When Banyan Tree Spa opened in Phuket, Thailand in 1994, it pioneered the tropical garden spa concept with its Asian therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. As one of the pioneer oriental spas in Asia, it reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, the Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal.
To achieve this, the spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies. It emphasizes a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
Following its extraordinary success in Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa went on to open more spas in the Maldives, Bintan, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; Seychelles; Shanghai, China; Japan; Ringha, China; Lijiang, China; and Sanya, China. Each spa is designed to fit into its unique surroundings, using indigenous materials to showcase the local culture and heritage and reflect the unique architectural style, the land, and its flora. The tropical garden setting not only helps guests recall the splendor and serenity of the natural world but also awakens all their senses, making them more receptive to the healing sense of touch.