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Traditional Thai Spas & Wel-being

Traditional Thai Spas & Well-being

The modern world is a frenetic, often frantic place to live in. Modern life places more and more demands on us, and if the stresses and strains these demands cause remain unchecked, the result can be unhappiness, distress, and ultimately, illness. Recognising the importance of self-preservation in a fast-paced world, the last few years have seen a movement towards looking inwards, to understanding our physical and spiritual requirements, and dealing with issues such as stress before they become harmful. The growth in activities related to our well-being has been phenomenal. Whereas once health spas and retreats were merely the privilege of the wealthy few, today they are increasingly part of the majority’s lifestyle. Once the preserve of the fringe, activities such as Yoga, meditation, Reiki and Pranic Healing are now becoming increasingly mainstream. Herbal medicine and natural healing have also remerged as contenders to what many see as impersonal and drug-driven western medicine. As a holiday destination, Thailand is perfectly positioned to cater to people who want more out of a holiday than a suntan. The country’s spas offer an unparalleled level of elegance, luxury and pampering, and massage and traditional medicines (both Thai and Chinese) are not only rooted in the country’s past, they are active ingredients of the modern Thailand. Meditation is a core component of everyday religious activity and a commonplace activity. Yoga and forms of healing have been naturally embraced, and well-being centres and retreats emerge on a daily basis. As you can see, a trip to Thailand could indeed to you a world of good!

Medical Tourism in Thailand

Private healthcare in the West is notoriously expensive, for some, prohibitively so. Even commonplace medical areas like dentistry and orthodontics are extortionately priced, while surgery and major operations can completely drain personal finances. Given the costs, and the stakes, many people have looked beyond the shores of their native homelands to find cost-effective solutions. Many have found their solutions in Thailand, spurring a trend in ‘medical tourism’ within the country.

But why Thailand?

The Thai medical profession is the most advanced in the region. Successive governments have invested in ensuring the education and training Thai doctors receive is parallel to that offered elsewhere in the region. Many doctors undertake specialist training abroad, particularly the United States and Europe, and are at least equally as well qualified as physicians in the West - often more so. A qualified, experienced medical profession is though useless without proper facilities and equipment. Fortunately, Thailand’s hospitals and clinics are world class. Huge investments have been made in equipment and management standards are so high that hospitals achieve ISO 9001 accreditation. Many major hospitals belong to management groups that ensure the very highest standard of medical service is available through their branch hospitals at various locations around the country. All this expertise and proficiency means that Thailand’s hospitals are a secure option for those seeking medical treatment.

Thailand’s medical solutions do not though rest at major surgery or treatments. A variety of cosmetic surgery options are available, as is cosmetic dentistry (laser teeth whitening, etc.) and laser sight correction (LASIK, etc.). Thailand is also a very popular choice for people requiring sex reassignment surgery.

Spa and Massage

Spa and Massage

The modern world is a frenetic, often frantic place to live in. Modern life places more and more demands on us, and if the stresses and strains... read more...

Medical, Dentist & Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

Medical, Dentist & Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand

Private healthcare in the West is notoriously expensive, for some, prohibitively so. Even commonplace medical areas like dentistry and orthodontics... read more...