For the very first time in Asia, the inaugural workshop of a Vital You! will be held exclusively at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, in Phuket, Thailand, from the 28th of June until the 2nd of July 2018. Set against the gorgeous natural backdrop of Santosa, the Vital You! Workshop is a transformational inner journey to awaken your life’s potential.
Inspired by the “Hero’s Journey” and the successful, groundbreaking Emotional Detox Program, the Vital You! Workshop will offer powerful teachings, rich creative experiences and profound healings of old patterns. The workshop is creative, innovative and will inspire spiritual breakthroughs. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will leave feeling invigorated as well as with a deeper understanding of who they really are. The Vital You! Workshop will help you hone in on your skills and the immense possibilities awaiting for you in your life.
What the Vital You! Workshop Can Do
Are you looking to awaken your life’s potential? Perhaps you know you are capable of more, but don’t know how to make that more happen for you? A Vital You! Workshop will give you the tools you need to thrive. You will be amongst likeminded people and in a nurturing environment. The time is now to really forge a relationship with your true self and go after exactly what you want in life.
The Vital You! Workshop is ideal for anyone who is looking for a total life transformation. Do you have a deep desire to set yourself free from beliefs that hold you back? Would you like to be inspired? This workshop will motivate participants to identify and reach their goals. This workshop is the most amazing gift that you can give to yourself.
During these 5 days at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, you will gain the knowledge and tools needed to transform your life. Put yourself first and attend the Vital You! Workshop debuting at Santosa on the 28th of June until the 2nd of July.
The Vital You! Workshop will allow you to renew, transform, inspire and becomeinspired. During this workshop, you will also learn to identify and release limiting beliefs, behaviors and thoughts. Once the skin of what has been holding you back is shed, you will be able to rediscover yourself, find and reconnect with your true self as well as identify your inner potential which in turn, will allow you to be motivated and find purpose moving forward after the workshop.
Rediscover the pleasures and simple joys of life during this workshop. The skills taught in the Vital You! Workshop and the knowledge gained will transform your life for the better. Put yourself first. Take care of yourself from the inside out and you will quickly discover that you will shine and glow and be able to harness the good energy and carry on into the type of life you truly want.
Book a Vital You! Workshop at Santosa
To keep the Vital You! Workshop intimate, participation is limited to 10 people maximum. The total price of the 6 night/5 day workshop is 51,000 Thai baht and includes the following:
4h daily group sessions (9:30-11:00 break 11:15-13:30)
2 one-to-one healing sessions (2x 60 min. each)
6 nights’ accommodation (in 1 bedroom apartment/or sharing 2 bedroom apartments with private bathroom)
3 healthy vegan meals per day
1 massage per day (traditional/signature massages to choose)
A deposit is required to book a space in the Vital You! Workshop. However, in case of low enrollment, it is 100% refundable.
Be prepared for a total life transformation during the Vital You! Workshop. We’ll see you at Santosa on June 27th at 18:00pm for an informal presentation and welcome drink at Santosa Vegan Restaurant.
For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will contact you. A Vital You! Workshop is the best present that you could give yourself, and we look forward to welcoming you to Santosa.
Songkran is a super fun event on the annual calendar in Thailand. Known as the Thai New Year, Songkran is deep-rooted in tradition and culture. The festival lasts for three days, but it truly is a mass celebration across Thailand. This year, Songkran takes places from the 13th to 15th of April and is sure to be a wonderful time.
Songkran has to be seen to be believed. Not only is it a traditional Thai festival, it’s also the largest water festival in the country. As April is the hottest month, the water feels cool and refreshing. Kata Beach is Santosa’s local beach and is sure to have many fun activities during the Songkran Festival such as a mass water fight, music and traditional ceremonies.
As Songkran signifies the Thai New Year and a new year often means a new start, perhaps this Thai festival can also be the perfect time to reevaluate your health or put new passion into the fitness goals you started at the beginning of 2018. Once you have had a chance to take part in the festivities, why not take the time to treat yourself?
