Bangkok is a great place to spoil yourself a little bit! There are many places which offer different kinds of massages and beauty treatments to affordable prices.
There's a good spa on Rambutri Road (parallel to Khao San Rd), had a Thai massage there every evening :). 1hr costs around 200 THB.
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There are hundreds of massage parlours in Bangkok, some are amazing, and some are really crappy... some only offers you a very limited choice of massages, and others a huge variety!
Well, I found one that I'm particularly found of, simply because the massage is good, done by really professional masseuses, and offering little extras that makes you feel so goooooood.
For exemple, you wish a foot massage.
Fine, 200 Baths for an hour, OK. But once this hour is passed, the masseuse proceeds to massage you facem head, neck, shoulders, arms, tighs... 20 extra minuts of pure bliss..... hummmm
Fondest memory: Interested?
The name of the place is: YARDPET FOOT MASSAGE
The adress: 3/30 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
It's situated exactly in front of The Admiral's restaurant and Pub (see my restaurant tip about this really nice place), and really it's worth it!
You must try the Thai massage in Thailand. After a long tired travel in Thailand..it's feel great to have a nice Aroma Massage..Believe me you will love it!
Fondest memory: Recommended Massage Location:
Ruen-Nuad Massage & Yogo
42 Convent Road, Silom, BKK 10500
Tel: 0-2632 2662 3
Open Hour: 10am - 10 pm
My second night in Bangkok, I met a few locals at one of the Buddhist Temples. After a few minutes of chatting, they offered to take me to get a traditional Thai Massage, I was very leery of their offer (especially since I was traveling alone), but I weighed the risks and decided to tag along... if I ran into trouble, I could easily get away.
They told me the place as completely legitimate (i.e. no sex), and they were regulars. We took a taxi to Thonburi on the west side of the Chao Praya River to a huge massage parlor (sorry, but I don't know the name). We walked inside ot an area that looked just like a bar, and my "guides" told me I had to choose a masseuse. We walked into the next room where there were 50 or more girls of all ages, shapes, and sizes sitting on red carpeted steps that went up four levels (like stadium bleachers, only much nicer!). We scanned the choices then went back for a few Chang beers. Then we returned to the viewing areas, chose a masseuse by the number she wore, and headed up the massage rooms.
Upon entering the room, I changed into baggy cotton pajama bottoms with a short sleeve top. My chosen masseuse came in, and she didn't speak a word of English, so I told my guide I wanted a two-hour massage and a beer. The room had two beds and a TV. I received the best massage of my life for the next two hours while watching some crazy Thai game show and drinking a beer. The masseuse just thought the whole thing was funny.
Lek Foot Massage
412/3 Siam Square Soi 6 Patumwan
Near BTS Siam station
Tel: 0 2658 3930-1
Fondest memory: I love Thai Massage!! When I walking all the day, the best way to relax is massage. I met a local and he took me to "Lek Foot Massage". I choose the whole body massage, 500B/ 2hrs per person.
It's not cheap, but the room is very clean and has good service. A massage could relieve your legs, arms, back and neck. Try it!!
Have a home spa massage. You can choose among several packages such as aromatherapy, royal thai massage, foot reflexology, exfoliating massage, facials, etc. I had a ninety minute aromatherapy massage for 1200 baht...to have one at the Home Garden Spa across the street would be 650 but I don't mind paying the difference to have it done in my room. The uniformed masseuse comes with a basket with all you'd need to transform your bedroom or living room into a home spa....a mat, robe, oils, aroma jar and candles, cd's of soothing thai music, etc.
Fondest memory: We get this view every night from the apartment where we stayed. After a massage, a cup of ginger tea, and totally relaxed company, the busy traffic and scorching heat of the city becomes bearable.
Favorite thing: The original Thai massage is an integral part of the knowledge developed by the Buddhist approach to medicine and body conciousness. It is best experienced in one of the temples where it is often taught as well.