‘Cannabis Relax and Restore Massage’ at The Oriental Spa
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is the latest establishment to take on the hype. The luxe hotel’s spa has launched Cannabis Relax and Restore Massage, a new treatment that focuses on 104 identified cannabinoids and its health benefits (with collaboration with Sawasdee Clinic), such as relieving muscle fatigue, promoting calmness, and promoting a state of relaxation. Cannabis is used in almost every element of the treatment, from the massage oil, to the warm tea, to the inhaler, to the poultice.
After changing into a plush robe, we were served a warm tea brewed with cannabis leaves, supposedly to help us get into a calmer state. While we were sipping our tea, our feet were scrubbed clean with salt, and softened with milk and fragrant rose petals.
What followed next was the actual massage—two hours worth of physical and mental relaxation. At the start of the massage, the therapist gives you a cannabis-infused inhaler, meant to heighten your relaxed state, before kneading the soles of your feet. A hot herbal compress ball is also used on different parts of the body to relieve muscle tension.
Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and pain reduction elements, the medicinal properties of cannabis go beyond tranquility. Legalised merely a few years ago in Thailand, cannabis has been in the spotlight – more so recently – for its medicinal benefits. It’s been brought to the forefront of alternative therapies as part of the recent decriminalisation of certain parts of the plant.
Consequently, as cannabis continues its journey of destigmatisation and rises through the ranks in the health and wellness industry, spas across Thailand have duly responded. Should you wish to treat yourself to a cannabis-infused treatment, here is a curated list of the best treatments in Bangkok and beyond.
The Cannabis Relax and Restore Massage at The Oriental Spa isn priced at B6,500++ per person, with a special offer priced at B4,500++ available. Add B2,000++ for a cannabis-inspired light meal that you can enjoy in your room.
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