At the Banyan Tree Hotel Spa, your luxuriant experience begins long before you make it to the massage table. The live band in the lobby plays gentle blues, helping to slowly empty your head of the day’s problems – or at least begin the process.
Then it’s up to the spa on the 21st floor for a serving of iced tea while you choose from a laundry list of treatments. Once you’ve decided, you descend a spiral staircase and make your way through a forest of translucent, glowing bamboos before arriving at your own massage quarters. While your feet are cleansed, you choose which oil you would like to be used. That’s if you are having an oil massage, of course.
Each oil has its own distinct benefits – it’s hard to go past the bergamot oil for its soothing pick-me-up qualities. A Thai Classic massage combines the authentic Thai massage with the application of oil. The treatment begins with a gentle stretching process, loosening the body before the next hour spent in a dreamy haze.
The warm oil smoothed over your back dissolves the tension and any tenderness caused by slowly those disintegrating knots is remedied instantly by the sweet, fragrant smell of bergamot. With every soothing stroke and blissful inhalation, it won’t be long before you’re floating away to what feels like heaven.
21/100 S Sathon Rd | 02-679-1052 | banyantree.com | 10am-10pm daily