the heart.
What is one of the most requested natural ingredients that you use for treatments at your Spa?
Coconut is one of the main natural ingredient we use as it is a true reflection of Mauritius, and used in different ways: Spa treatment, food, as part of cocktails.
What is the most unique body massage you can offer?
The coconut massage as we use the local organic ingredients and performed in an authentic environment. It is one of the Mauritian essence massage using fresh coconut fruit blended by heated coconut oil on the face and body to nurture & balance the body, mind & soul. Heated coconut oil good for soothing the muscles and nourishing the skin. It re-energizes the body.
Can you share one wellness tip which is important to follow while travelling in hot tropical countries?
Always use suncream and eat lots of fruits, drink lots of water and coconut water which is good for the body. One scrub also per week is good to remove the dead cells.
What unusual location can you offer for your guests' wellness experience?
In the garden or on Ilot Mangenie which has kilometres of white pristine beaches.. under the filaos trees. They can hear the birds, the waves and the breeze and the sun, all complementing the treatment.