Six Senses instantly became a pioneer for a new kind of responsible travel when it was founded in 1995. Consider the meaning of responsible travel and the priorities are clear: respect for the environment, sensitivity to local communities and offering guests a chance to reconnect with nature and discover a renewed sense of calm and wellbeing. For Six Senses, however, these values are not only influences – they are a mission statement. As the company’s very name implies, Six Senses has an especially high reputation in wellness, catering to the mind, body and spirit of their guests. This goes much deeper than run-of-the-mill massages and other therapies to revitalise tired limbs. At Six Senses, guests can expect in-depth consultations and therapies from renowned guest practitioners as well as the hotel or resort’s own professional therapists. Since the company has an Asian heritage, it is appropriate that Six Senses now starts and finishes each of these wellness therapies with a signature Singing Bowl Ritual, claiming to create a “soothing humming vibration” to promote balance and relaxation. This is a satisfyingly idiosyncratic, but calming step that fits the brand and should, quite literally, ring true with guests.