Rarinjinda Spa Wellness http://www.rarinjinda.comRarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai awarded Best Spa Resort Destination [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2017-08-24 14:23:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/117

Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai (right), Executive Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai - the Luxury Boutique Wellness Spa Resort in the heart of Chiang Mai - received the Best Spa Resort Destination Thailand Award at the 7th Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017 Awards Ceremony held at Marina Bays Sands, Singapore

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai awarded Agoda Customer Review Award 2016 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2017-08-24 14:23:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/116

Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai (right), Executive Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai - the Luxury Boutique Wellness Spa Resort in the heart of Chiang Mai - received the Agoda Customer Review Award 2016 from Miss Naphat Klaytong, Market Manager at Agoda Chiang Mai Office

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit welcomed Miss World Australia 2016 Top 5 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2016-08-05 14:23:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/115

Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai (1st from right), Executive Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd or SPA welcomed Ms. Madeline Cowe (3rd from left), Miss World Australia 2016 and the other 4 runner-ups. The beauty pagents experienced the Thai Spa experience at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit, Bangkok's first rooftop spa.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort received 4 awards at Thailand Spa & Well-Being Awards 2015 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-10-05 15:44:10 http://www.rarinjinda.com/113

25 September 2015 at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Muang Thong Thani, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort received four prestigious People’s Choice award under the category of Amazing Hotel Spa, Amazing Resort Spa, Amazing Traditional Thai Experience เเละ Amazing Destination Spa at Thailand Spa & Well-Being Awards 2015

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Outstanding Day Spa at Thailand Tourism Awards 2015 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-10-05 14:23:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/114

RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been awarded the Outstanding Day Spa at the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards 2015.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been selected as 1 of the 8 Most Luxurious Spas in the World by Agoda [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-07-09 09:27:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/112

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been selected as 1 of the 8 Most Luxurious Spas in the World by Agoda. RarinJinda is the only spa from Thailand that has been awarded this esteemed recognition. Other 7 spas are leading spas in Europe, Asia and Oceania. This assures RarinJinda Wellness Spa's status as the leading Wellness Spa choice in Thailand. "We are honored and privileged to received this global recognition. We strive to continue to deliver exceptional spa service to our patron guests.", said Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa.


Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Director

Agoda, the leading Online Travel Agent website, has collected the top class spas in the luxurious hotels from all destinations around the world from the reviews of its users and feedback from accommodation consultants.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, a premium and innovative Wellness Spa that harmonizes all life senses, is one of Thailand's leading wellness spa with expertised therapists and latest spa technologies. RarinJinda Wellness spa offers clients wellness, good health and luxurious pampering in a spa sanctuary. RarinJinda is an urban spa fully equipped with all of the latest spa technology and facilities at high international standards, yet deeply rooted in the Thai massage and healing traditions. Experience this unforgettable spa experience in our multi-award winning World Class facilities in Chiang Mai, Bangkok – Ratchadamri and Bangkok – Ploenchit

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Big thanks to all of our patronage guests for voting for us as the first runner-up Thai Spa Brand [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-06-03 16:47:40 http://www.rarinjinda.com/111

RarinJinda Wellness Spa announced as the first runner-up Thai Spa Brand at the Best of Thailand Awards voted by Chinese Tourists Award Ceremony held at Central Post Office Bangrak. Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit, President and CEO, received the trophy from Hon. Kobkarn Wattanavarangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports. Big thanks to all of our patronage guests for voting for us.

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RARINJINDA WELLNESS SPA RESORT CHIANG MAI EARNED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2015 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-05-25 18:29:49 http://www.rarinjinda.com/110


RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, one of the top Boutique Wellness Spa Resort in Thailand, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2015 award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, one of the top Boutique Wellness Spa Resort in Thailand, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2015 award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
“RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This is the fourth consecutive years that we received this award since 2012” said Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit, CEO, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

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ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ คว้ารางวัล Certificate of Excellence 2015 จาก TripAdvisor [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-05-25 18:16:49 http://www.rarinjinda.com/109


ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่คว้ารางวัล Certificate of Excellence 2015 จากการโหวตและรีวิวของนักเดินทางทั่วโลกผ่าน​เว็บ​ไซต์ TripAdvisor
ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ คว้ารางวัลอันทรงเกียรติจากเว็บไซต์ท่องเที่ยวเมื่อนักเดินทางพร้อมใจกันโหวตให้ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ ได้รับรางวัล Certificate of Excellence 2015 เป็นปีที่ 4 ติดต่อกัน โดยระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ มีความภาคภูมิใจที่จะประกาศว่ารีสอร์ทได้รับรางวัล ประกาศนียบัติรับรองความเป็นเลิศ TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 เพื่อชื่นชมมาตรฐานด้านการ บริการและการดำเนินงานที่โดดเด่น
ตลอดช่วงปีที่ผ่านมา ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ หนึ่งในบูติคสปารีสอร์ท เพื่อสุขภาพชั้นนำของ ประเทศไทยแห่งนี้ได้รับบทวิจารณ์ที่โดดเด่นอย่างต่อเนื่องจากนักเดินทางใน เว็ปไซต์ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ เว็บไซต์ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ซึ่งได้ขยายสิทธิ์การรับรางวัลอันทรงเกียรตินี้สู่ธุรกิจทั่วโลก ได้จัดให้ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเละออนเซ็น รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ ให้อยู่ในสิบเปอร์เซ็นต์สูงสุดของธุรกิจระดับ แนวหน้าได้รับรางวัลอันทรงเกียรตินี้ รีสอร์ทแห่งนี้มีคุณสมบัติตรงกับ Certificate of Excellence โดยการรักษาระดับคะแนนโดยรวมขั้นต่ำไว้ที่ 4 จาก 5 ดาว โดยบทวิจารณ์ของนักเดินทางบนเว็บไซต์
นายวิบูลย์ อุตสาหจิต ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร บริษัท สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป จำกัด (มหาชน) ผู้บริหาร ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเอนด์ออนเซ็น รีสอร์ต กล่าวถึงรางวัลในครั้งนี้ว่า “ถือเป็นเกียรติอย่างยิ่งที่ ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเอนด์ออนเซ็น รีสอร์ต ได้รับรางวัล Certificate of Excellence ซึ่งถือเป็นรีสอร์ทเพียงไม่กี่แห่งที่ผ่านการโหวตบนเว็บไซต์ Tripadvisor.com โอกาสนี้เราขอขอบคุณทุกท่านที่ร่วมเเสดงความคิดเห็นผ่านทาง www.tripadvisor.com รางวัลที่ได้รับคือสิ่งที่แสดงให้เห็นว่าเพราะเหตุใดนักท่องเที่ยวจำนวนมากจึงหวนกลับมาใช้บริการของโรงแรมและรีสอร์ทของระรินจินดาในแต่ละปี”
ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาเเอนด์ออนเซ็น รีสอร์ต บูติครีสอร์ทกลางใจเมืองเชียงใหม่ รีสอร์ทระดับ 5 ดาว 35 ห้อง สี่สไตล์ (ดีลักซ์, ดีลักซ์ พูลเเอ็คเซส, สวีท เเละ ระรินจินดา วิลล่า) ตกเเต่งในสไตล์โมเดิร์น คอนเทมโพราลี่ เเต่ยังคงกลิ่นอายของสไตล์ล้านนา พร้อมสิ่งอำนวยความสะดวกครบครัน อาทิเช่น สปาครบวงจรพร้อม คุณหมอประจำ บ่อน้ำเเร่ออนเซ็น ฟรีอินเตอร์เน็ตไร้สาย ห้องประชุม สระ Hydro Pool เเละร้านอาหารโรงเเรม ริมเเม่น้ำปิง Deck1

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Vote for RarinJinda Wellness Spa for the Best of Thailand Awards [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-05-08 18:29:48 http://www.rarinjinda.com/108


RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been nominated for the Best Thai Spa at The Best of Thailand Awards by Chinese Tourist. Click Vote For Us Vote Now - 30 May 2015 Thank you for support us.]]> Introducing our new treatment "Siamese Himalayan Salt Therapy" [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-04-23 13:13:52 http://www.rarinjinda.com/106


Experience our new package "Siamese Himalayan Salt Therapy" in the 270 degrees Himalayan Salt Room at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit, the first rooftop spa in Bangkok.

Be pampered with the 60 mins Classical Thai Massage while relaxing in the Himalayan Salt Room. Enjoy the many benefits of Spleotherapy of Himalayan salt.

Special Package of 60 mins for just 1,500 THB++ per session. Only available at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit

ขอเเนะนำทรีทเม้นท์ใหม่ "Siamese Himalayan Salt Therapy"
สัมผัสประสบการณ์สปารูปแบบใหม่กับเเพคเกจ "Siamese Himalayan Salt Therapy" ในห้องเกลือสีชมพูนำเข้าจากเทือกเขาหิมาลัย ในห้องเกลือที่ออกเเบบมาพิเศษที่สามารถสัมผัสเกลือได้ถึง 270 องศา ที่ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เพลินจิต Rooftop Spa เเห่งเเรกในกรุงเทพ

ผ่อนคลายกับการนวดแผนไทย 60 นาที ในห้องเกลือ พร้อมกับการบำบัด ผ่อนคลายเเละล้างพิษทางเดินหายใจ ไอระเหยจากเกลือ จะช่วยปรับลดคลื่นสมอง รวมไปถึงคลื่นไฟฟ้าสะสมจากการใช้โทรศัพท์มือถือ ให้เข้าโหมดผ่อนคลาย หลับสนิท ให้ร่างกายซ่อมเเซมตัวเองได้เต็มที่ นอกจากนั้นยังช่วยล้างระบบทางเดินหายใจ ภูมิเเพ้ หอบหืด อาการเกี่ยวกับระบบทางเดินหายใจ นอนไม่หลับ ไมเกรน จะดีขึ้นกว่า 80% เมื่อมาใช้อย่างต่อเนื่อง

ทดลองได้เเล้ววันนี้ที่ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา สปาใจกลางถนนวิทยุ เพียง 1,500 บาท ++ ต่อท่าน

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ขอพระองค์ทรงพระเจริญ [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-04-02 11:08:41 http://www.rarinjinda.com/107


เนื่องในโอกาสเฉลิมพระชนมายุ ๖๐ พรรษา สมเด็จพระเทพรัตนราชสุดา สยามบรมราชกุมารี ขอพระองค์ทรงพระเจริญ มีพระชนมายุยิ่งยืนนาน ด้วยเกล้าด้วยกระหม่อม ข้าพระพุทธเจ้า คณะกรรมการ ผู้บริหารและพนักงาน บริษัท สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป จำกัด (มหาชน) และบริษัทในเครือ


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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been recognized as the best value for money accommodation in Thailand by The World Hotel Awards [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2015-03-24 16:23:39 http://www.rarinjinda.com/105

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been recognized as the best value for money accommodation in Thailand by The World Hotel Awards.

The World Hotel Awards by Booked.net were established with the goal of providing traveler with lists of the best value for money accommodation in any destination worldwide. The rating is given after aggregation and analysis of more than 3 billion unbiased guest reviews for 300,000 plus accommodation types and categories.

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Siam Wellness Group's Spas voted as Thailand's most popular spa chain with 6 awards [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-09-25 16:18:41 http://www.rarinjinda.com/104


(From left-right) Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit President, Mrs. Thanit Amorntirsan Deputy Managing Director, Mrs. Pranee Suphawatanakiat Chairwoman and Mr. Prasert Jiravanstit, Managing Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd received 6 prestigious awards out of 20 awards at Thailand Spa Well-Being Awards 2014 at Grand Diamond Ball Room Impact Muang Thong Thani

"Siam Wellness Group is delighted and honored that our spa brands are acknowledged in the People's Choice Award at the prestigious Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014 with total of 6 awards received including RarinJinda Wellness Spa being awarded Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa and Amazing Destination Spa and Let's Relax Spa being awarded Amazing Day Spa, Amazing New Spa, Amazing Marketing Campaign and Amazing Value for Money Spa. This is a great recognition that shows that Thai-owned Spa remains popular amongst spa consumers, both locals and foreigners. These awards illustrate Siam Wellness Group's strength and determination throughout its 15 years in the spa industry with the aspiration of the being Thailand's leading spa & wellness operators", said Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Managing Director

About the awards: In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom's Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals. The awards will be presented in a spectacular 'by invitation' night of nights, on 19th September 2014 at the Grand Diamond Ballroom, IMPACT Convention Center. The date has been selected to coincide with the World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014 and Beyond Beauty Asean 2014 which are also being co-organized by the Thai Spa Association

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Yoga-Some Important Asanas and Their Benefits-1 [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=97 2014-08-27 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/97

Padmasana: For physical, mental and emotional equilibrium

Vajrasana: Regular practice for 5-10 minutes after meal kindles up digestion. It is useful for insomnia and sleeplessness.

Mandukasana: Increases the digestion. It cures constipation, dyspepsia and flatulence.

Utanamandukasana: Useful in the treatment for lumbago, cervical pain, bronchitis and diabetes.

Gomukhasana: Beneficial in curing bronchial asthma, rheumatic pain in knees and ankles and improves the capacity of lungs.

Ardhamatsyendrasana: Useful in the cure of diabetes and cervical spondylosis.

Kakasana: Energizes the thighs, calves and ankles.

Simhasana: Prevent the disorders related to neck, eyes, nose and ears.

Shavasana: Imparts physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been nominated for 4 awards for Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-07-18 13:31:53 http://www.rarinjinda.com/103

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai is delighted to be nominated for 2 Industry Award category 1)Innovative Spa Menu and 2) Innovative Spa Treatment and 2 People's Choice Award category 3) Amazing Wellness or Medical Spa award and 4) Amazing Destination Spa for the 3rd Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014. 'We are privileged to be nominated for this award again for the third consecutive year. In previous two years, we were honored as Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa (2012-2013) and Amazing Marketing Campaign (2012). It clearly shows that RarinJinda Wellness Spa is the preferred choice of Wellness Spa amongst Spa consumers both foreigners and locals', said Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Managing Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Co.,Ltd, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chain.

Vote for us in the People's Choice Award category at http://www.thailandspaawards.com/en/peoples-choice-vote/ now until 17th September 2014. Awards winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 19th September 2014 at World Spa & Well-being Gala Dinner at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Convention Center.

About the awards: In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom’s Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals. The awards will be presented in a spectacular ‘by invitation’ night of nights, on 19th September 2014 at the Grand Diamond Ballroom, IMPACT Convention Center. The date has been selected to coincide with the World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014 which is also being organized by the Thai Spa Association

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ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา ได้รับเสนอชื่อ 4 รางวัล ในงานประกาศรางวัล Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-07-18 13:31:53 http://www.rarinjinda.com/102

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เชียงใหม่ได้รับการเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงรางวัลอุตสาหกรรม Industry Award 2 รางวัลประเภท รางวัลเมนูสปานวัตกรรม (Innovative Spa Menu) เเละ รางวัลทรีทเม้นท์นวัตกรรม (Innovative Spa Treatment) เเละรางวัลมหาชน People's Choice Award 2 รางวัล ประเภท รางวัลอเมซิ่งเวลเนสหรือเมดิคัลสปา (Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa) เเละ รางวัลอเมซิ่งเดสทิเนชั่นสปา (Amazing Destination Spa) ในงาน Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards ครั้งที่ 3 ประจำปี 2557 โดยณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผุ้ช่วยกรรมการผู้จัดการ บริษัท สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป จำกัด (มหาชน) ผู้บริหารระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เปิดเผยว่า 'ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รู้สึกเป็นเกียรติเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่ได้รับการเสนอชื่อรับรางวัลอันทรงเกียรติเป็นปีที่ 3 ติดต่อกัน โดยระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปาได้รับรางวัล Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa มา 2 ปีติดต่อกัน (2555-2556) การได้รับเสนอชื่อชิงรางวัลอีกครั้งหนึ่งนับเป็นการตอกย้ำว่าระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เป็นเเบรนด์สปาไทยที่ได้รับความนิยมในกลุ่มลูกค้าสปาทั้งชาวต่างประเทศเเละชาวไทย'

ร่วมโหวตให้กับระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา ในหมวด People's Choice Award คลิกได้ที่นี่ ตั้งเเต่วันนี้ถึง 17 กันยายน 2557 ผู้ชนะรางวัลจะประกาศในงานเลี้ยงอาหารค่ำวันที่ 19 กันยายน 2557 ที่งาน World Spa & Well-being Gala Dinner ณ ห้องบอลรูมแกรนด์ไดมอนด์ อิมเเพค

เกี่ยวกับรางวัลที่ได้รับ: รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards เชิดชูผู้ประกอบการสปาดีเด่นในสาขาต่างๆ ประจำปี 2557 ตั้งเป้ายกระดับธุรกิจสปาไทยมุ่งสู้เป้าหมายการเป็นศูนย์กลางบริการแห่งเอเชีย รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2014 เปิดกว้างแก่สถานประกอบการสปาที่จดทะเบียนอย่างถูกต้องทุกแห่งทั่วประเทศ โดยจะมีการเปิดโหวตให้รางวัลในสาขาต่างๆ ทั้งจากมุมมองของคนในวงการและกลุ่มผู้รับบริการ โดยเก็บรายละเอียดในทุกขั้นตอนการทำงานเพื่อความโปร่งใสสูงสุดตั้งแต่การ เสนอชื่อโหวตลงคะแนน และประกาศผล อยู่ภายใต้การดูแลของบริษัท เคพีเอ็มจี ภูมิไชย สอบบัญชี จำกัด พิธีประกาศผลรางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2014 จะเป็นหนึ่งในไฮไลท์ที่สำคัญของงาน World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014 มหกรรมแสดงสินค้าและบริการด้านสปาและสุขภาพครบวงจร ซึ่งจะมีขึ้นในเดือนกันยายนนี้ โดยจะมอบรางวัลในค่ำคืนของวันที่ 19 กันยายน 2556 ณ ห้องแกรนด์ ไดมอนด์ บอลรูม ศูนย์การแสดงสินค้าและการประชุมอิมแพ็ค เมืองทองธานี

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Japanese Long Stay Agent Fam Trip at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-06-20 10:30:19 http://www.rarinjinda.com/101

TAT Tokyo recently held a Fam Trip for Japanese Long Stay Travel Agents in Chiang Mai. The travel agents visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai. They also tried our signature Aura Analysis with our onsite doctor and inspected our new onsen facilities. The group was led by Ms. Nittaya Aumbhitaya, Director of TAT Tokyo.






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Yoga-Asanas [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=96 2014-06-05 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/96

Asana means a state of being in which one can remain steady, calm, quiet and comfortable both physically and mentally. Asanas can also be performed for curative or for promoting health by gently stretching the muscles, massaging the internal organs and toning the nerves throughout the body. The health of the practitioners can be improved and many diseases can be eliminated.

Pranayama (Kumbhak)
Pranayama means control of breathing. Breathing influences both body and mind. Natural rhythmic inhalation and exhalation is associated with state of mind as well. By controlling the breathing pattern, the state of mind can also be controlled & modified. In deep meditation the breathing becomes slow, subtle and finally imperceptible. Once the body becomes stable through practice of Yogasanas, Sadhakas can go for practice of Pranayama i.e. regulation of breath finally leading to its prolongation and conquest without consequential discomfort and damage so as to acquire better ability to arrest modifications of the mind.

A prolonged and step by step training is required for mastering the art of breath control. Some simple forms of breathing techniques are useful for increasing vitality, promotion of health and prevention of diseases.

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RarinJinda Onsen Grand Opening Celebration [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-06-02 11:06:52 http://www.rarinjinda.com/99

Mr.Akihiko Fujii, Consul General of Japan Consulate General in Chiang Mai was the guest of honor to open ‘RarinJinda Onsen Grand Opening Celebration’. He was welcomed by RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Management comprises of Mr. Wiboon Utsajit (President), Mr. Prasert Jiravanstit (Managing Director) and Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai (Chief Marketing Officer). Also present is Ms. Jirarat Meengam, Asst. Director for TAT Chiang Mai Office.

As the celebration event kicks in, Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai (Chief Marketing Officer) made a welcome address to the honorable guests and member of the Press, a short presentation of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort and introduce the newest facility of RarinJinda Wellness Spa, the FIRST semi-outdoor Onsen in Chiang Mai, which comprises of 1) Mineral Hot Springs Pool with concentrate from Japan’s Gero Hot Springs in Takayama Region, which has been recognized as the top 3 onsen in Japan with the nickname ‘Beauty Hot Spring’, cleanses and beautifies your skin, reduces stress both physically and mentally as well as stimulates the metabolic system 2) The Cold Pool that stimulates the blood circulation and tightens the skin, making a quick dip invigorating 3) The Soda Carbonated Spa Pool that stimulates the blood circulation, relieves blood pressure and muscle pain as well as stimulates the oxygen, making the skin looks radiant. Mr. Wiwattanakrai closed with a remark ‘The new onsen will complement with RarinJinda’s famous spa treatments given that after the session in the Onsen, the muscles and blood vessels are relieved, making the spa treatment even more relaxed and satisfied. Experiencing these together is the perfect complement for each other’

Then, Mr. Fujii was the guest of honor to cut the riboon to officially open RarinJinda Onsen. After the door open, the honorable guests and the member of the Press was surprised with the Special Klong Sabud Chai, a traditional lanna to mark the opening. Moreover, they were exposed with male and female models in the pools.

After that, The guests enjoy the light afternoon snack created by Deck1’s Executive Chef, followed by the actual trial of the onsen.

Customers can experience our new Onsen today with our Onsen Hydrotherapy Package, in which customers can enjoy the service of our Onsen Area, our Hydrotherapy pool and Rainforest Steam Sauna for only 1,500 THB + + (normally 3,000 THB: Now – 31 March 2014) per person. Moreover, you can relax at our Spa Lounge after your spa session with our signature Mango and Sticky Rice and fresh herbal tea.

Promotion: DELUXE ROOM with Onsen 3,999 THB / night net

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เปิดงาน RarinJinda Onsen Grand Opening Celebration [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-06-02 11:06:52 http://www.rarinjinda.com/98

มร. อะคิฮิโกะ ฟุจิอิ (กลาง). กงสุลใหญ่ญี่ปุ่น ณ นครเชียงใหม่ ให้เกียรติเป็นประธานเปิดงาน RarinJinda Onsen Grand Opening Celebration โดยมีคณะผู้บริหาร ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท ประกอบด้วย คุณวิบูลย์ อุตสาหจิต (ที่ 2 จากขวา) ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร คุณประเสริฐ จิราวรรณสถิตย์ (ที่ 2 จากซ้าย) เเละคุณณรัล วิวรรธนไกร (ขวาสุด) ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายการตลาดให้การต้อนรับ เเละมีคุณจิรารัตน์ มีงาม (ซ้าย) ผู้ช่วยผู้อำนวยการ ททท. สำนักงานเชียงใหม่ ร่วมเเสดงความยินดี

ในงานเลี้ยงเข้าสู่ปีที่ 8 ของระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา สปาไทย มาตรฐานระดับสากล เริ่มจากคุณณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายการตลาด กล่าวต้อนรับเเขกผู้มีเกียรติเเละสื่อมวลชน กล่าวถึงประวัติความเป็นมา และแนะนำ Facility ใหม่ Semi-Outdoor Onsen ออนเซ็นเเห่งเเรกของจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ซึ่งประกอบด้วย 1) บ่อน้ำเเร่ร้อน อุณหภูมิ 40-42 องศา ซึ่งใช้หัวเชื้อ Concentrate ของน้ำเเร่ญี่ปุ่นจากบ่อน้ำเเร่ Gero ในเมือง Takayama ซึ่งเป็นหนึ่งในสามออนเซ็นที่ดีที่สุดในญี่ปุ่น เเละได้รับการกล่าวขานว่าเป็น The Beauty of Hot Springs ช่วยบำรุงผิวพรรณ บรรเทาอาการ ปวดเมื่อย ลดความเครียดทั้ง ร่างกายเเละจิตใจกระตุ้นให้ระบบเผาผลาญ ในร่างกายทำงานดีขึ้น 2) บ่อน้ำเย็น ช่วยกระชับผิวพรรณ 3) บ่อโซดาสปา ที่ช่วยกระตุ้นระบบไหลเวียนโลหิต บรรเทาโรคความดัน อาการปวดกล้ามเนื้อ เเละข้อได้ รวมไปถึงขับสิ่งอุดตันเเละกระตุ้นการขับออกซิเจนใต้ผิว หนัง ทำให้ผิวดูสดใส เปล่งประกาย โดยคุณณรัลทิ้งท้ายว่า ‘มากไปกว่า นั้นบ่อออนเซ็นใหม่จะเป็นการ เพิ่มความสบายให้กับลูกค้าที่นิยมการนวดของระรินจินดาเพราะหลังการเเเช่ออน เซ็น กล้ามเนื้อเส้นเลือดต่างๆ คุณจะผ่อนคลาย ซึ่งถ้าได้นวดหรือทำสปาเข้าไปด้วย ความสบายจะมากเป็น เท่าทวีคูณ มันเป็นการผสมผสานที่ลงตัวเพื่อความสบายสูงสุด’

หลังจากนั้น มร. อะคิฮิโกะ ฟุจิอิ (Mr.Akihiko Fujii) ให้เกียรติตัดริบบิ้นเปิดออนเซ็นอย่างเป็นทางการ หลังประตูเปิดท่านประธานเเละเเขกผู้มีเกียรติได้พบกับเซอร์ไพรส์สุดพิเศษ การเเสดงกลองสะบัดชัย ตีกลองเอาฤกษ์เอาชัย เเละเหล่านายแบบ นางแบบที่แช่อยู่ในบ่อน้ำเเร่เเละบ่อโซดาสปา ทำให้แสงเเฟลชระยิบระยับไปเลยทีเดียว

หลังจากนั้นเเขกผู้มีเกียรติ รับประทานอาหารว่าง รังสรรค์โดย Executive Chef ของร้านอาหาร Deck1 ห้องอาหารริมน้ำประจำโรงเเรม ตามด้วยการทดลองออนเซนด้วยตัวเองของเเขกผู้มีเกียรติเเละสื่อมวลชน

ลูกค้าสามารถทดลองได้เเล้ววันนี้กับเเพคเกจ Onsen Hydrotherapy Package ซึ่งลูกค้าสามารถใช้บริการ ทั้งในส่วนของบ่อน้ำเเร่ บ่อโซดาสปา บ่อน้ำเย็น รวมไปถึงสระไฮโดรพูล สระน้ำอุ่น ธาราบำบัด เทคโนโลยีจาก ฝรั่งเศส ในราคาเพียง 1,500 บาท ++ ต่อลูกค้า (ปกติราคา 3,000 บาท ++ ตั้งเเต่วันนี้ - 31 มีนาคม 2557) โดยสามารถใช้ห้องรับรอง Spa Lounge พร้อมข้าวเหนียวมะม่วงเเละชาสมุนไพร หลังจากการใช้บริการเพื่อการ ผ่อนคลายอีกด้วย

โปรโมชั่น DELUXE ROOM with Onsen 3,999 THB / คืน

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Onsen Resort Chiang Mai honored TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-05-21 14:56:10 http://www.rarinjinda.com/100

"RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Onsen Resort, the multi-award winning boutique wellness spa resort in the heart of Chiang Mai, is pleased to receive this prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which we have received for 3 consecutive years. This award is a reflection of effort that our team strive to offer our customers a memorable experience. It illustrated how hard our team works to ensure we deliver all guest expectations. We are proud to add Trip Advisor Award's 2014 Certificate of Excellence to our collection." said Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Managing Director of Siam Wellness Group Public Company Limited, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Onsen Resort Chiang Mai.

Rarinjinda Wellness Spa & Onsen Resort, the boutique hotel resort situated in the heart of Chiang Mai City, only 5-10 minutes walk to the Night Bazaar and 15 minutes from the airport, offering four categories of 35 luxurious deluxe and suite rooms, embellished and decorated with modern setting and stylish antiques. All rooms are decked with private verandas and ceiling fans overlooking swimming pools with Doi Suthep Mountain and Ping River views. Facilities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-equipped Wellness Spa, Fitness and Yoga Studio, Semi-full Scale Onsen, Outdoor Swimming Pool and a trendy resort's restaurant, Deck1 Exotic Scene and Cuisine (Riverfront restaurant).

For more information, please contact Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Managing Director, Siam Wellness Group Public Company Limited T. 02 641 6619-20 or Narun@siamwellnessgroup.com

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The danger of sleep deprivation [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=95 2014-02-21 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/95

Just one week of insufficient sleep alter the activity of our genes, which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here are the hidden health hazards caused by sleep deprivation.

Higher levels of anxiety: lack of sleep amplifies the brains anticipatory reactions, raising overall anxiety levels. Higher levels of depression: lack of sleep causes a decrease in neurotransmitters which regulate mood. Higher risk of hypertension: sleeping between 5 and 6 hours a night increases the risk of having high blood pressure. Higher risk of heart disease: when we sleep our blood pressure drops. Not experiencing this nightly drop in pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. Higher risk of stroke: lack of sleep negatively affects cardiovascular health, increasing the risk of restricting blood flow to the brain. Higher risk of diabetes: lack of sleep triggers our stress response, leading to the release of the stress hormones cortisol and norepenephrine, which are associated with insulin resistance - Impaired cognition: excessive sleepiness impairs memory and the ability to think and process information. Disruption of circadian rhythm (natural time clock): leading to poor white blood cell health, which weakens our physical stress. Increased risk of breast cancer: late night exposure to light is being linked to melatonin secretion, which triggers a reduction in estrogen production. Too much estrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer. Unhealthy cravings: sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). Lack of sleep causes ghrelin levels to increase and leptin to decrease.

Take sleep at least 6- 8 hours a day to avoid these health risk. Should you have any difficulty sleep, please consult the doctor.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at OTM Mumbai 2014 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-02-11 10:13:13 http://www.rarinjinda.com/96

Rarinjinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at Outbound Travel Mart 2014 Mumbai (OTM), India's Biggest Travel Trade Show held at Bombay Conventions and Exhibitions Center between 7-9 February 2014. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.





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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at WTM London 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2014-02-11 10:13:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/97

Rarinjinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) once again for two consecutive years to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at World Travel Mart 2013 (WTM), the leading travel industry exhibition held at Excel London between 2-5 November 2013. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media. HRH Princess Ubolrattana, the ambassador for Thailand tourism, visited the booth and were welcomed by the executives of RarinJinda Wellness Spa. On this occassion, Mr. Prasert Jiravanstit, Managing Director presented the Spa Basket to the Princess. Other distinguished guests include Minister of Tourism and Sport, Mr. Somsak Phurisisak and Ambassador to UK, Mr. Pasan Teparak.




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Yoga-Yamas(Observances) [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=93 2014-01-21 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/93

Practice of Yamas pave way to increase the power of concentration, mental purity and steadiness. The following are the Yamas:

• Ahimsa (not to harm others)
• Satya (to be truthful)
• Asteya (not to steal)
• Brahmacharya (celibacy)
• Aparigraha (not to possess beyond actual needs)

Niyamas (Restraints) There are five Niyamas:

1. Shaucha (external and internal purification)
2. Santosha (contentment)
3. Tapa (to make right efforts to achieve goal)
4. Swadhyaya (to study right scriptures to acquire correct knowledge of self and the supreme)
5. Ishwar pranidhana (complete surrender to the divine will)

Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar is the most useful and popular mode of yogic exercises, which briefly bestows the benefits of Asanas, Pranayama and Mudras altogether. It consists of a series of postures, which are performed early in the morning facing the rising Sun. Surya Namaskar energizes the entire neuro-glandular and nuro-muscular system of the body and its regular practice ensures a balanced supply of oxygenated blood and perfect harmony to all the systems of the body, thus invigorates the entire psychosomatic system of human constitution.

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The Benefits of Yoga [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=92 2013-12-12 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/92

The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. In the fitness world, both are extremely important. Too much time with too few results can be incredibly discouraging, and monotonous routines week after week can lead to stagnation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.

Yoga is for everyoneMost yoga studios and local gyms offer yoga classes that are open to all generations and fitness levels. It’s exciting to enter a room full of young teens, athletes, middle-aged moms, older gentlemen and even fitness buffs and body builders. Everyone can feel accepted and included and, unlike other sports or classes that focus on niche clients, yoga tends to have open arms. Whether you like to say "Om" or you can’t stand the word “yogi;” whether you are 92, 53, or even 12, yoga can help you.

Yoga encourages overall health and wellnessYoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to be still in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone. Yoga’s deep breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from to-do lists, kids and spouse’s needs, financial concerns and relational struggles to something a little bit bigger than the issues you face. Yoga helps relieve stress and unclutter the mind, and helps you get more focused.

Yoga has many facesOne of the benefits of yoga is that you can choose a yoga style that is tailored to your lifestyle, such as hot yoga, power yoga, relaxation yoga, prenatal yoga, etc. Whether you prefer you're at home, in a private session, watching a DVD or at a studio or gym, there are a huge variety of options available to suit your goals and needs. If you are a yoga beginner, Hatha yoga, which focuses on basic postures at a comfortable pace, would be great for you. If you want to increase strength through using more of your own body’s resistance, power yoga may be right for you. There is a great online yoga program at Gaiam Yoga Studio that focuses on Hatha yoga. If you are ready for a deeper practice, Advanced Yoga, or Bikram, also called “hot yoga,” may be just what you are looking for. In Bikram yoga, the room temperature is set to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in greaterelimination of toxins from the body through the increased production of sweat. No matter your fitness level, fat percentage, or health history, yoga has a place for you.

Strength training and flexibility

Yoga’s focus on strength training and flexibility is an incredible benefit to your body. The postures are meant to strengthen your body from the inside-out, so you don’t just look good, you feel good too. Each of the yoga poses is built to reinforce the muscles around the spine, the very center of your body, which is the core from which everything else operates. When the core is working properly, posture is improved, thus alleviating back, shoulder and neck pain. The digestive system gets back on track when the stretching in yoga is coupled with a healthy, organic diet, which can relieve constipation, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux. Another one of the benefits of yoga is that stretching and holding of postures also causes muscles to lengthen, which gives the body a longer, leaner look.

How does power yoga build muscle?A more advanced form of yoga can amplify these effects. Adapted from the basic Ashtanga yoga, power yoga requires increased amounts of energy, focus and strength. Although power yoga is an evolvement of the basics, it certainly is not a basic course. But how does it help build muscle? Deeper, more focused participation is required, because most poses are held for five full breaths versus the usual one to three breaths. Muscles are challenged as the mind and body have to work together simultaneously to hold a position or continue a succession without giving up. Breathing, posing, moving and increasing flexibility happen all together at one time, which solicits a new level of discipline in your mind and body.

Power yoga and the coreIsometric exercises are one of the best ways to build core strength. Isometric, stemming from the words “same” and “length,” simply translates to holding one position without moving. Power yoga uses isometric exercises along with other postures that are designed to make the core and back stronger. Flexibility and balance stem from your core, so it is very important to train this area of the body. In turn, you can increase the strangth and health of your entire body. Generally a higher-temperature room is used in this practice to help keep the muscles warm and release additional toxins from the body.

Power yoga’s effect on the total bodyHere's a list of some of the most beneficial aspects of power yoga:

- It increases endurance, strength and flexibility.

- Mental endurance and physical stamina are tested through holding postures for extended breaths.

- Arm and shoulder strength is multiplied as you use your own body weight for resistance.

- Lats and other back muscles begin to support the spine better than before.

