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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Jul 22, 2014
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Spa Treatments to Try Out in Phuket

When it comes to spa treatments in Phuket, visitors are spoilt for choice. Rejuvenating treatments ranging from luxurious to simple is offered by the city's five star hotels and massage parlours.

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Beauty treatments

Beauty treatments

Probably the most popular and affordable spa treatment is beauty treatments offered primarily by day spas. Facials using different products, manicures, pedicures, waxing and hair styling incorporating neck and head massages are offered in soothing settings.

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Body treatments

Body treatments

A range of body treatments to exfoliate, restore moisture and health to the skin is provided by spas in Phuket. Body masks and scrubs of aloe, turmeric, honey, kaffir lime, mud, fruits, essential oils and plant extracts, sea weed, sea salt and herbs are used in these treatments. Masks and scrubs are usually especially prepared to suit skin types. The treatment is followed by a light massage, a shower and an application of hydrating lotion. Anantara Phuket Villas have a range of spa treatments for men and women that can be enjoyed at this Phuket beach resort.

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Hot and cold hydrotherapy treatments

Hot and cold hydrotherapy treatments

Such treatments are offered by many Phuket spas as a body toner, to relieve tension and improve circulation.

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Foot reflexology

Foot reflexology

These treatments help to stimulate important organs in the body as well as to stimulate nerve endings which are believed to relieve headaches and pain, ease sinus and breathing problems and help blood circulation and relieve backache. The treatment is usually followed by foot baths.

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Shiatsu and acupressure

Shiatsu and acupressure

These are the other treatments offered at Phuket spas to stimulate energy flow through the body that is believed to promote general well being. A combination of pressure and guided stretching techniques is used to achieve results.

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Massages

Massages

All spas offer various types of massages among which are oil massage incorporating a pressure point technique and use of suction cups to warm and relax muscle tissue, improve circulation and rejuvenate the body. Hot stones therapy, to relieve pain, improve circulation and detoxify. The 4 handed massage to ease stress and relax the body.

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Thai massage

Thai massage

This is an integral part of spa rituals at Phuket. Treatment involves guided stretching and applying pressure to points along the body using hands, thumbs, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. The two hour therapy is said to restore energy flow, increase flexibility and ease tension.

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Swedish massage

Swedish massage

Incorporating strokes, kneading movements and friction techniques and applying various degrees of pressure to pressure points is said to promote relaxation, improves blood circulation, range of motion and relieve muscle tension.