RESIDENT HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
Our Resident Health Practitioners come from all over the world, with a range of skills from Naturopathic Medicine to Ayurveda. We’re proud to offer our guests a truly holistic spectrum of health and wellbeing expertise.
Bibi Ayesha Lockhat – TAIM Specialist, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som
Dr Lockhat is a graduate of The University of The Western Cape in her native Cape Town, with a dual degree in Complementary Health Sciences and Complementary Medicine. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Child & Family Studies, and as such, is one of our most valued health and wellness advisors.
Applying a holistic approach to each individual, as well as the family unit, Dr. Lockhat places great emphasis on spiritual development. She is also an expert in hands-on healing, such as Hijama, massage, acupressure and aromatherapy, and often draws on herbal remedies to improve overall health.
Nuchtarat Srelertros – Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist
With 13 years of expertise, Nuchtarat Srelertros, hailing from Thailand, is a distinguished Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist. Holding a Bachelor's degree from Huachiew Chalermprakiet University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Master's in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine,Dhurakij Pundit University. Nuchtarat seamlessly blends ancient wisdom with modern science. Her holistic approach focuses on the body's natural healing abilities. Beyond her clinical prowess, she passionately educates patients, fostering active participation in their well-being. Nuchtarat's commitment to continuous learning and research positions her as a beacon in the field, offering a harmonious integration of traditional Chinese medicine and cutting-edge regenerative practices.
Joelle – Family and Child Specialist
Joelle is a passionate humanitarian and brings with her 7 years of experience in the fields of psychology, education and social work. Her background in areas such as counselling, conducting and generating research in child and youth services makes her instrumental in being able to provide child development and parenting skills.
Dr. Syed Shadab Ahmed – Medical Doctor
Dr. Syed Shadab Ahmed currently holds the position of Medical Doctor at Zulal Wellness Resort. An established and highly skilled physician in primary care and occupation health, Dr. Syed brings with him over 10 years of extensive experience in the industry. In his current position, Dr. Syed strives to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests by implementing appropriate health assessments and techniques to evaluate their conditions. During the health assessment consultations, guests are encouraged to share their health concerns and goals. Based on diagnostic tests and their interpretations, Dr Syed prescribes treatment plans and medications to address the guests’ health conditions and needs.
Mubaris Ahamed.T – TAIM Specialist
Mubaris Ahamed.T is a qualified Unani Medical Practitioner and Cupping Therapy Specialist. He holds rich 12 years of experience in treating patients and Performing Hijama and cupping therapy. He is good at assessing and evaluating the progress of the disease. His passion and focus have always been on the “best quality patient care”. He did his bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery at Rajive Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore India in 2008.
Sasithorn Charmorchad – H&W Advisor
Sasithorn Charmorchad, is an applied Thai traditional medicine doctor who is passionate about using herbal medicine and food as remedies. Her clinical experience was attained in several government hospitals in Thailand. She started her international career with Chiva-Som International Health Resort and quickly became the first Thai Medicine doctor on staff and worked in a renowned wellness sanctuary in Thailand as Thai traditional medicine doctor and wellness consultant. Now she is a health and wellness advisor at Zulal wellness resort by Chiva-Som.
Aashly Jayan – H&W Advisor
Aashly Jayan holds a masters degree in Acupuncture and degrees in Naturopathy and Yoga. He studied in India at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, and Jingwell Academy of Education and Research. He has since worked in wellness retreats and Ayurvedic hospitals around the world.
Orranat Thanamteun – H&W Advisor
Orranat Thanamteun is a licensed Holistic Health Practioner with a nutrition-related approach. Her extensive medical background includes expertise in Neuro Linguistic Programming, with a certificate from the National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming and Advanced Diplomas in Nutritional and Western Herbal Medicine from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies.
Rachamon Bupphan – H&W Advisor
Rachamon Bupphan holds a degree in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine from Mahidol University, Thailand, and an MBA from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand. She has been working as a healthcare professional for six years. Rachmon is an expert in applied traditional massage and herbs.
