Weekend Healing in the Wilderness

TREETOPS RITUALS WELLNESS WEEKENDS offer unique two-day escapes that combine the powerful energy of New Zealand’s native forest with heritage indigenous therapies, aimed at a goal of complete wellbeing and relaxation. A dedicated weekend in early June and again in early September 2013 both offer totally new ways to share the ancient heritage of Maori wellness taonga (treasures) in Treetops’ 800-year-old pristine private wilderness close to Rotorua. No other luxury lodge in New Zealand offers comparable experiences.

Both Rituals Wellness Weekends include the mirimiri massage, which begins with an ancient Maori welcoming prayer or powhiri to honour you and your ancestors, followed by deeply relaxing therapeutic massage with native kawakawa oil to raise the vibration of your physical body. Your mauri (life essence) and wairua (spirit) are encouraged to synchronise thus giving a sense of well-being, connectedness and balance. Mirimiri massage also works on the central nervous system aiding the release of tension and stress, bequeathing you deep relaxation, and a sense of clarity and rejuvenation.

Rituals Healing Spa opens directly into the spa therapy rooms that are complemented by a sauna, healing lounge and two outdoor Jacuzzis (available 24/7) in forest settings that use water sourced from a dedicated, deep spring that also provides drinking water of exceptionally high quality.

Our June and September Wellness Weekends at Rituals Healing Spa offer exceptional cuisine based on principles of Organic and Superfoods, many estate grown, and expertly prepared by culinary specialists. Guests are also encouraged and invited to explore via sign-posted hiking, biking and horse riding trails suited to all ages. Comprehensive maps or our professional guides carefully explain the best of trout fishing, riding, lakes, streams, and where to spot bird life and game animals; four new wetland habitats increasingly attract rare and endangered waterfowl.

Treetops exclusive Rituals Wellness Weekends create exclusive optimum health and well-being opportunities while also offering the famed escapist experiences of Treetops Lodge and Estate. Available only on June 1st/2nd or September 7th/8th, 2013.
Programs start from just NZ$4188 per person twin share.

Two-night Rituals Wellness Weekend Programme – From NZ$4188 per person twin share

A daily combination of Rituals Wellness Spa treatments and the experience of Treetops’ pristine wild nature. Adopt a full and healthy, balanced life-style of nourishment with fresh, organic and locally sourced produce or opt for a detox program for complete purification of body and soul.
2 nights accommodation in a Lodge Room or One Bedroom Villa
2 x gourmet breakfast
Pre-dinner drinks and canapés
2 x four course fine dinner using local and organic produce
1 x gourmet picnic for two
1 x MIRIMIRI MASSAGE
1 x Health High Tea picnic for two, perhaps after taking the gentle hike to spectacular Bridal Veil Waterfalls
1 x Romiromi massage
Enjoy a dip in Treetops Spa’s hot tubs, immersed in the New Zealand ancient forest for a unique connection with nature. Treetops Hot Tubs are open 24/7 to let you indulge at any time.
A set of Treetops bathrobes and slippers to take home
Yoga class + 30 minutes meditation

Rituals Wellness Weekend Programs include both the following heritage treatments.

Mirimiri MASSAGE – this begins with an ancient Maori welcoming prayer or powhiri to honour you and your ancestors, followed by deeply relaxing therapeutic massage with native kawakawa oil to raise the vibration of your physical body. Your mauri (life essence) and wairua (spirit) are encouraged to synchronise thus giving a sense of well-being, connectedness and balance. Mirimiri massage also works on the central nervous system aiding the release of tension and stress, bequeathing you deep relaxation, and a sense of clarity and rejuvenation

Romiromi massage – this is the deeper of the traditional holistic Maori body treatments. Similar to Hawaii’s lomilomi, it combines body alignment, deep-tissue massage and stimulation of pressure points to aid the release of cellular blockages, toxins, pain and extraneous energy, replacing these with positive energy and vitality. Natural body systems are invigorated, nourished and balanced and the extraordinary lightness felt after treatment demonstrates a positive shift to greater well-being and health

Treetops Lodge: Nestled in 2,500acres of 800-year old native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate is a uniquely New Zealand experience. This wildlife sanctuary and retreat is nestled within breath taking terrain, offering outdoor activities centred around seven streams, four lakes, and over 43 miles of adventure trails.
Located 20 minutes from the Maori heartland Rotorua, experience exclusively at Treetops the Maori Food Trail, Wild Food Cooking Class, and new Spa that combines traditional therapies with unique indigenous and therapeutic Maori treatments.
Treetops provide adventure for the whole family: junior cooking classes, photography 4WD safaris, helicopter tours, Maori poi making and flax weaving, as well as mountain biking, hiking to spectacular waterfalls and active volcanoes and exclusive use at the nearby Kinloch Golf Course.

Treetops Lodge & Estate is a member of Navigate Oceania, a collection of inspired destinations and unique experiences from New Zealand and the Pacific’s best boutique hotels and luxury lodges, an exclusive private island, villas and spa destinations. Our members are: New Zealand Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa, Russell; Paihia Beach Resort and Spa, Bay of Islands; Bay of Island Lodge, Bay of Islands; Cliff Edge By The Sea, Bay of Islands; Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island; Stafford Villa, Auckland; Cotter House, Auckland; Seafields, Whitford; 970 Lonely Bay Lodge, Coromandel; Rotorua; Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua; Princes Gate, Rotorua; Greenhill Lodge, Hawke’s Bay; Wharekauhau Country Estate, Martinborough; Edenhouse, Nelson; Elm Tree House, Christchurch; Fiji Navutu Stars Resort, Yasawas; Vomo Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands; Qamea Resort & Spa, Taveuni; Cook Islands Te Vakaroa Villas, Rarotonga. For more information on our experiences, visit www.navigateoceania.com.

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