“I surprised my husband with a 9 day Raw Detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Centre right before our 5 week European holiday in July 2018.
From the very first day of our arrival we settled right in to the experience of detox and exercise. It was also a quiet period so there were not many guests which meant that we were pretty ‘spoiled’ by the wonderful staff. Each day we would wake up at 7am and head to the morning yoga, which was a wonderful way to start the day. Not too strenuous.Then we would have our green shot and head over to the morning meeting to explain the plan for the day ahead. We sipped on the concoction we had to take prior to our first colonic of the day and then would go to have the colonic which became a daily ritual (twice) we actually looked forward to. Knowing that it was getting rid of toxins and waste in the body. The room was private and clean and there was a TV to watch informative shows.
After this there could be another exercise, like yoga, pilates, zumba, HIIT, acro yoga. Then the relaxing part of the day which we always looked forward to, a wonderful massage and then our Raw lunch. After this we might have half an hour to run down to the pool and swim and sunbathe before the next colonic. Then there would be another form of exercise or meditation for an hour. Time now for hot sauna and cold plunge pool.
Then, yay….. dinner! We did every single activity that was planned and virtually ran to every one. There was no time to sit and relax (except the half hour at the pool). We went back to our 2 bedroom apartment and there we would relax with TV or just simply get a good nights sleep and start all over again the next day.
We were loving it and my husband was feeling particularly good and energised and loving the fact that he was losing weight daily. By the end of the 9 days he had lost nearly 6 kgs and a great deal of visceral fat. I had lost just 1 kg (but had less to lose) but my body age that started at 36 (I am 60 yrs old) came down to 35 !
We went to Europe and met up with our friends and they all said how well we both looked. My husband still talks about Santosa daily and wants to return, which we will.
The staff were awesome, particularly Maria, Paula, Olivia and Leila. They are so knowledgeable and caring. The owner is lucky to have these girls and the other wonderful staff particularly when she returns home and leaves them to run the business. We could not fault anything. OK the accommodation is quite basic but it is clean and serviced every day.
We would highly recommend Santosa to anyone looking at changing up their lives and doing a detox who is serious. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future. ”
Osho Meditation is a perfect alternative for those of us who are beginners at the art of meditation or who might find ourselves too restless to ‘sit down and just be.’ These are the people for whom we strongly recommend Osho Meditation at Santosa Wellness Center.
Surrender yourself to the joyous excitement that flows from within and experience the feeling of oneness with the universe, nature, and YOURSELF.
The meditation consists of four, separate stages, practiced to a vibrant & energetic soundtrack.
The first phase, ‘the shaking,’ proves to be very grounding and energizing. Just imagine rooting your feet into the Earth, absorbing its energy, whilst shaking off any stagnant emotions, releasing stress and deeply-rooted trauma that might be buried within the body and the subconscious. Experience the freedom of movement, the freedom of your being. The shaking phase wakes the body up, recharging one’s being with energy, heat, and oxygen.
The second stage, ‘the dancing,’ allows one to experience the delight of being in one’s body. It is very liberating, de-stressing, and ecstatic. While dancing, the muscles of the body relax, energy is allowed to flow throughout the body without any obstacles, and one is imbued with a high dose of endorphins. Yes, endorphins, the natural pain-killers that elevate our mood, make us relaxed, and fill us full of vitality.
At the end of the second stage of the meditation, one has rid oneself of any physical, mental, and emotional ‘blocks’ and has elevated one’s vibration, preparing oneself for the third stage, ‘the sit- down.’
How still can one be, when there is turmoil in the head? During the third stage, the practitioner is encouraged to be still, sit, and observe the thoughts passing through their heads. During this phase, one is given the opportunity to experience various thoughts and emotions without attachment. These fifteen minutes give one a chance to be mindful, a quality that helps one to be more conscious, present, and grounded, not only on the mat, but in life.
