Creating a cocooned environment seems to be the mantra and
the wellness of finding peace and serenity in COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at
Metropolitan Bangkok. The wellness spa is more than an oasis to nourish your
soul and wellbeing. mylifestylenews writes.
Inspiring commitment to a lifelong wellness is the motto of
COMO Shambhala and their spiritual spa kingdom. This urban escape wellness
retreat provides Asian-inspired therapies to treat mind, body and spirit and
trust us, these are not just platitudes but actual outcomes from their holistic
approach to creating a sanctuary.
The founder of the brand, Christina Ong, has
a personal investment in wellness that began with yoga at her first
resort/wellness retreat in 2000 at COMO Parrot Bay in the Turks and Caicos
Islands. Fast forward to 2003 for the opening of the COMO Shambhala Metropolitan
Bangkok and that approach to wellness is embraced in this urban retreat.
Indulging oneself in the spa journey is one of life’s
pleasures and there is no better place to do this than in the COMO Shambhala
Spa. While the spas at COMO resorts and hotels are not your average ones, you
need to drop all your worries outside the room and surrender your weary body to
the professionally trained masseurs.
Stepping into the tranquil sanctuary of COMO Shambhala at
Metropolitan Bangkok, you will find serenity and calm from its tranquil and
soothing décor. Immersing yourself entirely into the mood of total relaxation,
the graceful spa receptionist is also one of the many therapists and expect a
warm sweet welcome derived from the classic Thai hospitality delivered promptly
to ensure your spa journey begins worry free.
Homemade herbal tea & a cold towel infused with natural
aromatic essential oil was presented in no time to sooth our mind and body,
once we were seated at the soft cushioned sofa looking toward an enclosed
courtyard with minimal decoration that creates a zen ambience to allow you to
switch off and focus on the journey ahead in a peaceful sanctuary. It is
calming to look at to reorient your mind to an internal space that will be
The spa menu is quite extensive, but you need to start at
ground zero and for us that means trying the COMO Shambhala Massage, their
signature treatment. This signature massage uses their in-house blended massage
oils to completely calm the mind and gently rejuvenate the body. After a brief
consultation on what suits for our treatments for the late afternoon, we were
seeking something that offered a release of the mind and something for the body
with a total rejuvenation after a very hectic day out and about in the bustling
Soft and calming music is played in the dimmed treatment
room to set the mood and you quickly forget about your cares and worries. Now
before you think this is a cop out, bear in mind that your therapist will ask
you what pressure you prefer, so if you just want to float off into a deep
slumber you do not have to ask for much, but if you really want the therapist
to get deep into the muscle tissue, your bidding will be done and for some this
can be equally calming to know that the therapists’ fingers have managed to get
into your bodies deepest tissue areas, which will go some way to rebalancing
the mind and body, while letting the magic hands sooth your soul. The most well-trained COMO Shambhala therapists are on another level and never compromised the whole ethos of what such an experience is all about. That sensual magic touch truly urges you to have the immediately desire and book the next appointment by coming back to this hidden sanctuary of rejuvenation.
At the end of our massage, we truly felt we had had an
uplifting experience that left us on another plain. We definitely had to stay
in that zen-like zone after the therapists exited the room and left us in
silence so that our minds could soak up the last remaining moments of our
experience. Our bodies felt completely relaxed with the aromatic oils
still creating their magic and the tired and stiff tissues vanished into thin
air and we walked out feeling blessed with a contented smile from a total
rejuvenation. A good 60-minutes has just gone in the blink of an eye but
utterly well spent and you can have our word for that.
While COMO Shambhala emphasis is in a personalised approach
to fitness and wellbeing, yoga is certainly worth exploring and they have a
dedicated yoga studio and qualified coaches to guide you carefully at your own
pace and to rediscover your inner soul, body and mind with daily morning classes.
Life is too precious to move on too quickly, so every
second mattered while we were cocooned in such a wonderful sanctuary and this
one opportunity to experience the COMO Shambhala wellness was worth more than
words could say! Now, we are re-charged and ready to get changed and head out
for another awaiting dinner get together.
27, South Sathorn Road,
Tel: +66 2 625 3333
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