Bangkok Massage and Spa Review
At the heart of Bangkok's love of massage and spa treatments is the traditional belief that massage and herbs are vital to health and beauty. All visitors to the Thai capital can benefit from this belief and treat themselves to a simple Thai massage or a visit to a spa. These treatments are so affordable that you can really enjoy them almost for free!
So, what are your options if you want to relax during your trip to Bangkok? There are, of course, many massage parlors and more upscale spas in Bangkok. If you are just looking for a traditional Thai massage, you can find a massage parlor on almost every corner, but not all such places will be of good quality.
Where you can find a traditional Thai massage
One of the best places for traditional Thai massage is lower Soi Skumvit road. Here you will find places like Baan Dalah, which have a good reputation. Keep in mind, if you want a truly Thai massage - it can be quite harsh. Most masseurs adapt the power of massage to suit tourists. Still, it is better to discuss this point in advance.
If you want to go a little further than the usual massage, it's not difficult in Bangkok; there's a wide range of spas that offer services, from massages, body scrubs, to facials and holistic therapies. It's worth finding out beforehand, and planning your day in advance to get the best value for money.
So, if you are looking for a spa in Bangkok, where to go? We've chosen the best ones, proven by experience.
Bangkok Float Center
For a new experience, why not go for a swim? Of course, if you haven't yet experienced this pleasure, you may wonder what all the fuss is about... But give it a try.
You simply float in a tank in which the water is treated with English salt to improve buoyancy. The Float Center does everything possible to improve your relaxation. It provides special relaxation rooms where you can prepare in advance for the procedure and then take your time to reflect on the experience.
89/45 Enterprize Park, Bangkao Bang Phli.
Not the easiest spa to find, in terms of convenience, but a real gem when you find it. Suk Sabai is an atmosphere of tranquility.
Located in a two-story complex, it is traditionally decorated with historic décor.
But at the same time, the salon is quite a large facility with spacious treatment rooms. For coffee lovers, the menu at the Sook Sabai Spa includes a mocha body scrub and an aromatic coffee massage. If you want to feel refreshed, you can opt for a green tea wrap and body scrub, plus a variety of massages.
23/13-14 YJA Building 3rd-4th Soi Saladaeng 1, Rama 4 Rd.
Foot Massage Master @Sukhumvit31
If you have been walking around Bangkok for a few days, this place is heaven for you. Here you can get a skilled foot massage to really rejuvenate your tired and sore feet. For a full foot care session, you can try the detox spa foot therapy, which helps improve your immune system, or the digestive foot spa, which, you might guess, helps your digestive system. Not only will your feet feel good, but so will the rest of your body.
12/1 Soi Sukhumvit 31.
Mandarin Ginger Spa
A small Bangkok spa with a friendly atmosphere, Mandarin Ginger Spa has a cozy and informal atmosphere. If you choose a massage, you can choose the duration of 60, 90 or 120 minutes. The spa offers signature hot oil massages, Swedish massages, aromatherapy massages and other treatments. If you are traveling by car, Mandarin has good parking.
G Floor, S59 Executive Apartment 8 Sukhumvit 59, Sukhumvit Road.
My Spa has a special package just for men, in case they feel pinched, while the ladies pamper themselves. The package includes facials, wraps and aromatherapy massages. If you're a guy looking for a spa in Bangkok, you'll even find a choice of three versions of the package: sport, cool or grooming. If you check the promotions on the website before you order, you'll definitely get the best value for your money.
3F Timese Square Building, Sukhumvit Soi 12-14 Sukhumvit Rd
Divana Virtue Spa
You might be tempted to try to shed a few years of age if you try luxury at Divana Virtue Spa. The spa has two specially designed packages for ladies: the White Orchid Krishna for those born in the 80s and 90s, and the Queen of the Night for those born in the 60s and 70s.
The former focuses on glowing skin, while the latter works more against aging. But if you want to glow at 40, maybe you can just tell them that you're still a little over thirty.
10 Soi Srivieng.
Visit the Yuko Spa website and you'll see that it looks a little more traditional and simple than some of Bangkok's ultra-modern spas.
The list of services is not so wide, for example, you don't get a complex therapy. But if you want an excellent massage of individual body areas - you'll get it at a high level, from your feet to your head and face. Just take a break and relax while the professionals relieve your body with a mixture of oils, powders and herbs.
500/12, Soi Yu-Charone, Asok Dindaeng Rd.
If you're staying at the InterContinental Bangkok, this spa is the first place to go. Although, if at another hotel, too. This friendly place offers a wide range of treatments including body scrubs, talk Sen massages, Thai boxing and aerobics.
If you want to treat someone to a session at this Bangkok spa, you can purchase a gift certificate at the front desk. Oh, and why not end your spa visit in a Jacuzzi overlooking Bangkok Vista from the 35th floor? It's very impressive.
InterContinental Hotel, 973 Ploenchit Road.
This spa uses nutrient-rich royal jelly in many treatments. If you want to relax after a busy few days of exploring Bangkok, try the royal jelly package: body scrub, facial, massage and bath, and healthy snacks and meals during and after your session.
The Bhawa Spa is a relatively small salon located in its own garden and is a quiet oasis away from the bustling city streets.
83/27 Witthayu Soi1 (Wireless Road) Lumpini.
At Omroom, the emphasis is on a healthy body and mind. You can take a yoga class, or opt for a daytime Body Talk class that shows you how to bring your body into harmony without the use of medication. The 60-minute memory therapy sessions are designed to break your ties to certain memories, and rid you of any stress that arises.
These sessions are accompanied by acupuncture: the action on the active points of the body with aromatic oils. This helps to release tension completely.
Alma Link Building No. 25 Soi Chidlom.
Bangkok is known around the world as a place of great massage, and it certainly lives up to that notion. Whether you visit one of the smaller massage parlors or indulge in a luxurious Bangkok spa, a massage might be just what you need after a hard day exploring the Thai capital.