With travel becoming so easy, the world has become a bit smaller, granting us an amazing opportunity to learn from one another.
Wellness is something that the East has traditionally been known for, and arguably does better than anywhere else in the world.
Spa and wellness travel is picking up popularity quickly, mainly due to our increasing knowledge of the negative side effects that stress causes. It is so easy to get caught up in the flow of the hustle and bustle of life. Sometimes, the best way to “let it go” is to simply switch up your environment completely, otherwise known as travelling.
If you are looking to reconnect back to nature and yourself these spas in Southeast Asia must top your bucket list
Song Saa Private Island, Koh Ouen Cambodia
Song Saa is a castaway’s dream, a whole island devoted to wellness, relaxation and you! Each guest chooses between three themes – stillness, healing & blessings. Each theme has unique treatments options associated with its outcome. Spa treatments are scattered throughout the resort island, tucked away in tropical foliage or beachfront on the sand. Who needs walls when the entire island is your day spa?!
Five – Elements, Bali Indonesia
As soon as you pull up to this wellness retreat, you will see and feel the beauty that is Balinese culture. Five – Elements combines traditional and modern techniques in an eco-friendly, unforgettable way. Stay a while or, simply enjoy some of the earth inspired treatments including our favourite; a full body herbal scrub incorporated with Balinese healing practices.
Kamalaya, Koh Samui Thailand
Kamalaya directly translates to “lotus realm,” the lotus symbolizes rebirth and the “unfolding of the human spirit” which is true to this unique spa resort. Aside from the breathtaking landscape that this property is built upon, the spa and resort has won numerous awards for its wellness programs that focus on alleviating modern-day epidemics such as stress, anxiety, digital detoxification and healthy lifestyle. Reach your wellness goals by experiencing a wide range of treatments and therapies, which are personalized by a team of on-site naturopaths.
Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak Malaysia
Named “one of the top resorts in Asia” by Condé Nast Traveler this resort and spa will not disappoint. Spa Village is based on four concepts: rejuvenation/longevity, relaxation/stress reduction, and detox/romance. All of that in combination with age-old traditions and scenery can melt the tension right out of you. Chinese, Malay and Ayurvedic specialists are available for personalized consults, adding to your physical and spiritual well-being during your stay and into the future back at home.
The Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam
The Nam Hai, managed by Four Seasons Resort is located on one of Forbes “Best Beaches in the World” – China Beach. Get private access to three UNESCO sites via the 1km private stretch of beach for Nam Hai guests. The spa, called The Heart of the Earth Spa was inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and his philosophy surrounding the human connection to the earth. The list of unique spa treatments is extensive and included in each of them is crystal bowl singing and mindful breathing to first and foremost attune your body to the earth. A trip here will not only leave you feeling relaxed but with a whole new perspective on life.
Investing in yourself is never a bad investment.
Is it time to give back to yourself in a way that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and whole? Health is more than just a body condition, when we can relax the mind and nourish our well-being, that is when we can truly experience our best health.
“Nurturing yourself is not selfish, it’s essential to your survival and well-being” – Renee Peterson Trudeau
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