Discover the best-kept wellness secrets from diverse cultures and be rewarded with a purchase of any Time-Honoured Traditions spa package at Banyan Tree Spas worldwide. From 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016, Banyan Immerses is specially presented to let guests make the best out of their travels and be immersed in the treasured healing traditions that date back centuries.
Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, the Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies. It emphasises on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
At each unique destination, Banyan Tree Spa brings guests on a journey of wellness which blends serenity with exotic sensuality. Surprising discoveries await as guests revel in hidden gems and rejuvenate in therapeutic remedies passed down from generations.
Indulge in the bliss of a traditional deep tissue Balinese massage where strong, firm strokes dissolve all muscle tension. The scent of a chosen essential oil stimulates blood circulation and improves energy flow. The Indonesian wellness experience adopts century-old recipes which include healing ingredients like sandalwood, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, and their renowned floral baths. Let a scented soak awaken the senses and be the perfect finale to this wholesome massage.
The classic Thai massage involves slow and rhythmic strokes to help guests achieve complete balance of the senses and body. The well-loved Thai Massage involves precise strokes on pressure points so that the body heals itself naturally. Warm pouches are compounded of natural Thai herbs and spices, which relieve muscle tension and improve mobility, guests can expect to feel recharged after experiencing these delicate stretching techniques.
An age-old tradition started in ancient India, guests can experience renewal with an Ayurvedic Massage to relax weary muscles and combat fatigue. The certified spa therapists target smaller muscle groups with well-oiled hands, keeping them supple and restoring strength. Special warm oil with anti-bacterial benefits from soothing Podi Kishi or Shirodhara treatments balances the skin and brings relief to body aches. The experience is then completed with a Marma Face Massage or cleansing Steam Bath which moisturises the skin, leaving it with a youthful glow.
With Yin and Yang being the primary focus of Chinese wellness philosophy, Chinese remedies work to harmonise these two elements by applying warmth and pressure within energy points, as well as correcting the flow of ‘qi’, also known as vital energy. Guests can relax as the therapist places a herbal pouch on acupressure parts to ease chronic pain and relieve tense muscles. Freshly prepared ingredients like ginseng and warm ginger are used to improve blood circulation and skin complexion.
Professional Banyan Tree Spa Therapists
The professional spa therapists of Banyan Tree Spa are trained at internationally acclaimed Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket in Thailand, and Bintan in Indonesia. The academy was first established in Phuket in May 2001 to provide dedicated training facilities to ensure that therapists consistently deliver the high quality treatments that guests have come to expect. Accredited by Thailand’s Education and Public Health Ministries, all Spa Academy therapists undergo at least 350 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training.
For more information on Banyan Immerses spa package, guests may contact their preferred Banyan Tree Spa outlet or visit banyantreespa.com.
To recreate and bring the Banyan Tree Spa experience home, guests can visit Banyan Tree Gallery outlets and purchase locally crafted burners and scents which are unique to each location. Alternatively, for online purchases, visit banyantreegallery.com.