Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Health Spas and Massage - Health Tourism

The mechanical life of today has left us helter skelter! The race against the time is very sharp, now or never! In this speed the most neglected part is food and physique. We sometimes are forced to give less importance for our food and body. Hence these areas suffer a lot after sometime! The modern theory is to maintain health physically and mentally. That is where  SPA comes to our help.

Body massage is not only a beauty treatment but also a necessary tip of glowing health! We hear, see and look at those witnesses. Rome, India and Japan have different techniques in body massage. As time passed on many advanced techniques have been introduced. Nowadays everyone wants to keep fit and look younger. People are becoming tremendously aware of working out to keep themselves as fit as fiddle. Now these spa salons cater to the demands of customers. This also is a part of Health Tourism.

Many tourists come to Bangkok for the sightseeing, but sometimes happen to go to these spa salons. These get here wonderful Spa treatment which forces them to come again and again. Massage is a quick remedy for the stress. It relieves all the stress and mental burden. Today it has become the status symbol also to go to a SPA salon. The upper strata of the society always go for SPA treatment. Though it is bit expensive it is most useful in the long run. And the effect is seen and felt.

Massage means manipulating the body’s soft tissues. Skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, is mainly focused in this SPA massage. Few massage therapies include lymph vessels along with other organs of the body. The motto of SPA massage is to offer maximum relaxation for the clients. The goal is to promote healing, support wellness, relieve stress, and clear the clutter of mind. The massage practitioner uses his/her hands, feet, fingers, elbows, forearms, or massage aids in the massage treatment.

Scented oil is used sometimes while heated stones are now used in one of today’s popular massages. Depending on the type of massage, clients are clothed or unclothed. Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage are the types of massage well known in the western society. Ayurvedic is an Asian way of massage. Thai, Shiatsu and reflexology are also available in SPA salon. There are many types of massage having techniques, incorporate stretches, or target specific trigger points.

Medical massage is used in breast cancer, sinus relief, and reducing blood pressure. Other types of medical massage are there to relieve pain. Massage therapists and practitioners are recognized by a governing agency of the country where they practice. Because there is no single entity regulating massage, it is best to ask your practitioner about their qualifications and training, or ask to see a license or certificate verifying their compliance with local regulations.
Countries with Health Spas: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Vietnam, USA.SPA treatment is a boon in modern days! Bangkok has the lion’s share in SPA business.  Another reasonable reason   for tourists to come over here in Bangkok!

Author: Geeta Rao
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cosmetic Surgery a Charisma of Knife to Beautify You!

This time I would love to share thoughts on plastic or cosmetic surgery. May be in older days people suffered a lot for the lapse of these facilities. Nowadays cosmetic energy will get back your shape size and look! Cosmetic surgery is a beautiful gift from medical field. As such cosmetic surgery is a bit expensive affair. US, UK and other European countries you can afford only if you are a super rich! But for common people this expense may be a burden. For such patients also there is way to get cosmetic surgery. Thailand/Bangkok is the destination for all such treatment. Medical Tourism in Thailand  in the ultimate happening in health industry.

Accidents are accidents! Nobody plans or foresees these accidents. But when you meet with it then you had it! You feel worries from all directions devouring you mercilessly! First plastic surgery comes to your mind. Plastic surgery is the only way to bring your shape and beauty back!

Medical expenses take a giant shape. You will spend the least in the world on healthcare treatment in Bangkok. In return you expect highly qualified treatment from licensed, experienced, good doctors at a large, clean, hygienic hospital or clinic with English speaking staff. Cosmetic surgery always costs more and the cosmetic surgeon are well known for their artistic and creative job clubbed with the latest technology. Their fee for rhinoplasty or SRS will be more.

Thailand cosmetic surgeons whatever high they may charge, but still it is less compared to the western countries. Even if you add the cost of your airfare and accommodations in Thailand, Plastic surgery in Thailand and other types of surgery are high quality and inexpensive. Overseas lap band surgery is great value for money — US$3,000 less than the very best "special offer" discount prices in the USA. The surgeries in Thailand include hospital room, nursing care and meals. A meal is carefully   supervised by dietitians. Excluding any sort of complications. Most of the times these charge are excluding medical prescriptions.

The price of the cosmetic operation is bit high. On top of that it also depends on the prestige, reputation, expertise and experience of the physician for that particular plastic surgery procedure. Top plastic surgeons tend to charge more but sometimes the most experienced also have the most affordable fees.

Hospital Room Fee for procedures with no package price
(room rates INCLUDES food & nursing care cost)

A Superior Room costs US$135/day.
Food and nursing care is included in the room rate. It has air-conditioning, phone, couch, cable TV with news, movies and sports in English, refrigerator, table, and a locker. Phone calls are not included in the price.

A Suite costs US$215/day.
Food and nursing care is included in the room rate and it has everything found in a Superior Room with the addition of a small living room separated from the patient's room by a door which can be left open or closed, it is larger, has separate cable TV in both the patient's room and living room and has a microwave oven. The primary advantage of a Suite is the ability for patient or significant other to have privacy.

St Carlos Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is part of a group of health related outlets covering areas such as medical spas and alternative medicine. The Surgery Clinic specializes in cosmetic surgery. The clinic’s dedicated surgical staff provides specialist treatments such as rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, face lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation or reduction (mammoplasty) and hair transplant treatments. The clinic utilises a range of technologies including laser to produce world-class results. Accommodation is available for people who need to recuperate after treatment.

St Carlos Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Address: 5/84 Moo 2, Tiwanon Road,   Banklang  Amper Muang  Pathumthani  Bangkok  12000
Tel: 0-2975-6700  Fax: 0-2975-6737

Author:  Geeta Rao
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Medical Tourism Guide for Health Care