By Julia Offenberger
While the view from RarinJinda’s third, and latest spa is downright breathtaking, their special treatment is designed to give you your breath back. Located on the 30th and 31st floor of the Grand Centre Point Hotel Ploenchit (BTS station Ploenchit), the Bangkok’s first rooftop spa is a kind of sanctuary in the midst of the metropolitan melee. Immediately after entering, the senses are calmed by the spa’s sweetly relaxing signature scent—a blend of kaffir lime, and mandarin oil—hanging in the air. The interior is designed in a contemporary Asian style, with beautiful wooden furniture offering a homey atmosphere in the over 20 treatment rooms. RarinJinda’s signature package, Elements of Life (B2,500/90min) is aimed at restoring a person’s balance with nature, and includes both Tibetian Sound Therapy, and Warm Sand Bed Therapy.
Unique to this particular branch, however, is the Siamese Himalayan Salt Therapy (B1,500/60min). The treatment includes a foot scrub with Himalayan salt, leaving the feet clean and soft, and a traditional Thai massage in a special ‘salt room’ designed to cleanse the respiratory system. Prior to the massage, guests are offered tea, and a glass of warm water which should be consumed before entering the room, where both floors and walls are made of Himalayan salt blocks. Technically called “Spleotherapy”, mineral infused air is beneficial to numerous health issues including asthma, whopping cough, and ear infections. The massage itself is traditional Thai, and includes all the typical stretching, bending, pulling, and pressing until the body is relaxed and rid of all tightness. As a post-treatment experience, guests are invited to relax in the lounge to enjoy herbal tea and a delicious plate of mango and sticky rice, and browse through the cosmetic products in the Blooming Shop.
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Ploenchit
Grande Centre Point Ploenchit, 100 Wireless Rd.
Tel: 02 651 5224-5
Open daily: 10am – midnight