- Abdominals and obliques are refined and sharpened through building core muscles.

- Poor and average posture begins to correct itself over time.

- Hip flexors are stretched and rebuilt.

- Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves are tightened and lengthened where they need to be.

No matter what ails your aching body, or if you just want to take your fitness to a higher level, power yoga's ability to build muscle has an undeniably effect on the total body.

Credit: GaiamTV.com

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Top 10 Healthy Foods [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=91 2013-12-11 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/91

Imagine a choice of foods that were tasty, nutritious and good for your health - i.e. they helped you maintain a healthy body weight, improved your overall mood, and reduced your risk of developing diseases.

This article provides details on the top ten foods considered to be the most healthy, according to surveys and sources across North America and Western Europe. They include:

ApplesApples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases. Some animal studies have found that an antioxidant found in apples (polyphenols) might extend lifespans.Researchers at The Florida State University said that apples are a "miracle fruit". In their study, the investigators found that older women who starting a regime of eating apples daily experienced a 23 percent drop in levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and a 4% increase in good cholesterol (HDL)after just six months.1

AlmondsAlmonds are rich in nutrients, including magnesium, vitamin E, iron, calcium, fiber, and riboflavin. A scientific review published in Nutrition Reviews3 found that almonds as a food may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Almonds have more fiber than any other tree nut. The fatty acid profile of almonds, which is made up of 91-94% unsaturated fatty acids, may partly explain why it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Broccoli Broccoli is rich in fiber, calcium, potassium, folate and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds which reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Broccoli also contains vitamin C, as well as beta-carotene, an antioxidant. A single 100 gram serving of broccoli can provide you with over 150 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which in large doses can potentially shorten the duration of the common cold. Another ingredient, sulforphane, which exists in broccoli, is also said to have anti-cancer as well as anti-inflammatory qualities. However, overcooking can destroy most of the benefits.

BlueberriesBlueberries are rich in fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals found in plants. Unlike minerals and vitamins that are also found in plant foods, phytonutrients are not essential for keeping us alive. However, they may help prevent disease and keep the body working properly.

According to a study carried out at Harvard Medical School, elderly people who eat plenty of blueberries (and strawberries) are less likely to suffer from cognitive decline, compared to other people of their age who do not.10 Scientists at Texas Woman's University found that blueberries help in curbing obesity. Plant polyphenols, which are abundant in blueberries, have been shown to reduce the development of fat cells (adipogenesis), while inducing the breakdown of lipids and fat (lipolysis).11 Regular blueberry consumption can reduce the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) by 10%, because of the berry's bioactive compounds, anthocyanins, scientists from East Anglia University, England, and Harvard University, USA reported in the American Journal of Nutrition.12Blueberries may help in controlling body weight

Oily fishExamples of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies. These types of fish have oil in their tissues and around the gut. Their lean fillets contain up to 30% oil, specifically, omega-3 fatty acids. These oils are known to provide benefits for the heart, as well as the nervous system.

Oily fish are also known to provide benefits for patients with inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.Oily fish also contain vitamins A and D. Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that prostate cancer progression was significantly slowed when patients went on a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements.14

Leafy green vegetablestudies have shown that a high intake of dark-leafy vegetables, such as spinach or cabbage may significantly lower a person's risk of developing diabetes type 2. Researchers at the University of Leicester, England, said that the impact of dark green vegetables on human health should be investigated further, after they gathered data from six studies. Spinach, for example, is very rich in antioxidants, especially when uncooked, steamed or very lightly boiled. It is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, as well as selenium, niacin, zinc, phosphorus, copper, folic acid, potassium, calcium, manganese, betaine, and iron.

Sweet potatoesSweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, beta carotene, complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, vitamin B6, as well as carotene (the pink, yellow ones).The Center for Science in the Public Interest, USA, compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables.17 The sweet potato ranked number one, when vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, protein and complex carbohydrates were considered.

Wheat germWheat germ is the part of wheat that germinates to grow into a plant - the embryo of the seed. Germ, along with bran, is commonly a by-product of the milling; when cereals are refined, the germ and bran are often milled out. Wheat germ is high in several vital nutrients, such as vitamin E, folic acid (folate), thiamin, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as fatty alcohols and essential fatty acids. Wheat germ is also a good source of fiber.

AvocadosMany people avoid avocados because of its high fat content; they believe that avoiding all fats leads to better health and easier-to-control body weight - this is a myth. Approximately 75% of the calories in an avocado come from fat; mostly monosaturated fat. Avocados are also very rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and vitamin E. Weight-for-weight, avocados have 35% more potassium than bananas. Avocados also have a very high fiber content of 25% soluble and 75% insoluble fiber. Studies have shown that regular avocado consumption lowers blood cholesterol levels. Avocado extracts are currently being studied in the laboratory to see whether they might be useful for treating diabetes or hypertension. Researchers from Ohio State University found that nutrients taken from avocados were able to stop oral cancer cells, and even destroy some of the pre-cancerous cells.

OatmealOatmeal is meal made from rolled or ground oats. Interest in oatmeal has increased considerably over the last twenty years because of its health benefits. Studies have shown that if you eat a bowl of oatmeal everyday your blood cholesterol levels, especially if they are too high, will drop, because of the cereal's soluble fiber content. Oats is rich in complex carbohydrates, as well as water-soluble fiber, which slow digestion down and stabilize levels of blood-glucose. Oatmeal is very rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

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When is an appropriate time to exercise? [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=90 2013-12-10 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/90

This is actually a very common question and many people receive forwarded emails describing the disadvantages of exercising at an inappropriate time and how it affects the organs. But before going into the advantages and advantages of exercising at specific times, I want to create a mutual understanding.

If your time is limited and you cannot choose the time at which you exercise, whether it is in the morning, afternoon, or evening, please understand that exercise is very beneficial, whatever time you do it.

The only reason I started with this clarification is that some people don’t have the luxury of being able to choose the time at which they exercise. If they are told that the morning is better than the evening, or vice-versa, and this optimum time doesn’t fit in with their schedule, they could choose not exercise. This is absolutely wrong.

However, some research studies indicate that individuals who exercise regularly at a particular time are less likely to suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and so on.

Despite this, the results of many research studies on exercise vary and there is still no common agreement. Some research projects find that exercise in the morning is better, while others prove otherwise.

The Facts about Exercise in the Morning

1. It is easier to form a habit of exercising in the morning than in the afternoon. Therefore, morning exercisers tend to be more disciplined in their exercise. 

2. Those who have trouble sleeping should exercise in the morning as this will help them to sleep more effectively than if they exercise in the late afternoon. Sleeping habits also have an effect on appetite. The less you sleep, the more frequently you will feel hungry, thus making it difficult to control your weight.

3. Exercise in the morning helps you control or lose weight better because of this hour which is influenced by human biological clock.

4. The heartbeat is slower if you exercise in the morning.

The Facts about Exercise in the Late Afternoon 

1. The body temperature reaches its peak around 4–5 pm which is an opportune time to exercise because the metabolism works better.

2. Muscles are stronger in the afternoon and they perform 5–10% more effectively.

3. The body’s endurance, which includes endurance for aerobic exercise, increases by 4% in the afternoon. 

4. The likelihood of getting injured as a result of exercise is lower in the afternoon because the higher temperature can warm the muscles and make them more flexible. In addition, the muscles are stronger, which further decreases the possibility of getting injured. 

5. Be sure to exercise 4–6 hours before bedtime because the body remains active as a result of the hormones produced during the exercise. 

If you have no time at all or cannot choose the time to exercise, try to spare at least 150 minutes/week to exercise. This can be divided into 30-minute sets.

You should also plan to develop your muscles by weightlifting for one hour a week. The muscles to target include the abdomen, back, and thighs. The larger the muscles, the better the metabolism.  You should also plan to stretch your muscles for at least half an hour on a daily basis. You can do this either at your workplace or at home. This is to prevent back pain as a result of working on a computer for a long period of time. 

Whatever you do, and whenever you do it, spare a little time to exercise and take care of your health. 

Credit: Samitivej Hospitals

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Pearypie and Google+ Event at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-11-18 14:05:23 http://www.rarinjinda.com/95

Pearypie make up recently hosted a workshop at our Baan Thai Conference Room where each participant is dressed in traditional Thai or lanna costume on the special occassion of Loy Krathong Day. After the workshop, Ms. Amata Chittasenee and the participants crossed to Deck1 to float the Krathongs. Together with Google+ and TAT, the event was set to mark the Guiness World Record to create the largest online photo album in the world under tag #thailandonly for the rally walk to major venues in Chiang Mai.

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Japanese Agent Fam Trip at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-11-11 11:37:22 http://www.rarinjinda.com/94

TAT Osaka recently held a Fam Trip for Japanese Travel Agents in Chiang Mai. The travel agents visited and stayed at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai. They also tried our signature Aura Analysis with our onsite doctor.

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Yoga-Definition [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=89 2013-10-24 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/89

Yoga is a method by which one can develop one’s inherent powers in a balanced manner. It offers the means to reach complete self-realization. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Yoga is ‘yoke’. Accordingly, Yoga can be defined as a means for uniting the individual spirit with the universal spirit of God.

Japa Yoga: To concentrate one’s mind on divine name or holy syllable, mantra etc.

Karma Yoga: Teaches us to perform all actions without having any desires for their fruit. In this Sadhana a Yogi considers his duty as a divine action, performs it with whole hearted dedication but shuns away all desires.

Gyana Yoga: Gyana Yoga teaches us to discriminate between the self and non-self and to acquire the knowledge of one’s spiritual entity through the study of scriptures, company of Saints and practice of meditation.

Hatha Yoga: It teaches us to purify and stabilize the body and vital energy through the practice of cleansing acts, diet regulation, asanas, pranayama and mudras and thereby acquire the purity and stability of mind. It enables a sadhaka to internalize his vision, awaken the dormant mystic force (Kundalini) which leads him to the vibrant and radiant state of self-realization known as Samadhi.

Bhakti Yoga: Yoga is a system of intense devotion, with emphasis on complete surrender to divine will. The true follower of Bhakti Yoga is free from egoism, humble and unaffected by the dualities of the world.

Raja Yoga: Raja Yoga popularly known as “Ashtanga Yoga” is for all round development of human personality. These are – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

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19 September 2013 at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Siam Wellness Group, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa and Let’s Relax Spa received two prestigious People’s Choice award under the category of Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa and Amazing Day Spa respectively. This is the second year in the row that Siam Wellness Group is the recipient of this award.

(Pic 2 Left-Right) Narun Wiwattanakrai Chief Marketing Officer, Thanit Amorntirasan Deputy Managing Diretor, Prasert Jiravanstit Managing Director, Wiboon Utsahajit President and Pranee Suphawatanakiat Director

‘Siam Wellness Group is delighted and honored that our spa brands are acknowledged in the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2013 with RarinJinda Wellness Spa being awarded Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa and Let’s Relax Spa being awarded Amazing Day Spa. This is another accreditation that shows that Thai-owned Spa remains popular amongst spa consumers, both locals and foreigners. These awards illustrate Siam Wellness Group’s strength and determination throughout its 15 years in the spa industry with the aspiration of the being Thailand’s leading spa & wellness operators’, said Narun Wiwattanakrai, Chief Marketing Officer.

In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom’s Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2013. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals.

สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป คว้าสองรางวัลสปามหาชน ที่งาน Thailand Spa & Well-Being Awards 2013

19 กันยายน 2556 ที่ห้องเเกรนด์ ไดมอนด์ บอลรูม ศูนย์เเสดงสินค้าเเละการประชุมนานาชาติอิมเเพคฯ สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป ผู้บริหารสปายอดนิยม ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เเละ เล็ทส์รีเเลกซ์สปา คว้าสองรางวัลสปามหาชน People’s Choice Award ประเภท Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa เเละ Amazing Day Spa ที่งาน Thailand Spa & Well-Being Awards 2013 โดยปีนี้เป็นปีที่ 2 ที่สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ปได้รับรางวัลติดต่อกัน

ณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายการตลาด บริษัท สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป จำกัด เปิดเผยว่า สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป รู้สึกเป็นเกียรติ เป็นอย่างยิ่งที่ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา สปาระดับบนของกลุ่มได้รับรางวัล Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa เเละ เล็ทส์ รีเเลกซ์ สปา สปาระดับกลางของกลุ่มได้รับรางวัล Amazing Day Spa นับเป็นการตอกย้ำว่า เเบรนด์สปาไทยก็ยังได้รับความนิยมในกลุ่มลูกค้าสปา ทั้งชาวต่างประเทศเเละชาวไทยอย่างต่อเนื่อง การได้รับรางวัลถึง 2 รางวัลในครั้งนี้แสดงให้เห็นถึงศักยภาพและความมุ่งมั่นตลอด 15 ปี ของสยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ปที่จะเป็นผู้นำในอุตสาหกรรมสปา อย่างเเท้จริง

รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards เชิดชูผู้ประกอบการสปาดีเด่นในสาขาต่างๆ ประจำปี 2556 ตั้งเป้ายกระดับธุรกิจสปาไทยมุ่งสู้เป้าหมายการเป็นศูนย์กลางบริการแห่งเอเชีย รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2013 เปิดกว้างแก่สถานประกอบการสปาที่จดทะเบียนอย่างถูกต้องทุกแห่งทั่วประเทศ โดยจะมีการเปิดโหวตให้รางวัลในสาขาต่างๆ ทั้งจากมุมมองของคนในวงการและกลุ่มผู้รับบริการ โดยเก็บรายละเอียดในทุกขั้นตอนการทำงานเพื่อความโปร่งใสสูงสุดตั้งแต่การ เสนอชื่อโหวตลงคะแนน และประกาศผล อยู่ภายใต้การดูแลของบริษัท เคพีเอ็มจี ภูมิไชย สอบบัญชี จำกัด พิธีประกาศผลรางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2013 จะเป็นหนึ่งในไฮไลท์ที่สำคัญของงาน World Spa & Well-being Convention 2013 มหกรรมแสดงสินค้าและบริการด้านสปาและสุขภาพครบวงจร

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Yoga-Introduction-2 [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=88 2013-08-26 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/88

Yoga is one among the six systems of Vedic philosophy. Maharishi Patanjali, rightly called the “Father of Yoga” compiled and refined various aspects of Yoga systematically in his “Yoga sutras” (aphorisms). He advocated the eight fold path of Yoga, popularly known as “Ashtanga Yoga” for all round development of human personality. These are – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi. These components advocate restraint, observance of austerity, physical postures, breathing exercises, restraining the sense organs, contemplation, meditation and Samadhi.

These steps are believed to have potential for the improvement of physical health by encouraging better circulation of oxygenated blood in the body, retraining the sense organs and thereby inducing tranquility and serenity of mind. The practice of Yoga prevents psychosomatic disorders/diseases and improves an individual’s resistance and ability to endure stressful situations.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been shortlisted as nominees of Best Sensuous Spa at Boutique Hotel Awards 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-08-22 09:26:22 http://www.rarinjinda.com/92

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been shortlisted as nominees of Best Sensuous Spa category at Boutique Hotel Awards 2013. Winner will be announced at the World Boutique Hotel Awards Ceremony at the Grand Ballroom at Mont Calm Hotel, Marble Arch, London on 28 November 2013.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort in Chiang Mai,Thailand, is our latest selection for the Sensuous Spa shortlist. It is housed in a 140 years old antique teak wood home in the Wat Ket Community. The resort is situated near the historical Ping River within the heart of Chiang Mai. The RarinJinda Wellness Spa is a sanctuary. It offers experienced therapists and the latest spa technologies but it always remains deeply rooted in the Thai massage and healing traditions' said the award Spokesperson.

About the Award:
In an ever-shrinking world of globalised brands and international hotel chains, a truly individual experience is a rare find. However, there are a number of hidden gems around the world which retain their individuality through their small size and keen sense of style and culture. The Boutique Hotel Awards look to provide such establishments with the acclaim and reward that they so dearly deserve, championing hotels that possess a unique character whilst still providing world-class services and facilities.

The winners will deliver to their guests in every possible way, demonstrating unsurpassed excellence in each category. However, more importantly successful candidates will be capable of transporting their guests into a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair.

A Boutique Hotel Award winner's service will be intuitive, their environment intimate and the experience priceless.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been selected as Top 10 Best Hotel Spas in Thailand [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-08-13 09:05:55 http://www.rarinjinda.com/91

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been selected as Top 10 Best Hotel Spas in Thailand as part of Tripadvisor's latest campaign to help inspire the search for a special present for Mothers around Thailand as part of the upcoming Mother's Day. Amongst the list of Top Hotel Spas includes spas from different parts of Thailand including Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui.

'The top spa experience will help you restore your balance both body and soul, making you feel refresh and rejuvenate' said Jean Oyong, Tripadvisor representative. 'Moreover, All of the Tripadvisor's travellers helps us to find the best hotel spas in Thailand and in Asia Pacific, offering an impressive experience this special occasion to all the mothers'

'If you are looking for the best spa to take your Mother this Mother's day, Don't forget to take your mom to RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai, Bangkok or Phuket, the Truly Thai Spa with World Class Standard' said Narun Wiwattanakrai, Chief Marketing Officer of Siam Wellness Group, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa.

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ทเชียงใหม่ ได้รับการคัดเลือกเป็น 1 ใน 10 สปาในโรงเเรมที่ดีที่สุดของไทย

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ทเชียงใหม่ ได้รับการคัดเลือกเป็น 1 ใน 10 สปาในโรงเเรมที่ดีที่สุดของไทย ในเเคมเปญของ Tripadvisor เพื่อเป็นการช่วยสร้างแรงบันดาลใจในการเฟ้นหาของขวัญชิ้นพิเศษแก่คุณแม่ทุกท่าน สปาในโรงแรมที่ติดอันดับรายชื่อนี้อยู่ในจุดหมายปลายทางที่เป็นเกาะ เช่น เกาะสมุย และภูเก็ต และในเมืองต่างๆ อาทิ กรุงเทพมหานคร และเชียงใหม่

“ประสบการณ์จากการนวดผ่อนคลายที่ดีเยี่ยมจะช่วยให้คุณได้เติมพลังชีวิตและรู้สึกสดชื่นขึ้น” มิสจีน โอ-ยอง ตัวแทนจากทริปแอดไวเซอร์ กล่าว "เพื่อเป็นการช่วยสร้างแรงบันดาลใจในการเฟ้นหาของขวัญชิ้นพิเศษแก่คุณแม่ทุกท่าน นักเดินทางของทริปแอดไวเซอร์ช่วยให้เราได้พบกับสุดยอดสปาในโรงแรมของประเทศไทยและในภูมิภาคเอเซียแปซิฟิกที่พร้อมมอบประสบการณ์อันน่าประทับใจเนื่องในโอกาสพิเศษนี้แก่คุณแม่ทุกท่าน”

"สำหรับผู้ที่กำลังมองหาของขวัญสุดพิเศษสำหรับคุณแม่ในช่วงเทศกาลวันแม่ที่กำลังจะมาถึง อย่าลืมพาคุณเเม่มาสัมผ้สการผ่อนคลายอย่างเหนือระดับที่ระรินจินดาเชียงใหม่ กรุงเทพ หรือภูเก็ตครับ สปาเเบรนด์ไทย มาตรฐานสากล' กล่าว ณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายการตลาด บริษัท สยามเวลเนสกรุ๊ป จำกัด ผู้บริหารระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา "

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the Chinese Media Crew [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-08-06 18:04:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/90

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort recently welcomed the group of Chinese media as part of the Familiarization Trip organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand China office. The group had an inspection and trial of the spa. the Group also filmed their experience to be shared with their tv and online program fans in China. Also, the group had the opportunity to taste Thai cuisine at our Riverside restaurant (Deck1).

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Yoga-Introduction [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=87 2013-07-26 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/87

Concept and practice of Yoga originated in India several thousands yeas ago. Its founders were great Saints and Sages. The great Yogis gave rational interpretation to their experiences of Yoga and brought about a practical and scientifically sound method within every one’s reach. Yoga today is no longer restricted to hermits, saints and sages, it has taken its place in our every day lives and has aroused a world wide awakening and acceptance in the last few decades.

The science of Yoga and its techniques have now been re-oriented to suit to modern sociological and physiological practitioners needs and lifestyles. Experts of various branches of medicine including modern medical science are realizing the role of these techniques in the prevention of disease, mitigation and cure of disease and promotion of health.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa nominated for best Wellness Spa at Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-07-23 17:21:03 http://www.rarinjinda.com/89

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai is nominated for People's Choice Amazing Wellness or Medical Spa award for the 2nd Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2013. 'We are delighted to be nominated for this award again for the second consecutive years. It clearly shows that RarinJinda Wellness Spa is the preferred choice of Wellness Spa amongst Spa consumers', said Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Chief Marketing Office of Siam Wellness Group, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chain.

Please vote for us at http://www.thailandspaawards.com/en/peoples-choice-vote/ now until 17th September 2013. Awards winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 19th September 2013 at World Spa & Well-being Gala Dinner at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Convention Center.

About the awards: In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom’s Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2013. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals. The awards will be presented in a spectacular ‘by invitation’ night of nights, on 20th September 2012 at the Grand Diamond Ballroom, IMPACT Convention Center. The date has been selected to coincide with the World Spa & Well-being Convention 2013 which is also being organized by the Thai Spa Association

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Bayer APAC Dinner at Deck1 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-06-12 15:43:40 http://www.rarinjinda.com/88

Deck1 recently hosted Bayer APAC Sales Executives on Saturday 7th June 2013. Guests were treated with a variety of Thai and European Fusion Dishes in Buffet-style dinner and Live Contemporary Jazz Band.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spas & Resort at TTM+ 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-06-07 17:45:40 http://www.rarinjinda.com/87

Rarinjinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Welcome Reception of TTM+ 2013 (Thailand Travel Mart), the annual travel fair held at Impact Muang Thongthani between 5 - 7 June 2013. The award ceremony, Friends of Thailand, was also held at the reception. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at HanaTour Travel Fair and Korea World Travel Fair 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-06-03 15:22:42 http://www.rarinjinda.com/86

Rarinjinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) once again for three consecutive years to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA), the annual travel fair held at COEX, Seoul between 30 May - 2 June 2013. Also, we featured first time in HanaTour Travel Fair 2013 held at KINTEX, Goyang between 24-26 May 2013. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.

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RARINJINDA WELLNESS SPA RESORT CHIANG MAI EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-05-23 11:31:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/85

Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Bangkok, Thailand – 23 May 2013 – RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, one of the top Boutique Wellness Spa Resort in Thailand, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This is our second award from Tripadvisor after receiving a Tripadvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence” said Narun Wiwattanakrai, Chief Marketing Officer at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

About RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai
Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort, the boutique hotel resort situated in the heart of Chiang Mai City, only 5-10 minutes walk to the Night Bazaar and 15 minutes from the airport, offering four categories of 35 luxurious deluxe and suite rooms, embellished and decorated with modern setting and stylish antiques. All rooms are decked with private verandas and ceiling fans overlooking swimming pools with Doi Suthep Mountain and Ping River views. Facilities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-equipped Wellness Spa, Fitness and Yoga Studio, Outdoor Swimming Pool and a trendy resort's restaurant, Deck1 Exotic Scene and Cuisine (Riverfront restaurant)

About TripAdvisor:
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013
©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.
SOURCE TripAdvisor

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Instant De-stress Tips: 7 Foods You Should be Eating Right Now [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=86 2013-05-21 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/86

Given the current environment whether it be in your workspace or everyday living, many people encounters different stressful situation. Here's the instant de-stress tips to keep you calm and live healthy. “You are what you eat" is still the common say that can use from generations to generations. These 7 recommendations not only that it fills up your tummy but also helps de-stress.

Almond, Pistachio, Walnuts Recommended to eat one handful a day. Vitamin E helps strengthen the immune system and Vitamin B helps coping with stress, excitement or worries better when stress attacks. Don't forget to keep some in your pantry.

Avocado This beautiful green texture fruit is full with unsaturated fat and potassium which help those with high blood pressure and decreases anxiety. Did you know that half of the avocado gives you 487 mg of Potassium which is beyond the daily recommended Potassium intake. Wow!!

Skim Milk Everyone knows that a glass of warm milk before bed helps sleeps better and helps the muscle relax. This is because the Calcium helps release the tension in the muscles. According to the specialists from University of California, a glass of skim milk helps women after menstruation feels better whether it be the change in emotions, stress or lack of patience, the common symptoms after the menstruation period.

Oats or Gaba RiceThe great source of carbohydrates and dietary fibres, it helps the brain to releases 'Seretonin', the so-called happy neurons. The fibres helps the digestion systems work better, making your everyday morning routine a breeze.

Orange Orange is full of Vitamin C. According to the German research, consumption of 3,000 mg of Vitamin C helps lower the Cortisol or the so-called Stress Hormones. When you stress, think of an Orange.

Salmon Omega 3 contained in the orange-skinned fish is the arch enemy of the stress hormones, because it acts as a barriers to blocks any stress neurones that wants to release. Salmon is recommended twice a week (100 g portion) to keep you healthy and de-stress.

Spinach Popeye's favorite vegetable is full of Magnisium that helps lower the stress level. Whenver we are lack of magnesium, we usually encounters headaches or migraine. One cup of Spinach gives you 40% of daily Magnesium intake. Don't forget to add spinach to your next meal.

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Naturopathy-Air Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=85 2013-05-13 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/85

Fresh air is most essential for good health. The advantage of Air Therapy can be achieved by means of Air bath. In this process one should walk daily after removing the clothes or wearing light clothes at a lonely clean place where adequate fresh air is available. Physicians also recommend Air bath in certain disease conditions.

Diagnostic Methods
Iris-Diagnosis - The whole body is reflected in various regions of Iris. Disease conditions can be well diagnosed by their analysis.
Facial Diagnosis - The physical appearance reflects the deposition of toxins in different organs. Disease condition in different organs of the body can be diagnosed by observing these encumbrances.

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How to Prevent Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=84 2013-05-07 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/84

How to Prevent Bird Flu (Avian Influenza) With the recent outbreak of Bird Flu in China, here's some tips on how to prevent bird flu:

1. Know if you are at risk. If you come into contact with any of the following, you may be at risk of becoming infected with the virus:
Infected domesticated birds, such as chickens, turkeys, or ducks. Cages and food or water containers used by infected birds. Dirt or bedding used by infected birds. The carcass of a bird that has died from influenza A virus.


2. Know that properly handled and cooked poultry and eggs cannot spread the virus.


3. Be safe. Take the following steps to safeguard against possible infection:
Before and after handling raw poultry and eggs - wash your hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Cook your eggs till whites and yolks are firm. Clean cutting boards, tableware and all surfaces with soap and hot water to prevent contamination from raw poultry. Use a food thermometer. Cook poultry to a temperature of at least 165 degrees. When warm water and soap are unavailable, use a waterless alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.


4. Be awarethat if you are a traveler and plan on visiting an area known to be affected by avian flu virus, you should take the following precautions:
Avoid all direct contact with poultry, both domesticated and wild. Do not visit poultry farms or markets where birds are sold or displayed. Shun any poultry or eggs that have not been thoroughly cooked. Never eat any poultry that is served raw or undercooked. Avoid touching surfaces that have bird droppings or fluids on them. Obey all local health recommendations.


5. Keep in mind that if you breed poultry, work among poultry flocks, or live among a larger number of domesticated birds, it is important to keep a careful watch on them. Outbreaks are rare, but when they do occur it is imperative that immediate action be taken.


Tips:If you suspect you may have come into contact with the influenza A virus, look for the following:
Fever Cough Muscle aches Sore throat Eye infections Pneumonia Severe respiratory diseases


Bird flu cannot be diagnosed by simply observing symptoms, laboratory tests are required. Usually the illness is diagnosed by obtaining a swab from your throat or nose the first few days you are sick.

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Slowing down the aging process with red coloured fruits and vegetables [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=83 2013-03-25 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/83

Nature has endowed us with a variety of fruits and vegetables that come in various colours, which provide us with different benefits. Fruits and vegetables that are red in colour are referred to as “red foods”. These fruits and vegetables contain two main free radical eliminating antioxidants: Anthocyanin and Lycopene, which protects against various types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. There are many studies which show that lycopene increase the skin's ability to resist the effects of UV light. In other words, it acts like the body’s internal sunscreen. There have been studies about Anthocyanin which shows that it reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and helps in the prevention of macular degeneration, which is associated directly with free radicals. Below are some fruits and vegetables that fall under the category of “red foods”.

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. They may be eaten chilled or as a snack. It can also stir-fried with a little bit of olive oil so it can be better absorbed by the body.

Watermelons are a refreshing fruit which is rich in vitamin C and lycopene. It is made up of a lot of water and this is where the sweetness of the fruit lies. Watermelons contain carbohydrates that are converted to sugar and absorbed into the bloodstream. However, because the watermelon is made up largely of water, the carbohydrates are not that high and the watermelon’s glycemic load is low. This fruit cannot make you fat, if eaten in moderation.

Strawberries are a source of vitamin C and folic and are rich in antioxidants. Strawberries are great for skin, eyes, heart, and prostate gland and help to slow down the aging process. Strawberries do not contain large amounts of sugar and can be eaten without feeling guilty!

Cherries fight inflammation (inflammation is a cause of aging) and are high in potassium. It benefits people who have high blood pressure (but is not recommended for people suffering from kidney diseases).

Red bell peppers are a rich source of vitamins A and C. In addition to adding it to salads, it can also be stir-fried with various meat, steamed and eaten with chili paste and diced and fried with eggs.

Raspberries stimulate the function of enzymes which helps the body to dissolve fat. It is an ideal fruit to eat instead of other snacks while you are on a diet.

We should be serious about eating food that benefits the body. Health-conscious people, who do not feel that they are getting adequate antioxidants from the food they eat, should consult with a physician who specializes with vitamin and dietary supplements.

Source: Samitivej Hospitals

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Can she enjoys massage during Pregnancy or Menstruation? [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=82 2013-03-21 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/82

Many of our female customers has 3-4 common questions before they plan to have a massage. Here's our answers to those questions whether they can enjoy the massage when they are in the following conditions:

Pregnancy: What's the Rub on Massage?
While off-limits in the first trimester, massage may actually bring pregnant women great relief in the second and third trimesters. But the type of massage matters. "In the second and third trimesters, women should specifically seek a pregnancy massage therapist and avoid massage techniques that involve long strokes along the legs or pressure between the ankle and heels.

There's good reason to heed this advice. "There's always a chance that it might make the baby dislodge, or induce premature labor,".

Massage and Menstruation
The combination of massage and menstruation is a double-edged sword. On the downside, it can increase menstruation flow. But because it improves circulation, massage may minimize some symptoms of menstruation. "It can reduce back pain and cramps and diminish the feeling of bloating,"

Saunas Exacerbate Respiratory Infections
Some people find it extremely relaxing to sit in a sauna, a wooden room infused with dry heat that supposedly eliminates toxins as it opens pores and promotes sweating. But if you have a cold, a respiratory infection, or an asthma flare-up, it's not the place for you. "Dry heat from saunas can make it uncomfortable to breathe,". On the flip side, steam rooms with moist heat can improve sinus congestion, asthma, and allergies.

Now, you should be more clear as to when you should take the massage and when you should not take the massage.

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Naturopathy-Chromo Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=81 2013-03-18 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/81

Seven colours of Sun rays have different therapeutic effects. These colours are Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. For prevention and treatment of different diseases these colours work effectively.

Coloured bottles filled with water and oil exposed to sun for specified hours and coloured glasses are used as devices of Chromo Therapy for treating different disorders.

The simple methods of Chromo Therapy help in the process of recovery in a very effective manner.

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Chulalongkorn University Student's Visit [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-03-13 14:56:20 http://www.rarinjinda.com/84

Recently, the Faculty of Artchitecture, Chulalongkorn University brought the 3rd year students to visit RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok to see and learn about the spa design and architecture, services and the modern equipments that used in spa. RarinJinda Wellness Spa was chosen to be their model as it has been recognized as one of the best wellness spa in the region guaranteed by many international awards received. The group was welcomed by Mrs. Thanit Amorntirasan, Deputy Managing Director.

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Miss Seastar Beauty Pageants at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Phuket [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-03-12 12:37:19 http://www.rarinjinda.com/83

Miss Seastar Germany Beauty Pageants recently spent their prep period in Phuket, Thailand. They had an opportunity to try one of the top products of Thailand, Thai Massage, at the multi-award winning RarinJinda Wellness Spa located in Patong Beach, Phuket. They were also introduced to other spa treatments. The beauty pageant was aired throughout Germany and nearby countries.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at ITB Travel Fair 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-03-11 15:25:14 http://www.rarinjinda.com/82

Rarinjinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) once again for three consecutive years to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at ITB Berlin, the world's largest travel fair held at Messe Berlin, Germany between 6-10 March 2013. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media. HRH Princess Ubolrattana, the ambassador for Thailand tourism, visited the booth and were welcomed by the executives of RarinJinda Wellness Spa. On this occassion,Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, Public Relations Manager presented the flower bouquet to the Princess.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at NATAS 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-02-26 18:39:47 http://www.rarinjinda.com/81

RarinJinda Wellness Spas & Resort was once again selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at the NATAS 2013 held at Singapore Expo between 22-24 February 2013. This allows the patrons to experience the Thainess. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.

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Naturopathy-Masso Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=80 2013-02-12 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/80

Massage is also a modality of Naturopathy and quite essential for preserving health. It aims at improving the blood circulation and also at strengthening bodily organs.

In winter season, sun bath after massaging the whole body is well known practice of preserving health and strength. It is beneficial to all. It bestows combined benefits of massage and sunrays therapy too.

Also in diseased conditions necessary therapeutic effects can be obtained through specific techniques of massage in order to overcome different disease symptoms.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spas & Resort at SATTE 2013 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2013-02-04 09:50:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/80

RarinJinda Wellness Spas & Resort was once again selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at the SATTE 2013 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi between 16-18 January 2013. This allows the patrons to experience the Thainess. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media. Distinguished guests include H.E. Mr. Pisan Manawapat, Thailand Ambassdor to New Delhi, Mr. Surapon Svetserani, Governor of TAT and Mr. Sansern Ngaorungsee, Deputy Governor. On this occassion, Thailand also celebrated 1 million Indian Visitors to Thailand in 2012.



SATTE is South Asia's leading B2B travel and tourism trade exhibition in the South Asian region. India is one of the most robust markets for travel and tourism in the world. The annual showcase of the composite product has repositioned itself to focus on the power of Indian travel. Indian travelers are among the top generators for all receiving countries within the region. Hong Kong , Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Dubai, are most active in the Indian market, to lure and ensure a greater share of the Indian outbound.



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Naturopathy-Hydro Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=79 2013-01-09 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/79

Like mud, water is also believed as the ancient method of treatment. Taking bath properly with clean, fresh water is an excellent form of Hydro Therapy. Such bath opens up all pores of the skin, imparts lightness and smartness to the body, all systems and muscles of body are activated and the blood circulation improves.

The old tradition of taking bath in rivers, ponds or water falls is virtually a natural form of Hydrotherapy only. In other methods of Hydrotherapy Hip bath, Enema, Hot and Cold fomentation, Hot foot bath, Spinal bath, Steam bath, Immersion bath, Hot and Cold packs on Abdomen, Chest and other parts of the body are the recent developments of Hydro Therapy.

