Following Eastern philosophy brought to the masses by Buddhism and Confucianism, Asian spa treatments often combine both mental and physical rejuvenation. By treating the body, mind, and spirit as one, Asian spa techniques attempt to look at the whole person. This approach to wellness can be found not only throughout Asia, but it has also influenced spas around the world.

If traditional spa cuisine is what you are looking for, major aspects of the Asian dietary routine are quite common in spa cuisine. The vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants found in edamame, green tea, rice and buckwheat noodles, and tofu go perfectly with the spa setting.

The massive continent of Asia is home to nearly two-thirds of the world's population, and it's impossible to cover all of the spas in Asia. SpaFinder will instead highlight a select few of our personal favorites in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Maldives.

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