Pamper Yourself During Songkran
Let Songkran be the time where you restart your “New Year, New You” mentality and take advantage of all that Santosa has to offer. Are you short on time? If you only have a day or two to look after yourself, why not take part in one of our well-rounded One Day Program options? The One Day Detox, One Day Relax and Spring Clean programs are loaded with health & wellness activities and give a real snapshot into what some of the longer programs at our detox retreat are like to experience.
During Songkran, if you have a longer break and are looking to kickstart your health into high gear, check out some of our multiple day detox programs which include the Emotional Detox Program, Full Fast, Raw Food Fast, Active Cleanse, Healthy Eating Program and the Yoga & SPA Retreat. These programs are all professional and tailored to individual needs and goals.
In the event that you are just looking for a place to relax during Songkran, perhaps in between the festivities, you are always welcome to join one of the Santosa fitness classes or enjoy a fresh fruit juice or smoothie at our Juice Bar. If you are feeling hungry and looking for a nourishing meal to provide you with energy to continue the water play, drop into Santosa Vegan Restaurant for a delicious, healthy plant-based meal. Our vegan cuisine is quite unique and you will be amazed at how sophisticated the dishes are while remaining in a completely affordable price range.
Join Us for Songkran at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
Celebrating Songkran in Thailand is a wonderful experience. The festival is loads of fun and one of the most eventual during the year. However, all of the heat and water play can cause exhaustion. If you are in need of a break and would like to do something for you, do come and visit us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.
Located in Phuket, Thailand, Santosa offers a wide range of fitness classes as well as detox & wellness programs. The on-site vegan restaurant is outstanding and allows the opportunity to discover delicious vegan cuisine, raw food and fresh fruit juices and smoothies.
For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below. See you soon at Santosa!
Know as the Lunar New Year in modern China, Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Chinese worldwide. The festival itself is an important celebration which is colorful, loud and fun. Interestingly enough, Chinese New Year never falls on the same date because it is based on the Lunar Calendar. Chinese New Year tends to fall between 21 January and 20 February.
Here in Phuket, we have many activities to ring in Chinese New Year. The island is decorated with delightful red Chinese lanterns. In the Chalong area, which isn’t too far from Santosa, the Chalong Temple hosts a really interesting temple fair. You can buy anything you want here – from clothes to plants as well as sample local food. There are cultural shows and events nightly, too.
Phuket Old Town also hosts Chinese New Year celebrations in the park with big, golden dragon statue. Here, the local Thai-Chinese community puts on many events and festivities. It is interesting to see Thailand’s take on Chinese New Year.
We love this time of year at Santosa. Although we remain busy with detox guests and maintaining our daily activities, including our weekly vegan buffet, we also ensure to sneak away to enjoy the festivities that Chinese New Year offers.
Welcome to the Year of the Dog
Chinese New Year is on Friday 16 February this year and 2018 will be the Year of the Dog. For those who aren’t aware, the Chinese zodiac moves in a twelve year cycle. The Chinese zodiac is quite fun, and depending upon the year that you were born, can say a lot about your personality traits.
Twelve animals make up the Chinese zodiac and are acknowledged every dozen years. However, this is the first Year of the Dog since 1958! Anyone born in the years 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.
For those born in the Year of the Dog, your personality traits include being communicative, serious and super responsible in the workplace. Does this describe you?
How is Chinese New Year Celebrated?
Across the globe, Chinese New Year is a celebration of sight and sound. Be prepared to hear bells ringing, firecrackers going off and watch traditional lion dances. Everything is awash in a sea of bright colors such as red, yellow and green. Seriously, we love Chinese New Year and its sensory overload!
Chinese families gather for a celebratory dinner on New Year’s Eve and spend the day cleaning their houses on New Year’s Day to sweep away bad fortune. Children are often given red envelopes stuffed with money. Known as Ang Pao, this lucky money also brings positive wishes for the new year.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
While Chinese New Year is a joyous occasion for Chinese across the globe, much like any holiday it can be a time of overindulgence. Perhaps all of the delicious food has left you a few kilos heavier than before, or maybe you are just feeling sluggish and feel the need to be motivated to get your health back on track?
