With so many things to do in Bangkok, each day can be tiring, and after spending lots of time there, I should know! Anyway, one weekend, I surrendered myself to a pampering weekend retreat at AWAY Spa. It’s in one of the city’s most stylish hotels, W Bangkok. Read more…
AWAY Spa is the snazzy signature spa of W Hotels worldwide. It banks on the concept of metamorphosis—a holistic process where guests are treated to a journey across its zones “to escape and retreat into the seclusion of one’s own space, where you can detox and cocoon from a long playful night out and refuel your cool to emerge renewed for whatever comes next.”
It has private single treatment suites, as well as a double treatment suite that features a bathroom, plunge bath, and access to their Hammam. Those needing an even more exclusive experience may opt for their VIP treatment suites, which also have their own bathroom. Its separate facilities for men and women include a sauna, steam room, and hot tubs, while a unisex Hammam and relaxation area await right after. AWAY Spa is also proud of its Style Lab, a salon that has manicure, pedicure, and grooming stations.
We arrived at AWAY Spa in time for our appointment, and its friendly staff put us through a very personalized consultation at once. Although thorough, it didn’t take too long; we were already made to choose what mood color we wanted our glowing beds shortly after. Choices were green for calm and peaceful, red for increasing body energy, purple for happiness, and pink for romantic and sensuality. We went for red.
Spa Mixologists, what AWAY Spa calls its therapists, immediately tended to our needs and started our session. I went for a two-hour combination of the following:
AWAY MASSAGE METAMORPHOSIS
Our unique signature massage, metamorphosis will send waves of rippling energy throughout your body’s energy systems unleashing a renewed you.
This treatment is designed to create a metamorphosis effect beginning with a nurturing welcome, cocooning you to a place of escape where you can retreat from the world and undergo your own personal detoxification. Release tension and toxins from the body, focusing on those tight areas that accumulate daily stressors of life, the head, neck, back and shoulder areas.
With our signature essential oils, refuel and unfurl your wings with a full body massage like no other you have ever experienced. With rhythmic and dynamic flows, strokes, stretches and techniques to emerge from your cocoon into a beautiful social butterfly ready to spread your wings and take flight.
Just when the caterpillar thought it was all over, she emerged into a beautiful butterfly! Face it, your skin needs some lovin, whether it’s time to hydrate and rebound, or sooth and smooth. Our signature facial is designed with your unique tone in mind using firming and lifting techniques to combat the signs of stress and aging. Tell us what your skin needs or let us do the talking.
With what I got above, I guess I need not say anymore that I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated after my weekend retreat at AWAY Spa W Bangkok. It was the best treat my body had for quite a time!
AWAY SPA W BANGKOK
North Sathon Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 344 4000
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