A lush island oasis set amidst tranquil surroundings in the middle of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river, RAKxa is a coveted destination for those looking to heal body, mind, and soul. Now, the popular retreat is launching a new series of wellness programs that draw on Eastern traditions.
The Authentic Eastern programs at RAKxa are designed to restore and rebalance guests’ health, ensuring optimum physical and mental wellbeing. While there are three programs on offer – Sense of RAKxa; Rest & Reset; Cleanse & Purify – each focuses on reaching different health goals and offers a comprehensive blend of Eastern wellness rituals, therapeutic massages, and focused physiotherapy to cleanse the body of toxins and reset the immune system for optimal performance.
Whichever Authentic Eastern program they choose, guests at RAKxa will enjoy three wellness cuisine or detox meals a day and a tea break; a health and wellness consultation; and complimentary use of the property’s extensive hydrotherapy facilities. All journeys begin with a doctor consultation, health and wellness consultation, and a RAKxa Functional Fitness Assessment to help guests identify their health issues and goals and create a tailored plan for their stay.
SENSE OF RAKXA
An all-encompassing retreat designed to overhaul your wellbeing, Sense of RAKxa is a three-night program that offers guests a taste of all the best remedies the property has to offer. The retreat is completely personalized to address individual health concerns and uses both ancient wisdom and modern science to achieve improved wellbeing. Best of all, it’s a great way for wellbeing newbies to dip their toes in the wellness waters.
The Sense of RAKxa journey includes several spa treatments, including a RAKxa Relaxing Massage, RAKxa Stress Release Massage, and Marma Healing Massage; Mindful Meditations; a private Tai Chi session; a Zen Na Tai ritual; along with a choice of medical treatments.
REST & RESET
Ideal for those looking for a little solitude and peace, the Rest & Reset journey helps release chronic stress with alternative remedies and scientific treatments while allowing guests to regain their focus and mindfulness. Guests can choose to enjoy the program as a five- or seven-night retreat, depending on exactly what they want to achieve and how much time they can spend.
Alongside the initial consultations and assessments, guests will learn to relax with several different massages over the several days, and benefit from the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine with an Acupuncture & Moxibustion session. Other Authentic Eastern wellness rituals on offer include a Tibetan Singing Bowl experience for stress relief and deep sleep, a Thai Pure Nutrient Hair & Scalp massage; a Mano Maya Ayurvedic massage with Shirodhara and singing bowls; Chakra Balancing; and a Traditional Thai Prakob and Massage. Guests will also try floating in a sensory deprivation tub for cellular-level relaxation, enjoy one-on-one Pilates, indulge in a Hydra Memory Facial, and work on their health with a choice of medical treatments.
CLEANSE & PURIFY
The most comprehensive journey on RAKxa’s Authentic Eastern program, Cleanse & Purify is a thoroughly restorative retreat that can be enjoyed over five or seven nights. Designed to naturally heal and detoxify the body from the inside out, the Cleanse & Purify program is great for addressing allergies and imbalances, ridding the body of toxins, and strengthening the immune system. It’s a great choice for seasoned wellness warriors or travelers who spend a lot of time on the road.
Guests on the Cleanse & Retreat journey will take a deep dive into the world of Authentic Eastern wellness with the inclusion of activities that incorporate the wellness traditions of India, China, Thailand, and beyond. Alongside a series of targeted massages – think the RAKxa relaxing massage and deep tissue massage – guests will enjoy the following treatments throughout their stay:
- Traditional Thai Ya-Pao detoxification
- Acupuncture & Moxibustion
- Yoga Detox
- Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage
- Pranayama Ayurvedic breathing
- Kaya Suddhi Ayurvedic scrub and detox massage
- Zen Na Tai
- Singing Bowl therapy
- Abhyanga Four Hands Massage
- Crystal Healing
Rounding out the retreat are focused therapies such as the Recover Touch Facial, posture correction and alignment exercises, hydrotherapy exercise, Vichy Rejuvenating showering and scrub, and a coterie of medical treatments.
THE RAKXA DIFFERENCE
RAKxa blends Eastern therapies with Western scientific advances in all its healing treatments, while personal therapists and medical doctors ensure that guests are gently guided on their path to optimum wellbeing. The property partners with renowned hospitality brands and famous medical services and facilities to ensure that all its offerings are at the absolute forefront of the industry and deliver a well-rounded, bespoke offering for guests.
While here, guests can relax in a private, serene setting surrounded by nature, indulge in nutritionally-minded, seasonal wellness cuisine that fights toxins and inflammation, and enjoy an array of well-thought-out facilities. In addition, guests can complement their holistic treatments with medical services such as physio treatments, IVs, light therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and more.
All of this healing and tranquility is underpinned by a welcoming Thai hospitality that is attentive but not intrusive, allowing guests to fully relax and immerse themselves in this healing space.