“…a place where healing and spirituality (in a non-religious sense) could flourish.”Karina Stewart Co-Founder of Kamalaya Koh Samui
Nestled in a valley that overlooks the coast of Southern Koh Samui, Kamalaya is an award-winning wellness sanctuary in Thailand.A holistic resort that gives off a particular calming energy from the moment you step foot, the very essence of unfolding of the human spirit is expressed in Kamalaya’s Sanskrit name which means ‘Lotus Realm’. Created from the founders’ philosophies on nature’s healing power and reconnection with nature, Kamalaya is constructed with the wellbeing of its guests in mind. A place where one can disengage from their usual habits, activities, responsibilities and distractions, Kamalaya offers a variety of wellness activities and treatments such as meditation, yoga, paranayama and detoxification.Key signature treatments Influenced by the founders’ travelling experience in Asia, Kamalaya’s signature treatments and programs have strong traditional roots in Asian holistic medicine. Two key signature treatments – the Chi Nei Tsang and Kati Vasti,are recommended for those seeking a relaxation experience.In Kati Vasti, treatment is focus on relieving discomfort at the lower back by using a special medicinal paste and Ayurvedic oil, followed by a therapeutic back massage. This treatment is especially comforting for those who spend a lot of time sitting and typing (who doesn’t,in these modern days?) as it relaxes the pelvis area and soothes the nervous and reproductive system.A Taoist approach to holistic healing, the Chi Nei Tsang is a powerful treatment for activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. An abdominal massage that frees up your diaphragm and enhances breathing, the treatment also helps to release repressed andblocked emotions.
The quaint beauty of Kamalaya Kamalaya is charming in the way they bring together different healing aspects and integrated them in a truly holistic and intrinsic way.The resort’s ideology of combining different treatments, therapies, activities, environmental aspects, cuisines and people together has resulted in a delightful, synergistic experience.From the Managing Director to the therapists and gardeners, each host is given the freedom and encouragement to connect with the guests in a natural and spontaneous way. While the informal service approach may not be unique,it is rare.