The hustle and bustle of Bangkok can get overwhelming at times and the perfect way to relax and unwind when it all gets a bit too much is retreating to the spa for a good pampering. Luckily, there are some great spas to choose from in Bangkok, meaning that ultimate relaxation is just minutes away.
Thailand is celebrated around the world for its tranquil spas, where quality and professionalism are at the forefront. In Bangkok massage is a primary concern and one of the world’s leading massage schools can be found in the nation’s capital. People travel from all over the world to study at the Wat Po massage school and earn the certificate that shows their skills as a leading masseur.
Traditional Thai massage is an energetic and highly stimulating experience. The city’s modern and expertly decorated spas combine traditional techniques and Thai herbs with a range of more contemporary holistic treatments. Although massage is still top of the bill, other treatments you will find on offer in Bangkok’s spas include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and hydrotherapy. Many spas even have a sauna and Jacuzzi, which are the perfect places to ease aching muscles before your massage. As the sauna heats up your pores will slowly open, releasing the toxins that leave skin feeling heavy and dirty.
As you step into the Thai spa you will be met by light, natural music and a heady aroma, which is wafted from an air purifier or oil burner. A beautiful masseur will greet you with the traditional wai and the dazzling Thai smile. You are well on the road to relaxation already as you take a seat in the waiting room or tranquil spa garden.
A good treatment to start with is a foot and leg massage. This wonderfully relaxing massage is the first word in indulgence. As you sit back and chill out your feet will be carefully washed and dried and then rubbed all over with healing balm that makes the skin tingle.