Does silence help luxury mindfulness?

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group seems to think so. To give an example: on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC invites guests to take part in the group-wide initiative to provide a quiet retreat from the overwhelming daily distractions that are heightened during the holiday season with ‘Silent Night’.

Events begin with a complimentary one-hour ‘Silent Meditation Incorporating the Five Senses’ session led by D.C.- based recharj, a modern meditation and power nap studio.

You experience the sense of touch with the use of crystals and facial masks during the meditation. The room will be scented with the Mandarin Oriental signature Quintessence Aromatherapy Experience, while the sound of Tibetan singing bowls will invoke a deep state of relaxation and Meditation lamps will create ambient light radiating the seven primary chakra colors. After the session, light refreshments will be served to enliven the sense of taste.

Beginning in the Spa at 5 p.m. only silence will accompany treatments, there will be no talking or music in the spa. This evening is intended to instill a sense of peace and allow for guests to experience quiet mindfulness. Any spoken communication will take place in a brief consultation at the beginning of the tranquil journey with the therapist.



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