The Sanctuary has been a meeting place for intuitive natural healers and skilled body workers for over 20 years. Continuing this tradition, our experienced and talented healing team at the Tea Temple create a comfortable, relaxed and safe space for you to discover your own health and well being. Each healer specialises in different natural therapies, including various forms of massage, bodywork, energy work, psychotherapy, guidance and consultations. They will assist you to discover your own innate healing abilities at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
If you are cleansing or fasting at the Wellness Center, these therapies will compliment and enhance the process of detoxification. They can also deepen your yoga and Pilates practices. Private sessions with our healers is included within our Weight Loss and Yoga Holiday Programs.
Our tranquil healing spaces are located in the tropical garden behind the Tea Temple. You are welcome to visit the Tea Temple on arrival at The Sanctuary for the latest information and to book a private healing session.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information before arrival.
Typical prices for healing sessions are 1,500 baht for 1 hour or 1,800 baht for 1 and a half hours. Naturopathic consultations and diagnostic sessions cost between 2,000 and 3,000 baht for 1 and a half hours.
The Gathering – 3pm every Sunday
Join us at the Tea Temple every Sunday at 3pm for the opportunity to meet our healers, learn about the therapies, ask questions and participate in demonstrations. It is also a chance to meet other guests and find out about all upcoming workshops, events and classes!
The following therapies are available from 1st August, 2014
Taoist Abdominal Massage – Chi Nei Tsang
The abdomen, our soft underbelly, is the centre for feeling and emotion. In Ancient Chinese Taoism, it is understood that when we have an emotional blockage, we create a blockage in the belly. It is also the centre for assimilation, digestion and letting go – of food and of emotions.
The abdominal massage holds space for unreleased emotions to be felt, expressed and released. It also works on the physical level, clearing blockages, easing tensions, moving the blood and lymph fluid and promoting bowel clearance. This is a great way for fasters to release even more during the cleansing process.
Holistic Health Consultations (Ayurveda and Naturopathy)
A naturopathic and ayurvedic consultation will involve extensive listening and questioning focused on discovering what makes you an individual and why your condition has arisen, followed by education and understanding of your condition and body type so that you have more control and are able to make the conscious choices towards balance.
There are a multitude of different treatment possibilities that are discussed and adjusted so that they are realistic and achievable in your present lifestyle. The treatment plan may include herbal medicines and dietary, lifestyle and yoga therapies.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymph system is an essential body cleansing system which has a busy job to flush toxins away and keep you healthy. It is a fact that we add toxins into our body every day, most commonly by eating too much sugar and fatty foods, living in polluted cities and drinking excess alcohol.
This system can be stimulated to increase the waste removed quickly by Manual Lymphatic Drainage – a specialised technique which offers worthwhile health benefits to all, particularly those fasting and detoxifying. This is a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage which helps your body get rid of toxins, reduces water retention, improves skin texture and boosts your immune system.
Yoga Bodywork is a spiritual discipline that incorporates the Buddhist principles of mindfulness, Vipasana, and loving kindness, Metta.
Powerful Yogic stretches are applied carefully along with a slow deep acupressure technique and breathwork, affecting both the gross muscular level of the recipient, as well as the subtle energy level of the body.
The result of a full-body session is often an exciting and powerful mind/body experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to greater states of physical and mental wellbeing.
Rolfing Method of Structural Integration
Rolfing Structural Integration uses deep and specific massage techniques and exercises to release tension that is held in the muscle fascia that may have built up over years of unnatural posture, injuries and the holding of emotions.
Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person’s posture and structure and resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. It aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body. The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity.
Research has demonstrated that Rolfing creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement.
Following the principles of zone therapy, where the entire body system is represented in the feet, specific pressure points are stimulated by the hands and a wooden stick, thus affecting all the corresponding organs and energy lines of the body.
Foot reflexology helps the body to release accumulated toxins and counters mental stress by inducing a deep state of relaxation in the recipient.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for thousands of years. This massage releases the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
The human psyche can be thought of as a composition of astral energies, rather like the colours of the rainbow. When one energy comes through more strongly than the others or is out of balance, then the whole spectrum is tinged with that colour. Your birth horoscope shows the pattern of energies and the possible effects that these energies may have in the type of personality you have, the experiences and events you attract into your world and the life that you are subconsciously creating for yourself.
These energies can be balanced by meditation, understanding and crystal work. The pattern of astral energies at your birth affects everything in your life, from your car to your mother in law and even your pets.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a tool for bringing positive change into your life. Timeline Techniques, non confrontational conflict healing, decision making processes and realization of dreams – these are all techniques which can be learnt and practiced with a little help and encouragement. These NLP techniques are for you and combine a series of useful exercises and tools to produce clarity of direction and purpose, allowing you to produce the results you want in your life.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.