Pampering in a Thai spa

Unwind after a hectic day of shopping or a night of excessive partying, right in your hotel, or have a simple massage right on the beach.

Pattaya is not only known for its may different attractions. It, too, prides itself of one of Thailand’s best offer – Thai spa. Some of the finest spas in the world find their ome here offering services at competitive rates.

Spa in Thailand, in general, have an altogether very Thai touch embodied upon a time-honored healing tradition based on herbal and holistic remedies and generations of fold wisdom. It is based on the deep-rooted harmony of Buddhist teaching, so creating a inner spiritual calm, complementing the equation of mind, spirit and body.

Meditation is also used. And another compares to a day in a spa. Indulge in any of several types of body and health treatments that will surely relax the body and remove tension. Fact is, it might even add more years of your life. Recharge and discover the healing powers of natural elements. Feel your body getting back its energy after only a weekend stay. Highly recommended is an aromatherapy massage.

Start with a complete body care treatment that uses fragrant natural oils. Then have a massage where essential oils are blended to maximize their effect on the body’s central nervous system that triggers a healing process.

Try also traditional massage that’s known for its therapeutic effects. It is said to have originated from India 2500 years ago as a form of treatment for improving general circulation and alleviating fatigue.

A massage is an excellent way to unwind after a hectic day of shopping, a night excessive partying or a week of hard work. Foot massage is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that began with an acupuncture massage technique at reflex points of the feet where nerves are intertwined with other in several parts of the body.

These help keep internal organs healthy. In foot reflexology, nerve endings on each foot are stimulated. Both feet, which are said to be the second heart of the body, have 14,400 nerve endings and over 100 reflex zones. Pressure and massage on a certain zone of the foot stimulates the corresponding organ in the body and brings about a healing effect.

A facial treatment or aroma facial massage are both worth trying. Only herbal cosmetics are used to clean facial skin, remove dead cells and rejuvenate living cells. Most spas in the country have modern facilities and luxurious designs.

Treatment rooms have private shower, steam room and Jacuzzi. There are also beauty salons, boutiques, gyms and restaurants that serve health food. Should you take off your clothes in a spa? People who have never had a massage before al ask the same question: “Do I have to take my clothes off?” For a traditional Swedish massage, the answer is yes.

But it’s easier than you might think. You enter a private, dimly lit room, disrobe and climb under a large towel while the therapist is out of the room. There might be candles and dreamy music playing. She’ll knock before she enters so you won’t be caught in a embarrassing position.

A sheet and sometimes a light cotton blanket are draped over the massage table. She folds them over you and tuck you in so you feel sage and enfolded. She uncovers only the part of your body where she is working on, so almost all your body is covered at any time.



Amazing Underwater World

Touted as Asia’s largest and most modern ocean aquarium, Underwater World Pattaya is sure to delight anyone who visits this 100-meter long, 6.4-centimeter thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel filled with hundreds of fascinating and wonderful sea creatures.

Get a glimpse of your favorite sea animal in motion and more, including the rare shovelnose ray, a hybrid between a shark and a stingray. Located just 200 meters south of Tesco Lotus in South Pattaya, this 12-Rai theme park is neatly packed in a structure similar to a large circus tent. “This enables the place to have natural light that nurtures the algae

The aquarium houses more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas,” explained David Hong, general manager and project investor.

Your Underwater World journey begins at the shallow “Touch Pool” area where visitors can see and interact with live marine animals like sharks, stingrays, turtles, starfishes, seahorses, different fish, seaweeds, corals in multitude colors, small creatures, among other species.

Visitors will then proceed down to the state-of-the-art acrylic underwater tunnel which is divided into three zones. The first part is themed “Reef Zone” featuring coral reef. Next is “Sharks and Rays Zone” showcasing sharks, stingrays and other creatures from the deepest part of the sea.

The last is the “Shipwrecks Zone” showcasing various kinds of edible fish. Get lost and enthralled with these amazing sea creatures which can only be seen at Underwater World Pattaya but don’t forget to flash that smile when you get your souvenir photos.