FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please feel free to call or
e-mail us if you have
any questions. For your
convenience, here are some of the more common ones which provide some useful information:-
What should I wear at the retreat?
The robe and slippers provided are appropriate spa attire and you can lounge
in your robe the whole day long or wear whatever makes YOU feel most relaxed. You may like to change to casual clothes for dinner,
but are more than welcome to remain in your robe. As a general rule, wear what
you feel comfortable though loose clothing is suggested for yoga and meditation
sessions. Having oily hair and no makeup is in vogue at EE.
Is there a specific order treatments should be taken?
In order to maximize the benefits of your spa getaway, we recommend that for
those on Ayurvedic packages, the Ayurvedic Vaidya will at your request and
during consultation assist you in selecting and organizing your therapies to create a tailored schedule of maximum reward.
What is included in the Accommodation Package?
Your stay at Elemental Embrace includes all of your meals, accommodation, yoga
and meditation session, lifestyle lectures, evening activities and use of our
recreational facilities. Treatment packages are available for a combination
of Spa services and Ayurvedic Treatments which
we have selected on your behalf from our experience and expertise, and these packages
include your accommodation, meals and yoga in addition to the treatments.† For
guests new to Ayurveda or the Spa Services, these packages are the best way to proceed.† More specialized
Ayurvedic packages are also available, and begin with†a consultation with one
of our Ayurvedic Doctors (Vaidyas) where modifications to the template package
to suit your specific body type and goals will be suggested..
Do I have to take off all my clothes during treatments?
You donít have to do anything that makes you, in any way, uncomfortable. Professional
draping techniques employed by our team of professionals ensure your privacy at
all times exposing only the area to be worked upon. While most full body treatments
are best performed with less clothing, you are welcome to wear a swimsuit. The
therapist will explain the treatment procedure including how to position yourself
on the treatment table and using the linens to cover yourself prior to commencement.
The therapist will leave the room while you disrobe and position yourself for
the treatment, and will protect your right to privacy and comfort at all times.
What if Iím pregnant? Can I still come to the Retreat?
Absolutely! It is the perfect opportunity to relax, prepare and spend some time
with yourself. Our therapists have been trained in pre-natal and post-natal therapies,
and although some treatments which are performed with heat will be off limits
to you during your pregnancy, a range of Ayurvedic treatments are highly beneficial.
You may also indulge in massage, reflexology, and wonderful aesthetic services.
Are there any medical conditions that would prevent me from taking any treatments?
Yes. Certain conditions such as active cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease
and pregnancy have contradictions to certain treatments. Please speak with our
Ayurvedic specialist if you have a condition which you have questions about. During
consultations and in preparation for certain treatments, you will be asked to
fill out a medical history form which will give the doctors all relevant information to plan a treatment
schedule which is both relaxing and highly beneficial to your condition.
We are not able to perform Panchakarma treatments during menstruation.
Can I request a particular gender of therapist?
At Elemental Embrace we employ professional male and female therapists, and have
both a female and male Ayurvedic doctor. Although we will try to accommodate your
preferences, we cannot guarantee the gender of your therapist. Please book as
early as possible.
What about gratuities?
If you wish to extend a gratuity to a member of staff should they exceed your
expectations, please do so through the reception at the end of your stay. All
gratuities are split between respective members of the team unless specified by