Thai Spas

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Banyan Tree Launches ‘Wellbeing Sanctuary’ in Koh Samui & Krabi
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Anantara SiamBangkok’s VIVID’s booster supplements for specific ailments
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Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket reopens as part of Phuket island’s ‘Sandbox Program’ for  vaccinated travellers – with no quarantine requirements  
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Dusit International introduces new group- wide wellness concept – Devarana Wellness
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Capella Bangkok launches Auriga Wellness ‘Sanctuary within a Sanctuary’
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Rakxa’s Integrative wellness & medical retreat on the Chao Praya River
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Reverse signs of ageing with cellular facial treatments at Clinique La Prairie, St. Regis Bangkok
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Christmas and New Year’s at Six Senses Yao Noi
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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort introduces the Thai Massage Guru
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Anantara Spas reopen with the introduction of an immune-boosting new signature massage oil

Banyan Tree Launches ‘Wellbeing Sanctuary’ in Koh Samui & Krabi

THE BANYAN TREE GROUP HAS rolled out a new healthy living concept at its properties around the world, including Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi in southern Thailand, which have set aside a selection of pool villas and suites dedicated to holistic and well–being pursuits.

The “Well-being Sanctuary” initiative was launched on Oct. 1 at both resorts and provides guests with an opportunity to combine a leisure vacation with a daily program designed to enrich mind, body and soul — from meditation to Thai boxing, from massage and hydrotherapy to nature trails and sailing lessons — complemented with a nutritious diet and personal consultations.

“When guests book a Wellbeing Sanctuary, they have the flexibility to choose their own activities,” said Remko Kroesen, area general manager overseeing both hotels. “Before arrival, we send them a questionnaire so they can stipulate their goals. Our practitioners will be on hand throughout their stay to ensure they have every opportunity to connect with nature, discover a sense of deep relaxation, and find balance.

“And when they leave, we will consult and provide suggestions that will help fine-tune and inspire their daily routines, and assist them on their journey.”

Each of the villas selected for the Wellbeing Sanctuary has been adapted with various well-being amenities — a mini-bar stocked with fresh juices and herbal teas instead of alcoholic drinks, a yoga mat, stretch bands, and even a Tibetan singing bowl — along with an outdoor pool and hot jet pool.

On Koh Samui, Well-being villas come with a luxurious infinity pool, while at Krabi, each room opens onto a private garden, ideal for private self-well-being activities.

Teams at Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi, which are both located on tranquil picture-perfect beaches, have tailored holistic itineraries based on Banyan Tree’s “8 Pillars” principle (Dietary Awareness; Physical Vitality; Cultivate the Mind; Sleep & Rest; Harmony with Nature; Learning & Development; Bonding & Connection; and Sustained Practices).

“When we dream about a tropical beach vacation, we see ourselves relaxed and content, lying in a hammock under palm trees, looking out to a calm sea, without a care in the world,” says Bikram Keshari Patra, the well-being practitioner at Banyan Tree Samui.

“However, the reality can often be very different — we are still stressed about work; we worry; our minds refuse to switch off.

Guests to the Well-being Sanctuary are welcomed with a healthy organic juice, and are given the chance to consult and select their preferred schedule for the day ahead. Following their flight, many may opt for a relaxing oil massage, followed by a long hot soak in their tub with bath salts. Typically, a morning may begin with yoga and meditation, followed by a hearty but heart-friendly breakfast. But there’s always time to just lie by their own private pool and soak up the sunshine and the view. Very quickly, the pressures of daily life are forgotten.

Good sleep is one of the Well-being Sanctuary’s guiding principles. Upon returning to their villa after evening turndown service, a guest will discover a different sleep ritual recommended and set up, such as bath salts or a lemon & lime steam facial.

One of the highlights of any Banyan Tree visit is the spa, and nowhere more so than in Thailand where regular massage is considered a cornerstone of good health. The resorts have introduced four new massages specifically for patrons of the Well-being Sanctuary: Restorative Detox; Sleep Essentials; Mobility Stretch; and Urban Relief.

“Following a long journey, a new arrival might be recommended to unravel with a 90-minute Restorative Detox massage,” said Banyan Tree Spa Samui Manager Naphasawan Badklang, a veteran of 15 years’ experience with Banyan Tree spas, including spells in Sri Lanka, China, and the Seychelles.

