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Press Release | 17 February 2021

Anantara Kalutara in Sri Lanka launches Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure studio

Famed for wellness and known as an Ayurvedic destination, Sri Lanka is once again welcoming international tourists after reopening its borders last month. Now those visiting the teardrop Indian Ocean island can add a world class pedicure or manicure into their schedule with the launch of the new Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez at Anantara Kalutara Resort, a first in Sri Lanka.

Signature treatments under French chiropodist and ‘foot virtuoso’ Bastien Gonzalez are available in some of the most luxurious spas and hotels in the world. Drawing on extensive professional expertise and experience as a chiropodist in his native France, Bastien has designed and developed a selection of exclusive treatments for feet, hands, and nails, the uniqueness of which lies in their fusion of medical knowledge, beauty and wellbeing.

His revolutionary treatments are performed by expert French chiropodists and specialised therapists using the premier Bastien Gonzalez product line and are sought out by the world’s élite – including royalty and some of the biggest names in Hollywood – for their combination of beautifying and medical results. Aside from the sought-after manicures and pedicures, the Bastien Duo treatment comprises 75 minutes of pure bliss with a synchronised four-hand experience focusing on the nails, hands, feet, legs and arms, delivering the ultimate in luxury and total relaxation.

With the introduction of the new studio at Anantara Kalutara in Sri Lanka, French chiropodist Bertrand Li, trained by Bastien himself, has been appointed as the Anantara Spa Manager. Bertrand is overseeing and practicing in the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez and at the Anantara Spa within the resort. He brings a wealth of international experience, having worked in bucket-list destinations, including Mauritius, Vietnam and Dubai.

Located within the tranquility of Anantara Spa Kalutara, the addition of Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez perfectly complements the resort’s existing wellness offering. A double storey sanctuary of two pavilions embraced by lotus-filled waterways that reflect Sri Lanka’s spiritual beauty, Anantara Spa Kalutara comprises 11 luxurious treatment rooms include six for individuals, four for couples and one dedicated to Ayurvedic therapies.

Originating from India, the time-honoured ancient system of Ayurveda promotes health and wellness by creating balance between body, mind and soul. Anantara Spa Kalutara offers as part of the Ayurvedic experiences acupuncture, this practice is based on balancing the flow of energy or life force in the body, activating key points in the body using needles and has the power to treat a host of ailments.

Darren Darwin, General Manager of Anantara Kalutara Resort, comments: “The resort team and I are excited to introduce Bastien Gonzalez through Anantara Resorts. The partnership is a perfect match as both promise the ultimate luxurious global experience. The studio adds to the array of wellness activities already available at the resort and we are very happy to continue offering new experiences for our guests.”

Bertrand Li, Spa Manager of Anantara Spa, adds: “I look forward to sharing my wellness experiences from around the world with Sri Lanka and taking our valued guests on an unforgettable spa journey at Anantara Spa, complemented by our Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio.”

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