The Sala way to balanced health

lifestyle May 19, 2017 13:15

By The Nation

Following the successful debut of Sala Resorts and Spas’ detoxification programme, the group has revived the holistic five-day package to complement its personalised resort experience.

Spa treatments, yoga and health-oriented gourmet meals are all part of the five-day “Revive” detox programme available at the Sala Samui Choengmon Beach Resort and Spa and Sala Phuket Resort and Spa.

It’s designed to improve digestion, organ and systemic functions, boost the immune system, restore energy levels, and restore the body to a balanced state of health.

Developed with leading wellness provider Amrita, the programme uses medicinal Thai herbs and plants in unique shake formulas that remove toxins and nourish and protect the body from oxidative damage caused by the release of the toxins. 

The 100-per-cent-natural detoxification process includes a choice of two comprehensive meal plans – a strict menu or a protein-enhanced menu. Coconut juice and tropical fruits are served along with detox juices throughout the day. 

Before embarking on the programme, guests are evaluated by Dr Graham Rowe, chief naturopath at Amrita. 

A typical day starts at 8, when guests drink 500ml of water with lime. Breakfast follows and the menu can include two boiled eggs, gluten-free bread, avocado, and sauteed mushrooms. 

A mid-morning detox shake is followed by a light lunch at noon with tasty options such as gluten-free penne with chickpeas in tomato sauce. 

Every afternoon guests can enjoy a spa treatment, with choices ranging from a Seaweed Detoxifying Body Wrap to a Tri-Phase Stone Therapy. A detox shake follows to tide guests over until the thrice-weekly group yoga class at 5pm. 

The last meal of the day is served from a dinner menu that includes dishes such as pomelo green-mango salad served over brown rice.

During their free time, guests are encouraged to enjoy the resort’s facilities. This can include a gentle swim in the pools, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll on the beach. In the evenings there are free activities including a weekly movie on the beach. 

“Not everything can be re-balanced in five days but, with our detox programmes, we hope to demonstrate that wellness can also be an enjoyable experience, and it doesn’t take much to improve your overall sense of wellbeing,” says Jon Ashenden, regional general manager of Sala Hospitality.

The five-day detox package starts at Bt39,900-plus, exclusive of accommodation (valid until October 31). The total package includes a full-board meal plan, five detox shakes per day, probiotic vitamin supplements, a daily spa programme, and three days of yoga for beginners. Three days’ advance reservation is required for all bookings. 

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