“For this type of massage, our therapists will apply a signature oil made from coriander seed and cinnamon bark. The detox massage is ideal for draining lymph nodes and removing toxins, while at the same time stimulating blood circulation.”

Like Samui, Banyan Tree Spa Krabi also offers a hydrotherapy treatment known as The Rainforest, described by Spa Manager Bussayawan Chanchai asa tropical sanctuary of water jets, steam rooms, and water massage pumps,” which culminates in the visitor lying face up on a heated tile bed, sipping herbal tea — a thoroughly tranquillizing experience.

And of course, no step toward well-being would be worthwhile without a carefully thought-out diet. Well-being Sanctuary customers at Banyan Tree’s restaurants will now be provided two menus — one with all the delicacies you’d expect from a fine wining n’dining holiday, including house specialties of both Thai and Western cuisine; and the other, a Well-being Menu offering a variety of organic dishes, vegan and vegetarian options, and freshly squeezed juices.

But that’s not to say that a nutritious meal is a boring meal. At Banyan Tree Samui, one may begin the day with a fresh cantaloupe or papaya juice accompanied by a “Raw Vegan Berry Breakfast Bomb” of cereal, nuts and berries, followed by guacamole omelette, chives waffles or quinoa pancakes. Wellbeing guests will also be served a healthy Afternoon Platter with juice every day as part of their package.

Jakkrit Traibun, the Executive Chef at Banyan Tree Krabi, recently introduced a plant-based menu based on the produce from his on-site organic garden. Among his signature dishes are Southern Thai Turmeric Rice and a delightful Pumpkin Avocado Mousse.

Krabi is among the newest Banyan Tree destinations. The 72-key resort, which opened in October last year, is tiered into a hillside at serene Tubkaek Beach, a 40-minute drive from Krabi International Airport. It is surrounded on three sides by nature: a forested national park to the rear and far side, while overlooking one of Thailand’s most iconic natural wonders: the famous towering limestone cliffs that jut out of the sea in Than Bok Khorani National Marine Park.

Having navigated successfully the challenges of constructing and opening a 5-star hotel during a global lockdown, Banyan Tree Krabi was rewarded for its efforts recently at the 2021 International Hotel & Property Awards in London where it won the Best Design prize for Asia-Pacific Hotel Under 200 Rooms.

Jointly designed by Architrave and Asset World Corporation (AWC), facilities at the hotel include two restaurants, a beach bar, a kids’ club, a fitness center, a meeting center, an elevated outdoor wedding deck, and the its rainforest-themed spa.

Similarly, Banyan Tree Samui is nestled into a lush tropical hillside with spectacular views over a sapphire sea. The 38-acre property is rich in flora and plant life, and its private white-sand cove is flanked by coral reefs, which the resort’s Sustainability Team protects and regenerates.

This year Banyan Tree Samui was voted by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as one of Southeast Asia’s Top 10 Hotels and Resorts.

Banyan Tree began rolling out its Well-being Sanctuary programs in March 2021, beginning in China, and is progressively launching at its resorts worldwide as each destination re-emerges from the pandemic.

“We believe that more travelers will be focused on their health in the post-covid period, and we want to be there to support them,” said Haruethai Maneerat, hotel manager at Banyan Tree Krabi. “Of course, many guests will still want to enjoy wining and dining, touring the sights, and that’s fine. But we anticipate that many others will be looking for a quieter, holistic, and more introspective journey.”

For more information about Banyan Tree’s new Well-being Sanctuaries, go to: https://wellbeing.banyantree.com/

 

 

Anantara SiamBangkok’s VIVID’s booster supplements for specific ailments

 WHILE MANY OF US ARE working from home, modern-day city dwellers are seeking convenient and effective solutions to maintain a resilient immune system, and the number one way to keep the body’s defences strong is to start is from within.

VIVID Bangkok, the go-to destination for vitamin infusions, is now extending its offering to include a series of vitamin supplements as well as specific Immunity Boost packages to meet the changing demands of its wellness enthusiast clientele.

VIVID supplements offer five tested formulations created by a team of specialist doctors and medical professionals, the new range of supplements is carefully blended to tackle specific ailments.

Guests can start their supplement course with a consultation with VIVID’s trained medical team using lab tests to measure everything from the levels of potentially harmful metals in the blood to examining the liver.

