For travellers in pursuit of relaxing health holidays, Thailand is a unique wellness destination featuring dozens of first-class spas and wellness retreats that offer a vast range of pampering, beauty and body treatments stemming from age-old health and beauty traditions from around Asia and beyond.

Visitors to Thailand can experience a plethora of unusual spa treatments derived from ancient traditions in Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, China, India and elsewhere. Nowhere else can such a depth and range of choices be found in a one-stop health and beauty destination. The following is a small sampling of some of the fascinating Asian spa and wellbeing treatments available in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.

Thai Healing Traditions

Herbal lore and monastic healing techniques are key elements in Thailand’s longstanding health and beauty practices. They include traditional Thai massage, Thai herbal steam, herbal baths and warm herbal compresses. These treatments use indigenous herbs and herbal formulas that have been handed down the centuries through generations of Thai women.

In Thailand, spa-goers can also experience Tibetan hot stone massage, Chinese abdominal massage, Indian Ayurvedic oil massage, Japanese shiatsu, and many more — sometimes within the same spa.

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The Thai Spa Association has joined together with the TAT to promote spa and wellness packages in Thailand. The various packages, which are being listed at, include stand-alone treatments, multi-night packages, and some medical procedures such as Lasik surgery. The website provides an excellent pre-planning opportunity for visitors wanting to see what treatments await. For example, the Green Leaf Spa is offering a two-hour Cool and Calming package, which includes a Marine Salt Bath and Balinese massage for just $76. For visitors interested in a longer stay, Chiva Som provides a four-day spa package for just $1,370 per person.

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Green Leaf Spa From 59 USD

Green Leaf Spa introduces to Thailand the successful practices and therapeutic focus of America and European day spas. The luxurious, specious design and the friendly ambience conveys a warm home – like atmosphere in which guests may enjoy a full range of spa and salon treatments.

The spa offers special prices for two specially designed treatments.

Summer Therapy Package (90 minutes). Your choice of

- Foot Spa with East meets West massage OR

- Antioxidant Nourishing Facial & Foot Reflexology

Regular Price 91 USD - Now Special Price 59 USD

Cool and Calm Package (120 minutes). Your choice of

- Marine Salt Glow with Balinese massage OR

- Detoxifying Bath with Marine Deep Sea Cleanse and Swedish massage
Regular Price 122 USD - Now
Special Price 76 USD

The spa is located on 3A Floor, Oakwood City Residence,

Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 24 Rd.
Chongnonsri, Yannawa

It is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

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About Hands Bangkok Countdown 2008

Bidding farewell to the old year while greeting New Year is a festive practice significantly embraced by people around the world as it’s the last biggest event of the year that leads to a fresh beginning. Hands Bangkok Countdown 2008 is designed to be an international symbol of the celebrations for Thais and visitors. Bangkok is a center of tourism in Southeast Asia, full of lively attractions and facilities for tourists.

Hands Bangkok Countdown 2008 is a brainchild of joint-cooperation between public and private organizations which have seen the potential of Thailand’s Bangkok to serve as a significant destination for tourists during the festive season. Business operations with different backgrounds joined forces to initiate the largest countdown event for residents in Bangkok before it has been expanded to become an international event that targets tourists in ASEAN region: Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. The visitors will be invited to experience a new cultural celebration by joining hands together with the countdown in the Hands By Heart Moment.

The event’s venue is located in the heart of Bangkok’s downtown and shopping streets surrounded by leading department stores and convenient transportation systems and facilities set to serve mass population to join the event.

Landmark of the event is a gigantic structure, “The Greeting Ball Tower”, which serves as the symbol of celebrations. The tower will be installed in December every year. It’s equipped with special effects to create spectacular moments. Activities by arts and entertainment studios are prepared on a large-scale stage, making it a truly feast of celebrations to support tourism spending for the year-end.

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