Private Villa Spa Sensations
A private villa in Thailand is the perfect tropical retreat to enjoy some pampering treatments and take a physical and spiritual break from the constant demands of modern life.
One of the highlights of a vacation in a blissful tropical destination like Thailand is that you have a glorious opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and truly unwind.
Despite being easily accessible, many of the Kingdom’s private holiday rentals provide secluded getaways that seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist spots.
The most luxurious properties on islands like Koh Samui and Phuket even come with spa facilities – perfect for visitors that need a little help to quickly ease into laid-back, holiday mode.
Below are a few ideas to help you plan the perfect private spa day.
At many of the Kingdom’s plushest spas, you will be greeted by a reviving cup of hot herbal tea and a small snack. Guests staying in one of Thailand’s private villas will be delighted to know that it’s no different when you opt for a home spa session. The villa’s resident staff will have a range of delicious herbal teas for you to choose from, and may even be able to prepare a homemade pot of tea enriched with fresh lemongrass, ginger or other reviving herbs. Some of the health benefits of herbal tea include weight loss, better sleep and a boost for the immune system, so there are few better ways to kick start your chill-out day.
Some of the best spa experiences start with a session in a steam room or sauna, and the great news is that a good number of Thailand’s private villas have their own steam and sauna facilities. Each of the different rooms offers different health benefits for the body. The dry heat of a sauna is a wonderful way of easing your muscles into relaxation, as well as lowering your blood pressure. On the other hand, steam rooms will aid the overall detoxification of the body – great if you’re using your time in the villa to begin a holiday health kick. Either way, having some quiet time and enjoying the warmth will help you relax into your extended spa session.
Long, Hot Soak
If steam rooms and saunas aren’t for you, there is another way to relax tired, aching muscles – with a long hot soak in the tub. Many of Thailand’s upscale holiday rentals boast tubs overlooking the ocean, so you can enjoy spectacular vistas whilst reaping the massage-like benefits from the Jacuzzi’s stream jets. Whether you’re lazing in a tub inside or outdoors, consider adding a couple of drops of essential oil to the water to stimulate the senses and recreate a private spa experience. NEOM’s Tranquility bath and shower oil is a fragrant and irresistible combination of lavender, sweet basil and jasmine that will truly help you melt into the moment
For some guests the best thing about renting a private villa in Thailand is that it comes with its own private massage room or a beachside sala that’s also the perfect spot for private treatments. The resident villa staff can easily arrange for a professional masseuse to visit and pamper you whenever you want. A traditional Thai massage is a good call if you want an invigorating treatment that will penetrate the deepest layers of muscle tissue and relieve painful knots that your body has accumulated over time. For something a little more laid back, an aromatherapy massage with a hot herbal compress might be the ideal choice.
Singing in the Rain
If you’re almost asleep after all of that blissful relaxation, you might be in the mood for a quick power shower to wake you up before your evening meal. In Thailand’s most luxurious holiday facilities, even a commonplace activity like showering can be transformed into an indulgent experience. Many properties feature spacious outdoor showers where you can work up a good lather whilst taking in splendid tropical views. Alternatively, head indoors for a long, revitalizing rain shower. Make sure you pick up some special shower products to take with you on holiday. For an invigorating effect, Molton Brown’s Suma Ginseng Body Wash is a winner. Geranium oil and cinnamon combine to create an irresistible scent that will definitely refresh you after an afternoon of pampering.