Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is excited to announce the new members joining their wellness journey. Bringing their expertise knowledge and passion for wellbeing are practitioners, Dr. Shakkeel Ambalath and Dr. Sopida Kaosriwong. They are joined by Dr. Tomson Jose, a doctor in Natural Medicine who is stepping in as the new Wellbeing Manager.
Dr. Shakkeel commonly known as Dr.Sha is a doctor specialized in the field of Naturopathy and has a keen interest in the concept of wellbeing. With his enthusiasm for wellness, Dr.Sha utilizes different naturopathic assessments and treatments to cater for his clients with compassion and empathy. He is also an expert in providing tailored treatments that suit each individual’s wellness requirements.
Dr. Sha stays up-to-date with all the new research and developments in the field of Naturopathy and is dedicated to upgrade his skills to the most effective treatments that are currently available in the market. He is well-known to pay close attention in assessing the wellbeing status of each individual and uses Tridosha (physical composition) and pulse and tongue diagnosis (TCM) to adapt the wellbeing approaches.
Dr. Sopida Kaosriwong completed her studies at Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand and graduated with a First Class Honours for Health Science of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine (ATTM.D). She is also a certified doctor of Thai Pharmacy, Midwifery, Massage and spa treatments.
Prior to her appointment, Dr.Kaosriwong was a diligent staff of Spa Academy, Banyan Tree Phuket. During her time at the Academy, she developed many innovative treatments and conducted workshops relating to her field. She is particularly passionate about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and practices the treatment to promote wellbeing for her and others.
Dr. Tomson Jose is a doctor of Natural Medicine and a certified health coach who is bringing years of experience to the luxury boutique of Vabbinfaru. He has been a key member of the Banyan Tree Group for the past four years and has immensely contributed to the wellbeing team at Banyan Tree Veya to establish the multi-brand ecosystem in Phuket.
A professional in the fields of Acupuncture, Manipulative and Exercise Therapy, Diet and Nutrition, Dr. Jose adheres to natural healing modalities while still acknowledging the role of contemporary science in holistic wellbeing. Mindfulness talks, meditation and breathwork sessions are some of the mostly highly sought after classes with Dr. Tomson. He is also the leading pioneer of the transition Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru will undergo to become a Banyan Tree Veya that is set to be launched in late 2023.
Located in North Male’ Atoll just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a haven for romance and serenity. Take in the rustic vibes of Vabbinfaru’s all-pool villas which lie in the midst of green foliage. The villas are all designed with conical-shaped rooftops and extensive floor-to-ceiling glass doorways which provides a glimpse of the natural beauty of the Maldives. The resort is also home to an award winning spa with classic Thai and Balinese body massages melting your worries away!