Thai Massage in Bangkok

July 12, 2012 by

Local Recommendations, Things To Do, Travel Tips

Thai Massage

Thai Massage. Photo courtesy of Tara Angkor Hotel via Flickr.

Drawing inspiration and influence from the ancient Ayurvedic medical practices of India, Thai massage focuses on muscle flexibility and circulation by engaging in deep stretches and concentrating on pressure points. Visitors to the city of Bangkok may find themselves worn out by the city’s hustle and bustle. Luckily, if you’re looking to indulge a little and treat yourself to a Thai massage, Bangkok is replete with massage spas that vary in pricing. Here are a few suggestions for the uninitiated.

Most of Bangkok’s chic hotels house a spa of their own, and you are sure to find well-trained professionals working in them. It is worth it, however, to venture out into the city in search of an even better Thai massage. Ruen Nuad, housed in a quaint Thai home, is a great option for the traveler who wants a high-quality, no-frills massage for a fair price.

If you’re running through the city and are suddenly struck by the urge for a massage, pop into one of Bangkok’s six Take Care Beauty Salon and Spa locations. While they are more well-known for their pedicures and manicures, any local expat will tell you that their massage services are equally respectable, and very well priced.

For those visitors who are looking to indulge a bit more, the Thann Sanctuary is a bit more upscale. The Zen-infused atmosphere itself will put you into a deep state of relaxation. Though the price is comparatively steep, the award-winning spa features its own Thann Sanctuary Signature Massage, which has earned the institution endless praise.

- John Reality

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