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Refresh and Rejuvenate in Bangkok

May 07, 2018

Need a little pick-me-up? Well, you’re in the right city. Be you seeking a restorative facial, full body relaxation or an entirely new you, refresh and rejuvenate at one of these tip-top beauty spots.

If you’re intent on a health and wellness overhaul, pop along to TRIA Health-Beauty Institute. Beyond the clinical exterior is a luxurious urban sanctuary that’s home to steam baths, in/outdoor pools, infrared saunas, massages and a plethora of expert nip/tuck treatments to boot. Their speciality lies in alternative, holistic and colonic therapies that will have you detoxed and prettified both inside and out.

Longtime Bangkokian, French-born Franck is the expat and hi-so go-to man for cuts and colour. Book an appointment at Fan Fan, his serene, teaky Sukhumvit salon for luxurious lock maintenance and a mani/pedi on the side. A glass of wine is optional.

English-speaking staff and a modern fit-out make Panipa an easy-peasy choice for tiptop talons. This dedicated nail spa offers silk wraps, extensions, gel treatments and more, plus quick packages if you’re on the go.

Ignore the drab frontage, old-school Pansy’s is responsible for some of Bangkok’s most glowing complexions. With nearly 40 years of skincare experience, discrete owner Pansy is onhand to assess your visage and advise on the best treatment, should it be a brightening Radiance Reviver ot the plumping Moisture Replenisher. Be sure to book ahead on weekends.

Treat your body to muscle-melting pummel with a Royal Thai Massage at The Peninsula Spa. Designed to stimulate vitality, this restorative technique is based on massages given to several generations of Thai royalty; your therapist will apply pressure using their palms, knees and elbows. Yes it might hurt a little, but the results are pure bliss.


TRIA Health-Beauty Institute /  998/9 Rimklong Samsen Road / +66 2 660 2620 / 6am-10pm daily /

Fan Fan Franck Salon / 24 Soi Sukhumvit 31 / +66 2 662 2539 / 9am-8pm Mon-Sat

Panipa / 259 Sukhumvit Rd / +66 2 254 4310 / 8am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm Sun /

Pansy's / 24 20 Ruam Rudi Ploenchit Road / +66 2 252 7594 / 9am-6pm Mon-Sat /

Peninsula Spa / Garden Level / 333 Charoennakorn Road / +66 2020 2888 / 9am-11pm daily /