Health Benefits of HIIT

Health Benefits of HIIT

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a term used to describe any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intense activity or even periods of complete rest. HIIT sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. It’s truly a fat-blasting workout. HIIT boosts your metabolism while burning loads of calories in a short amount of time. As a workout, it’s more effective than running on the treadmill for one hour.

Often times referred to the King of Cardio, HIIT is an effective way to get in shape. The goal with HIIT cardio is to keep your heart rate elevated, allowing the body to burn more calories and fat in a shorter period of time. It is an extremely efficient workout that allows those who take a class to exercise quick, exercise hard and then move on with the rest of their day.

HIIT presents loads of benefits and it is a great workout for those who only have a short amount of time in their day to devote to an exercise regimen. Some of the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training include

Helps build endurance

High intensity training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles which enables you to increase your endurance doing any type of exercise.

Burns calories and fat in a shorter period of time

Studies have shown that 15 minutes of high intensity training burns more calories than other hour long activities.

Effective energy use

HIIT utilizes a varied system of work-hard-then-recover intervals which alternate between high intensity workouts and short resting periods. Interval training teaches the body how to efficiently use the energy that comes from the body’s energy system. HIIT also removes toxic wastes from your muscles during the resting period and helps you breathe more effectively.

In addition to the above, HIIT also helps boost metabolism and it burns fat and calories hours after you leave the class or gym. With HIIT, you lose fat and not muscle which allows participants to shed weight and gain muscle. It’s also a great workout for your heart. Lastly, there really is no equipment required for HIIT classes and it is a challenging workout sure to keep the interests of those who join.

HIIT at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

We are so excited to announce our all-new HIIT class here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. Join us every Monday morning from 10:00am – 11:00am for a HIIT class taught by our trainer, Lina. HIIT is a great way to get in shape and all of us at Santosa are here to support you in your health & wellness journey.

Also, you don’t have to be a client at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center to participate in the class. It is open to drop-in and outside guests as well. If you would like to make a reservation, give us a ring at +66 (0) 76 330 600. Alternatively, simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will be in touch with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to HIIT at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

Yoga, Spa, Fitness & Eating Well – Get Fit the Smart Way

Yoga, Spa, Fitness & Eating Well – Get Fit the Smart Way

It is no secret that there are a variety of components to consider in the journey to overall better health and wellness. Embracing this journey as a lifestyle change is a positive step in working towards rebooting your health. Holding on to this positive attitude will also enhance any fitness regimen and be a motivational tool moving forward.


In order to get fit the smart way, a person needs the proper education, a bit of inspiration and a whole lot of support – a person needs to know how to get in shape, why they are getting in shape and be surrounded by friends who will support them along the way. Combine these three crucial pieces, and getting fit the smart way will come easily and naturally.


One of the first things that needs to be done in the journey to getting fit is to reevaluate your diet. It is best to start small when it comes to changing your diet to ensure success. For example, make one change a week and you will see that over time the accumulated changes really do add up. Examples include eating more vegetables on a daily basis, consuming less calories, drinking one less soda with the hopes of eliminating soda from your diet completely and cook your own meal once a week. Although these changes are small, they will lead to big success in the long run.


As far as fitness goes, find an activity you like and stick with it especially in the early days of your fitness journey. If you like running, swimming, lifting weights or cross training, find the time to do that activity every day and push yourself to run a little further or lift a little heavier. If you are new to fitness, yoga is a great way to start exercising as not only is it fantastic for your body and also soothing for your mind. Yoga allows the body to stretch and move and requires a great deal of concentration and discipline. It is an activity that has so many benefits and one that can help build your strength which in turn is helpful for when participating in more strenuous activities.


During your health and wellness journey, take the time to pamper yourself. A great way to do this is by visiting a spa, going to the sauna or having a massage. These little rewards go a long way and are motivational when it comes to rewarding yourself for a week of exercise well completed or perhaps reaching a weight loss goal.


