Spa Intercontinental Bangkok
Luxury Massage Treatment
Unlike many hotel spas I have visited in Bangkok, Spa Intercontinental is decorated in pale hues, with hints of silver, all pearly and luxurious. It’s rather like stepping into a sea shell. The spa is on the 36th floor, so you also get an impressive view of the city around you. Don’t worry about your modesty, they will close the curtains once the treatment starts, but appreciating the distance between the spa and the busy city below is very relaxing. There are a series of private rooms for you to enjoy your treatments in, with a separate shower and bathroom for comfort with a double room if you wish to come as a couple. There is also a cosy communal lounge area for you to relax in and enjoy some tea after you have finished.
It’s the little details that make the difference, and at Spa Intercontinental natural ingredients are used as much as possible. The first step of any treatment is getting your feet cleaned, but here they use kaffir lime and rose petals, which leave your toes not only smelling delicious, but also soft and smooth. As recommended by the well-trained team I enjoyed a Tok Sen massage, which is a rather unusual practice of using a wooden hammer to connect with the energy points in your body. At first the sound of tapping comes as a shock, but you soon relax and the knocks become soothing. This treatment originated in the north of Thailand, and the wooden instruments are made from tamarind tree bark.
The 90-minute treatment is a blend of hand massage, wooden instruments and a herbal ball. These muslin bags are filled with a heady blend of herbs and warmed, then used as another tool for massage. The therapist is very friendly, and thanks to the questions asked beforehand was able to tailor the treatment to suit my needs. It was so relaxing that I even dozed off for a few minutes, and I really felt re-invigorated afterwards, making this the treatment perfect balance of soothing and revitalizing.
There are plenty of other treatments available at Spa Intercontinental that again use ingredients and products inspired by the region including the Tropical Pure Botanica Facial, lime and ginger scrub to make your skin glow and coconut rub and milk wrap to sooth your skin. The spa uses products from the Biodroga range, created in the German Spa town of Baden-Baden, which bring together the best of nature and science to enhance your treatments. After a few hours here you will feel rested and ready to shine.
Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok has one of the most coveted spots in the city, just a few minutes from Centralworld shopping mall and the BTS at Chit Lom. Reservations are recommended.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 to 23:00 (last booking for 21:30)
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: 973 Ploenchit Rd, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 656 0444
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