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Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket

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Address:32 Moo 5, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

Tel:+667637 1400

Service day:Everyday

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Six Senses Sanctuary Phuket is located in southern Thailand. It is not merely a day spa like many other spas. This is a sanctuary that offers multi-day integrated health programmes that focus on preventative wellness. The sanctuary strives to help guests to enrich their lifestyles through complete immersion into healthy and mindful living. Lifestyle choices are taught, nourishing products are offered and transformational treatments are given.

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The immense sweep of its landscaped parkland environment makes Evason Phuket Six Senses a spa resort of rare refinement Spectacular scenery, tropical sunsets, azure sea, Thai hospitality and value-for-money accommodation have been key factors in putting Phuket, the Pearl of Andaman, on the map of the world's most popular travel destinations. In recent years, this island resort has also become famous as a spa haven, with several world-class centres around the island, both stand-alone and well-known brands within hotels or resorts. Among the renowned brands that make Phuket their home is Six Senses Spas. In Thailand, the brand also operates their spas at Six Senses Hideaway properties in Hua Hin, Samui and Yao Noi in Phang-nga; and at Evason resorts in Hua Hin and Soneva Kiri in Trat. My first impression of Six Senses Spa at Evason Phuket was the uniqueness of its location. Evason Phuket and Six Senses Spa is situated on 64 acres of luxuriant tropical parkland and gardens above Rawai Beach, and looks out on stunning views across the Andaman Sea. Only here on the island of Phuket can you find an expanse of perfect resort land on such a vast and impressive scale. Evason Phuket follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromising care for the environment while offering a vast array of personal services and facilities. The resort's luxuriously-appointed Six Senses Spa is completely in-keeping with this concept. The spa is set in a garden environment where a sense of well-being and relaxation is enhanced by the natural elements that are part of the spa experience. The sunlight and water are among the elements captured in the treatments, while outdoor spa pavilions bring you close to the beautiful natural surroundings. Its comprehensive spa menu features signature treatments and specialist practitioner programmes for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. It was presented to me by a smiling attendant who also helped me to choose the programme that most suited to my requirements - which I decided were rejuvenation and relaxation. The 90-minute Sensory Spa Journey sounded good to me, but unfortunately the therapists had already booked that day as this is an especially popular treatment with foreign visitors. It is a unique variation of a four-handed massage and a cleansing facial performed by two therapists. The therapists work together in harmony to take you on a journey of the five senses and beyond. The journey consists of a cleansing foot bath, skin-renewing treats and a non-traditional body aroma massage using long, smooth strokes synchronised with a customised facial, a stress relieving scalp massage and foot mask. So, after a brief consultation, a combination of treatments was suggested instead. It consisted of a 30-minute body polish followed by an 80-minute Six Senses Oriental signature massage and ending with some relaxing time. Before the treatments, my therapist recommended a hydrotherapy session in the sauna and steam room, as this would enhance the benefits of the treatments. The body's response to the alternation of heat and cold stimulates the circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, helping to purify and cleanse and relax the muscles preparing them for the treatment to follow. The ritual started with a luxurious footbath in warm water with a gentle massage on each toe. A fresh polish - jojoba scrub plus roman chamomile and lavender essences - was prepared for my sensitive skin. Each small portion of the scrub was applied to the skin and expertly massage-scrubbed by my therapist. It gently removed the build-up of dead skin cells while smoothing and lightening the skin tone. After a warm shower, I was laid face-down on the bed ready for the most relaxing part - the Oriental massage. Six Senses Oriental signature massage is an integrative style of full body massage with acupressure and stretching techniques to bring alignment. My therapist used a special blend of warm aromatic oil on the back first and started the massage with continuous, long strokes, applied with rhythmic grace. She then moved on with the same rhythmic technique to other parts of the body - shoulders, arms and legs. Thumbs, palms and elbows along with firm strokes were also used to relieve muscular and tissue tension. It also helped to stimulate blood circulation and improve energy flow. The session ended with a stress-relieving scalp massage. After 80 minutes of non-stop massage, my senses were awakened with a spray of beautiful scent. I can feel that my muscles were eased and my entire body was relaxed and refreshed. I was told to leave the oil on for another two or three hours so the body could absorb its soothing qualities. My therapist then led me to a relaxing room overlooking the vast sea. The spa's signature ginger tea and a plate of fresh fruit was served while I spent a few minutes contemplating the view and leaving the cares of the world behind. Six Senses Spa at Evason Phuket welcomes both outside as well as in-house guests. The spa opening hours are 9am to 8pm every day. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 076-381-010 or emailing reservations-phuket@sixsenses.com. Full review at: /entertainment/entertainscoop/193171/a-pearl-of-phuket-spa-resorts

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32 Moo 5, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

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