Hydro Therapy is used mainly for preserving health and curing different types of diseases.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa will close at 10.00 pm. on 31st December 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-12-27 16:34:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/79

Dear our valued customer, On 31st December 2012, RarinJinda Wellness Spa will close at 10.00 pm. We apologize for any inconveniences. Best regards, Management

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the group of Indian media [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-12-19 16:53:03 http://www.rarinjinda.com/78

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, led by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Asst. Director of Sales & Marketing, welcomed the group of Indian media as part of the Familiarization Trip organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi office. The group was accompanied by Mr. Amit Pardasani, Sales Representative - Corporate and Agency Sales for Delhi & NCR, Thai Airways International. The group had an inspection of the spa and also had the opportunity to try our Foot Massage.

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Deck1 By Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort Hosts Canon's Delightful Trip - Travel North, Visit Doi, Follow King's Footstep [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-12-18 15:05:01 http://www.rarinjinda.com/77

Deck1 recently hosted Canon's Executives, Canon's Customers, Media and 106.5 FM Greenwave 's Fan Club and families during Canon's Delightful Trip - Travel North, Visit Doi, Follow King's Footstep in Chiang Mai on Thursday 13th December 2012. Guests were welcomed by Deck1 Team, led by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Asst. Director, Sales & Marketing. Guests enjoyed the activities of the night include Photo Competition and Lucky Draw, entertained by DJ Eakky Eakachai Aursangkomset. Canon also surprised the crowds with the Mini Concert by Canon's latest Spokesperson, Dome Parkorn Lam. Guests were treated with a variety of Thai Dishes in Buffet-style dinner.

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Naturopathy-Mud Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=78 2012-12-11 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/78

Mud Therapy is very simple and effective. The mud used for this should be neat and clean and taken from 3 to 4 Ft. depth from the surface of the ground. There should be no contamination of stone pieces or chemical manure etc. in the mud.

Mud therapy is used for giving coolness to body. Mud dilutes and absorbs the toxic substances of body and ultimately eliminates them from the body. Mud packs and Mud baths are the main forms of this treatment.

In different diseases like constipation, headache due to tension, high blood pressure and skin diseases etc. mud is used successfully. In the condition of Headache and High blood pressure mud pack is applied on forehead also.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the group of Polish and Czech media [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-12-04 11:39:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/76

RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the group of Polish and Czech media organized by Tat Frankfurt office. The group had an inspection of the spa and resort facilities and filmed the program including interview the executive. The group has also had the opportunity to try our signature massage.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed TAT Cannada Group [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-12-03 17:04:36 http://www.rarinjinda.com/75

RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the group of Canadian Bloggers organized by TAT Canada. The group had an inspection of the spa and resort facilities and shared their experience to their followers on social media such as Youtube, Facebook an Twitter. The group has also had the opportunity to try our signature massage.

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Hot Workout Trend for 2013: Yoga Gets Jumping [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=76 2012-11-30 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/76

Up for Jumping Warrior? New Workouts Combine Yoga and Plyometrics

Ever stretched into down dog, then practiced your jump tucks? A new trend for 2013 is yoga workouts with plyometric intervals.

Plyometric are explosive jumpings and level-changing moves that use your body weight as resistance, and require your muscles to fire away in short, intense bursts of power. It's a workout that combine gymnastics-inspired plyometric cardio intervals - like jump tucks, split jumps, and squat thrusts - with advanced balancing yoga moves - like firefly (titibasana), wheel push ups, warrior III booty boost, rockstar, handstands, side crow and 8 angle pose (astavakrasana) - that build upper body strength, boost your booty and require a lot of breath control and mental focus.

In 30 minute, no-equipment workouts, core and toning moves are coupled with plymoterics for major calorie burn.

Source: Nikki Glor, Galtime.com

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Emerging food and drink trends for 2013 [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=75 2012-11-30 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/75

As Year 2012 coming to an end, people now wonder what are the emerging food and drink trends for 2013 and here is our projections:

Multi-functionality will continue to develop as consumer demands and expectations for food become more complex. Increasingly, the key to success will lie in a manufacturer’s ability to decipher and appeal to the correct ‘mix’ of desirable benefits, rather than a single reason to buy.

Healthier versions of popular products will become the focus rather than specific diet foods, allowing consumers to eat what they enjoy while still observing a balanced diet.

Gourmet convenience - using pre-prepared fresh ingredients to create restaurant-quality meals at home and utilising faster cooking methods - will continue to grow in appeal. Consumers will expect the convenient food products they buy to be added-value convenience: more nutritionally balanced, contain more ‘natural’ ingredients and provide more reasons to buy.

Natural balance - interest in better balanced diets will continue to grow. Salads, meals and smoothies which contain beneficial nuts, seeds, oils, proteins and complex carbohydrates will be in demand. Alkaline grains, such as millet, amaranth, buckwheat and sprouted grains, together with grain-like quinoa, mixed with balanced natural ingredients to improve nutritional content and increase satiety will rise in popularity. Convenient products which feature this mix of ingredients could be an opportunity to tap into this emerging trend.

Big, bold flavours - this trend has already been seen in the ‘flavour experiences’ trend but will develop to include umami notes, bold flavour combinations and intense new flavours from around the world - partly influenced by the rise of gourmet food trucks established in the US and emerging in Europe. This trend will also help address issues of loss of flavour as manufacturers reformulate products with less salt, saturated fats and sugar.

With only one month to go until you make another New Year resolution - Get Active and Eat Healthy should remain the top priority.

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10 Ways To Find Time for Fitness [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=77 2012-11-30 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/77

Time is a precious commodity and with the fast-paced, urgent world we live in, most people push their needs -- including exercise -- to the bottom of their to do lists. You may not have thought of it this way, but exercise saves you time and will most likely add longer and stronger years to your life. Read on for 10 tips to make time for exercise.

Taking a little time for exercise will surprisingly help you manage other areas of your life. Some of the positive effects include lifting your mood, boosting your self-esteem and reducing your stress. Exercising gives you a healthier focus. Those who exercise are sick less often, report being happier and even make more money then those who do not. Exercisers make healthier food choices and sleep better. If you can manage to make exercising a priority, you will be pleased with how much better you become at managing life tasks.

10 Tips to Make Time for Exercise:

1. Make an appointment - Schedule activity in your planner 1 month in advance and keep that commitment the same way you would any other meeting. When you go to schedule other activities, do so around your workout session. If it’s necessary to cancel a workout session, reschedule it immediately for another time during the day or for the very next day.

2. Plan Ahead - Cook on Sunday night for the week. This way, you can head to the gym after work and still come home to a healthy cooked meal. This will help you stay on track for your meal plan as well as your exercise schedule. For best results, both your meals and activities need to be planned for and should not be left to chance.

3. Workout at Lunch - A workout break will refresh you for the second half of the day and is known to boost brain power. You will be more productive after recharging your body with exercise than working through your lunch and eating at your desk. Live with no regrets!

4. Get Support - Let your significant other know your exercise schedule ahead of time, so there are no conflicts or guilt when it comes time for working out. Inform your employer of your goals and ask for some flexibility in your schedule. For example, come in later and work later, so that you can get in your morning run.

5. Stick to Your Schedule - Set you watch or palm pilot to go off when it’s time to exercise. Then stop what you are doing and take 30+ minutes to exercise. You will be more productive finishing up tasks after you worked out versus trying to work through a situation knowing you did not keep your commitment to yourself.

6. Make an Investment - Consider signing on with a personal trainer, joining a gym or purchasing home gym equipment. Making an investment is likely to help you make a time commitment. Knowing that you have a trainer waiting for you will increase your chances of showing up. Signing up for an online personal trainer and comprehensive fitness program can do the same.

7. Always be Dressed to Move - You never know when the opportunity will arise to go for a walk or hit the gym. Keep your sneakers in your car at all times, lay out your workout clothes or pack your gym bag the night before. Eliminate excuses and always be prepared for opportunities to exercise.

8. Engage in Intermittent Sessions - Take several 10-15 minute walking breaks throughout the day. By days end, you could have completed 60 minutes of cardiovascular activity, and the health benefits are the same as continuous exercise.

9. Eliminate Time Wasters - Take a look at your 24-hour schedule and see where you can eliminate some time wasters. Can you multi-task, be more efficient or watch less TV? You only need to dedicate 2 percent of your week to exercise. You are worth it!

10. Set Yourself up for Success - Get up 30 minutes earlier -- then you don’t have to make excuses for the rest of the day. Morning exercises have the highest compliance rates, as do those who exercise with a partner.

Reaching your goals does not have to mean hours in the gym. You can express your workout routine and still maximize your results.

Source: Kelli Calabrese, MS, Fitness & Exercise Specialist]]>
RarinJinda Wellness Spa at World Travel Mart 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-11-13 14:47:13 http://www.rarinjinda.com/74

RarinJinda Wellness Spas & Resort was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand(TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at the World Travel Market 2012 held at Excel, London between 5-8 November 2012. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media. HRH Princess Ubolrattana, the ambassador for Thailand tourism, visited the booth and were welcomed by the executives of RarinJinda Wellness Spa. On this occassion,Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, Public Relations Manager presented the spa product basket to the Princess. Other distinguished guests include Mr. Surapon Svetserani, Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor and Mr. Krisana La-lai, TV Personality.

ทูลกระหม่อมหญิงอุบลรัตนราชกัญญา สิริวัฒนาพรรณวดี ซึ่งเสด็จมาเป็นประธานในพิธีเปิด Thailand Pavillion งาน World Travel Market 2012 จัดขึ้นที่ Excel กรุงลอนดอน ประเทศอังกฤษ ระหว่างวันที่ 5-8 พฤศจิกายน 2555 โดยมีคณะผู้บริหารระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา ให้การต้อนรับ ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เเละ รีสอร์ทได้รับการคัดเลือกจากการท่องเที่ยวเเห่งประเทศไทย ในฐานะ Thailand Tourism Award Winner เป็นตัวเเทนสปาไทยในการให้บริการทดลองนวดไทย (บ่า-คอ-ไหล่) ในบูธ Thailand Pavillion โดยศาลานวดไทย ได้รับความนิยมอย่างมากจากผู้มาเยือน อาทิเช่น ผู้ประกอบการธุรกิจท่องเที่ยว สื่อมวลชน เเละ ประชาชนทั่วไป ทั้งจากอังกฤษเเละนานาประเทศ ในโอกาสนี้ คุณรัตน์ปาลี ศุภวัฒนเกียรติ ผู้จัดการแผนกประชาสัมพันธ์ ทูลเกล้าถวายตะกร้าผลิตภัณฑ์สปาเเก่ทูลกระหม่อมฯ

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai Named Country Winner: Luxury Boutique Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-10-16 11:33:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/73

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai represented by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Assistant Director, and Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, PR Manager received the Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Award from Ms. Marinique De Wet, Director, at World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala at Pan Pacific Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on 13 October 2012


Ms. Marinique De Wet presents the award to RarinJinda Wellness Spa Representatives.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, the spa wing of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has already wowed the industry this year with the Best Luxury Destination Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2012, announced earlier this year. The hotel can now add another award to its collection having just been recognized as the country winner of the prestigious ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel’. This accolade, presented at the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards, recognizes RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai for its world-class facilities and exceptional service standards.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognizes the world’s finest hotels, committed to the highest standards of quality and service. It was founded on the principle of celebrating extraordinary hotels that have astonishing service and encourages them to maintain excellence within a highly competitive industry. It is all about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step by providing their guests with outstanding experiences and thus proven to be part of the ‘very rare legendary hotel’ association.

As the 2012 country winner in the ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel’ category, the stunning RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is an ideal travelers’ destination where they may experience exceptional service while encouraging sustainable competitiveness and creating maximum awareness within the luxury hotel industry.


Ms. Marinique De Wet and RarinJinda Representatives after the award ceremony

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ คว้ารางวัลชนะเลิศระดับประเทศ รางวัลโรงแรมบูติคสุดหรูประจำปี 2555 ‘Country Winner: Luxury Boutique Hotel’ ในการประกาศผลรางวัล World Luxury Hotel Awards

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ คว้ารางวัลชนะเลิศระดับประเทศ ‘รางวัลโรงแรมบูติคสุดหรูประจำปี 2555’ ในการประกาศผลรางวัล World Luxury Hotel Awards เมื่อวันที่ 13 ตุลาคม 2555 ที่ผ่านมา ณ เมืองกัวลาลัมเปอร์ มาเลเซีย โดยมีคุณณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผู้ช่วยกรรมการผู้อำนวยการ สายงานการตลาด เเละ คุณรัตน์ปาลี ศุภวัฒนเกียรติ ผู้จัดการแผนกประชาสัมพันธ์ เป็นตัวเเทนรับมอบจาก คุณมารินิค เดอเวท ผู้อำนวยการ World Luxury Hotel Awards ในงานกาล่าดินเนอร์ที่โรงเเรมเเพน แปซิฟิค รางวัลดังกล่าวถือเป็นอีกหนึ่งความภาคภูมิใจและเป็นสิ่งที่ยืนยันความโดด เด่นของระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ในการก้าวสู่การเป็นโรงแรมหรูมีระดับ และการบริการยอดเยี่ยมระดับเวิลด์คลาสแก่นักท่องเที่ยวที่มาเยือน

World Luxury Hotel Awards เริ่มจัดขึ้นครั้งแรกในปี พ.ศ. 2550 โดยมีการมอบรางวัลในสาขาต่าง ๆ เพื่อเป็นเกียรติให้แก่โรงแรมที่มีความหรู มีการบริการที่ยอดเยี่ยม โดยโรงแรมที่ชนะเลิศและผ่านเข้าสู่รอบสุดท้ายต่างผ่านการคัดเลือกจากผู้ทรง คุณวุฒิทางด้านอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเที่ยวที่มีชื่อเสียงมากมาย รวมไปถึงการคัดเลือกผ่านทางนักท่องเที่ยวที่เข้ามาพักอีกด้วย

ในฐานะผู้ชนะเลิศระดับประเทศ รางวัลโรงแรมบูติคสุดหรูประจำปี 2555 หรือ ‘Country Winner: Luxury Boutique Hotel’ ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ จึงกลายเป็นโรงแรมบูติคหรูที่โดดเด่น เป็นสถานที่พักผ่อนในฝันสำหรับนักท่องเที่ยวที่มาเยือน ที่มีความพร้อมทางด้านการบริการอย่างยอดเยี่ยมการันตีด้วยรางวัลระดับ นานาชาติมากมาย


Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat with World Luxury Spa Awards Trophy and Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai with World Luxury Hotel Awards Trophy

Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat and Mrs. Elizabeth Feurstein, Hilton Pattaya

Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat with World Luxury Hotel Awards Trophy and Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai with World Luxury Spa Awards Trophy
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Spa during Pregnancy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=74 2012-10-11 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/74

Some minor modifications to your massage routine may be necessary for both comfort and safety reasons once pregnancy tests positive.

A more pregnancy-friendly massage position. Early on in pregnancy, you’ll want to avoid putting a lot of weight on tender breasts. Then, as your pregnancy progresses, you’ll need to work around your growing belly. After the fifth month, you’ll need to avoid lying flat on your back because that position can lead to extreme dizziness, even fainting. While the side-lying position is a perennial favorite with moms-to-be.

Less vigorous massage strokes. Deep massage work, particularly on the legs is a definite no for pregnant women. Pregnant women are highly prone to varicose veins and a vigorous leg massage could cause a blood clot in the leg to become dislodged, potentially harmful during pregnancy. Fortunately, massage doesn’t have to be vigorous to be effective, your massage therapist’s less vigorous massage strokes will still help you to do battle with leg cramps, headaches, fluid retention, swollen ankles, and other pregnancy-related aches and pains.

Pregnant women should avoid some essential oils and anything that could raise body temperature, such as body wraps, saunas/steam baths and Jacuzzis.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at Top Resa 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-10-03 14:54:15 http://www.rarinjinda.com/72

RarinJinda Wellness Spa was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at the Top Resa 2012 (International French Travel Market) held at Porte de Versailles Expo, Paris between 18-21 September 2012. He performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.






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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at JATA 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-10-03 11:59:04 http://www.rarinjinda.com/71

RarinJinda Wellness Spa was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to perform Thai Massage Demonstration at the Thailand Pavillion at the JATA Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase 2012 held at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo between 18-21 September 2012. The performance has attracted large crowds of travel professionals, public and media.






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RarinJinda Wellness Spa awarded Thailand Trust Mark [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-27 15:09:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/70

Blooming Spa Group, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa and Let's Relax Spa, has been awarded Thailand Trust Mark, a new quality assurance for Thai products and services. This illustrates the high level of quality that we strive in delivering exceptional spa service to both foreign and local customers. Blooming Spa Group is the first Thai spa to be accredited. The award ceremony took place at Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 with Ms. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, Director-General of Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, officiating the event.


(In picture), Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, PR Manager, received the certificate from Ms. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, Director-General of Department of International Trade Promotion

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), previously known as the Department of Export Promotion, recently launched 'Thailand Trust Mark' (TTM) - a new quality assurance for Thai products and services, to replace the successful 'Thailand's Brand' icon introduced in 1990.


(In picture), Ms. Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, PR Manager, with the certificate

According to the department, TTM would certify products and services that are in conformity with internationally accepted standards. The move is part of the government's proactive policy on trade development, in preparation for the integration into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.


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RarinJinda Wellness Spa won two awards at Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-26 14:51:31 http://www.rarinjinda.com/69

RarinJinda Wellness Spa received two awards at the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012 for Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa and Amazing Marketing Campaigns (iPad/IPhone Applications) held at Grand ballroom, Impact Muang Thong Thani. These added to the arrays of many awards received by RarinJinda Wellness Spa, including Best Luxury Destination Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2012, for its superior service and professionalism.


(In picture) Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit and Mrs. Pranee Suphawatanakiat, Directors with the trophy.

About the awards: In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom’s Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals.


(In picture) Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit, Director, received the trophy for Amazing Medical/Wellness Spa

(In Picture) Mrs. Pranee Suphawatanakiat, Director, received the trophy for Amazing Marketing Campaign

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed NSPA [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-26 13:49:09 http://www.rarinjinda.com/68

RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed the group of NSPA (Nippon Spa Association) Board of Directors in association by JETRO. Mr. Dobashi, Our Japanese Market Representative, accompanied the group of NSPA to inspection. The group has also had the opportunity to view the production process of our signature fresh Herbal Ball.











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RarinJinda Spa welcomed MKI [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-25 16:14:27 http://www.rarinjinda.com/67

RarinJinda Spa welcomed MKI (Mitsui Knowledged Industry Co., Ltd) as part of a special project with Thai Spa Association for Spa Survey in Thailand. Mr. Tomonori Maruyama and MS. Tomoko Kato were welcomed by Ms. Sureerat Buddeesuwan, Spa Manager. After the inspection, they have experience aura analysis with Dr. Sushil Rahul.






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Naturopathy-Fasting Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=73 2012-09-25 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/73

Fasting is an important modality in the natural methods of health preservation. For fasting to yield effective results, mental preparedness is an essential precondition. After that, fasting for one or two days can be administered to individual.

Naturopathy believes that fasting is a process of giving rest to the digestive system. During this process, the vital energy which digests the food is wholly engaged in the eliminative process. This is the object of fasting too. Fasting is an excellent treatment for removing the disorders of mind and body.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spas and Resort at NATAS Singapore Fair 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-11 11:09:11 http://www.rarinjinda.com/66

RarinJinda Wellness Spas and Resort recently exhibited at NATAS Singapore Fair 2012 held between24-26 August 2012 at Singapore Expo. The guests enjoyed the complimentary Back & Shoulder Massage provided by our experienced therapists.






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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at The Miracle of Thai Beauty and Wellness [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-09-03 12:45:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/65

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Jakarta Office recently held a beauty seminar with “The Miracle of Thai Beauty and Wellness” as the theme. This beauty seminar was held on 31st of August in Bali Room Kempinski Hotel Jakarta and featured the professionals in beauty treatment as the guest speakers. Over 100 patrons, mainly Indonesian high socialite women joined the event with the guest of honor, His Excellency Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Ambassador of Thailand. The guests enjoyed Thai massage demonstrations by RarinJinda Wellness Spa, a Thailand Tourism Award winner.




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Naturopathy-Diet Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=72 2012-08-22 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/72

According to Naturopathy the food must be taken in natural or maximum natural form only. Fresh seasonal fruits, fresh green leafy vegetables and sprouts are excellent from this point of view. These diets are broadly classified into three types which are as follows:

Eliminative Diet: Liquids – Lemon, Citric Juices, Tender Coconut water,Vegetable soups, Butter milk etc.

Soothing Diet: Fruits, Salads, Boiled/Steamed Vegetables, Sprouts, Vegetable chutney etc.

Constructive Diet: Wholesome flour, Unpolished rice, Little pulses, Sprouts, Curd etc.

Being alkaline these diets help in improving health, purifying the body and rendering it immune to disease. To this end a proper combination of food is necessary. Our diet must consist of at least 20% acidic and 80% alkaline food for preserving health. A balanced food is a must for individual seeking good health. Food is regarded as the basic medicine in naturopathy.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa nominated for Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-08-01 13:29:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/63

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been nominated for People's Choice Amazing Resort Spa, Amazing Wellness Spa and Amazing Marketing Campaign awards for the upcoming Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012. Also, RarinJinda Wellness Spa's Signature Treatment 'Elements of Life' has been nominated for Industry's Innovative Spa Treatment. Votes will be done by industry professionals only for this category.

Please vote for us at http://www.thailandspaawards.com/en/vote/ Vote now! until 17th September 2012. Awards winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 20th September 2012 at World Spa & Well-being Gala Dinner at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Convention Center.


About the awards:
In recognition of the resilience and the importance of the Thai Spa industry to the kingdom’s Tourism and Healthcare industries the Thai Spa Association with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., is proud to announce the Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012. The awards seek to actively and assertively promote Thai spa industry standards, creativity and innovation with the recognition to at least 20 deserved companies or individuals. The awards will be presented in a spectacular ‘by invitation’ night of nights, on 20th September 2012 at the Grand Diamond Ballroom, IMPACT Convention Center. The date has been selected to coincide with the World Spa & Well-being Convention 2012 which is also being organized by the Thai Spa Association

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ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา ได้รับเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงรางวัล Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-08-01 13:27:55 http://www.rarinjinda.com/64

ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา เชียงใหม่ได้รับการเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงรางวัลมหาชน People's Choice Award รางวัลอเมซิ่งรีสอร์ทสปาและรางวัลประเภทนวัตกรรมด้านการตลาด ในงาน Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2012 นอกจากนั้นซิคเนเจอร์ทรีทเม้นท์ของระรินจินดา 'Elements of Life' ก็ได้รับการเสนอชื่อเข้าชิงรางวัลอุตสาหกรรม Industry Award รางวัลซิคเนเจอร์ทรีทเม้นท์อีกด้วย

ร่วมโหวตให้กับระรินจินดาได้ที่ http://www.thailandspaawards.com/en/vote/ วันนี้ถึง 17 กันยายน 2012 ผู้ชนะรางวัลจะประกาศในงานเลี้ยงอาหารค่ำวันที่ 20 กันยายน 2012 ที่งาน World Spa & Well-being Gala Dinner ณ ห้องบอลรูมแกรนด์ไดมอนด์ อิมเเพค


เกี่ยวกับรางวัลที่ได้รับ: รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards เชิดชูผู้ประกอบการสปาดีเด่นในสาขาต่างๆ ประจำปี 2555 ตั้งเป้ายกระดับธุรกิจสปาไทยมุ่งสู้เป้าหมายการเป็นศูนย์กลางบริการแห่งเอเชีย รางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2012 เปิดกว้างแก่สถานประกอบการสปาที่จดทะเบียนอย่างถูกต้องทุกแห่งทั่วประเทศ โดยจะมีการเปิดโหวตให้รางวัลในสาขาต่างๆ ทั้งจากมุมมองของคนในวงการและกลุ่มผู้รับบริการ โดยเก็บรายละเอียดในทุกขั้นตอนการทำงานเพื่อความโปร่งใสสูงสุดตั้งแต่การ เสนอชื่อโหวตลงคะแนน และประกาศผล อยู่ภายใต้การดูแลของบริษัท เคพีเอ็มจี ภูมิไชย สอบบัญชี จำกัด พิธีประกาศผลรางวัล Thailand Spa & Well - being 2012 จะเป็นหนึ่งในไฮไลท์ที่สำคัญของงาน World Spa & Well-being Convention 2012 มหกรรมแสดงสินค้าและบริการด้านสปาและสุขภาพครบวงจร ซึ่งจะมีขึ้นในเดือนกันยายนนี้ โดยจะมอบรางวัลในค่ำคืนของวันที่ 20 กันยายน 2555 ณ ห้องแกรนด์ ไดมอนด์ บอลรูม ศูนย์การแสดงสินค้าและการประชุมอิมแพ็ค เมืองทองธานี

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok awarded Health Spa Certificate [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-07-17 17:38:09 http://www.rarinjinda.com/62

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok awarded Health Spa Certificate by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The award was organized to prepare all the spa operators to be ready for the AEC (Asean Economic Community) in 2015. It also acts as a quality guarantee sign for the customers. Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Asst. Director received the certificate from Mrs. Malinee Sukavejworakit, Deputy Governor of Bangkok at Prince Palace Bangkok Hotel on 11th July 2012.

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Principles of Naturopathy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=71 2012-07-13 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/71

Nature cure is a system of building harmony with constructive principles of Nature on physical, mental, moral and spiritual planes of living. It has great health promotive, disease preventive and curative as well as restorative potential.

Naturopathy is virtually a science of healthy living. It teaches us that how we should live? What we should eat? And how our daily routine should be? The methods of Nature Cure not only help us in attaining freedom from disease but with the help of their regular use positive and vigorous health can be acquired. That’s why Naturopathy is also called as Natural life. Its main object is to change the living habits of people and to teach them the healthy life style. Different modalities of Naturopathy are very helpful in the fulfillment of this pursuit.

The human body has got remarkable recuperative power. It is composed of five great elements (Pancha Maha Bhutas), imbalance of these creates diseases. Treatment of the diseases by these elements i.e. Air, Earth, Water, Fire and Ether is known as Nature Cure.

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Jetro's workshop for lifestyle products at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-07-12 11:25:23 http://www.rarinjinda.com/61

JETRO in co-operation with the Department of International Trade Promotion recently held a workshop for Thai entrepreneurs and producers of lifestyle products who plan to export to Japan at Baan Thai Conference room. Speakers include many Japanese businessmen who has had imported the Thai lifestyle products. The event has been very successful with over 100 participants, over the expected numbers planned. Guests also enjoyed Lunch at Deck1 Exotic Scene and Cuisine.




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The new trend of Yoga, Karaoke Yoga [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=70 2012-07-10 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/70

Yoga teacher Jennifer Pastiloff wants her yoga classes to be joyful, fun, and have a sense of humor. Her lighthearted approach to her classes attracts lighthearted students. It’s not uncommon for her students to sing along with the music she plays in her classes, she says.

“I’m on a mission to spread joy and have people feel good,” Pastiloff tells Buzz. It occurred to her that a class mixing singing, dancing, and yoga would be the perfect way to do just that. She talked to her manager at Equinox Fitness Club, where a similar class that mixed singing and cycling had been successful, and Karaoke Yoga was born.

Complete with a screen for song lyrics and a DJ to help set the mood, Karaoke Yoga invites participants to sing, dance, move, and laugh together. It appeals to both yoga enthusiast and those who might not be serious yoga students, too, making it a great introduction to the practice.

While there are plenty of yoga poses incorporated into the class, it might look more like a dance party than a traditional yoga class, and that’s OK with Pastiloff. “I believe you need to have one dance party a day,” she says, noting that dance can be yoga because it can connect you to yourself and the world around you. This class isn’t about perfecting the traditional asana poses or technical alignment—it’s about letting loose and enjoying the moment.

While Karaoke Yoga isn’t on the regular schedule yet, the idea is catching on. The first class was last December, and was filmed by the Good Morning America show and earlier this week was featured on ABC7.

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Hong Kong Media visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-07-09 12:00:30 http://www.rarinjinda.com/60

A group of Hong Kong Media, led by Mr. Warren Kong, Marketing Manager of TAT Hong Kong office, took part in the familiarization trip to Chiang Mai as part of Dragon Air's launch of direct flight from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai. The group was welcomed by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Executive Assistant Director ( Marketing)

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Jasberry, high-antioxidant rice [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=68 2012-07-09 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/68

Recently, we have came across new range of high-antioxidant rice “Jasberry” that we would like to recommend for our fans.

There are many components that catch the eye. First, the name itself. A mixture of Jasmine rice, the globally well-known Thai rice and Berry, the representation of its antioxidant properties. Second, the packaging. Being differentiated from the other rice, the modern packaging with the mix of color representing different characteristics of the rice from the orange Low-GI to green Delicious Mix to purple Premium selection. Lastly, the beautiful color of the grain that makes my tummy rumble.

The rice contains extremely high levels of antioxidant content, twice higher than those of Green Tea and higher than blueberries, which are known to have significant anti-ageing and cancer prevention benefits, aside from several other health benefits thanks to an overall high nutrition profile. Two Servings per day gives you sufficient daily antioxidants intake as recommended by USDA. In addition Jasberry rice has low Glycemic Index (GI) and is suitable for those who would like to control their weight or have diabetes. Given these health benefits, which include anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, Jasberry rice is also delicious and has been endorsed by luminous chefs from Health & Cuisine Magazine, Krua Indy and Sofitel So Bangkok. It is also 100% organic and non-GMO.

Jasberry is a must-try. “While some people think that rice is bad for their health, Jasberry rice is extremely nutritious and should play a key part in our daily healthy diet. Now available at Villa Supermarket nationwide. For more information, check out their page at www.facebook.com/siamorganic

Source: Siam Organic Co.,Ltd

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What is Economy Class Syndrome? [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=69 2012-07-09 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/69

It would be a pity to step down from a 12-hour flight from Bangkok to Europe with a heart filled with excitement when less than half an hour after the steel bird touched the ground, and when passengers had yet to fill their lungs with the fresh air of their dream city, the happily painted dream of 7days and 7 nights vanishes as the smiling face turns pale in grimacing pain and, only seconds later, falls dead

Would you believe that each year many tourists lose their lives just for sitting in a plane for a long period of time? Some die suddenly on the plane and some die shortly after they get off the plane.

Such situation, in medical term, is referred to as Economy Class Syndrome.

This illness became famous throughout the world 10 years ago after a passenger was found unconscious and died from being aboard a plane in the economy class for a long period of time. The fatality of this disease is due to the fact that most passengers remain seated on the plane for the majority of their flights. Unlike people traveling in cars that can stop occasionally to stretch their legs, flight passengers have no activity to require body movements. Also, passengers who travel in planes prefer not to drink water because they don’t want to bother the passenger sitting next to them with frequent trips to the bathroom. No matter the reason, these patients put themselves at risk for the Economy Class Syndrome.

Autopsy results have summarized the causes of this syndrome as blood clots blocking the blood flow in the veins in the legs because of poor blood circulation. Dehydration also contributes to high blood thickness. When the clots travel from the veins in the legs to the heart and entered the pulmonary arteries, they cause tightness in the chest, breathing difficulty and, eventually, death.

According to statistics, people at high risk for Economy Class Syndrome are usually overweight, intensive smokers, patients with some type of blood disease, patients with cancer, pregnant women, people who have recently had heart surgery and people who have a history of blood clot problems in the legs.

Thus, there are warnings for passengers who are aboard planes for a long time, especially those in the high-risk group, to avoid crossing their legs or wearing tight apparel or panty hoses which result in more constriction and poor blood circulation. Furthermore, It is recommended that the passengers frequently massage their thighs and legs by occasionally moving them up and down, drink plenty of clean water (if you’re worried about having to go to the bathroom often, try to choose an isle-seat.) and refrain from drinking alcohol and caffeine.

If you’ve just come back from a long flight and found that you have some abnormal symptoms, breathing difficulty or if you experience hyperventilation, fatigue, tightness of the chess or swollen legs, see a doctor as soon as possible because it might be the symptoms of Economy Class Syndrome.

For frequent travelers, every trip, not only Economy Class, but trips in Business Class and First Class can be risky as well. In addition to worries about leg circulation, chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or even allergies can be just as troublesome.

So the best travel recipe for those at risk or with a history of Economy Class Syndrome, is to see a doctor for a physical exam and get advice for properly taking care of your health when you travel a long distance, especially when you have to be on a plane for a long time and are at risk for emergency landings.

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Vote RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai for World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-07-02 17:42:15 http://www.rarinjinda.com/59

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been officially announced as nominees of World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012. Vote for us at http://www.luxuryhotelawards.com/node/add/vote/461

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country and global basis. The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage & raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry.

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Thai Airways Beijing Office visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-07-02 14:26:09 http://www.rarinjinda.com/58

Staff of Thai Airways Beijing Office recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai. The group had an aura checking and wellness consultation with Dr. Sushil Rahul. The group was welcomed by Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager.







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Naturopathy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=67 2012-06-29 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/67

Nature cure is an art and science of healthy living and a drugless system of healing based on well founded philosophy. It has its own concept of health and disease and also principles of treatment. Nature cure is very old science.

The fundamental difference of Nature cure with other systems is that its theory and practice are based on holistic view point whereas the later’s approach is specific. Nature cure does not believe in the specific cause of disease and its specific treatment but takes into account the totality of factors responsible for disease such as one’s unnatural habits in living, thinking, working, sleeping, relaxing etc. and also considers the environmental factors involved which on the whole disturb the normal functioning of the body and lead it to a morbid, weak and toxic state. For treatment, it primarily stresses to correct all the factors involved and allows the body to recover itself. The Nature care physician helps in Nature’s effort to overcome disease by applying correct natural modalities and controlling the natural forces to work within safe limits.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai Staff Party [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-06-18 14:58:30 http://www.rarinjinda.com/57

Recently, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai held an annual party for its staff. The night started off with the photo taking at the entrance under the theme of Red Carpet. After that, buffet dinner was served. Then, the event kicked off with an opening speech by the Board of Directors, Representative of the staff, performances by the resort-spa-restaurant team. After that the staff enjoyed the karaoke.

The event was organized to thank the staff for their hard work throughout the year and to build the unity amongst the staff.











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RarinJinda Wellness Spas and Resort at ITE 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-06-18 14:03:09 http://www.rarinjinda.com/56

RarinJinda Wellness Spas and Resort exhibited at ITE 2012 held between 14-17 June 2012 at Hong Kong Convemtions and Exhibition Centre. Many guests visited our booths including the popular blogger Roger Wu.







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TAT Fukuoka Fam Trip [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-06-12 15:42:46 http://www.rarinjinda.com/55

A group of Japanese Travel Agents and Media recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai. They were greeted by Ms.Eri Kondoh, Asst. Sales Manager(Japanese Market) and Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager. They tried some of RarinJinda signature spa treatment as well as the signature Aura Analysis. This is part of the the familiarization trip organized by TAT Fukuoka Office.

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Outdoor Yoga Exercises and Its Benefits [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=66 2012-05-28 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/66

Yoga is all about being one or part with nature. Hence, doing yoga exercises in the outdoor is one of the best ways to truly experience the benefits of yoga.

Benefits of Doing Yoga in the Outdoors

Practice of yoga must not be constricted solely within the yoga studio and a practitioner must learn to develop exercises done on the outdoors. When exposed to the natural environment, you recognize your role as part of the bigger universe. This is what experts believe to be the main component in each yoga practice. So, experts encourage students to practice yoga on the outside and deviate from regular classes done on yoga studios. It is also for the same reason and benefits that yoga retreats are mostly held in outdoor environments that enable one to get close to nature.

