The Datai Langkawi Introduces Serenity Wellbeing Series

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Amidst a 10 million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is offering resort guests the chance to immerse themselves in wellness experiences. “Serenity – The Datai Wellbeing Series” is a collection of exclusive residencies and programs by the very best holistic practitioners from around the world. 

Located on the northwest tip Malaysia’s Langkawi island, The Datai Langkawi is an idyllic property ensconced in a 10 million-year-old rainforest which teems with wildlife. In celebration of its 30th anniversary this year, this iconic property is launching “Serenity – The Datai Wellbeing Series.” The new program will see internationally-renowned health practitioners host inaugural in-residence programs at the resort through 2023. The series embraces a diverse range of wellness specializations, from ancient disciplines like acupuncture, yoga, and singing bowl sound healing therapy to alternative medical practices like podiatry and contemporary therapies. 

See also: 8 Best Wellness Retreats in Malaysia

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Recently named “Eco-Spa of the Year” at the Destination Deluxe Awards 2022 and “Sustainable Spa of the Year” at the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2022, The Spa at The Datai Langkawi offers immersive treatments inspired by the island’s natural environment that takes guests on a sensory journey of holistic wellbeing. The traditional Malaysian healing therapy of Ramuan inspires all treatments here. This ancient wisdom harnesses the power of local natural ingredients famous for their health benefits.  Respecting local wellness traditions, The Datai Langkawi reflects Ramuan’s evolutionary heritage by continuously innovating and embracing complementary contemporary practices. Guests can discover the best of Malaysian Ramuan through various aspects of The Spa:

  • The Malay Wellness Journey: Restore and revitalize with this award-winning ritual based on the Ramuan practice of forest therapy. The indulgent half-day program combines the “Mandi Embun” (“bathing in morning dew”) tradition with conscious movement, exercise, massage, and plant-based therapies. 
  • Treatments: All treatments at The Spa are rooted in Ramuan traditions and incorporate healing botanicals.
  • The Akar Product Range: A range of 100% organic oils and scrubs that detoxify, rejuvenate, and regenerate. Each product incorporates ingredients harvested from Malaysia’s seas, mangroves, and rainforests. 
  • Activities in Nature: A selection of excursions into nature that also offer educational insights into the rainforest’s flora and fauna. 
  • Nutrition: Flowers, herbs, and spices, some containing medicinal properties, from the rainforest or cultivated in the permaculture garden for use in the resort’s cuisine. 


Embracing this spirit, Serenity nurtures guests by rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit while also instilling a sense of harmony. The exciting new wellness program will welcome a curated lineup of visiting practitioners, selected for their extensive experience, expertise, and holistic approach. The six practitioners who will take residence

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Bastien Gonzalez

Podiatrist, France
14-18 March 2o23

Bastien Gonzalez is famous worldwide for his meticulous and unique approach to foot treatments. He has won multiple awards for his signature podiatrist studio and services. A Paris-trained podiatrist, Gonzalez was one of the first practitioners to pioneer an integrated approach to hands, nails and feet, combining health and natural beauty in his treatment protocol. His unique treatments employ medical-grade nail care whilst incorporating deep massage, relieving any muscle tension or heaviness
from toe to knee or finger to elbow.



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Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro

Traditional Chinese Medicine *Acupuncture, Portugal
1-10 April 2023

Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor and licensed acupuncturist who combines ancient wisdom with contemporary diagnostics in his practice. He has 23 years of clinical experience and offers services such as Holistic Facial Rejuvenation and a revolutionary Bio-Gold Infusion Facial, as well as assistance in improving sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, and support the immune system. Dr Loureiro has also worked with leading luxury hotels as a Healing Master and visiting practitioner.


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Paul Emery

Creator: A Peaceful Mind, Thailand
14-25 June 2023 

Paul Emery uses a unique and powerful combination of the best and most effective mind/body techniques to create a new form of treatment called A Peaceful Mind. This rapid Psycho-Sensory treatment gently releases unwanted emotional responses such as stress and anxiety by combining the tapping of meridian acupressure points with therapeutic touch to the arms and face and visualization. His international clientele includes Hollywood and Bollywood stars, politicians, celebrities, royalty, doctors and even psychiatrists.



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Roxanne De Guzman

Fitness Professional and Yoga Instructor, Canada
7-17 August 2023

Roxanne De Guzman is a highly experienced fitness professional and yoga instructor, as well as a spa and wellness consultant. De Guzman offers a range of services including onsite personalized fitness training programs, and private and group yoga sessions. She has been involved in the fitness and spa industries for over twenty-five years and has amassed numerous certifications and licences.




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Christina Shiu

Singing Bowl Sound Healing Practitioner, Singapore
7-14 October

Christina Shiu is a singing bowl specialist and the founder of The Singing Bowl Gallery in Singapore, and has taught for over nine years. These therapies, thought to possess powerful healing properties, employ sound healing in which sound and vibrations permeate the body to restore peace and harmony. Christina’s teachings are rooted in the teachings of world-renowned Singing Bowl Masters, Santa Shakya and Shree Shahi.



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Dr Rafael Bagheri

Chiropractor, Canada
24-31 December 2023

Dr Bagheri is an experienced chiropractor with over 16 years’ experience, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Chiropractic Doctorate. A strong advocate of combining different treatment approaches for neuromuscular disorders, his expertise includes spinal manipulation, muscle release techniques, and other modalities. Dr Bagheri is passionate about achieving optimal postural and spinal health and emphasizes a proactive, prevention-based approach using spinal correction rather than alleviating symptomatic pain relief.