Santosa can help. We have a wide variety of detox and wellness programs that can clean your system from the inside out. Additionally, we have loads of cardio-based fitness classes, yoga classes for all levels, a lush sauna, a spa and so much more.
If you need to kickstart your health after Chinese New Year, we’d be happy to help you. For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below. We are so excited to welcome you to Santosa!
Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is delighted to announce the return of the Mezieres-Bertele Method to our detox & wellness center in Phuket. This is the only chance to experience this amazing 4-hand physiotherapy technique on the island.
The method was founded by Laura Bertele. In Italy, she is considered a pioneer in the physiotherapy field. Throughout her life, she has put all of her passion and professionalism into the Mezieres-Bertele Method.
Who is Laura Bertele?
Born in Italy in 1952, Laura Bertele graduated from Medicine & Surgery at the University of Milan, and subsequently obtained the specialization in Physical Therapy and Motor Rehabilitation. Laura’s thesis was titled “Mézières Method: New Postural Re-Education Hypothesis” and after it was given, she then became a permanent assistant in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the hospital in Cernusco sul Naviglio. Three years later, Laura Bertele was the first and only physician, to take part in the Mézières training course, held by Françoise Mézières, in Gers, France.
After the completion of the course, Laura returned to Italy and resigned from the hospital and began her collaboration with Françoise Mézières. In 1984, Laura was chosen by Françoise Mézières as a teacher in her training school together with French therapist Française Tisserand.
In the same years, Laura followed trainings in psychokinetics with Professor Jean Le Boulch in both France and Italy, training and teaching of the Tomatis Method, courses in Chinese massage, connective massage, deep lymphatic drainage, gymnastics courses ( Feldenkrais, Eutonia, Antiginnastica, Rolfing), and courses in contemporary dance.
Throughout the years, Laura has learned from the founders of Bioenergetics and has further acknowledged that the muscles are real armor in which we accumulate our emotions. When stretched, the muscles yield like dams, releasing emotions that flow like a slow river or sometimes a tumultuous torrent. With the 4-hands on the body, the body can feel the waves of emotions that the person perceives, conscientize, verbalize, or feel and manifest with tears or vegetative reactions. Each session presents a new path.
To deepen the emotional side, Laura Bertelè took part in psychocorporeal psychotherapy sessions with different psychotherapists of different orientations, until she joined the Order of Psychologists of Lombardy in 1983.
The result is a method that integrates the technique inherited from Mézières, with an approach that considers the person as a whole body-mind-emotions inserted in a social-family environment with which it interacts continuously and, just to not leave out any aspect of the patient’s health, over the years Dr. Laura Bertelè has been surrounded by several specialists with a common commitment in the search for the possible reciprocal interactions between apparently different pathologies.
About the Mezieres-Bertele Method
Direct from Italy, the Mezieres-Bertele Method teaches that the human body has 5 key muscle strains. The key strain is the back to the backside of the two legs (1st), followed by the two arms (2nd and 3rd), neck and chin (4th). The last strain is the muscle under the chest (5th).
These 5 muscle chains are not independent. In fact, they all affect each other. When you have pain in one of the strains and seek treatment, a traditional physiotherapist will work on the symptoms, however, if you work on only one the others will compensate. It is important to work on all muscle strains so that they can eventually balance out.
The Mezieres-Bertele Method utilizes a 4-hand technique to work on all of the body, and especially focus on the back which, according to this method, is the most important strain for the balance.
The Mezieres-Bertele Method Exclusively at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
Santosa is pleased to announce that from Feb 13 until the 12th of March, we are hosting two therapists, Dr. Michelle and Orsola, here at our center. Both are visiting from Italy, and this is your only chance in Phuket to experience the 4-hands physiotherapy from two therapists of the Mezieres-Bertele Method.
About the treatment:
Treatment Length: 60 mins
Date: Feb 13, 2018 – Mar 12, 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday off)
Price of the treatment:
Regular Price: 3,500THB per session
Early Bird Special: Book before Feb 12, 2018 at 3,200THB per session
5 Sessions Package: 15,000THB
For further information, simply fill out the inquiry form below. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to experience the Mezieres-Bertele Method for yourself at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.