Centuries of history shaped the natural remedies used in the British Virgin Islands community by local healers, better known as traditional healers or medicine men and women.
The British territory of the Virgin Islands has a long history. Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first Europeans to arrive in the Virgin Islands during his second voyage to the new world in 1493. Thereafter. The Spaniards were the first to settle within the territory in 1503 on the island of Virgin Gorda.
With the settlement of Europeans in the territory over centuries, new illnesses were introduced to the region. Consequently, the need to implement traditional healing methods arose. These traditions have been a source of inspiration passed on from generation to generation, as early inhabitants of the British Virgin Islands depended on natural remedies of their African ancestors to treat various illnesses and pains.
The practice of African ancestral healing traditions is still alive through the use of various parts of native trees in the form of compresses, teas, poultices, balms, lotions, inhalants and oils that provide multiple healing and relieving benefits credited to their ancient recipes to cleanse, purify and heal the body.
This incredible history of healing and its benefits has inspired us. Our offerings are interlaced with both the enduring practices of our ancestors and the contemporary techniques of our therapeutic and beauty treatments. The result is a uniquely curated spa experience.