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Velaa Private Island in the Maldives Introduces A Tech-Centric Wellness Program

The futuristic Cloud 9, which provides a relaxation experience, is just one of the high-tech options at Velaa Island Resort.

Spa enthusiasts looking for the latest technological advances in wellness can now take advantage of a personalized program at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives. Led by a team of specialists including an on-site doctor, a nutritionist, and multi-skilled instructors, the customized experience at Velaa Spa begins with a private consultation and a high-tech body scan, which produces an in-depth genetic report that details food intolerances, cognitive performance, metabolic rate, and body type. It even helps determine the best exercise regime to ensure optimal health.

Results from the GenSmart scan are used to create a curated itinerary with an advanced meal plan, fitness regimen including running, spinning, HIIT, strength and circuit training, and mindful offerings such as oceanfront yoga and seaside meditation set to the sounds of the lapping waves.

To enhance the benefits of the workouts, the program also offers Lipo HIFU, the latest in high intensity focused ultrasound technology to contour the body and improve its shape. The HIFU procedure, unlike lasers, directly targets the structural tissues where collagen resides to help rejuvenate the skin, leaving it firmer and smoother.

Relaxation is also part of the program, and the spa’s futuristic Cloud 9 relaxation experience, created by Viennese artist and perception researcher Sha, is a multi-sensory blend of color, light, and acoustic therapy with a video and spatial concept inside a swinging pod.

The property also features a series of visiting wellness practitioners. Joining the lineup this month is Daniela Caputo, a world-class aerial dance performer. She is hosting life-enhancing workshops and one-on-one classes with guests throughout October. The resort will be announcing additional guest practitioners later this year.

The resort, situated within the constellation of islands that make up the Noonu Atoll, fuse Maldivian culture and contemporary luxury. Velaa, meaning “turtle” in the local language, is a fitting moniker considering that generations of sea turtles flock there each year to nest and hatch.

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Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.