28 January 2013
Stepping through the doors [into Anamaya] is instantly calming, and holistic massage practitioner Monika Jazwinska leads me to her serene therapy room. Her approach is a world away from the one-size fits all massage often offered in the Capital’s spas. Her touch dances between firm precise pressure and soft healing touches which calm and soothe. After 90 minutes I am left in a blissful stupor, wishing I could stay at Anamaya for the rest of the day.
20 December 2012
I read that the founders of Anamaya are all about promoting ‘global health’ and I thought [choosing different treatments] would be a perfect opportunity to delve a little into their world. Graham Doke, one of the founders, was keen to correct me when I flippantly asked if he could teach me to meditate in one session: But he explained that the session would be led (not taught). It turns out that the benefits of meditation are not simply escapism, but improved concentration and a more effective memory. Keen to improve both of these, I sat up straight, focused, stifled any inkling of a giggle and listened hard to Graham.