Thailand is world-famous for its massage and spa treatments. No wonder that I jumped at the opportunity to visit one of the best Chiang Mai spa establishments during my Northern Thailand trip. Kiyora Spa pampered me with a 3-hour long spa treatment including a body scrub, traditional Thai massage and a GLOW facial. Don’t make the mistake of heading to impersonal street massage parlors when you have a heavenly spa center right in front of you in Chiang Mai!
Here’s what my experience at Kiyora Spa in Chiang Mai looked like:
Pure Luxury for the Small Purse
Setting up my appointment for my spa treatment was super easy due to the professional and English speaking receptionist. The lady also told me that I was going to be picked up and driven back to my hotel with my own Kiyora driver. How awesome is that? I did not have to worry about finding a taxi or tuktuk to get me to the spa but was, instead, picked up by a friendly driver in the morning which added to a relaxing experience. As soon as I arrived at the premises, I was surprised with a relaxing garden area before I entered the inviting lobby. Two beautifully dressed women welcomed me and told me to sit down and relax. They also offered me delicious lemongrass pandan tea. What a treat! Even though I already booked my spa treatment, I was told to choose my type of facial. One of the ladies helped me in making sure I choose the right facial for my skin’s needs. The GLOW facial it was.
Private driver, welcome tea and perfect consultation!
Utmost of Privacy at Kiyora
Unlike other massage places in Asia I’ve been to, I was lead to my own private massage bungalow in the backyard of Kiyora Spa. My therapist Ellie welcomed me with a warm smile and introduced me to what was ahead. I absolutely enjoyed the deliciously sweet smells and relaxing traditional Thai music that filled the air in the bungalow and immediately entered a state of relaxation. Ellie gave me a small wooden box to store my valuables – a nice thought. She then provided me with towels, a shower cap and black massage panties. She told me to change while she was waiting outside. The bungalow has a private bathroom and shower. When I was done I knocked the door so that Ellie knew it was ‘safe’ to enter the room again.
Pure relaxation in your private spa bungalow.
High Quality Spa Treatments
I went for the ‘Kiyora Delight’ package. The first treatment I received was a relaxing and exfoliating body scrub leaving my skin incredibly smooth. The scrub was not as rough as Korean scrubs are but rather relaxing. After the body scrub, Ellie, once again, left the bungalow so that I could shower and change into the loose-fitting massage clothes. I was excited to receive a traditional Thai massage. I got one before on the beach in Southern Thailand so I knew what I was getting myself into. Before the treatment started, the receptionist staff asked me how I’d like to receive my Thai massage: light, medium or hard. I went for medium and was happy with my choice. Ellie applied just the right amount of force onto my body. She also asked me which areas to especially focus on, which I found was very thoughtful. Due to my lower-back issues and tense shoulder muscles, I advised Ellie to take care of these areas in particular. After an hour-long Thai massage, it was time for my GLOW facial. I had never done a spa facial treatment before but was absolutely blown away. It was so relaxing when Ellie applied different masks and creams one after another and massaged them deep into my skin. I felt completely relaxed and am pretty sure I in some sort of trance every once in a while during the treatment.
The best spa treatment I had ever done!
The End of a wonderful pamper session
After the 3-hour-long trip to heaven, I was led back to the reception area where a delicious plate of mango sticky rice was waiting for me. Yum! After I devoured every bite of this delicious treat, my driver sent me back to my hotel. I felt so relaxed and at peace. I almost replaced my booked Chiang Rai tour with a second visit to Kiyora Spa.
Delicious mango sticky rice after the massage session!
Book Your Special Day At Kiyora
There are many other spa packages available at Kiyora from hot stone massages to detox body wraps. The options are endless and totally customizable!
Thank you Kiyora Spa for making my day wonderful!
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