Maldives has a wealth of natural beauty and eco-friendly spa resorts to go with it. Attain nirvana in green style as you can try a number of innovative natural therapies offered in an uber-luxurious Zen zone. Ecotourism has taken off in a big way, and Maldives spas are following the trend by using natural products for holistic treatments. Here are five unusual treatments you must travel to Maldives and try – happy green travel indeed!

Aerial Yoga

A yoga detox comes highly recommended, but how about going one step further and trying out Aerial Yoga? Combine stretching, breathing and meditation with gymnastics and aerial arts to remove compression from the spine and attain effective stress release. A hammock, made of supple parachute-silk fabric, is suspended from the ceiling and used to support the body weight during a sequence of postures. Watch the happy hormones dance!

Ayurvedic stress relief

Ayurvedic philosophy is the core of many treatments available in Maldives. Suffering high levels of stress? Having trouble sleeping? Your chakras could be off balance, and an Ayurvedic treatment seeks to achieve balance and harmony within your body. The therapist will offer you a consultation before starting the therapy which will be specific to your dosha — Vatta, Pitta or Kapha. The aim is to achieve holistic wellness using natural treatments and relaxing massages.

Relax in an underwater Maldives spa

Maldives boasts of the world’s first underwater spa. The panoramic view of marine life surrounds you and curious fish will probably keep an eye on you while you float away, feeling lighter than ever. Massage and relaxation pods never sounded so inviting.

A Night Spa Therapy for Two

Insomniacs, rejoice. Try this therapy performed in a private jungle clearing at night with an outdoor bath and swinging bed to set the scene. Now you have something to do other than count sheep. 

Try a Tantrik ritual

Think Tantra and your first thought is Tantrik sex. Well, here’s a way to use your body without tangling your limbs in acrobatic contortions. In Maldives, give Tantric rituals a shot. Tantric therapists will work their magic with a massage that involves harnessing the Shiva (male) and Shakti (female) energies to stir the kundalini; which releases blocked energy and increases awareness. At any rate, the ritual sounds incredibly relaxing, so we’ll take their word for it.