One of the most soothing things to do when visiting Thailand is getting an authentic Thai massage.
Traveling can sometimes get to be a bit stressful so it is important to take some time to relax. The best way to melt away that stress and relieve those sore muscles is by indulging yourself with a relaxing Thai massage.
There are plenty of options for getting a Thai massage in Phuket, but there are four options that are the most pleasurable and most unique paths to take.
Luxurious Spa Massage
The most popular, and by far the most tranquil option to choose, is to pamper yourself in a luxurious spa. There are quite a few luxury spas to choose from, but the most popular spa in Phuket is Coqoon at Indigo Pearl.
The spa has 8 lavish treatment rooms nestled in the midst of tropical gardens and a lush rainforest. A must-try feature of the spa is ‘The Nest’, a luxurious spa suite that is suspended in midair and is only accessible by a flying bridge. Try getting that in an average spa.
At the end of the day, there is no substitute for complete opulence while getting a massage.
Another option for getting an authentic Thai massage is located directly on one of the beautiful beaches in Phuket. Imagine lying on the white powdery sand while the waves from the sea slowly crash upon the beach as you receive a relaxing massage. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
There are several varieties for this type of massage. They can range from independent masseuses that walk up and down the beach carrying small mats, to small massage huts set up directly on the beach.
These types of massage are geared specifically for tourists that are sunbathing, and they generally cost only a couple hundred of Baht. The only downside is that you might end up with sand stuck in all of the wrong places.
The most common place to find beachside Thai massages are located along Patong Beach. You can also get manicures, pedicures, and even hair braiding if you desire it.
At Home Service Massage
For individuals that just want to enjoy utter relaxation with all of the benefits of having complete privacy, at-home massage service is the way to go.
This type of service is great for busy travelers that are on business trip and that don’t have much time to go out, or are simply too tired to leave their hotel rooms.
At-home services can be arranged by most hotels reception desks, and they generally cost a bit more than a traditional massage in a spa because of the transportation costs of the masseuses.
Massage from the Blind
A massage technique that has been gaining a lot of favor in Asia lately is blind massage. The best place to get a blind massage is at the Blind Thai Massagers Club in Phuket town.
At this spa, guests can be pampered with a traditional Thai massage given by a local Thai that is completely blind. For many people that are born blind, there are very few ways for them to make money, and giving massages is a great way for them to help make money to support their families.
Regardless of which route you take, getting an authentic Thai massage in Phuket will definitely be one of the highlights of your trip.