Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 14:35
suddenly big business on this report island, spurred on by the ever-increasing
concern of wealthy societies for their health. People are using their holiday
time not just to relax on a tropical beach, but also to cleanse, treat and
pummel their muscles, tissues and skin etc.
And since Thailand has a
long tradition of therapeutic massage and herbal stream treatments, Phuket has
found it easy to take advantage of the new trend. And they do it in style.
So many Phuket resorts have opened spas that it is now almost considered a
standard accessory for up-market hotels here. Luxurious, open-air pavilions
with tropical settings like palm shrouded bathing pools typify the mood created
by the top-end establishments. The cheaper end of the trend has also witnessed
a blossoming of small village-based herbal steam rooms. Some of these are set
in pretty coconut groves, relying on passing traffic noticing their signs, and
on word-of-mouth. Finding the nice ones might be difficult, but it s fun.
We will identify some of the best spas and steam houses at both ends of the
spectrum, so watch these pages as our stories and photos come on-line.