May 18, 2010
wonderful birthday present!
I was given a visit to this spa as a birthday present, and received Thai taster treats. This consisted of a head, neck and back massage, and then a facial, lasting 45 minutes each. The decor and rooms are authentic with soothing music playing, and I was offered Thai tea since I arrived early. The treatments themselves were fantastic; I had no idea what to expect since this was my first spa visit, but I felt relaxed and at ease. The therapist leaves the room to allow you to undress, and instructs you to leave your underwear on - which was useful for a first-timer like me who wasn't sure how much clothes I should take off!
I received my massage first, and the therapist stretched my limbs and then used lovely warm oil on my back, neck and shoulders. It did not feel like 45 minutes at all, it passed so quickly! The therapist actually climbed onto the table at some points in order to lean into my muscles properly, but she did it so quietly and effortlessly that I wasn't disturbed. Next was a head massage, which felt really really nice. Then I had my facial which was just divine - I lost count of how many gorgeous-smelling lotions and exfoliating scrubs were massaged into my skin. It was even more relaxing than the back massage (if possible!) and I actually drifted off a few times. At the end my face was moisturised, lip balm applied, and then she rang a little bell to signal it was the end of the treatment, which again was helpful for new clients. You get dressed again in private, and are offered Thai tea once you go back downstairs.
In short, this was a fantastic first spa experience for me. Thai taster treatments are a great gift to give to people wishing to try spa treatments for the first time. I can't compare Thai massage to other types of massage, but I can certainly say this was not my last!