S Medical Spa Introduces Me to Medical Tourism
Shortly before leaving Bangkok on Sunday (at midnight), I visited S Medical Spa, which I had been hearing about. Not only has this spa gotten some good PR, but much to my surprise, I have also noticed people from all over the world (the U.K., Asia, U.S.A., etc.) contacting S Medical Spa through Spafinder.com asking for appointments. In other words, people are actually making appointments at S Medical before they leave on a trip.
Once there, I saw how comprehensive the program is and why people pre-book. The spa has everything from executive physicals to Botox to Thai massage, watsu, exercise programs, Reiki, vibrational therapy, and a comfortable wet area (quite a premium in the tight spaces of downtown Bangkok). A staff composed of 15 doctors and 80 spa professionals services a clientele that is 50% Thai, with others from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, U.S., and Europe.
Not only is the place tastefully designed, taking advantage of the trees that grace the property, but the treatments are also surprisingly affordable for foreigners. I suggested that they might consider putting service prices on the spa website in U.S. dollars or Euros as well as Baht (hard to remember the exchange rate). I estimate that these prices are about half of what you would pay for similar services in the U.S.
Medical tourism, here we come!
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