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Awaken life’s potential at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Tanutam Thawan

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Located in the jungle-clad hills above Kata Beach on the Southwest Coast of Phuket, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a tropical retreat specialising in detox & wellness programs.

If you are looking for an authentic detox experience with a personal touch, Santosa is the best choice. The dedicated staff at Santosa work with guests at their own pace to discover where they are emotionally and physically as well as offering the best advice along the way.

A variety of comprehensive detox programs are available throughout the year at Santosa, each lasting anywhere from 3 to 21 days.

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Detox programs include Full Fast, Juice Fast, Raw Food Fast and an Emotional Detox. The detox programs at Santosa are tailored to each imdividual guest and include cleansing drinks, detox supplements, colon cleansing and the choice to participate in the center’s daily activities according to energy levels.

Each day, guests participating in detox programs will be given the support needed through a morning group meeting. Post-Program support and an on-going nutrition plan are also available. Other offerings at Santosa focus on wellness and include a Healthy Eating Program, Active Cleanse Program and a Yoga & SPA Retreat.

Interested in pampering yourself just for the day? Santosa is open to the general public and is the perfect place to explore what turning over a new leaf to a healthier lifestyle really means. The One Day Detox, One Day Relax and Spring Clean programs showcase a teaser of what a full detox experience at Santosa is really like. Guests will be able to join one of the centre’s fitness classes, enjoy a massage treatment, take the plunge in an ice bath, spend time in the sauna and also try a colema treatment. The one day programs are a great snapshot into the work we do at Santosa.

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If you are feeling hungry and looking for something healthy to eat, look no further than Santosa Vegan Restaurant. An open-air restaurant featuring breathtaking views over the Kata Beach neighborhood below, Santosa Vegan Restaurant focuses on both raw and cooked vegan cuisine.

The team of chefs at the restaurant take pride in using only the freshest local ingredients, whole foods and organic products when available. The result is outstanding vegan cuisine full of fresh flavors, interesting textures and incredible tastes.

Each week, Santosa Vegan Restaurant hosts a Vegan Buffet. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening from 6:30pm diners are spoilt for choice as the lush buffet spread is laid out. Colourful and tasty, the raw food delights and vegan cuisine at Santosa really are worth sinking your teeth into.

For Phuket locals and expats looking to learn more about detox & wellness or hoping to find a fitness class to give them a boost, Santosa has a well-rounded schedule of weekly classes that are open to the public. HIIT, Zumba, TRX, Fitball, Boxing, and all levels of yoga classes such as Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Vinyasa Hot Yoga are available.

Interested in more holistic practices? Santosa also offers Beginner Meditation and Breathwork classes for those looking to let go of the stress and connect the mind and body. Santosa offers a pass for 10 classes that is valid for two months and can be shared between two people.

Awaken Life’s Potential at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. Kickstart your health & wellness journey with a detox program by joining a new fitness class or just eating healthier at Santosa Vegan Restaurant.

For more information, visit www.santosaphuket.com.

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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The art of Thai massage – Chann Wellness Spa, Kamala

Tim Newton

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Time to relax, time to be pampered. You deserve some ‘me’ time to get refreshed and be indulged at the Chann Wellness Spa at Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, Phuket in Kamala. Tim Newton headed to Kamala for an hour of well-deserved pampering.

Chann Wellness Spa is one of the island’s most established spas combining experienced staff, the right ‘mood’ and a perfect location on the shores of Phuket’s west coast.

Chann Wellness Spa has their own Signature Massage which is a full body traditional Thai massage using essential ‘energising’ oils containing lemongrass, ginger and verbena.

Find out more about the art of the Chann Spa massage HERE.

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The spa is visited mostly by guests of the Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa but is becoming increasingly busy with locals who know about Chann’s quality and experience. Many guests from the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort also visit the Kamala property to enjoy some relaxing therapy.

Massages come in many varieties as well as ‘soft, medium of strong’. I like a ‘medium’ which I can dial up to ‘strong’ when needed. My masseuse was Khun Natty who did her training with official Chiang Mai Government masseuse training. Lots of experience makes all the difference.

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Chann Wellness Spa operates from its own building amidst the sprawling Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa facility, just moments away from the beach. The spa has been operating for over 10 years, bringing pleasure, comfort and relaxation to its customers.

