Split Apple is a full service boutique Wellness Retreat specializing in gourmet food, but with every ingredient selected for its positive contribution to health and wellness. They have their own cookbook, The Split Apple Thoughtful Food Cookbook, and they provide each guest room with a complimentary copy.
The Retreat is furnished throughout with original Asian art and antiques, many of which are museum quality. High speed internet is available throughout the Retreat, and is included in the tariff.
The rooms are 65 square meters, 79 m2, and 95 m2.
They have an 8-seat theatre in which they offer a complimentary high-tech, brain-entrainment meditation that meditates the user- no experience necessary.
Facilities include a salt water infinity swimming pool, Japanese Spa bath, Far-infrared sauna, steam room, outdoor shower, and private paths to 2 beaches. One of the beaches has the famous 120-million year old Split Apple Rock. Boats will pick the guests up there for trips into the park. They have a helipad just 3 minutes away, and they can coordinate bespoke heli-trips into the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks.
Health & Wellnesss
MASSAGE & PERSONAL TRAINING & ACTIVITIES
They view exercise and massage as an integral part of any wellness program. Massage reduces stress and the accompanying stress hormones, helping to reduce inflammation. Additionally, massage improves circulation, increases flexibility, and boosts the immune system. They favour deep tissue massage which stimulates the acupuncture points providing balance, harmony, and focus in addition to the above benefits. Regular exercise can help protect you from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and can improve your mood and help you to better manage stress.
SOME INSIDER INFORMATION
Rachel is an experienced masseuse who specializes in deep tissue, sports, and remedial massage. She is a graduate of the Nelson School of Sports Massage and has 9 years of practical experience. She is excellent at this type of massage therapy. Rachel uses bees wax based natural massage balms in her treatments that are great for the skin. She comes highly recommended!
Sam is a highly skilled massage who can do Thai massage, deep tissue massage, or a combination of the two. Thai massage, a combination of acupressure and yoga stretches is most rejuvenating. Recommended time for Thai massage is 90-120 minutes.
MASSAGE PRICE LIST + GST
120 minute massage
90 minute massage
60 minute massage
45-minute foot massage
Ria is a highly qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Diploma of Applied Fitness and a Certificate in Exercise Science. She is the personal trainer to various provincial rugby clubs as well as individual professional sports people. She will tailor a work out session to your needs and ability.
A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO BOOK RIA $150+GST per hour
NOTE: When Ria is not available, her protogee, Reed, will be filling in for her.
They have available the services of two superb special therapists for the 2016 season.
Emily is a reiki master with an extraordinarily high energy level (Lee uses her regularly for Reiki therapy). For those unfamiliar, reiki is a healing modality that utilizes the therapist’s bioenergetics currents (also knows as Chi, Ki, and Shakti), transmitting these into the recipient. This amplifies and accentuates the subject’s natural body currents, which strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and facilitates a feeling of deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
This 1.5 hour treatment combines 30 minutes of massage with 1 hour of reiki. Emily is only available on Monday and Tuesday afternoon from 4 P.M. and Saturday morning.
$295+GST per 90 minutes
Acupuncture is the most well known aspect of Chinese Medicine and may be used alone or in conjunction with herbal medicine. Each of the organs of the body has its own associated channel or pathway of energy. These are often referred to as meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony. Every aspect of the patient’s life is considered by the practitioner before the points are selected – sometimes it may be impossible to change someone’s life circumstance, but by using Acupuncture the person may be strengthened so that they are more easily able to deal with what life brings their way.
Bee venom has been used as far back as ancient Greece to relieve muscle fatigue in soliders. From then until modern day there have been many doctors who have dedicated their energy to researching the medicinal benefits of bee venom. Japanese beekeepers have used the effects of bee sting therapy for treatment of many different diseases. The sting of the honey bee is removed with tweezers and then Uda-san uses this sting at a corresponding acupuncture points on the patient. By adjusting stimulation of the sting, Uda-san looks for the best way to treat each individual patient.
Uda-san, their Japanese licensed acupuncturist and apipuncturist, has over 20 years of practical experience.
$195 per hour + gst
A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO BOOK UDA-SAN
Meditation is a tool for us to get in touch with our Inner Self. In a meditative state They experience mental equilibrium; thoughts are reduced, or even eliminated. This “fasting of the mind” has many salubrious effects on both the body and the psyche. Meditation reduces stress, anxiety, worry, and depression, and it has many other advantages, such as reducing blood pressure, slowing the pulse and respiration rate, and providing calm and tranquillity. Brain entrainment – state of the art ‘Binaural Beat Audio Technology’ is designed for those of us that wish to meditate with just the press of a button. Yes, that’s how simple it is. Press a button and let yourself become immersed in deep meditation while listening to the ethereal sounds of a bamboo flute and the ocean.
THOUGHTFUL FOOD COOKING LESSONS
ANNE PEN LEE
If you’d like to prepare some of our delicious meals at home, the acclaimed chef Pen will guide you through a thoughtful food cooking class where you will learn how to substitute healthy ingredients for harmful ones to make mouth-watering healthy creations to make sure the health benefits of your stay are long-lasting.
A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED
$190 + GST per person or $250 + GST per couple. (2-3 hours)
PERSONALIZED WELLNESS PROGRAM
DR LEE NELSON
Dr. Lee Nelson is a New Zealand citizen who received his medical training in the United States. For many years, Lee has believed that the best medicine is preventive – take well people and keep them well. For many years, he has been interested in nutrition and other methods for maintaining optimal health and longevity.
Personalised and individualised wellness consultation including nutrition, supplements, exercise, and stress reduction by resident doctor Lee Nelson.
$1000 + GST