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  • Nat Frogley



Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is delighted to welcome Steve Harvey, a one-man powerhouse of profound, no-nonsense personalised healing, for an exclusive two-month residency until 15 May 2022. A holistic healer, bodyworker and life coach, Harvey has a growing reputation burnished by glowing testimonials from some of the biggest names in film, music, sports and fashion – from Donna Karan, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Serena Williams to Bruce Willis, Chris Martin, Roberto Cavalli and Roger Federer. Following the recent visit of renowned sleep therapist Dr Lindsay Browning, Harvey’s residency at FLOW, the spa at Patina Maldives, is the latest chapter in the resort’s evolving visiting practitioner programme. As well as coaching guests to harness the power of fear and uncertainty in order to achieve emotional emancipation, Harvey will be on hand to alleviate sufferers of acute and chronic pain through advanced bodywork techniques including healing massage, deep tissue release and Usui Reiki.

MIND A compassionate, down-to-earth Scot with a transformative gift for identifying and dispelling damaging emotional blocks and negative patterns, Harvey’s unique approach is founded on the belief that nothing is more healing than being liberated from the shackles of self-doubt. Tackling life’s biggest issues, from stress, anger, depression, anxiety to relationship problems, divorce and grief, Harvey’s one-of-a-kind Steppingstone SessionsTM provide a life-enhancing roadmap to rapid relief, supporting clients to let go of limiting beliefs and move forward with greater clarity of purpose, direction and action. Harvey also practices Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to help balance the body-mind energy system and conquer stress and negative emotions, leading to improved physical and emotional wellbeing.

BODY Intuitive, fluid and customised to nurture body, mind and spirit, Harvey’s Transformational Bodywork sessions are rooted in holistic full-body healing massage to provide immediate relief from pain, dysfunction and the stresses of modern life. Responding to the individual’s unique needs, Harvey augments therapeutic bodywork with different healing modalities, restoring physical and emotional balance. A signature fusion of leading-edge deep tissue and sports massage techniques, Harvey’s Deep Tissue Release is an integrative massage experience that balances depth and pressure, contact and speed, to dissolve tension without pain, releasing deep muscle layers to restore mobility.

Harvey recommends Usui Reiki for those who are sensitive to pain, emotions and their environment. An ancient healing method discovered in Japan, Reiki promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing by releasing tension and energy blockages, returning the body to a state of spiritual equilibrium and happiness. A deeply relaxing treatment in which the body’s natural healing ability can become more fully activated, Usui Reikie brings peace, calm and balance.

All treatments are available in 60, 90 and 120-minute sessions.

Spanning 1,500 square metres, Flow is a place of pure and tangible soul, crafted from native materials and made perfect by human talent. It offers a complete wellbeing journey by providing inspiration, guidance, and opportunity for guests to recharge, reconnect and rediscover themselves, each other, and nature, in lush surroundings. The best therapeutic practices from around the world and professional advice come together to support guests in exploring their full potential for a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Treatments offer a host of curative and preventive remedies. Embracing innovations in wellbeing technology proven for their ability to bring balance, from floatation tanks and Watsu therapy to pioneering IRIS sound technology. Immersions are delivered using the OSEA range of skincare formulations and exclusive Indian Ocean Collection amenities by Margate-based Haeckels, whilst supported by Nourished, creators of bespoke 3D-printed nutrient supplements.

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Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is the inaugural flagship property from sophisticated new lifestyle brand Patina Hotels & Resorts, the latest hospitality concept by Capella Hotel Group. Designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, Patina Maldives offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation.

Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailor-made wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club.

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Patina Hotels & Resorts is the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group. Born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality, Patina appeals to a new generation of travellers who seek deeper connections with themselves and the world around them. The human-centred design flows with the natural modes people are in, gently and intuitively providing for each guest’s individual needs, ensuring that no two stays are exactly the same. A five-star, sophisticated lifestyle brand, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands will be the first launch, with a property in development in Ubud, Bali and opportunities in China, Japan and Southeast Asia also being pursued.


Fari Islands is an elevated Maldivian resort experience that celebrates nature, craft and connection. A Pontiac Land Group development anchored by three world-class hospitality brands, Fari Islands is located in the North Malé Atoll within the Maldives, a 45-minute luxury boat transfer from Malé International Airport.

The archipelago also features the picturesque Fari Marina Village, built around a vibrant Beach Club, charming boutiques and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options. Spaces have been masterfully designed by renowned architects from Studio MK27 (by Marcio Kogan), Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Kerry Hill Architects, to bring about a delicate balance of serene and social. One of the islands is home to a thoughtful hospitality campus; Fari Campus is a dedicated island for staff with a focus on community, education, and engagement, and is the first of its kind in the Maldives.

For further press information or images of Patina Hotels & Resorts, please contact: Sarah Harvey (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR.

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