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Transform Yourself with Niyama’s 2018 Masters of Wellness


Realise those new year’s resolutions for a better you, inside and out at Niyama Private Islands Maldives. One of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Resorts of the World*, its 2018 wellness calendar sees a glittering line up of some of the world’s most sought-after practitioners – bringing youthful beauty, longevity and inner peace within your grasp.

David Zenon, 20 February – 20 March

His quest for inner peace and spiritual healing has taken him to Jerusalem to study theology, Australia to qualify in naturopathy, and China and Thailand to absorb the wisdom of Taoist healers and Buddhist monks. Healer David Zenon now graces the shores of Niyama for a uniquely tailored approach to wellness.

Undo accumulated stress and reset your body’s balance with a session of David’s signature body alchemy based on a variety of remedial techniques. Sign up for a personalised journey of psychosomatic healing for the soul.

Dr. David Alessi, 25 March – 5 April

From the Hollywood hills to pristine Maldivian shores, cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Alessi works his magic, all without downtime. The founder and medical director of the Alessi Institute for Facial Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, Dr. Alessi is board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – he is also the Maldives’ only licensed cosmetic surgeon.

Sign up for Dr. Alessi’s non-surgical facelift – lifting, tightening and perfecting within the space of a few minutes. Get a combination of Botox for crow’s feet and frown lines, and add volume to and contour lips; and Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy fat cells beneath the chin.

Paulo Fernandes, 25 March – 20 April

Health coach Paulo Fernandes leads you on a journey to maximum wellness and longevity with his transformational Ten Steps to Perfect Health. Certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, Paulo specialises in nutritional microscopy, naturopathy, helping you transform through diet, hydration, detoxing and exercise. Travelling the world from L.A. to London to Dubai, Paulo is coach to Hollywood stars and world-champion surfers, helping them reach their goals of sustainable health and fitness.

Discover the inner workings of your body, with a live blood analysis illustrating your nutritional needs, deficiencies and imbalances. Sign up for a bamboo massage to melt away muscle pain, and break up localised fat deposits and cellulite with ultrasound.

Drift by Niyama offers cutting-edge beauty and wellness in a stunning overwater-garden setting. Offering the Maldives’ only Intraceuticals facials, revitalising Anne Semonin and Gentlemen’s Tonic treatments, and beautifying at The Salon by Pedro Sanchez, the sanctuary is also home to a continual roster of visiting practitioners jetting in from around the globe.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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