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Balance and Revitalize, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Resort, Ko Samui

For Sylger-Jones, the memory of this luxurious resort’s idyllic setting along Samui’s tranquil southern coast is just one of the program’s lasting benefits.
ADDRESS
102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Road, Na-Muang Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand

The Overview

After two particularly taxing years, U.K.-based writer Caroline Sylger-Jones and her husband decided they needed a break—one that left them truly rejuvenated. Last February, they signed up for Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary’s Balance and Revitalize program—a seven- to 14-day holistic retreat designed to help the chronically stressed boost their energy levels, repair damage and make positive lifestyle changes.



Aimed primarily at sufferers of adrenal fatigue (an affliction common among Type-A high achievers with high-pressure careers), the program combines massage, nutrition and counseling. Before arriving, participants are asked to fill out an extensive health questionnaire (complimentary telephone consultations are also available). A typical day includes nutritional meals, two treatments, one or two gentle activities like meditation or qigong, and plenty of sleep. Herbs and supplements may be prescribed, and plenty of advice is doled out. But unlike at other wellness retreats, nothing is mandatory. “We don’t take control,” explains Donna Wells, the Kamalaya’s director of communications, “because in order to take the lifestyle changes home you need to step in and be accountable.”

For Sylger-Jones, the memory of this luxurious resort’s idyllic setting along Samui’s tranquil southern coast is just one of the program’s lasting benefits: “I left with a greater sense of calm, mental pictures of the resort’s serene lagoon, and a few brilliant healthy recipe tips!” 



Address:
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Resort
102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Road, Na-Muang
Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand

Telephone:
+66 77 429 800



Website:
http://www.kamalaya.com

 

Published on Dec 21, 2009

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