Thai Spas

New spa manuals from Intelligent Spas
Zuma to Pop Up by the beach at Anantara Layan Phuket
Recipe of the Month:Tom Kati Kha Kai from Centara LadPrao Bangkok
Intelligent Spas releases foot bath ritual procedure
Dusit International Joins Hands with Singapore Airlines
Feeling heavenly at Ratilanna Chiang Mai
Resetting your system at Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Banyan Tree Jasmine Rice Collection
SPA Cenvaree harnesses the dreamy benefits of Jasmine
Breeze spas add five new exclusive treatments

New spa manuals from Intelligent Spas

Spa treatments at Centera CentralWorld Bangkok

Spa treatments at Centara CentralWorld Bangkok

 INTELLIGENT SPAS has just released a new spa operations and treatments package that includes a spa operations procedures and policies manual and a professional spa treatments manual.

Julie Garrow, Intelligent Spas’ president, describes the spa operations practices manual as a “virtual consultant, detailing practical guidelines you man reference and customize to your own specific requirements”.

Fast-track training for new spas and new employees, or ensure service standards are continuously maintained in established spas, by implementing great quality and highly consistent treatment delivery protocols.

The professional spa treatments manual is specifically designed with “highly consistent” procedures and scripts to make it easy for therapists to remember and deliver quality spa treatments, resulting is satisfying spa experiences which generates increased client loyalty and produces better consumer ratings and reviews.

The 31 detailed spa treatment procedures included in the manual cover: Water, Massage, Body, Face, Nails, Hair, and Extras, including waxing.

Supporting verbal scripts, product lists and process maps are also included to help guide training and implementation. The editable file is provided so you may customize the contents to your own specific requirements.

A secure PDF file and an editable Microsoft Word file are provided for easy customization.

She sees four key spa results from the treatment procedures manual – lower training costs; faster time to market for spas in the pre-opening phase; easier treatment delivery for multi-skilled therapists, and increased client loyalty.

 Intelligent Spas is also offering Spa Sessions Team Meeting Guides, which focus on three key areas: Business Success, Team Performance and Service Experience.

The guide features 60 meeting topics to give the spa a continuous stream of performance improving ideas, such as: Upselling, Cost controls, Adding value, Communication, Safety, Professionalism, Ethics, Delivering and Caring.

The Spa Sessions are designed to be relevant for all spa types and locations – from large spas to small salons, globally. They allow spa teams to come up with customized solutions for their specific business model – the key to best learning outcomes. A section entitled Session Starters is also included to help guide the meetings and prompt discussion.

Intelligent Spas has also prepared a Wellness Spas Benchmark Report, which is the first study to specifically identify key performance indicators for wellness spas.

The report contains a variety of statistics to help wellness spas better compete in the global spa industry. Information was collected via a detailed survey completed by spa owners/managers, then combined with additional research conducted by Intelligent Spas to provide a concise financial report.

Conrtact Intelligent Spas for further information and pricing.



Zuma to Pop Up by the beach at Anantara Layan Phuket


WORLD-RENOWNED and award-winning restaurant, Zuma, will bring its contemporary Japanese cuisine to Anantara Layan Phuket resort in Thailand – the first ever Zuma Pop-Up in Asia.

This unique dining experience, running from Dec. 15 until mid-February next year over the international festive season, will offer diners a chance to enjoy dining Zuma style, with the Andaman Sea as a breathtaking backdrop.

Menu highlights will include a selection of Zuma’s favourite signature dishes such as spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili & sweet soy; miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf and sliced yellowtail with chili relish, ponzu & pickled garlic.

A wide range of grilled dishes from the Japanese robata will also feature at the pop-up, alongside sushi and sashimi, all available for both Anantara guests and outside diners.

Hong Kong-based award-winning bar development manager, Arkadiusz Rybak, will be heading up the bar team and implementing Zuma’s classic cocktails, including the smoked Japanese whisky sour, zumanuka and raspberry and passionfruit martini.

anantara-phuket-outside-night-pixAnantara Layan Phuket Resort is situated on the northwest coast of Phuket in an intimate and unspoilt corner of the island. The resort features a selection of other wining and dining options, including the hillside signature restaurant Dee Plee, serving authentic Thai cuisine, and Anantara’s signature dining by design offering individually tailored dining experiences.

Guests can indulge in luxurious spa journeys at the resort’s Anantara spa, and the more active can take Muay thai boxing lessons or enjoy kayaking and other non-motorized watersports from Layan Beach.

Just launched are the Residences By Anantara, 15 luxurious sea view residences, offering on-call butler services. The residences are offered for holiday bookings by families or groups.

