Thailand is well known for its spa culture, which has a longstanding tradition dating back centuries. The traditional Thai massage is an ancient practice based on the principles of stimulating the flow of life through the body by putting pressure on "sib sen", or energy lines. The streets of Thailand are full of big and small massage parlours where visitors can try the technique, and some temples in Bangkok and centres in Chiang Mai also offer courses to teach the traditional techniques.
In recent years a number of Thai spa brands have emerged and become successful globally. Thann is a natural skin care brand using Asian innovation and natural ingredients to offer a wide range of beauty products. Harnn is another brand which uses local products as such as rice bran oil, pomegranate and lemongrass in its products to provide an exotic feel and restoring the body's natural balance.
Resort spas are also very sophisticated and popular for those looking to cleanse and rejuvenate on a visit to the kingdom, while private villa firms like Samui/Phuket Villas and Homes also now offer indulgent treatment menus in the privacy of a luxury holiday villa.
Posted by Max Vee