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Slow travel in Laos

In the cloak of fading darkness, shadows appear in the delicate hues of a new dawn.  An apparition of tangerine-robed figures take shape from the soft glow oozing from the temple before me.  One by one, in silent reverence, a procession of figures tread the morning journey, respecting social distancing, sombre, eerily quiet. Barefooted, young, […]

Health Tourism Holidays

Spa and Wellness Tourism Health tourism holidays reveal themselves in different formats around the globe. From chocolate infused treatments, ancient spa waters  to sugar coated exfoliations in India and Sri Lanka, to the Caribbean and Czech Republic. Health tourism holidays also offer the opportunity to sample indigenous products made locally to treat a range of […]

Indian Wellness at Dharana at Shillim

Wellness at India’s Dharana at Shillim – a  fusion of Ancient Eastern Wisdom with Advanced Technology    Dharana at Shillim adds to India’s specialist wellness destinations that combine ancient medicinal practices and beliefs with modern technology. Opened last year, Dharana at Shillim combines the world’s most advanced diagnostics and assessment methods with traditional eastern medicine and […]

Iconic Wellness Resort, Chiva-Som to Reopen

Chiva Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand is scheduled to reopen its doors on October 2019 following major renovation. Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformations towards optimal wellness.  Nestled in seven acres of tranquil grounds, it’s a beachfront resort dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit. […]

Growth & trends in medical and wellness tourism

The two spectrums of health tourism, medical and wellness are showing nourishing growth and massaging the lifestyle demands of today’s travellers. The latest research was revealed at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Growth rate in Medical Tourism, according to Patients Beyond Borders and the Global Wellness Institute was up by 17% in 2017, […]

Bhutan The Land of Happiness

There is a place in the world where the wealth of the country is measured by happiness.  Squeezed between the mighty neighbours of China and India there lies this place – a Land of Happiness. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan sits peacefully and snuggly amongst the majestic amphitheatre of the Himalayas. This remote place cuddles […]

Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village

Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village is a healing and wellness resort dedicated to the “Science of Life” to restore physical, mental, spiritual and emotional equilibrium. It is conveniently situated 21 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala and 9 kms from Kovalam. Majestically, it sits on the incline of a hill overlooking the sea. This award-winning […]

Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, Kerala, India 

Somatheeram, is the world’s first Ayurveda centre set in a resort ambiance offering Ayurveda treatments and programmes for its guests who travel from all corners of the world. This award winning Ayurveda wellness eco resort is set in tropical gardens and enjoys a beachfront location in  Kerala, South India. It is located on Chowara Beach […]

Eco Wellness In A UNESCO World Heritage Setting

  ….Wellbeing in tune with nature’s life forces…. Ecological Wellness can be found in the heart of the majestic Sahyadris mountain range in the Western Ghats of Maharastra: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering holistic rejuvenation of mind, body and soul according to ancient Ayurvedic principles. Dharana at Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa  is an eco-wellness […]

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