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Rocco Forte Wellness Programmes

At Verdura Resort

Dr Mosaraf Ali

Dr Mosaraf Ali is an internationally renowned pioneer of Integrated Healthcare, who blends conventional and traditional medicine. He completed his MD in Medicine in 1980, followed by a Post-Graduation in Moscow in Acupuncture in 1982. Following this, he specialised in Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Marma Therapy and other traditional methods of treatment under leading Masters in India. 

He worked in Hong Kong for three years and then moved to London in 1991 where he opened Europe’s largest centre for Integrated Medicine with 22 doctors and therapists. He did research in Stroke Rehab in two leading Hospitals in the UK, wrote 8 bestselling books on healthcare, has written regular columns in leading magazines, taught his techniques to seven groups of NHS doctors who are now teaching his methods in medical colleges, did a TV series on health, and has spoken at numerous International Conferences. 

Dr Ali ran top spas in Italy, Oman and India. He also developed a High Altitude Healthcare programme based on his work in the Himalayas for 25 years.

Dr Ali’s unique techniques are used practically in London and in New Delhi where he has a Children’s Wellness Centre, which is successfully treating Autism and Cerebral Palsy. He treats chronic ailments like arthritis, backaches, neurological illnesses, digestive problems and skin problems. His clients include royalty, heads of state, celebrities, athletes and more. 

From July 2020, Dr Ali will be at Verdura to offer his world class services to guests. 

Please note that Dr Ali only delivers the Dr Mosaraf Ali Programme out of the Rocco Forte Wellness Programmes. 

OUR SPECIALISTS

Osteopath: Antonino Balistreri
Antonino gained a Masters at the British School of Osteopathy. He also has a diploma in sports and remedial massage from the London School of Sports Massage and a variety of Personal Training diplomas, as well as being certified for Kinesiology Taping.

Nutritionist: Giancarlo Giammarresi 
A strong advocate for the Mediterranean Diet, Giancarlo has a wealth of experience in the field of nutrition. He graduated in Biological Sciences, before doing a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, specialising in sports nutrition. He has been a clinical biologist at the Clinical and Microbiological Analysis Laboratory in Bagheria, Sicily, since 1997, as well as having his own clinic since 2001. Giancarlo is a member of SINU (Italian Society of Human Nutrition) and ADI (Italian Association of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition).

Mindfulness Coach: Paolo Bisazza
Paolo is an international meditation teacher, mentor, Reiki master, Shamanic practitioner. He has been working in the holistic field for almost a decade. He teaches one-to-one and group sessions in many different settings, and is passionate about sharing the practical skills and the profound benefits of experiencing true awareness in the world in which we live today.

Fitness Supervisor: Lia Vitrano 
Once a professional fencer, Lia is a passionate sportswoman, with a number of sports qualifications, as well as having recently obtained a degree in Motor Sciences. She has fitness instructor and Yoga qualifications recognised by AICS- Coni (Italian Culture & Sports Association). She has musical fitness (step, aerobics, etc.), and pilates qualifications recognised by FIF (Italian Fitness Federation). She is also a qualified swimming instructor with FIN (Italian Swimming Federation) and a water fitness instructor with CSEN (Specialty Acqua Fitness Course).

Core Therapist Team
Our Spa Therapists have a wealth of experience and are certified in a variety of specialised techniques.

TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

The following treatments and therapies are available to choose from for the Rocco Forte Wellness programmes. During your initial consultation, our specialists will help you decide the best ones for you:

  • Fitness/ Movement Therapies:Personal Training (60 Minutes), Private Pilates (60 Minutes), Private Yoga (60 Minutes), Osteopath Follow-Up Session (30 Minutes).

  • Massage Treatments: Be Forte Sports Massage (50 Minutes), Deep Tissue Massage (50 Minutes), Fit For You (50 Minutes), Sicilian Aroma Relax Massage (50 Minutes), Speciality Massage (50 Minutes).

  • Face Treatments: Forte Facial (60 Minutes), Lymphatic Drainage Massage (25 Minutes).

  • Face+ Treatments: Age-Defying Etna Facial (90 Minutes).

  • Body Treatments: Mediterranean Nourishing Body Treatment (60 Minutes), Endosphères Full Body (60 Minutes), Endosphères Legs & Glutes Therapy (45 Minutes), Sicilian Scrub (30 Minutes), Marma Massage (60 Minutes), Dr Ali’s Signature Neck Connection Massage (60 Minutes). 

  • Mind Therapies: Private Yoga (60 Minutes), Speciality Massage (50 Minutes).

  • Mind+ Therapies: Mindfulness/ Meditation (45 Minutes), Speciality Massage (80 Minutes).

Dr Mosaraf Ali Programme (10 Days)

Lockdown has created a lot of health and psychological issues in people. Some people have suffered mildly from COVID-19, others more seriously. Dr Ali has great experience in treating Post Viral Syndrome and can address this during the programme. He is also one of the best doctors in the world for wellness and Integrated Healthcare. He can address issues such as chronic fatigue, energy levels, weight gain and skin and hormonal issues, while injecting some youthfulness into your lives. Dr Ali can also treat children, having achieved exceptional results treating children with health issues.

 

Upon arrival, you will receive a consultation with Dr Ali. He will diagnose and recommend a protocol of treatment, specially designed to you. In case you have additional health conditions, such as backache, headaches, digestive problems or neurological problems, the necessary natural methods of treatment will be recommended for you. Dr Ali, along with his very well trained team, will support you throughout your programme. 

 

Given the importance of diet, a lot of care has been given to the taste and benefits of the food chosen. Menus are filled with our home-grown produce and centred on the Mediterranean diet. You will also enjoy Dr Ali’s special Mewa porridge breakfast, bitter blood alkalising teas and therapeutic supplements, such as a Gut Cleansing Gel. 

 

Treatments and therapies involve Dr Ali’s Marma Massage, rated as one of the best physical therapies in the world. Both therapeutic and energising, it helps nerve, joint and back problems, as well as improving blood flow to the brain through a neck connection massage. Therapeutic yoga is also included in the programme. Dr Ali will also lead his special Meditation classes some evenings, designed to calm the body and still the mind.

 

The first programme will take place from 16th to 26th July 2020, and the second will take place from 1st to 11th August 2020.

 

A 10 day-programme includes:

  • Initial Consultation with Dr Ali
  • Full Board Personalised Nourish Menus, including Dr Ali’s Mewa porridge breakfast, therapeutic teas and supplements 
  • Daily 30-Minute Marma Massage
  • 5 Face or Body Treatments*
  • Daily 60-Minute Group Yoga  
  • 5 Evening Meditation Classes with Dr Ali

 

Additional treatments and therapies will be priced separately. Programme includes complimentary access to all daily fitness classes.

 

*See treatments and therapies tab.

Healthy Lifestyle Programme (Min. 6 Days)

The most intensive of our programmes, Healthy Lifestyle is designed to help you achieve spiritual, mental, emotional and physical balance. This programme aims to break bad habits, and help you pursue activities, choices and a lifestyle that leads you to a state of holistic health.

 

Prior to your arrival at Verdura Resort, you will be invited to fill out a questionnaire that will allow us to tailor your programme to you. Upon arrival, you will receive consultations with our specialists. You will enjoy Nourish menus in our outlets created by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini with our nutritionist. Menus are filled with our home-grown produce and centred on the Mediterranean diet. You will see calories noted by each dish, as well as what it contains. The menus will contain no refined sugar, red meat, caffeine or alcohol. During your consultation with our nutritionist, you will be given guidelines on what you should eat. Nutrionally balanced food and re-educating the body to crave what is good for it are key to Rocco Forte Wellness. 



The minimum 6 days includes:

  • Spa Expert, Nutritionist & Osteopath Consultations
  • Full Board Personalised Nourish Menus
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • Daily Infrared Sauna
  • 1 Healthy Cooking Lesson
  • 5 Fitness/Movement Therapies*
  • 4 Massage Treatments*
  • 1 Face Treatment*
  • 1 Face+ Treatment*
  • 3 Body Treatments*
  • 1 Mind Therapy* 

Programme includes complimentary access to all daily fitness classes. Additional treatments and therapies will be added for programmes over 6 days. 

*See treatments and therapies tab.

