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At pioneering and transformative wellness destination, Chiva-Som Hua Hin in Thailand, wellness is a holistic way of life that builds on the world’s leading healing traditions. Chiva-Som Hua Hin once again welcomes visiting practitioners of international renown, enhancing the wellness journeys of its guests with novel and highly sought-after experiences.

The calendar of visits for the start of 2024 has been carefully curated to feature specialists from a wide range of disciplines, each bringing a unique perspective to Chiva-Som's wellness offering.

EVELYN PARAM, DHYAN WÖRZ, Emotional Release (1 to 14 February 2024)

Born an empath, with the ability to feel a client’s emotional body and channel healing light, Evelyn has pursued her calling by training as a counsellor, regression therapist, energy healer, and yogi. During her one-on-one sessions with clients, she helps them delve deep into the subconscious to explore the root causes of repetitive, self-destructive behaviours, including addiction. She also addresses energy blockages that can result in stress, insomnia, and phobias, and provides release with various forms of energy healing.

THOMAS ANDERSEN, Rolfing (7 February to 1 March, 1 April to 15 May 2024)

Thomas is one of the world’s leading Rolfing practitioners. Through Rolfing, or the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, he lengthens and repositions the body’s fascia to release pain and allow more efficient movement. As more space is created within the body, the force of gravity can also then flow and the body heals itself. Rolfing can be used to address pain, tension, stress, and low energy, and increases sports performance while reducing the risk of injury. Thomas will return for a third residency from 15 November to 22 December.

GREG SHIU, Applied Kinesiology (9 to 29 February 2024)

A chiropractor by training, Dr. Shiu has developed a holistic form of Applied Kinesiology that treats the cause rather than the symptoms of disease, including an overexcited nervous system, imbalances, exhaustion, and pain. Muscle response testing shows weaknesses in various parts of the body, which are then manually manipulated to provide release and restore balance for overall healing.

KANLAYANEE MARTTHUEAN, Crystal and Sound Healing (15 to 29 February 2024)

Kanlayanee, or Jang, has practised healing therapies around the world for over two decades. Her specialisation is crystals, which she uses for facials, reflexology, chakra balancing, and reiki to bring about a deep state of relaxation and inner healing. The vibrations of crystal bowls, each with their own unique energy, ground, centre and balance the mind, body, and spirit.

IAN LEE, Osteopathy (1 to 15 March 2024)

Ian is a graduate of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the world’s most advanced centres of the discipline, specialising in sacrocranial osteopathy. Employing physical manipulation of the bones, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue, he relieves pain, increases mobility, improves circulation, and brings the body back into a state of balance, thus improving overall health and wellbeing.

LUCJA MASLOWSKA, Integrative Massage (1 to 31 March 2024)

Lucja's massages are tailored to individual needs, utilising an integrative approach and beginning with an in-depth and holistic consultation. Her speciality is medical massage, with therapeutic movements that address specific health issues, focusing on underlying conditions and providing long-term benefits rather than just relieving immediate symptoms.

DANCHAI CHERNPRATEEP, Psycho-Spiritual Reprogramming (16 to 30 March 2024)

Danchai is a meditation specialist with over a decade of healing and energy experience. Leading guests into a meditative state with a variety of sound therapies, he shows them how to cleanse the mind at a deeper level of consciousness, releasing redundant energies and so reprogramming the body’s signature energy to its natural, healthy state.

VIRGINIE CLARET, Holistic Healing Massage (1 to 31st April 2024)

Virginie is a natural healer, channelling energy through her hands and massaging with neuromuscular, trigger point, craniosacral and myofascial techniques to dissolve emotional knots and bring about bodily relaxation. Her treatments also blend bodywork and shamanic abilities to break ingrained patterns and promote balance and clarity, fostering a peaceful and healthy mind.


“As pioneers in wellness, we are constantly innovating and expanding our offering, ensuring our guests get the most out of their stay with us”, says Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen, General Manager of the resort, “We are honoured to work with such an expert and renowned group of practitioners, and look forward to many more partnerships in the coming year”.

Chiva-Som Hua Hin inspires guests on lifelong journeys towards healthy living, with a sanctuary beachfront setting, world-class wellness facilities, healthy yet delicious cuisine, and restful accommodations. During their stay, they benefit from the expert guidance of not only the resident team of practitioners from a wide array of specialisations but also some of the leading practitioners from around the world, each encounter providing an opportunity to broaden their horizons and delve deeper into the science of wellness.

To begin your wellness journey with Chiva-Som Hua Hin, please call +66 32 536 536, email, or WhatsApp +66 82 796 7689.

Visit for more details. Follow us for daily inspiration on Facebook and Instagram @chivasomhuahin and YouTube channel.

Healing Holidays (; (020 7843 3597) can arrange a 7 night stay from £4,139.00 per person sharing, including transfers, accommodation, daily fitness activities, a daily massage and a cash credit to spend on extra treatments


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For 29 years, 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, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Khasooma, 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 Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s recent awards:

  • 'Wellness & Spa Retreat' - Thailand Tourism Gold Awards 2023

  • 'Medical Wellness Retreat Global' - Readers' Choice, Global Spa 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

For further press information and images, please contact:

Leanne Barton (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR.

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