Entering the “hot” stone age
Nestled in the centre of opulent and shady Langsuan Road, Diora Spa takes total mind and body healing seriously. If that much was not clear upon entry into one of 36 light and spacious treatment rooms, where any clinical elements are spirited away by the fresh aromas silently emanating from hidden diffusers, it will be after you settle in to a massage.
At Diora, essential oils, herbal balls, and hot stones are used in tandem with massage therapy. The signature aroma oil massage (B1600/90 min, B2100/120 min) combines Thai massage with aromatherapy, the treatment enhanced even further with the use of hot stones. First, hot oil is applied and heated stones are placed along your spine for a few minutes, soothing muscles and mind by transmitting heat deep into the body. That’s shortly followed by a proper Thai massage. Every inch of your body, including arms, legs, shoulders, palms, and feet, are massaged first with fingers, and then again with hot stones. Once the whole body is soothed, a heated herbal bag is wrapped around your neck and the session ends with scalp rub and body stretching.
Making the massage all the more heavenly is the way the therapists seem to know precisely what each body needs with only a touch of their hands. Putting healing at the forefront of treatments, most therapists will suggest applying firm pressure to help cope with physical ailments. But those in search of a subtle touch for relaxation will not leave disappointed.
The same methods used here, in Bangkok, will also be applied at the spa’s other branches that are soon to open in Japan. And maybe this connection with the Land of the Rising Sun goes beyond massage and into mentality. The entire experience is positively Zen-like.
Customers also receive a B200 discount at Diora’s product gallery, located at the entrance. The spa’s product line spans from essential oils, diffusers, and a perfumed body balm to soap bars, body washes, lotions, and scrubs. Get a free facial gold mask or extra massage with the purchase of any oil treatments from 9am-1pm or any Diora packages enjoyed from 9am-6pm.
Diora Lang Suan
36 Soi Langsuan| 0 2652 1112, 0 26521113 | dioralangsuan.com | daily 9am-12am