Atsumi detox in Thailand

Jan 17, 2009   //   by myrakelly   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

I’m on my fourth and final day of fasting at Atsumi on Phuket in Thailand. It’s been amazing and one of the highlights of my trip. I completely recommend it. Most people do at least a week but four days was all I had time for. You can do an all raw fast or a juice fast or the full fast, which is what I did.

The daily schedule consists of morning yoga and your choice of massage (Thai, reflexology, oil, thaiatsu) sometime during the day. There’s also a beach trip each day and an activity at night like meditation, kickboxing, salsa dancing which all helps to keep you busy. Or you can just do your own thing. We also alternate arise and shine herbs and chompa to help that mucoid plaque out with psyllium and bentonite clay shakes. And to get all of those dirty toxins out we do two colemas a day. So after all that there’s not much time to be thinking of food.

They have plenty of additional therapies like rebirthing, hypnotherapy and acupuncture. Yesterday I had the most amazing therapy though. It was part reiki and energy work and part card reading with a medium. She told me about every part of my life now and for the future. Things that only I could have known, it was incredible.

As far as the physical detox goes, the first three days were tough, I was pretty weak for the most part but this morning I woke up feeling better than ever. Best trip ever. Everyone should do it.

Find out more about Atsumi here.

The Yoga Room

The Yoga Room

A Massage Hut

A Massage Hut

Gardens at Atsumi

Gardens at Atsumi

Atsumi healing centre

Jan 12, 2009   //   by myrakelly   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Today I leave Hanoi to go back to Thailand. As interesting as Vietnam has been I am really looking toward to the warm beaches of Thailand again. I’ve booked into Atsumi Healing Centre on Phuket for a few days of fasting, yoga, meditation, colonics and massage. For the first time in well over a year I caught a little cold and I’ve been feeling a little run down. And I can tell you exactly why. While fruit and juice and smoothies are easy to order from the menu in south east Asia, fresh raw greens aren’t all that common. They’re mostly served cooked. So my diet has dropped to around 50% raw lately. I’ve still kept it strictly vegan and free of processed junk but I’m not getting anywhere near the amount of greens I am used to other than some green powder I bought along for the trip.. My travelling companions are neither raw nor vegan so we’ve been out at restaurants a lot rather than the markets. All poor excuses I know, but you make compromises where you have to for such a great trip. So more to come on how things go at Atsumi in the coming days.

Rasayana

Dec 25, 2008   //   by myrakelly   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

I’ve just finished a colonic session at Rasayana, an inner city detox centre and raw food restaurant. It was pretty hard to find, I took a taxifrpm banglamphu and gave the driver a map that Rasayana had faxed to my hotel. It still took a good 3/4 hr to get there with my two phrase Thai vocabulary and the taxi drivers bad English but we got there in the end for 300baht. Well it was all worth it. The food was amazing, I could have ordered the whole menu had I not just had the colonic. I was sitting there wishing I could be more hungry. So I settled on a green juice and a thai coconut noodle salad which was just divine. It had coconut and zucchini strips with a spicy Thai tomato sauce and peppers and semi dried baby tomatoes on a bed of lettuce. Bring the raw glutton that I am I ordered some nori rolls to take home for later and a selection of little raw snacks from the counter. The carrot crackers were really delicious and crunchy. They were made from carrot, sprouted almonds and cashews, thyme, flaxseed and love 😉 my other favourite were the carob macadamia crackers. They tasted more like banana though. They were a crispy blend of banana, coconut, sesame, carob, macadamia and love (they write that on all the ingredients!) I would love to go back there and try everything but we are off out of Bangkok tomorow so I’ll just have to ration my snacks as best I can.