Fivelements, Hong Kong has been awarded for the Best Detox Treatment at Prestige Magazine's Beauty and Spa Awards 2018.

This three-part treatment involves a private sauna session in the spa’s detox suite followed by a full body exfoliation using a mineral rich “black diamond powder” made from carbonised Balinese bamboo. This powder is known to absorb toxins and impurities and replenish skin with minerals. Finally, the treatment ends with a divine back, neck and shoulder massage designed to promote circulatory and lymphatic movement to faster rid your body of waste.

Fivelements, Hong Kong offers a 15% savings for the Black Diamond Detox Body Ritual (90min) throughout March 2018. We invite you to steep in the sacred atmosphere of this ultimate wellness experience. 

Reserve now and take pleasure in this ancient ritual. 

Fivelements in Bali receives another accolade at the annual World Spa Awards

At the 3rd annual World Spa Awards held on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Fivelements was awarded “Indonesia’s Best Wellness Retreat 2017” for its wellbeing destination in Bali, making it the 2nd time Fivelements has taken home a World Spa Award.

“It is an extraordinary honour to be recognised for our ongoing dedication to wellness in Asia,” says Lahra Tatriele, Vision Director and Co-founder of Fivelements. “When we first started out, we envisioned curating high impact, innovative wellness programmes that would create long-lasting healing and the will to transform through (self) love. Receiving this award on behalf of our Fivelements family in Bali is a sign that we are achieving our purpose. I am so thankful to every member of our incredible team!”

In autumn 2017, Fivelements, Hong Kong launched their Wellness Talks as a fresh programme dedicated to holistic wellbeing education and practical sharing for Hong Kong’s health and wellness enthusiasts. The first trio of regular monthly events to come were focused on plant-powered nutrition with exciting culinary demos shared by Fivelements’ Executive Chef Arnaud.

Wellness is a synonym of well-being which is hardly achievable without right sources of physical and mental energy. International holistic coach and nutrition expert, Teressa Siu, led the first three wellness talks on food matters in Fivelements’ urban retreat in Sai Kung.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:54

Somatic Exploration - A Resource in Stressful Times

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By Anne Cousin

It is easy to get caught up in the details of our lives, even suffering and losing sleep when we perceive that we have no solution to the problems we face. We can too easily forget about joyfulness of living, that aliveness itself has an essentially joyful quality.

I often guide and advise clients into slowing down, deeply sensing and feeling into their body aliveness. This is a form of Somatic meditation. Somatic means that we relate to the body. There are many ways to do this, as each person has their own unique inner resources and intelligence.

For example, every pleasurable activity can be turned into a doorstep toward gratitude, by taking a moment to notice how it feels, acknowledging its ripples in ones sense of wellness, nourishment. As we experience this the body relaxes, the brain begins secreting new hormones of wellbeing, in a what we could call a virtuous cycle. We cultivate presence, mindfulness or body-fullness.

This simple practice to shift perspective, even 5 minutes a day as a start, has a profound effect on our brain chemistry and body. Our brain has a natural tendency to register and focus on potential threats. In a given moment, we experience feeling weak or being in fear or discomfort. Yet this is only one-side of the picture— we can expand our awareness to include other perceptions. There is always a possibility to shift perspective and to feel better.

Monday, 20 November 2017 01:26

Fivelements wins “Spa Cuisine of the Year”

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The plant-based Sakti Dining Room™ at Fivelements Bali triumphs again at the AsiaSpa Awards 2017

At the 13th annual AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong on Thursday, November 16, Fivelements was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year” for its plant-based Sakti Dining Room™ in Bali, making it the 7th time in a row Fivelements has taken home a coveted AsiaSpa award.

Hailed as a pioneer in healthy, epicurean plant-based cuisine, wellness retreats and holistic living, Fivelements was selected by a panel of 21 noteworthy judges from a shortlist alongside seven other wellness restaurants.

Fivelements is very proud to receive this accolade for the Sakti Dining Room™, which sources ingredients from local organic farms, offering a fine dining experience that nourishes body, mind and soul. The culinary journey celebrates “gourmet health-giving cuisine” prepared with love and utmost attention to detail by their expert team of devoted chefs. The menu is designed to offer guests the highest quality of plant-powered nutrition, with great emphasis on sustainable agriculture and environmentally-friendly products.

This November, the Sai Kung Pink Ladies Lunch & Pop-up Event raised $62,000 for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The event was held at St. Barts, Clearwater Bay, on Thursday, 2 November, and included a raffle and an auction.

The Sai Kung Pink Ladies is a local fundraising community dedicated to supporting the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The Sai Kung Pink Ladies organise local events for the ladies of Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong. https://www.facebook.com/skpinkladies/

Friday, 03 November 2017 14:20

AsiaSpa Awards Nomination

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We are delighted to inform you that Fivelements has been shortlisted in the following categories for the 2017 AsiaSpa Awards:

  • Eco-Spa of the Year – Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
  • Spa Treatment of the Year – Fivelements Signature Sakti Ritual, Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
  • Spa Cuisine of the Year – Sakti Dining Room, Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
  • Eco-Hotel/Resort of the Year – Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
  • Spa of the Year (Southeast Asia & the Pacific) - Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
  • New Spa of the Year – Fivelements, Hong Kong, China

The 13th Annual AsiaSpa Awards will be held at Kerry Hotel Hong Kong on Thursday, November 16, 2017 (7:00pm-10:00pm).

Thank you to our community for your ongoing support - together we can!

Saturday, 02 September 2017 12:53

Meditation & Mindfulness for the Game

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By Michael Hallock — Fivelements Wellness Curator

Sometimes people consider meditation and sport as mutually exclusive. Their thinking is that some people are the type to meditate and others are the type to play sports. After all, we usually think of meditation as sitting still with closed eyes, while sports is all about action. While there can sometimes be a divide between those two worlds, there is more and more overlap as professional athletes bridge that gap and develop peak performance through meditation and mindfulness.

What they find out is that meditation improves their focus. The meditative concept of being “in the present moment” translates directly into being more present to the game, less distracted by thoughts, emotions. Exactly what is needed to play well is what meditation teaches us — be present, be attentive, “keep your eye on the ball” as they say.

After you practice for some time, you’ll notice that meditation helps “emotional regulation” too. That is, we learn not to “sweat the small stuff”. Which means that we are less deflected by a loss of a point or a referee or judge’s decision. We learn to maintain our determination without wasting time and energy by beating ourselves up or throwing a John McEnroe style tantrum. We develop a kind of relentless perseverance, and we get back in the game.

Congratulations to all the Fivelements Family and Community on reaching this important stage and this great achievement!

We are honoured to receive this nomination for Best Wellness Retreat by World Spa Awards for the second time in a row. Please support us by voting for Fivelements. Vote now!

By 13th October, consumers and professionals working within the spa and wellness travel and tourism industry are asked to vote for who they think is the very best of the best.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 05:20

Living in Harmony by Stefanie Jencquel

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At Fivelements we are plugged into living with a conscious mindfulness. In a world that seems to be run by stress, we understand why it is so important to have an antidote that brings physical, mental and emotional calm. Here we present the next of our series of staff recommendations for how to ensure that balance, happiness and health, rather than stress, take over our lives.

Stefanie Jencquel, Wellness Consultant

“Nature, meditation, massage and cuddling are all on my short list for dealing with stress. When life is threatening to become stressful, retreat to the elements of life that really matter – nature, nourishment, peace and love.”

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