Thailand is not just a popular tourism spot among honeymooners and backpackers. Thanks to the commitment of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, more and more people choose Thailand as their favourite destination for a rejuvenating well-being break.
Health tourism to Thailand is not a new phenomenon, but in recent years the Thai Tourism Authority has been making an effort to create healthcare tourism packages that include treatments in spas, holistic centres and specialist clinics. Advanced skincare and dermatology are proving to be as popular as body treatments, using sophisticated techniques like laser in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
The global market for wellness is estimated at over US$3.4 trillion (Global Wellness Institute), with wellness travel showing continuous growth.
Thailand has been promoting its health and wellness industry, particularly among women from Asia-Pacific under the Women’s Journey Thailand Campaign. By paying attention to the needs of female travellers, Thailand positioned itself as a female-friendly place where you can find balance, look after yourself and experience positive lifestyle changes. Even Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurzbach was quoted in the press saying she is a huge fan of Thai massage, comparing the effect of a two-hour treatment to a good night’s sleep.
Thai Traditional Massage has been recognised as a global brand, and the technique is called “nuet phaen boran”, or massage according to an ancient method. With its rhythmic stretches and pressure points, Thai Massage achieves deep relaxation in both body and mind.
Chiang Mai has raised its profile as a well-being destination by hosting several international health conferences. Thai spa resorts have upgraded their offering to include integrated health experiences, combining massage with other holistic mind/body practices.
To further boost the image of Thailand and its hospitality, the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau regularly invites international media to experience what Thailand has to offer, particularly its cuisine and its famous Traditional Thai Massage. The country has invested heavily in accredited medical care and spa services, with hotels partnering with health centres to offer well-being packages to tourists. The Thai Spa Association ensures that treatments are of the highest standards and staff and management are fully trained to deliver excellent customer service.
An example of how Thailand is becoming a game changer in the global spa and wellness industry is the event Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase, showcasing the latest trends in functional and regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on longevity products and services, and anti-ageing as a key trend.
Whether you need a health boost or some relaxation, a Traditional Thai Massage can be very restorative, energising and re-balancing. If you have never tried Traditional Thai Massage before, imagine combining the beneficial effects of yoga, meditation and massage together: you will emerge from a treatment feeling completely rejuvenated.
Thai Kosai is an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of London, the perfect spot to recharge after work or even during your lunch break. Our highly qualified and professional therapists will tailor a treatment that is unique to you and that will address your wellness needs. Book your treatment today.