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Pioneering transformative wellness destination Chiva-Som Hua Hin, Thailand, is encouraging guests to embrace the tranquil summer months as an ideal time to reflect on their personal wellness, with a series of enhanced benefits, esteemed visiting practitioners and additional wellbeing immersions. 


From exploring the mind-body connection and seeking inner happiness, to Ayurvedic approaches to women’s health and calming the mind, an array of internationally renowned visiting practitioners and additional wellness activities will complement Chiva-Som’s already comprehensive and highly personalised offering from June through to September. 


June: Mind-body health with Angie Tourani 

During June, Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and MindScape Instructor Angie Tourani will be on hand to support guests’ understanding of the mind-body connection, with a specific focus on stress management, mental health and immunity. Angie specialises in addressing emotional issues, anxiety, immune system weaknesses, digestive issues and hormonal problems. 


Angie is available for consultations throughout the month (THB 10,000++ / approx.. GBP 220++ for 80 minutes) and will also offer three complimentary sessions each week. The first of these is Holistic Health Strategies for Managing Stress, Burnout and Promoting Balance – a workshop which will see Angie share practical tools to overcome overwhelm, shift stress to resilience and transform chaos into calm.  


The second is Mind-Body Medicine, Enhancing Immunity in the Modern World – a talk in which Angie will support guests’ understanding of the delicate equilibrium of attack vs tolerance and the balance needed to avoid infections, inflammation and auto-immune conditions. 


Finally, Gut–Brain Axis for Optimising Immunity and Mental Health is a discussion for those seeking to explore the association between gut flora and mental wellbeing, as well as learn simple tools to balance gut microbiomes to shift the immune system out of inflammatory mode. 


Furthering mental wellbeing and nutritional understanding, Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s holistic health practitioner Sarunya Khawsanit will lead a Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath on 13th June, while the resort’s pharmacist, Neeraya Wongsritrang will conduct an insightful talk on probiotics for a healthy life on 19th June. 


Providing additional support for stress management, Chiva-Som will offer complimentary group classes, including circuit training, meditation and a new ‘exercise for better sleep’ fitness class, helping guests to strengthen the mind, body and spirit. 


July: Calming the mind and Ayurvedic perspectives with Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar 

Throughout July, visiting energy healer and physical therapist, Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar will enhance guests’ bespoke wellness journeys at Chiva-Som with weekly calming sound baths and Ayurvedic perspectives on women’s health. 


A renowned Reiki Master, Rajeshwari focuses on how emotions can cause negative physical imbalances, implementing healing energy practices to restore and improve wellbeing.  


In her weekly sessions, Ayurvedic Perspective on Women's Health, Rajeshwari will focus on the Ayurvedic tenet that the human body consists of female energy known as Shakti. Discussions will look at how nature offers principles to balance energy throughout key female life stages, such as menarche, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.  


Helping guests to tune out distractions and focus on peace, relaxation and tranquillity, Rajeshwari will also guide guests into a deep meditative state during Sound Bath Meditation sessions, supporting stress relief and powerful healing experiences. 


In addition to complimentary weekly group sessions, private 80-minute sound bath and energy consultation sessions with Rajeshwari are also available from THB 10,000++ (approx.. GBP 220++) and THB 12,500++ (approx.. GBP 275++) respectively. 


Guests interested in elevating their sound healing experiences can also join resident holistic practitioner Charin Srikhaophong on 17th July for a full-meditative Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath. 


26th July: Sustainability and wellbeing with mangrove planting day  

To celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, Chiva-Som will invite guests to join staff in a day of planting mangroves seedlings; immersing themselves in the healing benefits of nature, whilst supporting regeneration of this vital habitat. 


August: Intuitive paths to happiness and peaceful mindsets  

Encouraging inner happiness, master healer, spiritual teacher and intuitive mentor, Anna Hughes’ weekly Intuition: A Path to Expanding Happiness in Life workshops centre on how finding purpose is key to a long and happy life. Guests will be encouraged to connect with their inner selves and apply spiritual energy techniques to their everyday lives in order to achieve long-term wellness and prosperity. 


Private 80-minute healing and reading consultations with Anna Hughes are also available from THB12,500++ (approx.. GBP 275++). 

Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar’s weekly Sound Bath Meditation sessions also continue throughout August, and Charin Srikhaophong returns to host another Tibetan Bowls Sound Bath on 14th August. 


26th – 30th August: Women’s fitness with Natalie Dau 

From 26th to 30th August, Chiva-Som will be teaming up with celebrity trainer Natalie Dau, an ultra-marathon champion, Spartan Asia champion, and author of the recently published book 'Run Like a Woman', for next-level performance training.  


