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Malaysia a Mecca for Medical Tourists!

Drawing most of its patients from the rapidly developing economies of India, China and Indonesia, Malaysia’s health tourism increased by 15% in 2013. 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is probably the most famous form of massage. This style of massage involves targeting the upper layers of the muscles combined with movement of the joints.

The strokes used in Swedish massage are mainly divided as follows:

  • Effleurage. This is targeted at soft tissues through smooth, gliding strokes
  • Petrissage. This involves rolling, kneading and squeezing.
  • Tapotement. This is done with cupped hands, edge of the hands or fingers through short tapping strokes.
  • Friction. This is done by causing soft tissues to rub against each other through circular movements.

    Swedish massage can help with recovery after an injury or just help with relaxation and rejuvenation.

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    Bogota, Colombia

    Accreditation: JCI

    Languages: English, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German, Spanish

    For more than 7 years, Fundacion Cardioinfantil International Center has offered comprehensive care to international patients and their families during their entire cycle of treatment.


    UZ Leuven (Campus Gasthuisberg)

    Flemish Brabant, Belgium

    Accreditation: JCI

    Languages: English, French

    UZ Leuven is able to offer its patients high-quality care. As a result, our hospital has been able to develop into a leading reference centre. In the future, UZ Leuven intends to consolidate and furth...

    Chiang Mai Spa Mantra

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Languages: Thai, English

    We are a newly well-established spa centre branching from the “ITM”, the famous leading Thai massage school of Chiang Mai. With specialisation over years in the art of massage hospitality,...

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    Koh Samui, Thailand

    Languages: Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish

    Nestled in a peaceful sanctuary, surrounded by wonderful flora, the Spa at Napasai is a sanctuary of serenity and natural beauty for those seeking to relax and restore body and mind. The Spa offers a ...

    Mediterranean Health Care

    Alicante, Spain

    Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001

    Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, French

    Mediterranean Health Care is a non-profit association that groups together eight of the most prestigious private hospitals and health clinics in the province of Alicante, Spain.

    We dire...
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