If you’re in need of rejuvenation for your mind, body and spirit, a visit to a day spa will surely do that for you. Day spa is a place you can go to escape, where you can feel safe and far away for the worries of the world. Visit Asian Day spa if you want to experience old traditional therapeutic treatments and holistic beauty rituals. Asian day spa around the world is where luxury, pampering and exoticism combine. It is where you will experience a unique combination of treatments from various Asian cultures in beautifully luxurious serene setting.
Most of the world’s best day spa can be found in Asia, where exotic locations, ancient healing traditions, and outstanding treatments create relaxing environments for elevated state of being. Sit back and browse through the list of our favourites.
Kamalaya is an award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort offering detox, yoga, stress and burnout and healthy lifestyle. Centred around a monk’s cave which is a great place for meditation and spiritual retreat. They have a team of international naturopaths who can work with you to create personalise health program from their extensive range of holistic medicine, healing therapy and spa. Luxury destination health resorts like this made Thailand the spa capital of Asia.
COMO Shambala is the favourite health spa retreat destination of tropical luxury lovers. A true “Retreat for Change” that encourages people to make real and lasting improvements in their lifestyle while learning to relax more completely. They advocate proactive holistic wellness, combining modern science with ancient healing. They have resident experts including Ayurvedic doctor, dietician and a yoga teacher. The holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies and beauty treatments.
Crown Spa Macau, China
Crown Spa provides the ultimate spa experience in China. It was awarded the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” in the Luxury Spa Awards for 4 consecutive years. They offer the ultimate rejuvenating spa experience in a contemporary urban, resort style setting where you can indulge in the most sophisticated wet spa facilities including vitality pools, saunas, Hamam steam, tepidarium and experience showers. You will surely be pampered from head to toe in an exclusive environment.
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hot Spring Amusement Park and Spa Resort, Japan
The Yunessun is the largest spa resort in Japan with 25 different kinds spa related services and fun water recreational activities. The biggest spa is composed of three islands with relaxing spa waters which include a variety of water massaging devices. Some of their spa attractions include mist sauna, Turkish Hamam, Roman bath, coffee spa, aromatic spa, Japanese Sake spa, green tee spa and a lot more.
The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
The Farm is the perfect sanctuary to rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself. Offering holistic rejuvenation, they have personalised treatment for medical detox, psycho-emotional detox, massage, yoga, therapies and free activities for wellness. The spa cuisine features one of Asia’s first vegan and raw food restaurant, using fresh produce from their organic garden.
Experience the true Asian philosophy of wellness and Malay treatments from the ancient ethnic traditions of indigenous Malay, Indian and Chinese culture at the Banjaran. Their spa menu includes traditional Chinese Medicine, Malay healing rituals, Ayurvedic therapy Urut or massage using pure and natural ingredients. They also offer wellness programs for detoxification and weight management.
A couple of Sydney-based Asian day spas that are the favourites of my colleagues at the ACM Group in Sydney are Ayurve Spa and Oriental spa. Ayurve Spa combines east and west based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. They have over 100 beauty, spa and cosmetic treatments for male and female. Oriental Spa offers a variety of unique treatment and healing practices from Asia. Their treatments are not only exotic and aromatic in nature, but are also free from any harmful chemicals. Our scouts report that the best thing to do after a Saturday at an Asian day spa in Sydney is use this list to have a yum cha feast the Sunday after. That’s double-nurturing for mind, body, spirit and stomach.
Huvafen Fushi North Male Atoll, Maldives
‘Huvafen Fushi’ means ‘Dream Island’ which features an underwater spa in Maldives. Spa treatment rooms are submerged in water. The glass floors in the spa treatment rooms allow you to enjoy the region’s crystalline water, coral reefs and active marine life while having a massage. Underwater treatments include Lime Cocoon, a detoxifying and energy-boosting scrub and Lime Light, which uses pure coconut oil, lime and minerals in its steaming poultices and massage.
Iridium Spa Lhasa, Tibet
Iridium Spa at St. Regis is built in the style of a luxurious Tibetan palace. It offers personalised holistic treatments in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Tibetan treatments include Himalayan snow rose facials, shambala bowl and heated stone massage. They also have yoga classes and alchemy light treatment which uses iridium and precious stones in massage facial and cleansing bath. The highlight of the spa is the Gold Energy Pool which is lined with 24-karat gold tiles secured by crystals.
Ananda Spa Himalayas
Ananda Spa is set in a fantastic hilltop maharajah’s palace in the Himalayan foothills. Their extensive body and beauty treatment menu is the integration of traditional Indian system of Ayurveda and contemporary Western spa approach. They offer personalised therapy and activity programs to meet the client’s individual needs. They have a team of qualified physicians, nutritionist, spa therapist who will guide you towards better health.
Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts, Sri Lanka
Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka in a unique property overlooking the ocean. Barberyn offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments consisting of custom-tailored, doctor-prescribed programs of daily Ayurvedic medicated oil massages, treatments, herbal medicines and tonics, and pure Ayurvedic cuisine supervised by a doctor to bring the body back into balance.
Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam
Fusion Maia is set in a lush tropical garden with a striking waterfall creating a peaceful place perfect for reflection. Their natural living program, nourishing cuisine and practical ideas are designed to lift the spirit and give the body new vitality. Maia spa menu include natural cleanse programme based on either juice cleansing or Vietnamese raw food, pregnancy therapies, warm sports compress massage, active bamboo roller massage and Reiki.
Guerlain Spa Shilla Seoul Korea
Trained specialists from Guerlain’s spa will help you relax your mind and revitalize your body with a slew of face and body treatments. Treatment services include aromatherapy, facials, body treatments, hydrotherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, scrubs and wraps. The spa also features Jacuzzi-style hydrotherapy, a Vichy shower room and a footbath lounge.
Going to a spa is no longer considered a luxury anymore- it is now known to have a beneficial aesthetics and health benefits. Studies show that spa and wellness services actually lower blood pressure, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and alleviate pain from our bodies. Spa facilitates relaxation, rejuvenation and total wellness. So, whenever you feel exhausted or simply want to take a break from your mundane schedule, visit a day spa.
Writer Jiang Li is part of Sydney’s Asian Cultural Management Group (ACM Group) who encourage the positive spread of Asian culture and values throughout the Western world.