Thai Spas Top Charts

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Thailand has earned a reputation for itself as being one of the top spa capitals of Asia. Many spas are taking the "back-to-basics" approach to the spa experience (think simplicity meets modern comfort). Here is a roundup of some of Thailand's top spa offerings.

At the Rayavadee Spa try the "Enhancing Body Wrap," which offers a mixture of carrot, soybean and coconut milk. The wrap has a healing effect, which makes it perfect for before and after sun exposure.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui's "Gaia's Earth" treatment begins with a natural Samui coconut body scrub using turmeric, jasmine rice and coconut. AN herbal-fusion body wrap of Thai white clay, pumpkin gand coconut oil is applied before the body is cocooned in banana leaves. The treatment is capped off with a soothing scalp massage and Thai sen-massage.

The Dheva Spa at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi offers a "Lanna Ceremony," which uses a 'Tok Sen' massage. During this treatment the body is tapped rhythmically with a special stick made from the bark of the tamarind tree, followed by a warm compress and oil massage. A steam bath with wild forest honey and body scrub with north Thai herbs prepares the body for soothing effects.

The Spa at Anantara Phuket Villas is known for its "Pearl of Andaman." After a cleansing floral foot soak, enjoy a traditional Chinese herbal back massage and finish with a nourishing anti-aging Pearl facial to boost circulation.

Finally, the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at Metropolitan Bangkok offers the "COMO Shambhala Revivier." This is a package that includes accommodations; healthy breakfast at Glow restaurant daily; welcome herbal tea served inr oom upon arrival; fresh tropical fruit plate; complimentary mini bar; complimentary internet; one hour COMO Shambhala massage; a gift set; access to the gym and more. This package is available through December 31.
 

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