I have said it before, but will say it again….I believe spa treatments are not a luxury, but rather an integral part of taking care of oneself. Not only do they promote relaxation, but depending on the treatment one has it can stimulate circulation, release knotted muscles, condition and rejuvenate the skin, reduce local muscle and joint inflammation and more… To that end, there is no shortage of spas in Bangkok, but my experience is there are a lot of places in Bangkok where massage are spa treatments are offered where the aestheticians are not so skilled and perhaps not appropriately trained. This is why word of mouth counts for everything in Bangkok and why we would like to tell you about the Sivara Spa.
Sivara Spa is located in an unlikely place, the Amari Watergate Hotel on Petchaburi (right across from Platinum Fashion Mall). While the hotel itself is a bit dated, tucked away by the pool area, Sivara is a modern oasis repleat with elegant water features and a cool grey color palate that oozes relaxation.
When we visited both Paul and I enjoyed a scrub and 1 hour massage. Our aestheticians helped us select the best treatment for each of us. Paul chose the herbal salt scrub and Balinese massage while I chose the lotus scrub and Body Balancing Massage.There are a variety of scrubs available and your therapist will help you choose
Oftentimes, I find that massage therapists just kind of “do” the massage without really listening to the body…but this was not the case at Sivara. Our treatments were flawless with the massage therapists reading areas of tension in our bodies and focusing in on the tight areas to release them. The pressure was adjusted perfectly in both the scrub treatment and the massage to hone in on the areas that needed deep pressure while going lightly on areas that didn’t.
Our treatment room was generously sized for two with a shower and a whirlpool bath. After the treatment was over, we were left alone to further relax in the serene surroundings. We wished we had time to enjoy the whirlpool, but were has an appointment to get to (next time, we will definitely leave extra time for this). Upon departing, we realized we were as limp as jell-o, totally relaxed and blissed out, promising each other to come back as soon as possible.
While we enjoyed a scrub and massage (60 min massage 1800 THB, 60 min Scrub 1500 THB), Sivara Spa offers much more including body wraps, facials, Thai massage, foot massage / treatments and more… I cannot wait to try something new on our next visit.
Multiple locations throughout Thailand including Bangkok, Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket, Samui, Koh Chang
Bangkok location @ Amari Watergate Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand 10400
Telephone: +66 (0) 2653 9045