Natalie will be hosting training sessions and workshops designed to push guests beyond their limits: Strength Workout for Women focuses on exercises specifically beneficial for women; Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing Over 40, guiding participants through simple tests to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and helping them create a long-term fitness plan tailored to their needs; and Running for All, covering everything from the best warm-up techniques and pacing strategies to fuelling, hydration, and training plans. The sessions will be open to all guests to book on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  


September: Exercise to support cardiovascular health 

During September, Chiva-Som’s activity programme will include morning beach power walks, circuit training, boot camp sessions and hikes in the beautiful hills of Hua Hin designed to elevate guests’ heart rates and support cardiovascular health. 


Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar’s Ayurvedic Perspective on Women's Health sessions also return throughout September, guiding guests through the various stages and changes that happen during a woman’s life. 


Optimal wellbeing for mind, body and spirit from June to September with Chiva-Som 

Helping guests focus on all aspects of wellbeing, Chiva-Som’s June to September programming encourages guest reflection on wellness through activities that support mind, body and spirit. 


Every other Saturday, guests can embark on a Serenity Cruise aboard a traditional junk, calming the mind with the lull of the sea waves, reviving the body with the cool breeze and finding spiritual comfort in the beauty of the sun setting for the day (THB 3,500++ / approx.. GBP 75++ per person). 


Private mountain biking sessions with a fitness instructor allow guests not only to reap the physical benefits of cycling, but also immerse themselves in Thailand’s landscapes as they cycle along Hua Hin beach and the local town or explore the natural wonders of Pranburi National Park (THB 4,400++ / approx GBP 95++ per person).  


As part of the resort’s activity programme, the fitness team will help guests gently work the body top-to-toe with guided morning hikes through the Hin Lek Fai Hills during which guests can take in serene, high-angle views of the resort’s natural surroundings (THB 2,000++ / approx.. GBP 45++ per person).  


Enhancing the cardiovascular and calorie-burning benefits of walking, the resort’s beach striding activity elevates a morning stroll across the beach with Nordic walking techniques.  


Chiva-Som’s approach to nutrition is showcased throughout this period with complimentary Lunch & Learn demonstrations by the culinary team, teaching guests healthy cooking techniques and how to use therapeutic ingredients to create nutritious meals at home. 


Supporting spiritual nourishment, Chiva-Som’s Culture Room deepens guest connections with Thai heritage and crafts, including pandan leaf weaving, Phuang Mahot (Thai paper cutting) and flower garland creations. 


Chiva-Som offers 16 specialised Retreats, including Ageing Well, Gut Health, Natural Renewal and Immune Resilience, each of which focuses on sustainable wellbeing. Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each and every Chiva-Som experience and guests are motivated and guided through their journeys by knowledgeable, caring staff that address guests’ goals with unique Chiva-Som hospitality.   


Guests booking four nights will also enjoy a complimentary fifth night's stay, priced per night starting from THB 24,000++  (approx.. GBP 525++ per person), based on two sharing including accommodation, three wellness cuisine meals per day, health and wellness consultation and a fully tailored wellness programme, as well as VIP fast-track service on arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport and roundtrip limousine service to and from Hua Hin. This offer is valid for stays from 1st June – 30th September 2024. 


To begin a wellness journey with Chiva-Som Hua Hin, please call +66 32536536,  email, or WhatsApp +66 827967689.  


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Since 1995, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, and the latest addition to the Chiva-Som family,  in the north of Qatar.  


Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. At the new Zulal Wellness Resort, these extend to the entire family.   


Guests are motivated throughout their journey by knowledgeable and caring staff, who address their goals with the unique heart of Chiva-Som hospitality.  


Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything we do.   


A few of our recent awards:  

  • ‘Gold: Wellness & Spa Retreat’ – Thailand Tourism Awards 2023  

  • ‘Best Destination Spa in the World’ – Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2022  

  • ‘Fighting Fit’ – Tatler Spa Awards 2022  

  • ‘Thailand’s Best Wellness Retreat’ – World Spa Awards 2022  

  • ‘Top Destination Spa Resort in the World’ – Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2021  

  • ‘Gold Award’ – Thailand Tourism Awards 2021   

  • ‘Asia's Best Wellness Retreat’ – World Spa Awards 2021  

  • ‘Thailand's Best Wellness Retreat’ – World Spa Awards 2021  

  • ‘Best Destination Spa’ – Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Spa Awards 2020  

  • ‘Wellness Program of the Year’ – Destination Deluxe Awards 2020  

  • ‘International Hotels: Best Wellness Retreat’ – Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2020  

  • One of the ‘50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders’ – Bloomberg 2020  

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