Now that Thailand has reopened its borders, here's yet another reason to visit its sands and seas abroad (if you're not too fazed by the omicron variant, that is). Thanks to the decriminalisation of certain elements of the cannabis plant, Anantara Spa is harnessing the otherwise bad-rep drug for modern wellness. Put the Snoop Dogg jokes aside and you'll know marijuana has traditional healing properties. Now where better to utilise it than in the context of destress? Taking these very restorative and anti-inflammatory compounds, the luxury resort has designed these three specialised treatments.
Restful Slumber Journey
Jet-lagged or not, we could all use a 90-minute wind down. Beginning with a cannabis salt laden bath soak to release stress, your tired limbs are then kneaded in a full body massage with either cannabis-lavender oil to calm redness and puffiness, or cannabis-rice milk to improve skin elasticity and moisture retention. It's not just external application. The treatment concludes with a soothing cup of cannabis tea with CBD benefits such as relaxing the mind and body for a deep and restful sleep.
Cannabis Stress-Release Journey
This is one we'll definitely can relate to. To undo the debilitating effects of office syndrome AKA back and neck pain, cannabis is used in herbal and essential oil form here. Combining the pain releasing properties with the traditional Thai herbal compress ball Luk Pra Kob sounds like a ideal pairing to tackle the deepest of muscle knots. Just picture the infused compress ball melting away tension along the spine, not just improving postural alignment and blood circulation, but boosting your overall emotional and physical wellbeing.
Head to Toe Calming Journey
For those who participate regularly in high impact sports like Muay Thai, this complete treatment is a suitable indulgence. Starting with a calming cannabis foot soak ritual to release swelling and water retention, you then enjoy a scalp massage using cannabis infused coconut oil to ease tension. The benefits of foot reflexology have long been recognised to restore the body’s natural balance, so setting the physical manipulation with cannabis balm, traditionally used by Thais to reduce congestion and muscle tension, is the perfect answer to relieve deeper pains and even repair damaged skin.
The treatments are available at Anantara Spas across Thailand including Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Anantara Chiang Mai Hotel and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. For more information, visit Anantara Hotels and Resorts Spa and Wellness.