Nothing says “I love you” quite like “I got you an anti-ageing facial experience, mum.”
Perhaps not best pronounced in those exact words, there is actually a lot to it. As a general note, mums love facials. And massages. And spa days. And anything that involves peace and quiet away from their kids for just a few hours.
That’s why, with Thai Mother’s Day fast approaching this 12 August, we’ve put together some of the best Mother’s day massage and spa treatments on our radar. Whether she’s the type that likes those yoga-like stretching experiences, or prefers water therapy, there’s a little something for every mum out there. Most of these are in Bangkok, whilst some may require light travel (weekend getaway with the fam, anyone?), and many make for a fine option even just for yourself (and dad/sibling/friend/no one else) if Mother’s Day isn’t quite on your cards.
Whatever your reasons to unwind, here are six places you can go to get it done this August.
For the mum with a face of gold: Panpuri
One of our very own favourites, there’s no place more serene in the city than Panpuri Wellness at Gaysorn Tower. An absolutely relaxing experience no matter the treatment, we recently visited to try the new ArunaYouth™ Skin Lifting Facial Treatment, and we have a feeling mum will love it too. Combining the natural powers of the popular REVIVE ArunaYouth™ skincare and ArunaYouth™ Complex Bifida Hydrogen Plant-cellulose Sheet Mask with PAÑPURI signature massaging techniques, the 75-minute treatment aims to bring skin back to its youthful state. It reduces wrinkles and dark spots while lifting and firming the skin through the magic of organic jasmine. A symbol for purity, there’s hardly anything more beautiful to treat mum with.
Panpuri Wellness, 12/F, Gaysorn Tower, 127 Ratchadamri Rd., Pathum Wan, +66 2 253 8899.
For the busy #BossWoman mum: Let’s Relax
Make a day of it and head to the Let’s Relax Well-being Hub, where you and mum can spend the day trying out various experiences all in the same compound. We highly recommend the Dr. Spiller Pure Skincare Solutions treatments, providing a tailored experience for your skincare needs. Dr. Spiller is known to use only the purest spring water from the streams of the Chiemgau Alps to manufacture products combined with science, providing biomimetic ingredients along with the brand’s technology called “HYTEC” emulsion system. Hi-tech, but also highly effective.
Before you leave, definitely also try the special stretching experience at Stretch Me by Let’s Relax, for a unique treatment in Bangkok no matter mum’s lifestyle. A great way to bond, and to come out with better posture, too. Goals.
Let’s Relax Well-being Hub, 2/F, Ginza Thonglor, Hotel Nikko Bangkok, +66 2 550 6826.
For the mum with a sweet tooth: Sofitel SO Bangkok
Make mum doubly as happy this Mother’s Day with a spa and afternoon tea session all in one. The SO/Spa along with Chocolab are providing a special ‘SO/SPA HI-TEA’ promotion, featuring a 60-minute aromatic massage followed by a serotonin-boosting chocolate afternoon tea. At a special price for August only at THB 1800, it’s an offer that is very difficult to refuse if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Absolute indulgence.
SO Sofitel, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok, +66 2 624 0000.
For mum and me: Divana
“Happy Mum Happy Me” is the vibe Divana is going for this Mother’s Day. Located on one of our favourite sois in central Bangkok, the urban sanctuary is offering a range of special treatments for Mother’s Day, all priced at a friendly “Come 2, pay 1” deal. Choose from the ‘Organic Golden Silk Royal Pampering’ or the ‘Spa Harmony’ for youthful skin, over to the ‘Aurora of Ayothaya,’ which features body-balancing medicine. It’s a great hidden spot to head to after a long day of Mother’s Day shopping in nearby Chidlom, and perfectly located in an area with great dining options afterwards, too.
Divana Spa, 16/15 Soi Som Kid, Bangkok, +66 2661 6784 5.
For the mum who likes a weekend trip: Chiva-Som
An iconic name in the world of wellness in Thailand, why not make a weekend out of it and head to Chiva-Som for a full spa weekend? The wellness resort is offering a series of packages to choose from this August, ranging from half-day treatments to multi-day experiences. Guests will receive a personal health and wellness consultation as well as wellness meals as part of the programme, with a variety of treatments to choose from throughout your stay. Be it Thai massage, acupressure, reflexology, or physiotherapy, there’s plenty for mum to pick and find her needs met. Definitely also make use of the Bathing Pavilion and Water Therapy Suites to get your refreshed and rejuvenated in just a splash.
Chiva-Som, 73/4 Petchkasem Rd., Hua Hin, +66 3253 6536.
For the mum who doesn’t have the time right now, but would love to do this another time: Aman Gift Cards
We’re pretty excited about this one. Launching just this month, Aman has announced the unveil of Aman Gift Cards, allowing you to purchase experiences online at a value of between USD10 and USD25,000. Having recently visited Phuket’s Amanpuri ourselves, a day of treatments at their new holistic wellness centre feels like the ideal gift for mum to use whenever she sees fit — best combined with a full weekend stay at the resort. Whether you opt to purchase only spa experiences via the gift card or want to go for full-fledged accommodation and activities, there are plenty of options to choose from at various Aman properties. One thing is for sure, you’ll definitely really impress her with this one. Did somebody say ‘favourite child alert’?