Chenot Spa at One&Only Desaru Coast
Where Science meets Holistic Wellness
Nestled on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia between lush rainforests and the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast is a spectacular beachfront oasis designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects that embodies the unrivalled peace and calm of its location. The ultimate retreat from busy city living, the first One&Only resort in Asia is a haven for wellness and also home to the first Chenot Spa in Asia, with science-based treatments designed to leave guests feeling entirely recharged and full of vitality.
One&Only has partnered with leading science-based health and beauty experts, Chenot, who have been at the forefront of the industry for almost 50 years, to revolutionise the resort wellbeing experience. One&Only Desaru Coast is the first resort in the One&Only collection to introduce Chenot Spa, exclusively created for One&Only and part of the global partnership. Offering a holistic experience that extends beyond the walls of the spa, Chenot Spa combines the latest advances in Western medicine and scientific diagnostics with the best in Chinese and alternative medicines, resulting in a curated menu of research-led programmes. Focusing on the ‘whole self’ by truly understanding the individual needs of each guest, Chenot Spa at One&Only Desaru Coast is built around four pillars - Sport & Physical Activities, Emotional Wellbeing, Nutrition, and Aesthetics - all designed to work in synergy to reset and strengthen body and mind.
Chenot Spa offers guests the benefits of selected elements of the renowned Chenot Method® - a research-driven framework for achieving optimum health. Upon arrival at Chenot Spa, guests can choose to take part in the Bio-energetic Check-up, a preliminary set of diagnostics which allows the spa professionals to tailor programmes bespoke to each individual. Other diagnostics available include a Nutritional Consultation, Stress Test (HRV Analysis), Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment, Postural and Movement Assessment or Body Composition Analysis, data from which is used to further refine the guests’ treatments to be most effective.
Beautifully carved into the lush greenery of the Malaysian jungle and set against the gentle murmur of the sea waves, the Chenot Spa is designed to evoke calm, encouraging guests to reach an inner balance, reset and recover. The wellness programmes have been curated to celebrate the destination, in harmony with the wide array of experiences at One&Only Desaru Coast; ranging from active sports like golf, tennis and padel, to bespoke activities such as tree climbing, trekking in the jungle and the ancient martial art of Silat Melayu. Expert-led classes on mindfulness and a variety of yoga techniques, ranging from Pranayama, Pre & Post Natal, and Yogalates, are also available for guests to further enhance thoughtful movement. The resort has a full range of fitness facilities that including a beachfront Yoga Pavilion, state-of-the-art Pilates studio and fitness gymnasium with the latest equipment from Technogym, and coaches are also on hand to lead personalised classes including Muay Thai, Boxing, HIIT and TRX.
Whilst all programmes are tailor-made, guests can also choose from a variety of retreats such as the three-day Chenot Relax Programme designed to destress and soothe the nervous system, featuring Chenot massages, phyto-mud and neuro-acoustic deep relaxation treatments, biofeedback training and yoga. Those looking to optimise their fitness levels, strengthening body and mind, can opt for the three-day Chenot Fitness Programme, which includes nutritional consultations, physical assessments as well as deep tissue massages and personal training sessions. Specially engineered for golfers, the three-day Chenot Golf Programme helps to improve posture using recovery massages, stretching sessions and access to the neighbouring 9-hole golf course at the Els Club.
Highly trained therapists administer treatments incorporating the best of science and ancient wisdom utilising Chenot Actifs; super-charged emulsions infused with plant-based essential oils extracted with a traditional steam process. The signature Chenot Detox Body Massage uses manual detoxification techniques alongside a cup-like device to aid the body in cellular regeneration, whilst the Chenot Regenerating Treatment focuses on deepening and improving breath, one’s source of life, through relieving tension in the diaphragm to allow energy to flow through the body. Neuro-Acoustic Deep Relaxation Treatment, uses neuroscience technology to induce complete serenity for both mind and body, perfect for stressed out souls, while HRV Biofeedback Training strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system to promote relaxation and boost vitality.
As a key tenet of wellbeing, nutrition forms a critical element of the Chenot Spa offering. Ideal for those looking to make healthy eating a lifestyle, the in-resort nutritionist can design a bespoke plan to help guests achieve their goals effectively in the safest way possible, based on Chenot’s signature Biolight Diet. Bespoke nutritional plans can be designed for guests that are optimised for their physiology, without compromising on taste, encouraging the development of good nutritional habits.
In addition to holistic programmes to promote mental and physical well-being, guests can also choose from a range of aesthetic treatments to help restore natural beauty, from the Chenot Cellulite Treatment, to illuminating and anti-ageing facials, dedicated eye treatments and rejuvenating body scrubs. The spa also offers guests luxurious hand and foot treatments by the award-winning Bastien Gonzalez. Chenot Spa offers 10 private consultation rooms with adjoining forest-facing treatment rooms, a relaxation pavilion, hot-and-cold pools, steam and sauna facilities, as well as a professional hair salon, guests will ultimately leave One&Only Desaru Coast feeling fully recharged and full of vitality.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit: oneandonlydesarucoast.com.