Karim – Fitness Manager
Karim is an Elite Fitness Trainer certified in strength and conditioning and nutrition, ex member of the Canadian Fitness Professionals with extensive background in sports like: MMA and Handball where he played for Al Ahli Club in Qatar, with which he won the league in 2 concessive seasons and that was where Karim developed his passion for Fitness, Karim have been working in Fitness while finishing his BBA in Nova Scotia Canada and right after where he held different Fitness positions as a Personal Trainer, Assistant Fitness Manager and Fitness Manager in Canada and Qatar.
Houssem – Physiotherapy Manager
Houssem holds a Bachelor’s degree on physical therapy, master’s degree in physical preparation and has more than 14 years’ experience in Sports physiotherapy, working with professional athletes and national team players in Tunisia, Libya, and Qatar.
He is specialized on Kinesio Taping, sport rehabilitation and sport injuries and therapies.
Juliana Habchi – Health & Wellness Advisor
Juliana holds a master's degree in Human Nutrition and has worked in various research roles. As a licensed nutritionist, she has also practised in hospital settings, and consulted for both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Juliana's broad experience spans the medical, wellness and fitness industries, allowing her to guide guests on their journeys of wellness with a truly holistic approach to diet, nutrition and lifestyle.
Nour Hasni – Health & Wellness Advisor
Nour is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and holds certifications as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in the USA, a Diabetes Educator in Canada, and a Fitness Instructor in Qatar. With over 8 years of experience, he has been actively involved in promoting the latest advancements in a healthy lifestyle across diverse settings, which include hospitals, private clinics, and the hospitality sector. His expertise spans a wide range of areas, allowing them to provide comprehensive guidance tailored to the unique needs of their clients. His adaptability and commitment to staying current in the field make him a valuable asset in promoting wellness and healthy living.
Dr. Mohamed Lasheen – Aesthetic Dermatologist
Dr. Mohamed Lasheen is a dedicated medical professional specializing in dermatology and aesthetics. With a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, as well as a master’s degree in Dermatology, Venerology, and Andrology, he has embarked on a journey of continuous growth.
Dr. Lasheen's career spans governmental health centers and private clinics in Egypt. His tenure at Ain Shams University Hospitals allowed him to refine his skills while collaborating with senior doctors, elevating dermatological standards. Proficient in diagnosis, treatment, laser science, micro dermatological surgeries, and male infertility procedures, his expertise thrived.
Anand Peethambar – Health & Wellness Advisor
Anand Peethambar, a graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India, holds expertise in Natural Medicine & Yogic Sciences. With over 15 years of experience, he has dedicated himself to the field of wellness. His journey as a wellness consultant spans across retreats and resorts in India, China, Maldives, and Cambodia, where he specializes in Yoga and Natural medicine consultations.
Dr. Anand's aim is to guide guests towards rejuvenation and lasting transformation. His integrative approach to Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences underpins his mission to support individuals in achieving their wellness aspirations. With a robust background in wellness and a wealth of experience in clinical settings, retreats, and resorts, he offers a unique perspective to assist his guests in realizing their wellness objectives.
Kedar Joshi – Holistic Assistant Manager
Kedar Joshi has degrees in Naturopathy yogic sciences, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he holds expertise in Energy Medicine and acupuncture Sciences.
Kedar Joshi aims to guide guests towards Cleansing, eliminating excess energy and Balancing the Microsystem, spiritual immersion, rejuvenation and reduction of pain, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as improvement in measures of the autonomic nervous system.
He believes if the microsystem is balanced there is no need for anything, Humans can heal themselves, but it works only when we go into deep tranquility this is where the energy medicine works, and it helps to heal our mind and body and bring back the natural balance.
Arvin Joseph Tadeo – Pharmacist
Arvin is an experienced pharmacist committed to delivering top-notch patientcare. His journey in the world of pharmaceuticals began with a strong educational foundation – a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines. With over 8 years hands-on pharmaceutical experience, his career has evolved across diverse roles, each contributing to his growth and proficiency: Pharmacy Operation, Patient-Centric Approach, Compliance Champion, Team Leadership, Continuous Learning.