Getting fit the smart way does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can be really fun when you are amongst likeminded friends or in a supportive, nurturing environment. Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we have a variety of well-rounded programs and activities to help kickstart your health and wellness journey or to get you back on track.


Two programs that help you get fit the smart way are our Active Cleanse and Yoga & Spa Retreat. Both of these programs combine detox elements as well as teaching how to eat right, how to exercise right and how to pamper your body in the correct way. For anyone new to health and fitness, these programs are really great introductions to overall health and wellness.


Why Detox at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center?

Why Detox at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center?

With an enviable location high in the hills overlooking Kata Beach, Santosa Detox and Wellness center is Phuket’s premier health and wellness retreat. The lush jungle surroundings are tropical and serene making for a relaxed, calm environment. The laid-back vibe and chilled ambience are absolutely perfect, and also necessary components of a health and wellness retreat.


In this day and age, we are all aware of the benefits of a detox. Whether it be a simple three day detox or a longer, more intense program, there is no doubt that the benefits of a detox are highly beneficial for one’s health and well-being as well as overall mindset. To be quite honest, detox programs are not easy. They come with an avalanche of emotions, and can be physically and mentally difficult. However challenging they prove to be, it is important to note that the after effects of any detox are so very rewarding. More often than not, a detox jumpstarts the body and mind and puts you in the right mind frame to look ahead to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.


It is important to feel supported throughout the duration of a detox, and it is for this reason that we encourage anyone considering doing a detox to come to our wellness center. Here at Santosa, ours is a very nurturing environment. The staff here is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring as well as entirely hands-on. They are eager to share in your health and wellness journey and make themselves available to give advice or lend an ear when a client feels the need to share their experience and what they are going through during their detox.


The roster of activities available at Santosa is well-rounded and truly offers a bit of something for everyone. We have both beach and jungle walks as well as a variety of fitness classes to fill in the gaps during the day. Fitness classes include different types of yoga, Zumba, fit ball and Thai boxing. We also have quite a few wonderful practitioners who come and share knowledge via special talks and classes.


Another wonderful advantage of doing your detox here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is our on-site vegan restaurant. The on-site restaurant not only creates delicious, plant-friendly food utilizing fresh, local ingredients where possible, but it also is home to a very popular vegan buffet held twice weekly. Take a vegan cooking class during your detox, and learn to prepare healthy vegan dishes to take home with you after your detox is complete.


Santosa Detox and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. Our greatest joy comes from watching our clients succeed in their health and wellness journeys, and taking the good practices they learn during their stay with us home with them.


If you are interested in exploring all of the options on offer at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, simply fill out the enquiry form below. A member of staff will respond to you and your questions as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to our detox and wellness center located in tropical Phuket, Thailand.

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The Benefits of Aromatherapy

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has been utilized worldwide by cultures for a wide range of various functions. Aromatherapy has powerful abilities and is known for reducing anxiety, eliminating headaches, boosting energy levels as well as increasing circulation, helping to reduce pain and improving digestive functions.


Aromatherapy is an intriguing alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials, known commonly as essential oils. When aromatically inhaled, essential oils can often improve moods and change cognitive states. The essential oils of aromatherapy are also becoming increasingly popular as supplemental medicine.


Aromatherapy involves the use of carrier oils, absolutes, herbal distillers and vaporizer oils. Although seemingly scientific and quite complex, aromatherapy is a wonderful therapeutic solution for many medical conditions. When having aromatherapy, discuss with the administrator the various components and applications of the oils you may be using.


One of the biggest uses of aromatherapy is for stress relief. When mixed, the various compounds of essential oils can help ease the mind and eliminate anxiety. The fresh scent of oils such as lemon, lavender and ylang ylang are great for stress relief and can almost instantly improve any mood.


Essential oils are also known to increase circulation and in doing so boost energy levels naturally without any dangerous or negative effects. Aromatherapy also promotes healing and recovery through the anti-microbial properties of certain essential oils as these properties can keep the body protected during delicate healing stages.


