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Updated by Trish Kelson on Nov 23, 2015
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Asia’s Top Wellness Resorts – Fast Trending Holiday Allures

Gone are the days when over eating and over sleeping spelt vacation. Wellness holidays that rejuvenate mind body and soul are now the popular rage as per the latest statistics.


India – Ananda in the Himalayas

Located in the gorgeous Rishikesh district this luxurious spa is located within a tranquil Maharajah's palace. It is located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and holy Ganges River - The area which is regarded as the birthplace of Yoga. In fact the area is resplendent with many holistic yoga ashrams. The Ananda ashram specialises in the ancient Ayurveda method of rejuvenating the body through specialised food and herbal oil massages. There are 'healing masters' at the ashram that help guests overcome smoking, diabetes, help with arthritis management and controlling cholesterol.


Bali – COMO Shambhala

Bali known as the 'land of Gods' is well honed on the art of holistic relaxation. There are plenty of wellness centres located in the country with the best offering the discerning tourist a true chance to rest, relax and rejuvenate. It does not get any better than the COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali. The Ubud region where the resort is based in is well known for its cultural and wellness aspects. Resplendent with many museum, galleries and organic eateries the location is just the ticket for purifying mind, body and soul. If you are looking for accommodation in Bali this luxurious resort with its suites and villas hidden away within the verdant folds of the Ubud forests is ideal. A resident yoga teacher, Ayurveda centre, special massage therapies and mouth-watering food prepared to cleanse your body - makes this spa a haven on earth. Adventure buffs are treated to hiking, white water rafting and hiking across stunning gorges and paddy fields.


Thailand – Thanyapura

This is boot camp at its best. Training and strict diet controls mean you get down to business at this wellness centre. The tagline says it all – 'get more out of life – through sports and an active lifestyle'. The place is actually favoured by athletes from around the world. Likewise the services of excellent high-end trainers are available at the centre. On offer are all manner of sporting facilities such as football, triathlon, tennis, rugby, swimming and a martial arts studio. Specialised programs are available depending on age. Well-equipped Thanyapura features a spa, kids club, art studio, teen club and a restaurant serving excellent organic cuisine.


Hua Hin – Chiva Som International Health Resort

This age old spa that has attracted the likes of David Beckham and Kate Moss does not allow children and smoking. Chic interiors and modern equipment have the top brass of the business world attending the spa on wellness and weight loss programmes. On offer are acupuncture, Ayurveda therapies, energy healing, emotional freedom techniques, hypnosis, aqua aerobics and much more.


Koh Samui – Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary

This wellness centre is located on a beach and was opened by some of the best gurus of holistic healing. On offer are emotional healing, cleansing, detox and yoga. There are also spa treatments such as Thai massages, meditation and fitness training.