When you perform yoga and meditation on the outdoors, it opens up various sensations in your internal self and unfold them. There are different types of exercises that you can perform on the outdoors, depending on the specific sensual impact that you want to achieve.

Finding the Best Spot

When doing outdoor yoga, it is important that you choose properly the outdoor location where you perform these exercises in. There is no need to go to an exotic location just to achieve this; in fact, you can possibly perform your yoga routine in your backyard, provided that it is free off any noise or physical distractions.

If you live in an area where there is a stream or on a foothill, you can head on over there and start your yoga routine. Whatever your choice of location is, it has to be something that produce positive vibes and inspire your practice. Your goal is basically to choose a location that promotes internal harmony and peace.

Slow is Best in the Outdoors

The idea of performing yoga close to nature is a very relaxing experience. Therefore, learn to enjoy the slow pace of the practice instead of engaging in intensive and fast paced exercises. Breathing exercises such as ujjayi breaths will help to establish that relaxing sensation inside your body and establish a rhythm with the gentle sounds of nature.

In addition, avoid stressing out on the amount of exercises you can incorporate into a single outdoor yoga session. Learn to merely let the sequence unfold on its own and provide more emphasis on the precise execution of each move. After all, you have to utilize these exercises as a means to direct the flow of energy in and out of your body.

Four Basic Outdoor Yoga Exercises

There are four basic outdoor exercises that yoga practitioners can adapt to incorporate the different elements of nature into your outdoor session. Each exercise and the elements of nature they represent have its corresponding impact on the physical and spiritual body. Hence, putting them together into each session is a great way to experience multitude of benefits.

Earth exercises help to provide a grounding effect on your physical and spiritual body, which helps add more stability into your yoga practice. Meanwhile, wind exercises represent your ability to achieve freedom and self expression so you can continually nourish your body. Fire exercises give you strength, power, and zest in life to continually forge ahead your goals. And lastly, water exercises is the closing in a series of exercises due to its calming and soothing effect, which has exceeded past your physical body but affects your spiritual body.

Total Yoga : The Flow Series Earth

Earth ExercisesThese outdoor yoga exercises are ideal to bring back balance in your physical and spiritual body due to the massive amount of stress that one has to deal with on a regular basis. Since this is an earth exercise, you have to deal with various physical factors connected to the Earth, such as uneven terrain, presence of rocks or uneven surface, which can be painful against the foot. It is therefore a test of your ability to overcome these physical barriers and focus on the practice itself.

The most basic position to begin with is that of a Mountain Pose. Then, raise your hand up across toward your chest to assume a prayer position. Try to feel the energy around you and the immediate environment and imagine it as a visual image. If you feel any form of anxiety or tension building up, work on eliminating them.

With both your feet and heels remaining firm on the ground, extend both your arms upward. Slowly and with your arms raised still, bend over onto one side of your body to give it a stretching action. While performing these exercises, make sure to incorporate it with slow and rhythmic breathing patterns. To gain optimum benefits through this exercise, you can opt to do this one bare foot to feel the earth against your feet.

Wind ExercisesWind and air has always been a symbol of life for humans. Thus, practicing wind yoga exercises provide the nourishment that the body needs to stay healthy and maintain life. Wind symbolize freedom and self expression, thus you can optimize those results by incorporating proper breathing techniques into your exercises.

Begin on a Mountain Pose and spread your feet about shoulder width apart. Twist your spine by slowly twisting your upper body. Make sure to gently do the twisting to avoid straining your spine. In one full twisting rotation, begin your inhalation. Exhale upon the release of the twisting action. Perform the series of twisting action for at least 20 repetition so you can get best results. After completing the series of rotations, bring your heels together and let both arms naturally rest on either sides of the body.

Fire ExercisesThese exercises are done in order to gain strength and power. You can choose an outdoor area where you can feel the warmth of the sun and providing you with the energy to last you for the day.

Starting on a Mountain Pose, move onto a Chair Pose, which is like sitting on the air. Bend your knees to lower your buttocks while you bring your arms up in the air. Make sure your ankles are properly aligned and stay in position while performing at least 5 breaths. Then, return to your starting position. You must then assume a forward fold pose as you exhale. Transition into a Downward Facing Dog Pose and hold yourself in position for as long as possible to produce body heat.

Water ExercisesThe element of water represent rejuvenation and a calming effect on the body. As you practice this exercise outdoors, feel the elements of nature like a tide washing through your body and let it soothe your entire body. During meditation, imagine the qualities of water to bring about an inner sense of calmness.

From a standing position with both heels and toes together, try to achieve a state of perfect balance. Let your hands assume a prayer position. Then, slowly lift it up over your head and release both hands to mimic the stance of a breaststroke. Perform a sweeping motion with your hands and continue doing this for 10 to 20 repetitions. To enhance the benefits of performing outdoor yoga, couple it with meditation and feel the elements.

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ISDSI Staff meeting and retreat at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-05-25 16:00:36 http://www.rarinjinda.com/54

ISDSI recently held their meeting and staff retreat at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai between 22-23 May 2012. The seminar patrons received the back and shoulder during the meeting breaks, enjoyed the spa packages and enjoyed dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Deck 1, by the Ping River.









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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-05-23 18:11:17 http://www.rarinjinda.com/53

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is delighted to be awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012. Satisfied guests reward the boutique resort with a high score for excellence on the user generated travel website. The award honours top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, reviewed by travellers on the world's largest travel site.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travellers.

Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai is pleased that our guests feel compelled to share their memorable experiences on Tripadvisor. This award is testament to the hard work and passion for service that associates at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort gives to guests.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa awarded Thailand Trust Mark [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-05-21 17:10:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/52

'RarinJinda Wellness Spa' awarded Thailand Trust Mark

'RarinJinda Wellness Spa' has been awarded Thailand Trust Mark, a new quality assurance for Thai products and services. This illustrates the high level of quality that we strive in delivering exceptional spa service to both foreign and local customers.

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), previously known as the Department of Export Promotion, recently launched 'Thailand Trust Mark' (TTM) - a new quality assurance for Thai products and services, to replace the successful 'Thailand's Brand' icon introduced in 1990.

According to the department, TTM would certify products and services that are in conformity with internationally accepted standards. The move is part of the government's proactive policy on trade development, in preparation for the integration into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

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Best Luxury Destination Spa - Thailand, World Luxury Spa Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-05-21 16:48:42 http://www.rarinjinda.com/51

RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been announced as Best Luxury Destination Spa - Thailand at the World Luxury Spa Awards. This prestigious award is the first award for the year of 2012 for RarinJinda Wellness Spa and added to many awards already received both locally and globally.


The World Luxury Spa Awards™ celebrate the spa industry with 12 spa categories. Open to luxury spas in the respective categories, the World Luxury Spa Awards™ are recognized and respected on the global front by the public and media at large and are universally acknowledged as the world’s leading awards initiative for luxury spas. Competing spas in 2012 included small sized privately owned spas to globally renowned spa groups. The winners and finalists were selected by means of the annual voting process where thousands of spa guests worldwide have been given the opportunity to vote online. Official voting closed on the 7th of May and the response and comments from voters was phenomenal. Thousands of votes came in from across the globe and as a result key brands and independent spas were rewarded for their extraordinary efforts.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa is one of Thailand`s leading wellness spa, located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, with expertised therapists and latest spa technologies. It offers clients wellness, good health and luxurious pampering in a spa sanctuary. It is an urban spa fully equipped with all of the latest spa technology and facilities at high international standards, yet deeply rooted in the Thai massage and healing traditions. RarinJinda is an oasis of health and wellness. Facilities include state-of-the-art Indoor heated Hydrotherapy pool, Vichy Shower, Hydrotherapy Tub, Whirlpool with Chromotherapy, Rainforest Steam and Sauna. Alternative Medicine Specialist and nurses are also available on premise to provide consultation and guidance

Source: www.luxuryhotelawards.com

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa welcomed TVB Hong Kong's Host Chang Yew Joe 'Astro' [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-05-03 11:52:41 http://www.rarinjinda.com/50

Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Bangkok proudly welcomed the filming crew of TVB Hong Kong for the 39-parts documentary Thailand filming. RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been selected to showcase the Thai Massage and Spa. The show's host, Chang Yew Joe 'Astro', and the team was welcomed by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Executive Director (Marketing).


Chang Yew Joe was one of the finalists of Astro Star Quest 2010, a popular singing contest in Malaysia.

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Taiwan Celebrity [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-04-16 17:16:51 http://www.rarinjinda.com/49

Rarinjinda is proudly welcomed the media group of TAT Taiwan for Educational Tour during Songkran Festival in Chiangmai 13rd - 16th April 2012. Hosted by Khun Wiboon Utsahajit, Managing Director and Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager.


Twin Celebrity VT in Taiwan, Antony & Angus รู้จักกันในนามของคู่แฝด Tomoro พิธีกรรายการ Super Taste ช่อง TVBS ช่องรายการโทรทัศน์ที่มีชื่อเสียงอันดับ 1 ของ Taiwan

Danny Wen, the famous blogger ผู้ที่ได้รับรางวัล Friend of Thailand ของ TAT ในปี 2553 และผลงานของเขาคือการเป็นนักเขียนหนังสือเดินทางท่องเที่ยวที่มีชื่อหลายเล่มด้วยกัน อาทิ The great escapes in Thailand.

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Stretching Muscle to Prevent Neck Pain [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=65 2012-04-09 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/65

Neck pain is one of the most common problems which affect many people. Neck pain may associate with headache, eyeball pain, shoulder pain and arm pain. Rest or Medication may alleviate these pains. However the chronic or severe neck pain can have impact on your work and daily activity of daily living. Treatment is necessary so that it can definitely improve the quality of your life.




Causes of neck pain and headache

One of the most common causes of neck pain and headache is poor posture.
1. Bad sleeping position
1.1 Sleeping on your stomach.
1.2 Sleeping with your neck at an angle, either too high or too low.
1.3 Sleeping without good neck support by using several pillows. Once the pillows are moved, they can’t support the neck and cause the neck pain.
1.4 Sleeping or resting on the couch with your head on the arm rest.

2. Bad sitting position
2.1 Sitting for long periods and bending your head / neck forward when you read or work at the table.
2.2 Reading books or watching TV. in bed can cause neck strain especially if you’re propped up on several pillows so this will make your neck in forward bending position.
2.3 Falling asleep in your chair or in your car without support for your head.

Carrying items that are too heavy on one shoulder for a long period.

Car accident can cause whiplash (a violent back-and-forth motion of the neck). This is probably the most common traumatic injury to the neck region.

Degenerative disorder of cervical spine/ruptured cervical disc.


Prevention to avoid neck pain

Sleeping position The correct pillow should keep your spine straight and your neck in a “neutral” position.

Remember After a year, the feather pillows tend to “collapse” then you need to replace a new one.

Sitting position The neutral position rule also holds true for people who spend time working at computer terminals. Again, do not bend your neck forward. Adjust your desk, monitor and chair to a comfortable height, so that the monitor is at eye level and your knees are slightly lower than your hips. Sit close enough to the monitor so that you don’t have to bend forward in order to see well. Use the chair’s armrests –your arms need support.

Take frequent breaks if you drive long distances or work long hours at your computer. Keep your head back over your spine, to reduce neck strain.

Avoid tucking the phone between your ear and shoulder when you talk.

Avoid sleeping on your stomach This position puts stress on your neck. Choose a pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck.

Avoid carrying heavy bag on one shoulder for long period.

Stretch frequently if you work at a desk. Shrug your shoulders up and down. Pull your shoulder blades together and then relax.

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Prime Minister's visit to RarinJinda booth at Miracle Year Amazing Thailand 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-03-30 16:03:04 http://www.rarinjinda.com/48

Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Resort's Booth at Miracle Year Amazing Thailand 2012 at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Thursday 29th March 2012. Other distinguished guests include Mr. Chumphol Silpa-Archa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism & Sports, Mrs. Thitima Chaisaeng, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister and Mr. Surapon Svetsreni, TAT Governor. RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Resort has been selected by the Tourism of Thailand as a Thai Spa Showcase in the Wellness Section, one of the 7 product offerings highlighted. Aura Analysis with Dr. Sushil Rahul, Alternative Medicine Specialist, Back & Shoulder Massage Service and Spa Products are displayed at the booth.


The latest tourism promotion project is aimed at showcasing Thailand’s positive image and boosting confidence among international travelers through a number of unique attributes across the country. Under this project, the government and all related agencies will promote the country’s cultural tourism and community-based tourism, both of which are considered outstanding strengths of Thailand.

Miracle Year Amazing Thailand 2012 is held between 29th March - 1st April 2012 at Impact Muang Thong Thani, Hall 2.


H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, conducted Aura Analysis
Mrs. Thitima Chaisaeng, Deputy Secretary General to the Prime Minister conducted Aura Analysis
Mr. Surapon Svetsreni, TAT Governor conducted Aura Analysis
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Flight Centre Famil Group Inspection [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-03-19 12:18:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/46

A group of Flight Centre Travel Agents recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai. They were greeted by Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director and Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager. They tried some of RarinJinda signature spa treatment as well as the signature Aura Analysis. This is part of the the familiarization trip.

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Meeting for medical test equipment Quantel Derma RarinJinda Chiangmai 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-03-19 12:16:48 http://www.rarinjinda.com/47

Quantel Derma Asia-Pacific 2012 was recently held at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai between 5-10 and 12-17 March 2012. The seminar patrons, mainly from France and Germany, received the back and shoulder during the meeting breaks and enjoyed dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Deck 1, by the Ping River.

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The Health Benefits of Thai Herbs and Spices [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=64 2012-03-19 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/64

Thai food is well known around the world because of its taste and nutritional values. Many researchers found that Thai food provides high nutrition with health benefits. In the past, before the medicine was widely available in Thailand, Thai people used Thai herbs to treat some illnesses. Garlic, for example, helps reduce blood pressure. Shallot eases cold symptoms. Chili stimulates blood circulation. Lemongrass relieves digestive disorders and increases urine flow. Galangal, meanwhile, eases gastrointestinal discomfort.

The herbs and spices used in Thai food also provide distinctive flavor and aroma to certain dishes. Lemongrass added in Hot and Sour Soup with Prawns helps remove the prawn odor, making the soup be even more tasty. Galangal added in Chicken Galangal in Coconut Cream Soup enhances the aroma and reduces oily taste of coconut cream.

Thai dishes cooked with herbs and spices come in various kinds including Hot and Sour Soup, Tangy Soup, Savory Fried Beef, as well as Fried Fish in Sweet Chili Sauce. According each culinary herb and spice has unique marvelous fragrance and taste; it should be selected appropriately.

Here's few tips on how to choose the best herbs and the applications in Thai dishes:

Galangal: It has pungent aroma with Slightly hot flavor, helping remove the meat odor. Select the hard and fresh root. The young galangal has slightly pinkish skin while the mature one has dark brown skin and is much more pungent.

Lemongrass: It helps remove the meat odor. Select fresh and plump stalk with light purple root. Before cooking, cut and crushed lightly to release the essential oil. For spicy salad dish, thinly slice the lemongrass so it can be eaten along with other ingredients.

Dried spur chili:It is brightly red and not too spicy hot. To use, roast the dried chilies whole until they are fragrant. break into small pieces and put them in spicy soup. Select the shiny reddish one with ample flesh and without mold.

Shallot:With a nice blend of sweet and hot flavor, it is preferred in soup and curry paste. Peel off the skin and lightly crushed before adding in soup to enhance some sweetness. Select dried bulb with shiny reddish skin. Any withered or molded bulb should be avoided.

Garlic:It has strong aroma with unigue pungent flavor. A small clove of garlic is widely used more than the large one as it gives stronger fragrance and sharper taste. Select firm bulb or cloves showing no sign of mold.

Hot chili:It is very spicy and aromatic. There are 2 varieties available, small and large ones. The smaller chili is hotter and has stronger spicy aroma. Select chili with fresh stem in tact is recommended.

Ginger:It is famous for the pleasant qualities of refreshing fragrance and giving hot taste. The mature ginger has stronger aroma which is hotter than the young one. Select root with fresh skin and avoid withered one.

Jagged coriander:With cool herbal scent, it is often eaten raw as a side vegetable or cut into small pieces for enhancing flavor and fragrance in Thai spicy soup as well as Thai spicy salad. Select medium-sized plant that is fresh and shiny green.

Holy Basil:This plant is very pungent and aromatic. It is a must-use ingredient in the popular Spicy Stir-fried with Holy Basil and Tangy Soup. Select fresh leaf which is medium in size as it provides stronger fragrance than the big one.

Sweet Basil:It has dark green leaf and red stem. The leaf is thicker than holy basil with a different fragrance. It also helps enhance flavor and aroma. Select fresh leaf without bruised or curied up.

Hairy basil:The leaf is thinner than sweet basil with less aromatic and milder taste. The stem is light green. Select fresh leaf and avoid any wilted or bruised.

Red or green spurr chili:It has nice and bright color with moderate hotness. Many kinds of sauce require chili such as chili sauce for Fried Fish in Sweet chili Sauce. Select chili which is fresh, hard, and shiny with ample flesh. The stem should be dark green.

Green peppercorns:It has cool and tingling sensation. Select young ones which called "watery peppercorns" as they hold water inside when squeezed. Green peppercorns are not too much spicy. They can be used by whole fruits or lightly crushed.

Wild ginger:This root herb is quite fragrant and peppery which suits to remove fish odor. Select fresh and plump root as it is fleshy and watery. Rinse well, scrape off the light skin and then rinse again. To use, thinly sliced or crushed before adding to food.

Dried hot chili:It is hotter than dried spur chili. Select bright reddish color and avoid the dark one. To use, grind in a blender to make chili flakes or fry until it is fragrant and then add to season a variety of soup.

Kaffir lime leaf:The leaf contains essential oil which gives the pungent fragrance. It enhances sweet and aromatic flavor to the food. Select bright green leaf which is neither too young nor mature. To get the most of aroma, immediately put the leaf into food after shredding.

Moreover, Thai herbs also have various medicinal properties:

Galangal:relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and indigestion

Lemongrass:eliminate gas and stomach discomfort, increase urine flow and tackle with gallstones, reduce high blood pressure

Kaffir lime leaf:relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and indigestion

Shallot:eliminate gas and phlegm, improve urine flow and menstruation cycle, boost appetite and ease common cold symptoms as well as indigestion.

Garlic:prevent cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes whilst reducing high blood pressure, gas and phlegm

Hot chili:oost appetite, relieve phlegm, common cold symptoms and clotted blood and prevent intestinal cancer

Ginger:relieve gas, phlegm, digestive disorder and stimulate perspiration while easing nausea and motion sickness

Jagged coriander:contains high fiber, relieve ingestion and sooth stomach disorder whilst stimulating perspiration and alleviating nausea and vomiting

Sweet basil:stimulate digestion, boost appetite, relieve gastrointestinal discomfort and eliminate gas

Hairy basil:eliminate gas, stimulate perspiration and alleviate coughing and scurvy

Spur cili:improve absorption and detoxification

Green peppercorns:improve digestion, relieve headache and scurvy, ease rheumatic pain and alleviate diarrhea

Wild ginger:relieve indigestion, eliminate gas and phlegm as well as increase breast milk

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at ITB Berlin, 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-03-10 11:53:28 http://www.rarinjinda.com/45

RarinJinda Wellness Spa therapists perform back and shoulder massage at ITB Berlin.
Complimentary thai massage for visitors at Thailand booth, hall 26.

The sessions attracted a lot of interests from visitors and media.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been officially announced as nominees of World Luxury Spa Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-03-10 11:34:41 http://www.rarinjinda.com/44

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been officially announced as nominees of World Luxury Spa Awards 2012

The WORLD LUXURY SPA AWARDS gives recognition & thanks to the spa industry. Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. The SPA AWARDS sets the spotlight on our spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. We support all nominees in promoting their status with our Awards.

The SPA AWARDS invite top luxury spa's to participate and register for the 2012 SPA AWARDS. Voting is cast by spa guests. The Spa Awards recognize exceptional SERVICE within a highly competitive industry.

The Spa Awards celebrate the spa industry with 8 spa categories including Luxury Destination Spa, Luxury Medical/Wellness Spa, Luxury Resort Spa, Luxury Day Spa, Luxury Spa Group, Luxury Cruise Ship Spa, Luxury Hotel Spa, Luxury Mineral Spring Spa, Luxury Safari Spa, Luxury Emerging Spa.

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Principles of Yogic Practices [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=63 2012-03-05 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/63

Principles of Yogic Practices::

Yogic practices are not exercise as understood. Yoga practices do not involve vigorous movements. Any kind of violent action should be avoided during yoga practice.

The nature of yogic practices is varied as involves different mechanisms through which the result of particular yogic practices is obtained.

Asanas should be performed slowly and smoothly in order to influence the tonic system rather than the physical one.

Effortless performance and relaxing as much as possible during the final position are the chief characteristic of the technique of asana.

Pranayamic practices are very different in purpose and technique from the “Breathing Exercises”. They are supposed to increase oxygen intake and reduce the modification of mind.

The asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudras, kriyas and meditation do not use the same channels for bringing the results of the practices.

Yogic practices should not lead to undue fatigue. If there is fatigue, it should be overcome by the practice of relaxation in shavasana.

It would be better to learn the yogic practices while one is having normal health. Persons who are very weak or those who have recovered from illness should be careful in this respect. It is true that many ailments can be cured by nicely administering the yoga techniques, but for that, one has to take the help of an expert.

Age and sex do not offer any bar in yogic practices. Women should abandon some practices during menstruation and during advanced stages of pregnancy. But there are some practices, which can be continued even during those conditions. Children may start practicing the yoga techniques at about eight years of age. There is no upper age limit.

Morning time is considered better from the point of view of regularity, while it is the experience of some people, especially the beginners, that the yoga practices can be done with more ease and comfort in the evening.

Dress should be clean, simple and least cumbersome.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Launches new Ipad and Iphone Application ‘RarinJinda App’ [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-02-28 19:06:45 http://www.rarinjinda.com/43

Blooming Spa Group, Thailand’s leading and most comprehensive spa chain, launches new Mobile applications, ‘RarinJinda App’, on the operating system of Apple for the iPhone and the iPad, under the concept of "Everyday Connectivity" which allows users to access information and book service easily 24 hours a day. Blooming Spa Group’s continuous innovation, allowing it to create valuable proposition for the customers. “RarinJinda App” are part of the strategic goal of Blooming Spa Group to reflect the changing lifestyle of customers who requires instant information on their communication devices. Moreover, given the higher penetration rate of smartphone users in the past year, this will allow RarinJinda Wellness Spa to reach new target customers. ‘RarinJinda App’ includes: 1. Spa Menu offers various services 2. Promotion offers latest Promotion 3. Branch Map 4. Reservations System 5. Gallery In addition, both applications also featured on the other tools, such as share interesting news via social networking sites e.g. facebook. The “RarinJinda App” are now available for download via Apple App Store with special offers for customers who book through the App (until 30th June 2012). [Coupon Code: rarinjinda]

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Salient Features of Yoga [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=62 2012-02-16 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/62

Yoga, a universal practical discipline
Yoga is universal in character to practice and application irrespective of culture, nationality, race, sex, age and physical condition. It is a practical discipline; hence perfection results from practical application.

Yoga, as evolutionary process
Yoga is an evolutionary process, a process in the development of human consciousness. Flowering of total consciousness is known as enlightenment.

Yoga, positive approach to health
We generally know two things that are possible in the body, Health and Illness. Third possibility is that of positive health (well being). Health is not a relationship; it is a state of being. Becoming “doing” in any of the actions provides a feeling of positive well being. For that one has to live a moment to moment existence. Fullness of awareness is the positive dimension of health.

Yoga, as self therapy
All paths of yoga have healing potential to shelter out the effects of the pains which come in life.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort was very pleased to welcomed staffs from The Crown Property Bureau [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-01-30 17:34:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/42

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort was very pleased to welcomed staffs from The Crown Property Bureau on 27 January, 2012. A group of staffs visited our precious 140 years old teak wood house which located inside RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort, Chiangmai. ระรินจินดายินดีต้อนรับกองบริหารทรัพยากรมนุษย์ แผนกสรรหาและส่งเสริมศักยภาพ สำนักงานทรัพย์สินส่วนพระมหากษัตริย์ จำนวน 30 ท่าน เข้าชมบ้านไทยบ้านโบราณ 140 ปีที่ควรค่าแก่การอนุรักษ์ เมื่อวันที่ 27 มกราคม 2555 เวลา 9.00-10.00 น. นำทีมต้อนรับโดย คุณนิชรัตน์ แก้วประดิษฐ์ ผู้จัดการฝ่ายปฎิบัติการและสถานที่ คุณณีรนุช คุณณ์ปรีดา ผู้ช่วยผู้จัดการโรงแรม คุณปุณธิดา จันทรเลิศ ผู้ช่วยผู้จัดการฝ่ายขายและการตลาด คุณสุกฤตฎา กวงแหวน ผู้จัดการสปา คุณพนิดา อาชวกุล ผู้ช่วยผู้จัดการแผนกต้อนรับส่วนหน้า

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at TAT Mega Fam Trip, 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-01-10 14:39:40 http://www.rarinjinda.com/41

Therapists from RarinJinda Wellness Spa performed back and shoulder massage at Mega Fam Trip event geld by TAT at BITEC on January 9, 2012. The service provided for agents and visitors at the event. Also, media is widely attracted.

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New Year's Eve Dinner at Deck 1, the exotic scene and cuisine. [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2012-01-06 17:10:14 http://www.rarinjinda.com/40

With the seasons of celebration, Deck 1 New Year's Eve dinner had fulfill your last meal of 2011 with varieties of western and Thai dishes along with sets of Thai Dance. We've pleased our guests with various thai dance shows during the exquisite dinner by Ping River, follow up with lucky draws for our lucky guests and ended up with a fabulous fireworks view up in the sky at midnight. It was a beautiful night to start of a jolly year of 2012.

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Blooming Spa Group Flood Relief Project [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-12-29 17:31:08 http://www.rarinjinda.com/39

Blooming Spa Group, B.U.Place, Cyberprint Group and affiliates have joined together for Thailand Flood Relief Program. With the concept of helping the flood victims, we had donated 10,000 packs of pasteurized food, worth 500,000 baht. All the donation goes to The Chai Pattana Foundation.


Mrs. Pranee Suphawatanakiat, Mrs. Thanit Amorntirasan, representatives the board of directors and Miss Ratpalee Suphawatanakiat, PR Manager presents the donated items to Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary General, Chai Pattana Foundtation on 18 November, 2011

This is a part of our CSR campaign, being an organization that continuously support to the community.






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RarinJinda Wellness Spa at Beautiful Thailand event [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-12-15 18:02:50 http://www.rarinjinda.com/38

RarinJinda Wellness Spa therapists were performing back and shoulder massage for Beautiful Thailand Event held by Tourism Authority Of Thailand on 13 December 2011.



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TAT Brazil visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-21 19:12:47 http://www.rarinjinda.com/37

A group of Brazilian Media and Travel Agents recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai. They were greeted by Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director and Ms. Sukritta Kuangwan, Spa Manager. They tried some of RarinJinda signature spa treatment as well as the signature Aura Analysis.

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TAT Belgium visit [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-19 13:14:25 http://www.rarinjinda.com/36

A group of Belgian travel agents and media, led by Mrs. Aroonwan Kosiyakul, Marketing Representative, TAT Belgium, recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok. They were greeted by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Executive Director (Marketing). They tried the classical thai massage. Also on the trip is Ms. Justine De Jonckheere, Miss Belgium 2011.

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Yogic Respiration [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=61 2011-11-17 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/61

In simple terms Pranayama may be called the control of the breath. Its essence lies in the modification of our normal process of breathing which we bring about deliberately and consciously. Breathing can be modified in three different ways.

1.By inhaling and exhaling rapidly taking shallow breaths.

2.By inhaling and exhaling slowly taking long or deep breaths.

3.By holding the breath for sometime.

These practices bring control over the respiratory impulses which form one of the channels of the flow of autonomic nerve impulses. Holding of the breath for a prolonged and comfortable time is an essential technique of Pranayama. However in the initial practice the breath holding phase is completely avoided. According to Hathayoga Pradeepika there are eight types of Pranayama.

1.Suryabheda

2.Ujjai

3.Sheetali

4.Bhastrika

5.Sitkari

6.Bharmari

7.Murcha

8.Plavini

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TG Switzerland TV Crew visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-16 16:47:44 http://www.rarinjinda.com/35

A group of Swiss Media and celebrities, led by Mr. Nivat Chantarachoti, General Manager Switzerland, Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd. , recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai. They were greeted by Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager and Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director. They filmed their experience to share with their fellow audiences. They also tried some of our signature spa treatment as well as the signature Aura Analysis.

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Malaysian Life Re Seminar [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-09 18:51:03 http://www.rarinjinda.com/34

Malaysian Life Re (MLRe) recently held their Annual Seminar at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai between 5-7 November 2011. Ng Lian Lu was the guest speaker on the Topic of 'Life with and without insurance'

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TAT NZ delegated visited [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-09 18:36:35 http://www.rarinjinda.com/33

A group of New Zealand travel agents, led by Ms. Marieanne Ouwehand - Sales & Marketing Executive, Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Zealand, recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai. They were greeted by Ms. Neeranuch Khunpreeda, Asst. Hotel Manager and Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director. They also tried some of our signature spa treatment as well as the signature Aura Analysis.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok will be temporarily closed until 9th November 2011 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-11-04 14:48:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/32

Dear our valued customers,

Due to the flood warning issued by the Bangkok Metropolitan, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok will be temporarily closed between 30th October 2011 – 9th November 2011. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

However, our sister spa, Let’s Relax Terminal 21 Branch (6th Floor, Terminal 21 Shopping Center Tel. 02 108 0555) remains open. Customers can access there by BTS Asoke / MRT Sukhumvit. Opening hours are 10 am – midnight.

Management

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Yoga – Asana, Postures [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=60 2011-11-04 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/60

Asana means a state of being in which one can remain steady, calm and comfortable both mentally and physically. These are special patterns of postures that stabilize the mind and body through static stretching. Their aim is to establish proper system in the neuromuscular tonic impulses and improve the general muscle tone. Two basic principles governing the performance of asanas are stability and comfort. This suggests that the nature of asana is psychophysical and not only physical. Every asana should be performed effortlessly and maintained for a comfortable time. There should be no jerks and the performance of asana should not lead to undue fatigue. Asanas may be classified as Meditative, Cultural and Relaxative.

Asana can be performed for curative or for promoting health by gently stretching the muscles, massaging the internal organs and toning the nerves throughout the body. The health of the practitioners can be improved and many diseases can be eliminated with regular practice.

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Blooming Spa donates for flood victims in Thailand [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-10-26 17:49:44 http://www.rarinjinda.com/31

Now Thailand is facing the worst flooding in history, we, Blooming Spa group recently donated 5,000 packs of pasteurized food, worth 250,000 baht, to help suffering flood victims through Chai Pattana Foundation. We distribute rice with stir fried pork in a pasteurized package which can be kept for 30 days. This is a part of our continuing support of flood relief efforts.

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Flooding Situation Update 20 October 2011 by TAT [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-10-21 18:38:34 http://www.rarinjinda.com/30

Over the past several weeks, seasonal rains that are heavier than usual have resulted in widespread flooding in Thailand. While the flooding is having some impact on tourism, most key tourist destinations and attractions throughout Thailand have not been affected by the floods and almost all remain open. The floods are mainly affecting the provinces in central Thailand and a few provinces in the north and northeast. Provinces in the south of Thailand have not been affected by the floods. Ayutthaya has been the only tourist destination widely affected by the floods, while other provinces where tourists generally go have been slightly impacted.

Major tourist destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Pattaya, Ko Chang, Rayong, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Ko Samui, and all provinces in southern Thailand are experiencing normal weather conditions.

All airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, have not been affected by the floods and are operating as per usual. Suvarnabhumi Airport has considerable flood protection measures in place and officials are monitoring the situation closely.

Tourist destinations in the north, such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai, are best accessed by air as some roads and railways in the central provinces are closed due to the floods. Provinces in southern and eastern Thailand remain fully accessible by road and train.

Train services from Bangkok to northern destinations are suspended due to the tracks being flooded. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is offering full refunds on tickets for travelers who want to cancel their trips to destinations where train service is suspended. Train services to other parts of Thailand are available as per normal.

The National Disaster Warning Centre has issued a warning for some provinces in the south of the possibility of flash flooding due to heavy rains expected from October 19th to 21st. This includes Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla.

Tourists planning to travel to the provinces affected by the floods are advised to check the latest weather forecasts for their destination and confirm arrangements with the transportation providers with which they will be travelling. Tourists can call the TAT Information Line at 1672 to check local conditions, or visit the Thailand Meteorological Department web site at http://www.tmd.go.th/en for updated weather forecasts.

For more information, please download here!

Useful Contact Numbers: TAT Call Center:1672 Thai Airways:02-356-1111 Bangkok Airways:02-265-8777 or Twitter: @bangkok_airways Air Asia:02-515-9999 Nok Air:1318 or 02-900-9955 State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Call Center:1690 Transport Co.,Ltd. Hotline:1490

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Aura Analysis: How Does It Work? [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=59 2011-10-18 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/59

What exactly is aura and how does one go about analysing an aura? Everybody has an aura. To put it simply, aura is an invisible light, a glow that surrounds every living thing. Its strength and colour is said to represent your personality, mood and possibly even your health. While there is no scientific evidence to prove that your aura can reveal your conscious or unconscious patterns, many believe that aura is an unmistakable energy force. They believe that your aura, if analysed correctly, can tell you a lot about yourself — some of the things you may already know, but others are yet to be discovered, even by you. It is all about energy and reading the energy that your body sends out to the universe. This energy analysis is said to help you identify the unique traits of your personality and focus on utilising your stronger points.

Reading and analysing aura is not as simple as it may sound. Although the energy force is there, not everyone can physically see it. Some may sense an aura, but without a proper aura analysis, which is carried out by a trained professional using special tools, identifying your aura image is not possible.

Aura analysts are able to identify and translate this energy through an aura photograph. The first aura photograph was taken in 1891 by Nicola Testla. This unique photo is taken using a special camera, which is linked up to a set of hand sensors. When having an aura photograph taken, the subject places his or her hands on the sensors, while looking at the camera. These sensors are connected to the camera and send out data, which is then decoded by the camera, translating the energy into colours. The camera produces a double exposed photograph, which clearly shows an image of the subject being analysed as well as their relevant colours and the strength and layers of those colours.

The aura analyst uses this information from the photograph, together with knowledge of colour analysing to identify the energy reflected by the subject. The colour identified on the aura photograph may be a mixed combination of colours, which the analyst will identify as layers.

Various regions of the body can be analysed using an aura photograph, specifically:

Centre: The centre is classified as the area around your head and this colour identifies and describes your unique personality.

Right: The right side represents expressed energy. Although this area is described as the right side in an aura photograph, it is in fact the colour on the left side of your body.

Left: The left side represents energy entering the body.

In addition to these positions, certain regions of the body are further analysed including the throat, the heart, the solar plexus area, the reproductive area and the root area.

