They must be doing something right! Since opening its first branch in Chiang Mai in 1998, the Let’s Relax Spa Chain has taken its unique spa concept to several popular holiday destinations in Thailand, namely: Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket. And now it’s Samui’s turn to experience the brand whose bywords are – value-for-money, convenient location, spotlessly clean facilities and professional service – since Let’s Relax Day Spa opened here in January 2014.
And it really is convenient, being just a couple of hundred metres after Big C shopping mall on the ring-ring as you’re coming from Chaweng, with plenty of parking space. The attractive double-fronted wooden building which is well set back from the road is an eye-pleasing light blue and to enter the reception means a five-metre walk along a wooden path which passes through two lotus ponds. And this short journey over water takes you into another world. One of peace and tranquility away from the traffic and a land where time slows down with the only important thing being you and your total relaxation and rejuvenation.
With a total of seven foot-massage chairs, five Thai massage rooms, 11 spa suites (complete with fabulous open-air bathtubs for those special floral baths) and one VIP suite, spread spaciously around the large 1,100 m² property, Let’s Relax can accommodate up to 42 people at any one time and never feel crowded.
So what does it offer? Well, just about everything! There’s the wide selection of packages which is expected in all quality spas, and a full range of treatments, too, including body-scrubs, body-wraps, oil massages, Thai massage, reflexology, etc. And one particularly popular therapy at Let’s Relax really is a ‘must try’ and that’s the spa’s signature treatment, the Aromatic Hot Stone Massage.
Using heated volcanic stones and a warm aromatherapy oil of your choice, you’re massaged utilising a unique ‘East meets West’ blend of Thai and Swedish styles which helps open up your meridian energy pathways, soothing aching muscles in the process and leaving you in a state of deep relaxation. And with all that going on, no wonder it’s so popular!
The spa products here have been carefully selected too, with top quality local ingredients (such as the sesame seed scrub and fresh herbal compresses) used, wherever possible, and imported items (such as mud from Israel’s Dead Sea), whenever necessary, to ensure a perfect treatment every time.
In fact, Let’s Relax ticks the boxes in so many categories, it’s not surprising that it’s already been featured in ‘Lonely Planet’. And it’s surely only a matter of time before the Chain will be opening yet another successful branch in another popular holiday destination.
Let’s Relax Day Spa Packages
Samui Day Dream – 3 hours 30 minutes
Begin your journey with the choice of either a Body Scrub, a treatment that exfoliates the dead skin cells using various combinations of extracts to massage the body and nourish the skin, or a Body Wrap, a treatment where the body is pasted with herbs and wrapped in a plastic sheet and kept under the heated blankets, allowing the skin to be pampered and moisturized. Then, an Aromatherapy Oil Massage, an ancient therapeutic method of pressure point massage utilizing essential oils applied to the body using Swedish massage techniques. After that, the Facial Relaxation cleanses and improves the complexion of the face including gentle exfoliation, a facial mask and moisturizer, and a facial massage. End your journey with a Floral Bath in the Jacuzzi.
Golfer’s Heaven – 2 hours 15 minutes
Start the treatment with the Foot Reflexology, an ancient method of massaging pressure points on reflex zones of the foot that correspond to individual parts of the body. Then, enjoy the Aromatic Hot Stone Massage which uses heated volcanic stones and indulgent aromatherapy oils to completely surrender you to an amazing massage experience. The massage will promote relaxation, help to open up the meridian energy pathways in your body as well as being deeply therapeutic to your aching muscles. It can incorporate both relaxation and therapeutic deeper techniques if you so desire and is tailored to your aromatherapy tastes.
Simply Thai – 2 hours 30 minutes
Start with the Herbal Steam composed of different Thai herbs. Traditional Thai Massage is a deep, full-body treatment, starting at the feet and progressing up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements, the recipient’s body is moved, loosened and stretched of the joints and the muscles. This unique type of massage influences the energetic side as well, restoring the flow of energy throughout the body with applied acupressure on the sen energy lines of the body, aimed at harmonizing and energizing. This is followed by a warm pouch of steamed fresh Thai herbs pressing against the body’s meridians.
Dream Package – 90 minutes
Start the treatment with the Foot and Hand Reflexology, an ancient method of massaging pressure points on reflex zones of the foot and hand that correspond to individual parts of the body. Then have the Back & Shoulder Massage, a massage that uses finger pressure, as well as hands and elbows, and focuses on tension areas of the back and shoulder.
Let’s Relax Day Spa contact information
Let’s Relax Day Spa, Bophut
Tel: (66) 0 7743 0231
Open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM