Why are spa & massage in Thailand recognized throughout the world?
The main reasons are the following :


1. Thai massage has been heritaged from generation to generation with the unique body science that involve stretching and deep massage.
It is more energising and rigorious than classic forms of massage. It is talked to be energising and relaxing massage.

2. Reasonable price is also an incentive for tourists as well as Thai people themselves. It ranges from 200 Baht per hour at massage shops in the street.

3. The skills of the practitioners across the country from small massage shop in the city to massage and therapy staff in 5-star hotels.
Some have been trained by previous generation, by local institutes such as Wat Po or by massage and spa institutes.

4. The excellent service and hospitality of Thai people impresses tourists is also an important factor.

5. The combination of traditional and modern massage and therapy with the science from ancient time and the innovative technology enable massage and spa industry advanced in body science and provide great value for massage and spa goers.

6. The distinctive characteristics of Thailand beautiful and relaxing tropical landscape are therapeutic for the mind.

7. Natural spa products are made from natural ingredients in particular a variety of unique local herbs that can be found in the country.


Spa
Spa in Bangkok
Spa in Pattaya
Spa and massage has been on 'to do list' when visiting Thailand thanks to the ancient knowledge of massage that has been heritaged over centuries and those that have been combined with more modern approaches. The gentle nature of the Thais is unquestionable. Pattaya is one of the destinations that cater a various types of massage and spa. Treatments range from one-hour to a full day and it can be tailored to focus on one area or to be more holistic at competitive prices. Whether you prefer luxurious atmosphere in a hotel, in garden settings, beachfront surroundings or just modest massage shops, Pattaya has all to offer.
Types of the Spa
1. Hotel and Resort Spa :
Hotel and Resort Spa can be found at hotels or resorts. Most of them are located at major tourist destinations and their staff are well-trained. Treatments and facilities vary such as traditional massage, modern massage, aesthetic massage, stress massage, reflexology as well as scrub, wrap and wax. Complemented spa facilities are available at some resort such as sauna and steam room. Some of them also offer their own branded spa product to use in the treatment and/or available for takeaway.

2. Destination Spa :
Destination Spa provides individual services to help spa-goers to develop healthy lifestyle. The comprehensive programmes may include spa services, healthy cuisine, wellness education, physical fitness activities or other special interest activities. Some might require a longer stay so that the spa goers can get the full benefits of the programme. Historically, this type of spa were located at the natural resources such as hot spring.

3. Medical Spa :
Medical Spa is a natural spa treatment used in conjunction with medical consultations. Programme of treatment and health care are provided by specialists. The services includes laser treatment, acupuncture, treatments for depression, headaches, sleeping disorders and weight management. The programme can be part-time or full-time.

4. Day Spa or City Spa :
Day Spa or City Spa is located in the centre of major cities with convenient and easy access and no accommodation provided. Some treatments are as short as 30 minutes to serve as a day break for business people or those who have less time. Some may provide only basic body treatments and aesthetic services and others may include alternative therapy and international treatments.

5. Mineral Spring Spa :
Mineral Spring Spa offers natural mineral spring or hot springs which helps balancing the body's PH level, increasing blood circulation, cell regeneration. A lot of them are located at the natural hot spring.

6. Club Spa (Fitness / Health Club) :
Club Spa offers services that focuses on strong body for those whose primarily purpose is fitness. There are also massage services, yoga, steam room, sauna, hot and cold jacuzzi available on the premise but does not include accommodation.

7. Home Spa :
Home Spa is a spa service delivered at clients' own home by trainer or therapists.
Massage
Massage in Bangkok
Massage in Pattaya
Spa and massage has been on 'to do list' when visiting Thailand thanks to the ancient knowledge of massage that has been heritaged over centuries and those that have been combined with more modern approaches. The gentle nature of the Thais is unquestionable. Pattaya is one of the destinations that cater a various types of massage and spa. Treatments range from one-hour to a full day and it can be tailored to focus on one area or to be more holistic at competitive prices. Whether you prefer luxurious atmosphere in a hotel, in garden settings, beachfront surroundings or just modest massage shops, Pattaya has all to offer.
Types of Thai massage
1. Oil Massage :
Body massage using oils extracted from nature such as coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, almond oil and sesame oil. Some can be used alone or in combination. There is a host of benefits of oil massage such as facilitating better sleep, improving the complexion of skin, nourishing tissues, keeping the joints flexible, improving circulation, relieving fatigue and improve stamina, calming the nerves as well as helping effective elimination of toxins.

