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From a traditional Swedish massage with essential oils to a dry Thai massage in which your therapist will stretch, pull and pound your aching muscles in ways you’ve never thought possible, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s The Oriental Spa, Bangkok offers a unique variety of massages from which to choose for your visit.
Most of this spa’s massages are available in either 60- or 90-minute sessions, though the Thai massage can be booked for up to two hours. The jetlag massage is ideal for those recovering from a long journey to Bangkok, but if you’re battling particularly achy muscles, you might opt for the Balinese or muscle-release massage, both of which are deep-pressure treatments designed to rid you of those nagging knots. Four Ayurvedic massages are also offered, including the pampering Synchronized Keraleeya Abhyangam that sees not one but two therapists working their magic in tandem, while gentlemen can enjoy any of three different treatments created with their specific needs in mind; we love the Freedom, a blissful three-hour treat highlighted by a deep-tissue massage, facial and full-body exfoliation.
Regardless of which massage you choose, all treatments at the Bangkok spa can be extended with an optional 30-minute foot or back-and-shoulder massage after the main service has concluded.