West of Friendship Beach, close to the southernmost tip of Phuket lies the Wellness House & Living Food Cafe. They are the home and workplace for Dr. Richard Cracknell, a unique complementary medicine practitioner and for over forty years specializing in ‘Body Work and Chiropractic Care’.
Dr.Cracknell integrates modern scientific advances of conventional medicine with traditional healing arts and a holistic approach to provide you with the highest quality solutions to your health needs. His services are primarily oriented towards those looking to improve overall health and prevent disease. As a health care professional in touch with the latest concepts of healing, he can offer new insights and hope to patients suffering from chronic disease; offering different therapies along with other complementary modalities that help you attain radiant health.
In 1991, after spending many years in Hawaii as a building contractor, Dr Cracknell moved to Lamphun in northern Thailand to teach English. After two years, he moved to Kata in Phuket where he started his Chiropractor practice and worked for many years as a chiropractor, acupuncturist and general health healer. Two years ago he established the Wellness House and more recently The Living Food Café came about from him wanting to make good food for himself and his guests, and teach others how to do the same. He now makes his living in Phuket healing those who come to him, and providing counsel to those in need of it. He hosts people from around the world who come for natural detox and healing sessions. Some people stay for a day, some stay for a week. They all come out healthier, and appreciative of the help they received.
Pain Relief Treatments
Chiropractic Care (spinal adjustments relieving nerve impingements) is one of the foremost pain relieving therapies for neck, back, shoulder, leg and body pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that incorporates the insertion of needles in specific points of the body to bring balance to the system. Acupuncture can be used to treat pain very successfully. Acupuncture can also be used for other health issues including colds and flu, insomnia, fatigue, allergies, menopause, PMS and much more.
Crainio-Sacral alignment and balancing addresses many pain syndromes including migraine headaches.
Homeopathic Remedies; specific mixtures have been created to address many pain syndromes including arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, frozen shoulder, tendonitis and much more. These remedies greatly enhance the physiological healing mechanisms of the body. The results often seem miraculous.
Testimonial: Michael Arbinge
I live in Sweden and I have a recurring problem with my neck & my back. I often come to Phuket on holiday and after the long flight the problem always comes back. It was about 3 years ago that a friend of mine recommended Dr Richard to me and I always come to him if I have a problem. I am very confident and have a lot of trust in Richard as he has many years of experience behind him.
Fasting & Detoxing
Our bodies have the innate ability to eliminate wastes, but sometimes it is hard to properly get rid of these stored toxins. This is either due to nutritional deficiencies or poor organ function.
Wellness House will set up a personalized detox program for each individual. These programs help you stimulate and support your body’s natural detoxification processes. Supplements and treatment strategies are chosen based on the individual’s health history, your personal goals for this detox and the period that you will participate (number of days/weeks).
Raw Food Detox (by the day)
- Accommodations – only four rooms, occupancy is limited
- Breakfast –Jaogulan Tea and Fruit Salad
- 2 Raw / Living food Meals off the menu daily (lunch and dinner)
- 2 juice (carrot, celery, apple) or coconut water daily
- 2 fruit smoothies (frozen fruit and coconut water) daily
- Organic, vegan, live food, gourmet meals at our Living Food Cafe
- morning Yoga classes
- daily reflexology – foot massage
- Raw Food Prep Classes, every Thursday (learn how to make fabulous, delicious, live food meals, juices, breads & more!)
- Access to the pool,
- infrared saunas,
“Living Food Cafe” the only Raw Food Restaurant in Phuket
Living Food Cafe is a haven in Phuket, Thailand for those looking for delicious fresh imaginative Raw Vegan Cuisine. They also offer fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, wheatgrass juice, and delicious tonics. They use organic as much as they can get it. All the produce is washed in pure water with ozone to insure its cleanliness. They dehydrate their own fruits, vegetables and other ingredients to add to their gourmet recipes. Lunch or dinner at Living Food Cafe is a pleasure and a feast for all of the senses.
The reasons why Richard started a raw food restaurant are simple. Firstly it was to feed him, secondly to feed the clients in his detox programs, and lastly to offer the public an alternative to the unhealthy food that is easily available. Ideally offering people the tools for continued optimal health.
The Living Food Café was conceptualized as an addition to the Wellness House Detox program and Dr Richard’s kitchen.
Walk into the Living Food café and take a look at the menu and you will see a number of dishes that you would see on any menu anywhere in Phuket: spaghetti, lasagna, burgers etc. When creating the menu the focus was kept on Dr Richard’s emotional attachment to food.
The foods at Living Food Café respond to the visual taste, smell and kinetic. As an example, you pick up your burger here in the same way you would pick up a burger anywhere. This ensures that your emotional attachment is satisfied while you eat healthy, living food full of enzymes, minerals and vitamins.
For those of you who have not yet experienced in the benefits of Raw/Living Food the best introduction is to come and try it for yourself. Their café is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Lunch daily and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Dinner Wed thru Sunday.
“As a Holistic healer, The Living Food Café was an inevitable step. There are so many people with health challenges that are caused by what is at the ‘end of their fork.’ The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is so very true. For me providing an alternative was necessary. As Hippocrates wrote ‘Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Dr Richard Cracknell
Wellness House Naturopathic Detox
14/93-94 Moo 1 Wiset Rd Rawai, Phuket 83130 Thailand
For all Naturopathic Guided Detox Programs, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture call +66 (0) 80 530 9555