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Chiangmai Oasis Spa

A fabulous day spa recently opened on Sirimangklajarn Road. From the moment clients pass through the gates of the Chiangmai Oasis Spa, they leave the urban frenzy of city life and are transported into a world of tranquility and greenery. The elegant sandstone wall fountain of lotus flowers, down which water serenely cascades immediately sets the scene of calm and gets you in the mood for relaxation and indulgence. The name Oasis is highly appropriate as one steps on the blocks through a pool of water at the entrance of the vintage teak house. As part of the caring hospitality each guest coming to the spa is offered herbal beverage tea. I enjoyed a wonderful fragrant cup of tea with cinnamon and honey especially blended for the spa.

Two knowledgeable young men have combined their business and marketing expertise to operate the Oasis Spa. Khun Pakin has many years of experience with a major pharmaceutical company. Khun Toby has traveled to over 70 countries in the world working in the international tourism field and he has been based in Thailand for the past four years. They both developed this unique day spa to meet their personal ideas of service and professionalism. Their keen business acumen has already brought clientele from as far as Hong Kong to enjoy the 4-hand massage package.

I recently met two visitors from Hong Kong who had completed the 4-hand massage package in the Oasis Spa. They enjoyed their treatment until the very last minute before boarding a taxi to the airport to catch their flight back to Hong Kong. Their effusive compliments describing the treatment were very heartfelt.

The Oasis Spa menu offers treatments incorporating scrubs, wraps, various massage of body, facial and feet as well as slimming massage, jacuzzi and steam bath. For those who want several treatments, a package can be designed especially for their particular needs also.

I enjoyed scrub, wrap, jacuzzi, massage and facial. My therapist, Miss Orn, was very attentive, gentle and professional who looked after me for the entire 4 hours of pampering in my own private villa with a full window view to a scented garden of greenery and orchid blooms. With the blue sky overhead, I enjoyed a shower under the largest shower sprinkler I have ever seen. I relaxed to enjoy a scrub of a combination of coffee, honey and yogurt. After another shower, I was covered in mineral mud developed to cleanse, exfoliate, and balance the skin. While I was wrapped like a sandwich, I had a yummy nap.

Back into the shower before lemon grass oil was applied in preparation for a vigorous slimming massage for one hour. As I sat in the jacuzzi, (I remember that was about 4.30 pm) I was feeling very smug knowing that most people outside the walls of this quiet spa were starting to make their way back home from work travelling through backed up traffic and hot temperatures. But, here I sat in a warm milky jacuzzi bath gazing at the slant of the afternoon sun on my quiet garden corner while I sipped tea from a exquisitely decorated gold Benjarong china tea cup.

I was coming to the final treatment of the afternoon, the facial cleansing of honey and cucumber. Cotton pads soaked in cool cucumber juice were placed on my closed eyes and all over my face. In addition to my skin feeling nourished and refreshed, I wish I could give more description of this heavenly facial but I was intoxicated by a deep level of peace and well-being. I succumbed to another nap. When I awoke the sun had set, the garden corner was lit with warm lights and flickering candles. It was already time for me to come back to reality. I plan to treat myself again soon to an Oasis afternoon.

The Chiang Mai Oasis Spa, 102 Sirimangkalajarn Road opposite the back entrance to Lotus PSK Hotel and Central Department Store. A short walk from Amari Rincome, Lotus PSK, Chiangmai Orchid and Amity Hotels. Tel : 053 815000, Fax : 053-227495. Open daily. Private villas for treatments. Web site: www.chiangmaioasis.com

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