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The ultimate spots for well­ness, re­lax­ation and med­i­ta­tion

Dream a dream

Re­garded as the premier well­ness re­sort in the coun­try, Navutu Dreams of­fers ther­a­pies as di­verse as chakra balanc­ing, reiki and tra­di­tional Chi­nese acupunc­ture from its strik­ing prop­erty in ru­ral Siem Reap. With re­treats, yoga breaks and detox pro­grammes hosted on site, as well as the ho­tel's ex­cel­lent in-house spa and stu­dio, you'll have no ex­cuse but to pam­per mind, body and soul.

navu­tu­dreams.com Stretch your­self

Set in a charm­ing house on a quiet and leafy sub­ur­ban street, Yoga Ph­nom Penh of­fers a range of classes led by ex­pe­ri­enced tu­tors hailing from across the globe. Cen­tre your­self at the reg­u­lar vinyasa flow ses­sions or, for some­thing dif­fer­ent, sign up for fly fit or fly yoga, where stu­dents use long swings sus­pended from the ceil­ing in their prac­tise.

yo­gaph­nom­penh.com En­ter the co­coon

Calm­ing mu­sic en­velops guests into the com­fort­ing ‘co­coon' that is Bo­dia Spa. Known for its use of nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents – co­conut milk, le­mon­grass wa­ter, gin­ger and turmeric all ap­pear on the treatment menu – Bo­dia cel­e­brates the restora­tive power of Mother Na­ture. And with branches in both Siem Reap and Ph­nom Penh, dec­o­rated in rich red tones and swirling weaves, pa­trons across the coun­try can emerge from the prover­bial chrysalis trans­formed.

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FROM SILENT MED­I­TA­TION RE­TREATS TO THE SIM­PLER PLEA­SURES OF A RE­LAX­ING MAS­SAGE, VIS­I­TORS TO CAM­BO­DIA ARE WELL CATERED FOR WHEN IT COMES TO PAM­PER­ING AND WELL­NESS

Mind over mat­ter

Vi­pas­sana is an an­cient In­dian med­i­ta­tion tech­nique that can be loosely de­scribed as self-trans­for­ma­tion through self-ob­ser­va­tion. For those look­ing to delve deeper, Dhamma Latthika of­fers ten-day res­i­den­tial cour­ses at its base in the north­west­ern prov­ince of Bat­tam­bang. Be aware, how­ever, that ses­sions are in­tense. Vi­pas­sana stu­dents ob­serve si­lence in body, mind and speech, and can med­i­tate for up to ten hours each day.

latthika.dhamma.org Fra­grant re­lief

The much-loved Frangi­pani Spa in Siem Reap em­braces the el­e­ments, with earth, wa­ter, wind and fire rep­re­sented in its sump­tu­ous sanc­tu­ary in Kan­dal Vil­lage, a shop­ping area close to the old French Quar­ter. Putting a clear em­pha­sis on the qual­ity of its treat­ments, ther­a­pists can ap­ply facials and scrubs that are as fra­grant as the spa's name, but for true re­lax­ation we rec­om­mend the 90-minute hot and cold stone mas­sage to soothe and detox­ify the body.

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