Phuket has traditionally been known as a paradise perfect destination that offered sun, clear water and sandy beaches - and beach massages to further a relaxing and hedonistic experience. While sandy waterside rubdowns are still available that provide traditional Thai as well as oil massages, there are more and more exquisite and comfortable establishments in the area that are offering specialised treatments and packages designed to revitalise and rejuvenate and promote holistic wellness.
Phuket now 'sports' several types of spas that increasingly attract visitors. Day Spas where body and foot massages, scrubs, wraps using herbal-based oils, salts and products are performed along with beauty treatments such as facials and waxing. For those seeking lifestyle changes and options, Destination Spas offer essentially the same and improved services, but introduce and integrate aspects into packages designed to improve health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition, exercise, yoga and meditation and life coaching are some modules that may be incorporated into extended day programmes held at resorts.