The five tested formulations include:

Immunity booster: protecting against illness and fatigue with Vitamin C and zinc to augment the body’s natural defences, black cumin reduces inflammation in the body, and L-carnitine boosts energy levels for fighting strength.

Brain Booster: performing at your cognitive peak with naturally occurring coenzyme Q10, which lessens with age to improve overall brain function, gingko increases blood flow to the brain and prevents cognitive decline, while ginseng boosts memory and concentration levels.

      Stress buster: combats the daily tolls of modern life, Rhodiola increases your body’s resistance to stress and fatigue, natural herbs ashwagandha and valerian calm the mind, and a melatonin boost leads to a more restful sleep at night.

Energy Booster: achieves more physically and mentally, L-carnitine increases the metabolism and boosts energy function while Rhodiola fights fatigue, enabling you to work and play harder – Sleep booster: fall asleep faster and enjoy better quality rest as melatonin resets the body clock, amino acid increases serotonin and natural herbs ashwagandha and valerian help still the mind.

On site at VIVID Bangkok, located in the courtyard of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, guests can enjoy a limited offer with two immunity-centred packages. Tackling immunity is three-fold. The packages include the Immunity IV Drip, the Vit D3 Booster and O-Zone Therapy.

The Immunity IV Drip injects a medical-grade blend of Vitamin C to the bloodstream for maximum absorption and a host of anti-oxidant benefits; the Vitamin D3 booster helps to kickstart autoimmunity and strengthen against infection, while O-Zone therapy uses medical-grade O3, a form of oxygen, to combat infectious and degenerative diseases and boost the immune system.

The Immunity to the Max Package contains: 5x Immunity IV drips, 3x Vitamin D3 booster, 2x Ozone Therapy.

 

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket reopens as part of Phuket island’s ‘Sandbox Program’ for  vaccinated travellers – with no quarantine requirements  

DUSIT THANI LAGUNA PHUKET, A LUXURIOUS beachfront resort on the northwest coast of Phuket, one of Thailand’s most beloved island destinations, is set to reopen its doors on July 1, 2021, as part of Phuket’s unique Sandbox Program.

The Sandbox Program will allow vaccinated travellers from Thailand and overseas to visit the island and move around freely with no quarantine requirements.

Owned and operated by Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, will welcome guests back with a wide range of family-friendly experiences specially crafted in line with Dusit’s four new pillars:

Hospitality –  including Service (personalized and gracious),

Well-Being (delivering wellness experiences beyond the spa),

Locality (uniquely linking guests with the local community),

Sustainability (social, economic, and environmental) adds convenience, experience, and value to every stay.

This includes providing guests with the chance to enjoy a deeper connection with the destination through a range of complimentary activities reflecting responsible tourism practices.

Among some of the options offered are guided tours to support local fishing villages; sustainable crafts workshops such as upcycled tie-dye and bag painting; cooking classes featuring locally sourced ingredients; and Thai cultural workshops where guests can learn more about the history of Phuket and the island’s unique traditions and customs.

Guests will also benefit from Dusit’s new group-wide holistic wellness concept, Devarana Wellness, which goes beyond the resort’s traditional spa offering to weave well-being elements throughout the entire stay experience.

From complimentary activities that enhance your emotional and physical resilience, such as yoga, meditation, and breathwork, to healthy restaurant menus and ‘micro wellness moments,’ including the offer of essential oils on arrival, Devarana Wellness has implemented property-wide services to help guests de-stress, detoxify, and enjoy deep restorative sleep.

Every weekend, the resort also offers a Family Retreat Program, designed by Devarana Wellness and packed with entertaining and enriching experiences for adults and children. A mini-farm workshop, educational kids camp, stand-up paddleboarding, and family-focused wellness sessions are just some of the activities provided.

To prepare for welcoming international visitors, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has fully vaccinated its staff. It has also been certified by the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s new sanitary safety standard, SHA Plus. Certification is only awarded to properties that strictly follow official COVID-19 control guidelines and uphold the highest hygiene standards, including regular and thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all guest rooms and public areas.

Dusit’s carefully crafted ‘Dusit Care’ services are also in place to deliver additional convenience while maximizing guest safety. Flexible check-in, anytime breakfast, and mobile payment methods are just some of the services offered so guests can stay with utmost peace of mind.

“We are delighted to reopen our doors to vaccinated visitors and welcome the world once again to Thailand at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.

