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Award-winning Banyan Tree Spa debuts in Seoul, South Korea

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30 Aug 2010

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Seoul, South Korea– Banyan Tree Spa, the award-winning Asian spa operator marked its inaugural presence in South Korea in June 2010, offering spa aficionados a range of time-honoured Asian healing therapies and Korean-inspired treatments for complete rejuvenation. Located on the third floor in the Club building of the newly opened Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul in Seoul’s Namsan district, it is open to the public as well as hotel guests and Club members seeking a getaway in the fast-paced city.

Banyan Tree Spa, like the tropical and sacred tree that inspired its name, is an intimate retreat that blends romance and serenity with exotic sensuality, providing a sanctuary for the senses. A pioneer of the tropical garden spa concept, it is a haven for physical and spiritual renewal. Using a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates human touch coupled with the use of natural herbs, spices and aromatic oils, the treatments are inspired by Asian traditions that have been passed through the hands of many generations.

Signature Spa Treatments
First-time visitors to Banyan Tree Spa are encouraged to experience The Banyan Indulgences (180-minute session at KRW 450,000+) packages which include Royal Banyan and Banyan Romance. The signature Royal Banyan treatment features the Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Massage where a herbal pouch dipped in warm Sesame Oil, complements the East-meets-West massage techniques to improve blood circulation and muscular tension. A Jade Face Massage improves skin condition and firms up facial muscles to enhance a glowing complexion.

The Banyan Romance begins with a Korean Green Tea Scrub to renew and nourish the skin, followed by a Sports Massage, which is ideal for improving and toning muscles for better mobility and flexibility. This treatment is completed with the purifying Korean Green Tea Bath.

A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, the Tropical Rainmist experience (180-minute session at KRW 380,000++) offers an indulgent combination of Rainmist steam bath and invigorating body treatments. A cascading Rain Shower uplifts the senses and is an ideal prelude to the body treatment that follows. Two unique packages, the Refreshing Sprinkle and Rainmist Romance are specially designed to calm the senses.

The spa menu also features all-time favourites including a comprehensive menu of massages, body scrubs, body conditioners, facials and beauty treatments.

The spa menu also features all-time favourites including a comprehensive menu of massages, body scrubs, body conditioners, facials and beauty treatments.

Professional Banyan Tree Spa Therapists
The professional spa therapists of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul are trained at the exclusive Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand. The academy was established in May 2001 to provide dedicated training facilities to ensure that therapists consistently deliver the high quality treatments that guests have come to expect. Accredited by Thailand’s Education and Public Health Ministries, all therapists undergo at least 300 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training.

Spa Facilities
The Spa features 11 treatment rooms, including five deluxe single rooms, four deluxe double rooms and two spa suites. All treatment rooms include bathrooms and relaxation areas, and the spa suites are equipped with Rainmist rooms for the unique Tropical Rainmist experiences. To recreate the unique Banyan Tree experience at home, guests can visit Banyan Tree Gallery for its selection of exclusive Banyan Tree Spa amenities like elegant ceramic oil burners and incense holders, aromatic essential oils and sensual massage oils. Guests can also indulge in a take-home spa experience with pampering hair and body care collections inspired by Banyan Tree Spa treatments.

Korean Sauna & Bath Traditions
Guests can also experience authentic Korean bath traditions with an array of three different baths, which are cold, warm and hot, to immerse and relax themselves at the end of a long day. The Korean Sauna facility, located on the second floor of the Club building, comes with separate male and female areas each featuring experiential showers, a sauna and a steam room. Traditional Korean body scrub and Korean massage are also available.
  
For reservations and enquiries, please contact Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul at +82-2-2250-8080 or 8115, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit banyantreespa.com.