The Dheva Spa and Wellness Center is a chapter for itself in the Dhara Dhevi Resort, and when we saw the 3100 square meter ornamented buildings, with the hand carved details of a Burmese tempel and the vast amount of sculptures of sacred animals and symbolic buddhist motives, our jaws dropped, and we where left speechless for a while. The buildings took over three and a half years to complete, even though a big team of skilled craftsmen worked almost non stop on the details and structures. The 7 level roofs is a symbol of the 7 steps to Nirvana, which guides you on your way to the perfect spa treatment.
The Dheva Spa and Wellness Center offers 3 lines of wellness, with the Ayurveda, a old Indian form of healing science dated over 5000 years back, and the resident specialist combine a treatment for you combining yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic massage, or you can just try one of the different treatments, if you are not into starting up a complete programme. Furthermore the Wellness programme offers a holistic approach to wellness with a fitnesscenter guided with professional personal trainers on request, yoga, jogging, thinking and lots more.
The last line is the more traditional Spa Treatments, and what Katjas was up to try during our stay at Dhara Dhevi. The Spa offers offers a broad variety of European, Asian and North African relaxation therapies as well as Indian holistic treatments based on Ayurveda.
The giantic spa area offers 25 spacious treatment rooms and suites, and as each have private bath, steam shower, heated marble scrub table and private relaxation area, aqua therapy areas in the basement, vichy showers etc, it is properly more correct to call is a treatment villa instead of a suite.
The treatment was very comfortable carried out with great attention to the most important part in our opinion, the therapist must be present, but also almost invisible so the focus is totally on the treatment and not the presence of another person. This was done to perfection and we can give our warmest recommendations to the Dheva Spa if you want to have a world class memorable experience while in Chiang Mai.
The only thing that we found a little strange, was the last part of the treatment, where you are left for yourself, and have to put the last lotion on your body without the presence of the therapist. There might be a reason for this, but for us it made the experience stop in a little akward manner, compared to the rest which was flawless. Still Dheva Spa and Wellness Center delivers a fantastic spa experience, which is in the very heavy league with some of the worlds leadings spas. Together with the setting and buildings, this is something you properly never forget – so try it out, and feel pampered like never before.