The throat: The colour surrounding the throat area represents verbal energy and can identify how easily you are able to express yourself verbally.

The heart: The colour surrounding the heart region represents feelings either to yourself or to those around you. It can help to identify how you deal with relationships, love and compassion.

The solar plexus: The aura colour around the solar plexus is associated with the central vibrations of being, and also with money and power. This is also your self-esteem centre.

The reproductive area: The colour surrounding your reproductive area represents your creativity and your attitude towards life as well as the ability to interact and socialise with other human beings.

The root area: The colour surrounding your root area represents your material reality, and the physical plane

At RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resorts, guests can consult our on-site Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dr. Sushil Rahul, before and after the treatments for wellness consultation and guidance.

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Shelf Life of Essential Oils [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=58 2011-10-17 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/58

Essential oils, such as citrus have a shorter life and others like, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver get better as they age. The average shelf life of essential oils can vary due to differences in their chemical make up and storage. Essential oils should be stored in light proof, tightly sealed glass container at stable temperature. Under optimum storage conditions most oils will stay fresh for up to 3 years. Citrus oils have shorter shelf lives because they are expressed from the fruit peel and unstable components such as waxes and fatty acids that are present in the living fruit also present in essential oil. The great majority of essential oils are extracted using steam distillation and the heat produced during this process alters and stabilizes the natural components in the plants. Many oil go through a curing process immediately following steam distillation during which additional chemical changes take place before aroma stabilizes. This can take a few weeks in cases such as peppermint. Rich, heavily scented oils like patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver take longer to reach their full potential.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa chosen to represent Thai Spa at JATA 2011 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-10-08 11:50:59 http://www.rarinjinda.com/29

RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to be the representative of Thai Spa at the JATA Fair, Tokyo 2011. The therapists performed the Thai Massage (Back and shoulder massage) for trade and public visitors during the three days event, from 30 September to 2 October 2011.

During the event, many local and foreign public and private figures visit Thailand booth including Mr. Vichai Srikwan (Chairman of TAT Board), Mrs. Jumnong Junnapiya (TAT Eastern Region Director), local Japanese actors, Ms. Universe Guam 2011 and Ms. Earth Guam 2011.

A lot of local and foreign media also took interest during this event.

Ms. Universe Guam and Ms. Earth Guam 2011

Ms. Sukanya Sirikanjanakul (TAT Osaka Director) presents souvenir to Ms. Universe Guam and Ms. Earth Guam 2011 for visiting Thailand booth.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been officially announced as nominees of World Luxury Awards 2012 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-09-27 17:31:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/28

The World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels worldwide. This Award was established as a celebration of ultimate achievement in hoteliering. It is about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step & such differentiated themselves from "good hotels" to "exceptional hotels".

The World Luxury Hotel Awards accounts for all categories in the Luxury Hotel industry. Award winners set the benchmark for luxury hotels in achieving recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence.

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Organic Food – Is 'Natural' Worth the Extra Cost? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=57 2011-09-23 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/57

Once upon a time, organic food was available only at health food stores, marketed to "tree-hugging" consumers willing to pay extra for "natural," environmentally friendly foods. Today, organic foods are undeniably mainstream. Not only can they be found at most every neighborhood grocer, but even giants like Wal-Mart are getting into the act.

People who buy organic are seeking assurance that food production is gentle to the earth, and/or looking for safer, purer, more natural foods. But are organic foods really worth the added expense?

"If you can afford them, buy them," recommends New York University professor Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH. "It really is a personal choice but how can anyone think substances, such as pesticides, capable of killing insects, can be good for you?"

But American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Keecha Harris, DrPH, says, "There is no evidence that organic foods are superior over traditional foods."

Food does not have to be organic to be safe and environmentally friendly, she says. She recommends focusing on eating food grown close to where you live. She notes that some organic foods come from multinational companies and have been trucked across the country.

"They may be organic, but the … environmental footprint includes lots of petrochemicals used in transportation, whereas if you buy produce from your local farmers market, it may not be organic but it is farm-fresh and less impactful on the environment," says Harris

One thing the experts agree on: Regardless of whether you choose locally grown, organic, or conventional foods, the important thing is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The health benefits of such a diet far outweigh any potential risks from pesticide exposure.

The Price of Buying Organic Food Just how much more expensive is it to go organic? You can expect to pay 50%-100% more for organic foods. That's because, in general, it is more labor-intensive, and without the help of pesticides, the yield is not always as favorable.

To maximize your organic food dollar, the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., recommends going organic on the "dirty dozen" -- types of produce that are most susceptible to pesticide residue: Peaches Apples Sweet bell peppers Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Pears Grapes (imported) Spinach Lettuce Potatoes

And which organic produce is probably not worth the added expense? The group lists these 12 items as having the least pesticide residues: Papayas Broccoli Cabbage Bananas Kiwifruit Sweet peas (frozen) Asparagus Mangoes Pineapple Sweet corn (frozen) Avocados Onions

You can help keep costs down by shopping for sale items, comparing prices, buying locally grown products either at farmers' markets or via a co-op. The sale of organic foods in large grocery store chains is also likely to help keep prices down in the long run.

Reduce Pesticide Residues Whether or not you buy organic, you can do your part to reduce pesticide residues on foods with the following tips: Wash and scrub produce under streaming water to remove dirt, bacteria and surface pesticide residues, even produce with inedible skins such as cantaloupe. Do not use soap Remove the peel from fruits and vegetables. Remove the outer leaves of leafy vegetables. Trim visible fat and skin from meat and poultry because pesticide residues can collect in fat. Eat a variety of foods from different sources. Join a co-op farm that supports community agriculture.

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Health Digital Check-Up: Five Health Trends to Watch in 2011 [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=56 2011-09-23 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/56

“I want it future-proofed.” Nobody can predict the future unless they own a crystal ball that actually works. Nevertheless we like to have a go. We’ve examined five potential trends that are advancing healthcare today and shaping what it might look tomorrow.

Last week, Eric Tatro broke down the far reaching future of what 2020 may hold for healthcare communication. Next year is a bit closer off, so it’s worth taking a look, thanks to the ever useful PSFK look into the future of healthcare, at just what may be coming up much sooner.

Here are five things that may really come to light in the health communication field in the next year. No crystal ball required.

The Year of the Slate

You’ve heard it before in previous editions and it’s not going away. There are many popularly known tablets available, and with so many new devices coming to market – a potential 30 – the snowball is about to avalanche in 2011. The possibilities in healthcare seem almost revolutionary; from primary care interaction, bedside diagnosis/e-patient record access to sales representative call planning and customer detailing. Perhaps the real battle here in 2011 may not be the hardware but the operating systems they use and their capability to interact seamlessly with existing databases whilst keeping our data secure. What mHealth means to patients

The mHealth discussion grows every day, and there are literally hundreds of healthcare apps available on all different types of mobile devices leaving patients with a minefield of decision, but why should they be interested? Mobile phones can be used by people to detect early warning signals related to illness and other medical conditions using simple biomedical inputs. By periodically checking their personal wellness, users are able to better manage their own health before visiting or consulting a doctor. Augmented Reality

What was the buzz word of 2009 is now becoming a reality in healthcare and presents the industry with a unique opportunity to lead the curve. AR is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time. Imagine searching for your nearest primary care provider or pharmacy by just pointing your mobile device, with the potential to then initiate real-time conversation. Or physician training with the ability for new doctors to point their phones at a part of a patient’s body and visualize what the internal organs might look like. And sales representative detailing – imagine a real life demonstration, via a volunteer, to show the effects acid can have on the esophagus when the doctor can visualize where erosions are likely to occur.

Remote Diagnostics

Web-connected devices are now able to capture an individual’s health-related data and communicate that information to HCPs located anywhere. This information allows for distributed care enabling remote diagnoses, alerting doctors to changing conditions as they occur and providing a total picture of a person’s health so that necessary care can be administered. What are the implications?

Less Beds, Better Health – treatment centers and hospitals can track patient health without patient visits; Picturing Health – more relevant, accurate, real-time data of the health of populations can be gathered; Physician Collaboration – specialists can be utilised in geographically remote areas through technology-enabled consultations.

Pro Social

There’s no question that social media is harder in highly regulated industries like ours. There are questions about adverse events, off label references and clashes of cultures. But, physicians aren’t sitting on the sidelines. More and more of them are connecting in social media all the time. Two-thirds of physicians use UCG content for professional purposes and pharma companies want to make use of it. If physicians are willing to push things further into the social, next year just may be the year it happens.

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How to Start – And Keep – A Workout Routine [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=55 2011-08-16 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/55

It’s easy to join the gym, start running, or maybe take a yoga class or two. But just as easy as it is to try a new workout routine, it’s just as easy to fall out of that routine as well. Here are some tips for how to keep your exercise routine going strong every day.

Get Fit Now: 6 Easy Exercises

Turn the corners of your mouth up. Exercise can be enjoyable – not a chore – when you enter into it with a bit of joy ... even if you have to fake it at first!

Think "wellness" rather than "weight loss." Finding your ideal body weight should be a by-product of a bigger achievement, wellness. (And, by the way, this weight loss is the "good" kind, the kind that stays off.)

Kick off your shoes. Barefoot workouts have become all the rage because they condition the feet along with the rest of the body. That's important. I always say, " What happens in the feet, happens in the body". If you've got strong flexible feet, chances are you've got a strong flexible body.

Remember it's not all or nothing. Even just 10 minutes of movement can make a difference.

Mix it up. Doing the same thing everyday is boring for your mind and your body – they want variety, so give it to them. Try salsa one day, yoga the next.

Have options. That's why exercise DVDs are so ideal. You can do them anytime and anywhere. If you were planning on hiking with your dog, but a Noreaster has hit town, or if you slept through your alarm and missed the 6am spin class, you're not out of luck. Pop in a DVD.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa wins World Class Thai Gold Spa Award [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-08-01 13:54:01 http://www.rarinjinda.com/27

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been awarded the World Class Thai Gold Spa Award at the 1st 1st National Thai Spa Seminar held at The Emerald Hotel on Friday 29th July 2011. Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Executive Director (Marketing & PR) received the trophy from Mr. Somchai Pinyopornpanich, Director-General, Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Health.

The objectives of the grading system are aimed at improving service quality standards, therapists' skills and operations management in order to raise Thai Spas to global standards. Spas are assessed on a strict set of criteria which includes Service Quality, Spa Personnel Skills, Tools & Equipment, Organization & Management Quality and Spa Ambience.

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Why is Whole Wheat better? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=54 2011-06-13 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/54

Foods with whole grain are proven to be a lot healthier and nutritious by different studies and experts. And lately, there is a growing trend among health conscious individuals that choose to purchase wholegrain products as part of their daily diet which brought about the production of wholegrain products like whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour, rolled oats (or oat groats), whole wheat pasta, and much more.

However, there is an issue in the market concerning the differentiation between whole grain and whole wheat products. The question is, “are they the same?” The answer is, NO. But, the difference between the two is only little and it is in the way both are processed into flour which then used to create bread, cakes, pasta and the likes. Whole grain flour primarily retained its natural composition (cereal germ, endosperm and bran) as well as the nutrients that go with it since it does not undergo any refining process, as compared to whole wheat flour which has been refined and removed much of the germ while retaining some of the bran of a wheat kernel. Because of the process whole wheat flour is said to be lacking in several nutritional benefits like anti-oxidants. The other cited differences between the two concerns texture and color. Other than that, whole wheat products still remain a healthy food preference which is a natural source of carbohydrates, vitamins, protein and fiber.

Additional benefits of consuming whole wheat products include the following:

1.It satiates hunger longer even when consumed in small amounts. This is because whole grains have tougher external coating which makes it harder to break down and to digest its starchy core even if it undergoes refining process.

2.It is proven to prevent various types of diseases that can endanger the life of an individual like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.

3.It helps in lowering the cholesterol level and blood pressure of an individual.

4.It is also an effective way in sustaining a healthy body weight.

Thus, change your menu to whole wheat today for better health and better future.

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7 Best iPhone Apps to Help You Eat Healthy and Diet [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=53 2011-06-08 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/53

Nowadays, mobile phones, especially Smartphones like IPhone and Blackberry, becomes a necessity in our everyday life. Although many health specialists have criticized on the overuse of the phone which may have impact on the user's health, the apps on these smartphones may prove useful in helping users eating healthy and balancing good diet. Here are 7 best IPhoneApps to help you eat healthier and if you need a little bit of push there are some great apps to help you diet.

Healthy Super Foods
Healthy Super Foods App

The Healthy Super Foods application is all about finding the right foods to eat to build up your immune system to protect you from a variety of ailments. Developed by CleverMatrix the app is simple to use and covers a list of common foods to build up your immune system from common ailments.

The app gives you information on how to prevent and treat an illness and also covers recipes that you can make with the recommended foods. The first sections is A-Z of foods. From there you can tap on a food you are interested in and it will tell you the health benefits, what vitamins are in and a description of the food.

The next section is A-Z of ailments. You look through the list to find a particular illness and when you tap on it, it will tell you what to do to prevent or ease the illness, what super foods to eat and then a description of the ailment itself. There is also an option to get a recipe with the super foods mentioned. The final section is recipes. You choose what sort of meal you are wanting for example breakfast, starter, main or dessert and then the foods you require in the recipe and then after shaking your device it lists a recipe for you to try.

Good Food Healthy Recipes
Good Food Healthy Recipes App

Good Food Recipes is all all about finding a great healthy recipe for you to cook. Created by BBCgoodfood the app is packed with recipe lists and videos to help you cook a perfect meal.

The app covers breakfast, dinner, tea and puddings and all recipes are broken down and you are given all the nutritional information as well. It tells you the fat content, saturated fat, sugar, salt level, protein, carbs, calories and fibre. Everything you might need if you want to know exactly what you are eating.

You can search via categories or just list the ingredients you have already and it will find a recipe for you. When you have your chosen recipe it lists the details of it and the info then you can go to the next tab to get the ingredients and details of how to cook it. Altogether there are over 120 recipes to choose from.

The app also covers a selection of videos to help you cook some of the recipes. Any of the recipes you find can be saved in the favorite section to refer back to. The final section covers the ingredients and goes in to detail about what each food is.

Detox Diets & Recipes
Detox Diets & Recipes App

The main reason for detoxing is to cleanse you body from all toxins and a detox diet is how you can achieve this. Detoxing can help you lose weight, feel healthier, improve your bowels, improve the appearance of your skin and generally just make you feel more energetic.

The Detox Diet by CleverMatrix covers three kinds of diets, a one day, a weekend and a seven day diet. Each telling you what to do before, during and after and also covering the foods you should eat. The first page tells you all the information you need to know about detoxing. It covers the side effects of it and also informs you of when you shouldn’t be detoxing.

First you have to decide which detox plan you are going to do, there is a section for the three of them. So if you were going to do the 1 day detox diet the main page for it tells you all about the plan and possible side effects and also the added benefits. It will then tell you what to do before you start the diet the preparation and also what foods you need to get stocked in your cupboards. Then it will tell you what to do during the detox from the moment you wake until you go to bed that night. Covering things like how to prepare your food, what to drink and what activities to do. The final aspect they cover is for after you have detoxed it covers information on what to do after and how to go gently back into your normal routine.

The final section is recipes and this covers a range of recipes for dips, fruit juices, mains, salads, soup and vegetable juice. You just click onto it and it lists the ingredients.

Low Carb Diet Assistant
Low Carb Diet Assistant App

The Low Carb application is ideal for anyone who is on a low carb diet or has diabetes. The app developed by Nanobitsoftware It basically does all the counting up for you. It is fairly straight forward and easy to use. As well as tracking your carbs you can also track your weight and water, sugar and net carbohydrates. You can add additional foods to the database but they already have an extensive amount listed, over 110,000.

Once you have filled in all the initial details when you first download the app then the first page is your overview. It will tell you how many more carbs you can eat for the day. Along with how many glasses of water you still have to drink, your current BMI and your fat, protein and calorie content to date. It is on that page that you add any food you consume each time you do it updates your details.

Then there are two different sections for your water and weight intake. Every time you have a drink of water there is a page full of empty glasses and you tap one of them and it fills it up with water. This is how you keep a record of the water intake and again it updates the main front page. The weight page is fairly straight forward to update as well.

All your information is logged and you are then able to view and edit previous records. You can set your own daily weight targets and carbs budget. All of your food intake is also available to view in a full screen graph.

A Low GI Diet
A Low GI Diet App

The app developed by Webtopia is designed for anyone who is on a low GI diet, low carb diet and diabetics. The GI (Glycemic Index) is a measure of how fast different foods break down. Listed within the app is different foods you can search for and it tells you Low, Medium and High GI foods.

The app is very basic and simple to use but that really is all that you need. You enter in the search bar the food item you want details for and once you hit the search key it lists all the food with the word you inputted. You then find the one you need and when you press it it goes to a new screen and tells you the GI value inside a coloured box. The colour of the box is relevent to how low or high the GI value is. If it is a low GI it will be a green box, medium GI is yellow and high GI is red.

Tap & Track – Calorie, Weight and Exercise tracker
Tap & Track App

Tap and Track developed by Nanobitsoftware is a great app to use to keep track of your calorie intake. It is designed to find the calorie intake your body needs depending on your age, weight, gender and height.

The app is listed with 110,00 food items, 1600 different food brands and 404 restaurants. Almost all of the everyday food you eat will be listed. Your main page is the overview page which tells you your consumed calories and what you have left remaining to use. It also tells you your fat, carbohydrate and food score. It is on this page where you can add your food intake and each time you do your figures get updated. You can also log here any exercise you do and the app already has 180 different exercises listed. The daily info goes into greater detail as it also logs, fat, protein, carbs, sugars, sodium and fibre intake. You can also get the overview in an easy to read pie chart report.

Every food intake you record is kept logged and you can go back and view all the details and even edit any of the days you recorded. You can set a diet plan and goal weight and set your own budget for carbs and fat.

Diet BMI Tracker
Diet BMI Tracker App

The Diet BMI Tracker developed by CleverMatrix is an application designed to track your weight loss and BMI.

The app is very easy to use and the initial set up is simple to follow. When you launch the app for the first time you enter your height, your weight and your weight goal and that is it! Everyday you then enter your daily weight and watch your progress.

The first page is where you track your weight and it can be tracked in UK, US or SI weights. You simply input your weight in kgs, stones, pounds and ounces. You can then flick on to the next screen for your progress to see how you are doing. It will show you your starting weight, your current and your goal so you can see how well you have done so far. It also tells you how many days since you first started tracking your weight. You can also see your progress in a full screen graph from day one which again is a great feature for easy glancing at.

Now there's no more excuses of not eating healthy and having balanced diet. Just pull your Iphone and get started.

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Romantic honeymoon at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-06-01 14:54:07 http://www.rarinjinda.com/26

AirAsia celebrates Valentine’s Day by hosting a wedding ceremony for 7 couples on the plane. Lucky couples who submitted the most convincing stories about why they should be selected were invited to join the opportunity of a lifetime with AirAsia.

To celebrate the occasion of love and Thai AirAsia’s 7 year anniversary, 7 lucky couples will get married on AirAsia’s brand-new Airbus A320, flight FD 3236 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. According to Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, “AirAsia would like to celebrate the day of love with our ‘Love is in the…AirAsia’ activity. We learned of these couples through stories that they submitted through www.facebook.com/airasiathailand and we are honored to host their dream wedding on our plane. The festivities on the plane will include the exchange of rings, a wedding kiss, and a souvenir certificate of marriage from AirAsia. All of this will be a happy moment, shared among 180 other passengers as witnesses to the ceremony. Apart from this, the Airline has also organized fun events such as prize giveaways, and special Valentine’s Day stickers to be given out to our passengers”.

One of the lucky couples, Ms. Bongkotchatorn Kittitalcharoen (Yhong) expressed that “this wedding in the sky is what has defined so much of our long distance relationship. I live in Bangkok while my boyfriend was living in Surat Thani. Our love was tested by time and distance but I can genuinely say that we were only able to see each other very often because of AirAsia’s promotions and affordable fares. What makes this wedding meaningful is that we are getting married on a special place which has made everything possible in surviving our long distance relationship. ”

Meanwhile Ms Wirongrong Phosuk (Run), another lucky bride, stated that “Our connection to the plane and Chiang Mai are things that make this wedding important to us. Before I met my fiancé, I went to Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai and prayed to meet the love of my life. Those prayers were answered when I got back to Bangkok and met a pilot from Chiang Mai. The first time we confessed our love to each other was on a plane that he was flying-it was very romantic. The first trip we ever took together was also on AirAsia. This Valentine’s Day marks our 2 year anniversary and it was always in our plan to get married on Valentine’s Day. We are so honored to be a part of this ceremony and it is a very meaningful day for us.”

The 7 lucky couples will also receive wedding gowns and outfits for the special occasion from Cosily by Apirassak, while driving a brand new Toyota Prius during their sweet 3-day, 2 night romantic honeymoon in Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort in Chiang mai.

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Fusion Yoga, the new Yoga trend for 2011 [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=52 2011-06-01 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/52

People who like to try new cuisine would be familiar with the term 'fusion food', which is a mixture of different cuisines i.e. Deck1's Northern Sausages Spaghetti, a combination of Northern Thailand delicacies and Italian favourites. However, Fusion Yoga is somewhat new. It is being mentioned as the Yoga trend for 2011. Let's find out what Fusion Yoga really is.

In essence, yoga fusion attempts to add some type of fitness regime to the tradition series of yoga poses offered in a basic yoga class. The fusion aspect may include strength training, resistance work, cardiovascular activity, elements of dance or Pilates moves. Most yoga fusion classes seek to provide the flexibility challenges and breathing work of yoga while also offering overall toning, muscle-building or fat-burning activities

The principal type of yoga fusion is yoga and Pilates, sometimes referred to as Yogilates. Pilates is the practice of isolating small muscle groups and doing refined, intense exercises that target those muscles. Pilates moves are a good complement to the overall stretching and strengthening offered in yoga. Another yoga fusion that has garnered attention is booty ballet. It's a flashy name for what is basically a full-body fitness class incorporating stretches, poses, dance moves, balancing and breathing. Some yoga fusion classes highlight the dance aspect by having live music or drumming in the room.

The benefits of most yoga fusion workouts is that they are dynamic and challenging, yet accessible. They can offer the mental and spiritual lift of yoga with the physical benefits of a cardiovascular workout. Instructors keep the pace lively and the combinations interesting, so there is less chance of boredom or burnout. Most yoga fusion workouts can be adapted for people with different needs or for beginners.

Most yoga fusion workouts are a combination of warm-up, stretching, breathing, centering, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility work, typically accompanied by music. Yogilates has the specific goal of promoting a rapid and balanced development of strength and definition of muscles. Many yoga fusion instructors also offer personal training or one-on-one classes to help refine poses and customize the workout.

Yoga fusion is accessible to people of all levels of fitness, but absolute beginners should probably take traditional yoga classes first. This is because yoga fusion has less focus on form and more focus on keeping the heart rate up.

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Aromatherapy for Different types of Skin [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=51 2011-06-01 00:00:00 http://www.rarinjinda.com/51

Essential oils can be used for all skin types. Lavender, geranium, rose,ylang-ylang are so versatile and balancing that they can be recommended for more than one skin type. Their benefits include soothing, anti-inflammatory, healing and nutritive.

Essential oils like carrot-seed, rosemary, rosewood and sandalwood work best for dry skin. Small amounts of peppermint or rosemary stimulate oil production and increase circulation.

Basil, eucalyptus, cedarwood, cypress, lemongrass, lavender and ylang-ylang help to normalize oily skin. Sage and Lemongrass slow down oil production.

Combination skin, oily T zone and dry around eyes, cheeks and mouth, is the common skin type. It should be treated like separate faces, using a combination of essential oils for dry and oily skin.

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Are all Essential Oils Equal [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=50 2011-04-25 17:09:14 http://www.rarinjinda.com/50

Plants like, rose and jasmine contain little essential oil, and their important aromatic properties are extracted using a chemical solvent. The end product, known as an absolute, contains essential oil along with other plant constituents. Though not a true essential oil, absolutes are used for fragrancing cosmetic products like fine perfumes.

There are also differences between synthetic fragrance oils and pure essential oils. Synthetic oils are produced by blending aromatic chemicals primarily derived from coal tar. These oils may duplicate the smell of pure botanical, but the complex chemical components of essential oil created in nature determine its true aromatic benefits.

While synthetic fragrance oils are not suitable for aromatherapy, they add an approximation of the natural scent to crafts, soap, perfume and potpourri at a fraction of the cost.

Aromatherapy practitioners need pure essential oils of the highest quality. Important criteria to consider when selecting essential oils include the following:

Pure and Natural
Growing season
Extraction method
Plant part used
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Aromatherapy for Spiritual Wellness [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=49 2011-03-21 15:52:26 http://www.rarinjinda.com/49

The ritual has always been associated with the use of essential oil and scent. A diffused wafts away like a wish or a prayer. The essential oil itself can be thought of as quintessential spirit of the plant, a living fragrance held captive in a bottle.

For centuries Frankincense oil has been used during prayer and meditation. Its rich balsamic aroma deeply penetrates the lungs, inspiring slow, regular breathing. Try diffusing frankincense to help carry you along your next inner or outer spiritual journey.

Essential oils are remarkable substances, positively affecting every level of our being. Aromatherapy is the creative and scientific use of these oils to inspire beneficial changes in our lives on therapeutic, aesthetic and mystical levels.

Pure essential oils, like precious jewelry or fine wine are the gems of nature, the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, sometimes called the soul of the plant. Person who truly appreciate the qualities of pure essential oils consider each drop a precious jewel to be savored, enjoyed and protected.

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RarinJinda chosen to represent Thai Spa at ITB Berlin 2011 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-03-16 11:35:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/25

RarinJinda Wellness Spa has been selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to be the representative of Thai Spa at the recent ITB Berlin 2011. The therapists performed the Thai Massage (Back and shoulder massage) for trade and public visitors during the five days event between 9-13 March 2011.

During the event, many local and foreign public and private figures visit the booth including HRH Princess Ubol Rattana, Hon Mr. Chumphol Silpa-archa (Minister of Tourism and Sports), Mr. Vichai Srikwan (TAT Chairman) and Mayor of Rottenburg. The local and foreign media also took interest during this event.

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Aromatherapy for Physical Wellness [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=48 2011-02-25 13:50:19 http://www.rarinjinda.com/48

Essential oils not only have effect on the mind and the central nervous system, they even react with the body. Essential oils quickly absorbed through skin traveling around cells and into hair follicles. The oils enter the sebaceous glands and mingle with the skin’s natural emollients. Essential oils add an aesthetic dimension to the healing touch of massage therapy, hot compresses, steam and baths. Because of their incredibly concentrated nature, essential oils should always be diluted before application, natural carrier vegetable oils, such as jojoba and sweet almond are excellent dilutents for essential oils. Mix them so the essential oil makes 3% to 5% of the blend, or mix a few drops of essential oil in warm bath to help soak away the debilitating effect of a stressful day.

Certain oils are especially well suited for our skin. The skin is a complex, sensitive organ that helps in heat regulation, respiration and sensation, all of which are necessary for well-being. It is our mantle of health reflecting our inner state of well-being, while protecting from daily barrage of harmful pollutants and chemical.

Lavender perhaps is the ultimate skin oil. It combats oily skin by removing excess oil, which helps prevent clogged pores. It can also help sooth and replenish the dry skin caused by lack of sebum, the protective emollient substance produced by our skin.

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Aromatherapy for Mental Wellness [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=47 2011-02-11 19:15:13 http://www.rarinjinda.com/47

The aromas of essential oils stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotions. The chemical shape of an essential oil molecule is like key that opens a corresponding lock like structure in the olfactory nerve receptors in nostrils. The impression of the aroma is then sent directly to the limbic system where emotions are felt and memories are stored. The limbic system releases chemicals that affect the central nervous system. The inhalation of essential oils helps a pleasurable emotional balance, which can have a therapeutic effect on problems, especially related to stress. Inhalation can be done directly or through diffusion.

Direct inhalation is a great method to use during stressful events when you need immediate relief. Apply 3-5 drops of chamomile essential oil onto handkerchief, hold it under your nose and breathe normally can help defuse a tense situation.

Because of their volatile nature, essential oils will also easily diffuse into the surroundings. An aromatherapy lamp-ceramic container with a small basin on top is an especially effective method of diffusion. The basin holds a mixture of water and essential oil, which is warmed from beneath by a candle or light bulb.

Diffusion is a great way to calm anxious patients in a doctor’s waiting room with relaxing effects of oils like chamomile, rose or sandalwood. It can also provide an invigorating aroma in the office to battle after lunch grogginess with energizing uplifting oils like peppermint, lemon, basil and bergamot.

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Sabai Trip Tv programme visits RarinJinda [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-02-10 18:26:47 http://www.rarinjinda.com/24

Chalit and Chalita Fuengarom, Sabai Trip Program presenters, recently visited and interviewed executive of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Asst. Executive Director (Marketing & PR) was there to welcome.

รายการสบาย...ทริปเยี่ยมระรินจินดา คุณชลิตและคุณชลิตา เฟื่องอารมย์ พิธีกรรายการสบาย...ทริป เยี่ยมชมและสัมภาษณ์ผู้บริหาร ระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ทโดยมีคุณณรัล วิวรรธนไกร ผู้ช่วยกรรมการผู้อำนวยการ สายงานการตลาดและประชาสัมพันธ์ให้การต้อนรับ

]]> Gluten-Free Food & Diets: Popular Trend or Healthy Choice? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=46 2011-01-25 18:30:50 http://www.rarinjinda.com/46

Gluten-free foods, diets, books and recipes are all the rage recently - but some debating them are asking a simple question... Is this gluten-free movement just a popular trend, or, is it a healthy choice?

Gwyneth Paltrow gushes over gluten-free. Chelsea Clinton's wedding cake was baked without it. The new Old Spice guy avoids the ubiquitous protein to help stay buff. In fact, odds are good you too have tried - or at least encountered - a product with the gluten removed.

Because gluten-free is what low-carb was a decade ago: The "it" diet discussed on daytime talk shows, promoted by hyper-slim actresses and adopted by masses. Grocery aisles are stocked with the likes of gluten-free pasta, crackers, cereal and beer.

Americans are enthusiastically exiling a dietary staple that wasn't even in most people's vocabulary a decade ago.

But why?

Unlike some other dietary boogeymen like trans-fats, gluten is not inherently bad to eat. Only a small percentage of people can't tolerate the protein, which occurs naturally in wheat, barley and rye. Plus, banning gluten from your diet can be really hard.

Not only is gluten an essential element of traditional breads and pastas (it's the protein that gives them their structure), it often is used as a thickening agent in processed foods, such as ketchup and ice cream. And cutting out gluten is no guarantee of weight loss.

The fad seems to be partly fueled by the celebrity factor: Paltrow talks it up on her website, Clinton stirred online chatter this summer when she ordered a gluten-free cake for her big day, and the muscular guy on the funny Old Spice commercials recently told Jay Leno gluten is one of the things he cut from his diet.

Then there are the claims that going "G-free" makes you feel more energetic.

"I feel better when I don't do it. If I go out to a restaurant with friends and I have a beer and a plate of pasta I'm going to feel it the next day. No one wants a gluten hangover," said Silvana Nardone, former editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. Nardone, the mother of a teenage boy with a gluten intolerance, just released a cookbook of gluten- and dairy-free recipes titled "Cooking for Isaiah."

These sort of claims are common, if hard to prove. But that hasn't slowed the industry's growth.

U.S. sales of gluten-free food has more than doubled since 2005 to over $1.5 billion, according to the market research company Packaged Facts. And the growth spurt is expected to continue at least through 2012.

Gluten does affect some people, notably people with celiac disease. But celiacs, who suffer an immune reaction if they eat food with gluten, such as bread or pasta, are estimated to represent less than 1 percent of the population.

Some other people have less severe gluten allergies or sensitivities. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, figures that up to 7 or 8 percent of the U.S. population have some kind of sensitivity to gluten.

Yet about a quarter of U.S. adults are either trying to reduce or completely avoid gluten in their diets, according to the marketing firm NPD Group's Dieting Monitor. That means most of the people eating gluten-free foods probably don't have to, but want to.

"Some of the people we're talking about most are people who are dabbling in raw foods and dabbling in vegan and dabbling in different things and they see gluten-free as part of that world," said Shauna James Ahern, better known as the popular blogger "Gluten-Free Girl."

Ahern, diagnosed with celiac at age 38 after feeling "low-level lousy" her whole life, said that even as dabblers drop the diet, they build awareness of gluten-free, which leads to more people getting diagnosed. That's why she thinks the diet will still be around in a decade.

Many of these gluten watchers are people like Akiia James, a 33-year-old news producer from Durham, S.C., who already was healthy and fit before she decided to cut out gluten and dairy several months ago.

"The main thing is just feeling better after you eat, not feeling the weight of eating," James said. "I mean, I never anymore feel like I'm stuffed ... I think I still eat the same amount, but the ingredients play a big part."

Why people report feeling better is not totally clear. And the connection may be indirect. People who eliminate gluten-rich foods may eat more produce, and therefore have a healthier diet overall, said Dee Sandquist, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

Fasano suggests that gluten is generally harder to digest, perhaps because it was only introduced to the human diet about 10,000 years ago. In evolutionary terms, that's not a lot of time to adapt to digesting a new protein.

Dr. Brian Bosworth, associate director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, noted that while gluten can certainly be an irritant to some people, he wouldn't make a blanket statement that it's harder to digest for everyone.

"I don't think that, in general, that there's a reason to strictly avoid it," said Bosworth, who has celiac disease.

Sandquist says there's no harm in avoiding gluten, as long as you eat a balanced diet. But she said it can be a challenge to eat a nutritionally sound without gluten, despite the recent proliferation of products.

And watch out: just because a product is labeled gluten-free doesn't mean it's low in calories. And some gluten-free prepared meals can run high in both calories and salt.

"There are just as many calories, if not more, depending on the food choices," Sandquist said. "It's all about the food choices."

Source: www.thirdage.com

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Ancient Tai Chi Tackles Modern Fibromyalgia [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=45 2011-01-22 12:12:27 http://www.rarinjinda.com/45

Tai chi, the centuries-old Chinese martial art, is a low-impact method for strengthening the body’s muscular, skeletal, and organ systems while the emphasis on breathing and inner stillness relieves stress and anxiety. (And as an added bonus, it burns more calories than surfing and nearly as many as downhill skiing.)

Studies have shown tai chi may help lower cholesterol, improve cardiovascular and respiratory function, reduce the symptoms of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), reduce the severity of diabetes, as well as help reduce pain and improve knee function among seniors with osteoarthritis. Now a new study shows that tai chi’s slow, repetitive movements can be more beneficial than traditional stretching exercises in relieving the pain caused by fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by extensive muscle pain lasting for at least three months coupled with heavy fatigue. Other symptoms include problems with cognitive function and memory and concentration, as well as sleep disturbances and stiffness. The condition affects between 2 and 4 percent of the world’s population with most of the victims being women.

Research conducted by Tufts University School of Medicine, and appearing in the recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, followed a small group of fibromyalgia patients through three months of tai chi lessons, gauging pain and depression along the way. Participants attended two hour-long tai chi classes a week and were encouraged to practice on their own at least 20 minutes per day. A control group received simple stretching classes.

To assess the effectiveness of both treatments, the researchers used multiple assessment tools. One such test measured fibromyalgia symptoms on a 100-point scale, showing that those participants who were assigned the tai chi track showed a significant improvement (28 points) over the control group (9 points).

