The Absolute Sanctuary offers guests a variety of Holistic therapies to complement the Comprehensive Detox Retreat program;
FOR THE BODY
CHIROPRACTIC MANUAL THERAPY
Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractic Manual Therapy) is the art of moving a synovial joint suddenly beyond its normal range of movement. This is accomplished by a quick and careful thrust or impulse that often results in a cracking noise. The noise is simply Carbon dioxide gas pockets filling up with fluid within the joint itself. Chiropractic facilitates patients return to daily and sports activities pain-free with improved performance and a greater sense of well-being. People generally feel relief from pain and an increased joint range of motion after a session.
CHI NEI TSANG – VISCERAL MANIPULATION
An abdominal massage/physical therapy that works directly with the organs of digestion and related connective tissues. It is a relatively deep treatment with the entire emphasis on making sure that the organs of digestion move and glide freely while releasing both physical and emotional tension and trauma. Highly recommended for sluggish digestion, IBS, bloating and gas, GERD and symptoms related to scar tissue adhesions (C-sections and surgeries).
INTEGRATIVE STRUCTURAL THERAPY
A powerful combination of Functional and Ergonomic Analysis, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Stretching, Active Release Technique, and Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractics). It is particularly useful for chronic muscle tension, back and neck pain, and structural imbalances, and sports injuries.
EXPERT BODY THERAPIES
A blend of therapies such as Deep tissue massage, Cranio Sacral therapy, Energetic balancing & body therapies are used to overcome problems such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, range of motion limitations, inflexibility on one side of the body, deep muscle tightness, head or face trauma and energetic blocks.
FOR THE MIND
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (E.F.T.)
EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture that uses a comprehensible two-pronged process wherein we (1) mentally “tune in” to specific issues while (2) stimulating specific meridian points on the body by tapping on them with our fingertips. EFT appears to balance disturbances in the meridian system, proving to have remarkable results in healing emotional, physical and mental traumas.
A powerful technique to let go of mental and emotional baggage so that one can easily access a state of inner peace and self-love.
The Enneagram is a system used by Psychologists and counselors to help clients understand motivational drives and behavioral patterns, based on nine different personality types or “ego fixations”. The Enneagram allows individuals to understand the nature of their relationships, their personal view of the world and how/why they react to stressful situations the way they do. It also allows clients to continually track their emotional development and growth.
Learn how to heal yourself. The premise being that the subconscious mind can help clear your three main bodies where illness or diseases lie. You will learn how to communicate with your subconscious mind and use it to clear the three main bodies.
NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) session by Anthony Augustine
Let go of negative past experiences and stop allowing your past influence your current happiness and future wellbeing.
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE
This session incorporates specific breathing and meditation techniques with various counseling strategies to help clients rapidly control physiological states (reduce blood pressure and heart rate) while redefining dis-empowering beliefs so that once stressful circumstances become a playground for continuing self-awareness and peace of mind.
SMOKING CESSATION SESSIONS
Emotional detox ‘stop smoking’ session with NLP technique. The change you can make in your life through your subconscious mind.
A powerful way to tap into the subconscious mind where stored beliefs and neural patterns drive our daily habits and beliefs. It works by re-associating positive behavioral patterns and “anchoring” them into our physiology and neural networks so that we can change our destructive beliefs and behaviors (such as addictions and low self-esteem issues) and replace them with positive life affirming ones.
QRMA (Quantum Resonance Analysis)
A Hi-tech diagnostic equipment showing areas of sub-optimal health. The computerize device test 33 different body systems against a contour group, and the test shows how you measure up to good health. It’s similar to having 33 different blood tests all in one go.
FOR THE SOUL
Ala Lao means “Spirit Self” and is a contemporary healing modality based on ancient Hawaiian, Eastern, and other Ancient teachings. The process starts with an affirmative prayer, followed by a gemstone ritual and the Hawaiian art of Ho’opnopono. The session closes with a shared meditation and healing work in Sound Vibration.
ASTROLOGY & PALMISTRY
An ancient practice, Astrology (“Science of Stars”) seeks the meaning and application of the influences of the planets, stars and other celestial phenomena in our lives. It is a useful tool to discover and develop one’s potential. Palm can reveal the right time for business, personal projects, investments or even a good time to fall in love, start a family or buy something.
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES
Bach flowers have the unique ability to balance, relax and vitalize our health and emotional state of the mind. There are specific remedies for certain issues like improving self-confidence, releasing negative beliefs or soothe a broken heart. During a session, you will get your very own remedy prescribed according to your needs. *The treatment cannot be offered to a recovering alcoholic as each remedy bottle contains 20% brandy.
CRANIO SACRAL THERAPY
Cranio Sacral Therapy, based on osteopathic, biomechanical and energy healing therapies, is a holistic treatment that works to remove blocks in the flow of “ chi” energy in the body, improving the functioning of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Excellent for conditions such as insomnia, neck and back pain, TMJ syndrome, headaches, depression, hormonal and digestive ailments.
