Ritual spa-ing for decompression
A riverside sanctuary, where relaxing and unwinding take on ritual proportions, Anantara Spa is an oasis of calm for pampering treatments and has introduced Bangkok to a range of 'spa journeys', including their Signature Rice Ritual
There is a sense of overwhelming calm that comes with boarding the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa's courtesy boat at Saphan Taksin pier and chugging lazily down the Chao Phraya, to their urban escape. This act in itself is a kind of ritual cleansing of the mind, allaying of worries and cares, in preparation for the hours and moments you spend under their most hospitable, welcoming and embracing hand. If you happen to be on your way to their Anantara Spa, then this journey is all the more therapeutic and relaxing, as it dawns on you that you are going to be thoroughly pampered, under the expert touch of their well-trained and discreet spa therapists. Although in Bangkok, this resort seems far removed from a city location, which gives it such a distinctive out-of-town appeal, as if taking a trip on a brief, but exotic, expedition.
The words 'journey' and 'ritual' are very much akin to treatments at Anantara Spa, as their entire spa concept is based on a series of such journeys and ritual treatments, to indulge, calm and delight the senses. Each Anantara Spa destination, with the help of MSpa International, the company that currently operates some 36 high-end, branded and individual spas the world over, including the Anantara Spa brand, offers some unique treatments, conceived particularly for their individual destination. There is, in addition to these, as one would expect, a whole array of relaxing, cleansing, toning, reviving and rejuvenating options, all set to high quality of standards, that can be found in every Anantara Spa, regardless of location.
The treatment menu is split into different categories, each drawing inspiration the physical and spiritual qualities of different lotus flowers. Under the 'Bua Luang', the signature package treatment, specifically designed for the Bangkok Anantara Spa, pays homage to Thailand's rice paddies. The reason for this is based upon the constant blessing ritual of the rice crop from planting right through to harvest, in the hope of abundance, stability and happiness. Drawing on this wish for prosperity, the Bangkok Anantara Spa signature treatment journey, called the 'Signature Rice Ritual', aims to bless you, head to toe, with the naturally rejuvenating benefits of rice, for an abundance of health.
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