 “While international borders have been closed, we have been very busy reimagining our services and rolling out new experiences designed to add expertise, convenience, and value to every stay while ensuring guest safety always comes first.

“Showcasing our four new pillars of gracious hospitality – Service, Well-Being, Locality, and Sustainability – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has everything in place to create confidence among travellers, meet their post-COVID-19 needs, and contribute to the safe and successful reopening of Phuket island.”

The resort’s SHA Plus certification, which reflects operating procedures already in place at each of our properties, also demonstrates our readiness to welcome vaccinated travellers at each of our properties when the time is right. The sandbox program is a big step forward for Thailand and the hospitality industry at large, and we look forward to doing our very best to contribute to its success.”

Set on the white sands of Bang Tao beach overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket comprises 253 elegant rooms, suites and villas.

Among other facilities, it offers a fully equipped gym, tennis and sports courts, a luxurious spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a watersports centre, a children’s play area, and easy access to the neighbouring 18-hole Laguna Phuket Golf Course. In addition, five dining outlets cater to a wide range of tastes, including international favourites, Royal Thai cuisine, and fine Italian dining.

The resort offers three special Back to Paradise packages starting at 12,800 THB, including free nights, daily breakfast, and other exclusive privileges to mark its opening. The options include:

  • Book three nights and get an additional night free, including daily breakfast for two persons and daily THB 1,000 food and beverage credit.*
  • Book seven nights and get an additional three nights free, including daily breakfast for two persons and daily THB 1,000 food and beverage credit.*
  • Book ten nights and get an additional four nights free, including daily breakfast for two persons and daily THB 1,000 food and beverage credit.*

The package is available for booking from 25 June – Sept. 30, 2021, and valid for stay dates between July 1 – 30 Sept. 25, 2021.

Guests flying with participating airlines will also have the opportunity to earn up to 7,500 additional air miles.

 For more details, visit: https://www.dusit.com/specialoffers/

 

Dusit International introduces new group- wide wellness concept – Devarana Wellness

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL has responded to the increasingly health-conscious aspirations of global travellers by introducing its new group-wide wellness concept – ‘Devarana Wellness’ – which aims to weave well-being elements throughout the entire stay experience at Dusit hotels and resorts worldwide.

Reflecting Dusit’s commitment to the well-being of its guests, customers and employees, the new wellness solution is inspired by traditional Thai healing wisdom, the spirit of Buddhist wellness principles, and Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality.

The concept aims to enhance the physical and mental well-being of all of Dusit’s guests by inviting them to take time to slow down, enjoy the chance to prioritize their health, and explore new wellness experiences beyond Dusit’s traditional hotel spa offerings.

Taking its name from the Thai-Sanskrit word for “a garden in heaven,” and blending ancient Thai healing practices with innovative wellness concepts, Devarana Wellness has been specially created to deliver holistic wellness experiences via a deceleration methodology based on three key principles.

These include ‘Pause’ (comprising yoga, meditation, breathwork, Thai herbal medicine, and activities that enhance emotional resilience); ‘Focus’ (comprising personalized food menus and fitness and movement activities for physical vitality); and ‘Growth’ (comprising workshops focused on sustainability, community outreach programs, and special retreats for families, couples, and business and leisure travellers).

These activities, and other ‘wellness micro-moments’ such as the offer of essential oils on arrival, the provision of premium beauty/grooming kits in guest bathrooms, and the screening of in-room video clips showing meditative sleep rituals, are now being rolled out at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide, with offerings tailored to suit the specifics of each location and property.

Each property will focus on guests’ most shared concerns – including destressing, detoxifying, and enjoying a deep restorative sleep.

Dusit Thani Maldives, for example, has rebranded its Devarana Spa as Devarana Wellness. Alongside massage therapies and treatments, it now offers a comprehensive range of wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, and sound bath sessions.

 Dusit Thani Hua Hin has begun offering healthy dishes made using ingredients from its own organic farm, and it now hosts regular ‘Local Feast’ events designed to bring value to the local community and create intentional habits that pave the way for sustained healing.

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, which opened within the grounds of the Laguna National Golf & Country Club in December 2020, has several spaces dedicated to hosting wellness-focused classes and workshops. Like Dusit Thani Hua Hin, the wellness-focused resort also offers nutritious ‘power foods’ made using vegetables harvested from an onsite organic farm.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, meanwhile, has just launched a Daily Family Retreat program  offering a series of workshops, activities, and wellness sessions for families. A similar programme is also on offer at Dusit Thani Hua Hin.

