137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts Creates Sleep by
Design Therapy for Guests
137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has created Sleep
by Design Therapy for guests.
The two treatments in the programme,
now available at 137 Pillars properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, are Sleep by Design Therapy which is available for
suite or residence guests and is conducted at Nitra Spa & Wellness
or in-room; and Sleepdown for suite guests which is conducted
in-room at the guests’ requested time.
Under the guidance of the group’s Spa
Consultant, Roger Moore, a
four-part Sleep Therapy treatment has been created that calibrates
and touches all the senses in a 90-minute
ritual to prepare the mind and body for a deep restorative sleep.
Sleep Therapy is
available at Nitra Spa & Wellness or in the guest’s suite as they
Act 1 – Setting the Stage
Prior to the guests
arrival, the stage is carefully set with dimmed lighting,
pre-warmed towels (or electric blanket during the cooler
months in Chiang Mai if required), room temperature set to between
23-25 Celsius, a specially formulated Sleep by Design aroma
sprayed in the room, an oil aroma burner lit, Glyph headset or
Binaural beats headphones are placed and an eye mask is available
if the guest prefers it to the Glyph.
Act 2 – Nitra Sleep
The Sleep Therapist welcomes and prepares
the guest with a gentle floral foot cleansing ritual and sets the
Glyph headset and/or headphones with gentle tones to induce
relaxation of the senses and slow the breathing rate. Relaxation
is further enhanced with the addition of rolling magnesium oil on
the ten key pulse points of the body. A 5-minute Reiki treatment
is conducted on the 7 chakra points, finishing with the head with
chakra oil drops being applied to each of the points.
Act 3 – The Active Zone
preparation, the guest is ready for the active part of Sleep
Therapy. The ritual continues with a massage starting on the left
foot at 50% pressure in a very slow rhythm to match the guest’s
breathing pattern. Sleep by Design oil is used in conjunction with
specific pressure point massage. The massage continues in a smooth
unbroken pattern, to the calf and thigh and then repeats on the
This is followed by a Chi Ne Tsang abdominal
massage, after which the initial technique on the legs, continues
upwards in an unbroken motion on both arms. Shoulder points are
massaged both front and back followed by facial and ear pressure
point work, culminating in a scalp massage (removing the Glyph
headset if used).
Act 4 – The Final Curtain
treatment continues, in this final stage, Reiki is applied from
head to foot, culminating with gentle pressure point work on the
kidneys. During this phase, a soothing bath is run using specially
curated Sleep by Design bath salts to further enhance the guest’s
relaxed state. To complete the experience, an evening dream tea
blend of lavender and chamomile tea is served.
recommended to combine the Sleep Therapy with the Sleepdown
Sleepdown Service – performed in-suite (for suite
The Sleep Butler arrives at the guest’s suite at a time
of their choosing and presents a relaxing lavender and chamomile
evening dream tea in preparation for the Sleepdown experience.
This assists the brain to move from the stressful beta state to an
alpha state – preparing guests go into the theta and delta sleep
states for full recovery sleep.
The Sleep Curator draws a
bath to the guest’s desired temperature, which is scented with
calming bergamot bath salts to aid and support relaxation of the
body, the bath salts were especially curated for 137 Pillars
Hotels & Resorts.
As the guest enjoys their evening dream
tea, the Sleep Butler describes the ingredients to apply to
prepare for Sleepdown, including:
• Ten relaxation pulse
points application of Magnesium oil – these points are on the
inner and outer ankles, inner wrists, carotid artery on the neck
and on the temples. The oil is absorbed into the bloodstream and
enhances relaxation through these key pulse points
soothing foot spray
• Application of a touch of throat spray
for soothing of the throat, mouth and nasal passages for added
• Presentation of a short bedtime story book
• Setting of the guest’s preferred sleep music
choice from the following selections:
• Ambient sounds of nature •
Binaural / Monaural beats • Classical Selection • Audio
Bedtime Story • An eye mask and earplugs for later use
Climate control is set to the desired temperature for sleep and
bedside lighting mood to soft setting, bedside slippers, bathrobe
and beside mat are placed and an optional comforting hot water
bottle placed in the bed
• The Sleep Butler and Sleep Curator
check the bath temperature with the guest and ensure the do not
disturb sign is activated
On checking everything is in
place, the Sleepdown Sleep Butler and Sleep Curator then depart,
wishing the guest a pleasant sleep.
Guests can also enjoy
this ritual at home with 137 Pillars Sleepdown Travel
kits, although it should be noted that the Sleepdown Sleep Butler
and Sleep Curator are not included.
Sleep by Design Therapy is priced at THB4,500 (USD134
approx) per person and Sleepdown service is priced at THB1,500
(USD45 approx) per person. Prices are subject to applicable
service charge and government taxes.