The benefits of cannabis sativa seed oil come to the fore in two new spa rituals introduced just this month.
Thailand’s recent decriminalization of the cannabis sativa plant has spawned the emergence of special restaurant menus and spa treatments at luxury hotels up and down the country, focusing on its medicinal uses rather than the mind-altering traits known from recreational marijuana. The newest of these can be found at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, where I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club has rolled out a pair of wellness offerings aimed at showcasing the ingredient’s natural healing properties.
Both treatments utilize cannabis sativa seed oil, which is known to tackle the signs of stressed skin and reduce redness while strengthening its natural moisture barrier. It’s been hailed as a “super moisturizer” suitable for all skin types as it does not clog pores and helps regulate oil production. Notably, the high level of Vitamin E present in the oil acts as a natural preservative and antioxidant.
Spa-goers can look forward to a head-to-toe pampering through the Cannabis Sativa Body Scrub, an exfoliating session using a blend of coarse salt and medicinal herbs with cannabis sativa seed oil that detoxifies the skin for a healthy glow with the benefit of long-lasting hydration. Meanwhile, the Cannabis Sativa Body Massage will relax weary travelers with a pleasing aroma as the therapist applies smooth, flowing movements to soothe the body and calm the mind. These two new offerings can be combined into a two-hour experience. I.Sawan’s cannabis-infused treatments are available daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and prices start from THB 2,400++ (about US$70).