Thai Spa Treatments – Pampering the Body and Mind

Thailand is celebrated for its various spa treatments and massages that ease muscles and soothe the senses with a variety of techniques and herbal remedies. So sought-after are these highly specialised treatments, that most Bangkok resorts have their own special spa treatments, like the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, for instance, who are known for their unique spa centres. Thai spa practices were developed upon ancient healing methods that work with the body’s energy lines. A combination of acupressure, deep stretching and correction of posture are used to treat the body whilst Buddhist philosophy and Ayurvedic methods are used to clear the mind.

The techniques of a Thai yoga massage, more commonly referred to as simply Thai massage, date back over centuries, and is regarded as one of the best therapeutic massages. During a massage, you will lay down fully clothed while the therapist uses a combination of hands, elbows, feet, and knees, depending on the tightness of muscles, to apply pressure, promote the flow of energy and relax your body and mind.

Hot herbal compresses are also pressed and massaged over the body to soothe aching muscles and revive the senses. Different herbs are used for different reasons but the most common herbs used are lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, kaffir lime, camphor tree, and tamarind. Essential oils made from herbs, plants and coconut are applied to back aches and other forms of pain relief. In addition, body scrubs and face packs made from flowers, herbs and earth may also be applied to the body, for cosmetic purposes. Thai spa treatments are a combination of all the above, with each application, whether it be the acupressure or the mix of herbs used in a compress, tailored to suit an individual’s exact need. Thus, providing an intensely relaxing experience that everyone should try at least once.

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Enjoy Your Best Holiday at a Cruise – Amazing Cruises of Thailand

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Bangkok is without a doubt one of the best tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Serving as the capital of Thailand, this bustling city is a hub of economic and cultural activity, and boasts a rich heritage. With iconic landmarks and attractions such as the Grand Palace, Siam Paragon, the MBK Centre, Wat Arun, the Jim Thompson House, and Lumphini Park, tourists are sure to have plenty of things to do and see. One of the best ways to enjoy the city of Bangkok is to embark on a Bangkok river cruise provided for by the luxury Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

Many of Bangkok’s and Ayutthaya’s most iconic landmarks are located on the banks of the river. Naturally, river cruises became an excellent way to discover these two amazing cities, and the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort takes this experience to great heights. Coupling the magical scenery of these two cities with luxury and hospitality, the resort offers different cruises that are sure to make your experience of Bangkok and Ayutthaya simply unforgettable.

The resort offers three inspiring river cruises; the Ang Thong Mystic River Cruise and two separate Ayutthaya Thousand Golden Temple Cruises. These cruises depart from Bangkok itself and sail along the enchanting Chao Phraya River, giving you the opportunity to see all of Bangkok’s and Ayutthaya’s sights like you’ve never seen them before. The cruises are three days long, and each has its own course and landmarks to visit. While on the Ang Thong Mystic River Cruise you will get the opportunity to sail past of visit Wat Arun, the Royal Barges National Museum, Wat Pathum Khong Ka, the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Wat Phra Phuttha Saiyat Pa Mok, Bang Pa In Summer Palace and the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre. On the Ayutthaya Thousand Golden Temple Cruises you can explore Wat Panancherng, the Ayutthaya Floating Market, and the Wat Samakkiyaram, in addition to many of the landmarks on the Ang Thong cruise. So go ahead and set sail on a journey through history, heritage, culture.

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