Weary travelers are in for a taste of authentic local immersion and vitality with the introduction of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Morning Wellness at Siam experience. Offering a revitalizing start to the day that echoes the locals’ typical morning routine, the program invites guests to rise and shine and embark on a wellness journey that nourishes the body, mind and soul.
The Morning Wellness at Siam program includes three stages that combine energizing movement, a nutritious breakfast and spa wisdom:
Rising at daybreak, guests participate in the daily Buddhist tradition of Tak Bart in the hotel’s lobby. In this ancient custom, guests are guided through the morning ritual of giving alms of food to monks and, in return, receiving the traditional blessing of a chant.
A short walk leads guests to the nearby Lumpini Park. Referred to as the “Green Lung of Bangkok,” it’s a rare open public space, with trees, playgrounds and roughly two miles of paths that are popular among joggers. Here, a quiet grassy spot overlooking the park’s lake and canal sets the scene for a 45-minute light energy session of ancient Chinese Qi Gong, meditation, yoga or Pranayama, guided by Anantara’s expert Balance Wellness practitioner.
A nutritious picnic breakfast served on the lawns of Lumpini Park follows. Creative healthy delights include: a quinoa and mixed fruit salad with poached shrimp; a charcoal bread sandwich with smoked salmon; homemade granola; and dark chocolate petit fours. A vitamin-packed raw juice made from apple, beetroot and carrot and a detoxifying blend of kale, pear, lemon, ginger and honey is also served.
After breakfast, guests return to the hotel by tuk tuk.
The Morning Wellness at Siam program continues at Anantara Spa, where guests receive a signature 60-minute Chakra Crystal Balancing therapy treatment. After selecting a crystal -infused oil blend, the body is surrounded by precious stones.
While the energies of the stones work their healing powers, the purifying massage promotes holistic wellbeing by releasing stress and tension both physically and emotionally, harmonizing energy flow, stimulating the blood circulation and encouraging the body’s natural detoxification.
Singing bowls are used to commence and conclude the treatment to coax a deep state of meditative relaxation, as the soothing sounds enhance the chakra balancing benefits.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Morning Wellness at Siam signature experience lasts four hours. For more information or to make a reservation, contact +66 2126 8866 ext. 1191, or email [email protected].