Anantara Layan is a five-star hideaway that offers guests unique experiences surrounded by natural exclusivity, with the festive Zuma Pop-Up adding to the festivities.

Zuma can be found in10 locations globally, including Bangkok, London, Dubai, Miami And Hong Kong.



Recipe of the Month:Tom Kati Kha Kai from Centara LadPrao Bangkok


This month’s recipe – Tom Kati Kha Kai or chicken in coconut milk soup – comes from the chefs at Suan Bua restaurant located in Centara Grand at Central Plaza LadPrao Bangkok, which recently completed a $27 million expansion. The Thai dish is one of the most popular at the restaurant

Ingredients:  9 Ladles coconut milk  1 Stalk of thin-sliced lemon grass 15 grams of sliced galangal root  3 pcs Kaffir lime leaves  3 teaspoons of crushed bird chili (can be reduced if you don’t like spicy) 30 grams of sliced straw mushroom 7 teaspoons of fish sauce  5 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice  1 teaspoon of sugar  50 grams of sliced chicken breast  2-3 bunches coriander leaves 1-2 pcs deep-fried dried Chili.

chicken-in-coconut-milk-soupPreparation:  Boil coconut milk in a pot, add the lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, chili and mushrooms, boil approximately three minutes, then season with fish sauce, sugar and lime juice to your liking. Add the sliced chicken breasts and simmer to cooked, sprinkle coriander on plate and serve with steamed rice.

Chef’s Tips:

If you can’t find straw mushrooms, fresh mushrooms can be used instead. You don’t always have to use chicken. Fish would work fine, too. For vegetarians, use tofu instead of meat, and season with white soy sauce instead of fish sauce.


Intelligent Spas releases foot bath ritual procedure


INTELLIGENT SPAS is offering a new Premier Foot Bath Ritual Procedure that goes “above and beyond standard service standards” to ensure clients begin their journey with an amazing spa experience.

This unique ritual provides spas with a very detailed treatment delivery protocol which ensures staff are trained to the highest level and enables premium pricing.

Julie Garrow, Intelligent Spas’ president, lists five positive business outcomes from the procedure: More satisfying customer experiences, additional word of mouth advertising, new business generation, increased positive client ratings and reviews, improved employee occupational health and safety.

“A foot bath is an imperative spa ritual which aims to set the stage for each spa visit, helping clients relax in preparation of their main treatment, whilst giving them added value and an interesting experience,” she added.

Without the introductory foot bath, the client flow of going straight into a treatment can be quite abrupt, which does not comply with the ambiance of a relaxing spa environment.

“We’ve choreographed a uniquely detailed Premier Foot Bath Ritual containing 79 steps and detailed supporting items, to help spa therapists deliver seamless and special experiences, with positive business outcomes.”

The procedure document includes the policy, step-by-step procedure including verbal scripts, product list and checklist, room setup list and checklist and room set-up diagram.

Both a secure PDF file and an editable Microsoft Word file are provided for your convenience and easy customization.

Pricing is based on business type user licenses — single location, multiple locations, consultants or academic libraries – please sign up or log in to view relevant pricing and to order publications. A single location price, for example, is US$30.

The manual is being offered on a pre-order basis and is not immediately available, with delivery expected in two to four weeks of your purchase date on a “first ordered/first completed” process.

Pre-orders will be advised of their likely delivery date.





Dusit International Joins Hands with Singapore Airlines


DUSIT INTERNATIONAL and Singapore Airlines have signed a partnership agreement to offer special benefits for members of KrisFlyer, the airline’s frequent flyer program.

To celebrate the new partnership, KrisFlyer members can now earn 500 base miles for every qualified stay at participating Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide from now through Dec. 15, 2016, KrisFlyer members who book at least two nights or more at participating Dusit Hotels and Resorts will enjoy 20% off Dusit’s Best Available Rates and double miles for each stay.

The offer applies to advance bookings made online at with the promotion code SIADB.

Guests who sign up for Dusit Gold, Dusit’s loyalty guest program, will receive additional privileges, including instant rewards, dining and laundry discounts, complimentary amenities and free night rewards. Membership is free.

For more information about participating hotels or Dusit Gold, visit

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Feeling heavenly at Ratilanna Chiang Mai


RATILANNA CHIANG MAI is offering a special rejuvenation package for the month of September, consisting of two popular treatments – Top to Toes and Thai Ceremony.

The two-hour Top to Toes includes a 90-minute therapeutic Thai Herbal Compress Massage and a 30-minute Foot Massage.