The final phase of the meditation is ‘total relaxation.’ During the final fifteen minutes of the practice, one allows the body, mind, and spirit to let go and REST. During this stage, one lays their body down in Savasana, surrendering oneself to the gravitational force and feeling the warm, grounding embrace of the Earth underneath. At the same time, one is encouraged to let go completely, to go deeper within as the feeling of infinite space within and all around one increases – and the feeling of harmony with the universe, nature, and oneself takes over and one notices the constant, invisible connection to everything. Interested?
Yes, you read that right. This blissful, relaxed, and balanced state-of-being is just a reach away.
Come shake, dance, sit, and sleep 😉 with us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, Phuket, Thailand.
Dance your way towards liberation.
Osho meditation class at Santosa Wellness Center, every Tuesday afternoon 16:00-17:00pm.
At Santosa wellness center, we offer various detox program, for inquiry, please fill up below form.
Welcome to 2018. It is a brand new year, another chance to get it right and start from a clean slate. Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions and best intentions fall to the wayside. Whether you pledge to eat better, exercise more or just live an overall healthier life, 2018 can truly be your year to shine.
In order to live a healthier life, one of the first steps is to evaluate current eating patterns and dietary habits. If your current diet is less than favorable, start by changing the negative to positive. Cut back on sugars and starches, and lose any kind of sugary or carbonated drinks. Instead, replace those with good old-fashioned water and healthy freshly squeezed juices.
Try to eat more green vegetables and cook more at home than dining out. Pay particular attention to the cooking oil you use to prepare your meals and opt for healthier choices such as Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Coconut oil or Rice Bran oil. When meal planning, it is important to keep a healthy balance and focus on the 3 major nutrients: carbs, protein and fat.
Once you are able to sort out your diet, it is time to think about exercise. In order to keep the body fit, it is important to be active. Are you new to an exercise regime? Find an activity that you enjoy and stick with it. Every little bit helps with regard to exercise whether it is jogging, swimming, yoga, HIIT class or a brisk, daily walk, the more you move the fitter you will become.
Feeling ambitious? Join a fitness class of your choice. A fitness class or even the gym is a wonderful place to meet like-minded individuals and build a support network. Don’t be shy when it comes to joining a fitness class. You will feel motivated and everyone in the class, especially the trainer, will be rooting for you to succeed.
Managing stress is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Smart ways to manage stress include taking a deep breath and counting to ten. Perhaps you can join a meditation class to help balance the stress. One important thing to remember is that when you are stressed, do not break your new healthy lifestyle by binge eating. Stress eating takes its toll on the body. Not only will you gain weight, and possibly continue to fluctuate, you are also likely to suffer from digestion system dysfunction. Other ways to manage stress are to focus and plan. Get yourself into a routine. Remember it only takes 21 days to form a new habit and condition yourself to make it stick.
Another way to keep up a healthy lifestyle is to participate in a detox once a year. A detox program is a great way to flush the toxins out of your body while resetting your system. While a detox can be challenging, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated after. A detox is a wonderful way to keep your healthy lifestyle on track.
Become a Better You at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
If you are willing to make the commitment and turn your life around in 2018, the dedicated staff at Santosa are waiting and ready to support you. Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art detox center which offers a wide variety of healthy eating programs, detox programs, fitness programs and fasting programs.
In addition, we have fitness classes, a fresh juice bar and a five star vegan restaurant serving the very best in innovative, plant-based cuisine.
Interested in learning more? Simply fill out the inquiry form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa and ushering in a new you in 2018.
The human body is amazing and able to endure the constant waves of toxins from within and without. However, even the human body needs a break and a reset. Are you experiencing symptoms? Perhaps you are feeling fatigued, suffering severe headaches, having abnormal bowel movements or overall jut feeling bloated and sluggish? Although normal from time to time, is these types of symptoms occur on a regular basis it is definitely time to give your body a much needed detox.
While a detox may not be a cure-all, it is a tried and true method to better health. A detox gives the digestive system a break, improves certain intolerable symptoms and sets your body on a path to healing itself for good. Your body is your temple, therefore, it is important to take care of it in the best way possible.
Why should we detox?
