Chiva-Som celebrates 15 years of success this year, at the forefront of health and wellbeing. For the past 10 years, Chiva-Som is the only destination spa in the world to have consistently appeared in the top three of the Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Reader’s Travel Awards. Chosen as the “World’s Best Destination Spa” in the 2009 Travel+Leisure Reader’s Travel Awards, Chiva-Som is also a proud member of the Destination Spa Group and Healing Hotels of the World (Healing Hotels of the World).
A secluded world of beauty and serenity, Chiva-Som is the “Haven of Life. Nestled within seven acres of lush tropical gardens, our beachfront health resort represents tranquility at its best with luxurious accommodation comprising 58 stylish rooms; Thai Pavilions offer traditional charm and Ocean View rooms and suites provide spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand. In addition to 70 treatment rooms, the resort facilities comprise a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with kneipp bath, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and indoor swimming pool.
Indulge yourself in our award-winning Spa cuisine using organically-grown fruits and vegetables from the Chiva-Som garden, proving that low calorie, nutritious food can truly be a gourmet experience. Enjoy the elegance of fine dining in the Emerald Room or relax outdoors and the Taste of Siam restaurant by the sea. Chiva-Som is located in the Royal city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 kilometres south of Bangkok.
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This is designed around your goals and objectives, your current state of health and ability to achieve those goals. Your advisor will help you achieve the most out of your stay by devising a personal program of treatments and services. These will include diet, exercise, activity, rest and relaxation, physical ailments, emotional issues and your inner self. We offer every guest a total lifestyle transformation to achieve wellness and longevity with a full range of health and wellness treatments. The focus of our programs is on balancing and rejuvenating the Mind, Body and Spirit.
All Chiva-Som programs are customized for your individual’s lifestyle improvement through the integration of naturopathic and conventional medicines. Our staff of expert health professionals includes consulting doctors, naturopaths, fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners. You can only lose weight by eating fewer calories, burning more calories, or, best of all, through a combination of the two. Because each person is different, the first step is a personal consultation with our naturopaths, who assess your individual dietary profile. They will determine your optimum calorie intake and can recommend appropriate supplements or complementary herbal formulas.
We then establish your body composition and degree of flexibility, strength, and cardio-endurance. This comprehensive physical analysis and fitness assessment ascertains which exercises will benefit you most as an individual. Healthy, long term weight loss is achieved by losing body fat and gaining muscle tissue through exercise. Because muscle is very metabolically active, it burns calories throughout the day. This combination means your total weight drops considerably and you’re also protected from regaining it in the future.
Additional issues such as stress, food craving and emotional eating can also be a barrier to long term weight management. Chiva-Som’s custom-made programs can help you overcome these through annexed treatments like EFT, acupuncture or hypnotherapy. It sounds easy. And it can be, if you have the right weight management structure in place to help you. It’s certainly worth the effort: your body will re-shape, becoming toned and tight, and your health will improve – two things that significantly increase levels of happiness and self-esteem.
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