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The World’s First ‘Ten Hand’ Massage

December 2005

Introducing The World’s First ‘Ten Hand’ Massage

(December 2005) Te Anau, NEW ZEALAND. Located just outside Te Anau in the South Island of New Zealand, Takaro Peace Resort is set in a remote river valley, surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched national forest.

Famous for its menu of over 40 award-winning massages and body treatments, including the totally unique ‘Ten Hand’ massage, Takaro Peace Resort is based on allowing guests the opportunity to experience total relaxation and inner peace utilising I Ching i.e. personal energy profiles. Taking the date, year and time of birth, an analysis is made to determine a person’s element balance. From this the consultant recommends which of the Five Element Chalets – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water - best supports relaxation, health and wellbeing, and the most effective treatments. This is also reflected in the music played in the chalets on arrival and can be translated through to the recommended diet.

Thousands of years of ancient eastern learning has been refined and distilled into the range of award-winning massage treatments, specifically designed to counter the stress of modern living.

Some of the treatment specialists, who design programmes to suit individual requirements, have been training for 14 years. Start the day with a ‘Rejuvenating Relaxation’ session, designed to deliver energy to regenerate every cell in the body. Lasting one and a half hours, the session includes a facial treatment using a mask made of over 20 healing herbs and crushed pearls, a ‘Magnetic Field Internal Regeneration Treatment’, a ‘Meridian Treatment’ working on the feet and legs and a ‘Peace of Mind Treatment’ working on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. For guests wanting to experience the ultimate indulgence, the ‘Ten Hand’ massage is highly acclaimed, with five therapists concentrating on the body’s energy points to revitalise body and soul and replenish energy.

Duff Drimble, Director of Expeditions for Butterfield & Robinson in Toronto comments, “The Ten Hand massage was amazing – ten hands have never been so in unison. My back will thank you for weeks to come”.

Takaro Peace Resort has ten, luxurious Five Element chalets with spectacular, uninterrupted views to the stunning Kepler Mountain Range. Designed by a leading Feng Shui expert, Zdeslav Radovic and Interior Designer Sinclair Hoffmann, each of the west facing chalets has its own private balcony and is decorated in colours and fabrics appropriate to their element to promote a feeling of wellbeing and calm. On a clear night, the Milky Way is luminously clear.

When it comes to dining, the menu at Takaro’s Mountain View Restaurant is 90% organic and is produced from the farm on the resort. The gourmet menus, specially designed to boost health and vitality, can be enjoyed whilst taking in the restaurant’s panoramic views over the snow-peaked mountains and endless evergreen forest through the floor to ceiling glass windows.

The property is managed by Claire and Joel Sutton. Responsible for introducing the unique concept of the Energy Clinic to corporate companies in the UK, i.e. combining events with relaxation & massage, Claire and Joel utilise their international expertise to ensure guests experience a relaxing and fulfilling stay. Testaments to this are the highly commending comments in the Visitor’s Book.

Takaro Peace Resort is situated a short 20 minute drive from Te Anau and a two and a half hour drive from Queenstown. Alternatively it can be reached via light air craft or helicopter.

The ‘Total Rejuvenation’ package is available until 31 March 2007, and costs NZ$1080 (excl GST) per person based on twin or double occupancy for a two night stay. The package is fully commissionable and includes per guest:

- On the first night a complimentary ‘Two Hand Melt Away’ head massage
- On the second night, a ‘Four Hand Anti-Stress’ massage
- On the second night, a ‘Deep Relax’ guided meditation session
- Use of the spa facilities – pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room
- Five course gourmet dinner each evening
- Full breakfast each morning

A three night package is also available.


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