RAKxa promises tailored wellness programmes that fuse science-led technology with holistic therapies and anti-inflammatory cuisine. Olivia Palamountain reports
“Fully integrative” wellness and medical retreat RAKxa will open this December in Bangkok. It will deliver tailored wellness programmes designed by certified medical doctors combining advanced medical treatments with holistic therapies.
The first of its kind in Thailand, RAKxa promises a “transformative experience” through personalised three- to 14-day programmes based on real results using “cutting-edge technology”.
The opening of RAKxa typifies the current appetite for Hyper Health, Extreme Wellness and Longevity clinics, facilities and treatments, now amplified more than ever before due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Situated on Bang Kachao, a protected island on the Chao Phraya River popular with cyclists and nature lovers, the facility is surrounded by lush botanical gardens and comprises 40 Garden Villas, 20 Pool Villas and two Residences. The Pool Villas and Presidential Villas are expected in early 2021.
A series of ten different programmes are on offer, each focused on a different health goal. These include gut health, body/facial, and de-stressing solutions – plus immunity boosting, 2020’s hottest health trend.Nightly rates for the Immunity Booster package start from US$2,000 per person with a minimum of a three-night stay.
Guests begin the RAKxa experience at home with a pre-arrival questionnaire to help the team establish long-term health goals and tailor the programme accordingly.
The medical side of things comes care of the VitalLife Scientific Wellness Clinic (a subsidiary company of the Bumrungrad International Hospital). It provides DNA tests, epigenetics, gut microbiome and inflammation analysis. The clinic will also offer light therapy, IV nutrient therapy, CryoSauna, infrared sauna and hormone replacement therapy.
The VitalLife medical doctors will work alongside practitioners at RAKxa’s Holistic Wellness Centre ‘RAKxa Jai’. Holistic treatments span Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic treatments and energy healing practices.
Each day will be packed with a combination of these specialised holistic and scientific treatments along with a bespoke diet plan and activity schedule for optimum results.Fitness training takes place in the Olympic-standard medical gym with hydrothermal spa facilities, while activities include dance classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Muay Thai boxing and hiking.
Fuelling the experience is cuisine from RAKxa’s two restaurants – Unam and Ukhao – each guided by an “anti-inflammatory” philosophy and centred on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Cooking classes and organic food lectures are also on the menu.