Chiva-Som was founded by Boonchu Rojanastien as a weekend escape for his friends and family, away from the fast pace of Bangkok city. His motto "Above all, enjoy your life" soon led him to extend his unique idea to a wider circle of like-minded individuals, before deciding to open Chiva-Som - meaning 'Haven of Life' - to help guests from around the world return to caring for their health and wellbeing with a luxury spa holiday in Thailand.
Arriving at Chiva-Som International Health Resort signals the beginning of a personalised wellness journey. Your individual programme will be based on ingredients within six Wellness Modalities: Spa, Physiotherapy, Holistic Health, Fitness, Aesthetic Beauty and Nutrition. A health and wellness advisor will clarify your goals, allow you time for self-reflection and initiate the start of your bespoke Chiva-Som experience.
A key element in Chiva-Som's wellness plan is nutrition. Viewed as a foundation of health, as well as a source of pleasure, it's believed food should satisfy both your hunger and your senses. Food & Beverage Director at Chiva-Som, Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat, shares more about the distinct role nutrition plays in your personal wellness journey: