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A Peaceful Sanctuary Opens in the Heart of Bangkok

The new Rosewood Bangkok is drawing on ancient Thai healing practices in its stunning spa.

Published on Aug 5, 2019

Bangkok is a city of many contrasts and sides, a multifaceted metropolis where Michelin-starred cuisine can be found both at lavish tasting menus and humble shophouses, where sacred shrines and luxury shopping malls coexist. While it is undeniably thrilling, few would call the Thai capital relaxing. After a few days immersed in the mad whirl of it all, most travelers find themselves in dire need of rest and rejuvenation.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa

Enter Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a tranquil haven in the very center of the CBD dedicated to revitalizing all who enter. As with the rest of the new Rosewood Bangkok, one of the most stylish five-star hotels to debut in the city in years, this oasis has a profound sense of place and is deeply rooted in Thai culture.

Sense, A Rosewood Spa Treatment Room

The expert spa therapists here draw on Thailand’s ancient, justly renowned tradition of holistic healing practices. In the half-day Krung Thep Heritage set of treatments, guests receive a Buddhist blessing at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, before traveling down the Chao Phraya River by boat for a Signature Sense of Ploen Massage, which marries traditional Thai and Swedish massage techniques with aromatherapy. 

Signature healing rituals include the Chong Bum Bud, a massage that draws on historical records from the Chong tribe’s knowledge of massage lines. In this treatment, massage therapists use warm coconut oil and a traditional herbal compress to banish muscular tension. Meanwhile, the Tai Pew Ngam is inspired by beauty treatments once used for the royal court and includes a gentle exfoliation, followed by a restorative turmeric body wrap that will leave skin radiant. 

Guests can also indulge in a Hai Huang Bath, a milk bath infused with lavender, rosewood and cedarwood designed to melt away tension and soften skin; a Bum Bud Bath, with an invigorating trio of grapefruit, juniper and eucalyptus guaranteed to detoxify; a Yen Jai Yen Kai body wrap with soothing aloe vera and honey to hydrate the skin; or a Khao Hom Nin rub made from a special nutrient-rich variety of jasmine rice that only blooms once a season. 

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