The Banyan Tree Spa has long occupied a space on the top rung of the list of Bangkok’s most luxurious spas and with good reason. Located within one of the city’s top hotels, the spa offers a vast selection of different treatments. Classic Rejuvenation packages (B5500 for 90 minutes) are good for guys or girls, and use a variety of scrubs and massages to deliver different benefits – cleansing the skin, boosting energy and soothing tense muscles.
Sticking to the massages alone, there are options from all over the world. Of course, the traditional Thai massage will be familiar to regular spa-goers but there are also variations from Hawaii and Sweden, as well as Bali, which is our choice. There’s a choice between the 60-minute (B3500) and 90-minute (B4700) massages, in which the staff – as usual, deceptively strong – use their thumbs and palms in long, firm strokes, using Spirit Oil for warming and circulation benefits.
The technique really is spectacular, creating a sensation in the muscles that is both warm and soothingly cool at once. Instead of simply kneading the muscles to work out tension, the masseuse builds up a circular rhythm that makes it feel like stress is simply flowing out of the body. It’s an unforgettable massage that leaves one feeling relaxed yet energised at the same time.
Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok
21F Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Rd
02-679-1052 | banyantreespa.com | 9am-10pm