Spa / Massage in Bangkok

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  1. tomy77

    tomy77 Silver Member

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    Hi,
    I searched but there's seem to be no thread dedicated for spa/massge in bangkok.
    (I'm talking about real massage, not the "other" kind).

    I was wondering if anyone have any suggestion for a nice, clean(!!) and affordable place in Bangkok.
    Thanks in advance,
     
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    Good topic for a thread as one the most asked questions about Thailand in general and Bangkok in particular. Hotel spas are usually great, but they are very pricy. I have tried the spas at JW Marriott, the Renaissance, and the Shangri-La and they were all excellent and expensive, but good for those special occasions. For a legit, clean, and affordable day spa try the Healthland which has many branches scattered throughout Bangkok at Sathorn, Asok at Sukhumvit 19, Ekamai at Sukhumvit 63, etc. I have tried the ones at Sathorn and Asok and they were very good. See photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz/sets/72157629137098664/

    The second spa which is highly recommended by others but I have never tried is Chang Foot Massage & Spa. This one has many locations including four at Suvarnabhumi Airport -- 3 are air-side (thus only accessible to ticketed passengers) and one land-side accessible by all. The land-side shop is open 24/7.
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    Chang Langsuan 100 M near Chitlom BTS Station
    My favorite foot massage place is at Times Square near Asok BTS station (next door to SGS) that simply called The Best Foot Reflexology. It is open 10 am - 10 pm, 7 days a week and you get the 1-hour foot massage for THB 250 ($8), a going rate for this area. If you want the deep hard foot massage ask for the male masseur, otherwise request one of the two female masseuses.​
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    There are other cheaper options in Pratunam and further in upper Sukhumvit but they are away from the main hotels and BTS stations and thus time and expense in getting there and back defeats the purpose.​
     
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    Thanks Kalboz,
     
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    This is great - I've got a long layover in BKK, so I'll try to get a foot massage in the airport.

    But I'd also like a classic Thai massage. I had one once and it was almost like relaxing yoga. Any recommendations for that? I'll be staying at the Intercontinental - so close to there (or even in their spa) would be great.
     
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    By the way, I went to that site to see if I could get a full massage at the airport, and I don't think it's actually the right link (not that you posted it - just the link in the picture):

    http://www.changmassage.com
     
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    Hi, want to report back on my experience.
    I tried the Heathland, the one in Asok (sukhumvit 21 i think). It's really nice and clean.
    I'm surprised at how big the place was. It goes up to 8th floor. It's like a giant massage factory :)
    I came during Sat evening, and it's really crowded. Plenty of locals (with nice cars in the parking lot).
    They said there's like 1.5hrs wait for the Thai massage, but only 5 min wait for foot massage. So i took the foot while wait for the thai massage. It's super cheap, like THB 450 for 2 hrs massage.
    So highly recommended instead of other shady places (which there are a lot in that area as well from what i saw).

    I totally forgot about the other recommendation Kalboz made. It should've be around that area as well.
     
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    We also went to Healthland Asok on Kalboz's recommendation and followed Tomy77's advice of getting a foot massage while waiting for our two-hour Thai massage. Twas amazing! Thanks so much for the recommendations. :)
     
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    Currently in Bangkok and wanted to report that the above mentioned The Best Foot Reflexology has moved without leaving a forwarding address ... too bad, they were great the last time I had a massage there back last October. Now that we moved to the Thong Lo area and staying at Marriott Sukhumvit 57, I found a new place (Pornchanok Massage) that offers good massages at reasonable prices. It is located on the odd side of Sukhumvit proper between Sois 55 & 57. Great one hour foot massages for THB150 & 2-hours aroma therapy massage for THB700. The good part, there is no ++ charge and you can pick a male or female masseuse.
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    Another good find is Nuch Massage on Sukhumvit 24 just steps from the Emporium at Phrom Phong. Good no-nonsense foot and other massage services for a very reasonable price

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