2. Thai Massage :
A type of massage involving stretching and deep massage. It is normally performed on the floor. No oil is used in the massage. The practitioners perform using some moves of yoga. It also includes rhythmic pressing with practitioner's hands, fingers, elbow or knee and stretching of the body such as cracking the knuckles, pulling fingers, toes, ears or walking on the recipient's back. The massage is said to be energising and relaxing.

3. Reflexology :
Reflexology is a type of massage applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific fingers and techniques. Lotion or oil are not used. The massage is based on the system of zones and reflex areas in the feet, hands as well as ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland of the body. It helps pain reduction, relieve tension, rejuvenate tired feet, improve blood flow.

4. Hot Stone Massage :
The massage uses heated, smooth stones placed and left directly on certain points on your body such as spine, palms or belly or on the towel that is place on your body. It loosens tight, stressed muscles and balance energy within the body. Various sizes and shapes of the stone are used.

5. Deep Tissue Massage :
Using pressure on the deep layers of muscle and issue, deep tissue massage helps relieve pains or chronically tight muscles, postural problems or repetitive strain. Massage receiver might feel discomfort during the massage or sore 1 or 2 days after.

6. Sport Massage :
Designed for people who practice physical activity, sport massage does not only include athlete but also those who are active and work out often. This type of massage focuses on preventing, treating injuries and enhancing performance by loosening muscles and increasing flexibility.

7. Shiatsu :
Shiatsu, a form of Japanese bodywork, uses fingers, thumbs and palms to give pressure in rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. Each point is pressed for 2 to 8 seconds. The techniques used are brushing, vibrating, rolling and grasping.

8. Aromatherapy Massage :
Aromatherapy massage uses an addition of one or more scented plant oils or essential oils. The oils help relaxing, balancing, stress reducing or energising. The most common oils used is lavender oil.
Spa & Massage Shop
Spa & Massage Products
Spa & Massage Products
There are a plenty of spa and massage shops located throughout Pattaya. Some local spa are located in individual shops. There are also some spa chains located in hotels and resorts and some spa brands or chains stand on its own. Treatments are available both individually and package varied in length of time.
Examples of Spa Treatments
Facial :
Facial is a treatment to promote clean, exfoliate and nourish the facial skin by using various products.

Massage :
Massage can be performed on different parts of the body such as face, body, hand and feet. Different types of massage vary by each spa. Some are specialised in some types of massage. Some only offer basic ones.

Body Wrap :
Hot linens, plastic sheets, mud wrap, algae, seaweed or clay are often used to wrapped around the body. Each type of product provide different benefits such as detox, softening, moisterising or hydrating.

Scrub :
Scrub is used to exfoliate the skin. Most of body scrubs contain exfoliant, oil and fragrance. Some have skin-nourishing ingredients and chemical exfoliants such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).

Waxing :
Waxing is a treatment of removing hair by hot wax. this method is semi-permanent. New hair will not grow in the waxed areas for 2 to 8 weeks. It can be done on the different parts of the body such as eyebrows, face, bikini area, chest, back, legs and arms.

Manicure and Pedicure :
Nail treatment for hands and feet. The treatments are various such as aromatic salt rub, hot towel wrap, hydrating mask, hot stone massage or paraffin dip.

Bathing :
Bathing treatment is the immersion of the body in fluid such as water, chocolate, mud, hot spring, hot tub and the popular milk bath.

Aromatherapy :
With the use of essential oil which is extracted from scented herbs such as lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, aromatherapy's normal modes of application include aerial diffusion, direct inhalation and topical applications in massage, baths or compresses. Materials used in this treatments include essential oils, absolutes, infusions, carrier oils, vaporisers, herbal distillates and phytoncides.

Personal Training :
Some spas also offer personal training for those who are interested in practicing exercise for total health or specific part of the body.

Body Detox :
Detox is to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments.
Search Location
Map of Pattaya
Pattaya Hotel Spa
Spa Name : Aromavera Spa
Location : North Pattaya
Tel. : 038-414-616 to 26
Spa Name : Devarana Spa
Location : Central Pattaya
Tel. : 038-425-611
Spa Name : The Lotus
Spa of Siam
Location : Central Pattaya
Tel. : 038-428-678
Spa Name : Chaan Spa &
Massage
Location : North Pattaya
Tel. : 038-720-465
Ext. 168
Spa Name : Samutra Spa
Location : Bangsaen Beach
Tel. : 038-386-275 to 6
Spa & Massage Shop
Location : North Pattaya
Tel. : 038-371-473 to 7
Location : North Pattaya
Tel. : 038-488-591
Location : Central Pattaya
Tel. : 038-361-962 to 3
Location : Jomtien Beach
Tel. : 038-364-070