With its laid back atmosphere and cheap living, Thailand attracts plenty of travellers who come to spend time practicing alternative health pursuits. Ancient Asian martial arts and wellbeing routines
are offered alongside more contemporary activities and there are plenty of instructors, studios, retreats and workshops or courses run by locals and foreigners alike.
Phuket is literally teeming with venues offering the likes of tai chi & reiki, many of which are owned and operated by western expatriates with impressive teaching résumés. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or accomplished practitioner of a specific discipline, Phuket’s alternative health scene is capable of accommodating your needs.
Tai Chi originated in ancient China. Today it is practiced throughout the world as an exercise for better health. Tai Chi is a collection of slow, controlled and continuous weight shifting postures that are learned individually and then placed in a sequence. ‘The form’ re-educates the body to move the way it should. When performed correctly, the movements are seamless and a form of moving meditation. Many scientific studies have proved that it is amazingly effective for health.
Tai Chi is truly holistic exercising mind, body and spirit. It develops balance, concentration and calm, muscle strength, flexibility, good posture and co-ordination.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a gentle yet powerful natural healing energy activated by intention and channelled through the practitioner’s hands. It is deeply relaxing and profoundly calming; treating the body holistically to restore feelings of health and wellbeing. Whether you are living with a chronic condition or simply suffering the effects of modern day stresses and strains, Reiki energy helps most conditions by encouraging relaxation and helping to bring harmony and balance to body, mind and emotions.
The Provolution Center
222/3 Moo 8, Prime Place Village, Pakhlok, Thalang, Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 81 446 7714
Rue Sri Dat Ton
Rue Sri Dat Ton (The hermit self stretching) is a traditional Thai exercise that combines stretching and application of pressure to energy points with breathing techniques and meditation to develop the flow of energy throughout the body. When energy flows is in balance, health is maintained, youthfulness is preserved, self-healing is promoted and well-being is restored. This also helps to relieve muscle aches and pains and increase vitality and is a gentle exercise that suitable for everyone.
Fasting is nature’s way of curing disease and one of the quickest ways of encouraging the body to rid itself of toxins, restore health and prolong life and vitality. When you abstain from food, the digestive system can rest allowing the body to use all of its energy and enzymes to focus on the elimination of toxic debris and wastes. Fasting also stimulates the pituitary gland, causing the release of growth hormone which helps to repair and regenerate damaged cells throughout the entire body.