Located in a charming compound of Ayutthaya style teak houses and salas, next to the beach at Big Buddha. The houses and their well-tended tropical gardens are dotted with Buddha images, terracotta pots and antiques. All the treatments take place with the sound of the waves lapping nearby, which enhances an already very relaxing experience.
A wide range of massages, wraps and facials is offered, the standout being the Herbal Steam Massage - a Traditional Thai Massage supplemented with a soothing herbal compress. The houses can be booked for a half or full package of treatments.
The Health Oasis puts an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, especialy regarding food, rather than a quick fix. Some fairly radical cleansing and liver flush fasts among the diet programs are aimed at steering you in the right direction.
The Health Oasis is also known for their blind masseuses, who are very effective in feeling and dealing with tense muscles. A simple , basic and inexpensive set-up in a nice beach location.
Intense fasting spa run according to strict Buddhist principles offering 7, 10, 14 and 21 day courses. During the programme, fasters complete an elimination fast that includes drinking various nourishing mineral drinks throughout the day, taking a Chinese Herbal Cleansing formula and colonic irrigation.
In addition to the fast, each person is given an Iridology consultation with personal physio-nutritional, psycho-spiritual and emotional counselling. Introductory classes in Meditation, Yoga, Qi Kung, Buddha Dharma, Nutritional Healing and Conscious Eating are included in the programmes. Accommodation is available at several bungalow resorts nearby and can be arranged by the spa staff.
Very decadent and correspondingly expensive day spa nestling in the extensive grounds of the Santiburi Resort & Spa. The spa features four double treatment rooms, private gardens, two steam saunas infused with fresh Thai herbs, and two outdoor jacuzzis shaded by traditional Thai sala's.
Massages include Swedish, Traditional Thai, Remedial, Reflexology and Tibetan Energy Balancing, which is unique to Santiburi on Samui. Body treatments include the Santiburi Salt Glow, the Thai Herbal Body Polish, the Dead Sea Thermal Mud Wrap and their signature treatment, the Tropical Enzyme Wrap. Many of the massages, treatments and facials can be combined in packages.
Spread over two locations in Lamai - one beachside and one in the hills, Spa Samui Resort is now famous worldwide for its fasting and cleansing programmes, and kick-started the whole trend for alternative health spas with its opening in 1992. Fasting packages range from one day to seven days and are augmented by reflexology, meditation and yoga classes.
For the passing visitor there's also massages, including Thaiatsu, Aroma Oil and Healing Clay, facials and other treatments on offer. Their mostly vegetarian restaurant (same menu at both sites) was recently voted one of the fifty best restaurants in the world by an international magazine and serves a huge array of salads and health shakes unavailable elsewhere on the island. Accommodation is available at both locations although the hillside site is much newer and its bungalows are a higher quality than those on the beach.
Tamarind Springs Classic Spa has a proven recipe for relaxation: Take a tropical island coconut grove in the shade of a gently sloping mountain. Tuck a herbal steam room in between two huge rocks. Nestle a cold plunge pool nearby. Surround with lush natural landscape. Fold in an hour or two (or more...) of soothing massage with essential natural oils. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with a refreshing herbal drink.
It's Forest spa is even more amazing, set into the jungle with herbal steam cave and forest pools. Included in every forest spa experience is time out in the 'space out' zone with complimentary refreshments and snacks. -- a wonderfully relaxing appetizer to the main course of massage. Treatments focus on professional massage (with some skin care treatments) in this spectacular natural environment. There's also a cafe/juice bar.
Using all natural Thai oils, fruits and clays, the Imperial offers a comprehensive range of massages, scrubs, wraps and facials as well as manicure, pedicure and waxing services in five elegantly designed treatment suites and a walled outdoor sala.
Each room boasts individual features such as a steam sauna, Jacuzzi, deep bath and multi-directional showers to further enhance your visit. Considering the quality of the treatments and the products used, the Imperial Spa also represents excellent value for money.
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