There are tens upon tens of massage centers, spas, and parlors all over Sukhumvit. While there are many people after massages with ‘extras’ there are those looking to get massaged in decent establishments. Today I shall tell you the types of massage in Sukhumvit plus where to get them with zero wandering fingers.
By reading this article, you shall be able to sort the good from the bad. With this, I mean a massage worth taking with your spouse or even parents.
If you are looking for kinky massage in Sukhumvit, see our article on such.
Let’s start with the type of massage in Sukhumvit.
Thai massage in Sukhumvit
Thai massage is probably the oldest massage in Thailand dating more than 2500 years ago. Through the centuries, Thai massage was considered as a branch of traditional Thai medicine.
When getting the massage, you will be fully clothed –usually with some loose pajamas top and trouser. Also, there is no lotion or oils used.
During the massage session, you will remain passive. The masseuse will guide you into various stretches as the compress and pull you along the sen lines of your body.
By the end of the massage you will be feeling loosed up and any aching muscles relieved.
Oil massage in Sukhumvit
Oil massage is typical all over Bangkok. Its categorized under Balinese massage which aims at calming and relaxing the body for better circulation.
During the massage, the masseuse will use oils to gently stroke and knead your skin. The type of oil will vary according to the establishment where you have the freedom to pick one that you like.
Here are the common massage oil used in Sukhumvit: Sesame oil, baby oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil and sweet almond oil.
Herbal ball hot compress massage
Herbal ball hot massage is often applied in conjunction with oil or Thai massage.
The massage entail use of unique blend often wrapped in muslin cloth, tied and heated before being placed on your skin.
By compressing the heat on the skin, your pores will open up allowing the skin to absorb the beneficial herbs.
The massage is meant to promote relaxation and speed up blood circulation. Herbal ball hot compress massage is also beneficial to those with sore muscles and joint pains with the herbs acting as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory property.
Here are the common herbs used in this kind of massage in Sukhumvit: Shikakai, ginger, Lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves and Tamarind.
One thing that distinguishes Swedish massage from other massage is its long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. The result is an increased level of oxygen in the blood, improved circulation and fewer toxins in the body.
With Swedish massage in Sukhumvit, your entire body relax and become more flexible. You can also get the massage customized to your specific needs.
Foot massage is not only widely available in Sukhumvit but other major world towns.
The aim of foot massage is relaxation. During the massage, the masseuse will apply oils and your feet from the toes up to the shins and the calves.
Reflexology massage in Sukhumvit
Reflexology massage is quite popular and not just in Sukhumvit. Its popularity stems from the fact that particular reflex on one’s feet and hands stimulates particular body organs and glands.
Besides the stimulation, reflexology massage has been known to relieve pain and increase blood circulation in corresponding areas.
A lot of reflexology massage customers say the massage ease stress and headaches and also provide pain relief to those who have arthritis.
Ayurvedic massage root from traditional Indian medicine. It’s believed to have led to the birth of Thai massage.
Ayurvedic massage treats the whole body physically, emotionally and mentally through touch. To do so, the massage used dosha oils chosen by the masseuse to suit individual customer.
Some of the technique used include kneading, squeezing, tapping and traditional strokes.
When combined with other Ayurvedic principles, this type of massage in Sukhumvit is designed to:
Detoxify and cleanse your body
Boost the client immune system
Keep healthy people healthier
Improve the wellbeing of those suffering medical conditions
Improve blood circulation
Rejuvenate, repair and increase the vitality of your body
Assist in deep relaxation.
A steam and scrub bath follows Ayurvedic massage.
Are you an athlete, professional or not, and want to get the best of your endeavors? Then you might want to consider sports massage. Not only does this massage enhance performance but it aids in recovery and prevent further injuries.
Not all parlors in Sukhumvit provide sports massage, but we have listed a few below.
In the massage menu, you might come across 4 hand massage. Like you are guessing, it involves two masseuses working in synchronized moves to bring even better effect to the client.
The massage makes it costly since the two masseuses must be compensated, but the good effect of the massage is more pronounced. Again, not all spas in Sukhumvit offer 4 hand massage but be sure to ask if it’s on the table whenever you visit one.
Avoiding naughty massage
There is a handful of kinky massage parlors in Sukhumvit. By ‘kinky’ we mean a massage with extras, e.g., a BJ with an oil massage.
If you want to enjoy your massage, then it is better not to walk into one.
There are a lot of massage clients who find themselves in the middle of the somewhat prostitution scene in Sukhumvit, and I would like to help you not become a victim.
If you want a decent massage other than from the spas in the list below, then you need to know how to spot and avoid the naughty establishment.
“Parlors” in Sukhumvit offering soapy, erotic, body to body, sex massage have similar characters. One is that there are some sexy dressed girls standing at the door to lure clients in. Their appearance also says a lot; a lot of neon lights with dancing girls.
