Spa in Phuket and Thai Massage
Know more about massage and Phuket spa
Thai massage is famous around the world for providing relaxation and peace and there is no better place to experience it than in Thailand. There are many Phuket spas to choose from across all areas of the island, offering a range of different services and treatments to refresh the body and mind.
Thai massage started as a traditional form of healing and has been practised in Thailand for about 2,500 years. As with Shiatsu, Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor and combines gentle, rhythmic compressions along energy flows called "sen" with the deep yoga-like stretches which create the typical photos you see of people being pulled into extreme positions. These can be uncomfortable if your body is not ready for it, but there is no need to worry - your session will be tailored to accommodate your needs and capabilities. Just lie back, relax and let the expert therapist do all the work!
Know About Types of Massage
An Oil or Aromatherapy massage is a lot more than just rubbing on some warm scented oil. To get the full benefit of the treatment, you have a consultation with an aromatherapist before the treatment to assess your general health, including your diet and exercise regimes. From this information, a personalised oil is blended to exactly suit your needs, whether you require energising or relaxing.
Phuket spas applying this oil will use mostly long, gentle, stroking movements to calm and sooth nerves and muscles, targeting the lymphatic system to help improve circulation and the drainage of toxins from around the body. The massage speeds up the rate at which the essential oils being used - extracted from an array of plants - are absorbed into the body. This can be helpful for pain management and the treatment of emotional stress, as well as generally enhancing your quality of life.
Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage
Focussing on the upper half of your body, this kind of massage help to loosen tight muscles in key areas, making it perfect for relaxing after a long flight. Firm pressure applied in the right places reduces tension and the focus on the neck and shoulder area reduces stiffness. It can help you to get rid of that "office shoulder" feeling, leaving you fully at ease and able to really enjoy your vacation.
Many athletes get regular massages to help them optimise their performance by improving flexibility, increasing range of motion and improving muscle balance. A sports massage can also reduce the risk of injury or speed recovery. They can incorporate trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, myofascial release therapy and other techniques. The are particularly effective immediately before or after a major sporting event.
A foot massage works on the theory that specific areas of the feet are associated with specific parts of the body, particularly the the major internal organs. Even if that seems a little far-fetched, the firm rubbing your feet get from Phuket spas will certainly ease and revitalise feet left sore from exploring the island all day! For a special treat, ask for a foot bath before your reflexology session.
Spas offering foot reflexology are fitted with special reclining chairs or massage tables. The full massage may also include stimulation of reflex points on your hands and ears, making it both very relaxing and also a great way to enjoy the benefits of massage when you are unable to have one of the full-body treatments.
Spa in Phuket
Orientala Spa at Patong Beach
Location: 49/145 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Rd., Patong Beach, Phuket
Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Orientala Spa in Patong focusses on traditional Thai medicine, servicing the whole body and mind through the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Their specialised techniques apply the theory of four elements to provide balance and relaxation.
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