Discover a Wellness Programme on One of Italy’s Most Beautiful Islands

Lindsay Judge   |   09-08-2020

As we all start to dream of travelling again Rocco Forte Hotels add private villas to their Sicilian portfolio and announces 10-day Marma Recovery Programme with Dr Mosaraf Ali that will offer the perfect relaxation time needed after a stressful period.


Verdura Resort by Rocco Forte Hotels will launch eight beautiful new villas this September. Set on the estate’s hillside that gently slopes towards the resort’s private beach, the new villas will guarantee privacy and security for those who seek independent accommodation, but with the exclusive services that have made Verdura famous throughout the Mediterranean.


The resort has also announced a unique and restorative wellness programme created by Dr Mosaraf Ali, an internationally renowned doctor and pioneer in integrated healthcare. The 10-day programme has been created with the aim of combatting the physical and psychological issues developed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Ali’s 10-day programme will be available from 1-10 September 2020.



The villas have been designed by Olga Polizzi – Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels – as individual private residences, each with their own style. The villas’ architecture is inspired by Sicily’s natural beauty and incorporates the characteristic features that the region is known for: traditional beams, flat roofs, external stairs and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow light to illuminate the interiors. They will be decorated in warm earth tones in harmony with the tuff stone that is typical of construction in the region and used as the main material in the villas.


Arranged over two levels and all with unparalleled views of the Sicilian coast and the Mediterranean Sea, the new villas will feature three and four bedrooms, with bright interiors and a private swimming pool. The villas’ décor will pay homage to emblems of Sicilian art, making it a relaxing place to escape.


Guests will be able to enjoy a series of services, including private airport transfer, check-in at the villa, bicycles and golf buggies for exclusive use, and access to the golf courses and spa. A dedicated concierge will also be on-hand to unveil all the secrets of local life and select the best experiences on the island.


For those looking for a recharge experience, the 10-day Marma Recovery Programme with Dr Mosaraf Ali is perfect.


Following consultations with Dr Ali, a bespoke programme for each guest will be designed with treatments using Marma massage which is rated as one of the best physical therapies in the world. Both therapeutic and energising, the massage helps nerve, joint and back problems, as well as improving blood flow to the brain through a neck connection massage.


With significant experience in treating Post Viral Syndrome, he addresses issues such as chronic fatigue, low energy levels, weight gain, skin and hormonal issues. Therapeutic yoga and meditation designed to calm the body and still the mind will also play an important part of each guest’s experience.


The programme is accompanied by a menu that is filled with Verdura’s home-grown produce and centred around the Mediterranean diet.


The 10 day-programme includes:

  • Consultations with Dr Ali
  • Full Board Personalised Nourishing Menus, including Dr Ali’s Mewa porridge breakfast, therapeutic teas and supplements
  • Daily 30-Minute Marma Massage
  • 5 Face or Body Treatments*
  • Daily 60-Minute Group Yoga
  • Evening Meditation Classes with Dr Ali



The new villas at Verdura Resort are available from September and rates are upon request. For further information about the resort please visit