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Meet the World’s Talented Wellness Experts at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake

The Spa unveils 2019 Visiting Masters program
March 19, 2019,
Hangzhou at West Lake, China

Discover a world of wellness in The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake – recently named Four-Star Spa in Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List 2019.

The Spa’s 2019 Visiting Wellness Masters program offers several unique experiences from energy healing and watsu water therapy to shaolin training. A series of visiting wellness experts to help guests rediscover themselves to achieve a more balanced and present state of mind, body and spirit.

“The Spa is a relaxing haven. It is not be simply a beauty spa but a place have a healthy lifestyle by guiding each guest to a state of greater wellness,” comments Assistant Director of Spa Miya Zhang. “We name therefore Visiting Wellness Masters Program, which includes experienced visiting practitioners with unique qualifications and skills who offer special treatments at different times throughout the year.”

Rashdy Ahmad: The Healing Hand, January 18-30, 2019

Known as "The Healing Hand," Malaysian-born Rashdy hails from a long line of healers: his father was a medicine man, his mother a midwife, and his grandfather practised traditional cupping using buffalo horn. Experience the traditional Cupping Ritual and spiritual energy of “The Healing Hand” of Rashdy Ahmad at The SPA. The treatments focus on individual needs and provide holistic comfort to truly release and reset the body.

Richard Girolami: Five Senses Therapy, February 25 – March 8, 2019

Richard Girolami from Hawaii has combined his diverse experience working with the human body into Five Senses Therapy. His methodology uses several complementary modalities to help people create balance, move towards optimum health and release old traumas stuck in the body.

Sabina Visarrage: Lomi Lomi, March 18-23, 2019

Introducing ancient healing rituals in luxurious city hotel spas is no easy task, but for Sabina Mallanalli Visarraga, whose nature is to pass on her wisdom, drawing from years of experience, it’s simply a walk in the park. Lomi Lomi aims to promote relaxation and provide spiritual and emotional benefits including the relief of anxiety and fear. It is based on the shamanic healing practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas.

Ryoma Ochiai: The Original Style Japanese Massage, April 8-14, 2019

Ryoma Ochiai has been working as a massage therapist for more than a decade. Ryoma sees massage as a way of connecting with people. Experience the traditional and innovative ritual of Japanese massage with Ryoma Ochia at The SPA. The master works with pressure points and realigns the body through muscles, applies to touch and pressure the acupoints of the body, making the body get into the right condition.

Shaylini Popat: Reiki & Crystal Energy Healing, May 20-30, 2019

A gifted Reiki master and intuitive energy healer, Shaylini will guide guests to release emotional, mental and physical pain, imbalances and blockages and support an alchemical shift in energy leading to peace and joy. Behind all of Shaylini’s treatments lies a profound sense of divinity and reverence for our scared self.

Yukako Kitajima and Toru Ogasawara: Watsu Water Therapy, June 24-30, 2019

Yukako Kitajima became watsu practitioner in 2005. She was the first watsu therapist to provide professional sessions in the spa in Japan. She is leading all masters in Japan with her talents, experience and deep understanding of therapeutic work. Her husband Toru Ogasawara also followed her steps to become an experienced watsu practitioner. Watsu is a well-known aquatic spa treatment in which the therapist floats clients in the warm water with massage and stretches.

Rashdy Ahmad: The Healing Hand, July 15-27, 2019

Known as "The Healing Hand," Malaysian-born Rashdy hails from a long line of healers: his father was a medicine man, his mother a midwife, and his grandfather practised traditional cupping using buffalo horn. Experience the traditional cupping ritual and spiritual energy of “The Healing Hand” of Rashdy Ahmad at The SPA. The treatments focus on individual needs and provide holistic comfort to truly release and reset the body.

Shi Xing Mi: Shaolin Training, September 25 – October 4, 2019

Shi Xing Mi (Walter Gjergja) studies Kung Fu since age 13 and Zen since age 18. It is an ancient wisdom with modern times. He will provides the session with four different timings, starting from Early Morning (Awaken body by meditation), Mid Morning (energy by intensive physical training), Mid Afternoon (Yoga and Stretching) to Late Afternoon (Mindfulness practice and Tong Zi Gong) at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake.

Sheila Partrat: Kundalini Yoga, October 8-14, 2019

Sheila Partrat is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, with more than 5,000 hours of training, personal practice, teaching, coaching and mentoring. Kundalini is an awesome and dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantras and relaxation. Sheila brings the Kundalini experience to her yoga sessions with her unique mixture of empathy and resilience developed over the years and helps clients to find the balance of body, mind and soul.

Carelyn Gentray: Reflexology and Meditation, December 4-14, 2019

Carelyn is a coach, entrepreneur, facilitator and intuitive healer from Sweden. She learned reflexology, meditation, yoga and feng shui in her early twenties while living in Asia, Jin Shin Jyutsu in her thirties and chakra and meridian balancing and intuitive/theta healing in her forties. None of them have come close to clearing issues and limitations quickly and easily as the Deeply Relaxing Body & Mind has.