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If a Thai yoga massage in London leaves you dreaming of travelling to the Southern Asian paradise-like peninsular then maybe it’s time to take a trip. If you’re thinking of going on a wellbeing break, Thailand should be top of your list. It’s home to beautiful beaches, ancient temples and brilliant health retreats where you can detox, meditate and more. Read on to discover four of the best wellness spots in Thailand for relaxation and restoration.
On the remote beach of Haad Tien lies The Sanctuary, a unique resort built on top of natural granite quartz crystals. It’s Wellness Centre is the home of it’s detox retreats, where you can choose between one and 10 day detoxes as well as unique reshaping programmes. Helping with weight loss and body shaping, these regimes use a mix of yoga, pilates and counselling, with massage therapists also on hand to offer relief and relaxation whenever necessary.
The Sanctuary, Haad Tien, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand, +66 86 478 4213
After an initial consultation, staff at Chiva Som will suggest the best therapies and workout routines for you. There’s a vast range of treatments on offer here, from acupuncture to crystal healing and chakra balancing, as well as nearly every exercise activity you can think of. All of your meals here will be organic, portion-controlled and calorie-counted, but they are no less delicious than some of the most decadent restaurants in Thailand.
Chiva Som, 73/4 Petchkasem Road Hua Hin, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand, +66 32 536 536
Built around a former Buddhist monk cave, Kamalaya offers a range of wellness programmes to help with stress, emotional balance and detox among other things. Personal mentoring and life coaching are on offer alongside traditional holistic therapies from visiting practitioners. Expect to enjoy reiki and energy healing here, alongside traditional Asian-style massages and steam sessions in the ancient caves in the grounds.
Kamalya, 102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Road, Na-Muang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand, +66 77 429 800
Located in beautiful Koh Samui, Absolute Sanctuary is home to some of the country’s best practitioners. Dr William Englehart is an expert in body ecology and metabolic training while Dr Alistair Bredee practises EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and QRMA (Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis). Both offer free talks to guests staying at the retreats and you also take private consultations with them. Alternatively try one of the many holistic treatments on offer which include a large variety of massages and flower remedies.
Absolute Sanctuary, 88 Cheongmon, Tambol Bophut, Amphur Suratthani Moo 5 84320, Thailand, +66 77 601 190