testimonials

This place is amazing! I work for a spa in Canada and it hardly compares to the beauty and tranquility of Tamarind Springs! Fantastic
Hayley Hewitt, Vancouver,BC
This is a must if you're on Koh Samui. A five-star plus program for body and soul.
Karin and Dimitri from Sweden
A magical relaxing experience one we would hope to repeat on the future.Thank you all for a beautiful day. Kop Kun Kharp
Stephen and Alessandra
This is Thailand at its best - truly unbelievable, out-of-this-world massage from head to toe. This should be what life's all about, absolute peace around you while you slowly retreat DEEP within in peace. Definitely life's biggest pleasure! Thank you so very muchJ.
Sei-Yin Rodriguez, Singapore
Thank you for the every professional and comforting treatment we had today. Massage will never be the same any where in the world. We will absolutely be back at "Tamarind Springs" next time we are here at Koh Samui.
Birgitte and Jan, Denmark
I know things about fun! It was amazing. Thank you
From Russia with love Igor
Thanks for making my birthday-so special,the massage was divine. I feel like I entered perfect place. Thanks for the cake and flower. I will treasure the memory. Love
Nina Kaler, United Kingdom
This is truly an awesome place. Your staff was super! I'll send more people here. Thailand - Koh Samui isn't complete w/o Tamarind Retreat. We love it!
Uijen, Yuki and Yoko
We were dreaming the whole time.....definitely deserves a must visit for everyone!
G and B, Switzerland
I'm really impressed by the way you have set this place up. It's one of the most heavenly places I have been to. So nicely blended into the natural environment and wonderfully healing. Have much success & thank you.
Satya, Australia
This was seven heaven, The best massage on this planet. It was just awesome.
Vivek and Shah, Mumbai, India
This is the nearest thing to sex I'm likely to get!
Victoria (yes, we know you wrote it!)
Thank you very much for all the pleasure of all the service
Jaqueline & Bernie, Koh Samui
My favourite place in the world
Jonathan London
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes. They all say thank you.
Attila & A.Leer, Kuala Lumpur
This is not Koh Samui. I have been transported to heaven. Thank you
Alison and Ian UK
This is what you work for - shame you don't get this in the U.K.
G.Mahoney
Thank you!!!! That was absolutely wonderful. 2 hours just isn't enough.
Tina and Birgit
Thumbs up! Highly recommendable.
Tammy
Guest's poem. Click to view full size image.

Shelley - you created here a utopia for heart and soul, body and spirit. Pure sublimity.
 
Maria Belknap, Los Angeles.
More, more, and more please.Steam, massage and atmosphere yet to be beaten anywhere.
Gill, U.K.
Divine decadence is absolutely pure relaxation. Kept slipping in and out of sleep. Will definitely be back. Thank you ladies.
Bernie, U.K.
Looking at the things people have written about 'heaven' and how fantastic this place is - I've got to say, I TOTALLY AGREE! I've never experienced ANYTHING like this! Coming back for more!! One day...
Debbie.
Wow! When I find the perfect woman in my life I shall bring her here and spoil her. In the meantime, an incredibly cleansing experience after an excessive weekend in Bangkok. Fantastic experience. Great moments in life.
Andy, Brighton, U.K.
From all places, this is the most hallucinating scenery I've seen. All the people are honestly smiling, the treatments really work even in the long run. It is all what you'd hope it to be!! I'm a great fan.
Serge.
Nirvana is here!!! I LOVE this place! Thanks a million! Heaven on earth is Tamarind Springs on Koh Samui, Thailand! Great massages and steam room and houses to rent!
Carole Bradburn, Hawaii
Wonderful! Top quality massage - THANK YOU!! Top shakes, teas and cakes - yummy!
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We thought 'The Sanctuary' in London was heavenly, but now we have discovered Tamarind Springs. - True Heaven - Thank you for a lovely afternoon and we shall return!
Jo and George Grant
From the mayhem of Bangkok, this is where we ended up. What a place! CHILLED TO THE GILLS!! Perfect, will be back next year for more please! Love, peace, happiness.
Richard & Lynda.
Wooooo Uh!! Really the best birthday of us life!! We were enjoyed as close as you can be from heaven, It has been an enormous pleasure. by best wishes
Carlos
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon of indulgence. Perfect for our honeymoon. Now off to Betelnut for a scrumptious dinner - the best restaurant on Samui!
Boris & Lynne.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The entire experience from the physical geography - THE STEAM AREA! Fabulous oily massage. Heaven. You should build bungalows!
Thelma, USA.

Herbal Steam Caves


For many years people have visited herbal steam facilities in country temples in Thailand in order to relax and detoxify.

