• The serene corridor leading to the treatment rooms reminds guest to leave their worries behind.
  • Warm lotus tea and fresh fruit are served after the treatment.
  • The spa’s experience showers combine relaxing acoustics and rejuvenating aromas.

The art of Asian wellbeing

lifestyle February 18, 2018 01:00

By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Sunday Nation

Panpuri brings its organic magic to a leading downtown hotel



A TRANQUIL oasis at the very heart of the chaotic Thai capital, Panpuri Organic Spa at Park Hyatt Bangkok is the perfect place for a spot of unadulterated pampering.

In operation for just under a year on the 11th floor of the five-star hotel atop Central Embassy, the spa is spread over 472 square metres and boasts eight treatment rooms, including two double suites, in a sophisticated and minimal decor of cream and brown to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Natural wood and marble blend for further elegance with individually hand-sculpted lotus flowers taking centre stage in the treatment rooms, symbolising purity.

Panpuri’s state-of-the-art relaxation massage brings a sense of peace to both body and mind. 

In an added bonus, guests coming to the spa can avail themselves of the hotel’s other luxury wellness facilities crystal-steam rooms, laconium dry-heat rooms and whirlpools plus female and male only lockers, 

Service is, as one would expect, impeccable, with guests welcomed to the organic foot ritual with a refreshing rice tea, and warm lotus tea and fresh organic seasonal fruit served after the treatment.

True to its motto, “Everything that touches you is organic”, the range of bathrobes, towels, sheets, fresh fruits and refreshments are carefully selected for their organic properties, as are the products used in the treatment, all of them made with hypo-allergenic, natural plant-based ingredients.

The soothing treatment room

Working at a desk all day causes stiffness and even pain in different parts of the body and these respond well to the 90-minute personalised massage (Bt4,200). Guests can choose between three types of massage –relaxing, deep tissue, or Thai aromatic oil – as well as select the organic massage oil that appeals the most. More importantly, though, they can specify a focus on the body areas they feel most requires treatment. That helps the therapist get to grips with the muscle tension, meaning that every minute of the massage truly counts.

Just as at other Panpuri spas, the therapists are highly trained and have a good knowledge of anatomy. 

The personalised facilities

Unlike other branches though, the spa here offers a Signature Equilibrium Therapy with Hot Oil and Thai Herbal Compress (Bt4,500) massage. 

Panpuri recently launched a new facial skincare line called Lotus Defence, a certified organic collection made from natural ingredients. The facial oil, which is billed as deeply nourishing and lightweight, is derived from precious flowers and botanicals, suits all skin types and is particularly beneficial to dry, sensitive skin. The 75-minute “Lotus Defence Signature Rejuvenating Facial” (Bt3,500) promises a radiant complexion.

All Panpuri’s products are created from natural ingredients.

For those with only a brief time to spare, the 30-minute express treatment is ideal. The menu includes Back De-stress (Bt1,500), Mini Facial (Bt2,000), and Skin Polish (Bt4,200), the latter taking slightly longer at 45 minutes. 

After their treatment, the guests are escorted to the private relaxation lounge, which offers a view of the hotel’s lush landscaped garden and the Pool Deck.

GENTLE STROKES

Panpuri Organic Spa at Park Hyatt Bangkok (is opens daily from 10 to 10.

To book a session, call (02) 012 1234 extension 1150 and (096) 818 8870 or email: panpuri.parkhyatt@panpuri.com.

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