TEAM
     
Detox Samui

Team

Our team is committed to achieving great end results whilst you are with us in Samui. We are not talking purely weight loss (although that is of course important for many) but also about feeling better – much better – by the time you leave us and have had the unique opportunity to experience our programmes. You stay with us may also be enhanced through some of our tours and experiences, and all this beautiful island has to offer.

By structuring your own personal detox programme, assisted by a plethora of wellness experts (all based in Koh Samui), you will feel refreshed, cleansed (inside and out) and full of energy! You will also enjoy peace of mind that can be so difficult to find in these days of fast-paced multi-tasking and modern technology.

Oh, and if you enjoy yourselves here with us here in Thailand, we’d love to get your feedback which we will post on our REVIEWS page!

 
 
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Susan Field – Founder

Susan has been involved in the regional hospitality and tourism industry for over 25 years, developing integrated PR strategies for clients such as Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, Fairmont, Anantara and many others.

She had an epiphany in late 2014 when she spent a week at a detox resort in Koh Samui where she discovered exhilarating new levels of health, focus and inner peace.

“It was such a revelation to me that, by stepping away from the stressful corporate environment I had been part of for so many years, I could feel so much healthier and clear-headed.”

Following her discovery of the benefits of detoxing and exercise, she created The Palms Retreat so she could share her vision for a healthier life with others.

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Thailand detox
Ms Air Kalyavat – Retreat Manager

Overseeing the day to day running of The Palms Retreat is Khun Air who has a wealth of knowledge about wellness, and specifically about the product we use (Amrita) that we use in our progam. She also has an unparalleled knowledge of ‘the best things to do on our beautiful island of Koh Samui’!!

Air is an excellent cook, and often shares her recipes and cooking methods with our guests, being careful to ensure that the meals are full of goodness and contain no fat or any harmful substances. She goes shopping each day to the local fresh market to ensure that her dishes contain the freshest herbs and vegetables.

Air embarked upon our program herself when she joined as our manager and has lost almost 10kgs by taking our healthful Amrita shakes and cutting back on unhealthy foods when she is not at work.

Our guests praise her friendly manner, her sense of humour and her calm demeanour (she studied Thai Buddhist meditation From Ampawan Temple in Singburi under Grand Master, Laung Por Jaran and has followed his path ever since).

Air is on hand for anything our guests need, including helping them to arrange tours and transportation to areas of interest around the island.

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Assisting K Air are two greatly appreciated team members – Khun Am and Khun Lin.

Khun Am (left) is a certified massage therapist and is qualified to perform several different massage techniques. Her massages are not necessarily soft and gentle – BUT they work and our guests love this charming lady (on the left),

Khun Lin (right), meanwhile, takes care of the housekeeping and laundry. She is great at keeping the standards up, is very helpful and you will find her always smiling….

Ron Veldhuis – ‘Kickstart Your Day’, meditation & yoga

With over 30 years’ experience as a personal trainer, peak performance coach, army and outdoor boot camp instructor, detox consultant and yoga & meditation practitioner, Ron offers a range of quick and effective tools, techniques and training routines that can be easily applied and integrated into daily life – and which serve you well long after you leave.

Ron has first-hand experience of the importance of a healthy body; he overcame crippling auto immune ‘disease’ (for which there is no known medical cure), and today, he is fitter, happier and healthier than ever before. He is now committed to instilling his own health theories into other so they too may enjoy fitter and healthier lives.

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Detox Samui
David Birchall – Commercial Director

David has worked extensively in senior board roles in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In his role at The Palms Retreat, he has responsibility for all areas of finance, legal and property. His commitment to The Palms Retreat was realised in the early staged by securing the land and project managing the refurbishment and landscaping programme. He says: “I believe we have created a beautiful and peaceful environment for guests to truly unwind”.

Marco van Dolder - Aerobics instructor

Marco van Dolder is Samui’s foremost Aqua Power Aerobics instructor. Guests love his fun, but firm, approach – and the fact that he makes them work hard! A Dutch national, Marco has lived in Samui for many years and is a personal trainer as well as teaching Aqua. He also loves singing opera!

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* TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON THIS SITE ARE ALSO FEATURED ON ON TRIP ADVISOR AS WELL AS IN EMAILS WE RECEIVE. THEY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO HAVE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAMS TO DATE. PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE THE RESULTS ACHIEVED BY THE INDIVIDUALS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A GUARANTEE IN TERMS OF RESULTS - AND RESULTS DO VARY.

 
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