Alongside providing added value for guests, Devarana Wellness also serves as a vehicle to drive additional revenue to Dusit Hotels and Resorts by tapping into rapidly rising global demand for wellness experiences.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, global wellness tourism has increased from a US $563 billion market in 2015 to US $639 billion in 2017, or 6.5% annually. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, holistic health experiences are only expected to be in even higher demand.

In Dusit’s home base of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a goal for the country to become the ‘Medical and Wellness Resort of the World’ by 2024.

“With the fast pace of modern life and ongoing impact of the global pandemic leading to unease, unrest, stress and anxiety, the chance to pause and slow down is more important than ever,” said Paul Hawco, corporate director of wellness, Dusit International.

“With this in mind, wellness at Dusit is not about a singular interaction or service; it is seamlessly integrated across the entire stay experience to bring added value to all of our guests, ensure we have a meaningful impact on their well-being, and pave the way for sustained healing even when they are not at our properties.

“Ultimately, we want our hotels to be places our guests can achieve healthier and happier lives through crafted experiences that provide purposeful restoration.

Our unique ‘Pause, Focus, and Growth’ approach also gives us a fantastic opportunity to reposition some of our longest-running properties in Thailand, such as the 30-year-old Dusit Thani Hua Hin, and ensure they meet the shifting wellness needs of our guests and provide a platform for long-term revenue generation.”

Paul Hawco, who joined Dusit International in May 2020, has previously developed wellness concepts for renowned luxury brands such as Rosewood, Jumeirah and Fairmont. He believes Dusit’s new holistic approach to wellness will broaden the appeal of its properties among business and leisure travellers, and lead to more MICE business too.

“By offering smaller, bespoke, and wellness-focused meetings and events that provide all the safety measures of the new normal, our resorts will be well-positioned to meet the needs of organizations seeking highly flexible offerings while ensuring attendees enjoy utmost peace of mind,” he said.

“As part of Devarana Wellness, our ‘Meet Well at Dusit’ initiative is just one of our proactive approaches to meeting the demands of companies in the new normal. From breakout sessions with breathwork and stretching exercises, to nutrition-based menus and supplementary wellness activities such as yoga and sound bath therapies, we have a wide range of facilities and services in place to deliver meetings that support optimal performance.

“Ultimately, we are confident that the holistic approach of Devarana Wellness will bring sustainable value to all of our properties and, alongside our award-winning spas, deliver heightened well-being experiences in each of our destinations.”

 

 

 

Capella Bangkok launches Auriga Wellness ‘Sanctuary within a Sanctuary’

Capella Bangkok, an urban resort on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, has launched a new level of wellness with the opening of Auriga Wellness, a world-class spa spearheaded by the wellness specialists of GOCO Hospitality.

The spa immerses guests in a natural sanctuary of tranquillity, blending contemporary wellness techniques with ancient Asian wisdom. Nestled in the resort’s lush landscaped gardens, this 1,074- square metre facility features seven treatment rooms (including two spa suites), a thermal bathing area, a naturally lit tea lounge with an outdoor spa garden and a well-equipped fitness centre.

Drawing upon age-old therapies and medicinal herbs and spices—many growing organically in the local area — Auriga Wellness will provide a  unique spa experience.

The spa program, conceptualized by GOCO Hospitality, balances the heritage of the various communities along Charoenkrung Road with treatments embracing elements of traditional Chinese medicine, Indian healing rituals and time-honoured Thai techniques (such as Tok Sen, a hammer massage introduced to Bangkok by settlers from Chiang Mai).

To offer guests the best in modern healing beauty treatments, Auriga Wellness also worked with acclaimed luxury skincare brand ‘III SKIN’ to design a range of signature facial and body therapies, including dedicated treatments for gentlemen and the award-winning non-surgical lift facial.

An extensive menu of massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials and cleansing rituals will leave guests feeling fully restored, refreshed and rejuvenated. A series of active classes and lifestyle sessions, such as yoga, tai chi, personal training, TRX workouts and Muay Thai, will invigorate the mind and body.

“Capella Bangkok is set to become one of the most iconic wellness destinations in Bangkok thanks to its never-before-seen collection of locally inspired spa treatments,” says Ingo Schweder, founder and CEO of GOCO Hospitality. “Auriga Wellness will take guests on genuine journeys that explore the unique healing traditions inspired by the communities of Charoenkrung Road. This area is famed for its expertise in herbal medicines and ancient massage techniques, and I can’t wait to see these rituals come to life at Capella Bangkok.”

