Waterways are the lifeblood of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its people have always relied on them for their land's fertility and commemorate their most important celebrations, both national and personal, with water. Into 1800s Bangkok, from the mighty Chao Phraya River on whose banks it was built, flowed a golden age of not only trade but also wellness discovery—and it made perfect sense that it was the crisscross of the city's canals that created fluid pathways between cultures and their respective health and healing rituals.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the water element represents our essence, contains the qi passed down from our ancestors and connects us with the deepest aspects of ourselves. Water, according to Ayruveda, is the protector of the body; it provides nourishment and soothes pain and inflammation. In Europe, the culture of spa in its original incarnation—taking to the mineral-rich waters to solve any number of ailments—reached its second apogee in the 19th century, right when Bangkok was exerting its pull.
Auriga Wellness Bangkok celebrates all these traditions : Thai, Chinese, Indian and European practices, complemented by the power of modern science with 111SKIN and its medispa innovations. Choose among our thoughtfully curated mix of relaxing massage rituals, nourishing body treatments and regenerative facials, or work out your body and mind via ancient art forms and the latest in contemporary fitness. Our goal is to bring you incredible journeys of locally evolved rejuvenation tailored to your individual needs, and to show that the most effective healing methods exist both on a continuum and in a melting pot—much like this layered, inspiring city.