The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is introducing two new treatments inspired by the Resort’s natural surroundings and Thai wellness traditions. The Lanna Tok Sen Ritual, an ancient wellness technique indigenous to northern Thailand, and the Teak Wood Massage, using hand carved teak wood to target pressure points, will be available at the Spa from July 1, 2011.
Lanna Tok Sen Ritual
Tok Sen is an ancient massage technique indigenous to the Lanna region of northern Thailand. The techniques of Tok Sen, meaning “to tap the meridians,” have been used for generations to release energy blockages and stimulate circulation. During the Lanna Tok Sen Ritual, an instrument made of natural wood is lightly tapped along the body’s meridians to create soothing vibrations. The ritual combines this rhythmic tapping with a soothing prai essential-oil massage that uses effleurage and kneading techniques to leave the body relaxed and rebalanced.
Teak Wood Massage
The energising 90-minute full-body Teak Wood Massage incorporates specially blended herbal oils and carved implements made of smooth, natural teak wood to stimulate the body’s pressure points. In addition to deep-pressure massage techniques, the carved pieces, each designed to target a different area of the body, are rolled over the muscles to treat deep-seated tension and pain. A choice of warm Thai herbal oils helps to leave the body soothed, rebalanced and free of tension.