Aromatherapy is also a wonderful alternative to over the counter medicines when it comes to healing headache pain. Often used in the treatment of migraines, essential oils such as sandalwood have been proven to ease the pain of migraines and common headaches by reducing the stress that initiates the headache in the first place.


Aromatherapy also helps in improving digestion. When smelling the aromas that come from essential oils can kickstart our digestive systems by stimulating the release of digestive fluids in the stomach, small intestine and mouth. Oils such as basil and black pepper can also ward off feelings of nausea and increase acid production on the stomach.


Aromatherapy truly is complex and fascinating. It is a wonderful type of alternative medicine that focuses on using essential oils to improve a person’s health and mood. It works as a person’s sense of smell can trigger powerful emotional responses. Aromatherapy is a wonderful alternative to mainstream medicine and a great way to combat stress and anxiety.


Are you interested in learning more about alternative medicines such as aromatherapy and how they can work for you? Here at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center, we strive to find alternatives to mainstream medicine and offer a wide variety of fantastic health, wellness and detox programs. If you are keen to kickstart your health and learn more about wellness and detox, simply fill out the enquiry from below and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to our detox and wellness center in Phuket an assisting you in your health and wellness journey.

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1 Day Wellness and Spa on Phuket

1 Day Wellness and Spa on Phuket

The Santosa Detox & Wellness Center 1 Day Relax Package includes:

1 x Healthy Vegan Lunch ( 1 main course + 1 Dessert)
1 x Fresh made Juice or Smoothie
1 x Traditional or Signature Massage
1 x Herbal Sauna with Ice bath
1 x Santosa Class of the Day (Yoga, Fitness Class,…)

for only 1800 THB per person!

To book your 1 Day Relax Package just fill out the form below or call us at 076-330-600 or Message us on Facebook!

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Health and Wellness: Why Choose Santosa Detox and Wellness Center?

Health and Wellness: Why Choose Santosa Detox and Wellness Center?

Blessed with a premier Phuket location, Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is tucked away high in the hills of Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Surrounded by lush vegetation and abundant nature, Santosa offers up tranquil mountain views and stunning sea views. The laidback ambience is tranquil and serene making Santosa Detox and Wellness Center the perfect place to enjoy a wellness holiday in Phuket.


By now, it is easy for one to know the physical and mental benefits of a good detox. Not only does a good detox clear the mind, but it also clears the body. A good detox allows for toxins to be purged from the body, restarting the body’s overall system and reinforcing good health by starting over on a clean slate.

A wide variety of detox programs are available at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center with choices that include such options as a 7 day full detox program, a raw food detox and even a juice fast. Programs at Santosa can be customized to suit the individual needs of each guest.


The wellness staff at Santosa are hands-on, kind, professional and experienced. They are eager to share in your health and wellness journey and are always available to give advice or lend a friendly ear. The latter is especially important as many individuals feel the need to share what they are going through, both physically and mentally, during a detox. We aim to provide a sound support system throughout the detox experience and even after our guest’s detox is finished and they have returned home.


Santosa offers plenty of activities to fill up the gaps in the day during the detox program. The options for activity classes are endless and include a variety of yoga classes, beach walks, TRX classes, boxing classes, aerobics, Zumba and other fitness classes as well as a fully functional relaxing spa and ice bath. The aim of these activities is to enhance the entire detox experience and introduce healthy, fun activities to guests who may not be used to them. Don’t forget that we also have a delicious on-site vegan restaurant that specializes in raw cuisine and offers exceptional healthy meals at affordable prices.

 Vegetarian Restaurant Phuket

Santosa Detox and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive health and wellness experience. Ours is a warm, welcoming environment that nurtures and educates. We offer a variety of detox programs as well as fitness activities to ensure a well-rounded experience that will help our guests to kickstart a wellness journey and turn it into a more healthy lifestyle.


Learn more about Santosa Detox and Wellness Center 

If you are interested in learning more about Santosa Detox and Wellness Center and the wide variety of programs and activities we have on offer near Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand, simply fill out the inquiry form below. A dedicated member of staff will respond as soon possible with a follow up to your query. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you on your detox journey.

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