This is a unique method of using crystals and stones to work on a person’s Energy Field and Energy Body. Crystal Surgery works in such a way that through systematic, direct changes in these two systems, indirect changes are stimulated in the physical body. The session involves using crystals as a tool for healing. Each crystal carries a specific vibration, made up of its mineral content, color, outer form and inner geometry. By introducing appropriate crystals into a client’s energy field, they can help one regain the necessary balance needed for health and well-being.
Spiritual healing is to enhance and empower you in finding the point of balance within yourself. The therapist acts as a channel for healing energies to help bring about balance. It can be given for any illness, stress or injury without any side effects.
The ancient healing system of Reiki is a natural, simple, safe, effective healing system that uses universal energy, the energy which permeates our entire universe and all living things. This energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body of the receiver.
Typical Detox Day
|7.00 am||1st Detox drink at Pool Juice Bar|
|8.00 am||Meditation/Pranayama session (optional)|
|8.30 am||Detox Yoga Class (Tues,Thur,Sat)**(Optional)|
|9.00 am||1st Good Green Stuff shot at Pool Juice Bar|
|10.00 am||Colon Hydrotherapy session at Detox Centre or Detox Massage at Spa Centre*|
|11.00 am||2nd Detox drink at Pool Juice Bar|
|1.00 pm||Light detox meal at The Love Kitchen|
|3.00 pm||Healing therapy* – massage/sauna/foot soak etc|
|4.30 pm||Yoga Class** (Optional) or other healing therapy*|
|5.00 pm||2nd Good Green Stuff shot at Pool Juice Bar|
|7.00 pm||Light detox meal at The Love Kitchen|
2 bowls of broth and ginger tea daily available from The Love Kitchen.
*Appointment times will vary with individual schedules.
**Yoga class schedule subject to changes please check with yoga schedule of the week.
|Included with any length of stay||
Absolute Sanctuary is a Moroccan inspired deluxe resort on the tropical Island of Koh Samui. The luxury rooms are nestled amongst lush greenery and offer private balconies overlooking the bay, rooms come standard with AC, safe, mini–fridge and hairdryer. The resort offers guests a variety of luxury facilities including a swimming pool and pool bar, onsite restaurant and café, fitness center, spa, steam room, sauna and yoga sala.
Yoga and Detox Retreats are offered for 3, 5, 7 and 10 nights, with no pre-scheduled start dates. The yoga programs include Meditation and Pranayama (Yogic breathing) and a selection of massage and healing therapies. All detox and cleaning programs begin with a professional health consultation and combine a number of holistic therapies such as Colon Hydrotherapy, Detox Massage, FAR Infrared Sauna, Magnesium foot soak and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
The resort is sophisticated and upmarket and the schedules are flexible allowing guests time to relax, enjoy the facilities and explore the island. Absolute Sanctuary welcomes both new and experienced retreaters and offers personalised programs and retreats.
The Love Kitchen caters to all guest requirements. The menu not only serves to support those who are on a detox program or vegetarian diet, but also those who want a non-vegetarian meal done in healthy and tasteful styles. From innovative vegetarian dishes to seafood & meats all tantalizingly prepared.
The spa center features 4 indoor treatment rooms and an outdoor open-air massage area with 6 mattresses
A beautiful 20 x 10-meter infinity-edged swimming pool surrounded by a large sundeck, perfect for you to lie back & soak up the sun.
The Yoga Center comprises of 3 Yoga Studios featuring wood flooring & floor to ceiling windows. The larger Jungle Studio features a custom heating & ventilation system whilst the 2 smaller Pool & Ocean Studios offer stunning pool & sea views. Locker facilities, towels, mats, props provided.
The detox center features 7 private treatment rooms. All featuring a colon hydrotherapy bed with a separate toilet & basin.
The Pool and Ocean Studios can be combined to form a large conference room for events or private functions.
The FAR infrared sauna is a perfect compliment for those on a detox. The sauna seats 3 and features both sound & colour therapy.
The juice bar, located just behind the pool, serves delicious concoctions of freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, and energy boosters to help you refresh and revitalize.
The Superior rooms offer a choice of either a queen-size bed or two twin-size beds. Sea view and Pool view Superior rooms are available.
Deluxe rooms feature King-size beds and a large stylish bathroom with a bathtub. All deluxe rooms offer Sea views.
Sanctuary Suites exude tranquility and a sense of luxuriousness, featuring a king-size, four-poster canopy bed, a Moroccan-style lounge area with exquisite decor, ample windows, and a large stylish bathroom with bathtub and shower.
We were there for over a week and really enjoyed the stay. The staff was really helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed the services under our detox plan and survived comfortably on those delicious broths! For the rest of the stay we tried almost every dish on the menu at the cafe and there was never any reason to complain. Only down side were the scheduled classes for various alternative healing therapies - those are really just opportunities for people to pitch and you don't really 'learn' much and I literally slept through my session. The yoga classes were fine, good enough for a Detox retreat. The pool was the highlight!
Absolute Sanctuary is a great place to stay at if you are considering a vacation to relax and rejuvenate and get your health on the right track. You can participate in yoga classes, Pilates or do your own workout at the small but fully equipped gym. The Love Kitchen provides a wide range of healthy choices. You can detox or just eat healthy. I loved Absolute Sanctuary and would definitely go there again.
