Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

Q&A: Leonardo Altomar, Wellness Director at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay?

Leo: Hello, Max and the Health Travel community! I’m Leo and I’ve been in the wellness and beauty industry for over a decade, working in various global locations such as London, Bali, and Vietnam. Currently, I serve as the Wellness Director at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam.

Q: What motivated you to choose Six Senses Ninh Van Bay as your workplace?

Leo: The decision was simple. My personal lifestyle aligns seamlessly with the Six Senses philosophy, which emphasizes reconnection, sustainability, and bringing wellness to a broader audience. Moreover, living and working in Vietnam was appealing to me, especially since my partner also resides here.

Q: Six Senses is famous for its distinctive approach to wellness and sustainability. How does Ninh Van Bay reflect this philosophy?

Leo: Ninh Van Bay is uniquely positioned to emphasize both wellness and sustainability. Its location and our sustainability initiatives help preserve the natural surroundings. Nature plays a crucial role in helping people reconnect with themselves, and this philosophy is deeply ingrained in every aspect of our resort—from the room designs to spa treatments and mindfulness activities.

Q: Could you elaborate on the wellness programs unique to Ninh Van Bay, particularly those that incorporate local traditions or ingredients?

Leo: Absolutely! We’re renowned for our hikes, yoga sessions, and top-notch spa treatments. For instance, one of our signature rituals includes a hike followed by a breathwork session. This integrates movement, nature, and breathwork to calm the mind and strengthen the respiratory system. Our Discover Yoga program takes participants through a journey of this ancient practice, helping both beginners and intermediates.

Q: How does Six Senses Ninh Van Bay address individual wellness needs? Is there a personalization process?

Leo: Personalization is at the core of our wellness approach. It begins with an advanced wellness screening that examines 40 biomarkers to assess guests’ health. This enables us to recommend personalized programs, therapies, and activities. We also offer customized nutritional plans, following our “Eat with Six Senses” philosophy.

Q: How does the location in Ninh Van Bay amplify the wellness experience for guests?

Leo: The resort is situated amidst dramatic rock formations, crystal-clear waters, and golden sands—a paradise teeming with life. This natural beauty, combined with our wellness offerings, significantly enhances the guest experience.

Q: How does the culinary experience at the resort align with wellness objectives?

Leo: Our “Eat with Six Senses” philosophy focuses on natural, local, and sustainable ingredients. We emphasize quality and balance while minimizing addictive substances like salt and sugar. This approach complements the advice provided by our Integrated Wellness Practitioners.

Q: What are your thoughts on the future of wellness travel, and how does Six Senses Ninh Van Bay fit into that landscape?

Leo: I believe the future lies in personalized wellness experiences, facilitated by technology and data analytics. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is well-prepared to meet these evolving needs, offering a deeper experience through retreats and conservation projects.

Q: Any advice for those new to the concept of wellness travel for maximizing their experience at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay?

Leo: Come with an open mind and be willing to explore. Even without enrolling in a program, staying in our biophilic villas and eating clean will set you on a wellness journey. Curiosity is the best advice I can give.

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