Pampered in Phuket: Best Massages on the Island

Is your body in need of some tender, loving care? Go ahead and indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment; the rhytmic kneads, aromatic scents and luxe treatments do wonders for the body and mind. From wellness centers to posh spas, we’ve nailed down six  spots to get some of the best massages in Phuket:

Atsumi Healing Retreat Center

  • Atsumi Retreat Healing Center, Rawai

You’ll find a good selection of detox programs and spa treatments at Atsumi Retreat. The spa menu lists treatments such as the Atsumi herbal facial, aloe vera sunburn relief wrap and an anti-cellulite bellabaci massage. Don’t leave without tucking into a salubrious spread at the Raw café; the kitchen churns out a selection of yummylicious raw vegan and vegetarian fare, fresh juices and rich smoothies. Yum.

  • Santosa Wellness Center, Karon

Achieving wellness is a holistic process that involves the mind, body and soul, so take your first step towards this worthwhile goal by joining in the programs and spa treatment at Santosa Wellness Center. Think your body could do with a spring-cleaning session? Go ahead and try out a juice fast or raw food detox, but not without starting with a pre-cleanse detox session to help ease your body into a fasting regime, and ensure that it is at the ideal PH level to maximise the benefits of the detox programs. If detox diets are not quite your thing, build up your energy levels by joining fitness classes at the center, and soothe your senses with a range of traditional massage therapies.

Banyan Tree Spa Phuket

  • Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, Cherngtalay

You know you’re enjoying the kneads and strokes by some of the best hands on the island, when the spa you’re at has been voted ‘World’s Best Spa Resort’ by readers of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine. A few hours of pampering care at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket doesn’t come cheap, but then again, the services, treatments and facilities that you enjoy aren’t either. An extensive selection of massage treatments on the menu means that you can enjoy just about any type of massage teachnique, ranging from Balinese to Swedish here.

  • Kata Day Spa, Kata

It’s vacation time, and what better way to kickstart a relaxing holiday than to indulge in a soothing spa treatment? At Kata Day Spa, you’ll have more than a few pampering treatments to take your pick from. Rid your body of tension and aches with a good anti-stress back and shoulder massage, add a glow to your skin with a luscious chocolate body wrap and give your tresses some T.L.C with a good ol’ hot coconut oil treatment.

Trisara Spa Beachfront Phuket

  • Trisara Spa, Cherngtalay

In an indulgent mood? You’ll need a top-notch treatment to match, and you won’t go wrong with enjoying decadent treatments at the drop-dead gorgeous Trisara Spa. The epitome of luxury, the spa features private treatment suites with striking sea views, airy pavilions and lush gardens. Make a splash with the signature six-handed Royal Trisara massage, where you’ll be pampered by a total of three therapists.

  • Spa by Burasari, Patong

All treatments here start and end off with the Burasari Purification Ritual, a treatment enjoyed in two parts. Prior to the spa treatment, visitors will enjoy a foot bath and dry body scrub, while the post-treatment ritual involves a quiet rest and sipping cups of tea. Traditionalists may take their pick from a range of signature treatments, such as the Burasari Signature oil massage or Thai massage. If your muscles are feeling more tense or sore than usual, try out one of the alternative healing therapies.

Breeze Spa at Amari Phuket

  • Breeze Spa at Amari Phuket, Patong

Settle down snugly in one of the open-air massage salas dotting the emerald grounds of Breeze Spa. Nestled amidst the verdant greenery, a spa treatment at each of the salas provides a feast for the senses; set your gaze on the stunning sea vistas, inhale the salty sea breeze and allow the sonorous sound of the waves to lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

Can’t decide which treatment to go for? Let your moods decide, and take your pick from a range of mood massages available. Stressed and frazzled souls may let their worries drift away with the soothing serene or dreamy massage, while holidaymakers seeking an energy boost should try out the energised treatment.

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