"Aside from reductions in pain, patients in the tai chi group reported improvements in mood, quality of life, sleep, self-efficacy and exercise capacity," said study leader Dr. Chenchen Wang. "They feel better. People said it changed their life. Only two or three feel it didn't help."

The next step is to conduct the study using a larger group for a longer period and perhaps comparing different exercise modalities , such as yoga and Pilates, both of which incorporate stretching.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa opens new branch in Phuket [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2011-01-07 15:09:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/23

A new branch of RarinJinda Wellness Spa is set to open on Tuesday, January 18th in Patong Beach, Phuket.

The new RarinJinda Wellness Spa, which is located adjacent to the back of Jungceylon Shopping Center, will be the third branch of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chain.

Designed to a modern contemporary style, the spa features over 20 treatment rooms with single and double rooms and private suites for couples over 2,000 square meters area in the new 4 storeys building.

Amongst the range of spa experiences is the After Sun Paradise, which brings together the newly created 'Cold Stone Massage' with 'Aloe Vera Body Wrap', designed to relieve the sunburnt of foreign and local tourists after a long day at the beach.

Other treatments on offer include RarinJinda's signature treatments such as Shirodhara Treatment, Elements of Life, Hot Stone Massage, Classical Thai Massage, Facial Relaxation, Colonic Detox, Pedicure and Manicure salon (Phase 2) and more.

As a post-treatment experience, guests are invited to relax at RarinJinda Relaxing Lounge to enjoy herbal tea along with our signature 'Mango and Sticky Rice' along with other light healthy snacks or visit our Blooming Shop for luxurious spa and lifestyle products for take-home or as a souvenir.

RarinJinda is an urban spa fully equipped with all of the latest spa technology and facilities at high international standards, yet deeply rooted in the Thai massage and healing traditions. RarinJinda Wellness Spa offers clients wellness, good health and luxurious pampering in a spa sanctuary. RarinJinda is an oasis of health and wellness in Thailand's tourist capitals with many regional and local awards including Best Day Spa at the Asia Wellness Spa Festival Gold Awards 2009 and Outstanding Day Spa and Destination Spa at Thailand Tourism Awards.

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Yoga Provides Multiple Benefits for Cancer Survivors [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=44 2010-12-11 11:42:54 http://www.rarinjinda.com/44

Yoga has long been a form of relaxation, meditation and exercise, dating back to several thousand years B.C. Originating out of India, yoga teaches us to focus on the self: mind, body, spirit. Which is exactly what cancer survivors need to do to heal. So it makes sense that a new study found that yoga can aid survivors with sleep, energy and vitality.

Researchers studied 410 cancer survivors who had difficulty sleeping. Half of the subjects participated in two 75-minute yoga sessions per week, in addition to post-cancer care that the whole group received. The sessions consisted of 18 poses that incorporated breathing exercises and meditation. At the end of a month, sleeplessness improved in the yoga group by 100 percent.

Before the study started, only 15 percent of participants in both groups were sleeping soundly. At the end of the study, 16 percent of the control group were able to sleep soundly—an increase of only 1 percent—whereas the yoga group doubled their stats to 31 percent. Given the fact that the yoga group had decreased their sleep medication by 20 percent, while the control group increased theirs by 5 percent, there is a strong link between the practice of yoga and improved sleep ability.

The yoga group also reported an improvement in fatigue. “If you break down the program into its basics—breathing exercises, postures, mindfulness—it's not entirely clear which component ... is most important," lead researcher Karen Mustian said. "It could be they all work together to improve sleep, fatigue and quality of life ... or it could be that one of them is really the most important piece."

Very little is required to begin practicing yoga:

Attire: loose-fitting pants or shorts that have some give so that you can move freely, along a tank top, t-shirt and/or a sports bra depending on coverage you are comfortable with. No special shoes are required. In fact, most classes are taught barefoot.

Accessories: the only real accessory you should have is a yoga mat, which can be purchased inexpensively at your local Target or fitness store. The mat provides a comfortable, stable surface for movement, and provides traction so you don’t slip during poses. It also protects feet and hands from the harsh, hard nature of the floor. If you find it difficult to stand for any length of time but still want to get a workout in, consider purchasing a yoga ball. Available in a variety of sizes, you can sit and stabilize your body as you go through poses. An added bonus is a core workout while on the ball, as you do need to balance as you sit.

Source: HealthNews

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Aromatherapy for Your Skin [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=43 2010-12-11 11:27:17 http://www.rarinjinda.com/43

Most of us think of air diffusion and inhalation when we think of aromatherapy. However the properties of essential oils make aromatherapy skin care safe and effective. Essential oils contain hundreds of organic constituents, vitamins and natural elements that make a plant’s taste, medicinal properties and smell unique from all others. These characteristics are critical to that plant’s survival. For example, a plant’s unique fragrance attracts insects for pollination. The highly volatile oils that evaporate from the leaves of the plant act as a protectant from predators. When applied to the human skin these essential oils provide similar benefits.

Effects of Essential Oils on Skin

Like plants human skin produces a protective oily substance known as sebum. Essential oils easily absorb through skin’s sebaceous glands. Once penetrate the skin, essential oils help to stimulate and regenerate healthy skin cells following damage, injury and wearing & tearing of daily life. Because they are so readily absorbed, they also help reduce fungal and bacterial infections along with soothe sensitive, inflamed skin. The key to aromatherapy skin care is to match your individual skin type with appropriate essential oils and their benefits. Regardless of your skin type, with a little creativity and experimentation you can create a personalized aromatherapy skin care product or regimen that fits your skin type and need.

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort received a Winner Award [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-11-23 17:06:50 http://www.rarinjinda.com/22

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort received a Winner Award at Thailand Boutique Awards 2010

ประเสริฐ จิราวรรณสถิตย์ วิบูลย์ อุตสาหจิต พร้อมด้วยผู้บริหารจากระรินจินดา เวลเนส สปา รีสอร์ท เชียงใหม่ รับรางวัลยอดเยี่ยม Thailand Boutique Awards 2010 ประเภทการปรับปรุงงานสถาปัตยกรรม จาก ฯพณฯ ชุมพล ศิลปอาชา รมว.การท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา โดยมีคุณพรศิริ มโนหาญ ประธานคณะกรรมการตัดสินและคุณประกิตติ์ พิริยะเกียรติ รองผู้ว่าการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย ร่วมแสดงความยินดี

Prasert Jiravanstit, Wiboon Utsahajit and other executives of RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai received the winner award at Thailand Boutique Awards 2010 for Renovation and Modification Northern region from H.E. Mr. Chumpol Silapa-archa, Minister of Tourism and Sports. Mrs. Pornsiri Manoharn, Chairwoman of the Judges and Mr. Prakit Piriyakiat, Deputy Governor of TAT were there to congratulate.

โครงการ Thailand Boutique Awards 2010 ประกวดโรงแรมบูติกขนาดเล็กครั้งแรกในไทย โดยเป็นการ่วมมือกันระหว่างหน่วยงานขั้นนำของประเทศไทย ไม่ว่าจะเป็น KTC, ททท., กรุงเทพธุรกิจ และ มาสเตอร์การ์ด เพื่อร่วมสนับสนุนอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเที่ยว พร้อมทั้งเปิดเวทีให้โอกาสผู้ประกอบการโรงแรมขนาดเล็กทั่วประเทศ สร้างโอกาสให้เป็นที่รู้จักในกลุ่มผู้บริโภคมากยิ่งขึ้น และเร่งพัฒนาศักยภาพการทำธุรกิจโรงแรมให้เข้มแข็งอย่างยั่งยืน

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Outstanding Day Spa at Thailand Tourism Awards 2010 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-10-18 14:23:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/21

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok has been awarded the Outstanding Day Spa at the 8th Thailand Tourism Awards 2010. The award ceremony was held at Centara Grand Hotels at CentralWorld and was chaired by HE Chumphol Silpa-archa, the Minister of Tourism and Sports. Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Executive Director, was present to receive the award. This marks the second occassion for this prestigious award, after RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai received the Outstanding Destination Spa at the 7th Thailand Tourism Awards 2008.

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10 Hottest Health Trends - 10 wellness trends [part2/2] [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=42 2010-10-04 15:04:31 http://www.rarinjinda.com/42

10 Hottest Health Trends - 10 wellness trends that everyone is buzzing about and how you can make the most of them.

Putting Your Health Info Out There Storing your medical records on the Internet is way more convenient than keeping (read: losing) them in a filing cabinet. At least that's what Google Health — an online database that holds all of your files, flags drug interactions, and sends appointment reminders — is hoping. Watch for this and similar new services, such as Microsoft's HealthVault and Revolution Health, to become more popular. "It's like online banking," says Angel Bellon, trend analyst with Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve. "People had privacy concerns at first. But once they started to understand the benefits, they adopted it."

Talk about privacy:
Experts say there will also be greater use of databases like Check Tonight, which shares your STD test results with potential dates to prove you're clean. (You get tested at a clinic; if your results are negative, Check Tonight activates your membership. If you test positive, the company informs you and then destroys your file.) Now that we're getting calories and trans fats under control, all eyes will be on salt this year. "Salt has a tremendous amount of flavor," says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., a nutritionist and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, "so food manufacturers and restaurants have been using it as a substitute for fat." But they're simply replacing one harmful ingredient with another, she explains: As with trans fats, too much sodium can lead to health problems, such as high blood pressure. In fact, the American Medical Association says that, on average, we should all consume about 50 percent less sodium. That means limiting it to 2,300 mg per day. As consumers cotton to that fact, Taub-Dix expects to see more low-sodium products on grocery-store shelves soon.

Vaginal Fitness
Have you done your Kegels today? Vaginal fitness — including the tightening of the pelvic muscles, as you do with Kegel exercises -— is a new kind of workout goal. Though physical therapists already use Kegels and other therapies to treat pelvic problems such as urinary incontinence, there's now a center devoted entirely to their teaching: Manhattan's Phit spa (short for pelvic health integrative techniques) offers Kegel classes, surgery to tighten your vagina post-baby, and more. Lauri Romanzi, M.D., Phit's founder and a clinical associate professor of gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, says keeping the pelvic muscles fit may give you better bladder and bowel control — possibly even a better orgasm.

Can't get to New York? You can do Kegels on your own, for free: First, squeeze your pelvic floor muscles for five seconds. (To get the move down, try stopping your urine flow when you're peeing. That's the feeling you should have.) Then release them. Do this 10 times, then repeat.

DNA-Based Diets
Nutro-whaaat? Right now it's just a fancy buzzword. But nutrogenomics — or the concept of using your genetic makeup to decide what diet plan is best for you — is a hot topic among nutritionists, who are exploring ways to make it a more mainstream practice. Some scientists believe that chemicals found in food can affect our health by changing how our DNA works. Using family history and genetic testing, nutrogenomics could identify which diseases we may be predisposed to, such as diabetes or heart disease, and teach us how to use food to prevent them. "Most people wait until they develop a problem before they do something about it," says Taub-Dix. "Nutrogenomics will help us predict early on which problems you may encounter later on and take every step to keep them from happening."

Bike Nation
Cash-strapped drivers began ditching their four-wheelers for two when gas prices reached $4 a gallon. "We saw a tremendous increase in people biking to work," says Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. "When it costs 80 bucks to fill up your gas tank, that inspires a more urgent need to start riding than concerns about global warming or getting more exercise." In Fairfax County, VA, for instance, there's been a 160 percent increase in commuters who board buses with their bikes after cycling part of the way to work. Even though gas prices have dropped, persistent worries about our economy mean that this is the year the two-wheel phenomenon will really get rolling, says Clarke. Bike-sharing programs — in which communal bicycles are made available for riders to borrow for a fee — are popping up in places like Denver, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.

Detoxing
No one knows how to start a fad quite like Oprah. Ever since she did her 21-day cleanse last year, women have been signing up for detox diets that claim not only to rid the body of toxins but also to help you lose weight in the process.

Oprah's diet, which cut out caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten, and animal products, isn't as extreme as programs like the Master Cleanse, which replaces food with a lemonade-like concoction for up to 10 days. But nutritionists like Gans don't recommend detox diets, period. "They can be dangerous," Gans says, often causing extreme fatigue and fainting. So if you want a new diet this year, steal the smart part of Oprah's cleanse — her focus on fruit, veggies, and whole grains — and forget any plan that tells you to skip solid food, with all its essential fiber, vitamins, and minerals. (A good-for-you diet that actually requires you to eat real food? We'll take it!)

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TAT LA visit to RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-10-04 14:09:30 http://www.rarinjinda.com/20

A group of Western United States, led by Ms. Peggy Peterkar, Marketing Manager, TAT Los Angeles office, recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok and tried some of our signature spa treatment including Elements of Life, Classical Thai Massage and RarinJinda Soothing Foot Spa

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok welcomes K-Asset [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-09-24 11:44:46 http://www.rarinjinda.com/19

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok welcome K-Asset VIP guests as part of Kasikornbank's Wellness Program, a program designed to reward Kasikornbank's prestigious customers. Customers enjoy a wide range of treatments, including Aromatherapy Hot Stone Massage, Elements of Life and more.

For corporate enquiries, please contact Khun Attaporn, Sales Manager at 0863390759 or attaporn@rarinjinda.com

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Filipino TV personality recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-09-10 18:34:51 http://www.rarinjinda.com/18

Filipino TV personality and producer 'Jim Paredes' recently visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Bangkok. Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and PR greeted him.

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10 Hottest Health Trends - 10 wellness trends [part1/2] [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=41 2010-09-09 16:04:20 http://www.rarinjinda.com/41

10 Hottest Health Trends - 10 wellness trends that everyone is buzzing about and how you can make the most of them.

Getting Fit...In Your Family Room You probably never thought you'd turn to a video-game console to help you get in shape. And yet, with the popularity of Nintendo's Wii Fit, that concept suddenly made a lot of sense. So what's going to rock your wellness world this year? We asked medical, fitness, and nutrition experts — plus pro trend-spotters — to ID the hot ideas you'll be hearing about in the coming year. We also got a refresher on big past trends that are only getting bigger. Read on for news you can use to make this your healthiest year yet.

Exergaming
Last year, adults ditched the treadmills and free weights for something that got their minds pumping along with their hearts: video games. Sure, interactive devices that combine exercise with gaming, like Dance Dance Revolution, have been around for some time. But it wasn't until Nintendo introduced the Wii Fit — a balance board that attaches to the Wii gaming system to help you do aerobic exercise, strength training, and even yoga — that exergaming became a family-room staple. So far, Wii Fit has sold more than eight million units worldwide. And it really seems to work as a workout. Says Phil Lawler, director of training and outreach at PE4Life, a nonprofit that helps modernize physical education for kids, "We find that students exercise harder and longer using technology than they do with traditional sports games."

Multitasking Shoes
Women have another reason to love shoes thanks to new footwear designed to firm up your legs as you walk: Workout shoes like FitFlop claim to tone your muscles and reduce cellulite with every step. FitFlops are built with what's called a multi-density midsole, which makes leg muscles work harder than they would in a normal shoe. But some experts aren't convinced. "For the most part, FitFlops are not beneficial for use other than going to the beach or pool," says Robin Ross, P.D.M., a podiatrist practicing in Shelter Island, NY. "Wearing flip-flops opens you up to problems ranging from cuts and lacerations to twisting an ankle because of the lack of support." Still, women love the idea of building better calves simply by strolling down the street. FitFlop has sold more than a million pairs of its eponymous flip-flops since they hit the market in 2007, and the company's new boot is sure to entice those whose winter habits tend more to shoe-shopping than gym-going.

Superfruits to the Rescue
Move over, apples — you may keep the doctor away, but açai berries may keep the cancer at bay. Thanks to that health claim, among others such as improving heart health and slowing the aging process, exotic fruits like açai, goji berries, and pomegranates exploded in popularity last year. You'll continue to see them in the form of juices, teas, and even candy. True, these superfruits are loaded with antioxidants, which protect cells from toxins, or free radicals, linked to aging and diseases like cancer. But it's not clear how beneficial they are, particularly when used in products like juice. "Drinking your fruit does not yield the same effects as eating it," says Keri Gans, R.D., a New York City-based spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Bottom line: It's always better to eat whole fruit — which is packed with water, fiber, and other nutrients — than drink the stripped-down juice.

Food (Out)Laws
The government can't stop you from eating Outback's 1,580-calorie Bloomin' Onion, but they can ensure that you know just how unhealthy it is. In 2008 New York City took the obesity epidemic into its own hands when it became the first city to require that chain restaurants post calorie information on their menus. California passed a similar regulation in September 2008, and according to the National Restaurant Association, more cities are expected to follow suit. California also became the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants, following the lead of cities like New York and Philadelphia, which passed similar laws in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Scientists believe eating trans fats (found in the oils used to fry foods from chicken fingers to doughnuts) can lead to heart disease by raising bad cholesterol and lowering good cholesterol. French fries will never taste quite the same way again — but at least we'll live long enough to eat more of them.

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Welcomed Spa Grading team [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-09-03 17:06:33 http://www.rarinjinda.com/17

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai welcomed Spa Grading team RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai welcomed Spa Grading Committee from the Office of the Health Service Promotion, Ministry of Public Health. Mr. Wiboon Utsahajit, Director (second from right) and Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director were present. ระริน จินดา เวลเนส สปา เชียงใหม่ โดยคุณวิบูลย์ อุตสาหจิต กรรมการบริหาร (ที่ 2 จากขวา) เเละ Dr. Sushil Rahul, Spa Director (ขวาสุด) ต้อนรับคณะกรรมการรับรองคุณภาพ สถานประกอบการสปาเพื่อสุขภาพ สำนักงานส่งเสริมธุรกิจบริการสุขภาพ กระทรวงสาธารณสุข (Spa Grading) เมื่อวันที่ 3 กันยายน ที่ผ่านมา

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RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort has been nominated at the Best Boutique Awards [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-09-01 18:44:08 http://www.rarinjinda.com/16

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai has been nominated as Best Boutique Accommodation in Northern region and Best Architecture Renovation and Modification at Thailand Boutique Awards 2010. Thailand Boutique Awards 2010 was established to help promote the tourism industry and give smaller hotels nationwide the opportunity to gain more recognition among the consumers, as well as enhanced potentials towards business longevity. The program is focused on small boutique hotels with four to fifty rooms with distinctive qualities in all regions of Thailand for the sixty-one awards. The panel of judges is comprised of qualified individuals from different professions who will determine the winners to be announced on November 17th.

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RarinJinda's signature has been nominated for The Crystal Awards Asia-Pacific 2010 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-09-01 18:42:40 http://www.rarinjinda.com/15

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai's signature treatment'Elements of Life' has been announced as Finalists under the category of 'Best Signature Experience'in the Crystal Awards Asia-Pacific 2010.

In RarinJinda's signature treatment, Elements of Life, guest will lie down on the warm quartz sand bed representing Earth and Fire body elements, client will be treated with Tibetan Sound Therapy that represents the Air (Wind) body element. The vibration or frequencies through the bowl stimulate the chakras in body that promotes the inner peace, harmony, balance and wellbeing. This is followed by the integration of Thai and Shiatsu massage to melt and unwind the body tension and stress. Then follows the spray of icy cold rose water that represents Water body element to make ones soul fresh and rejuvenated.

As pioneer of an innovative East meet West integrated holistic Spa therapies and techniques, RarinJinda Wellness Spa offer a comprehensive range of state of art modern technology and treatments along with the natural health of alternative medicine. Our aim is to maintain well-being, feel good and a positive state of mind. Our holistic approach not involves only combining conventional and alternative therapies but involves a careful understanding of the client's problems even one don’t show any sign & symptoms, followed by an appropriate wellness spa treatment, like "Together we can achieve more

The Crystal Awards is an annual event organized by GRAS to honour and give due recognition to the crème de la crème of the spa and wellness industry. Awarding properties and individuals in various categories, the Awards endorse through a collective voice of leaders and experts in the industry the contributions that these properties and individuals make that enhance the industry, spearhead trends, change as well as exert an overall definition for the future direction of the industry.

The winners of The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010 will be unveiled at the Black-Tie Awards Gala Night on October 14, 2010.

Reference: http://www.thecrystalawards.com/nominees.asp

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What is the Raw Food Diet? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=40 2010-08-20 11:03:22 http://www.rarinjinda.com/40

The raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed.

Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and "life force" of food.

Typically, at least 75% of the diet must be living or raw.

What are the Benefits of the Raw Food Diet?

Proponents of the raw food diet believe it has numerous health benefits, including:

Increased energy Improved skin appearance Better digestion Weight loss Reduced risk of heart disease

The raw food diet contains fewer trans fats and saturated fat than the typical Western diet. It is also low in sodium and high in potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber and health-promoting plant chemicals called phytochemicals.

These properties are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. For example, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of a raw food diet lowered plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations.

What are the Guidelines of the Raw Food Diet?

1. What can I eat? Unprocessed, preferably organic, whole foods such as:

Fresh fruits and vegetables Nuts Seeds Beans Grains Legumes Dried fruit Seaweed Unprocessed organic or natural foods Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables Purified water Young coconut milk

At least 75% of food consumed should not be heated over 116 degrees F.

2. What cooking techniques are used? Specific cooking techniques make foods more digestible and add variety to the diet, including:

Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans Juicing fruit and vegetables Soaking nuts and dried fruit Blending Dehydrating food

3. What equipment can I use?

A dehydrator,a piece of equipment that blows air through food at a temperature of less than 116 degrees F.

A good-quality juice extractor for juicing fruit and vegetables

A blender, food processor, or chopper to save time

Large glass containers to soak and sprout seeds, grains, and beans

Mason jars for storing sprouts and other food

Side Effects

Some people experience a detoxification reaction when they start the raw food diet, especially if their previous diet was rich in meat, sugar, and caffeine. Mild headaches, nausea, and cravings can occur but usually last for several days.

Precautions

The raw food diet may not be appropriate for certain people, such as:

Children

Pregnant or nursing women

People with anemia

People at risk for osteoporosis - A Washington University study found that people following a raw food diet had lower bone mass. Bone turnover rates, however, were similar to the group that ate a standard American diet.

Considerable time, energy, and commitment is needed to be healthy on the raw food diet. Many of the foods are made from scratch. Some ingredients may be hard to find, such as Rejuvelac (the fermented liquid drained from sprouted grains), sprouted flour, date sugar, young coconut milk, carob powder and Celtic sea salt.

People must be aware that certain nutritional deficiencies can occur on the raw food diet, including:

Calcium Iron B12 – The Journal of Nutrition study found that a raw food diet increased levels of homocysteine due to vitamin B-12 deficiency. Protein Calories

Critics of the raw food diet say while it’s true that some enzymes are inactivated when food is heated, it doesn’t matter because the body uses its own enzymes for digestion. In addition, cooking makes certain phytochemicals easier to absorb, such as beta-carotene in carrots.

Another critique is that the human body has changed in response to eating cooked foods. Some of these changes are that are jaws and teeth have become smaller, our stomachs have shrunk, and our small intestines have grown longer, lengthening the digestive surface area.

According to other alternative diet theories, such as macrobiotics, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine, a raw-only diet may not be appropriate for people living in colder climates or for people with certain constitutional types.

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The 28 Healthiest Foods on the Planet [Part3] [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=39 2010-08-04 14:38:41 http://www.rarinjinda.com/39

The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.

Grains, Beans, Dairy and Nuts

Quinoa

19. Quinoa The Power:A half cup of cooked quinoa has 5 grams of protein, more than any other grain, plus iron, riboflavin and magnesium. A half-cup has 318 calories, 5 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber. Add to soup for a protein boost. Rinse first, or it will taste bitter.

Wheat Germ

20. Wheat Germ
The Power:A tablespoon gives you about 7 percent of your daily magnesium, which helps prevent muscle cramps; it is also a good source of vitamin E. One tablespoon has 27 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 gram of fiber. Sprinkle some over yogurt, fruit or cereal.

Lentils

21. Lentils
The Power:Isoflavones, which may inhibit estrogen-promoted breast cancers, plus fiber for heart health and an impressive 9 grams of protein per half cup. A half-cup (cooked) has 115 calories, 0 fat and 8 grams of fiber. Isoflavones hold up through processing, so buy lentils canned, dried or already in soup. Take them to work, and you will have a protein packed lunch.

Peanuts

22. Peanuts
The Power:Studies show that peanuts or other nuts (which contain mostly unsaturated "good" fat) can lower your heart-disease risk by over 20 percent. One ounce has 166 calories, 14 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Keep a packet in your briefcase, gym bag or purse for a protein-packed post-workout nosh or an afternoon pick me up that will satisfy you until supper, or chop a few into a stir-fry for a Thai accent.

Pinto Beans

23. Pinto Beans
The Power:A half cup has more than 25 percent of your daily requirement of folate, which helps protect against heart disease and reduces the risk of birth defects. A half-cup (canned) has 103 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of fiber. Drain a can, rinse and toss into a pot of vegetarian chili.

Yogurt

24.Yogurt
The Power:Bacteria in active-culture yogurt helps prevent yeast infections; calcium strengthens bones. A cup has 155 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber. Get the plain kind and mix in your own fruit to keep calories and sugar down. If you are lactose intolerant, never fear -- yogurt should not bother your tummy.

Skim Milk

25. Skim Milk
The Power:Riboflavin (a.k.a. vitamin B2) is important for good vision and along with vitamin A might help improve eczema and allergies. Plus, you get calcium and vitamin D, too. One cup has 86 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. If you are used to high fat milk, don't go cold turkey; instead, mix the two together at first. Trust this fact: In a week or two you won't miss it!

Seafood

Shellfish (Clams, Mussels)

26. Shellfish (Clams, Mussels)
The Power: Vitamin B12 to support nerve and brain function, plus iron and hard-to-get minerals like magnesium and potassium. Three ounces has 126 to 146 calories, 2 to 4 grams of fat and 0 fiber. Try a bowl of tomato-based (and low fat) Manhattan clam chowder.

Salmon

27. Salmon
The Power:Cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3-ounce portion (cooked) has 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 fiber. Brush fillets with ginger-soy marinade and grill or broil until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Crab

28. Crab
The Power:A great source of vitamin B12 and immunity-boosting zinc. A 3-ounce portion has 84 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 fiber. The "crab" in sushi is usually made from fish; buy it canned instead and make your own crab cakes.

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The 28 Healthiest Foods on the Planet [Part2] [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=38 2010-08-03 18:50:49 http://www.rarinjinda.com/38

The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.

Vegetables

Onions

10. Onions The Power:Quercetin is one of the most powerful flavonoids (natural plant antioxidants). Studies show it helps protect against cancer. A cup (chopped) has 61 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Chop onions for the maximum phytonutrient boost, or if you hate to cry, roast them with a little olive oil and serve with rice or other vegetables.

Artichokes

11. Artichokes
The Power:These odd-looking vegetables contain silymarin, an antioxidant that helps prevent skin cancer, plus fiber to help control cholesterol. One medium artichoke has 60 calories, 0 fat and 7 grams of fiber. Steam over boiling water for 30 to 40 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice on top, then pluck the leaves off with your fingers and use your teeth to scrape off the rich-tasting skin. When you get to the heart, you have found the best part!

Artichokes

12. Ginger
The Power:Gingerols may help reduce queasiness; other compounds may help ward off migraines and arthritis pain by blocking inflammation-causing prostaglandins. A teaspoon of fresh gingerroot has only 1 calorie, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Peel the tough brown skin and slice or grate into a stir-fry.

Broccoli

13. Broccoli
The Power:Indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, which help protect against breast cancer. Broccoli also has lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene. One cup (chopped) has 25 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Don't overcook broccoli - instead, microwave or steam lightly to preserve phytonutrients. Squeeze fresh lemon on top for a zesty and taste, added nutrients and some vitamin C.

Spinach

14. Spinach
The Power:Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that help fend off macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in older people. Plus, studies show this green fountain of youth may help reverse some signs of aging. One cup has 7 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Add raw leaves to a salad or saute with a little olive oil and garlic.

Bok Choy

15. Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)
The Power:Brassinin, which some research suggests may help prevent breast tumors, plus indoles and isothiocyanates, which lower levels of estrogen, make this vegetable a double-barreled weapon against breast cancer. A cup will also give you 158mg of calcium (16 percent of your daily recommended requirement) to help beat osteoporosis. A cup (cooked) has 20 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Find it in your grocer's produce section or an Asian market. Slice the greens and juicy white stalks, then saute like spinach or toss into a stir-fry just before serving.

Squash

16. Squash (Butternut, Pumpkin, Acorn)
The Power:Winter squash has huge amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which may help protect against endometrial cancer. One cup (cooked) has 80 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of fiber. Cut on in half, scoop out the seeds and bake or microwave until soft, then dust with cinnamon.

Watercress and Arugula

17. Watercress and Arugula
The Power:Phenethyl isothiocyanate, which, along with beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, may help keep cancer cells at bay. One cup has around 4 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Do not cook these leafy greens; instead, use them to garnish a sandwich or add a pungent, peppery taste to salad.

Garlic

18. Garlic
The Power:The sulfur compounds that give garlic its pungent flavor can also lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, lower blood pressure and even reduce your risk of stomach and colon cancer. A clove has 4 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Bake a whole head for 15 to 20 minutes, until soft and sweet and spread on bread instead of butter.

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Benefits of Yoga - Why Yoga Exercise is Good for You[Part 3] [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=37 2010-07-30 17:42:06 http://www.rarinjinda.com/37

Biochemical Benefits of Yoga::

Glucose decreases

Sodium decreases

Total cholesterol decreases

Triglycerides decrease

HDL cholesterol increases

LDL cholesterol decreases

VLDL cholesterol decreases

Cholinesterase increases

Catecholamines decrease

ATPase increases

Hematocrit increases

Hemoglobin increases

Lymphocyte count increases

Total white blood cell count decreases

Thyroxin increases

Vitamin C increases

Total serum protein increases

Yoga Health Benefits versus Exercise Benefits::

Yoga Benefits

Parasympathetic Nervous System dominates

Subcortical regions of brain dominate

Slow dynamic and static movements

Normalization of muscle tone

Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments

Low caloric consumption

Effort is minimized, relaxed

Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)

Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups

Noncompetitive, process-oriented

Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and the infinite)

Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness

Exercise Benefits

Sympathetic Nervous System dominates

Cortical regions of brain dominate

Rapid forceful movements

Increased muscle tension

Higher risk of injury

Moderate to high caloric consumption

Effort is maximized

Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)

Imbalance activity of opposing groups

Competitive, goal-oriented

Awareness is external (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)

Boredom factor

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The 28 Healthiest Foods on the Planet[Part1] [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=36 2010-07-29 16:11:27 http://www.rarinjinda.com/36

The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.

Fruits

Apricots

01. Apricots The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. Snacks on them dried, or if you prefer fresh, buy when still firm; once they soften, they lose nutrients.

Avocados

02. Avocados
The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. One slice has 81 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. Try a few slices instead of mayonnaise to dress up your next burger.

Raspberries

03. Raspberries
The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. These berries are also packed with vitamin C and are high in fiber, which helps prevent high cholesterol and heart disease. A cup has only 60 calories, 1 gram of fat and 8 grams of fiber. Top plain low-fat yogurt or oatmeal (another high fiber food) with fresh berries.

Cantaloupe

04. Cantaloupe
The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. Plus, half a melon has 853mg of potassium - almost twice as much as a banana, which helps lower blood pressure. Half a melon has 97 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Cut into cubes and freeze, then blend into an icy smoothie.

Cranberry

05. Cranberry Juice
The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. A cup has 144 calories, 0 grams of fat and 0 fiber. Buy 100 percent juice concentrate and use it to spice up your daily H20 without adding sugar.

Tomato

06. Tomato
The Power: Lycopene, one of the strongest carotenoids, acts as an antioxidant. Research shows that tomatoes may cut the risk of bladder, stomach and colon cancers in half if eaten daily. A tomato has 26 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Drizzle fresh slices with olive oil, because lycopene is best absorbed when eaten with a little fat.

Raisins

07. Raisins
The Power: These little gems are a great source of iron, which helps the blood transport oxygen and which many women are short on. A half-cup has 218 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Sprinkle raisins on your morning oatmeal or bran cereal - women, consider this especially during your period.

Figs

08. Figs
The Power: A good source of potassium and fiber, figs also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for producing mood-boosting serotonin, lowering cholesterol and preventing water retention. The Pill depletes B6, so if you use this method of birth control, make sure to get extra B6 in your diet. One fig has 37 to 48 calories, 0 fat and 2 grams of fiber. (Cookie lovers - fig bars have around 56 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 gram of fiber per cookie). Fresh figs are delicious simmered alongside a pork tenderloin and the dried variety make a great portable gym snack.

Lemons and Limes

9. Lemons and Limes
The Power: Limonene, furocoumarins and vitamin C, all of which help prevent cancer. A wedge has 2 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Buy a few of each and squeeze over salads, fish, beans and vegetables for fat free flavor. See also: Beneficial Bytes:Lemons and Limes.

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Benefits of Yoga - Why Yoga Exercise is Good for You[Part 2] [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=35 2010-07-29 10:38:04 http://www.rarinjinda.com/35

Benefits of Yoga - Why Yoga Exercise is Good for You

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase
Mood improves and subjective well-being increases
Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase
Social adjustment increases
Anxiety and Depression decrease
Hostility decreases
Concentration improves
Memory improves
Attention improves
Learning efficiency improves
Mood improves
Self-actualization increase
Social skills increases
Well-being increases
Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase
Self-acceptance increase
Attention improves
Concentration improves
Memory improves
Learning efficiency improves
Symbol coding improves
Depth perception improves
Flicker fusion frequency improves

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Minister of Tourism and Sports and TAT Board Chairman visited RarinJinda Booth [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-07-23 10:56:08 http://www.rarinjinda.com/14

Tourism and Sports Minister, H.E. Mr. Chumpol Silpa-archa, and Tourism Authority of Thailand Board Chairman, Mr. Wichai Srikwan, visited and tried the complimentary Back & Shoulder Massage at RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Resort's Booth at Thailand Today at Centara Grand at CentralWorld on Monday 12th, 2010.



Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently welcomed overseas delegates of the “Thailand Today” Mega Familiarization trip on their visit to Thailand during 12-16 July 2010. THAI and TAT have jointly invited over 500 travel agents and journalists worldwide to Thailand as part of a Mega Fam trip to showcase some of Thailand’s best tourism destinations and products. The event was organized as part the 50th anniversary celebrations of THAI and TAT.

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Benefits of Yoga - Why Yoga Exercise is Good for You[Part 1] [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=34 2010-07-21 10:38:04 http://www.rarinjinda.com/34

Yoga today is very important in people’s life. Today there is work load and stress at work place so for reducing this stress yoga has become necessary. It keeps the people fit and fine away from all the health problems. Yoga books tell us that Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that if it is given the right yoga kit and tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.

Yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is consists of Ancient Theories, observations and principles about the mind and body connection which is now being proven by modern medicine. Substantial research has been conducted to look at the Health Benefits of Yoga - from the Yoga Postures (Asanas), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Meditation. The information on Yoga Poses & Benefits are grouped into three categories-physiological, psychological, biochemical effects. Furthermore, scientists have laid these results against the benefits of regular exercise.

