wellness spa holiday in Thailand

Old Oct 22nd, 2011, 08:47 PM
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wellness spa holiday in Thailand

Does anybody have any suggestion on a decent but not too costly wellness spa resort in Thailand? I'm planning for a week's holiday in end November to stay away from busy life and hopefully get some significant improvement on my skin problem (eczema, actually) which has been bothering me continuously for 2.5 years. Some say raw food, or at least vegetarian food for a prolonged period will do me good, and I would like to give it a try.

A friend received a suggestion on The Spa Resort (www.thesparesorts.net) which has several locations like Chiangmai, Koh Samui and Koh Chang. In view of the flooding situation, I think we should give Koh Chang a pass to avoid overland transport.

But then, is it a good idea at all to enjoy a holiday Thailand, while they are busy coping with and recuperating from the flood???
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Old Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:19 PM
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wakakeet, I have friends who swear by ChivaSom. It may be pricy though.

There are also many wellness centers in Bali. Como Shabhala is wonderful (but also pricy). There are others if you'd like to consider Bali as well as Thailand.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:22 AM
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Personally too humid mouldy flooded in the north for me.

Good personal eperience from $14/da plus treatment costs here

lotusresortkohtao.com "Lolita" spa plus great snorkel diving

Lotus Resort, Koh Tao, Sairee Beach from 14 US$ www.sawadee.com/hotel/kohtao/lotus - Cached

Lotus Resort Koh Tao (Suratthani) Thailand
http://www.agoda.com/.../koh_tao_sur...us_resort.html

webmd.com/allergies/eczema for your best treatment info

Dry low allergy situation mind body medicine yoga oatmeal

bathes(Aveeno creme) Elidil and allergy desensitization

treatments are all helpful...

Per Marmot's excellent suggestions luxury options do exist

Hyatt Sanur at Bali is an excellent choice but more $$$

Personally think you can get GREAT deals right now

I would go to support the economy but head to a beach less wet

for best experience considering your health condition.

insuremytrip.com always wise.


Happy Planning!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:57 AM
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For more upscale have snagged for $80 bidding priceline.com

betterbidding.com the JW Phuket free to join marriott.com

preferred guest program for free suite club floor upgrades

to best available. Usually bypass BKK entirely fly Korean

Air from Seoul direct Phuket.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Phuket : Instant ... guests are just 15 km from the airport, and a world ... Come experience our restaurant in Phuket, Thailand that ...
http://www.agoda.com/asia/thailand/p...esort_spa.html

Macrobiotic diet with lots of Omega 3 fatty acids maritime
protein sources soy only NO COWS MILK no refined sugar or starch laced with lots of immune system boosting curries and cinnamon produces excellent skin clearing for many so might take that nutritional approach whereever u end up.

Get well soon!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
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The Chiva Som is glorious, albeit expensive. The Hyatt at Hua Hin is a short stroll away, and I have stayed at the Hyatt and taken spa treatments at the Chiva Som. The Hyatt now has its own very luxe spa.

There are some nice, moderately priced spa resorts outside of Chiang Mai.

WHile you can bid on priceline, as you know, you have no say in the hotel they place you at. And Priceline's idea of 5 star is never the same as mine!

I am expecting that the flooding situation will soon be over in Thailand. They are accustomed to dealing with flooding, but this year has been exceptionally wet. I expect within a few weeks, things will be back to normal in terms of what you as a visitor will see.

I'm headed for Thailand in three weeks.
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No highjacking of your travel thread, but my husband was able to greatly help his excema with cod liver oil daily.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:14 AM
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thx for all the responses. Have been quiet as i was keeping track of the flooding condition in thailand. kind of sad to see how it has gone so far. wondering whether i should/could continue with the trip in thailand....
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Greater Bangkok and the area just north of Bangkok have been hardest hit. If you are headed to Chiang Mai or Hua Hin, for instance, there have not been floods.

I'm leaving for Bangkok and Burma in two weeks, but am looking at shortening my time in Bangkok because of the flooding. I want to support the Thai people with my tourist dollars, but I don't want to burden their over-stretched infrastructure for transporting food and water.
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