Last month, Spa Cenvaree, launched a brand new treatment for Bangkok’s pamper-addicts, due to run until the end of December. I was lucky enough to be the first to try their Spa Secrets Journey—a full body ritual designed to “delight the senses and treat the body.”
Lasting two hours, at starting costs of B2,950 per person, the treatment takes place at the twenty-sixth floor facility located inside the Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld. This most convenient location makes the wellness hub a great option for a day of girly indulgence; a spot of shopping at Zen, followed by a treatment or two at Cenvaree, rounded off with a cocktail on a rooftop bar at Groove—and all without leaving the complex. Of course I skipped the bread to that particular “pamper sandwich”, as I was more than satisfied with the filling alone.
Set in a luxurious space overlooking the city, the expansive spa welcomed me with clean, modern décor, and friendly staff. With a soothing beverage and preference questionnaire completed, my masseuse lead me from the lobby into a wide corridor. I’m confused, at first, as she seemingly walks towards a wall with nothing but a large sculpture in the middle. Where are we going? Though perhaps unintentional, the treatment rooms can actually be found behind a huge floor-to-ceiling ‘hidden’ door (if Lara Croft was into spas, she’d love this one).
Just beyond, a curved corridor reveals rows of single and double treatment spaces, each minimal in design but nonetheless luxurious.
My treatment begins with a soothing foot cleanse, complete with a neem tea-infused rinse and a gentle salt scrub, before taking up a horizontal position on the massage bed for the 7 Miracle Grains Exotic Body Scrub. Comprised of—you guessed it—seven ingredients, including soy bean, red rice, millet, and black sesame, the skin stimulating scrub is applied by gentle hands, taking special care around areas prone to dryness.
The full body treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and I can already feel it cleansing my skin and tightening my pores. With the Botanical Body Mask and Wrap next on the agenda, I’m wrapped up from head to toe, layered with blankets and tucked in tightly like a toddler at bedtime. As my body is left to soak in the scrub, my head is treated to a soothing mini facial and an oriental scalp massage.
I’m sent to the shower to rinse away the scrub and I’m immediately struck by the view beyond the curtain. I’d forgotten just how many storeys I’d climbed, but the sky-high shower is a stunning reminder and certainly the loftiest wash I’ve ever had!
The ritual is finished with a full body Magnolia Oil Massage. With perfect pressure, my body’s aches and knots are effortlessly swept away as the beautiful magnolia aroma fills the room. Known for its calming properties and floral odour, the white flower also provides an easily absorbed oil and effective moisturizer.
From beginning to end, the Spa Secrets Journey is a winning combination, made all the more sweet by a hot neck compress, and ginger tea and fresh fruit to finish—not to mention the complimentary Magnolia Shower Cream and Body Moisturizer gift set.
By Annaliese Watkins
999/99 Rama 1 Rd.
Tel: 02 100 1234 | Open daily: 9am-11pm | www.spacenvaree.com