This story was created in partnership with: Tourism Authority of Thailand and Qatar Airways
If the long stretch of lockdowns and restrictions has taught us anything, it’s that we should focus on wellness.
According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness is characterized by “the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.” Multidimensional and personal, wellness ranges from the physical aspect to the mental, spiritual, and emotional. It’s different for each person.
However, one thing remains constant — you deserve a wellness escape. Our suggestion? Head to the ultimate : Thailand.
With its stunning tropical beaches, emerald waters, and endless options for adventure or relaxation, Thailand is where you can enjoy wellness your way.
Wellness is going to the spa and getting a relaxing Thai massage. It’s also scuba diving in Koh Tao, trying Muay Thai, or exploring all the wonderful sights in Phuket (such as the world-famous beaches and the Big Buddha). At the end of the day, wellness is what you want it to be.
Explore the treasure trove of Thai wellness options we’ve included below, and decide what wellness means for you.
1. Try a Thai Massage
Unlike the deep-tissue oil massages you may be used to, a Thai massage is a completely different experience. It’s a blend of yoga, chiropractic adjustments, and traditional massage. Dressed in comfortable clothes that resemble pajamas, you’ll get twisted, cracked, and stretched. Whether you want to ease your jet lag or simply try something new, this quintessential wellness experience is sure to become one of your favorites.
2. Meditate With Monks
Since we all know that meditation is a great way to improve our overall health and wellness, why not visit a Buddhist monastery in Thailand and learn from the best? You can choose from a variety of English-speaking meditation courses offered as one-day sessions or even multi-day retreats. Whether you find yourself in lovely Phuket or decide to venture farther north, meditating with a Thai monk will be the experience of a lifetime.