The Thai ceremony, which features a Traditional Thai massage and a Thai herbal facial, is designed to provide a sense of harmony.

The promotion ends Sept. 30, 2016

For more information or reservations, contact Ratilanna Spa at 053 999 333 e-mail:


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Resetting your system at Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai


THE DHEVA SPA AND WELLNESS CENTRE at The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, has specially curated a range of wellness packages which aim to achieve complete revitalization.

Guests will be able to get rid of all those accumulated toxins with the Juice Cleanse Retreat; forget about the overflowing inbox with its Stress Management Retreat or adjust the lifestyle and monitor dietary patterns with its Weight Management Retreat.

With its landscaped tropical grounds, Lanna-inspired setting, and carefully designed series of wellness programs, The Dhara Dhevi provides a serene setting for guests looking to reset their system and reboot their vitality.

Stress Management Retreat

The body and mind are sophisticated machines that can go to great lengths but occasionally need to be nurtured and restored. Stress or ‘burnout’ develops gradually and insidiously and can result in chronic diseases.

In this specially created program, the team at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre will guide guests to gain deep rest and relaxation to recover from stress and anxiety. Guests will also learn natural effective stress management techniques for day-to-day life and will be given a follow up program to continue the healing process at home.

To maximize the benefits of guests’ time with an integrated health approach, The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre offers specific treatments such as Ayurvedic consultation and therapies, organ detox massages, thermal salt pot therapy, tailored fitness sessions and more.

To encourage continuum of a healthy lifestyle, the team at The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre believes education to be the most effective tool. Guests will be encouraged to learn the dinacharya (daily routine); the best way to keep their lifestyle attuned with their natural biological rhythm and avoiding imbalance.

Juice Cleanse Retreat

The Juice Cleanse Retreat offers guests a fast detox and complete reset with the help of The Dheva Spa and Wellness team.

A juice cleanse involves a diet solely built up of raw vegetables, fruit juice and water for a short period of time. This is a healthy way of adjusting an existing eating plan and flushing out unwanted toxins and often results in more energy and a sense of rejuvenation.

Weight Management Retreat

The Weight Management Retreat encourages guests to embrace a new lifestyle and reboot their metabolism. The Dheva Spa and Wellness personal trainers and health specialists will tailor a fitness program to suit the needs of each individual. Programs will suggest lifestyle and diet improvements, with the aim of increasing your metabolic rates and losing weight in a healthy and sustainable way.

The retreat will also offer participants additional treatments such as abdominal organ detox massage, thermal salt pot therapy and Ayurvedic therapies along with the fitness sessions. Participants will also learn about healthy meals and how to impart food as medicine to keep themselves fit.

All treatments are available until October 2016 and include accommodation in a Colonial Suite or Deluxe Villa, full board meal arrangement, round trip airport transfers, holistic health consultation and fitness assessments, personalized treatments, private wellness classes, daily participation in resort activities, complimentary use of the thermal facilities and follow up program.



Banyan Tree Jasmine Rice Collection

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BANYAN TREE GALLERY presents its Jasmine Rice Collection, a soothing and nourishing range of hair, face and body care products.

Infused with jasmine rice extracts, the Banyan Tree Jasmine Rice Collection features antioxidant and moisturizing properties of vitamin E, shea butter, essential and botanical oils, and hyaluronic acid. Its gentle yet rejuvenating formula, helps to protect against free radicals, retain natural moisture and, enhance radiance and youthfulness of the skin and hair.

Inspired from the Thai jasmine rice for its natural pandanus-like aroma and anti-ageing benefits to the skin and hair, this toiletry collection features a gentle, pleasant scent that evokes a warm and comforting feeling.

True to its role as a socially responsible retailer, Banyan Tree Gallery produces hair and skin care collections which are free of parabens, sodium laureth sulfates (SLES), sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), and are not tested on animals.

Ideal for normal and dry skin and hair types, the Jasmine Rice Collection comprises Hair Shampoo, Hair Conditioner, Body Shower Cream, Body Scrub and Body Lotion, including the premium facial range composed of Facial Foaming Wash, Facial Toner, Moisturising Day Cream and Moisturising Night Cream for an indulgent pampering ritual.

For a revitalising bath experience, the Jasmine Rice Body Scrub and Jasmine Rice Body Lotion are enriched with the conditioning properties of jasmine rice extracts and jasmine water which are steeped in anti-ageing properties.

Skin exfoliation with Jasmine Rice Body Scrub is essential as gentle scrubbing exposes the new skin layer underneath, achieving a smooth and naturally glowing skin. To achieve optimal results, Jasmine Rice Body Lotion is applied after bathing to keep the skin well-moisturized.