“Auriga Wellness is a ‘sanctuary within a sanctuary’ — a self-enclosed full-service spa in the heart of our riverside resort,” says John Blanco, general manager of Capella Bangkok. “Surrounded by tropical gardens, this is a cocoon where guests and local residents can escape from the outside world and unwind in a deedly peaceful ambience. GOCO Hospitality has created great  spa experiences for CaDella IO Sanya, Bali and the Maldives, and I am delighted to introduce their unique concept to Capella Bangkok,”

The sense of well-being at Capella Bangkok does not end at Auriga Wellness; spa-inspired services permeate throughout this innovative urban resort, from in-room wellness programmes and yoga mats to healthy dÏning options, a glistening riverside pool, and highly engaging experiences curated by a team of ‘Capella Culturists, who tap into the rich history of this storied neighbourhood.

Auriga Wellness is open daily from 1O a.m. to 10 p.m.. For more information and reservations, email or call 66 65 998 4648. To learn more about Capella Bangkok, visit www.capellahoteIs.com/banqkok or call 66 2 098 3888.

Rakxa’s Integrative wellness & medical retreat on the Chao Praya River

RAKXA FULLY INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS & MEDICAL RETREAT, hidden away on Bang Krachao, a protected island along the Chao Praya River, has created a serene space filled with bespoke healing in the form of innovative sound therapy techniques for guests who need to take time to de-stress, reduce anxiety and heal after the global pandemic that has shaken the whole world.

Mental health is a rising concern for millions during such uncertain times, and the medical experts at RAKxa have not only curated wellness packages to strengthen immunity and combat physical health issues, they have also taken into consideration the stress and anxiety that many have been facing.

On offer at the Bangkok-based retreat is a variety of treatments and programs that include mind healing with energy medicine techniques and innovative sound therapy in many different forms, from Tibetan singing bowl meditation to retreat-wide binaural beats.

Wellness music and sound experiences are predicted to redefine wellness travel in 2021 and new evidence from medical journals suggests that music plays a vital role in easing the side-effects of a variety of physical and mental conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and high-blood pressure.

With this in mind, the expert team at RAKxa has ensured guests are exposed to healing sound therapy from the moment they arrive, along every step of their wellness journey and carried on long after they leave.

 

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Reverse signs of ageing with cellular facial treatments at Clinique La Prairie, St. Regis Bangkok

AFTER A YEAR OF heightened stress levels and no-touch policies, finding yourself in the expert hands of beauty professionals again feels like a revelation.

To level your beauty game up and use this time to completely overhaul your skincare routine, Swiss-trained wellness practitioners at Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa at St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok offer a collection of facials targeting the signs of ageing even in the deepest layers of the skin.

Clinique La Prairie Bangkok exclusively uses Swiss Perfection products. Featuring Cellular Active IRISA® complex and highly effective plant extracts to actively regenerate the skin and prevent premature ageing.

Swiss Perfection has extraordinary effects on mature skin by reducing the signs of time, while on younger skin premature ageing is prevented. The production of new and healthy cells is stimulated, and specific skin concerns are corrected.

Whether you’re suffering from the effects of pollution resulting in rapid ageing and pigmentation or the loss of elastin that manifests in sagging and wrinkling, your one-on-one time with the clinic’s beauty specialist will address these concerns in a holistic way.

The perfect synergy between high-quality and high-technology formulas, results are immediate, visible and lasting, giving you a radiant and dramatically revitalized complexion with firmer, toned skin.

Acting on a multidimensional level to target signs of ageing, the cellular high-tech exclusive lifting facial offers spectacular immediate results by visibly lifting and improving the skin’s firmness while promoting cellular renewal.

Specific and highly concentrated formulas target loss of firmness, sagging and wrinkles. This facial acts as a natural facelift with long-term benefits – facial contours are remodelled, and wrinkles are smoothed away.

Designed to balance melanin production, the cellular high-tech pigment lightening treatment works deep into the layer of the dermis directly targeting the cells responsible for hyperpigmentation.

Supported by advanced technological research, this revolutionary facial instantly brightens and evens the complexion. The appearance of dark spots and pigmentation irregularities are visibly reduced, bringing immediate radiance and youthfulness to the skin.

