Koh Phangan may have been made famous by its monthly Full Moon Parties but there are many places on the Island where you can nourish your mind, body and soul! On Koh Phangan you will find a plethora of massage shops which usually offer traditional Thai massage, oil massage and reflexology in a relaxed and calming environment.
Courses in Thai massage can be found throughout Phangan island. Many of the spa resorts and hotels on Koh Phangan are found in peaceful and serene settings where in addition to massage treatments you can de-stress with a variety of facial and body treatments and make use of steam rooms and Jacuzzis.
Wat Pho and its natural herbal sauna in Baan Tai is another option and it opens between 3-7pm daily.
The number of yoga retreats and healing centres on Koh Phangan reflects the growing interest in spiritual health and alternative healing techniques. Several types of yoga are practised under the guidance of qualified instructors who welcome beginner and advanced ‘yogis’.
Meditation centres are commonplace and other choices for the open-minded include Reiki, Chakra and energy balancing, Pilates and Tai Chi. Cleansing programs which include fasting, detox and weight loss may also be undertaken.