For further information and online purchases, visit

The collection, priced in US$, is also available in-store at Banyan Tree Galleries in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui in Thailand, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Vabbinfaru in Maldives, Bintan in Indonesia, Seychelles, Macau and Al Wadi in United Arab Emirates. Prices are approximate and are subject to prevailing exchange rates.



SPA Cenvaree harnesses the dreamy benefits of Jasmine

SPA Cenvaree - Oriental Jasmine Journey

AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION of the wonderful days of summer, Spa Cenvaree is offering an ‘Oriental Jasmine’ treatment, designed to enchant the senses with the intoxicatingly sweet and invigorating aroma of Jasmine.

Jasmine is a fascinating plant as the flowering takes place in summer and/or spring. The height of the fragrance of the Jasmine is at night after the sun has set. The flower buds are also more fragrant than the flowers.

Spa Cenvaree has chosen to highlight this ingredient in its summer treatment menu because of the quality benefits that Jasmine can offer – the essential oil extracted from the flower has calming qualities that assist in relaxation.

Featuring potent local plant essences, this specially-created two-hour treatment begins with a ‘foot cleansing ritual’ to set the stage for the relaxing interlude to follow. Then a jasmine-scented salt body scrub procedure followed by a jasmine-infused body mask and wrap, made with Burmese thanaka and Thai white Clay, mixed with aloe vera extract, rice powder and jasmine essential oil, ideal for softening skin, and leaving it smooth and refreshed.

After a shower, a 15-minute aromatic ‘Oriental’ oil scalp massage along with a jasmine tea and a traditional Thai dessert. Each guest gets to take home a gift – the SPA Cenvaree’s own exclusive ‘White Jasmine’ gift-set that includes shower gel and body lotion.

Tara Hanrahan, group director of spa at Centara Hotels & Resorts, notes that “jasmine oil contains active anti-microbial substances such as benzoic acid and benzyl benzoate, making it a potent germicide, and it’s also been known to have a positive effect on the respiratory system, as well as fade scars and skin hyper-pigmentation.”

This aromatic and therapeutic package will be available at SPA Cenvaree until Aug. 31, 2016, and is priced at 2,950 THB per person (saving up to 25%) or 5,400 THB per couple (saving up to 30%) and includes one complementary spa gift set.

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Breeze spas add five new exclusive treatments

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BREEZE SPA has teamed up with Murad, a cosmeceutical line by leading U.S. dermatologist, Dr Howard Murad, to introduce five new and exclusive facial treatments designed for a wide range of skin concerns.

Each of the treatments utilize Murad products and Breeze Spa’s expertise to address issues such as dehydration, lack of radiance, sunburn, hyper-pigmentation and signs of ageing.

The Hydration Facial Treatment aims to reinvigorate dry and tired skin, providing the ultimate moisturizing experience. Utilizing lipid technology and an age-diffusing mask to ease fine lines and provide double skin hydration, guests can look forward to restoring their natural contours and recapturing plump and youthful glowing skin.

For dull and uneven skin caused by clogged pores, its Deep Cleansing Facial Treatment features a clarifying Vitamin C radiance peel to help unclog pores, eliminate dull and dry skin cells to reveal a more even skin texture and tone.

As holidays may involve spending too much time under the sun, the Sensitive and After-Sunburn Facial Treatment can help combat redness triggered by stress and overexposure to sun, wind and extreme temperatures.

This breakthrough treatment provides fast relief to calm and soothe inflamed and sensitive skin, featuring two intensely calming and cooling facial masks. This treatment is also ideal for skin, suffering from occasional or persistent redness.

For pesky dark spots, the Breeze Spa team recommends the Brightening Facial Treatment. This fast-acting formula with double brighteners will boost skin radiance and reverse visible signs of damage, helping fight dark spots, pigmentation, freckles and uneven skin tone to reveal a youthful glow.

For those in search of smoother and more youthful skin, the Anti-ageing Facial Treatment works towards defeating the signs of ageing, reducing the appearance of wrinkles using the intensive radiance peel, and infusing the skin with long-lasting hydration. The results will leave the skin noticeably smoother and more youthful, after just one treatment.

Treatment last 75 minutes and are now exclusively available at Breeze Spa locations across Thailand and the Maldives – Amari Watergate Bangkok, Amari Pattaya, Amari Phuket, Amari Hua Hin, Amari Vogue Krabi, Amari Havodda Maldives and the newly re-opened Amari Koh Samui.

Prices for Breeze Spa outlets in Thailand run between $75 – 100 US.



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