A common problem familiar to many city-dwellers, pollution can wreak havoc on your skin. Thanks to the power of pure vitamin C, the cellular high-tech purifying anti-pollution facial with highly active antioxidants removes toxins and restores skin radiance.

Acting as a shield against oxidative stress and other external aggressions, this highly stimulating vitamin cocktail is a combination of technologies that bring vitality and radiance to the skin. Tissue oxygenation is increased; skin cells are energized and renewed. This treatment is the perfect cure to fight premature signs of ageing and environmental damage caused by free radicals.

A fundamental building block of wellness alongside nutrition and exercise, skin treatments are most effective when coupled with lifestyle changes and greater awareness of one’s body’s needs. With that in mind, the clinic, which prides itself on its holistic approach to wellness, also offers cellular high-touch body treatments; healing therapies such as manual body lymphatic drainage, herbal compress immunity boost massage and visceral manipulation.

In addition to lifting, pigment lightening and anti-pollution facials, Clinique La Prairie’s collection of skincare treatments also features facials designed for men and those suffering from severe skin dehydration.

Prices start at THB 7,500 for a 75-minute treatment. Reservations can be made by calling + 66 (0)2 207 7779 or emailing info@cliniquelaprairiebangkok.com.

For a limited time, enjoy a complimentary 60-min massage upgrade with any Swiss Perfection Facial purchase. Offer valid: Now –  June 30, 2021

 

Christmas and New Year’s at Six Senses Yao Noi

Experience…
The Sea at Mai Thai Beach

Start your journey at sunset on the beach as Champagne
flows from the Methuselah bottle. Feet in the sand and a
flute in hand, savor the briny tang of the sea with oysters,
shucked freshly off the docking long-tail boat, and homecured
salmon canapés.

The #OutOfTheOrdinary Tuk Tuk
The fun continues a couple of steps up the sandy beach
where Spain meets Thailand through tapas served from
a tuk tuk food truck. A magnum rosé will quench your
thirst, while stunning Thai dancers fires up the floor.

Sake at The Den
The land of the rising sun comes to life at The Den as
rich, clean and fragrant notes of premium Japanese sake
take the stage alongside fresh scallops and prawns on the
grill. Complete the experience with a floating lantern for
good luck in the coming year!

Continue your journey to…
Celebrate the World at The Living Room

Stroll along the lily pond, down the steps, into the Living
Room for an international affair. Indulge in a spread,
featuring bursting flavours of various cuisines from
different parts of the world.
**Beverage is excluded for the remainder of the evening
And welcome the New Year with a bang.

 

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort introduces the Thai Massage Guru

A BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE for anyone visiting Thailand, travellers consider a trip to the Kingdom of Thailand complete with the deep stretching and kneading experience of a Thai massage.

Based at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, Panissara Chaokhelang, better known as Noot, boasts almost 20 years as a Thai Massage therapist and as the dedicated Thai Massage Guru, a treatment with her is a must when in Northern Thailand.

Known locally as Nuad Thai, the acupressure technique of the Thai massage is a time-honoured tradition that has been passed down through generations for thousands of years, and its roots can be traced back to origins of self-care in Thai village society.

Children in rural households across Thailand are taught how to ease the aching muscles of their parents and grandparents. While the children might not understand the theory behind it, they learn how to pull and push limbs and step on the back to soothe the muscles of their hardworking relatives.

This was true for Noot and growing up in rural Thailand, where there were no trained or licensed massage therapists in her village, her mother would ask her to walk on her sore back and aching legs after a long day working at the market.

Noot explains: “I was taught how to massage before I was even 10 years old. As I got older, I wanted to learn about proper techniques and acupressure points so I could better address specific body concerns through massage.”

She pursued physiotherapy at university in Chiang Mai and went on to study massage at Chivasom Academy in Bangkok, before returning to Chiang Mai where she specialized in Lanna-style Thai massage. Rather than finding work as a physiotherapist in a hospital as many of her classmates did, Noot opted for the more serene spa environment.

While western medicine ascribes to quick fixes, Noot believes massage treats the root cause of physical ailments such as back pain or even headaches. She educates her guests so they can better understand their aches and ailments.

