After touching down in Thailand after a long haul flight, your body may be in need of a little TLC. Why not indulge in a private spa session using a few top-of-the -range products to pamper yourself back into shape?
On arrival at your private villa on Koh Samui or Phuket, it’s likely that you’ll be full of excitement and eagerly anticipating that first holiday cocktail on the pool terrace – a tonic for the soul.
After a long-haul flight and a transfer to the islands, however, your body may need more than a drink to ease the aches and pains before you can truly relax and get into the vacation vibe.
To soothe the twinges and sore muscles, you can make the most of your villa’s luxurious facilities and services by starting your holiday with an indulgent private spa session.
Below are a few much lauded spa products that will help set the right tone for the fun and rejuvenation ahead.
Once you arrive at your villa, set the perfect atmosphere by burning some essential oils. Not only will this smell simply wonderful, but it will help ease you into holiday relaxation. Once inhaled through the nose, essential oils stimulate the body’s olfactory organs which are linked to the area of the brain that controls emotions. Therefore, you should pick a scent that’s particularly calming. Thann is one of Thailand’s top luxury spa and beauty brands, and its Eden Breeze essential oil kit offers notes of jasmine and rose, a wonderful combination that will have you drifting in no time.
The majority of Thailand’s lavish villas boast plush master bathrooms, many with their very own sunken bathtub. There is no denying that a long soak is the best way to ease aching muscles after a long, uncomfortable journey. Make your bath extra relaxing by lighting a few candles and sprinkling in some divine bath salts from L’Occitane. Crafted with the essential oils of lavender, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium, these salts provide an incredibly soothing scent that will quickly help you relax into your holiday.
Refresh & Revitalize
Thanks to the recycled plane air, long flights can often leave your skin feeling dried out and tired. Once you’re ensconced in your private villa, it’s important to re-hydrate your skin before heading out into the sun. The luxurious, creamy Lifting and Firming Mask from Crème de la Mer is enriched with the brand’s secret miracle broth to leave your face feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. After cleansing your face, apply the creamy mask with the brush provided and allow the mixture to infuse into your skin as you relax in the tub. After ten minutes, rinse the mask off and enjoy feeling fantastic.
Sleek & Soft
It’s not just the skin on your face that will need a little boost to get it back to full health after a long journey. You can also treat the rest of your body to a scrub and polish before you head out into the tropical sun. The Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub from Jo Malone is a great choice if you want to splurge on something a little special to take on holiday with you. The minute shreds of walnut shell in the cream will leave your skin feeling soft and glowing.
Banish Aches & Pains
If any particular muscles are still feeling creaky and sore, even after your pamper session, you should consider arranging massage through your villa manager. You can then ask the masseuse to apply a healing balm, such as the one from Harnn, to painful areas. The warming ointment soothes the affected area with the natural heat of black pepper, while cocoa seed butter, organic shea butter and rice bran oil leave your skin feeling incredibly soft. After a soothing massage and long hot soak there’s no doubt that you’ll be full of energy for the holiday pleasures ahead.