Spa treatments and massages are amongst some of the affordable luxuries Thailand is famous for. Like the majority of tourist spots, Spas and massage services are offered at every corner of Koh Tao pampering new and returning travellers every day. The spas of Koh Tao vary in their location, services and price point and whatever the service you desire, an oasis of relaxation is always right around the corner.
If it is your first time experiencing Thai spas, than you may be interested in your first Thai massage. Believed to have been created by the Buddha's doctor over 2500 years ago, Thai massage made its way from India with its Ayurvedic and Yogic roots. Upon reaching Thailand it was combined with Chinese medicine and was administered only by monks as a part of Thai medicine healing techniques. Today the massage is performed by male and female experienced masseurs. The massage is carried out in comfortable clothes on the body (usually provided by the spa), and through muscle compression, joint mobilization, and accupressure one will feel both relaxed and energized. Note however that Thai massage is not for those overly sensitive to touch as it really digs into those sore spots.
If Thai massage isn't your interest, then more relaxed options are available. Oil massages, hot stone massages and aromatherapy massages are sure likely to work out those kinks. Other spa services such as, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and body scrubs are also available. True to Thailands ability to cater to all types of travellers, you will find beach front spas, mountain top, ocean view spas, budget spas, or packages at ultra-luxurious spas. In Thailand, local people beleive that massage is a necessary component of optimal health and life and isn't considered only a luxury as it is in the west. What does this mean for those travelling to Thailand, well it means many massages, endless pampering and all this for affordable prices.
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