Chiva-Som are now offering online wellness services. These services are available via online video call, in which you can interact with a team of wellness advisors, practitioners and experts in some of Chiva-Som’s most popular sessions. Chiva-Som has delivered its proven holistic wellness therapies to guests worldwide for over 25 years. In these challenging times, maintaining physical and mental wellbeing is much needed. The new tele-therapy service at Chiva-Som will connect individuals with the resort’s team to provide bespoke professional support during this time of heightened anxiety and social isolation.
Naturopathic Consultation (50 mins)
The human body is a complex organism with the innate ability to heal itself when we learn how to listen to it and respond by supporting its needs. The naturopathic approach seeks to find the underlying causes of your symptoms, remove obstacles to healing and implement appropriate changes that restore the body’s natural tendency to return to health. Naturopaths offer recommendations on herbs, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modification, exercise, detoxification and the concept of food-as-medicine to help put your health back on track.
Nutritional Consultation (50 mins)
With countless fads and diets found throughout culture, it is confusing to know whom to trust for reliable information. Rather than a prescriptive, “eat like this” attitude, we focus on educating you about the basic requirements of your body, where to get your nutrition and what effect carbohydrates, fats and proteins have on the body in terms of both weight control and nutritional support. If desired, we are able to formulate a customised nutrition formula to help you make up the shortfall that your diet and lifestyle might create while staying at home.
MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Release Consultation) (50 mins)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Release is a practice of ancient wisdom that has been well-researched and proven to bring inner peace to modern-day lives. Mindfulness is the sense of connection to both inward and outward life. With further cultivation of mindful awareness, this online consultation can help you optimise your cognitive function and mood balance and bring on a state of relaxation in your muscles, nervous system, and circulation. Personalised MBSR techniques allow you to handle stress proactively, put yourself at ease and live life to the fullest.
One-on-One Fitness Training (45 mins)
Getting the best results from your fitness routine takes more than hard work. This private online class will feature a discussion and practice led by a personal trainer who will guide you and develop a fully-customised workout based on your goals and preferences with only basic to no equipment required. With our specialists on your side, you will not only work out harder, but smarter. This session is suitable for those at any fitness level.
One-on-One Re-Functional Exercise (45 mins)
Good exercise doesn’t always need to be intense, but should focus on proper form and provide strength to the correct muscles. The objective of this session is to give you postural correction, strengthen your core muscles and increase total body flexibility and mobility you can practice at home. In this programme, our Physiotherapist will analyse your posture, muscle function and movement patterns at the beginning of the online session to create a programme that best suits your body’s own needs. Re-Functional Exercise combines Pilates and the careful use of equipment to ensure that your workout is safe and effective.
Neurodynamics Exercise (45 mins)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are a major health problem in many occupations, caused by poor posture, repetitive movements and prolonged periods of muscle contraction. The symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders can include pain, numbness, restricted range of motion and a loss of strength. We have combined the techniques of neurodynamic stretching with the unique style and fluid movements of traditional Thai dancing, to create a neurodynamic nerve exercise. This session provides you with the benefits of neurodynamic stretching, a series of postures and movements that enhance mobility and flexibility, with the benefits of Thai dancing, which has been shown through studies to improve nerve function, muscle power, and enhance blood circulation.
Pilates on a mat (45 MINS)
Pilates is a unique form of exercise that caters to the specific needs of each individual. Slow, precise movements allow you to become aware of any weakness and postural misalignment caused by injury or muscle imbalance. Your individual programme will tone up muscles and increase flexibility as well as your ‘core stability’. The benefit of Pilates mat work is that it can be done anywhere and with just a mat. This will allow you to work out using many forms of Pilates, regardless of your fitness level.
Stretching (45 MINS)
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Our fitness instructor will provide a unique stretching combination to refresh and rejuvenate you to aid the body’s recovery process. This cooling-down treatment is also highly recommended for golfers looking to improve their swing.
Corrective Posture (45 MINS)
Corrective Posture Exercise is movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique movement method which has benefits & qualities similar to those found in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics and dance. Our online instructor will help you train for optimal trunk and core stabilisation, stretching and muscle coordination in order to improve your posture and learn about body awareness
Inner Core Exercise (45 MINS)
Core muscle is a very important component in our muscular structure. Our core muscles make it possible for us to stand upright, move on our feet and control movement while maintaining a good posture. A strong core distributes the stresses of weight-bearing and protects the back. To age well, we need a strong core. It is also a very common exercise but often misunderstood. Chiva-Som presents this online Inner Core Exercise to address how to correctly exercise this very important muscle group. This will exercise your deep core muscles responsible for supporting your spinal column all both eccentric and concentric contractions.
Yoga (45 mins)
There are many different styles of yoga, and we offer everything from the very gentlest of movements to advanced levels, enabling you to choose a style that suits your personal abilities and preferences. Our online Yoga Instructor will offer helpful advice throughout regarding modifications and equipment usage you can simply find at home. Online yoga styles available include Pranayama, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and more.
Meditation (45 mins)
Meditation is a key element of many alternative therapies, often combined with prayer, music and mantra chanting. This is not a technique, but rather a way of life and ‘detached observation of the thought process’. Our online class will help you with your practice, regardless of level, and provide techniques for you to stay focused.
Pranayama (45 mins)
As the very object of yoga is to control the mind, the yogi first learns pranayama to master the breath: “He who can control his breath, can control his mind.” This online pranayama session will slow your heart and bring a subjective experience of relaxation with the guidances from our instructor who’ll provide you breathing techniques that can reduce fear and anxiety, and also create space for personal healing and transformational growth.