The benefits of Thai massage have been espoused for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, slow down aging and improve one’s overall health. Bangkok is now home to dozens of beauty clinics that are run privately by physicians or in one of the city’s first-world hospitals, seeking to appeal to Thais and foreign visitors.
Treatments on offer include laser, blood analysis, hydrotherapy, hair-mineral analysis, urine organic-acid analysis, food allergy testing, adrenal stress tests and a variety of skin care services. Even the government has gotten into the act, with the Department of Export promoting Thailand as the center in Asia for health and beauty.
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