While Bangkok is known as a fast-paced metropolis with plenty to do and experience, don’t forget it also offers a rejuvenating wellness retreat if you know what to look for; the guide below will help you get started!
Find the Ideal Spa
While there are plenty of spas here, choose an award-winning one which should ideally be at your choice of accommodation which will add to the convenience. Preferable options include Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort which offers the additional benefit of providing a soothing urban sanctuary beside the Chao Phraya River. Spas at such resorts will feature a range of treatments (like those mentioned below) and packages while also providing exclusive therapies, especially for men which are often overlooked.
Traditional Healing & Wellness Programmes
Thailand has a rich wellness heritage which can be experienced at a Bangkok spa resort along with traditional healing therapies from other nations too. Options can include a Royal Thai massage, Nam Ob body scrub, Himalayan thermal stone therapy, oriental rice compress massage and Shirobhyanga Ayurvedic massage. You can also choose to join balance wellness programmes or multi-day wellness retreats which will combine holistic treatments with activities and healthy cuisine.
Preventive Care & Aesthetic Treatments
Some resorts will also provide access to wellness clinics including those that are part of the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) network; these will offer cutting-edge preventive care, aesthetic body and facial treatments and speciality check-up packages. Options to consider would be intravenous (IV) therapies with essential antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, skin revitalisation including non-invasive treatments and hair wellness therapies along with immunity boost and weight management programmes.
To truly immerse yourself in a wellness retreat in Thailand, resorts will offer more than just spa treatments and include aspects such as group and private yoga classes. A key part of one’s wellbeing is to engage in an active lifestyle and ideally, these aspects should be incorporated as part of your getaway. Certain resorts in Bangkok would thus offer power step and aerobics, stretch classes and fun Zumba workouts. For a unique way to boost your fitness and relieve stress, you can even join a Muay Thai martial arts class!