Natural Remedies for Stress

Natural Remedies for Stress

Stress is a common denominator. A majority of people around the world suffer from stress. Often times, the pressure of life can be too much, and it is quite easy for all of us to reach our breaking point. Stress takes its toll on a person’s daily life and well as on their health.

Effects of stress include obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. However, there are ways to combat stress naturally which will leave you feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated. If you are looking to release the feelings of stress and anxiety naturally, we have some easy natural remedies to suggest.

Activities such as massage, meditation and exercise are great outlets to combat stress. While it is not possible to steer clear from stress in today’s high-pressure society, choosing to practice and put these activities into your daily life will help with stress immensely. 

Massage is an excellent natural remedy for stress. Massage is a wonderful way to open blocked energy channels throughout the body. When the energy channels are unblocked, the blood flow moves smoothly throughout the body. Other benefits of massage include the relaxation of tense muscles, reducing pain and improving overall circulation throughout the body. 

Meditation is another spectacular way to counteract stress naturally. To be honest, meditation is not as hard as it seems and it takes only a few minutes a day, which makes it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of a jam-packed daily schedule. In order to practice meditation, give yourself some space, close your eyes and focus on how you breathe. Breathing in and out at a natural pace, and learning to become aware of this action, brings an amazing sense of calm and overall feeling of peace. Meditation does wonders for the mind, and it is well worth incorporating this practice into your life. 

While it should really be considered a no-brainer, exercise is one of the best natural remedies to relieve your body of stress and set you back into the right frame of mind. It doesn’t matter whether it is yoga, swimming or running, exercise give a person the chance to be alone with their thoughts while working up a sweat. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. It sends endorphins into the brain, which does great things to improve a person’s mood, generally for the better, as well as prevents obesity and all of the other severe health problems that come with living a sedentary lifestyle. 

Evaluating and overhauling your current diet can also play a huge factor in alleviating stress naturally. Junk food is often linked to depression, so do your best to clean up your diet. Incorporating more healthy foods will also do wonders for your overall mental state.

Whole grains and protein and known for improving moods, while other stress-busting foods include fresh fruits such as blueberries and a variety of nuts such as almonds. Eating properly nourishes one’s body and provides the right amount of energy to tackle every small stress-inducing factor that comes one’s way during their day to day life. 

It is also important that you get enough sleep. Ensuring you are well rested is a huge factor in reducing stress. One thing that can help with regard to getting enough sleep is to establish a bedtime ritual. When you get into a routine, signals are sent to your brain that let it know it is time to wind down and go to sleep. Try your best every night to get as much sleep as you need, which for most, is a recommended 8 to 10 hours. 

Combating Stress Naturally at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

The sheer location of Santosa is enough to combat stress! Located in the jungle-clad hills above Kata Beach, in Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a tropical detox retreat. Our goal is to encourage others to lead a healthy lifestyle through a variety of detox programs, fitness classes, yoga classes and holistic therapies such as meditation and breath work. Our dedicated staff is on-hand to support all of our guests as well offer advice and inspire others on their health and wellness journey. If you are looking to alleviate stress, put yourself first and get on a healthy track, Santosa is the perfect place for you.

For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will be in contact. Join us for a massage, a yoga class, or a gentle detox as these are all wonderful natural remedies for stress. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center here in Phuket. 

How to Open Detoxification Pathways

How to Open Detoxification Pathways

The human body is a powerful machine. Our bodies have amazing systems in place that can naturally detox us every single day. Organs such as the gallbladder, liver, intestines, kidneys and skin, to name just a few, work around the clock to ensure that we are properly metabolizing all of the toxins which can disrupt our body’s health balance. However, since we are constantly bombarded with toxins – in the food we eat, the cleaning products we use, the air we breathe – it is important to give these systems some tender loving care.

While a detox program is the best effective method of ridding the body of toxins and rebooting the system, there are a few things that can be done daily to ensure that your body’s detoxification pathways are open and functioning properly. 