Drawing on this tradition, Tamarind Springs has built a unique steam room into a natural rock cave – the experience has been described as ‘primal’ or ‘entering a dragon’s cave’.

Most of our programs include at least 1.5 hours use of the steam caves and rock plunge pools.

Visitors from more temperate climates occasionally wonder what it's like to experience hot steam in a tropical climate. In fact, the finely attuned mix of moderate heat, steam and aromatic herbs is an amazingly energizing and refreshing experience, especially in combination with the cooling plunge pools: drifting between steam & pools will stimulate your blood circulation, help rid your body of toxins, and clear your respiratory passages, while soothing aching muscles and rejuvenating the skin. You will find yourself a lot more relaxed - ready to get the greatest benefit from your massage treatment.

 

When not to steam


Use of the herbal steam is not advisable if you have a fever, an inflammatory disease or an injury, or if you have been drinking alcohol. Persons with blood pressure disorders, hypertension, abnormal heart function, and skin ailments should as well refrain from using the steam room.

For precautionary reasons we do not advise the use of the steam room during pregnancy.
For ideas on how best to combine your herbal steam with a delightful massage experience, see our spa packages.

 

Our Massage Style

Highly trained and experienced therapists

Tamarind Springs' focus is on providing professional world-class massage. Our massage therapists have been screened and selected from the best in their field, with accredited training that enables them to offer treatment at a deeper more intuitive level. This approach ensures highest quality and consistency of massage standards. Tamarind Spring massage therapists will always pay utmost attention to the individual needs of their clients.

The profound benefits of a Tamarind Springs spa treatment

All of our massage therapies aim to treat the whole person, centering on restoring balance to your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Tamarind Springs Forest Spa is not a medical spa, yet our massages have many benefits, like for example increasing circulation, lowering stress, and strengthening the immune system. In addition, it feels good to simply be quiet and to be nurtured.

Our massages – combining ancient Eastern with advanced Western technique

Tamarind Springs' signature massage protocols, while in massage style decidedly Thai in origin, incorporate classic western massage techniques of Swedish and deep tissue massage. We have selected a number of the best-known and respected massage therapies along with carefully chosen lesser-known but equally effective treatments. The selection offers a combination of ancient Eastern methods and advanced Western technique.

For more information about our massage and spa treatments, please see our types of massage below, how to combine any of these massage treatments into a delightful massage experience, see our spa packages.

The Forest 'Therapeutic Treats'


Book your preferred time, and on the day of your treatment you can decide the massage combination of your choice.


Most programs include at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice. Note the 'Oh Baby' Pregnancy massage does not include 'Steam & Dream'.

Beyond Therapy
3.5 hours with steam
6,000 Baht per person
Enjoy at least 1.5 hours(come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.


Top to Toe
4.5 hours with steam
7,500 Baht per person
Enjoy at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.



"Oh Baby" Pregnancy Massage
2 hours without steam*
4,500 Baht per person
Our gentle and effective side-lying pregnancy massage is designed to nurture the expecting mother. It helps to relieve common prenatal discomforts of tired legs, swollen ankles, and other parts of the body. By activating circulation this therapeutic massage assists in preparing a woman’s body to give birth. Pregnant women who receive regular pregnancy-specific professional massages report healthier pregnancies, stronger bodies, and a deeper connection with their blossoming bellies and growing babies.
*Note: Use of steam facilities not included!



Prices are inclusive of taxes and service charges.

For any bookings of THB 10,000 or more, we provide a complimentary transfer service from and to your resort or hotel.

The Forest ‘Drift Away’ Treats


Book your preferred time, and on the day of your treatment you can decide the massage combination of your choice.


Most programs include at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice (except 'Steam & Dream' which does not include massage).

Steam and Dream
Steam for as long as you like (does not include massage)
1,500 Baht per person

Enjoy drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui for as long as you like.


Forest Dreaming
4 hours with steam
5,500 Baht per person

Enjoy at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.

 

You can choose your massage combination from the following:

 

Thai Yoga Massage
Twice as Nice Prakop
Over The Top
Classic Oil Massage

 

2.5 hours 
2.5 hours
2.5 hours
1.5 hours + 1 hour additional massage *

 

* Choose from FacialHead or Foot Reflexology




Dream On
5 hours with steam
7,000 Baht per person

Enjoy at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.

