Spa success stories don’t get much more meteoric than Oasis Spa’s, a company that started out in 2003 with a branch in Chiang Mai and now has ten scattered all across the land. Their latest is a wonderful Sukhumvit neighbourhood day spa formerly known as Being Spa. Since taking it over they haven’t changed all that much – and that’s a good thing. A path still leads past a serene courtyard pond, and the lobby reception still has the ‘home of a bohemian Thai’ look that we love, done out as it is with Chinese lacquer and Moroccan cushions. There are still eleven treatment rooms fashioned with rustic wood floors and tasteful ethnic décor. However, one thing isn’t the same here: the menu.
Now Oasis spa’s full armory of finely tuned treatments are at your disposal, all of them delivered by a coterie of masseuses who have been trained up at Oasis’ very own Chiang Mai-based spa school. The extensive range of treatments range from scrubs, massages, facials and body wraps to packages that stretch a combo of all the above into a sensual, two to four hour body-odyssey. Alternatively, pick one of the five signature massages that have set Oasis Spa apart from the rest. The Voyage of Golden Lanna (B5,900 for 90 mins), for example, is a four-hands massage with a difference – the two masseuses use aromatherapy oils infused with flakes of purest gold, and work in sync with an evocative, specially written Northern Lanna Thai soundtrack.
This time around though we opted for the King of Oasis, and were rewarded with two hours of hot herbal compresses and Swedish meets Thai moves – a real stress-relieving humdinger of a massage. As well as soothing our muscles, the aromatherapy oil was just too delicious to wash off, left us smelling like a walking talking air-freshener. The title don’t lie: this treatment is truly fit for a king. โอเอซีส สปา แบงกอก สุขุมวิท ซ.51
Oasis Spa Bangkok
88 Sukhumvit 51 Rd | BTS Phrom Phong | 02-262-2122 | bangkokoasis.com | 10am-10pm | B3,900++ for two hours