Spa therapist at Das Ronacher
Mr. Somphorn is one of three spa therapists at the Ronacher Health & Spa Resort. Originally from Thailand, he has a very fascinating story to tell about how he came to Carinthia.
Over 15 years ago, hosts Simone and Markus Ronacher travelled to Thailand for their honeymoon. They instantly fell in love with the beautiful country, its exotic culture and delicious food, and discovered the uniquely relaxing benefits of traditional Thai massage. Back in Bad Kleinkirchheim, they started thinking about how they could introduce this unique technique to their own spa. When one day a Thai prince visited their resort and became a close friend of the Ronacher family, they were exhilarated about reconnecting with the Thai culture. This connection with the Thai royal family has also enabled the hosts to bring some of the best Thai therapists to the resort. Mr. Somphorn was one of the first therapists to arrive in Austria, completely unacquainted with the local language, culture or food, and unprepared for his first winter in the Alps. Having worked closely together in overcoming these initial obstacles, the Ronacher family and Mr. Somphorn have become close friends and managed to bring the Thai tradition to the heart of Carinthia.