Layover in Bangkok, get a Thai massage

You will feel harmonized in your body, mind and spirit

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Across the world today, almost every spa offer Thai massage treatment. From big and lavish spas in cities like London, Shanghai, Paris, and Seoul to small massage parlors on the streets, there’s almost a guarantee that Thai massage will be on the menu. However, there’s only one place you can truly experience the real traditional Thai massage and that is from the country where it came from.

What makes Thai massage different from others is that it is performed fully clothed for those who may not feel comfortable taking off their clothes but most importantly, it is done on a floor mat with the therapist using his/her hands, elbows, knees and feet to stretch your body. Think of it as yoga but instead of you doing the stretching yourself, there a therapist doing it for you.

The benefits of this yoga-like stretches include: loosening of joints, increases your range of motion, reduces anxiety, spasms and muscle tensions, improves blood circulation and mood and most importantly, helps you relax.

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No trip to Bangkok is complete without a Thai massage so here’s a list of the best Thai massage and spas in Bangkok