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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

Fah Thai is the inflight magazine of Bangkok Airways. It is YOUR MAGAZINE. It is distributed with our compliments on all Bangkok Airways flights. We hope you enjoy it.

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OVERTURES CHECKED IN: SAMUI Photos Courtesy of Tamarind Springs TRIED: TAMARIND SPRINGS In many ways it takes to bliss out in Samui, doing a spa retreat should be high on the list. When it comes time to further soothe the body and soul, a place like Tamarind Springs Forest Spa achieves it upon first glance of the verdant property and rock formations. Formerly a jungle, the now pristine and lush environment transforms you to a different realm of calmness. It’s a literal climb to spa nirvana, with massage pavilions spread out at different levels of a tranquil environment lush with trees and flowers and the jewel in the crown – an herbal steam cave. But as Kanjapha Kitijapirak, the managing director points out – just looking at all that greenery and hearing the birds are already part of the relaxation process. The cares of the world go away as soon as guests tie on the sarong provided by the day spa. There’s reassurance that their massage therapies and wellness treatments balance the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. There should be no pain, no strong pressure that brings on a feeling of discomfort, she stresses. While massage treatments are based on established principles, certain techniques are structured to address whatever ails a modern lifestyle. The pathway to all treatments requires a meandering climb pass big stone boulders appearing like little hideaways. The steam cave sits next to a cold dipping pool so guests can alternately sit indoors in the heat, in the engaging outdoors for a therapeutic cold splash in the dipping pool. On hand are scrubs made from ingredients liked crushed sesame, oranges and coffee grinds, all artfully presented. Specialised snacks await guests at the conclusion of the treatments Clockwise from Top Left Though a short walk to the treatment areas, guests pass by greenery as far as the eye can see. After the steam caves: a welldeserved and cooling splash for improved circulation. Nature provides a meditative view between wellness treatments. Outdoor refreshments include nutritious snacks and herbal drinks. Exfoliating scrubs made from sesame seeds to orange peels await guests coming out of the steam caves. Massage areas tucked into greenery and trees, complete with natural sounds of birds singing. or during contemplative moments. The on-site restaurant has a menu of nourishing meals carefully curated with close attention to the healthful benefits of foods. Aptly described as a “sparadise,” the total package offers the ultimate in how you can feel once serenity is obtained. Website: tamarindsprings.com 38