The Thai Way
Welcome to Planet Earth. Planet Earth is presently dominated by a species called Homo Sapiens, or Humans or, more commonly, Man (Sorry feminists, but you can’t deny it). Man has created a thing called time and measures it using a natural phenomenon called day. One day can be measured as the time period between when the sun is in the same position in the sky as it was the last time it was there – if you see what I mean. Normally there is a period of darkness called night in this phase, but that’s irrelevant. What matters is that one day has been further divided into 24 hours based upon no natural occurrence whatsoever. Why 24 hours and not 10? No idea.
Anyway, the point is, of these 24 hours time should be allocated to various events essential to the well being of man like eating, drinking, sleeping and going to Bangla Road. Unfortunately for the majority of Humans, also included must be a disagreeable thing called work. Now work is essential but can be addictive and so an antidote is a necessity if man is to maintain balance in his (or her) life.
There are many different ways to achieve a balance, but probably on of the best is to completely and totally relax in a thing called a Spa and one of the best is right here in Phuket Town. Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness excels as a place to unwind, relax and recharge.
Sukko has a wide range of treatments and activities to reach out to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. These encompass Thai and international techniques and include massage, body pampering, facial treatments, foot reflexology and yoga; all supervised and administered by expert therapists.
More than just a means to assuage the five senses, Sukko is a spa that gives guidance for a healthier lifestyle combined with a unique Thai cultural experience. To enter Sukko is like stepping into the past and in particular to the era of the Kingdom of Sukhothai. (Established in 1238 AD and considered the start of Thai history). A gong is beaten to sound your arrival; you are welcomed with the traditional ‘wai’, and the pleasant aroma of flowers and incense floating in the air starts the process of rejuvenation from the moment you set foot on this hallowed ground.
The villas of the spa are spread around a tropical garden and take the form of traditional Thai architecture. The paintings depict episodes from Thai ancient literature or therapeutic positions to relax all of the muscles of the body. Brush strokes and patterns show the Thai characteristics of tenderness, kindness and attention to detail.
The members of staff all wear the traditional Thai loincloth called a ‘Chongkrabane’. They speak warmly and politely in Thai and English using suffixes that were used in the ancient Thai language such as ‘Chaokha’ and ‘Khorub’ as a mark of respect to the person being addressed.
As you would expect from an establishment such as this, the cuisine, which is exclusively Thai, is top notch in taste, healthiness and nutrition. The vegetables and spices are all organically grown in the gardens meaning that their freshness is unrivalled.
Give yourself a taste of what life was like in ancient Thailand. Visit Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness.
Sukko Cultural Spa and Wellness
5/10 Moo 3, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 263 222
Fax: +66 (0) 76 264 533