Detox helps rid the body of toxins from both the inside and the outside, and this is much needed. For example, ways that our bodies are exposed to toxins include the following:
We inhale toxins
We absorb toxins through our skin
We swallow them in our food and water
We suffer toxins from incomplete digestion
In order to eradicate all of the damage from toxins, it is important to rid our bodies of them. A detox helps flush out impurities from the body. A detox can ensure that you will lose body waste and release stored up toxins. You’ll feel lighter, have more energy and also be able to become more focused.
How to start a detox?
If you are considering a detox, it is best to prepare yourself both mentally and physically beforehand. Detox starts with you diet, so therefore it is important to limit sugary and carbonated drinks and replace them with water or by drinking more water. Start eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, limit bad fats and avoid alcohol. If you are not a person who exercises often, start to move. Even if it is just thirty minutes a day, you will start to feel better and have more energy. Focus on your end goal, what you hope to achieve from the detox and consider your mind, heart and spirit, too as often, these all need detoxing as well.
Detoxing at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
Once you complete initial steps, it best to find a detox center or a health & wellness center that is able to offer assistance and guidance for a full-blown detox program. Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is located on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand. Ours is a state-of-the-art detox retreat which offers a wide variety of detox programs and health & fitness activities to kickstart your health and get it back on track.
We offer a holistic approach and are here every step of the way. Our dedicated staff are all professionals and knowledgeable in their fields, and are willing to be a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear or to give the best advice we can give. Awaken Life’s Potential at our detox retreat in Phuket.
For more information, fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you.
It is a well-known fact that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. While it is true that people who exercise frequently have less toxins in their bodies, exercise can still often be quite difficult during any detox program. However, it is important to stick to a routine in order to make the detox process easier.
During any detox program, the body’s major organs work very hard. It is common to experience dehydration, fatigue and mild to severe headaches. Although the body may be under greater physical stress, it is important to do restorative exercise such as gentle yoga or stretching or even take a short, brisk walk on the beach.
As we know, detox is simply the body’s way of ridding itself of excess toxins and waste. It is a great way to fine tune your organs and kickstart your health. With a detox, you will feel less sluggish and more energized.
Why exercise during a detox?
Exercise helps the body’s detoxification process. The increased movement stimulates the body. It helps to flush out the lungs as well as helps food pass through the gut quicker. When this happens, sweat glands are more open which also allows for perspiration to cleanse the skin.
Exercising also promotes better circulation of the blood and lymph, a clear fluid that flows through our bodies which contains white blood cells, which allows organs of the body such as the liver and lymph nodes to cleanse bodily fluids. Exercise also enhances the function of the kidneys when you drink water. Therefore, it is extremely important to drink sufficient water before, during and after your exercise routine. Water helps detox the body more efficiently because the liquid helps kidneys to filter toxins more easily. Plus, as you exercise, if you are drinking water, you will sweat more.
Digestion is also vastly improved with exercise. It’s important to keep the digestive system healthy, as a healthy digestive system decreases indigestion, constipation and gas which makes for more regular bowel movements and easier removal of toxins in this manner.
Tips for exercising during a detox
Are you ready to get moving? Honestly, that is all that you have to do. Make the commitment to exercise during your detox as it will help you focus and take your attention away from hunger pains or the craving for food. During a detox, you should aim to exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, however, if you feel that you can do some kind of physical activity for an hour, that is also wonderful.
Make sure to do exercise that targets your body’s core during a detox because that is where the vital organs such as the colon, kidneys and liver are located. Exercise that stimulates the core, such as yoga or sit-ups, stimulates those organs and helps push waste through the small and large intestines more quickly.
A quick recap of tips for exercising during a detox includes:
Stay hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water
Exercising at a steady pace – listen to your body and what it can and cannot do during a detox
Target the body’s core to help stimulate the vital organs and accelerate the detoxification process
Exercising during a detox at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
Santosa is a state-of-the-art detox retreat in tropical Phuket, Thailand. All of our detox programs are well-rounded and give clients the chance to exercise during their program. Our dedicated staff of holistic professionals and fitness trainers will work with each guest to ensure that they are getting the most out of their program. We are here to help you succeed, and with us at Santosa, you can truly Awaken Life’s Potential. For more information, simply fill out the enquiry form below.