She added: “Before starting the massage, we talk so I can learn about their concerns, habits and day-to-day activities to better understand what their issues may be. I recommend activities so they can extend the benefits of their massage and treat themselves from home instead of reaching for a pain killer next time they have a niggle in their back.”

In addition to Thai massage duties, Noot is also the designated trainer for Anantara Spa and is responsible for making sure that all therapists in more than 40 spas across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe adhere to the standards of this award-winning spa brand.

The Thai massage technique dates back 2,500 years and its popularity has since gone global, so much so that the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated traditional Thai massage as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, voting to include it on the organizations World Heritage list in December 2019.

UNESCO made the decision to include traditional Thai massage on the World Heritage list in December 2019 at the 14th session of its Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Bogota, Colombia from December 9 to 14. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul welcomed the announcement as an achievement for the Thai people and the Kingdom.

To experience the healing hands of Anantara Spa’s Thai Massage Guru, contact Anantara Chiang Mai Resort spa.chiangmai@anantara.com or +66 (0) 53 253 333 ext. 3431.

 

 

Anantara Spas reopen with the introduction of an immune-boosting new signature massage oil

ANANTARA HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS’ spa and wellness facilities re-open with a host of enhanced hygiene measures and immune-boosting initiatives, including the introduction of an all-new signature massage oil dedicated to supporting the body’s natural defence system.

As lockdown measures lift around the globe, in more than 40 different spas in 20 locations, Anantara Spa’s trained professionals are putting in place stringent measures to ensure the health and safety of guests are not compromized while reassuring guests that spas are a sacred place.

To mark the reopening, Anantara Spa has created a specially formulated massage oil comprising the key ingredients clove oil, citrus Aurantium peel extract, eucalyptus oil and rosemary all of which feature properties known for their immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities.

This total body toning massage oil naturally improves the body’s biological defence system and will be used in signature massages at Anantara Hotels & Resorts across South East Asia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

The massage oil’s active ingredients clove oil and citrus Aurantium peel extract boast a natural ability to protect against a wide range of bacterial cells, fungi and virus, while eucalyptus oil and rosemary oil feature natural inflammatory properties and immune system boosters which aid in creating white blood cells that combat pathogens and disease.

Speaking about the introduction of the new signature massage oil, Zoe Wall, group director of MSpa, the corporate division of spa and wellness for Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, said: “Our guests’ wellbeing is important to us, and at Anantara Spa we endeavour to go above and beyond expectations at all times.

“Even during closure, our guests’ wellbeing was at the forefront of our minds and we took some time during lockdown to reflect on what we could do to show that we are just as serious about their health as they are. We will re-open our spas, not just with a host of enhanced hygiene measures and immune-boosting initiatives, but also with the introduction of a new signature massage oil dedicated to supporting the body’s natural defence system.

“While our guests will still want to relax with a massage, our new signature massage oil gives guest peace of mind knowing they are in safe hands and that the main ingredients of the oil provide an extra boost for the immune system and can help fight viral attacks through the power of anti-bacterial pure essential oils.”

Trust in hygiene and cleanliness are critical to restarting the spa industry, and upon reopening all Anantara Spa outlets across Thailand will adhere to stringent safety and sanitation standards to meet the requirements for Tourism Authority Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration certification.

To meet social distancing requirements, treatments and therapies will be available by appointment only, spas will operate at a reduced capacity with restrictions in communal spaces and on the length of treatments.

Shared items such as product testers, treatment menus and refreshment amenities will be removed, while additional measures including touchless check-in and payment options will be made available.

Infrared thermometers will be used to check guest temperatures, disposable items including slippers, gloves and bedsheets will be in place, and therapists will wear surgical masks and shields during treatments.

Guests must also complete a declaration form which includes details of health and travel history in line with Thai Government requirements.

Additional enhancements are being implemented to heighten standards and improve the guest journey. From the moment of arrival at Anantara Spas, guests will benefit from augmented health and hygiene measures, beginning with a specially prepared welcome drink comprised of cold lime and ginger tea packed full of antioxidants to boost health and support immunity from within.

Anantara Spa’s signature foot ritual has been upgraded to include a lime foot wash with salt scrub followed by peppermint spray all of which have purifying properties that support healthy immune function.

Fitness and holistic classes will be adapted for guests’ optimum wellbeing. Personal training sessions in the privacy of the gym, as well as wellness activities such as Yoga and Pilates, will be available for individuals, couples or small groups only “with safe distancing adhered to”.

 

 

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