1. Hydrate in Order to Flush Toxins

Drinking water is important as is getting electrolyte minerals from food. However, for a detox, drinking water is crucial and we honestly cannot emphasize this enough. The gut, liver, blood and lymph need water for a detox program, but so do our kidneys. Every day, our kidneys filter a large amount of fluid through our bodies, so water is essential for our kidneys to function properly.

Electrolyte minerals from food are also necessary for our bodies to maintain hydration. Minerals such as potassium, sodium, chloride, and magnesium are kept stable and in tact by healthy kidneys. Therefore, we need both water and electrolytes for healthy kidney functions.

2. Add Lymph-Stimulating Activities into Your Routine

Have you ever tried dry brushing? Dry brushing is an easy, simple technique which stimulates two important systems of detox – your skin and your lymphatic system. In case you are unaware, the skin is responsible for nearly one quarter of the body’s daily detoxification process. The lymphatic system is part of our immune system, and its main function is cleansing toxins from the body.

A lymph-stimulating activity such as dry brushing not only detoxes the skin, but also stimulates lymphatic flow as well as gives the body a very gentle internal massage. Additionally, dry brushing promotes circulation and also improves the skin’s look and feel by eradicating dead skin cells. 

3. Eat More Vegetables

There is no better way to support the liver than by eating cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables have a multitude of health benefits and include green veggies such as bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other similar green, leafy vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber, as well as phytochemicals which are important for supporting the liver function. Cruciferous vegetables also contain sulphur, which is important to the detoxification of the liver. 

Incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into your diet when possible. Not only will they give you the much needed nutrients that you need. Cruciferous vegetables also are helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. 

Other ways to open detoxification pathways include both physical and more meditative exercise such as running or yoga. When we sweat, our pores are enlarged and open the detoxification pathways which means toxins are released. A sauna or a hot bath are good for releasing toxins from the skin as well. While many of the tips we have offered are really just small changes to your current lifestyle, they will do a world of good when it comes to opening the pathways to detoxification naturally. 

Open Detoxification Pathways at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Are you ready to take the next step in the detoxification process? If you are looking for a deeper detox, we encourage you to join us for an amazing detox holiday at Santosa. Located in the tropics of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art comprehensive center specializing in health & wellness.

The variety of detox programs available at Santosa encourage participating to reevaluate their current lifestyle and live a healthier life. Detox programs are tailored to the individual, and can be as intense or as gentle as you like. Furthermore, the environment of Santosa is extremely nurturing. Our staff and therapists are available to answer any questions and talk you through any part of the program which you may not understand. 

For further info, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will be in contact. We look forward to helping you open your detoxification pathways at Santosa. 

Vital You! Workshop Coming to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Vital You! Workshop Coming to Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

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 become inspired. 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)
  • Scheduled Daily Activities (Yoga, Boxing, Cooking Class, etc)
  • Sauna & Ice Bath
  • Unlimited use of gym & pool 
  • Free shuttle to the beach (if time allows)

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. 

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Living a healthy life can be challenging. It requires dedication and sacrifice, and time that many people do not believe that they have. Nothing about maintaining a healthy lifestyle is quick or simple. However, it does not have to be difficult or complicated. If you really want to live a healthier, more sustainable life, chances are that you will need to say goodbye to your current way of living. 

Do not let changing the way you live scare you. It does not have to be dramatic. Start small, but remember that you plan to go big. In order to achieve health & wellness goals, you will need to remain focused as well as stay committed. If you are determined to live a healthier life, but overwhelmed by taking on the task on your own, consider a detox holiday at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. 

Surrounded by abundant nature and outstanding mountain and sea views, Santosa is an all-inclusive health & wellness retreat located on the tropical island of Phuket, in southern Thailand. Our programs are not only comprehensive, but they also produce results. If you are looking to lead a healthier life, Santosa can help. We offer a wide variety of detox programs, fitness classes, wellness programs as well as an on-site spa, sauna, ice bath, delicious vegan restaurant and so much more! 

Santosa prides itself on ensuring that guests receive a personal touch. Our detox retreat is hands-on while our dedicated staff are always around to listen, give advice and remind you that you are doing the best thing that you could do for you, which is giving yourself a higher quality of life.

Once you become serious about living a healthier life, start with the approach that the changes you make are going to be permanent and that you are setting yourself up for long-term, sustainable success. You will notice that the small changes you make to the way you are living will lead to bigger changes, and soon enough, your entire life will be different in a really good way.

By accepting that there are things that need to change in the way you currently live your life, you are acknowledging that you want to have a better quality of life. Whether is incorporating exercise, dropping a bad habit such as smoking, going to yoga class, trying mediation or overhauling your diet, it has been your choice. Once you realize that you truly have the ability to choose, you will feel amazing. 

Commit to a healthier version of yourself. A stay at Santosa can set you on the right path and give you the support you need to reach your goals. Once you set this healthier lifestyle into motion, you will not only feel healthier but you will also feel happier and stronger. Appreciate yourself, appreciate your life and treat today like it is the first day of your life. 

For more information on how Santosa can set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle, simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa and watching the quality of your life flourish and grow. 

Why You Should Consider a Juice Fast at Santosa

Why You Should Consider a Juice Fast at Santosa

Have you recently been feeling a bit sluggish? Perhaps you are lacking the motivation to look after yourself, eat well and exercise? If you can relate to any of these symptoms, now is the perfect time to try a detox program.

If you are looking for a gentle way to ease into detox and learn more about living a healthier life, a Juice Fast is a really good option. It is a slightly gentler cleanse, which makes it great for those new to detox, but it also remains an effective and true method to rid the body of toxins.

A Juice Fast is truly a wonderful way to kickstart your health and set you on the right track to a healthy diet. Here at Santosa, the Juice Fast detox program consists of delicious, fresh fruit and vegetable juices that utilize the wide variety of tropical produce available on the island.

What are the benefits of a Juice Fast?

There are many benefits of a Juice Fast. First and foremost, a Juice Fast helps to rid the body of toxins and harmful waste. A Juice Fast helps to eliminate cravings and curb your appetite, which gives the stomach a rest. It also is a great way to let the gut repair itself as you will be consuming less calories. It should be noted that even though you are consuming less calories, the Juice Fast still supplies the body with the beneficial vitamins and nutrients that it needs.

Another great benefit of a Juice Fast is that it floods our system with nutrition. As you won’t need to making decisions on what to eat during the program, you will feel satisfied and it might be easier to break some food addictions such as eating loads of carbs or sugar every day.

A Juice Fast is also a natural way to lose weight. You will notice that water bloat subsides and it is possible that you might also lose some fat. Another important fact of a juice fast is that after the first day’s acclimation, you will be able to maintain your energy levels. Many people have expressed that during a Juice Fast, they feel much more energy and loads of mental clarity due to the cutting out of caffeine and other carbonated drinks.

The energy levels are important, and since a Juice Fast allows you to maintain them, when you are staying with us at Santosa you will be able to take part in the wide variety of activities that are available throughout the day at Santosa such as yoga, HIIT, Zumba, TRX, Breathwork, Meditation and so many more.

Choose Santosa Detox & Wellness Center for Your Juice Fast

The Juice Fast Program at Santosa consists of 5 fresh made juices per day plus 3 rounds of cleansing drinks and detox supplements which allow the liver to work in a much more efficient way. In addition, during a Juice Fast detox program you will be able to do colon cleansing 2 times per day. Colemas are an effective way to rid the body of toxins as soon as possible to avoid them reentering the bloodstream. After each colema, you’ll be able to sip on a fresh coconut to restore electrolytes. Another perk of the program is the daily massage and access to the sauna and ice baths which allows for detoxification from other channels.

The Juice Fast detox program at Santosa also offers pre and post program consultations which help to ensure that individual needs are met. Our caring, compassionate staff will be with you every step of the way to offer advice and see to it that you get the most out of your Juice Fast.

Are you ready to sign up for a Juice Fast?

Simply fill out the inquiry below and a member of staff will get back to you. We can’t wait to welcome you to Santosa, our detox retreat on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand.

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