 

You can choose your massage combination from the following:

 

Thai Yoga Massage
Twice as Nice Prakop
Over The Top
Classic Oil Massage
2.5 hours + 1 hour additional massage *
2.5 hours + 1 hour additional massage *
2.5 hours + 1 hour additional massage *
1.5 hours + 2 hours additional massage *

* Choose from FacialHead or Foot Reflexology


LaStone on Samui
4 hours with steam
7,500 Baht per person

Enjoy at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.

 

Hot and Cold Stone Massage 2.5 hrs


Really Stoned
5 hours with steam
8,500 Baht per person

Enjoy at least 1.5 hours (come earlier if you like) drifting between the forest 'steam & dream' and the forest 'steam & scrub', the cooling waters of three rock plunge pools, - snacks and refreshments complimentary in the magical setting of the Forest Spa at Tamarind Springs, Koh Samui - followed by a massage of your choice.

 

Hot and Cold Stone Massage    2.5 hours + 1 hour additional massage *

 
* Choose either... Facial treatment or Foot Reflexology


Prices are inclusive of taxes and service charges.

For any bookings of THB 10,000 or more, we provide a complimentary transfer service from and to your resort or hotel.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai Yoga massage employs slow firm movements and acupressure, using passive stretches, joint mobilization and gentle pressure of the energy lines (acupressure), thereby improving flexibility and alleviating muscle tension.

2.5 hours Thai Yoga massage is needed for maximum benefit.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Twice as Nice Prakop

Twice as Nice Prakop

Steaming Thai herbs, tightly wrapped in cloth, gently applied along the energy lines of the body in combination with Thai massage techniques relieve aches and reenergize the muscles. This unique ancient Thai healing massage is aromatic, nurturing and is especially recommended for stiffness and joint pain. In 2004 Tamarind Springs was singled out of the 100 best spas in Asia for 'best signature treatment' by the Ultimate spa guide for our Twice as nice' prakop treatment.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Over The Top
(Back, Neck & Shoulder)

Over The Top (Back, Neck & Shoulder)

Focusing on the upper body, this massage is designed to relieve stress of the back, shoulders and neck. It is in particular suited for people who suffer from soreness and tension of the shoulder and neck region (and those who spend many hours in front of their computers).

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Classic Oil Massage

Massage

This classic form of oil massage evokes feelings of tranquility and well-being. It is designed to relax the whole body. Using a combination of rhythmic strokes, movements of friction and percussion, gliding and kneading, this invigorating oil massage helps to release muscle and joint tension.

Please select a massage oil of your choice, and inform our receptionist about your massage preferences: light, medium, or deep pressure.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Foot Reflexology Massage (Fuzo)

Foot Reflexology Massage (Fuzo)

Tamarind Springs' Foot Reflexology Massage is based on the Ingham method, a European massage technique. The overall massage effect is one of muscle, reparatory, endorphins, digestion and all the organ system.

There may be moments when you feel pressure on the reflexology points, however no sticks or instruments are used as is common in Chinese foot reflexology massage.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Head Massage

Head Massage

It is difficult to stay awake through this one! Tamarind Springs' head massage focuses on the head, but includes neck and upper back areas. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension. It also has a rejuvenating effect and aids the condition and health of the hair, in particular when combined with warm coconut oil.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Facial Treatment

Facial Treatment

This facial massage treatment uses world re-known "Dr. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage" (MLD) technique, using gentle, rhythmic skin stretch movement in the direction of the lymph flow, in order to remove excessive fluids. In the health and beauty sector, MLD is now widely recognized and known as a "natural face lift" and natural anti-aging treatment.

It is also very effective for strengthening and regenerating the cells. Cleaner, scrub, toner, mask, and moisturizer are applied as part of this therapy. For maximum benefit 2 or more facial massage treatments are recommended.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Hot & Cold Stone Massage

Hot & Cold Stone Massage

During the Hot & Cold stone treatment, the therapist places hot and cold stones on different parts of the body. Alternating between heat and cold stimulates and relaxes the circulatory system.

At the same time the therapist applies long, firm and smooth massage strokes of Swedish massage techniques to open the energy channels (chakras).

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Massage

This therapeutic massage treatment is based on the original manual lymphatic drainage technique, as developed in the 1932's by Dr. Emil Vodder. It is a manual method of stimulating the movement of lymph fluid in the tissues of the body, by applying gentle, rhythmic skin stretch movements in the direction of the lymph flow.

As such it completely differs from other forms of massage. It is a powerful treatment that is beneficial in many ways: Strengthening of the entire immune system (discomforts such as swelling, cramping and tension virtually disappear), ideal as an accompanying therapy for pregnancies, detox programs, pre and post-surgery, just to name a few.

For maximum benefits 2 or more MLD treatments are recommended.

Enjoy this massage as part of the following spa treatments: