Amongst the myriad reasons for visiting the capital of Thailand one of the most potent and fast developing has been medical and wellness tourism. Host to not only some of the best beauty spas in Asia, Bangkok is also home to some of the finest medi spas, where nutrition, cleansing and detoxification are the cornerstones of rejuvenation.
Rasayana (‘rejuvenation’ in ancient Sanskrit) Retreat is a fully holistic health day-centre that specialises in deep-cleansing and weight loss programs, using a raft of techniques and treatments including hydrotherapy, raw food, naturopathy, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy and a wide selection of therapeutic massages.
With packages ranging from an hour, to half or full day, one of the great bonuses of Rasayana is their delicious Raw Food Cafe specialising in a ‘high alkaline’ menu of dishes using fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sea vegetables and sprouted grains, none of which have been exposed to heat over 43ºC. In addition, the retreat offers a Mind/Body Studio with peaceful green views, forming the perfect backdrop for meditative and breath work, yoga and Pilates.
Add in a comprehensive menu of natural treatments like ginger and castor oil poultices, ear candling, scrubs, wraps, herbal steams plus state of the art colonics, and you’ll be as spic and span inside as you are glowing outside.