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[Phuket] Amatara Spa at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

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Amatara Spa at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

Add: 84/1 Moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Tambon Vichit, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 
Tel: +66 (0) 7620-0808
Hours: 10am-8pm
Website: amataraphuket.com
Price: Signature Massage 2,500 THB/90 minutes
Visited: Feb 2015

In Phuket, massages and spas are pretty much obligatory. Whether you are looking for simple street side massage shops or luxurious spa facilities in five-star resorts, the island has much to offer. On the posh end of things, there is Amatara Spa at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, a 1,650-sqm space with 8 private treatment rooms open to the ocean breeze, offering services from traditional Thai massage to specialty beauty treatments. I was lucky to spend a morning here, and it was a few hours of pure indulgence to say the least.

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At the reception, I was offered a glass of soothing herbal tea while I filled out a simple questionnaire about my physical conditions. From the list of treatments available, I chose The Signature of Amatara Massage (2,500++ THB/90 min.) and sampled a few massage oils before settling on pure coconut oil, which is recommended for those with a sensitive skin. There are other oil blends designed to rejuvenate, energize, or sooth – whatever you need.

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I was then led to the treatment room by my very soft-spoken therapist. Now, I don’t think anyone would complain about getting a massage with this view in the background…

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Without much ado, the treatment started gently with a foot soak in floral bath.

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Then, I was led to the massage bed and told to lay facedown. Eyes closed, my mind calmly settled down as my therapist lightly rang the gong three times. She then proceeded with the massage, applying consistent pressure along energy lines and gentle stretches to ease muscle tension. I never fell quite asleep during the next hour and a half, but floated in and out of consciousness as the session went on.

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The massage ended with the most heavenly head massage, and I reluctantly opened my eyes at the sound of the gong. Not ready to leave yet, I lingered for a few more moments in the lounge area, where tea and light snacks were promptly offered. If I didn’t have to check-out so soon for the wedding at Sri Panwa, I would’ve stayed much, much longer in this calming space.

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For those interested in longer treatments, Amatara also offers holistic wellness programs inclusive of accommodation, organic food, along with personalized wellness and leisure activities. These integrative services are to help guests achieve that perfect balance for the body, mind, and soul.  Why not consider this for your next trip to Phuket?

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March 20th, 2015 at 2:08 pm