Weary and experiential travellers to Asia’s City of Angels alike are in for a holistic treat of authentic local immersion and vitality with the introduction of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Morning Wellness at Siam signature experience. Offering a revitalising start to the day that in some ways follows Bangkokians’ typical morning routine, the programme invites guests to rise and shine and embark on a unique wellness journey that culminates in total nourishment for the body, mind and soul.
The Morning Wellness at Siam programme unfolds in three balanced stages that combine Buddhist culture and urban nature with energising movement, a nutritious breakfast and spa wisdom:
Rising at daybreak, guests participate in the daily Buddhist tradition of Tak Bart in the hotel’s lobby – in this ancient custom of making merit and bringing good fortune, guests are guided through the morning ritual of giving alms of food to monks and in return receiving the traditional blessing of a chant.
A short walk then leads guests to the nearby Lumpini Park. Referred to as the “Green Lung of Bangkok”, it offers rare open public spaces, trees, and playgrounds in the Thai capital, and paths totalling more than two kilometres that are popular amongst morning and evening joggers. Here a quiet grassy spot overlooking the park’s lake and canal sets the tranquil scene for a 45-minute light energy session of ancient Chinese Qi Gong, meditation, yoga or Pranayama, guided by Anantara’s expert Balance Wellness practitioner. This session offers flowing, graceful movements to boost energy flow and life force.
A nutritious picnic breakfast served on the lawns of Lumpini Park follows and features an abundance of creative healthy delights, including a quinoa and mixed fruit salad with poached shrimp; a charcoal bread sandwich filled with smoked salmon; homemade granola; and dark chocolate petit fours. A vitamin-packed raw juice made from an ABC concoction of apple, beetroot and carrot and a detoxifying blend of kale, pear, lemon, ginger and honey is also served to refresh and wash all the nutritional goodness down.
After breakfast, guests experience another true taste of Bangkok when they return to the hotel by tuk tuk.
The Morning Wellness at Siam programme continues at Anantara Spa where guests indulge in a signature 60-minute Chakra Crystal Balancing therapy treatment. After selecting a crystal infused oil blend that resonates most with the individual, the body is surrounded by precious stones. These include the unconditional love of Rose Quartz for the Heart Chakra; the peace of Amethyst above the Crown Chakra; Tiger Eyes harmonising energy for balance beside the Solar Plexus Chakra; and Lapis Lazuli’s self-expression that empowers the Throat Chakra.
Whilst the energies of the precious stones work their healing powers, a purifying massage promotes holistic wellbeing by releasing stress and tension both physically and emotionally; harmonising energy flow; stimulating the blood circulation; and encouraging the body’s natural detoxification.
Singing bowls are used to commence and conclude the treatment to coax a deep state of meditative relaxation, and the soothing sounds beautifully enhance the chakra balancing benefits.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Morning Wellness at Siam signature experience lasts four hours and is priced at THB 8,500 per person, subject to 17.7 percent tax and service charge.