Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Guide to Phuket's Spas

Phuket Spas

Phuket has long been one of the leading holiday destinations in Thailand and Asia, but today it is equally known as one of the most popular spa destinations in the world. An idyllic tropical island, Phuket offers a large number of spas and wellness resorts from luxury, top-end hotel spa resorts to affordable day spas and inexpensive message shops. The spa and health industry in Phuket has developed into a key part of this much loved paradise island, and today a vast amount of the luxury hotels here have a dedicated spa attached. Phuket has spa treatments available to suit all budgets, from massage shops offering foot, hand, face, and full body massage service for a few hundred Baht, to month long pampering programmes in remote island hideaways.



While there are a high number of luxury spa resorts, spa and massage treatments here are notably cheaper than similar services in the west, which is a large part of the draw for many of the visiting tourists heading. However, the Phuket spa industry goes far beyond pampering and relaxation, with a number of spas now offering extensive holistic programmes, alternative and concept treatments (such as blood type specific treatments), and services aimed at treating both physical and mental ailments, aiming to improve long term health and shaping clients diet and fitness regimes.
As with all modern spas across Thailand, many of the best spas in Phuket are a marriage of age-old traditional Thai massage techniques and contemporary treatments, oils, and expertise. While the area has long targeted  Asian tourists and their close relationship with massage and wellness treatments, today the spas of Phuket are attracting more Western holidaymakers, who are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of such therapies and treatments.
5 Popular Phuket Spas
Cheraim Spa Village



Set in a quaint village of modern Thai style pavilions surrounding an attractive pond, engulfed in tropical garden, the Cheraim Spa is all about atmosphere and tranquillity, so much so that visitors soon forget they are in the buzzing centre of Phuket when within the quiet compound of the spa. The spa menu includes a large number of treatments from traditional Thai massage and scrubs to realigning and reenergizing programmes.
Banyan Tree Spa Phuket

A branch of the internationally acclaimed Banyan Tree group, the Banyan Tree Spa Phuket offers the same high standard of luxury spa treatments in an exotic, relaxing setting. Customers can enjoy a huge menu of treatments and massages in smart pavilions set within a stunning tropical garden, using the Banyan Tree's own brand of unique spa products.


Na Yang Beach Spa at the Imperial Adamas Beach Resort



Set within 10 tranquil gazebos circling a spectacular tropical garden, the Na Yang Beach Spa prides itself on offering a total massage experience. From relaxation to wellbeing, this spa uses only the best available oils and spa products, such as Dermascent's immunetra range.

Cool Spa at the Sripanwa Resort



The Cool Spa prides itself on offering traditional Thai and Asian massage treatments rooting back 2500 years, alongside some of the best modern health and spa treatments such as sports massage, herbal exfoliation, and immunetra's blood type therapy. Treatments can be received in one of the relaxing professional treatment rooms, or in the privacy of your own luxury villa.


Atsumi Retreat Healing Centre



Another spa offering cutting edge modern treatments is the Astumi. Here you'll find an emphasis on highly beneficial treatments over simple pampering and relaxation. The extensive range of treatments boast using the finest natural products and ingredients, including immunetra's blood type skin care products. Professionally trained spa practitioners are on hand to suggest individual programmes and tailor-made treatments. 

By Kim Loe


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