Physiological Benefits of Yoga

Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium
Pulse rate decreases
Respiratory rate decreases
Blood Pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors)
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) increases
EEG - alpha waves increase (theta, delta, and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation)
EMG activity decreases
Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases
Gastrointestinal function normalizes
Endocrine function normalizes
Excretory functions improve
Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase
Breath-holding time increases
Joint range of motion increase
Grip strength increases
Eye-hand coordination improves
Dexterity skills improve
Reaction time improves
Posture improves
Strength and resiliency increase
Endurance increases
Energy level increases
Weight normalizes
Sleep improves
Immunity increases
Pain decreases
Steadiness improves
Depth perception improves
Balance improves
Integrated functioning of body parts improves

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Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage Therapy [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=33 2010-07-09 10:40:31 http://www.rarinjinda.com/33

Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage is profoundly relaxing. During the session, 4 metal Tibetan Sound Bowls are placed on the person’s body. The practitioner then tabs on the bowls following specific rhythm. As the bowls vibrate, they send waves of vibration throughout person’s body harmonizing cells. Beautiful sound produced by the Tibetan Bowls also have relaxing hypnotic effect on the brain, slowing brain waves and inducing deep meditative state.

7 benefits of Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage

Stress Reduction through deep relaxation and endorphin release
Liberates emotional traumas locked within the subconscious
Profound effect on acupuncture meridians
Activates self-healing mechanisms within the body
Promotes deeper sleep
Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, digestive disorders, joint or muscle aches, menstrual disorders, emotional imbalances
Aura harmonizing
Chakra balancing

How Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy Works

Healing with the Power of Sound is one of the oldest and most natural forms of healing known to man.

The most basic element of the human being is the cell. The simplest way of communicating with the cells are through vibration. External vibrations cause a sympathetic resonance in the cells. When tapping a singing bowl placed on the body which consists of more than 70% of water, the sound transmitted cause the cell to resonate. The sound waves spread, as the concentric waves from a stone dropped in a pond, into larger and larger circles through blood, flesh, organs and even bones, relaxing them and at the same harmonizing and energizing them. In this way the more than 100 trillion cells that are the building blocks of the human body are receiving a gentle cell massage. A visual example of the cleansing power invoked here is what happens when we put jewelry or dentures into a supertonic bath and see how in a short while all the dirt and grime is shaken loose. In this way, sound can also release energy blockages through out the mind, body, and spirit.

Any sound affects the nervous system which in turn affects every cell in the body. The bowl vibrations are soothing enough to calm the nervous system yet powerful enough to travel deep into the body to penetrate the bones. Vibrations can travel into places you could never touch with your hands, to effect a healing that would be very difficult to recreate otherwise.

It is a combination between the sound of the bowl through the ear, over the eardrum and into the brain and the vibration of the bowl through the flesh of the body that causes the harmonizing, de-stressing effect of the bowls. The Tibetan Bowl Sound Massage practitioner taps the bowls in certain rhythms creating an entrancing energy.

When inner harmony is disturbed we loose our equilibrium. Every day stress makes us prone to illness and impairs our quality of life. Through sound massage such tensions and blockages in mind, body, and soul can be gently loosened.

Tibetian Bowl Sound Therapy stimulates the brain to make changes that increase our abilities in the following ways:

Healing stress related disorders (see below)

Detoxification down to the cellular and "bone deep" level
Deeper, more profound sleep
Synchronization of right and left hemispheres
Increased learning ability
Management or resolution of learning issues, ADD, ADHD, AUTISM
Deepening meditative states
Retrains the body/mind to let go of stress and heal itself
Balances Chakras
Achievement of the "relaxation response" effortlessly
Healing past emotional traumas and break through of limiting
behavior patterns
Relief from headache, fatigue, insomnia, menstrual difficulties,
digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, joint or muscle aches

You can try out Tibetian Bowl Sound Therapy today with our signature treatment, the Elements of Life, at RarinJinda Wellness Spa and discover how it feel.

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PM's visit to RarinJinda booth at Thailand Best Friends 2010 [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-07-02 17:14:51 http://www.rarinjinda.com/13

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajiva visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Resort's Booth at Thailand Best Friends 2010 at the Government House on Wednesday 30th, 2010. RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Resort has been selected by the Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce as a Thai Spa Showcase. Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Executive Director, greeted and presented him with a gift.



“Thailand’s Best Friends” is one of the policies from the Ministry of Commerce that aims to stimulate and revitalize the economy in Thailand. As a part of the program, many investors around the world have been awarded the title “Thailand’s Best Friends” for their trust and confidence in the quality of products from Thailand. 'With support from our friends, we believe that Thailand’s economy will continue to prosper in the long years to come' said the Prime Minister.

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Open hour [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-06-28 12:36:49 http://www.rarinjinda.com/11

Notice:

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, Chiang Mai is open from 10 AM until 11 PM, 25-28 May, 2010.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, Bangkok will re-open for service on 28th May 2010.

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Introducing RarinJinda’s newest treatment - Four Hands Aromatherapy Oil Massage with Herbal Compress [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-06-28 12:17:44 http://www.rarinjinda.com/12

Any visitor to Thailand will be familiar with traditional Aromatherapy Oil Massage done by a single therapist, yet few have ever experienced a Four-hands Aromatherapy Oil Massage. Four-hands massage is a type of massage therapy, which involves two therapists working simultaneously, creating a choreographed massage. The therapists’ hands move in harmony with each other without ever leaving your skin. Using our own blend of essential oils extracted from plants, fruits and flowers, the treatment deeply relaxes the body and relieves it from muscular pain and tension. The melodic rhythm of their strokes creates a pattern of sensation so pleasurable that you feel almost guilty for the indulgence.

During the most classic form of four-hands massage, the therapists mirror each other, with one therapist taking the lead while the other follows. The therapists usually use Swedish style massage techniques, combining long, slowing strokes with other techniques, which are designed to relax the body. Typically clients can request special attention for one area of the body, such as the back or legs, and the therapists can tailor the session to the needs of the client. Alternatively, each therapist may focus on a specific area of the body during a four-hands massage, with one working on the upper body and one working on the lower body.

Knees, elbows, feet and hands are used to press deep into tight and aching muscles, thereby allowing them to release long-held tension and relax. At the end, the herbal ball, consists of mixture of Thai herbs, are compressed on the client’s body which will leave you feeling stretched, loosened and deeply relaxed.

Many people enjoy four-hands massage because they find it extremely relaxing, and they enjoy the sensation of being pampered by two massage therapists. It can take some time to get used to, as the sensation is very different from regular massage.

Four-Hands Massage has its distinct benefits. First, the amount of relaxation and attention received by the host would double with Four-Hands Massage. The blood circulation, the amount of muscle relaxation is further increased.

Four-Hands Massage has been known to relieve patients from a variety of physical disorders as it effectively increases the blood flow on two separate parts of the body while being attended to by two therapists simultaneously. If the client desires a greater 'intensity' of pleasure level, a Four Handed Massage is definitely recommended.

Click to check price now!

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9 Foods that reduce Stress Level [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=32 2010-05-28 12:47:07 http://www.rarinjinda.com/32

Although May has been a terrible month for the overall Tourism Industry, after months-long protest of the red shirts in Central Bangkok and the aftermath riots across Bangkok and other provinces throughout the country, life must go on. Here's few tips on getting through these stress by taking in the right nutrition. Munching on these stress-free foods will help pull you back into the game for sure.

1. Oranges -- A German study in Psychopharmacology found that vitamin C helps reduce stress and return blood pressure and cortisol to normal levels after a stressful situation. Vitamin C is also well-known for boosting your immune system.

2. Sweet Potatoes -- Sweet potatoes can be particularly stress-reducing because they can satisfy the urge you get for carbohydrates and sweets when you are under a great deal of stress. They are packed full of beta-carotene and other vitamins, and the fiber helps your body to process the carbohydrates in a slow and steady manner.

3. Dried Apricots -- Apricots are rich in magnesium, which is a stress-buster and a natural muscle relaxant as well.

4. Almonds, Pistachios & Walnuts -- Almonds are packed with B and E vitamins, which help boost your immune system, and walnuts and pistachios help lower blood pressure.

5. Turkey -- Turkey contains an amino acid called L-tryptophan. This amino acid triggers the release of serotonin, which is a feel-good brain chemical. This is the reason why many people who eat turkey feel relaxed, or even tired, after eating it. L-Tryptophan has a documented calming effect.

6. Spinach -- A deficiency in magnesium can cause migraine headaches and a feeling of fatigue. One cup of spinach provides 40 percent of your daily needs for magnesium.

7. Salmon -- Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease. A study from Diabetes & Metabolism found that omega-3s keep the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline from peaking.

8. Avocados -- The monounsaturated fats and potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says that one of the best ways to lower blood pressure is to consume enough potassium (avocados have more than bananas).

9. Green Vegetables -- Broccoli, kale, and other dark green vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins that help replenish our bodies in times of stress.

More stress-busting tips:

Exercise regularly

Drink an energy shake for breakfast

Eat small meals throughout the day, which will keep your blood sugar stable (when blood sugar is low, mental, physical, and emotional energy decreases, and stress increases).

Check out Deck1 Exotic Scene & Cuisine, which features menu that incorporate some of these ingredients today, reward yourself after months-long stress and get ready for the brighter future ahead. Go to Deck1 Web Site

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Stress Management [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=31 2010-05-24 14:50:16 http://www.rarinjinda.com/31

Our lifestyles these days require a great deal of hard work and success in all aspects from business, family and personal life. The constant pressure of “go go go” or “bigger, better and faster” surrounds us and pushes us harder, harder and harder. This inevitably has a negative effect on our health and happiness. Generally this because we lead our life under the misconception that our happiness depends upon “external factors”. These factors are such things as people, success and events that make us feel good. As these “external factors” give us pleasure, naturally enough they make us desire to have them. We feel so compelled to satisfy these desires that it gives us an everlasting, thirst or pressure that must always be gratified. If not, we are not happy. As a result we find ourselves running in these squirrel cages of trying to satisfy our desires one after another in hope that one day we will be truly satisfied and contented. Unfortunately, the day can never come as there is always something just out of reach. This is why we get disappointed and are so stressed out. To get out of this vicious cycle, we have to know where desires come from, and how to understand them.

Having realized this, all we need to do control unhealthy desires. No desire, no disappointment, no stress. We then have a better chance to have a happy, stress free life.

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Yoga Trends for 2010 [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=30 2010-05-19 17:31:56 http://www.rarinjinda.com/30

Trends for mind body fitness in 2010.

Digital Yoga With exergaming, apps and 3G phones, working out whenever and wherever you want is easier than ever. The online yoga community is growing stronger than ever thanks to blogs and social sites like Twitter, YogaMates and LoveYoga, and this is just the beginning.

Pilates Specialty Classes Pilates Jumpboard, circuit classes and cardio mix classes are popping up at studios throughout the city. I love traditional pilates workouts, but these fusion and spin-off classes are a smart way for instructors to keep clients interested and train the body in a different way. I just hope they don't overshadow the brilliant, traditional Joseph Pilates method.

Yoga Gyms A yoga gym has the pay structure and amenities of a gym, but only offers a variety of yoga classes for members to tone their bodies and mind. Potentially, this could be a brilliant idea, but I'm also a little nervous that it might bring the gym attitude into the yoga studio.

More Mind Body Classes at Gyms To compete with popular yoga and pilates studios, gyms are going to expand their group exercise offerings to include more than the standard power yoga or pilates mat classes. Expect various forms of yoga, pilates and mind body fitness (think barre workouts) to continue to pop up on class schedules at gyms that wish to stay afloat in these tough economic times.

Smart Workout Clothing Over the next year, we'll continue to see clothing that wicks moisture, resists odor and has design elements for better performance. One of the coolest things I've seen so far, the Nike Stitch a Fit Capri, with built-in knee pads for yoga, is the perfect example.

Proper Credentials Say goodbye to those "become a yoga instructor over the weekend" certification programs, because according to ACE, gyms and studios are finally recognizing the importance of properly certified trainers and instructors. A shame this is just starting to gain light, but better late than never.

Classes catered to your body type These types of classes are much-needed to get people who could benefit from a regular practice comfortable with yoga, and perhaps on a larger scale, comfortable in their own skin.

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Top Health Tips for 2010 [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=29 2010-05-15 11:57:09 http://www.rarinjinda.com/29

The secret to living a healthy life starts with a healthy mind. Our experts give you the best health advice for 2010.

The best habit to adopt is daily exercise. But don’t perform the same exercise every day. Have three or four different regimens, and rotate through them.

The simple act of taking a daily “baby” aspirin (81 mg) can decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems in higher-risk patients. But always check with your doctor.

Photo by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The key is to achieve balance between work and your personal life,
because when all is said and done, your legacy is your family and the people you love.

Get a physical in 2010!
And those who have had regular checkups should not stop!

Happiness is the least known health tip.
It’s not that unhappy people will always live shorter lives. But when an individual has a happy life that is well balanced with family, love, a great career and interesting hobbies, they will live longer.

My best advice:
Restrict your calories. You can make up all the stories you want about different diets, but the only thing that truly counts is how many calories you eat a day.

Wellness is a verb.
Think of health not as a target, but as a journey that has no end.

Avoid smoking.
That’s something we all know about and give lip service to, but it’s just truly devastating what smoking can do to people, and yet amazing what quitting smoking can do to people.

Laugh a lot—why?
It will put you in the right mood to not take life so seriously. We spent years studying cortisol, and when you laugh stress hormones plummet.

Have a rich social life.

Take a mini-chill.
Hubert Benson, founder of Harvard’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, taught me to incorporate mini meditations throughout the day. It allows the mind and body to have a moment to just turn it off.

Avoid toxic stress
—meaning any stress with feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and defeat.

Use your head.
The secret to living a healthy life starts with a healthy mind that must be maintained throughout your life. It’s gotta be worked.

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Top 10 Global Food Trends [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=28 2010-05-15 11:46:13 http://www.rarinjinda.com/28

Health and Convenience Health and convenience were the buzzwords driving the global food industry in 2010.

Here are the top 10 trends:

Quick Fix: People want to eat at home, but people want less hassle in the kitchen. Easy to prepare and ready to eat are key ingredients for most of us. We should expect to see more ultra-quick foods, bagged salads and side dishes.

Drive-and Go: More of us are ordering take-out from full-service restaurants. Take-out sales from these restaurants account for almost 10% of sales. More than half of Americans eat this way during the week.

Inherently Healthy: Consumers are increasingly choosing naturally healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables, salads, nuts and yogurt. Fruit is now America’s second-favorite snack.

Fancy: People are choosing premium, gourmet foods. Fish, in particular, is undergoing something of a gourmet makeover.

Farm-Friendly: Organic and natural are hot, so is fair trade. Expect cocoa to follow on the heels of coffee and tea.

Layering of Flavors: Flavored oils and vinegars, pairings of fruity and tangy flavors, Asian, Central American and Latin American flavors are in vogue.

Grazing: Healthier snacks in vending machines, single-serving snacks, nutrition bars, diet bars, energy drinks and mineral waters are “in.”

Low, No, and Less: Low fat trumps low carb in what people seek in labels. Trans fats are on their way out. Demand for low calorie and light products will continue to grow. Watch for allergen-free claims on food labels.

Doctoring Through Diet: Nearly two-thirds of shoppers tried to manage or treat a condition through diet. 72% of this effort addressed heart health. Next to low fat, whole grains were the most influential food label claim, influencing 62% of shoppers. Dairy products with cholesterol-lowering sterols, antioxidant-rich chocolate are making an appearance. Expect more functional foods to appear.

Global Gangbusters: Many of the same issues affecting Americans affect overseas, too. Health and convenience loom just as large.

These trends are promising, so long as the food industry remains willing to offer convenience without compromising on the demand for healthier food. Fads will come and go, and the government will continue to scrutinize health claims made by food manufacturers. The ageing of baby boomers is driving the food industry in a new direction, one that could have a significant impact on the future health of the population. And that can only be a good thing.

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Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts Quantel's Medical [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-05-15 11:29:59 http://www.rarinjinda.com/10

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai recently hosted Doctors and families during Quantel's 4th Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing Seminar in Chiang Mai between 17th - 20th March 2010 at 'Baan Thai' Conference Room located on the 2nd floor of the prestigious 140 years old teakwood house.

Guests were treated with a 5-minutes Back & Shoulder massage by therapists from our award-winning spa 'RarinJinda Wellness Spa'.

Delicious morning and afternoon break treats and buffet lunch were served at the resort's riverside restaurant 'Deck1 Exotic Scene & Cuisine.

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How Much to Call Healthy (Alcoholic) Drink [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=27 2010-03-26 13:55:01 http://www.rarinjinda.com/27

As the Thai New Year Festival or 'Songkran' is approaching, it's another occassion to celebrate. However, we urge our fellow members to drink responsibly during this auspicious occassion. Here's a few tips on how much to call a healthy alcoholic drink.

We all know about the consequences of drinking too much alcohol so well that it’s dangerous to our body especially to liver and brain this include accidents that might occurred because of it. It is very important to consider if you have any health problems or diseases and what kind of drinks you want to have such as wine, whisky, or beer.

People who have disease should not drink alcohol at all. For those who have to take medicine should not drink due to the reaction between alcohol and medicine will cause unfavorable or bad effect as we have known from the news that someone died because of drinking alcohol with sleeping pill or some found Hepatitis from drinking alcohol with antibiotics.

For some who don’t have any health problems may allow to drink a bit per day. From several researches in the past decade said that if drinking at specific amount, it will help decrease LDL – Cholesterol (Bad type). LDL is the fat that causes blood vessels occlusion.

After all, there is a standard drink to determine the amount of drinking each type of alcohol as follows; Types of Alcoholic Beverage

  1. Whisky or 40 degrees spirits alcohol = 43 cc. or 1.5 oz.
  2. Beer (5% alcohol)* = 341 cc. or 12 oz. (small can)
  3. Table wine (8-12% alcohol) = 142 cc. or 5 oz.
  4. Fortified wine or Port wine (18% alcohol) = 85 cc. or 3 oz.

* Beer in Thailand is stronger than indicated above (about 6-10%) Therefore, one standard drink will be less than one can.

Males should not have more than two standard drinks while females should not have more than one standard drink. Both male and female should not drink more than 3-4 times a week or everyday and it should be sipping during a big meal.

However, I still think that “No Alcohol” always the best because when you start drinking, it automatically decrease the ability of self-controlled and difficult to limit your alcohol consumption and one important thing, DO NOT forget, if you drive any kinds of vehicle, you must not drink as a great responsibility for your own life and society.

Be a responsible drinker this Songkran. Sawasdee Pee Mai kub.

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Deck1 by Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts Roche's Welcome Dinner [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-03-09 17:06:17 http://www.rarinjinda.com/9

Deck1 recently hosted Doctors and families during Roche's Medical Conference in Chiang Mai on Saturday 20th February 2010. Guests were treated with a variety of Thai and European Fusion Dishes in Buffet-style dinner and entertained by their very own Karaoke Singers.

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Yoga and Pilates, a new combination for Yoga Training! [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=26 2010-02-23 15:06:23 http://www.rarinjinda.com/26

What is yoga?

Yoga is the best and most time-tested path to physical and mental well-being known to mankind. While some people think of yoga simply as physical exercise, it is actually a complete system for overall health and well-being. It includes everything from physical postures, personal hygiene, and a healthy diet to premeditation, breathing, and relaxation techniques. The most advanced forms of meditation and self-realization are also a part of yoga. RarinJinda’s workouts focus on yoga’s physical techniques.

Why do yoga?

Like many forms of exercise, yoga asanas effectively stretch and strengthen your body. The greatest benefits of yoga asanas, however, come from their profound effects on the internal systems of the body. By bending, stretching, twisting, and flexing in the various postures, you bathe your internal organs with oxygenated blood and prana, also known as life force energy or chi. Yoga asanas soothe and tone your nerves and regulate the endocrine system, which is responsible for the production of hormones—one of the keys to both physical and mental health. They also improve digestion and elimination, strengthen the respiratory system, and tone the reproductive organs. Although yoga techniques like asanas, breathing, and relaxation are extremely effective in relieving stress, it is Yoga Sound meditation that relieves deep-seated stress and anxiety, enabling you to experience yoga's greatest gifts: spiritual happiness and inner peace.

What is Pilates?

Derived from ancient yoga asanas, the Pilates exercise system was formulated by Joseph Pilates over 80 years ago for more specific and limited purposes. Although Pilates is not a complete balanced or holistic exercise and health system, it is quite useful. Pilates focuses mainly on cultivating core strength in the body and lengthening the spine. Practiced for decades by dancers, Pilates has become popular in recent years for its largely aesthetic body sculpting effect. Pilates can be a valuable tool for enhancing strength, definition, and good posture in partnership with Yoga.

Guidelines for yoga and Pilates practice:

  1. Yoga postures, especially inversions and those that compress the abdomen, should not be done on a full stomach. Listen to your body—if you practice too soon after eating or drinking, certain poses will feel uncomfortable.
  2. It’s best to practice yoga asanas barefoot, using a yoga mat or nonslip surface for standing poses. A mat, rug, or folded yoga blanket will provide firm padding for other asanas.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing, something that allows you to move freely.
  4. Ideally, the room should be well ventilated. Have enough space to extend your arms and legs in all directions without hitting anything.
  5. While practicing, concentrate on the feeling that the asana is producing in your body.
  6. If you feel too weak or shaky in a pose, come out of it. Gradually, you will build up your strength and be able to hold the pose longer.
  7. Don't go beyond your personal limitations, but extend your boundaries gently. Doing the asanas correctly means doing them to the best of your ability without straining.
  8. Throughout the workout, focus on your breath, inhaling and exhaling fully and completely through your nose. Breathing with awareness not only feels good, but also balances and regulates energy flow within the body, strengthening your internal organs and boosting your resistance to disease.

Why not try it out? RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort offers our guest complimentary Yoga Classes Daily at 8 am and 6 pm. For more info, contact rsvn@rarinjinda.com

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What's Fusion Cuisine? A new types of cuisine or a fashion term? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=25 2010-02-23 14:49:16 http://www.rarinjinda.com/25

Fusion cuisine is general term for the combination of various forms of cookery, the concept can take several forms. One approach is regional fusion that combines the cuisine of a region or sub-region into a single eating experience. Of these sort, Asian fusion restaurants have become popular in many parts of the United States, often featuring Indian, East Asian, and South-East Asian dishes alongside one another and offering dishes that are inspired combinations of such cuisines. In Australia, due to the incresasing influx of migrants, fusion cuisine is being reinvented and is becoming increasingly the norm at numerous cafes and restaurants; with Sydney now considered one of the best cities in the world with regard to the quality and creativity of asian-fusion restaurants.

Another incarnation of fusion cuisine is a more eclectic approach, featuring original dishes using varieties of ingredients from various cuisines and regions and combining them. Such a restaurant might feature a wide variety of dishes inspired by a combination of various regional cuisines with new ideas.

A third approach uses foods with a form based on one cuisine, but prepared using ingredients and flavors inherent to another cuisine or cuisines. For instance, pizza made with cheddar and pepper jack cheese, salsa, refried beans and other common taco ingredients is often marketed as "Taco Pizza" or a similar concept, and is a fusion of Italian-American (pizza) and Mexican-American cuisines. Similar approaches have been used for fusion-sushi, such as rolling maki with different types of rice and ingredients, e.g. curry and basmati rice, cheese and salsa sauce with Spanish rice, or spiced ground lamb and capers rolled with Greek-style rice and grape leaves (resembling inside-out dolmades).

Since fusion cuisine is a general term, it is legitimately applied to either sort of restaurant. While many diners feature dishes from Greek, Italian, and sometimes Asian cuisines side-by-side, these restaurants are generally not considered fusion as they fail to combine any elements of the cooking styles and also have no over-arching fusion or eclectic theme.

To sample great fusion cuisine, try it at Deck1 Exotic Scene & Cuisine Chiang Mai, a superior restaurant by the Ping River. Recommended dishes include Thai-style Pomelo Salad with Tempura Shrimps and Salmon Roe, Miso Tom Yum Soup, Crisp Skinned Salmon on Wasabi Mashed Potato with Wakame Sauce and more.

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Deck1 by Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts IBM Byenior Party [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-02-09 13:33:03 http://www.rarinjinda.com/8

Deck1 by Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts IBM Byenior Party for students of Faculty of International Business Management of Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna on 7th February 2010. Guests were treated with Thai fusion dishes in Cocktail style. There were also performances from students as well as Fancy Dress Competition.

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Deck1 by RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts agents of Euphony [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-02-09 13:31:50 http://www.rarinjinda.com/4

Deck1 by RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts agents of Euphony, a highly successful Belgian utilities company who flied straight from Belgium on 19th October 2009. Guests were served a buffet dinner with a mix of favourite Thai Dishes.





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RarinJinda Wellness Spa recognized as SME Spa Winners [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-02-08 14:33:36 http://www.rarinjinda.com/6

The 2nd SME National Awards 2009, organised by the Office of the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion under the Ministry of Industry, The Royal Thai Government, has chosen Blooming Spa, the owner and operator of RarinJinda Wellness Spa and Let's Relax Chain, as the winner of SME Award in the Spa Category. The Certificate of Recognition was received by Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai, Assistant Executive Director of Blooming Spa Co.,Ltd, in the Gala Dinner and Awards night that was held on Friday 29th January 2010 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The event's Guest of Honor was H.E. Dr. Trairong Suwankiri, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and was attended by Public and Private executives from across the business sector.

This year's 2nd SME National Award marks the third award for RarinJinda, with the other outstanding prestigious award received in 2009 for Best Day Spa, from Asia Wellness Spa Festival Gold Awards and 2008 for Destination Spa, from Tourism Authority of Thailand. RarinJinda was also nominated for Best Boutique Hotel Spa at Spa Asia Crystal Awards.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, a 5-star day spa, with 2 branches, works to achieve a concept of modern day spa destination that brings renewal and well-being, as well as allowing our clients to relax, reflect and revitalize. With variety of treatments aimed to provide relaxation and rejuvenation, combined traditional Thai herbs, eastern and western healing practices with result oriented modern techniques and products are offered. Our main goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering the true essence of body rejuvenation & mind relaxation. We offer exotic treatments from Hydrotherapy massage to Ayurvedic therapies and spa consultation in addition with other popular treatments that include traditional Siamese Massage, Aromatherapy Oil Massage, Body Mask, Body Scrub and our signature menu of Elements of Life and Aromatic Hot Stone Massage.

In addition to its breathtaking ambience, superb staff, exotic treatments, skilled therapists and state-of-the-art-facilities, at RarinJinda, we create the ideal environment for healing, relaxation & rejuvenation.







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Ten Foods for a Healthy Heart - Keep Your Heart Healthy [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=24 2010-02-05 16:50:11 http://www.rarinjinda.com/24

As Valentine is approaching, this month's column focus on Ten Recommended foods for a Healthy Heart, so that it matches the them of this special day.

Heart disease is the one of the leading cause of death and is killing more and more people throughout the world.

Dietary advice for reducing heart disease risk includes eating a balanced diet with less saturated fat from red meats, more fresh fruits and vegetables, more fish, less sugar, more fiber and for many people, fewer total calories. Then you can make your heart and the rest of your cardiovascular system even healthier by adding more of these foods:

Salmon

Fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that protect your heart by reducing both inflammation and the risk of blood clots. These fats also work to keep your cholesterol levels healthy. Eat salmon or other oily ocean fish like tuna, sardines or herring at least two times per week. For a heart-healthy meal, try grilled salmon steaks with a green vegetable and a side salad with a sprinkling of lemon juice instead of high-calorie salad dressing.

Olive Oil

Olive oil reduces your risk of heart disease by lowering your LDL cholesterol levels. Choose olive oil for cooking, or make a nice dip for whole grain bread by pouring a bit of olive oil in a small bowl and add a bit of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of oregano.

Oats

Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta glucan that helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Soluble fiber also helps keep your digestive system healthy. Enjoy oatmeal with just a small amount of brown sugar and plenty of strawberries and walnuts for breakfast. Cold cereals made with oats are also great with low-fat milk or soy milk plus slices of fresh fruit.

Apples

Apples contain a phytochemical called quercetin which acts as an antiinflammatory and will help prevent blood clots as well. Apples contain vitamins and fiber, come in several delicious varieties and are portable. Eat an apple with a handful of walnuts or almonds as a healthy snack or add apple slices to your healthy salads.

Almonds
Almonds and other nuts contain healthy oils, vitamin E and other substances that will help keep cholesterol levels in check. Almonds are also a good source of protein and fiber. Almonds make a great snack on their own, or sprinkle slivered almonds on green beansasparagus with lemon juice as a deliciously healthy side dish. or

Red wine

Red wine contains a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol. Resveratrol has been shown to be good for your heart. Be sure to enjoy red wine in moderation. Studies show that only 4 to 8 ounces of red wine is needed each day.

Whole Grains

Whole grains provide vitamins and fiber that will help to keep your heart healthy. Make a deliciously healthy sandwich with two slices of 100-percent whole-grain bread, three ounces of lean turkey breast, lots of sliced tomatoes and avocado, plus lettuce and a bit of mustard. Switch from white pasta to whole grain pasta too.

Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables contain folate, which helps to keep homocysteine levels down, and vitamin E. Green leafy vegetables have also been associated with better retention of memory as age. Try using fresh spinach leaves or other greens for your favorite salad instead of iceberg lettuce.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed with vitamins and lycopene, which has been shown to reduce heart disease risk. Add thick slices of tomatoes to sandwiches and salads or enjoy tomato sauce on whole wheat pasta. In fact, cooked tomato sauce and canned tomato sauce that you buy in the store both contain more lycopene than raw tomatoes.

Soy

Soy protein has been shown to prevent heart attacks and soy makes an excellent protein substitute for red meat, which will reduce your saturated fat intake. Add tofu to your favorite stir fry or pour soy milk on your morning cereal.

Keep your heart healthy and stay longer and be your Valentine's special gift for the lifetime.

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Deck1 by RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts partners of Cisco (Singapore) [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-02-05 15:50:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/7

Deck1 recently hosted Cisco's partners, leading supplier of networking equipment and network management for the Internet, during the company's bi-annual trip to Chiang Mai on Tuesday 2nd February 2010. Guests were treated a variety of Thai dishes in family-style dinner.





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Can Hot Yoga Help To Lose Weight Faster? [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=23 2010-02-01 18:06:43 http://www.rarinjinda.com/23

Bikram Yoga, which is also known as Hot Yoga, is getting more popular among yoga community. One of the key reasons is that people believe that hot yoga will help them to lose weight in a quick and easy way. The perception comes from the experience of sweating profusely in the class.

Now, is it true that Bikram Yoga will help you to lose weight? Read on to find out more.

Bikram Yoga class is conducted in a room heated to 105°F (40.5°C) with a humidity of 40%. Therefore, everyone will sweat like pig. Some gyms are pushing hot yoga packages to their members with the following claims:

1. Hot yoga make you sweat. The more you sweat, the more calories you burn.
2. Sweating will also detoxify your body with healthier circulatory system which brings positive effect on metabolism. With better metabolism, you can shed your weight easily.
3. Warm temperature warm your muscles easily. By warming your muscles, you can burn fat easily.
4. Hot yoga will help build your willpower and mental strength that comes from the challenge of practicing yoga in a heated environment. You can then resist temptation to overeat and will lose weight.

Now, are all of the claims true?

Let’s look at the first and second point. Hot yoga makes you sweat. Fine, but is sweating really a good indication of detoxification and therefore helping you to lose weight faster? When you sweat, you lose mainly water. Once you drink water to rehydrate yourself, you will regain the weight. In fact, it is not true that the more you sweat, the more calories you burn.

As for the third point saying warmed muscles will burn fat easily. We do not find any scientific proof about the direct correlation between warmed muscles and calories burning.

Last point, hot yoga build your willpower. I think that it is possible and it may really work for some people. But, many other sports or activities you can do so to build the similar mental strength too.

Don’t get us wrong. We are not saying hot yoga is bad. Hot yoga, just like the other types of yoga, is good. Our thought on this issue:

* Our concern is that people are expecting miracle after attending only few sessions of the hot yoga class.
Right after the class, some people will quickly stand on the scale and jump for joy after seeing the “weight loss”. Those are temporary loss. Like other exercise, you can only see results after attending Bikram yoga for several times a week and for at least few months. After practicing yoga for sometime, you will develop muscle tone through various asanas or postures.
* Second, hot yoga should NOT be the only weight loss tool if you seriously want to lose weight.
You need to have healthy eating plan and do other exercise too. In fact, other cardiovascular exercise such as jogging, swimming or cycling may help you lose weight faster than yoga.

Weight loss should not be the only reason you start learning yoga. Yoga improves flexibility and also help release stress. At the end of the day, exercising frequently is important to lose weight and maintain your weight. So, if you join Yoga class next time, do not expect you will experience weight loss immediately. Treat it as a bonus if you really lose weight.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai offer 2 daily Yoga Classes to our guests at 8 am and 6 pm.

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Deck1 by RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort hosts staff of Toyota Tsusho (Malaysia) [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-01-28 15:20:11 http://www.rarinjinda.com/5 Deck1 recently hosted Malaysia's Toyota Tsusho during the company trip to Chiang Mai on Saturday 23rd January 2010. Guests were treated a variety of Thai and Halal dishes in buffet style.





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H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Visited RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2010-01-22 14:08:51 http://www.rarinjinda.com/2


Last August 6-7, 2009, RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort, Chiang Mai had the privilege of welcoming Thailand’s Princess, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her second private visit. Her stay at the resort marked the most auspicious moment to the hearts of all the staffs and the management at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort.

Princess MahaChakri Sirindhorn’s initial visit was two years ago on 21st June, 2007.

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Massage can benefit arthritis [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=22 2010-01-19 13:41:12 http://www.rarinjinda.com/22

There are two kinds of arthritis

- Osteoarthritis (OA) is degenerative joint disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease

What causes OA & RA?

RA happens when the defense system of the body does not work properly. It affects joints, bones, and organs. Feeling the pain in the pain and wrist joints is very common.

How massage can help?

Massage treatment can provide arthritis relief. Massage can play a big role in alleviating the symptoms of both stress and arthritis, and it is also directed at the joint, but overall relaxation can help reduce arthritis symptoms.

More massage benefits…
1. Increase circulation, flexibility, and feelings of wellness
2. Decrease joint stiffness & muscle aches
3. Reduce swelling
4. Sooth pain
5. Less harmful than drugs and medications
6. Maintain a joint range of motion by gently stretching
7. Clam irritated nerves

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Is Processed food good for your health? [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=21 2010-01-08 15:08:44 http://www.rarinjinda.com/21

Processed foods have been altered from their natural state for safety reasons and for convenience. The methods used for processing foods include canning, freezing, refrigeration, dehydration and aseptic processing.

We tend to think of processed foods as bad, but it turns out that many processed foods are not unhealthy. For example, milk would be considered a processed food because it is pasteurized to kill bacteria and homogenized to keep fats from separating. While some people prefer to drink raw milk, most of us should consume the "processed" version we find in our grocery stores.

Another healthy example of food processing is frozen vegetables. While fresh may be best, freezing vegetables preserves vitamins and minerals and makes them convenient to cook and eat all year around. Fruit and vegetable juice is also an example of a healthy processed food. In fact, some orange juice is fortified with calcium to make it even more nutritious.

Of course, there are a lot of processed foods that aren't good for you. Many processed foods are made with trans fats, saturated fats, and large amounts of sodium and sugar. These types of foods should be avoided, or at least eaten sparingly.

