We all need a little break when the stress of city living gets too overwhelming, and there's no better way to relieve some tension by booking yourself a pampering spa experience.
Because you deserve only the best, we've compiled a list of Tatler-approved wellness treatments conveniently located in Asia. Here's a round-up of some of the best.
Taksu Massage at COMO Shambhala Estate (Bali, Indonesia)
Relieve the stress and pressure of city life with COMO Shambhala Estate’s therapeutic Taksu massage. Nestled above a forested valley near Ubud, Bali, ‘taksu’ represents “the magical transference of energy between two people who connect” and is deeply rooted in Balinese tradition. The massage is lauded for its headache-relieving effects, increasing blood circulation and releasing tight muscles for a rejuvenating experience.
The Royal Trisara 6 Hand Massage at Trisara (Phuket, Thailand)
Why settle for one therapist when you can have six hands working in unison to loosen out those knots? An ultimate pampering experience, the 90-minute treatment can be enjoyed in a relaxing open-air cabana or in the comfort of your own villa. Three therapists work in harmony during the invigorating massage, and there are hot herbal compresses and acupressure techniques used to release every bit of tension and stress in your body. Rumour has it that some people have cried actual tears of joy after the end of this experience.
Cello Concerto Body Massage at The Ritz-Carlton Spa (Singapore)
If you are a connoisseur of classical music, look no further than The Ritz-Carlton Spa for an indulgent sensorial experience. The spa’s signature Cello Concerto body massage is a symphony for your senses, as the therapist works in rhythm to the melodies played by a cellist to soothe your knots and ease the tension in your joints. Talk about therapy for your mind and body!
Diamond Miracle at Ayana Resort and Spa (Bali, Indonesia)
Nothing gets more decadent than diamonds, silk, pearls and champagne. The two-and-a-half-hour Diamond Miracle Treatment begins with a coral algalea body scrub and an ocean splash rose bath, sprinkled with petals from 500 red roses. Next, enjoy a Balinese massage slathered in luxurious oils infused with silk and pearl. Follow up with a La Mer facial using sea quartz and pure diamond dust, and indulge in strawberries and chilled champagne as the perfect ending to the amazing experience.
Moments of Bliss at The Oriental Spa (Bangkok, Thailand)
If going to a 'regular' spa no longer impresses you, The Oriental Spa’s Moments of Bliss is the service for you. Unwind in your own private sanctuary nestled within a century-old teakwood house as you indulge in a five-and-a-half hour treatment customised to your liking. The program includes a bath, body scrub, body wrap, massage, a facial, as well as after-spa refreshments for an all-rounded pampering session. With a myriad of options to satisfy you, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Chocolate Massage at Nihi Oka Spa Safari (Sumba, Indonesia)
Getting to your spa is part of the experience at Nihi Oka Spa Safari, where you will find yourself going on a 90-minute trek over scenic hills and sweeping rice fields, until you arrive at a breathtaking clifftop overlooking pristine beaches and the blue ocean. In your private bale, indulge in a decadent 90-minute massage as two therapists slather you with chocolate to stimulate blood circulation and alleviate fatigue. The sweet treatment is completed with a cocoa facial to rejuvenate your skin and relieve the effects of pollution. Beyond spa treatments, you can enjoy daily yoga classes and meditation led by Australian wellness gurus Sjana Earp and Rod Cooper and reconnect with nature on guided treks through the pristine enclave.