Oriental Bangkok: Penthouse Spa

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The Oriental, Bangkok has unveiled its newest wellness facility, The Oriental Ayurvedic Penthouse. A holistic centre of tranquility, located above The Oriental Spa, The Oriental Ayurvedic Penthouse is the first of its kind in Bangkok, and offers the most exclusive selection of healing and natural rituals in the city. All of the facility’s serene treatment rooms provide an ideal setting for a truly authentic holistic experience. This rejuvenating and replenishing extension of The Oriental Spa offers a carefully selected array of traditional and authentic treatments designed to create a healing effect on both body and soul. Ms Christina Watson, renowned Ayurvedic consultant who has worked for the famed Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, oversees the entire facility. There are also two additional professional therapists from India with detailed and extensive knowledge of Ayurvedic techniques and methods from Kerala. All of this expertise combined with the Oriental Spa’s celebrated and proficient Thai massage therapists results in a genuine Ayurvedic experience. Treatments available include the Keraleeya Abhyangam, a four-handed synchronized treatment peformed by two therapists, who work in harmony to provide a therapeutic, rhythmic massage, the Udwatanam, a dry herbal massage treatment using classic ayurvedic herbal powders and Pizhichie, a luxurious rejuvenation therapy. All of the detoxifying and healing therapies combine the expertise of 5,000 year old Indian medical science with relaxing massage techniques, under the age-old belief that a healthy body free of toxins will ensure a peaceful mind, and a fulfilling and happy life. All of the equipment in the Penthouse has been imported from India in order to provide an authentic setting for the variety of body treatments available. From the stand alone copper bathtubs which assist with dissolving toxins in water, to the 100-year old wooden tables that have been treated with oils. Ayurveda is the ancient art of complete wellbeing, conceived in Kerala, South India, thousands of years ago. Its name is a combination of the Sanskrit words “life” and “knowledge” and is translated to mean “the science of life”. The essence of Ayurveda is based on healthy living and a harmonious existence of mind, body, soul and spirit, and all Ayurvedic philosophies and techniques are designed with this aim in mind. Ayurvedic principles focus on the fact that all materials of vegetable, animal and mineral origin have healing value, and all of the Ayurvedic treatments available at The Oriental Ayurvedic Penthouse are made from herb mixtures and plant based products from Thailand and India. THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD - THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK - The book is available under books.

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