Concept and Philosophy
Chiva-Som has won many international awards for outstanding spa cuisine, notably SpaFinder Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Spa Cuisine and the Spa Asia Crystal Award for Best Spa Cuisine Menu. Your culinary senses will be treated when you check in to Chiva-Som.
Our concept is to provide healthy cuisine but with so many flavours you will never notice it’s good for you! We will introduce you to the freshest produce delicately mixed with fresh herbs and spices to create flavours that will scintillate the senses and create delicious dining experiences. Our view of spa cuisine is that the moderation should be in the ingredients, not the flavour.
Chiva-Som chefs create daily menus to offer the widest range of dishes to suit a healthy lifestyle while satisfying your appetite. We include the tenderest steaks, the tastiest lamb, the softest chicken, the most delicate fish and the freshest vegetables combined with local herbs and spices to produce great tasting dishes.
Our philosophy is that our guests should take away not just a memory but also an experience which is why all of our dishes can be made at home using ingredients that can be purchased anywhere. We offer spa cooking classes and the Chiva-Som cookbook where the secrets of a healthy diet can be learned and applied at home.
Despite the fact that our food is so good – already a detoxifying diet compared with most guests’ diets at home – many guests choose a more structured detox at Chiva-Som.
Whether on one of our detox packages or not, you can cleanse your body under the guidance of our experienced naturopathic practitioners and holistic medical staff.
Our experienced staff monitor detox diets with particular care to ensure that you will still be able to enjoy all Chiva-Som has to offer.
From Pali-Sanskrit, Niranlada means ‘eternal beauty’ and that is what we strive for in nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Niranlada Medi-Spa complements our traditional approach to overall wellness with the latest developments in both modern aesthetic treatments and micro-invasive cosmetic surgery.
Niranlada offers a wide range of services with an initial consultation using VISIA 3–dimensional computerised facial imaging and color photography to evaluate your current skin condition. The information is used as the basis to discuss your personal requirements and to evaluate which treatments are best suited for you. The photos become part of the ‘before and after’ comparison so you can evaluate your improvements with time.
Our doctors are US–trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery. They specialize in the art of aesthetic medicine, especially non-invasive laser treatment, micro-invasive cosmetic surgery and anti-aging medicine.
World-renowned cosmetic dermatologist and surgeon, Clinical Professor Dr. Niwat Polnikorn and his medical team are dedicated to enhancing your aesthetic virtue and confidence using state of the art technology.
Dr. Niwat is active in clinical service, teaching and research and hundreds of doctors from around the world have studied and trained under his guidance. He has published textbooks on laser surgery and has written numerous research articles on laser surgery, especially on treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma. Dr. Niwat was the first to introduce laser treatment for dermatology to Thailand in 1982.