Suggestive names, e.g., Love Teen Massage are there to give new customers a hint of what goes on inside.
Such kinky massage parlor in Sukhumvit also tend to cluster together, for instance, Sukhumvit Soi 33.
Lastly, rely on word of mouth on where to get ‘decent’ massage. You could check reviews of interested spas before scheduling a massage session.
Best places to get a massage in Sukhumvit
While there are a lot of places to get massages in Sukhumvit, the quality and setting vary. Here is a list of parlors to get a quality massage in Sukhumvit, an area considered as a tourist and expat hub in Bangkok.
The below parlors have been approved to be excellent with no whiff of erotic massage detected.
Yunomori Onsen & Spa
Yunomori Onsen is a Japanese spa where you will take a bath in healing water from the thermal spring of Wat Wangkanai aimed to detoxify your body.
After that, you have an option to choose which massage you want, aroma, herbal or traditional Thai massage. After your massage, you will get a body scrub.
Yunomori was the first authentic Japanese massage experience in Thailand and has remained true to that. Undoubtedly among the parlor for a relaxing and reinvigorating.
Address: 120/5 Sukhumvit 26 Alley
Open hours: 9 AM -12 AM
Call: +66 2 259 5778
Asia herb Association
Asia herb association is another professional massage parlor in Bangkok. From their competent masseuse to the interior décor of the shop one feel he is in for a treat even before the massage begins.
One outstanding thing about Asia herb is their ability to personalize a client massage. For example, you could ask the masseuse to pay attention to certain ailing body parts. They are quite expensive but one of the better massages in Sukhumvit.
The massages are great, and no one will hurry you out the door once your time is up.
Address: Phrom Phong, Sukhumvit 24 & 31
Open hour: MON-SUN 9 AM- 12 AM
Call: +66 2 392 3631
The Hive is a great parlor if you want luxury massage without having to go to a hotel. They offer a range of massage plus face and body treatment.
The spa has waitressing service, and when getting the massage, you can listen to music of choice.
Address: The Hive building, Soi 49/9 Sukhumvit 49
Open hours: Mon to Sun 10AM-8 PM
Call: +66 2 662 4348
Oasis spas are chain spas in Thailand with branches in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and Sukhumvit.
I suggest you get seaside sensation massage. It takes 5 hours and is a series of treats starting with Thai herbal steam, a dip in Aloe Vera and Lavender Body Scrub the two hours of massage and facial detoxification.
Address: 64 Sukhumvit 31 Rd, Phrom Phong
Open hours: Mon to Sun 10 AM- 10 PM
Call: +66 2262 2122
Footmaster spa is known as the place to go to Sukhumvit if you need reflexology massage.
Don’t get mistaken though. Footmaster also offers other types of massage such as Thai, 4 hands, Ba Guan, Gua Sha, herbal compress massage. Don’t forget to try out their ear-candling, milk bath, and foot cleansing.
Address: 12/1 Soi Sukhumvit 31 in Bangkok View Tower.
Open hours: Mon to Sun 10 AM – 11 PM
Call: +66 2 259 3441
Mandarin Ginger Spa
Mandarin Ginger spa offers a wide range of treatment using natural and organic products. These treatments range from Traditional Thai massage to hot oil, aromatherapy, sport and Swedish massage.
Also, check their body treatment and facial scrubs.
Address: 8 Sukhumvit Soi 59, Kongton Nua, Bangkok
Open hour: Mon to Sun 10 AM- 10 PM
Call: +66 2 714 1622
Divana Massage spa
Located in the heart of bustling Asok, Divana spa is a place for full retreat from the city. This has made it popular to those coming from a long flight with the aim of rejuvenating.
The spa not only offer massage therapy but also facial, scrubs, wraps and steam treatment. Quite expensive compared to other spas but the quality of care, service, and ambiance is undisputed.
Address: Asok, Sukhumvit 25
Open hours: Mon to Sun 11 AM- 11 PM
Call: +66 2 661 6784
Orchid Spa and Massage
Orchid spa provides an array of massage therapies and in an ambient environment. Some of the massages they offer include head massage, sports massage, Thai herbal massage, oil massage, body scrub, and spa package.
Address: 204/10-12 Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok
Open hour: Mon to Sun 10 AM – 11 PM
Call: +66 2 311 2899
While visiting spas in Sukhumvit is a great idea, some people find it more relaxing if they are massaged in their hotels or homes. If you are one of them, Thai has many girls ready to offer massage at a place of your comfort.
How about you give Thai Cupid a try. It’s an excellent way to meet beautiful Thai girls and is totally free. Be sure to ask if they offer massages in Sukhumvit so as not to create confusion. Regardless of where you get it, remember to share your experience with us.