There are numerous spas and health resorts offering
various treatments. They are all in beautiful and tranquil settings,
so you get the most out of the experience, mind andl as body.
The therapists are of many nationalities and it will not be difficult
to find a course, treatment or therapy to suit your requirements.
Many spas sell the natural products they use so you can carry on
the good work when you return home and many have small restaurants
serving health foods or drinks. Some also give lessons in Traditional
Here are the different treatments and services
Traditional Thai Massage - comes in many
forms. From languid beachside practitioners who lay their mats under
the palms to roadside air-conditioned facilities where you can
have this art applied to just about every part of your body from
head to toe. You will find choices everywhere you go, with prices
that vary as much as the options.
Other massages include - Swedish, Tibetan and Aroma oil.
Herbal steam is an amazingly refreshing experience, the herbal mixes
stimulate and invigorate your skin. It also cleanses and detoxifies
your body, while helping your muscles relax.
Meditation is consciously directing your attention to alter your
state of consciousness and practioners here can assist you to become an expert.
Yoga is a psycho-physical discipline with roots going back about
5,000 years. Most Yoga practices focus on the physical postures
called "asanas," breathing exercises called "pranayama,"
and the meditation benefits of Yoga. The benefits of yoga include improved
physical fitness, mental clarity, greater self-understanding, stress
control and general well-being.
Tai Chi can perhaps best be thought of as a moving form of yoga
and meditation combined. There are a number of so- called forms
which consist of a sequence of movements. Many of these movements
are originally derived from the martial arts (and perhaps even more
ancestrally than that, from the natural movements of animals and
birds), although the way they are performed in Tai Chi is slowly,
softly and gracefully with smooth and even transitions between them.
Fasting is one of the most natural, powerful therapies known to
humankind. Periods of abstinence from solid food, allow the body
to cleanse and purify, to remove variuos toxins, excess weight and parasites. This gives the cells, tissues and organs of your body a
chance to slow down, rest, and heal.
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there
are reflexes in the feet that correspond to every part, gland and
organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes,
reflexology relieves tension,improves circulation and promotes the
natural function of the related areas of the body.
Facial treatments and body wraps
There are a number of therapeutic skin care treatments. These treatments,
in combination with our skin care products, can help rejuvenate your
skin and bring back your youthful look.
There are many types of body wraps. Generally, a body wrap is a treatment
that is extremely effective in helping the body rid itself of toxins
and excess fluid. Herbal wraps help sore, aching muscles and relax
muscular tension which may be causing pain.
Colonic and ozone therapies
A self colonic or colonic irrigation with ozone is the most effective
way to detoxify the body and clean the colon of toxins or waste. It
lays the foundation for improved health and more active life. Cleaning
the colon starts a new life cycle for a more enjoyable and exciting
Hypnosis is like guided daydreaming: a form of relaxed concentration.
What is relaxed is first, the body and second, the conscious part
of the mind. Therein lies its value as a tool of therapy.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, on the body's surface,
in order to influence physiological functioning of the body. It can
also be used in conjunction with heat produced by burning specific
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy. It can
help in a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more
general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience
and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress
in our daily lives.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows
everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy"
to improve health and enhance the quality of life
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed,
treated, and prevented illness for over twenty-three centuries.
Chinese medicine can also enhance recuperative power, immunity,
and the capacity for pleasure, work, and creativity.
Other treatments available on the island are:
Nutritional consultants, Detoxification, Blood analysis