 

Fit Programme (Min. 6 Days)

This programme is designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you’re preparing for a sporting event, need rehabilitation or would just like to kick-start a good exercise routine, this programme will help you reach mental and physical equilibrium.

 

Prior to your arrival at Verdura Resort, you will be invited to fill out a questionnaire that will allow us to tailor your programme to you. Upon arrival, you will receive consultations with our specialists. You will enjoy Nourish menus in our outlets created by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini with our nutritionist. Menus are filled with our home-grown produce and centred on the Mediterranean diet. You will see calories noted by each dish, as well as what it contains. The menus will contain no refined sugar, red meat, caffeine or alcohol. During your consultation with our nutritionist, you will be given guidelines on what you should eat. Nutrionally balanced food and re-educating the body to crave what is good for it are key to Rocco Forte Wellness. 



The minimum 6 days includes:

  • Spa Expert, Nutritionist, Osteopath & Fitness Expert Consultations
  • Full Board Personalised Nourish Menus
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • Daily Infrared Sauna
  • 6 Fitness/Movement Therapies*
  • 3 Body Treatments*
  • 4 Massage Treatments*
  • 1 Mind Therapy* 

Programme includes complimentary access to all daily fitness classes. Additional treatments and therapies will be added for programmes over 6 days.

*See treatments and therapies tab.

Relax Programme (Min. 6 days)

Stress is an unavoidable consequence of life today. This programme is designed to help you restore both mind and body to optimum health, whilst bolstering your resilience to future stress.

 

Prior to your arrival at Verdura Resort, you will be invited to fill out a questionnaire that will allow us to tailor your programme to you. Upon arrival, you will receive consultations with our specialists. You will enjoy Nourish menus in our outlets created by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini with our nutritionist. Menus are filled with our home-grown produce and centred on the Mediterranean diet. You will see calories noted by each dish, as well as what it contains. The menus will contain no refined sugar, red meat, caffeine or alcohol. During your consultation with our nutritionist, you will be given guidelines on what you should eat. Nutrionally balanced food and re-educating the body to crave what is good for it are key to Rocco Forte Wellness. 



The minimum 6 days includes: 

  • Spa Expert, Osteopath & Mindfulness Coach Consultations
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • Daily Infrared Sauna
  • 3 Fitness/Movement Therapies*
  • 3 Massage Treatments*
  • 1 Facial Treatment*
  • 2 Body Treatments*
  • 2 Mind Therapies*
  • 6 Mind+ Therapies* 

Programme includes complimentary access to all daily fitness classes. Additional treatments and therapies will be added for programmes over 6 days.

*See treatments and therapies tab.

Express Programme (3 Days)

Perfect for those looking for a quick fix over a long weekend or a few days, this programme is designed to speedily help you break bad habits and kick-start a new routine of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical balance.

3-Day Package:

  • Spa Expert, Nutritionist & Osteopath Consultations
  • Full Board Personalised Nourish Menus
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • Daily Infrared Sauna
  • 3 Fitness/Movement Therapies*
  • 3 Massage Treatments*
  • 1 Face Treatment*
  • 2 Body Treatments*
  • 1 Mind Therapy* 

Programme includes complimentary access to all daily fitness classes.

*See treatments and therapies tab.

Golfer Programme (1, 4, or 6 Days)

The principles of this Golfer Programme are to optimise biomechanical movement and functional control in order to improve game performance, to prevent injury or to recover from injury.

1-Day Package:

  • Osteopath Consultation
  • 1 Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • 1 Infrared Sauna
  • 1 Personal Training Session (including postural movement techniques) 

4-Day Package:

  • Osteopath Consultation
  • 2 Osteopathy Follow-Up Sessions
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • 3 Infrared Saunas
  • 2 Personal Training Sessions (including postural movement techniques)
  • 2 Tailored Spa Treatments 

6-Day Package:

  • Osteopath & Postural Analysis Consultation
  • 4 Osteopathy Follow-Up Sessions
  • Daily Thalassotherapy Circuit
  • 5 Infrared Saunas
  • 4 Personal Training Sessions (including postural movement techniques)
  • 4 Tailored Spa Treatments 
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