It’s one thing for a place to set up shop offering a range of massage treatments and facials but offering more exotic therapies means going out on a limb – there’s extra investment required, as well as the confidence that customers will be willing to try something new. With this in mind, the RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort makes an impressive fist of presenting itself as an allround relaxtion hub for those ready to broaden their horizons.
There are still plenty of familiar touches, of course: the teak furnishings, the waft of jasmine and the ubiquitous pan flute soundtrack. The rooms, however, are a cut above, appointed with spacious double bathtubs, flashy water features and expansive walk-in showers.
It’s in the treatments, though, that RarinJinda sets itself apart. The Elements of Life package (B2500 for 90 minutes) starts with a foot massage, employing guava extract to work out any tightness. But then it’s on to a specially designed massage table, where a layer of black sand gets heated from below, ingeniously recreating the sensation of lying on a beach. It’s a perfect complement to the exquisite massage – the technique relying more heavily on forearms that fingers and thumbs. Then, midway through, comes the Tibetan sound therapy, which involves small pots being banged with a mallet, sending vibrations through the customer’s body. It’s baffling, but very effective.
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort
8F Grand Centre Point Hotel, Ratchadamri Rd
02-670-5599 |rarinjinda.com| 9am-9pm