It is raining spas on Travel Tales from India these days. I have been to three spas in last two months and by my standards that is lot. When I was in Thailand (on invitation from TAT New Delhi) I visited the Bhawa Spa, Bangkok. I wonder how they do it, but the ambiance itself does something to make you relaxed.
We were presented with a refreshing drink with soothed me down even further. We were going for an aromatherapy massage. The ladies explained the virtue of the various oils. Papaya and almond caught my attention as it was meant for dry skin! I have to say there were better smelling oils but I am beyond the days when I would pick them up just by smell!
The waiting area was beautifully decorated. There was an outdoor swimming pool which caught my attention. They had spa products for sale as well.
I have to admit I visited a spa for the first time, in connection with my blogging I think in 2008. I was extremely reluctant to begin with. But spas have grown on me gradually! There were two team members for whom it was a first time in a spa.
The massage started with a relaxing foot massage. The setting of the room automatically made me switch on the princess mode! The foot massage was followed by a full body massage. I had an wonderful one hour where gradually my various aches and pains, which I didn’t even know existed, started melting away.
The lady who gave me the massage was excellent. She would at appropriate times ask if I was comfortable or not. They also recommended that we take a bath at the beginning of the massage and keep the oil on after the massage.
When we came out, we started comparing notes. One of the first timers told us that he got so surprised by the depth to which his towel was pulled while massaging his lower back that he got up with a jerk and spilled the oil! We laughed and laughed at him and with him!
While we were emerging one by one from the various rooms, Bhawa served us with mango sticky rice for after massage! Now that truly made my day. Mango sticky rice is my favorite Thai dessert. It was an excellent ending to a very relaxing time at the Bhawa Spa, Bangkok.
16 thoughts on “Bhawa Spa, Bangkok”
Sounds fantastic! Never even heard of papaya oil… always good to try out new things. That mango looked so yummy… I can’t believe that’s what they served you at the end of your massage. Also never heard of having a bath before a massage, cause most encourage you to have a steam and bath after. Mridula if you ever have too much of spas please send them my way! 🙂
Chaitali I will remember that 😀
sahi jagah lag rahi hai…. I loveee spas… and there was a time (when I had lots of time), I would make weekend visits for shopping and spa to Bangkok often :p
btw – those tiny oil bottles just stole my heart… I wantsssss!!!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing Mridula…
Archana 😀 Weekend trips to Bangkok? Now that sounds exciting.
The pictures look so soothing in the scorching heat of Kolkata. And those tiny trinkets …they are so beautiful… 😀
Maniparna the place was an oasis in the Bangkok weather too. 😀
Luxurious…looks so inviting!
Thank you Moon.
Lovely pics. Massage is a wonderful relaxing technique 🙂
True Ravish. An how come you are not writing anything new?
very well narrated with required pictures.
Thank you Yogi.
Sounds good…well described
Thank you Ivy.
Lucky you – looks fabulous!
Thank you Lady Fi.