You dream of a Thai massage but you don’t have time to fly to Bangkok or Chiang Mai? It doesn’t matter!
A spa designed in the pure Thai tradition has just opened in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. We like the human dimension of the facility: two solo cabins and three duos, all in 16th century vaulted cellars that are accessible by a stone stairway. Massages are performed either on a table or a tatami, in a simple and healthy atmosphere.
Janthra, the owner of the place, has long run an address passage Choiseul, Rive Droite. An experience now at the service of the inhabitants of the 6th arrondissement and tourists staying at the hotel. “Full moon-shining” (literal translation of her Thai name) knows what she’s talking about. “Beyond the techniques, you have to perceive the energy lines to let the flux flow,” she explains. As in cooking, there is a recipe, but a thousand ways to make it. The Asian Mix massage, combining three different methods, is a guarantee of well-being. However, our preference is for the Janthra Spa Ritual: a 2-hour treatment including scrub and massage, in a double cabin equipped with a jacuzzi where you can, as a bonus, pop the champagne. To be tested as a couple!
5, rue Bernard Palissy – 75006 Paris
+33 1 43 22 02 57 – www.janthra-spa.com