Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Guide to Pattaya's Spas


Pattaya spas


Over the last decade the spa industry in Thailand has boomed. Though the origins of Thai massage can be traced back over 2500 years, thought to be a practice of doctor Shivaga Komarpaj, a close friend to the Buddha, previous to the 21st century Thai spas were few and far between. Before the turn of the century you'd only find a small number of solitary spas and dedicated massage shops around the country's major tourist hot spots, whilst today top quality spas, innovative wellness centres and dedicated spa resorts are spread throughout Thailand, not only popular with tourists and travellers, but also popular with the Thais themselves. From the upper classes to the working classes, spas and massage treatments in Thailand are seen as an affordable way to relieve stress and mental anguish, as well as ease aches and pains.

Pattaya is one of Thailand's biggest tourist destinations and has developed a large network of spas and massage shops, from complete luxury spa resorts to small, family run massage shops. Treatments range from 30-minute foot massages to day-long treatments and pampering. Whatever wellness service you are looking for you are likely to find it in Pattaya, and at an affordable price.

Noteworthy spas in Pattaya

The Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Hotel

The Cliff Spa is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, which sits high, overlooking the attractive and tranquil Royal Cliff Bay. Services include facials , foot and hand massage, a range of deluxe full body massages, and Thai herbal polishes. Full-day services are also available, with programmes uniquely designed for females and couples.

Devarana Spa, Dusit Resort

The Devarana Spa is one of Pattaya's most luxurious spas with a chief focus on relaxation. The location is centred around a 'garden of heaven' concept with a very chilled and tranquil atmosphere. The facilities include floral bathes and steam rooms, with a range of services from ancient Thai massages to worldly, modern treatments. 

Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott

Formerly known as the Marriott Resort Spa, the Royal Garden Spa is set at the heart of central Pattaya. This popular spa resort offers an extensive range of traditional Thai and Western spa treatments and massages, including hot stones massage, Indian threading, new-age detox and inch loss treatments.

Luminous Spa, Cape Dara Resort

Found at the Cape Dara Resort, Pattaya's stunning new 5-star beach resort overlooking the private “Dara Beach”, Luminous Spa offers a range of traditional and modern concept spa treatments. The attractive setting and friendly, well-trained staff help to make this one of the city's most peaceful and serene spa resorts.

Woodlands' The Spa, Woodland Resort

The Spa at Woodlands is all about tension release and rejuvenation, with various traditional and modern therapies to help clients relax and unload their worries and anxiety. Treatments include Thai foot reflexology, Indian head massage (Shirodhara), and traditional Thai massage. The spa also offers concept treatments, using Immunetra's unique range of blood type specific products.

Zphora Spa, The Zign Hotel

Another Pattaya Spa using Immunetra's modern-concept skin care products is the Zphora Spa at the Zign Hotel. With staff professionally trained by Immunetra, in product use, treatments are designed in accordance to clients' blood types. Other treatments available at this spa haven include holistic treatments and a full menu of traditional Thai massage services, foot reflexology and separately-for-men-and-woman hydrotherapy. Facilities include a steam room and a Jacuzzi bathtub with 14 exclusive treatment rooms, including 6 private rooms for spa-loving couples, and a VIP room.

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