“I had a second birth when my soul and my body loved one another and were married.” – Kahlil Gibran
8 million people, 4 million vehicles. Welcome to life in metropolis, Bangkok!
Where can you find a peaceful place in the middle of the tumult, a place where you can relax and forget your worries?
Enter the world of Divana! I didn’t expect too much when I decided to go to the spa, but once I discovered Divana Massage & Spa in Bangkok, I was pleasantly surprised.
“To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.” – Olivia Newton-John
It was already dark when I arrived at Sukhumvit Soi 25. The traditional Thai house, home to Divana Massage & Spa is surrounded by a small garden with alleys lighted by candle lights and waterfalls that convey a calming feeling.
Right from the entrance you are greeted by the staff wearing traditional Thai costumes.
The two storeys house is dim lit and soft music is played.
I like the oriental look of the house and the Thai traditional style touches.
Cold tea is served and you are introduced to your program. “Rayaveda Crown Gold” massage for man sounds very exciting! This program is good to relieve your muscle stress and enhance lymphatic drainage.
I am asked to choose my massage oil from four different types. I choose jasmine oil.
Soft, medium or hard massage? It was good that I asked first, and I was recommended “medium”. Good choice!
After the introductions, I am going to meet my therapist, Pin.
For massage I have a private room. A robe and a pair of underwear are provided.
Once dressed, ring the bell and the therapist will come.
“Find a way to get a full-body massage every day.” – S. Jay Olshansky
The program starts with foot soaking and scrubbing in water with rose petals and lemon slices.
Pin knows what she is doing. Even the towels are packed and un-packed in a certain way.
Once on the massage table you are going to dream! Let everything go, and bring inside harmony. The ambient music and the sounds of the waterfalls help to relax.
While facing down on the table you are holding a very hot stone in each hand!
The “Thai massage” is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and yoga.
The therapist uses her hands, knees, legs, and feet to “stretch” you, similar with yoga positions.
I really felt the power of Pin on my back! And this was “medium” strength massage.
At the end comes the sliding of hot stones and warm oil on the back that warms the entire body.
After two hours of professional treatment I was feeling reinvigorated, both physically and mentally.
As a farewell, banana, dragon-fruit and cold tea were served.
And this was my escape from metropolis and a wonderful experience at Divana!
Divana Massage & Spa is part of Divana family alongside Divana Virtue Spa, Divana Divine Spa and Dii Wellness Med Spa.
A wide array of packages and programs are provided, including caviar and collagen massages and crystal treatments – with intriguing names such as: Champagne Mango, Queen of the Night, Divine Stress Melt Away, Organic Spa Passionate, Ancient Thai Bride To Be, Empress of the Sea, Immortal and Time Reversal.
“I love a massage. I’d go every day if I could. I don’t need to be wrapped in herbs like a salmon fillet, but I do love a massage.” – Jason Bateman
Located on Sukhumvit Soi 25, Divana Massage & Spa can be easily accessed by BTS, a short walk from Asok station.