Guide To A Thai Massage Course In Thailand

Before travelling to Thailand, you will most likely make a list of places to visit, things to do and more. One thing that you should not ignore is massage in Thailand. As a traditional profession, there are many spas with massage expertise in Thailand, so to help you find a reputable and quality massage address, we would like to share some experience of massage in Thailand.

Massage in Thailand has a wide price range for you to choose, from affordable to high-end. Among them, the highlight is traditional massage, herbal compresses with acupressure therapy and soaking hot springs.

Massage salons along Bangkok Road

Along the streets of Bangkok, there are many massage salons. These salons have many floors, each floor has a different service, including the first floor for the foot massage. Most visitors prefer foot massage in Thailand because it is convenient, does not need much time to prepare, sit on the chair then the staffs will serve you best. When the massage is finished, if you feel comfortable, you can continue to experience a full body massage. The price for each course depends on the area as well as the quality of the room. But there are notice boards of price outside the store.

Traditional Thai massage

Thai massage in the traditional style at Wat Pho will be an experience that you should try when coming to Thailand. The massage skills at Wat Pho have been cultivated over the centuries so you will have the best relaxing moments here. There is a massage school here, too. So, you can learn a few tricks to get home and practice. Wat Pho is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm every day, on Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Old Quarter.

Massage by visually impaired people

There is a building on Chan Kao Street, with an organization training specifically for the blind in Bangkok. Opens from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. Visitors can get to this massage location by taxi, or BRT from Chong Nonsi station to Thanon Jan on Chan Street.

Unlike Western massage, massage in Thailand is more focused, slowly moving to the head after starting on the feet. The experts will massage with rhythm - a massage technique helps the body relax and regulate energy. Strongly pressure or gentle massage is applied through the energy flow in the body. Visitors will want to come back for the second time.

Body massage in Pattaya

Many tourists joke that the experience of having massage in Thailand can happen in two ways: healthy massage and "tired" massage. To help you choose the right massage method, you will be asked about health condition when going to the massage centre. Each massage will last from 30 to 45 minutes. After the massage is completed you can rest for a few minutes (about 5 minutes, then the massage staff will wake you up). Before leaving, you can enjoy a cup of hot tea or cocktail.

The best spa services to take a massage course in Thailand

Away Spa

Away Spa is the most modern massage spa in Bangkok. Located in W Hotel, Away Spa offers massage treatments, facials and beauty treatments in a modern, advanced and private environment.

Are you wondering what privacy means? In the VIP double treatment room, you can choose the light and colour you prefer. Then the room will be full in the colour you have chosen, creating your ideal space. The spa is also uniquely decorated as a hot tub. There is also a separate lounge for beauty treatments such as manicures and salons.

Try the 5-hour Away Re-Charge Escape Metamorphosis package with all the spa's exclusive treatments. Just sit back and relax while doing exfoliating, body and facial massage!

Located on the 6th floor of W Hotel, Away Spa is always one of the most bustling spas in Bangkok, so you should make a reservation before going! But remember that if you want to cancel your reservation, do it 24 hours in advance, or you will have to pay the charge.

- Address: 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand

- Area: Silom

- Opening hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm daily

- Nearest station: Silom Station

Como Shambala Spa

Providing a perfect combination of all the best Asian massage techniques, Como Shambala Spa, located in the Metropolitan Hotel, is also one of the top choices of luxury spas in Bangkok.

There are 10 rooms beautifully decorated and completely different. From space to service, Como Shambala promises to bring you "out of the bustling metropolis", to the nature in the heart of Bangkok.

Como Shambala is also proud to have a ton of services such as lymphatic drainage massage, weight loss, and anti-ageing skincare. The products used are all high-class and quality products, without toxic ingredients such as silicon or colouring, aromatic cosmetics.

The spa also allows loyal customers to adjust the service according to their requirements and preferences, ensuring nothing but comfort during the treatment. The most recommended service here is the exclusive Shambala Massage, which helps us relieve stiffness and stress due to our daily routine.

The facial treatment service here is also quite good, which help you get rid of all the stress with the acupuncture technique used in some therapies.

But you must remember that Como Shambala only accepts reservations! Reservations can be completed on their website, so hurry up as the spa is always full!

- Address: 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

- Area: Sathorn

- Opening hours: Reservations are only accepted

- Nearest station: Lumpini Station

AKA Forever Young

In AKA Forever Young, you can walk in an artificial cave with imported Himalayan salt for the exclusive Himalayan Salt Cave treatment. The Himalayan Salt Cave can help you get rid of dust and some other contaminants in your lungs, clean your entire respiratory system, as well as soothe muscle aches. The spa has served many guests come here in hopes of alleviating ailments such as asthma, allergies and even insomnia.

AKA Forever Young also has organic therapy services such as facials and Reiki Massage (Japanese massage techniques to relieve stress). And they also offer massage classes on Reiki Massage!

- Address: 39 / 10-15 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Klong Toey Nua, Wattana

- Area: Klong Toey Nua, Wattana

- Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

- Nearest station: Sukhumvit Station

One Sand Bath Therapy

Can you imagine how it would be like to be buried under sand at 55 degrees Celsius? One Sand Bath Therapy will give you that unique experience. The service is quite new, the spa has imported sand in the volcano of Japan and uses exclusive Sand Bath treatment from Japan to give you a unique experience.

A piece of information about Japanese volcanic sands: It is known that a small humble has over 50 types of vitamins and minerals, which help improve your whole body, namely the immune system, blood circulation and even reduce the signs of ageing. Besides, the sand is kept at 55 degrees Celsius, but you should not stay in the sand for more than 20 minutes. Staff will always check the circuit to determine a suitable time for your body. One course is equivalent to 1.5 hours of serious exercise.

One Bath Sand Therapy also offers other spa services, such as Traditional Thai Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Massage… This exclusive sand bath is quite prominent and is always required to book at least 2 days in advance, so if you want to try it, you should book it early!

- Address: 40 Soi Sringarindra 65, Khwaeng Nong Bon, Khet Prawet, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

- Area: NongBon

- Opening hours: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm daily

- Nearest station: Bangna Station

I.SAWAN Residential Spa & Club

I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club certainly tops this list in terms of size and facilities. With an area of over 7,000 m, this special spa will help you to enjoy the maximum time you want with great facilities such as gym, swimming pool, restaurant, tennis court, and sanatorium and even is accommodation!

With everything in such a place, it must be said that the facilities at this spa are perfect, along with a range of spa and massage service options, from facials to full-day spa packages.

The best treatments include Essence of I.Sawan (choose from three treatments including massages, body scrubs, body warmers and anti-ageing) and “Men On the Go” (30-minute intensive massaging to relieve stress).

- Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, 10330

- Area: Rajdamri

- Opening hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm daily

- Nearest station: Siam Station

Theta State Float Center

For those who want to find a special spa, do not want any touch of the staff or any human interaction, then Theta State Float Center is the first choice. Here you will enter a saltwater tank and float in the dark for about an hour or so. There is also a Floating Room for those who are afraid of enclosed space!

Floating in a resting pool relax your body to reduce stress. Also, this treatment helps to quickly recover injuries and muscle aches, as well as increase endorphins, helping you sleep better. You will be wearing earplugs in the treatment room to make sure you are not disturbed by outside noise during your treatment!

- Address: 88/1 24th Avenue Mall Soi Sukhumvit 24, Klong Ton

- Area: Klong Ton

- Opening hours: Open daily with the following periods: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

- Nearest station: Phrom Phong Station


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