If you've ever wanted to experience a truly amazing and traditional Thai Massage in a serene setting, then head over to The Oriental Spa. Located at the well known five-star luxurious Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, it is one of the most celebrated spas in the city, and given its holistic approach to treatment, this exclusive spa ranks in with some the best in the world. The spa is located opposite to the hotel on the other side of the scenic Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok. Just taking the shuttle to get to the spa on the other side of the river is in itself a mini adventure. You are greeted by very polite barefooted staff who will give you all the attention that you've ever dreamed of.
The spa offers all types of individual treatments, but recommends the Ayurvedic Treatment which is part of a three day course. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science from the Himalayas that has two main principles: "to maintain good health" and "to cure you from illness". With more and more people focusing on overall healing and wellness, it's no doubt that The Oriental Spa enjoys an enviable position among other spas.
The choices are numerous and there is a treatment designed for every need. Whether you choose a half day, full day or extended wellness program, you are sure to feel re-energized and revitalized with a select combinations of exercise, yoga, meditation, massage and healthful dieting. The spa suites, or mini sanctuaries as I prefer to call them, are luxurious and peaceful. For an out of this world spa experience you can opt for one of the specialty suites with its own relaxing whirlpool and steam room. You are allowed extra time to relax in your private suite as well.
If you want to experience the ultimate in facial indulgence, the Spa Studio is the place to go. They offer customized facial treatments for men and women, using QMS Medicosmetics, a Gala Spa Award winning product range from Germany, and the Louis Paul Endermologie technique from France, which aids in creating smoother, tighter and more toned skin. For pedicures and manicures, what can rival the treatments of Bastien Gonzales, the French foot and nail guru, known in Hollywood for keeping the stars feet flawless?
You can relax during one of the three-days two-nights spa retreats, all including Ayurvedic influences and modern wellness techniques. Choose from several different massage treatments that will indulge every cell in your body as your muscles awake with new vitality. Inhale the pleasant aroma of all the natural products and herbs. The programs are all customized and arranged to suit your schedule.
When it comes to staying active, variety is yours at The Oriental Spa! With a state-of-the-art gym that has everything you need for a total body workout, two swimming pools, boot camp and circuit training, thai boxing class, tennis, yoga and many more, you are sure to savor every single moment of your stay .
Yoga sessions are designed and conducted by Neelam Khatri, who has been actively associated with The Art of Living Foundation and teaches yoga at the highly celebrated, The Oberoi Rajvilas, in Jaipur, India.
At The Oriental Spa, nirvana is awaiting you, so don't delay!