Healing retreats

Visiting a beautiful place to rest and recharge is getting popular as more people seek ways to get away from the stress of life

When financial services executive Geraldine Ding's life was rocked by a sudden personal setback two years ago, she decided to take a five-day vacation in Phuket.

But this was not a lazy few days with a book on a beach. The $3,500 trip to Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort came with a wellness coach, dietitian and doctor, as well as classes like yoga and kick-boxing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'Healing retreats'. Print Edition | Subscribe