This is one of the most unique ground services out there. Thai Airways provides spa services to Royal First (First) and Royal Silk (Business) class customers. This is provided only to First and Business class customers flying on Thai Airways metal and is not extended to partner First and Business or Star Alliance Gold.
First class passengers are entitled to additional treatments and last for one hour. Business class passengers receive a thirty minute treatment of their choice. Below is the menu as provided by Thai.
Touch of Silk (Full Body Oil Massage – 60 minutes for First Class only)Start your journey with a relaxing Touch of Silk, full-body oil massage. Performed with the unique ‘Thai touch’, this massage will help to prepare your body for your onward flight by increasing blood circulation as well as relieving muscular tension and helping to provide necessary hydration for your skin. On completion of your Touch of Silk massage, you will be left with an overall sense of well-being and total relaxation.
Royal Thai Massage (Full Body Massage – 60 minutes for First Class only)Thai massage is perceived as one of the most precious of Thai traditional therapies. Royal Thai Massage helps to stimulate blood circulation, reduces edema caused by traveling and reduces body fatigue. With its unique acupressure techniques, expertly applied to your body, you will find your mind relaxed and muscles relieved, following the stress of your journey.
Neck & Shoulder Massage (30 minutes)The Neck & Shoulder Massage is a great way to relieve stress which has built up from the rigors of everyday life from working long hours at your computer. Using specific techniques the therapist will work to loosen tight muscles around the neck and shoulders whilst simultaneously assessing how much tension is held in the body and how best to release it. You will board your flight feeling more relaxed and a little lighter around the shoulders.
Foot Massage (30 minutes)Let’s help prepare you for your onward journey, by taking the weight off your feet and giving them a relaxing massage, which they truly deserve. Foot massage is a well-known relaxation therapy to help take care of tired feet. The gentle touch of the therapists hands and the deeper pressure from their fingers, create a sense of overall relaxation and will help to stimulate your vital organs.
As I was flying business class to Taipei I chose the Neck & Shoulder Massage. I was seated in a waiting area for about ten minutes which had refreshments and light snacks.
I was then led back to a treatment room. The massage was great and even more so that it was included in my business class fare.
Thai Airways ground experience is phenomenal. For first class this includes a separate lounge, and tarmac transfers as well. If flying Thai in premium cabins, don’t forget about the spa!