I booked a modified detox course and additional days to allow myself time to really take advantage of all the good things I had done to my body and mind. The accommodation is fantastic and I was lucky to be upgraded to a wonderful room with huge bath and lounge area for my stay. The restaurant is outstanding, some of the best food I've eaten anywhere and given it was raw and all natural is amazing. Love restaurant really does rock. The juices and the pampering were another fantastic treat. Massages were excellent, the spa itself beautiful and the staff super friendly and skilled. The modified detox is less strict and doesn't have as many colonics and this suited me very well as I was new to detoxing. It was wonderfully quiet and largely when I was there female which I very much appreciated as the environment was non threatening and warm and as a solo traveller this was a great experience. I will be going back. If there is only one change to be made, it would be to have a slighly more receptive staff at reception and someone who can liaise between the spa, restaurant and other elements of the resort. I spoke with the staff about this and they were very receptive. Look forward to coming back.
Finally a place where one can completely relax and rejuvenate. No kids, no rude staff, no junk food. A vacation one does not need a vacation from. I enjoyed well planned program, which kept me so busy, yet relaxed, that I did not have the interest to leave the resort. Now I am back to work with more energy + determined to continue with the healthy lifestyle I experienced in Absolute Sanctuary. Thank you Alena for your contagious enthusiasm and useful advice, Kik for beautiful treatments and Ja for tireless guidance. I definitely want to return and plan to have vacations like these at least once a year in the future, thanks to my experience in the Absolute Sanctuary. Sincerely, Kristina.
I travel a lot, and have never felt compelled to write a review of a hotel until now. I have stayed at Absolute Sanctury several times, and it really is an absolute sanctury. I go there (normally last minute) when I am feeling stressed, over tied and need to relax and detox. I also use it as a work vacation often when I need to focus on getting work done, as after a few days there, you are feeling great and very focused. The detox drinks are great and there is a wide selection of fruit and vegetable detox drinks, much better than others I have have tried in Koh Samui. The detox packages include massages (which are consistently good) and colonics, pilates and yoga. The staff are all very experienced and friendly and its always a relaxing experience.
The program is very flexible, you get to choose your schedule, and its perfect for someone like me who is wanting to do my own thing and not be forced into group activities like other places. Although I have always traveled there alone, it would be fine to bring a spouse or friend who isn't detoxing as there is a restaurant that serves delicious yet healthy meals. Additionally, the grounds are very spacious, so even when I have visited over peak time at Christmas it never feels crowded. Its not located on the beach, however the pool area is so lovely that this isn't an issue for me. In summary, I highly recommend Absolute Sanctury, the whole experience is extremely good value for money compared to similar places in Asia and the US (that don't offer the same results) and I always return feeling refreshed and glowing and with a renewed zest for life.
I recently visited Absolute for a 7 day Be Fit program. After a stressful year of health issues, this was my get-away to relax, re-charge and kick-start my fitness journey.
The hotel itself is a little dated, but the rooms were spacious and clean, and were of a good size. I liked that there was no smoking, no drinking and no children. Although on my last 2 days, there was a screaming toddler staying at the hotel.
As a solo traveller, I enjoyed the quiet, although other guests were friendly and happy to have a chat, whilst also respecting your need to be alone.
Yoga and pilates teachers were very good and willingly accommodated my injury. One to one personal training with Will was good - a combination of gym, boxing and swimming (again to accommodate my injury).
The Love Kitchen food was amazing.
I thoroughly enjoyed my daily spa treatments.
Will definitely be returning.
Stayed for 4 days over songran. Excellent option for people looking for a yoga /detox holiday. Yoga is excellent and the clean organic food is to die for... Its a quiet boutique resort far from noise and pollution and a great place to unwind and detox.. Great option for women travelers. Beach is far away and it gets pretty hot during the day. Yoga classes and the food is the highlight.
First went here around five years ago to do a total detox program over 10 days - this can be a pretty rewarding experience - but also takes you a bit out of your comfort zone if you've never done this before. The health results of this stay impacted me positively over a number of years after. I just got back last month from my second visit to Absolute Sanctuary and I think it's gotten even better. The serene surroundings and the excellent and encouraging team at AS make the process of detoxing less daunting and enjoyable and pretty relaxing. The resort is high quality property and offers lots of various areas for yoga, treatments and therapies, communal areas as well as more private areas as some times you just want your own space when you are detoxing. I don't feel I would get around to detoxing or focusing this much on my health on a if it was in this type of resort where you really can solely focus on yourself and your health. I could see myself coming once a year and doing some of the less aggressive programs that aren't a full fast, as the food from the on site Love Kitchen is great. I budget for plenty of treatments and massages etc. as they are fantastic and I tried a few first time ones like Reiki which was brilliant and enlightening. Big thanks to Janelle on this last trip who was my consultant and helped me not only drop kilos and start to feel generally better but gave me plenty of tips to take away back into the "real world". Would definitely recommend AS to anyone who wants to try detox,destress or just a clean eating holiday in a fantastic well thought out resort in a private and peaceful location.
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