Seaweed gathered from local beaches, a traditional massage balm from Eastern Thailand and a Rose Quartz crystal are some of the secret ingredients in three new spa treatments which have been introduced to The Spa By Paresa at Paresa Resort Phuket.
Translated as ‘Heaven of all Heavens’ in Sanskrit, Paresa Resort Phuket is a luxurious hideaway built into the cliffs of Kamala on Phuket’s ‘millionaires’ mile’.Central to the resort’s ethos is to offer an experience that is in harmony with nature. In keeping with this philosophy, its Thai-inspired spa – The Spa by Paresa – has introduced three new spa treatments which each work with nature using traditional Thai therapies, the healing properties of local ingredients and ancient healing crystals to enhance the feeling of well-being and create a sense of nourishment and rejuvenation.
The new signature treatment - a Magic of Andaman Seaweed body wrap draws on the detoxifying properties of seaweed which has been freshly gathered from the rocks below the resort by the resort’s spa therapists. The seaweed is transformed into a body treatment by mixing it with hot water, essential oils, clay and other skin care ingredients to form a paste which is applied all over the body. Having been wrapped in a heated towel, the body begins to eliminate toxins and rid itself of the dead skin that can prevent moisture being absorbed. The nutrient rich seaweed is full of proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipids that easily soak into the skin to add moisture. The 60-minute ‘Magic of Andaman Seaweed’ body wrap costs 2,600 baht (£50).
A second new treatment – a soothing Pregnancy massage uses a rose quartz ‘mothering stone’, reputed to promote a strong bond between mother and baby as a central element. One of the spa's unique features isits‘energy pool’ which is hugged by an ancient Banyan treeand overlooks the Andaman Sea. A giant rose quartz crystal hangs from the branches of the tree feeding energy directly in to the water. Guests are able to lie back and feel how the magical powers of this mothering stone restore the heart and promote total harmony.
In the new Pregnancy Massage, a rose quartz crystal is placed on the stomach of the mother-to-be during an oil-based massage. The father-to-be can then join his partner for a 25-minute massage class guided by Paresa’s expert massage therapists, before the couple relax together in the energy pool. The 90-minute ‘Pregnancy Massage’ costs 3,950 baht (£76), recommended only for pregnancies over 12 weeks.
Alternatively guests experience healing power of the crystal in an energy balancing Full Body Aromatherapy Crystal Massage 4,100 baht (£79). This treatment sees crystals placed on each chakra point of the body for five minutes, before the treatment continues with a full body massage using a combination of warm, coloured crystals with aromatic oil to promote inner balance, enhance positive energy, relieve muscle tension and remove toxins.
Also new to the spa’s treatment menu is a 45 minute‘Jetlag Legs’ massage which has been specifically created by Paresa’s spa team for guests to overcome the effects of a lengthy flight.The treatment uses the traditional foot massage balm from the ancient town of Issarn in Eastern Thailand, and draws on mild reflexology techniques by applying pressure points to the foot. Leaving guests feeling revived and rejuvenated, it assists in improving blood circulation, preventing varicose veins, removing toxins, alleviating sore muscles and reducing swelling. The 45-minute ‘Jetlag Legs ‘massage costs 2,200 baht (£42).
The Spa by Paresa offers a luxurious sanctuary within Paresa, using natural Thai ingredients and products from the resort’s own hydroponic garden. It has five treatment rooms where international and Thai therapies are complemented by yoga, reiki and meditation sessions.
Jasmine Holidays (www.jasmineholidays.co.uk / 0333 7000 747) offers seven nights at Paresa Resort Phuket from £1,350 per person based on two sharing, saving up to £600 per person, including return flights from London Heathrow and private return airport transfers. The Summer Getaway Offer also includes complimentary double room upgrade from Talay Pool Suite to Cliff Pool Villa; one complimentary 60-minute massage for two people; and complimentary Heritage Walk or Paresa Cooking Class (based on departures up to 31 October 2015).
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Paresa Resort Phuket
Translated as ‘Heaven of all Heavens’ in Sanskrit, Paresa Resort Phuket is a luxurious hideaway built into the cliffs of Kamala on Phuket’s ‘millionaires’ mile’. Surrounded by lush, tropical virgin forest, it features 48 individually designed suites and villas, each of which has breathtaking 270 degree views over the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Service at the hotel is exceptional, with a team of ‘Angels’ on hand to look after guests, as well as specialist ‘Dream Makers’ and an ‘Adventure team’ who will create individual experiences, such as romantic infinity pool dinners, as well as a range of ‘off menu’ experiences.
Central to the Paresa ethos is offering an experience that is in harmony with nature, and the resort’s architecture and design blends into the surrounding environment. Built around several magnificently preserved Banyan trees, Paresa has been described as a modern day interpretation of Southern Thai design, with an understated style, soaring pavilion-style ceilings and spacious, light interiors which seamlessly link through to the external space, framing the wonderful views beyond.
2015 Luxury Travel Guide - Luxury Spa Resort of the Year
2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards - Finalist
2015 Hotels.com - The Best Outstanding Reviews and Rating from Guests
2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards - Best Luxury Resort Spa in Thailand
2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards - Luxury Wedding Destination in Thailand
2010, 2011 and 2012 Trip Advisor’s Best Spa and Relaxation Hotel in the Traveller’s Choice Award