Wellness while away
One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and a leader in medical and wellness tourism, Thailand is the ultimate destination for those wanting to look and feel their best in beautiful surrounds. THERE ARE FEW DESTINATIONS in the world offering beautiful landscapes and opportunities to look and feel beautiful in equal measure. Thailand is one of these special places. It’s a country of wild jungle, historic temples, colorful cities and whitesand beaches—all the elements you need for a perfect holiday. But it’s also a country of cuttingedge technology and highly experienced health practitioners, making it the region’s first and leading destination for medical and wellness tourism.
More people than ever are traveling the world to find ways to improve their health and wellbeing on a holistic level. With its stunning natural assets and advanced medical facilities, Thailand is a global industry trailblazer. It became Asia’s premier hub for medical tourism around 2000, and not long after was the first country on the continent to have a hospital receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, certifying that it meets the same rigorous standards of quality and safety as required in the United States.
Today, there are 58 JCI-accredited hospitals across Thailand, more than in any other Southeast Asian country. Yet while the standards, facilities, and wellness practitioners available are on par with many Western countries, the prices for treatments are often well below half that of what you’d pay elsewhere. Which means you can justify lingering on the beach a couple of extra days before and after your treatment— check in to one of the country’s stellar spas or wellness resorts, heal, and reconnect with yourself and nature.
There has never been a better time to unite your holiday dreams with your health and wellness goals. The Thai government has established new medical tourism policies extending the visitor stay period to 90 days for members of CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) countries and Taiwan. In addition, the long-stay visa has also been extended to 10 years for 14 other countries, including Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States— another regional first.
From new trends in functional medicine to the latest in anti-aging and holistic healing, here are some of Thailand’s leading health and wellness services guaranteed to have you looking and feeling younger and beautiful in no time.