Chann Spa features 10 individual treatment rooms and a Relaxation Sala. All of the treatments use bespoke signature spa products, with ingredients to soothe, rejuvenate and invigorate your body leaving you feeling totally relaxed. And in today’s hurly burly world sometimes it’s exactly what we need.

The spa was a deserved winner of the “Best Luxury Wellness Spa” from the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2017 – a culmination of the decade perfecting the craft of relaxing and rejuvenating tired, sore and stressed bodies. 

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I had the Signature massage, a traditional Thai massage where Khun Natty perfectly tuned the pressures and techniques to my requests. An hour of total relaxation where I turned off and just let Chann Spa take care of me.

But how trying their Mango Sticky Rice skin treatment package? It blends a Thai favourite with the known benefits of antioxidants, vitamins and energy.

Getting a Thai massage is almost ubiquitous in Thailand. There are many options but few that can boast a decade developing a reputation and experience that Chann Spa can offer.

Finishing my treatment with Natty, I was floating on air and quite happy just to ‘chill’ with the sounds of nature and the music maintaining me in the ‘relax’ zone for a just a little longer.

Find out more about the Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa experience HERE.

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Tim and Masseuse ‘Natty’

Tim Newton was a guest of the Chann Spa and the Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, Kamala.

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Calls to restrict foreign property purchases in Bangkok

Tanutam Thawan

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Dr. Sopon Pornchockchai, the President of the Thailand Agency for Real Estate Affairs, is calling for controls to restrict foreign property buyers.

Thailandproperty.news is reporting than he is justifying his comments saying the growth in income of Thais is slower than the property price rises being pushed up by high foreign demand.

“Some measures should be adopted, such as higher stamp duty for foreigners,” he said.

The article says that this is the first time an industry figure has spoken out about the need to restrict or reduce the amount of foreign investment in the Bangkok property market. Dr. Sopom says he believes that foreign buyers account for around 20 percent of all Bangkok property purchases.

He noted that Chinese purchases account for about 80 percent of foreign buyers.

Read the original story HERE.

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Savoury staples with a touch of the finest Swiss chocolate 

Tim Newton

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Chocolate… mmmmm. But did you consider it as part of a broader savory menu? I enjoyed an evening of chocolate-infused cuisine and, well, it really works!

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is treating guests to a new menu of savoury dishes with a sweet twist as Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts launches its ‘Chocolate on the Salty Side’ promotion.

In celebration of Swiss cuisine and the wonderful versatility of chocolate, the brand’s talented ‘food artisans’ have made Mövenpick chocolate the hero of seven dishes in its latest global campaign, which runs to 20 November, 2018.

From salmon fillets enlivened with dark chocolate to a savoury tarte tartin with a white chocolate flourish, each new creation offers up something distinctively flavourful and showcases chocolate in new exciting ways to guests dining at Movenpick Karon Beach El Gaucho Restaurant.

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The seven chocolate-inspired creations include: marinated ‘beetroot salmon’ with root vegetables and 72% dark chocolate to enhance the meal’s rich earthiness; ‘tomato tarte tartin’ where ‘white lemon’ chocolate complements the goat’s cheese, pine nuts and coffee beans; ‘sea bass and green tea’ – a light foam of green tea, almonds, nuts and Mövenpick ‘Maple Walnut’ is the star; ‘minute beef goulash’, with a traditionally-made Hungarian goulash sauce, enriched with dark chocolate; ‘lamb shank and pesto’, slow-roasted and then refined with pistachio and hazelnut chocolate pesto; and ‘duck breast and potato pie’, with white chocolate, lime and pepper giving the pink-roasted meat a delicate yet spicy freshness.

Whilst the dishes have been infused with chocolate, it’s barely noticeable in most cases but makes for some subtle new tastes on European classics.

Less subtle are the exquisite desserts which are a blatant celebration of all things chocolate. Guests can finish their meal with a tempting ‘chocolate pavés au chocolat’, combining milk chocolate, crispy cocoa bean fragments, sizzling pecan nuts and slightly bitter matcha powder, all with a hint of green tea and paired with an espresso.

The quality of Swiss craftsmanship is world-famous and even the country’s chocolate is produced with legendary precision. Mövenpick chocolate is made in keeping with the tradition, as well as its own culinary values that date back 70 years, and is produced in Switzerland using 100% cocoa butter.

Make a booking HERE or find out more about the El Gaucho Restaurant HERE.

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Tim Newton was a guest of the management of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

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