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Koh Samui Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Kamalaya
หมู่ที่ 3 102 Laem-Set Rd, Tambon Na Mueang, Koh Samui
A multidisciplinary team of naturopaths, traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, yoga instructors, fitness trainers, massage therapists, meditation, lifestyle mentors, and other health practitioners integrate Eastern healing traditions with Western medical research at this stunning retreat. You meet with resort staffers to engineer your ideal experience, from hormone resets to sleep improvement programs, before ever setting foot on the plane. Make sure to include the Thai Meridian Principles with the Holistic Acupressure Facial Massage, where Thai medicine meets cranio-sacral therapy in an acupressure massage with coconut oil, heated herbal compresses of Thai medicinal powders, and lymphatic drainage.
Dipabhavan Meditation Center
101/18 Moo 3 Tambon Maret, Moo 3
"Dipabhavan" essentially means "a private place to learn the teachings of the Buddha," which is what locals and tourists have been doing here since it opened in 2005. The center is based on Vipassana, an ancient form of meditation that involves a minimum of ten days of silent, self-observing mental training. You come here with two goals: to free your consciousness of misery, and to strengthen your mind-body connection. The practice is rigorous, daunting, and sometimes uncomfortable, but it's worth the mindfulness and peace you gain. The retreat is completely free of charge (they welcome donations at the end) and pared back (you won't get a full-service spa here), but the team looks after your every need.