Sofitel So Spa
Luxurious Massage and Treatments
Sofitel So Spa takes over the entire of the 11th floor of Sofitel So Hotel in Sathorn, with woodland inspired treatment rooms and luxury beauty products to guarantee you’ll be to be pampered in style. With a wide selection of therapies on offer, set out like a traditional menu with short 30 minute starters for those in a rush, to a full three courses for those who are looking for complete nourishment for their body and soul.
Sofitel So Hotel Bangkok is on the corner of Rama IV and Sathorn Road, directly opposite Lumphini Park, the MRT at Lumpini is only a five minute walk away and BTS Sala Daeng is around 15 minutes’ walk. Taxis won’t have a problem finding the hotel either.
The entire spa floor of So Spa is like an enchanted forest; beautiful intricate wallpaper with images of golden birds and trees cover the walls, and plenty of wood and earthy tones to help you feel at one with Nature. The reception area has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Lumpini Park. There are seven treatment rooms, and the private massage suite feels more like a bedroom, with a large shower, a bed that looks comfy enough to sleep in and enough products to make sure you feel truly pampered after. Before the treatment you fill in a short questionnaire to ensure to get the right experience for you. Staff members ask about any previous health or skin problems and pick the products to suit you as well as highlighting areas of the body that need working on.
Here, you’ll find plenty of treatments, whether you only have half an hour to spare for a quick papaya scrub or if you’re looking to spend an afternoon being pampered. There are plenty of local favourites; a Sacred Fruit Soother for example, is a 90-minute skin therapy where red jasmine rice is used as a scrub followed by a coconut massage to moisturise the skin, and a Thai Wisdom Massage, the traditional combination of stretching and pummelling (don’t worry, you can specify how much pressure you want the therapist to use). In a nod to the rest of the hotel, there is a Serenity of Five Elements treatment, with a combination of herbal compresses and oil massage which is sure to leave you feeling completely de-stressed.
After asking recommendations from the reception team, I pick a Balinese massage, which turns out to be a blend of Swedish and Thai with a few yoga style twists thrown in. The entire experience is extremely enjoyable; the Baume Fondant aux Noix Tropicales really softens your skin, especially if you leave it on for two hours after your massage as recommended, and throughout your treatment the therapist makes sure that you feel completely comfortable. At the end, bells ring around you to raise you from a state of total relaxation. My therapist went an extra step further, pointing out the areas that were particularly tense so I could attempt to put less stress on them and then she showed me some mini exercises I could do during my working day.
Sofitel So Spa uses two ranges of products for their treatments. From France, Cinq Mondes, inspired by traditional products around the world and created in Paris; and more locally sourced the Ytsara range, which incorporates plants and herbs from Northern Thailand into its products. If you want to take your spa experience to the next level, there are three So Suite Spas to stay in. These beautiful jungle-inspired rooms are located on the same floor with separate en-suite massage rooms.
- MRT: Lumpini
- Address: 2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak 10500 Bangkok, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 6240000
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