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A Five Spa Experience

Sunday, November 25, 2007
TALK OF changes to the menu at a favourite restaurant can start mouths watering. When the changes apply to a favourite spa, it's more a case of a spine tingling.

And perhaps toes curl a little, too. For those true seekers of sensual experiences, Angsana Spas have rapidly become popular destinations all over the world.

Whether it's Hong Kong or Egypt, Ireland or Australia, the image depicting the crown of the fragrant rain forest tree in bloom has been growing more familiar each year.

Yet when it comes to the nose and the eyes, what are the equivalents of mouth- watering and spine-tingling?

A great meal can last for an hour or more and be extremely tasty, even if one does inevitably feel a little fatter once it's over.

But a great massage . . . well, the senses reel and dance the salsa. You can saunter away feeling as though you are floating on Cloud Nine, or even, on special occasions, Cloud Ten.

There's always a lightness of being about a great spa treatment. And the bonus is that no matter how many edible goodies have been involved in stimulating your senses, you should definitely emerge no fatter.

The new menus at Laguna Phuket's four Angsana Spas represent the biggest revision since the first of them opened eight years ago.

That's good timing, coming as it does as a kind of birthday bonus as Laguna Phuket marks its 20th anniversary in 2007.

How are the new menus different?

Well, the staff at Angsana have actually listened to their clients, and adapted the menus accordingly.

The biggest change has been a recognition that men and women really are different, even when it comes to spa treatments.

There may even be one or two males ??? even in the 21st Century -- who continue to think that spa treatments are a girlie thing. Poor, foolish fellows.

Those males who do arrive alone or with a female companion will find gender-specific treatments awaiting them.

While She can apparently enjoy one spa treatment after another all day long, research shows that He takes much, much less time to find bliss in a horizontal position.

The new treatments can be enjoyed either alone or together, inevitably with a little nakedness and a lot of very pleasant pampering thrown in.

Consider these choices: Revival, Unwind, Bliss (yes please) Glow, Equilibrium . . . add a body polish of Banana Tumeric, Jasmine Frangipani, Tangy Tamarind or even Pure Gold . . . be rubbed almost everywhere with Mud Pie, Creamy Banana or Fresh Carrot . . .

It's little wonder that some people return again and again until the spa menu has been exhausted, or meander from spa to spa throughout the whole resort.


Angsana Dusit Laguna Spa: 076-324320 ext 7641, 7642. Banyan Tree Spa: 324374 ext 6950, 6956

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