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Special retreat with celebrity trainer Natalie Dau lined up for 25 to 28 September

Pioneering and transformative wellness destination Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, offers a wide range of personalised retreats for mind, body, and spirit. This September, it will co-host its special retreat with celebrity trainer Natalie Dau, ‘Next-Level Performance’.

Natalie Dau is a 100 km ultra runner and Spartan Asia champion. She shares Chiva-Som’s passion for wellness and uniquely holistic approach, combining the physical and the mental to encourage guests to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to reach new heights.

Scheduled for 25th – 28th September, the four-day ‘Next-Level Performance’ retreat will consist of daily sunrise exercise sessions on the beach, training in the gymnasium, and workshops by Natalie. On the first day, Natalie will consult with each guest to assess their current fitness levels and future goals to draw up a personalised training regimen.

The Next-Level Performance retreat is combined with one of the following existing Chiva-Som retreats and all its inclusions: Taste of Chiva-Som, Yoga for Life, Spa Wellbeing, Nature’s Embrace, or Optimal Performance. Optimal Performance is particularly recommended for those with pain issues or generally longer recovery times. Led by Chiva-Som's physiotherapy team, Optimal Performance teaches guests how to move better to alleviate existing pain, avoid injury in the first place, and improve overall physical performance. It begins with a kinaesthetic assessment of posture, flexibility, stability, coordination, muscular tone, and performance. Specialised techniques such as re-functional exercise and Neurac are employed to correct any deficits. Advanced massage techniques and acupressure then follow to speed up the recovery process.

For every night of their stay, guests can choose a daily treatment from the following: Thai Massage, Chiva-Som Signature Massage, Invigorating Massage, Oriental Scalp Massage, and Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Polish. The programme is, of course, underpinned by Chiva-Som’s acclaimed wellness cuisine - a curation of dishes low in fat, calories, sugar, and salt, yet packed with flavour and nutrition.

Retreats begin at THB 30,000++ (approx. GBP 676++) per night for single occupancy, or THB 22,000++ (approx. GBP 496 ++) per person for double occupancy. Guests will also benefit from green season privileges of THB 1,000++ (approx. GBP 23++) credit per person per night which can be used for wellness treatments of their choice. In addition, guests staying 10 nights or more will enjoy a complimentary Vital genomic test valued at THB 30,000++ (approx. GBP 676++).

Healing Holidays (; 020 7843 3597) can arrange a 3-night Next-Level Performance Retreat from £1,895 per person sharing, including transfers, full board accommodation and inclusions of the retreat. Price excludes flights.

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ABOUT CHIVA-SOM 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, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Al Ruwais, 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 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:

  • ‘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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