Processed foods that may not be as healthy as fresh foods include:

canned foods with lots of sodium
white breads and pastas made with refined white flour, which are not as healthy as those made with whole grains
packaged high-calorie snack foods, like chips and cheese snacks
high-fat convenience foods, like cans of ravioli
frozen fish sticks and frozen dinners
packaged cakes and cookies
boxed meal mixes
sugary breakfast cereals
processed meats

Processed meats might be some of the worst of these foods. Eating these meats may increase your risk of colorectal, kidney and stomach cancer. Processed meats include hot dogs, bologna, sausage, ham and other packaged lunch meats.

These processed foods and prepackaged meals are very convenient and popular. If you do shop for these foods, be sure to look for products that are made with whole grains, low in sodium and calories, and free of trans fats. Make sure you pay attention to serving size, too, and balance out the processed foods you eat with a delicious fresh salad and some whole grain bread.

Given the change in many people's lifestyle, your daily intake needs to be considered wisely.

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Yoga Tips - Advice for Beginners [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=20 2010-01-08 13:35:48 http://www.rarinjinda.com/20

With a few yoga tips, it's easier to avoid some of the frustrations that can occur by just starting yoga without any idea of the complexity or variance that is yoga.

Much has been written about the many benefits of yoga, from increasing muscular strength and flexibility, to lowering blood pressure and stress levels and plenty in between.

With this increased awareness has come an increase in popularity, with many people keen to learn yoga tips to make their experience more fulfilling and enjoyable. This article of yoga tips will offer advice on selecting a class, preparation for yoga, tips to help you get the most out of classes and precautions to help avoid injury.

When starting any new fitness program, it's most people's first instinct to start out brimming with enthusiasm and effort. This is particularly true of yoga, which is often thought of as easier and less intense than aerobic exercise. Do not be fooled, however! As with anything, it's important to start out slowly. Listed below are some yoga tips to consider before taking classes:

Borrow or buy a yoga book
(or even better a DVD or video) that's aimed at beginners. The health and wellness section of any good bookstore will have good books that offer plenty of yoga tips and visual demonstrations of poses.

Using the examples in your book,
DVD or video to practice at home will help you master some of the poses before you start attending classes, and help build your confidence.

There are MANY different styles of yoga,
each with a different emphasis (eg stretching, strength, or fitness) and it's important to find the one that best suits you.

Find a teacher that you like and trust,
and who gives all their students individual help and attention as needed. A good teacher will gladly pass on his or her own yoga tips.

Once you've started taking yoga classes, there are many things you can do to to make things easier and more enjoyable. These yoga tips involve both things you should do to prepare for classes, and things to keep in mind during classes :

The best time for yoga is in the morning before breakfast,
or later in the evening. At RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, we have classes available daily at 8 am and 6 pm.

Before beginning a yoga class you should empty your bowels and bladder,
and remove mucus from your nose, throat and lungs.

It's best to wear clothing that's loose and comfortable,
for easy movement.

Try to avoid eating (except for a light snack if you need it) for 2 hours before a class,
as it will more than likely make you feel tired and heavy.

Try and be punctual to classes;
the poses are done in sequence for a reason.

Make sure you completely master the easy poses before you move onto the harder ones.
DON'T feel foolish if you can't master a difficult pose the first few times you attempt it.

Like anything physical, yoga does carry the risk of injury if it's not done properly. The following yoga tips address how to protect your body while nurturing it at the same time :

If you have a permanent injury or condition that you think could be worsened by doing yoga,
have a chat with your doctor about which poses might be best avoided.

Be sure to tell your yoga instructor before the class if you are ill or injured;
they can tell you how to alter the poses to avoid making things worse.

Whatever you do, DON'T force yourself to look exactly like the instructor in the class,
the person on the TV or the picture in the book. Just because you mightn't look exactly like your instructor when you do a particular pose, doesn't mean you're not doing it "right". Forcing your body beyond its' limits will only cause injury.

Be wary of the difference between feeling sensations or resistance and feeling pain;
you should not feel pain while doing yoga, and if you do it could mean you aren't doing something right or need to adjust a pose to suit you better.

Many yoga instructors assist students hands-on;
if they try and move your body too much for you, or force your body into various poses, however, you could end up injured.

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10 Tips To Healthy Eating [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=18 2009-11-30 14:19:55 http://www.rarinjinda.com/18
10 Tips To Healthy Eating Experts agree the key to healthy eating is the time-tested advice of balance, variety and moderation. In short, that means eating a wide variety of foods without getting too many calories or too much of any one nutrient. These 10 tips can help you follow that advice while still enjoying the foods you eat.

1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat depends on your calorie needs.

2. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Surveys show most people don't eat enough of these foods. Do you eat 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains? Do you eat 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables? If you don't enjoy some of these at first, give them another chance. Look through cookbooks for tasty ways to prepare unfamiliar foods.

3. Maintain a healthy weight. The weight that's right for you depends on many factors including your sex, height, age and heredity. Excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. But being too thin can increase your risk for osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and other health problems. If you're constantly losing and regaining weight, a registered dietitian can help you develop sensible eating habits for successful weight management. Regular exercise is also important to maintaining a healthy weight.

4. Eat moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes reasonable, it's easier to eat the foods you want and stay healthy. Did you know the recommended serving of cooked meat is 3 ounces, similar in size to a deck of playing cards? A medium piece of fruit is 1 serving and a cup of pasta equals 2 servings. A pint of ice cream contains 4 servings.

5. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.

6. Reduce, don't eliminate certain foods. Most people eat for pleasure as well as nutrition. If your favorite foods are high in fat, salt or sugar, the key is moderating how much of these foods you eat and how often you eat them. Identify major sources of these ingredients in your diet and make changes, if necessary. Adults who eat high-fat meats or whole-milk dairy products at every meal are probably eating too much fat. Use the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label to help balance your choices. Choosing skim or low-fat dairy products and lean cuts of meat such as flank steak and beef round can reduce fat intake significantly. If you love fried chicken, however, you don't have to give it up. Just eat it less often. When dining out, share it with a friend, ask for a take-home bag or a smaller portion.

7. Balance your food choices over time. Not every food has to be "perfect." When eating a food high in fat, salt or sugar, select other foods that are low in these ingredients. If you miss out on any food group one day, make up for it the next. Your food choices over several days should fit together into a healthy pattern.

8. Know your diet pitfalls. To improve your eating habits, you first have to know what's wrong with them. Write down everything you eat for three days. Then check your list according to the rest of these tips. Do you add a lot of butter, creamy sauces or salad dressings? Rather than eliminating these foods, just cut back your portions. Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? If not, you may be missing out on vital nutrients.

9. Make changes gradually. Just as there are no "superfoods" or easy answers to a healthy diet, don't expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. Changing too much, too fast can get in the way of success. Begin to remedy excesses or deficiencies with modest changes that can add up to positive, lifelong eating habits. For instance, if you don't like the taste of skim milk, try low-fat. Eventually you may find you like skim, too.

10. Remember, foods are not good or bad. Select foods based on your total eating patterns, not whether any individual food is "good" or "bad." Don't feel guilty if you love foods such as apple pie, potato chips, candy bars or ice cream. Eat them in moderation, and choose other foods to provide the balance and variety that are vital to good health.

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HEALTHY JUICES [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=17 2009-11-05 17:07:48 http://www.rarinjinda.com/17

Natural healing juices from fruits and vegetables for detoxing, tiredness, digestive, skin, etc. are suggested. Freshly made juices are a very good source of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins activate enzymes which act as catalysts in hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that take place throughout our body. Here are the few suggestions.

  • Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.
  • Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach upset and headache.
  • Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.
  • Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.
  • Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.
  • Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.
  • Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.
  • Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.
  • Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .
  • Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.
  • Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.
  • Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.
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Spa Cuisine [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=16 2009-10-27 11:23:15 http://www.rarinjinda.com/16

These days, when taking care of the outside of your body with innumerable spa treatments is so popular, doesn't it make sense to think more seriously about what goes in? Many people are beginning to think so. And that's why there's an ever-increasing demand for Spa Cuisine.

Discover the path to serene well being and a healthier lifestyle today with 'Spa Cuisine'. It's not just carrots anymore. Today's spa cuisine is as multi-disciplined as any of the culinary arts – and as varied as a spa treatment menu. The best of spa cuisine says that you care about health.

Spa cuisine is all about selecting the freshest, organic fruits & vegetables available, and using them in enhancing the flavours of a meal's other ingredients. Ingredients such as ocean-fresh fish & free-range poultry.

And a myth that needs dispelling quickly, is that "all fats and oils are bad". Certain fats are essential to your body, and it's the quality and the quantity of these fats that should be considered. Spa Cuisine Chefs don't cook with oils, but do reduce your saturated fat intake by only using trimmed, lean meat. They design meals that supply you with the essential fatty acids found in fish, vegetables, grains and pulses.

As you've probably guessed, it's a unique culinary art too. You won't find every chef, however skilled and experienced, capable of preparing spa cuisine. When the Spa Cuisine Chef adds herbs, he'll be thinking about their medicinal properties too, not just their flavour! Ginger doesn't only perk up the taste buds - it also aids digestion. And lemongrass lends more to a meal than just its citrus tang. While you're eating a dish with this plant as an ingredient, your breathing tracts are being cleared too.

Guests of the resort can experience these cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dishes are light, clean and focused on the inherent natural flavors of the key ingredients, rather than masking them with fats or sauces, ensuring that each dish meets a variety of dietary and/or nutritional goals.

Breakfast options include wonderful beverages, like Fresh Watermelon and Carrot Juice, as well as more substantial fare, such as Fresh Organic Garden Salad with spectacular dressing. Lunch and dinner choices are equally intriguing, including Grilled Prawns on Lemongrass stick served with Thai herbal fried rice and Grilled Seabass on Mash Potatoes with Salsa Dressing. And desert is not forgotten, with the delectable Mango Panacotta– an instant favorite!

The best way to experience this extraordinary spa cuisine is to come and stay at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai

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Thai Traditional Magic Herbal Ball [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=15 2009-10-19 18:18:32 http://www.rarinjinda.com/15
"Luk Pra Kob" or "The Hot Herbal Compress" has been used for hundreds of years by Thais along with Thai Traditional Massage to relieve muscular aches, joint pain and discomfort. The hot herbal compress is a blend of herbs, including Plai (Zingiber Cassumunar), Turmeric, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, with Salt and Camphor, which is wrapped in cotton cloth and steamed for 10-15 minutes before being applied to the body or affected areas of the body. The heat from the steam helps increase regional blood flow and release volatile oils from the herbs to exert anti-inflammatory action on the inflamed and aching muscles. Its herbal composition can also nourish and soften the skin.

Good application practices of magic herbal ball:

Always check the temperature before applying
Beware of sensitive area of the body
Follow the "Sip Sen" (Ten energy lines)
Apply in a rolling motion

Shop for Spa Products and Souvenirs. Our spa shop is available at all Let's Relax Day Spa and RarinJinda Wellness Spa branches located throughout the kingdom i.e. Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket. For those overseas, the product is also available through online purchase on our website at www.bloominglab.com

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If yoga is not an exercise, so how can yoga help us to get better health? [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=14 2009-10-19 12:04:56 http://www.rarinjinda.com/14

Most people understand that Asana (The posture of yoga) is a kind of exercise. Some even perform Asana in an aerobics approach with the heartbeat of over 120 times per minute in 30 minutes time and think that they had done yoga already.

When looking at an old original yoga book, it is clearly stated that Asana should be done with peace, relax and powerless manner. So what is the positive effect of practicing Asana?

It is necessary for those who have interest in yoga to understand the nature of Asana: to realize the accuracy of practicing it and gain most of the benefit to yourself.

Flexible spine

We can see it clearly that Asana is the movement of spine into many directions which are:

Back bend
Forward bend
Spinal twist
Side bend

When human move their spine into many directions everyday, they will get flexible spine which mean their backbone works normally.

One important thing about backbone is the nervous system. Backbone is a key factor for nervous system to work normally. If you take good care of your spine, it also means that you are taking good care your nervous system.

Blood circulation that works normally by using less energy

When you practice Asana, you can feel that your blood is circulating. Sometimes, you experience blood congestion until you start feeling the pulse of that point. In some position, you may feel warm but other position may immediately numb you because of the blood circulation system.

Then, we do Asana alternate with break. During the break, you will feel your blood circulating from your previous Asana position. Asana helps stimulate blood circulation to work in every part of the body so Asana is not inferior to Aerobics. The difference is exercising blood will circulate in every part of your body but Asana will go to specific area such as stomach, chest and head; not to your leg or arm muscle. We can say that Asana is useful for blood circulation system becuase it uses less energy and the heart will not work hard.

Meanwhile, Asana doesn’t use a lot of muscle so there is no Lactic Acid which causes sore or pain after. With this nature, Asana allows many people from different gender or age to perform yoga because aerobics needs strong and healthy body.

One important thing that we found out about Asana is that its store of energy not overdo like aerobics. After you have completed Asana, you will feel fresh and ready for another activity in your daily life not like aerobics where you will feel tired and need rest after.

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Essential Oils for Pain Relief [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=13 2009-10-01 18:17:24 http://www.rarinjinda.com/13
Essential Oils for Pain Relief When it comes to pain relief, aromatherapy recognizes that there are different ways to approach. For example, there are specific essential oils recommended for headache pain if the headache is caused by stress, by overindulging, by withheld anger, and so on. In the same way, muscle or joint pain could require nerve sedation, warming through increased circulation, removing inflammation and/or toxins, or a combination of these and other aspects. Massage therapists should be well equipped to determine the physical cause and description of the client's pain, which makes selecting the right essence easy if you know its physiological properties.

Understanding the mental and emotional state of the client in regard to the pain or in their current life experience will add the ability to select essences based on the subtle properties. For example, a pain blend for someone who has had a sports injury would be different than one for someone going through a difficult divorce. The most effective blend addresses both physical and subtle influences. Topical application in massage or bath is suggested, but relief through inhaling diffused blends has also been reported. Essential oils have been seen to have an almost immediate effect on muscle tissue augmented by manipulation through massage.

Musculoskeletal pain can be effectively reduced through using analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, detoxifying and rubefacient essential oils. By diluting certain essential oils and applying through massage therapy, one can enjoy a relaxing massage while benefitting from the pain relieving effects of oils such as: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary and Thyme. As always, talk to your doctor before trying anything new.

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De-Stress With Yoga [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=12 2009-10-01 18:11:56 http://www.rarinjinda.com/12
De-Stress With Yoga According to the Yoga Alliance, nearly 6 million Americans practice yoga and 14 million say a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to improve their health. In May, the National Institutes of Health celebrated its first-ever "Yoga Week" to highlight the science and practice of yoga. According to the alliance, yoga helps improve circulation and heart health, along with reducing oxidative stress and providing other anti-aging benefits. And if you're overworked and overstressed, a few minutes of yoga can help loosen those muscles and let you face the rest of your day.

Yoga teacher Denise Dunn suggests frazzled workers try these four poses to take the edge off during a busy day at the office:

* Side stretch. Raise both arms and stretch first to one side and then the other, holding the stretch for a few seconds on each side. This increases circulation and gets your spine moving the way it was meant to - much better than spending the entire day hunched over a keyboard.

* Rotation. Now slowly twist to each side. Be careful not to twist your neck excessively, especially if you're tense. Keep your chin lined up over your chest.

* Back arch. Sit at the edge of your chair and put your hands behind you. Slowly arch backward, raising your chin as you do so. Squeeze your shoulder blades together.

* Forward fold. Cross one leg so your ankle rests on the opposite knee, and then lean forward gently. This is a great way to stretch out hip and back muscles, which can tighten after hours of sitting.

According to Dunn, start each pose by slowly breathing through your nose. Hold each pose for at least three slow breaths, being careful not to overexert yourself. Remember, the goal is to relax and relieve tense muscles. This isn't a workout; it's a gentle, peaceful break from your stressful routine.

Of course, yoga isn't the only way to relax and loosen up tight muscles -- massage can accomplish the same thing. And here's the great part: More spas and health centers are offering a variety of services and programs, including massage therapy and yoga classes. Talk to your massage therapist about the best ways to de-stress and get through your busy day.

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Thai Traditional Massage [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=11 2009-09-29 11:37:18 http://www.rarinjinda.com/11

In the life of human being, no one can avoid sickness and how people of each nation deal with their symptoms and diseases depend on their culture, tradition and values. Of all diseases approximately 30% are severe and thus require modern medicine and health care specialists. The other 70% are not serious and common diseases that are preventable and can be treated by self-care using traditional or folk medicines. In Thailand, Thai traditional massage has been the national art and science of healing and remedy to relieve muscle fatigue, ache and pain, reduce stress, relieve back and neck pain.

As mentioned in the dispatch of Lalubaire, the French envoy to Siam during 1656-1688, “In Siam when someone gets sick, not much is done except for giving body massage or acupressure and most are healed.

Nowadays the ancient wisdom of Thai traditional massage has been developed into a part of the body of knowledge of Thai traditional medicine, a holistic medicine. Thai traditional massage can be divided into two main categories, namely “Royal massage” and “Folk massage”. Royal massage was originally the type of massage for the royal family or aristocracy; hence it is given in a very polite nature using only hands and fingers, while folk massage refers to the type of massage applying among the family members and the general public. The masseur uses different parts of his body, i.e. hands, elbows, knees, to bend, pull, press or tread.

The art and science of Thai traditional massage is now well accepted by Thais and foreigners alike and becoming very popular both in Thailand and abroad.

Some contra-indications for Thai traditional massage are e.g. too thin, too weak, rash, wound, bruise, swollen joint, jaundice, high fever, broken bone, muscle inflammation etc.

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Hydrotherapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=10 2009-09-09 14:17:22 http://www.rarinjinda.com/10

Hydrotherapy is a classic method of employing water to promote wellness and healing. It is a practice that dates back as far as ancient Greece. Currently hydrotherapy is resurgence, as more people are interested in wellness and natural methods of healing as an alternative to medication. A hydrotherapy treatment relax the body, improve strength, strengthen the immune system, equalizes circulation and increases metabolism, improves digestion and elimination, enhances the penetration of additives in the water. There are 4 important aspects of water used in hydrotherapy:

  1. Temperature
  2. Pressure
  3. Osmosis
  4. Body weight in water

Water can modify the temperature of the skin quickly. When comparing lying in still air of 25 degree Celsius and in water of 25 degree Celsius, it is experienced that the sensation of chilliness comes up more rapidly in water than in air of the same temperature. When varying the temperature, Stimulating, Sedating and Tonifying effects can be obtained. The perception of water temperature differs from person to person. It should be noted that Asians perceive the 33 degree Celsius as warm while European have the same sensation in a bath of 38 degree Celsius.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa inChiang Mai | Bangkok | Phuket

Our spa treatments and package: Hydro Pool Therapy | Hydro Glow & Tone Therapy | Hydro Body Toner Therapy | Splashy Vichy Massage | Sandy & Splashy Vichy Massage | Trekker Rejuvenation *Some services are only available at selected branch. Please check the branch menu for service availability.

Our hotel packages: Wellness Package | Honeymoon Package

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Top 10 Detox Foods [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=9 2009-09-09 12:48:19 http://www.rarinjinda.com/9

There's no better time to give your body a healthy, fresh start! Plus, if you're thinking about lowering your weight and your real age, "eating clean" is a great first step. Add these 10 foods to your grocery cart and you'll get three terrific benefits:

  1. Lots of super-healthy liquids to flush out the body while pouring in nutrients.
  2. Fiber to keep your GI tract fit.
  3. Foods that energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, your body's built-in detox center.

    The top 10:

  1. Green leafy vegetables Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver.
  2. Lemons You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.
  3. Watercress Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.
  4. Garlic Add it to everything -- salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb's cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.
  5. Green tea This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.
  6. Broccoli sprouts Get 'em at your health-food store. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.
  7. Sesame seeds They're credited with protecting liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals. For a concentrated form, try tahini, the yummy sesame seed paste that's a staple of Asian cooking.
  8. Cabbage There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them. Coleslaw, anyone?
  9. Psyllium A plant that's rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) and helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse your colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran Buds for breakfast.
  10. Fruits, fruits, fruits They're full of almost all the good things above: vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear
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RarinJinda Wellness Spa recoqnized as The Best Day Spa Thailand [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2009-09-07 17:37:01 http://www.rarinjinda.com/3

Asia Spa and Wellness Festival Gold Awards 2009, one of Asia's most prestigious awards recognizing the creme de la creme of spas and wellness centres in the region has chosen RarinJinda Wellness Spa as the Best Day Spa Thailand. The coveted ASWF 2009 trophy and Certificate of Achievement was received by Mr.Prasert Jiravanstit, Managing Director of RarinJinda in the Gala Dinner and Awards night that was held last 21st of Marcht 2009 at Landmark Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The event's Guest of Honor was Mr.Auggaphol Brickshawana, Deputy Governor, Tourism Products, TAT and was attended by Spa Professionals from across the Asia.

This year's Asia Spa Gold Award marks the second award for RarinJinda, with the other outstanding prestigious award received in 2008 for Destination Spa, from Tourism Authority of Thailand. RarinJinda was also nominated for Best Boutique Hotel Spa during last year's Spa Asia Crystal Awards.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa, a 5-star day spa, with 2 branches, works to achieve a concept of modern day spa destination that brings renewal and well-being, as well as allowing our clients to relax, reflect and revitalize. With variety of treatments aimed to provide relaxation and rejuvenation, combined traditional Thai herbs, eastern and western healing practices with result oriented modern techniques and products are offered. Our main goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering the true essence of body rejuvenation & mind relaxation. We offer exotic treatments from Hydrotherapy massage to Ayurvedic therapies and spa consultation in addition with other popular treatments that include traditional Siamese Massage, Aromatherapy Oil Massage, Body Mask, Body Scrub and our signature menu of Elements of Life and Aromatic Hot Stone Massage.

In addition to its breathtaking ambience, superb staff, exotic treatments, skilled therapists and state-of-the-art-facilities, at RarinJinda, we create the ideal environment for healing, relaxation & rejuvenation.

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Detoxification [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=8 2009-09-01 18:20:14 http://www.rarinjinda.com/8

A great way to start a new health & wellness program. It is the process of gentle cleansing our body from toxins, chemicals and cancerogenous substances. Toxic substances are often the cause of many ailments in relation to improper digestion of food and stored waste. Toxicity has been proven to impair our well being and generally lowers our immune system. A toxic is a substance that irritates our body, undermine our health and causes degeneration of body tissue. Through detoxification, we enable our body to clear and filter toxins and waste. We need to give our body a break and a chance to revive itself. Flushing toxin out from our body is one of the simplest ways to rebuild our body's natural defenses. During detoxification process you can maintain normal life function. If a person relax and rest during the detoxification process they will see greater results. Remind yourself of the wonderful favour you are doing your body, mind & spirit. We only have one body take care of it.

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How long for good sweat [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=7 2009-09-01 18:12:13 http://www.rarinjinda.com/7

One good tip of exercise? Maintaining a goal. However, to prevent injury, every type of exercise should have time limitation and be done in moderate manner.

Aerobics or Cardiovascular such as running, dancing, tennis, swimming, cycling and treadmill will not eat too much of your time. But those who prefer these types of exercise should spend 20-60 minutes at a time depending on muscle condition and training experience.

The exercise of flexibility or stretching such as Yoga or Pilates should take at least 30 minutes and a maximum of 95 minutes at a time. To acquire maximum benefit and good body balance, one should exercise at least 3 times a week.

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Chiang Mai University's Students Visit [news] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=allnewsevent 2009-08-31 16:44:47 http://www.rarinjinda.com/1

On July 14th and July 28th, 2009 the Faculty of Asoociated Medical Sciences from Chiang Mai University brought the 4th year students from the Department of Physical Therapy to visit RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort to see and learn about the real spa management, services and the modern equipments that used in spa. RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort was chosen to be their model as it has been recognized as one of the best wellness spa resort in the region guaranteed by many international awards received.



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Fruits and Vegetables - Rich in Goodness! [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=6 2009-08-25 11:36:45 http://www.rarinjinda.com/6

The old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," has been replaced with a recommended 2 to 4 fruits a day along with 3 to 5 vegetable servings. Fruits and vegetables are low in fat and provide vitamins, minerals, water, and fiber.

Fruits

Fruits are one food group that are usually welcomed by children. Fruits are an easy way to meet your family's need for vitamins like A and C. Vitamin A is crucial for healthy eyes, skin, and hair, and protection against colds and illnesses. Vitamin C helps your family absorb calcium and phosphorus for healthy bones and teeth, and promotes proper healing, muscle and nerve functions, and also protects against colds and flus. Fruits are rich in potassium important for proper heart and nerve function and cell health as well as fructose which gives kids a healthy energy boost.

Servings of Fruits

2 to 4 servings daily

    1 serving equals:
  • 1 medium sized fruit
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned fruit
  • 1/2/cup fruit juice
  • 1/4/ cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped, raw fruit
  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit

Vegetables

Historically, getting children to eat vegetables has been a struggle for parents. How many times did you hear your parents say, "Eat your vegetables, or no dessert"? Served fresh and attractively, vegetables can become one of your child's favorite foods. The key is to keep it colorful and simple. Cut veggies into interesting shapes, serve as finger food with a bit of nutritious, low-fat dip, and take your time introducing new "exotic" vegetables like artichokes and asparagus.

Vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, cellulose, and fiber. Green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins A, C, E, K, and folic acid. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A. Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C. Vegetables are important for your child's digestion, growth, heart and nerve functions, teeth, and bowel regulation. Ideally, vegetables should be served raw, steamed, or lightly baked.

Servings of Vegetables

3 to 5 servings daily

    1 serving equals:
  • 1 cup raw leafy vegetable
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Hydrocolon Therapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=5 2009-08-19 14:36:47 http://www.rarinjinda.com/5
Hydrocolon Therapy

(Colon Cleansing, Colon Irrigation, Detoxification)

A great way to start a new health & wellness program. It is the process of gentle cleansing the large Intestine (Colon) from toxins, chemicals and cancerogenous substances.

How The Health of Our Colon Affects Our Total Health?

The colon is a tube approximately 5 feet long and 2-1/2 inches in diameter. A healthy colon has uniform size and tone. It extends from the caecum, where it joins the small intestine, up and across the abdominal cavity and down the left side of the body until it reaches the sigmoid and rectum.

Auto-Intoxication (Self-Poisoning)

We experience better health and well being when the colon is clean and functioning normally. When the colon is congested with stagnant wastes, poisons back up into our system and pollute the inner environment. This is called auto-intoxication which literally means "Self-Poisoning". All of the body's systems and tissues are affected by the auto-intoxication. Auto-intoxication can be a causative factor in numerous serious diseases and is considered by many to be the underlying reason for disease. The colon is the largest perpetrator of disease of any organ in the body, and is said to be the initiator of 80% of all critical illness. There are many contributing factors to auto-intoxication from a toxic bowl. Improper diet, insufficient exercise, stress, overeating and ignoring the "call of nature" can all lead to bowl problems.

The Benefits of Colon Cleansing

Colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive faecal matter. Fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands and feet, lethargy are among the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Constipation, of course, is another, as well as chronic diarrhoea. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon cleansing. You feel lighter, more energetic. The body can again assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone and regularity are restored and many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colon cleansing is a key factor in the restoration of the body's natural balance or what we call good health and feel good.

YOU ARE WELL COVERED AND YOUR MODESTY IS GIVEN TOP PRIORITY DURING THE PROCEDURE.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa in Chiang Mai | Bangkok | Phuket

Our spa treatments and package: Hydro Pool Therapy | Hydro Glow & Tone Therapy | Hydro Body Toner Therapy | Splashy Vichy Massage | Sandy & Splashy Vichy Massage | Trekker Rejuvenation *Some services are only available at selected branch. Please check the branch menu for service availability.

Our hotel packages: DETOXIFICATION PACKAGE | WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PACKAGE

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Got Back Pain? Practice Proper Ergonomics [health] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=health&idar=4 2009-08-19 14:34:33 http://www.rarinjinda.com/4

Kevin Wong, DC, discusses easy ways to prevent and relieve common back pain conditions by providing the following ergonomic tips.

Think safety: When you make your everyday activities safe to perform, it will help reduce the undue stress on your body. This includes having your computer work stations at home and at your office set up properly for your body. Generally speaking, the keyboard height should be the same height as when your arms are comfortably at your side with the elbows bent. The mouse should also be close to your dominant wrist while your arms are at your sides.

Avoid poor posture: Whenever you sit, it is safest to sit on a full-back chair with plenty of support. Crossing the ankles is fine, but do not cross your legs. This puts tremendous pressure on the lower back, contributing to back pain. Also, if you are experiencing low back pain, it's a good idea not to sit on the couch or sofa, since they are typically too soft and unsupportive for the low back.

Lift properly: When lifting items, use the legs and the trunk of the body rather than the arms. Always bring objects closer to your abdomen or chest, as that is the center of gravity and support for most people. Try to avoid bending the back while you lift.

Sleep well: The most supportive position for the body during sleep is on your back with a pillow under your knees. The next best position is on your side with a pillow between your knees and your head on a pillow that is thick enough to span the distance of your neck to the shoulders. A neck pillow that is too thin will kink the neck and could lead to neck and upper back pain down the road.

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Aromatherapy [talk] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=talk&idar=3 2009-08-19 10:46:21 http://www.rarinjinda.com/3

Travelling is a stressful time especially if you suffer from motion sickness or anxiety about transportation, accommodations and constant changes in daily life routine.

Let aromatherapy help you reduce your tension, settle your stomach and enhance your enjoyment of the trip. Aromatherapy can be easily incorporated into your travel plans.

Well before you leave, find out which essential oils are most effective for you that will help calm your nerves, or lift your spirits. Take a relaxing aromatic bath or shower just before your departure, and use your oils any time during your trip to minimize your discomfort and enhance your pleasure.

Of course, many might enjoy the same scents, and appreciate your sharing them. And a special blend in a sachet and with a diffuser would make a lovely gift for your host or hostess.

OH! I forgot about aromatherapy just before leave.

Don't worry we are here to take care all of your needs at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

No matter what your destination, aromatherapy makes travel a great experience.

  1. What is aromatherapy?
  2. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from different parts of a plant. The sheer scent of the oils triggers a sensory pleasure which helps to soothe and heal the body, mind, soul and promote physical beauty and fitness. Aromatherapy is an alternative treatment which uses essential oils to help promote longevity, beauty and even stabilize emotions.

  3. What are essential oils?
  4. Essential oils are vaporizing substances derived from the flowers, leaves, seeds and even the bark of plants and so on of wild grown plants by means of pure extraction or distillation processes. Essential oils appear in different colors depending on the types and parts of the plants used. The oils natural purity and high concentration make it possible for just a few drops to be effective.

  5. How essential oils effect?
  6. The molecular structure of essential oils after extraction is small and simple. As a result, the essential oils are able to pass through the nasal cavity and stimulate the entire sensory system to achieve soothing, tranquilizing and exhilarating effects. In addition, diluted essential oils can be absorbed by the human body. The oil works its way down from the skin to deeper tissues, fat and even into the blood stream to effect cure through blood circulation. Many plants are needed to produce just 1 ounce of oil, from 6 pounds of lavender up to 300 pounds of roses. While fragrance oils can be created in the laboratory, only 100% pure, plant derived essential oils are effective for Aromatherapy.

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Yin Yoga, The natural way of well-being [yoga] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=yoga&idar=2 2009-08-18 16:46:21 http://www.rarinjinda.com/2

If you prefer to heal and restore your physical health by natural way or yoga, we believed that you will be satisfied with the new science of restoring health called "Yin Yoga". Yin yoga was popularized in Western Culture by teachers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. The teachings of Paul Grilley incorporate ideas related to traditional Chinese medicine and qigong, such as Taoist yoga and meridians.

The original styles of physical (Hatha) yoga were very "yin" in nature; that is, passive, long held stretches. Over the last two hundred years, the style of yoga has changed, mainly through western influence, to become very "yang" like. The focus of Hatha yoga has shifted, to lots of emphasis on energizing practices and building muscular strength. This type of yoga can be very beneficial, but like all things in life, in order to find health and happiness, balance is necessary.

In ancient India, yogis have seen 72,000 energy pathways in the energetic body (pranamaya kosha) called the "nadis". In China, the Taoists have similar ideas called the meridians. In India, the word "prana" means life-force and to the Chinese, it is called "chi". These are not coincidence findings. There are people in ancient times that have withdrawn their senses to go within themselves and realized that human body is beyond the physical.

Yin Yoga focuses on stretching and strengthening of the connective tissue of the joints (denser tissues such as fascia, ligaments, tendons and cartilage) through passive stretches, performed gently and safely. This provides greater flexibility and a sense of ease and lightness in the body.

Energy (prana or chi) is believed to flow through the channels (nadis or meridians) of the connective tissue layer of the body. Yin Yoga practice can therefore enable the harmonious flow of life-energy through the clearing of these path-ways. This enables the body organs to function better. Blockages in these energy channels are believed to lead to symptoms such as feelings of numbness in the extremities after long periods of sitting still. Therefore, regular practice of Yin Yoga can enhance the ease of sitting still, whether it is performed at work, on transport, or in meditation.

The sense of well-being cultivated in this style of yoga uniquely enhances experience of meditation and relaxation, yet also enhances yang practices.

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A Glass of Wine A Day Keeps The Doctor Away [recipes] http://www.rarinjinda.com/?p=recipes&idar=1 2009-08-18 15:15:02 http://www.rarinjinda.com/1
Drinking wine daily offers significant health benefits.

Wine is not just a pleasure to drink, it also offers health benefits. But are you drinking enough wine to take advantage of these additional medical marvels? And how do you keep an opened bottle of wine from spoiling throughout the week if you only drink a glass a day?

Most wine enthusiasts are aware that wine offers several health benefits, but the magnitude of benefits and the quantity of wine required to achieve these benefits may be more than you think. Beyond the well known improvements to the heart, wine also positively affects many other areas from delaying dementia to preventing arthritis. Here are some of the most impactful benefits:

Improves Overall Heart Health

Wine has shown, after two decades of research, to reduce heart attack risk by up to 60%. An enzyme in wine (aldehyde dehydrogenase 2) prevents damage to heart cells by eliminating toxic byproducts. Fiber and antioxidents in wine, especially Tempranillo, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol better than oats, psyllium and other fiber sources.

Delays Dementia and Alzheimer's

Grape seed polyphenols block the formation of plaques in the brain that kill surrounding brain cells, which is associated with causing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Prevents Arthritis

Studies performed by researchers in Sweden have shown that moderate wine consumption can reduce rheumatoid arthritis by 50%.

Lowers (Type 2) Diabetes Risk

A study by Harvard School of Public Health found that alcohol in wine lowered the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 58% versus nondrinkers, speculating that the wine alcohol helps regulate insulin and blood glucose levels by slowing the glucose passage through the digestive track.

Reduces Throat Cancer Risk

According to a Kaiser Permanente study, wine consumption lowers the risk of Barrett's Esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer, by 56%.

To achieve these benefits, however, 7-14 glasses of wine must be drunk per week. Consumptions must be spread out evenly, as binge drinking not only obstructs the health benefits it also offers negative health consequences. For some (myself included) that is a lot more wine per week than is currently consumed.

Special thanks to AABALAT Fine & Rare Wines for information

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