Pioneering and transformative wellness destination Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, invites guests to reset body, mind and spirit with its Art of Detox retreat. The 5- to 13-night personalised programme focuses on optimising the body’s natural detoxification processes after the indulgences of the festive season. Coupled with a visiting practitioner programme covering a range of specialisations, from neuromuscular therapy to help eliminate toxins to coaching to find new confidence for a new year, a retreat at Chiva-Som is an opportunity to revitalise and embrace the year ahead with renewed energy and mental clarity.
While the body naturally flushes out toxins, our increasingly fast-paced, over-stimulated lives make it more difficult for the body to maintain balance. The Art of Detox retreat gives guests the tools to refresh the digestive system, leading to improved digestion, weight loss, better immunity, clearer skin, a calmer mind and newfound energy. Guided by an expert team, the retreat is designed to educate and support guests in discovering their ideal diet. A balance of macro- and micro-nutrients and herbal and nutritional supplements brings the digestive and metabolic systems back to their optimal function. The programme also consists of detoxifying treatments such as lymphatic drainage, colonic hydrotherapy and balneotherapy to aid the process.
Chiva-Som’s Holistic Manager, Ms Pilailuk Thongtan, says: “While detox diets are a popular way to recalibrate the body and get back on track physically, it is equally important to do the same for your mind. A mental cleanse can be a great way to find more balance, focus and fulfilment in our personal and spiritual relationships, and help us to feel more present and whole. It’s about taking a break from day-to-day stressors, anxieties and distractions, whether practising deep breathing and stretching exercises or reducing screen time on electronic devices”.
Chiva-Som welcomes four world-leading health consultants to support guests’ wellness goals further. Residencies include:
- Neuromuscular Therapy & Corrective Bodywork by Stephen Kirwin
For over two decades, Stephen Kirwin has performed neuromuscular and orthopaedic sports massage for the world’s top athletes, including Ironman champions Scott Tinley and Dave Scott and members of Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France cycling team. Utilising a unique blend of structural integration, myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and craniosacral therapy, his deep tissue release and bodywork help eliminate the toxins held within the muscles.
- Total Kinesiology by Dr Greg Shiu
Kinesiology uses muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how the body functions, seeking to treat the cause rather than the symptom. By combining joint manipulation, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, and nutritional and dietary management, Dr Shiu helps treat joint pain, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, sleep disruption and more.
- Hypnotherapy & Executive Coaching by Dr Anthony Augustine
Dr Augustine has spent years helping individuals develop greater self-awareness and let go of negative emotions, phobias, fears, limiting beliefs, and all that no longer serve a useful purpose. Past clients include CEOs, celebrities, members of parliament, royalty and professional athletes.
- Yoga Therapy by Jonas Westring
The founder of Shantaya Physio & Yoga Therapy, Jonas Westring, is experienced in many healing modalities, including yoga, physiotherapy and contemporary mind-body science, which he has taught worldwide for over 30 years. Welcoming each person in their current state, he guides them toward optimal well-being, creating increased mind-body awareness and guiding them away from habits that limit their full potential.
The Art of Detox retreat starts from $1,370 per person per night, based on twin occupancy, or THB 1,795 per person per night for single occupancy. Prices include accommodation, personalised detox cuisine, a health and wellness consultation, a complimentary daily treatment, group fitness and leisure activities, unlimited use of the Water Therapy Suites, a post-stay follow-up and more.
Edited by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)